Category Archives: Style

caticonslite_bm_altOCD Wedding Disasters: The Hunt for the Perfect Place-Settings

A few weeks ago, a co-worker announced her engagement and plans to move with her finance to New York City. She’d already decided that in spite of the East Coast move, the wedding would take place in California gold country … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altOld School Celebrities Who Started the Wedding Madness

Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier of Monaco • 12 carat diamond ring • Veil hand-embroidered with thousands of seed pearls * Reality Check: Doublewhammy Hollywood Royalty + Real Royalty Get married at Grace Cathedral and host a “To Catch a … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altWedding Styles and Case Studies: Drink the Sane Bride Punch

If we’ve done our job, you’re about to sip the Sane Bride punch. Truth be told, it’s actually closer to a spiked raspberry lemonade and it is delicious. In hopes that we have managed to convince some of you to maximize your … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altHow to Choose Your Wedding Style

By now, you’re probably exhausted from paring down your guest list and you’ve come to terms with your realistic “I’m not a celebrity” budget. You’ve gleefully and nervously accepted the fact that you don’t have to spend a lot of money, but … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altSometimes More Than One Reception is the Best Answer

Ours is a transient society. Sure there are plenty of us who don’t move too far from home, but others are transplants thousands of miles away who develop their own families of close friends and neighbors. These are the people you call … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altWedding Styles: House Party Themes

French Cafe Style Make an assortment of veggie and meat-lovers quiches in advance and chill them. Quiche is incredibly easy to make, inexpensive, filling and delicious. Buy some tasty baguettes from Acme and round out the meal with a simple green salad. … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Wedding Location: Fun & Funky

What is the Bay Area if not fun and funky. If we had a dollar for every time our Midwestern relatives told us how “funky” California is… well, you get the idea. From a bowling alley with million-dollar views of the ocean … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altHow to Choose Your Wedding Location

Everyone says location first, but is this really such a great idea? Until you really know your style and have a good idea of the guest list, it doesn’t make sense to rush and pick an inappropriate and expensive location. Now that … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altA Wedding Story: What the Extras Really Cost

Sangita spent months selecting just the right shade of beige for her engraved wedding invitations. At her fiancé’s suggestion of laser-printed address labels, she gasped in horror. Instead she asked a family friend skilled in calligraphy to address the invitations. Sangita proudly … Continue reading

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caticonslite_bm_altAccept the Fact That You’re Not Planning a Celebrity Wedding

Reading about celebrity weddings is one thing (believe me, we read Us Weekly like the rest of you), but trying to live up to them is quite another. If we want to point the finger at celebs, then let’s do … Continue reading

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