Should we have beverage service before the ceremony?

Should we have beverage service before the ceremony?

Many may be surprised to see this question … as surprised as I was the first time a prospective bride and groom asked what I thought about serving alcoholic beverages to their guests before the exchange of vows. My response was, “Why?” And they responded, “Well, it’s...
Should we include our dog in the wedding activities?

Should we include our dog in the wedding activities?

Photo Brendan Bullock Some may scoff at this question as pure folly, while others may ask themselves, “What a dumb question … of course!” But no matter where your answer may fall across the spectrum, seemingly everyone has a very strong opinion. My wife and I received...
Are personal notes important?

Are personal notes important?

In today’s world of “instant” everything, when you can send information to anyone from any of your mobile devices, I would like to propose that a custom  from the past should be maintained, not sacrificed to the world of “instant”… and that is the art of the personal,...
How to tie a bowtie

How to tie a bowtie

Photo by Angie Devenney Photography Do you think bowties have come back into fashion? This year, more than ever, we witnessed a higher percentage of bow ties sported by male attendees than at any other time in the past 20 years. I don’t know that there is a logical...