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Reception Ideas

Get Ready for 2010!

We know, we know, 2009 is just hitting its stride. But, if you’re newly engaged and planning a wedding for 2010, you need to start planning now! Start your wedding brainstorming by checking out some top trends for 2010, including ...

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Glassware Art

Don’t drink out of just any glass at your wedding! Take a sip of bubbly from the “Something Blue” glass (at right) from DesignsByLolita.com. Each hand-painted glass is adorned with a garter, blue flowers and pearl detailing. On the bottom ...

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Inspiration Galleries

Looking for ideas for your wedding? Look no further than the inspiration galleries on SoMdWeddings.com. You’ll find pictures of cakes, hairstyles, gowns, flowers and other wedding day details. We’re in the process of adding tons of pictures by local photographers ...

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Stocking the Bar

Planning the drinks for your wedding but not sure how much wine, beer, liquor and soda to have on hand? Know your guests — Do they love martinis? Are they wine drinkers? Are they not drinkers at all? — and ...

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Local Wedding Trends

As part of its annual Wedding Week package, The Washington Post talked to D.C. wedding planner Laura Weatherly of Engaging Affairs and her associates. They dished on the trends they’re seeing (like, dresses with more embellishment and structural details than ...

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Get Inspired!

When I was planning my wedding, nothing inspired me more than other weddings. We took ideas from all the weddings we went to in the year before we were married. If you need inspiration, Read through the weddings in the ...

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A Pile of Wishes

There are lots of guest book alternatives out there, but I’d never seen anything like this: a wish jar. Choose your vessel — various shaped jars, chests or birdcages, to name a few — your note card style and envelope ...

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Fall blooms

You’ve heard it before: if you want to save money on flowers, use in-season blooms. If you’re planning a fall wedding, you might think your choices are limited by the time of year. Luckily, you’re wrong! Lots of colorful flowers ...

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No-play list

When my husband and I got married, we forbid the DJ from playing three songs: “The Macarena,” “The Chicken Dance” and “The Cha-Cha Slide.” (“The Electric Slide” was allowed because I love it.) Looking back, I probably would have added ...

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Location, location, location

It’s true in real estate, and it’s true in wedding planning. You can say a lot about the tone, style and theme of your wedding by the location you choose. Southern Maryland brides are lucky — there are so many ...

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