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 The new version of the website narrows its focus on the most popular sections according to traffic reports of our visitors and our member brides... the food related sections that profile our vendors who have event facilities for and/or cater. 

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Engagement Etiquette
Share the excitement. And get off to the right start with your future family.
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Stepmother of the Bride
A Birmingham Bride-to-Be asks, "What is the role of a stepmother, who is not close to the bride and has standing issues with the mother of the bride?
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Creating a Wedding Program

As you begin to finalize details for your wedding ceremony, you will want to make sure to put "making a wedding ceremony program" on your to-do list.


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Avoiding Bridezilla Syndrome

Let's be honest: there are certain things that you do not want as part of your big day, and there are also certain things that you must have to make the day perfect. Does that make you a Bridezilla? Sort of...


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Your Top Etiquette Questions

Discover quick answers to several frequently-asked wedding questions.

By Caitlin L. Cornelison, BirminghamBrides.com


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Managing the Guest List

Making out a guest list for your wedding can be a difficult, emotionally draining task for the bride and groom, as well as their families.


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Naming Your Maid Of Honor
Choosing your Maid (or Matron) of Honor is a decision that can involve stress, tears, miscommunication and many hurt feelings.
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Wedding Speech Etiquette

The idea of making a wedding toast can make the entire wedding party want to throw back a few too many glasses of champagne. But showing up prepared will help you deliver a speech that will be treasured by the bride and groom forever.


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Making the Right Decision

Looking back on the most special day of their lives, many brides have regretted their choice of maid of honor once the wedding was over.


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To See Or Not To See

Is it really bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding?


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Saving the Day

You have an amazing vision of what your wedding day should be, and by hiring a personal bridal assistant you are ensuring that your unique vision will become a reality.


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Ask an Expert: Elopement Reception Gifts
My groom and I eloped but are going to have a reception with family and friends. Is it proper to include a card of where I am registered with the invitation to the reception?
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Writing Wedding Vows

Writing your own personalized wedding vows can be quite challenging, but it's not nearly as hard as it looks.


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Proper Planning
Make your wedding plans just as you will all the other life decisions ahead—together. And determining who pays and who is invited calls for communication and compromise.
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Bridal Luncheon
Bridal Luncheon At this girls only event, the bridesmaids are the center of attention. And it is a time for the bride to honor them and show appreciation for all they have done for her and her wedding.
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Rehearsal Dinner or Party
The big night before the big day includes a rehearsal dinner or party.
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Entertaining Notes

Spring is in the air and wedding season is upon us, which brings up a very important question...

By Susan Mason
B&A Warehouse


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Tipping Guidelines for Weddings

Who do I tip after the wedding?

By Meghan E. Cease
M. Elizabeth Events


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Booking a Photographer or Videographer - How Many Hours?

How many hours should you book your photographer and videographer? 

By: Meghan E. Cease, M. Elizabeth Events


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Wedding Vendors: Picking Your All-Star Team

There are dozens of talented wedding vendors in your area...how do you know which ones to book for your wedding day?

By: Meghan Cease, M. Elizabeth Events


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Congratulations You're Engaged! Now What?

Dozens of engagements happen over the holiday season.  Have you gotten engaged recently?  Are you wondering where to start in your wedding planning?  Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events helps you set your priorities as a member of the newly engaged community.


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Cost Conscious

Let's face it, weddings are expensive. Have you made sure your wedding funds are maximized correctly?

By: Meghan Cease, M. Elizabeth Events


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Bridal Show Tips

Bridal shows are one of the best ways to get ideas and locate vendors for your wedding because they connect you to a variety of vendors all under one roof.  Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events shares tips on how to make the most out of your visit to a bridal show.


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Reception Styles: Pros and Cons

Did you know that there are many different options to explore when picking how to serve your reception meal?

By: Meghan Cease, M. Elizabeth Events


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Easy Ways to Cut Down Your Budget

There are many ways to pinch those pennies, but the key to having that fabulous wedding is knowing where to spend and where to save.

By: Meghan Cease, M. Elizabeth Events


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Prioritizing Your Wedding Vendors

What areas of your wedding are most important to you as a couple?

By: Meghan Cease, M. Elizabeth Events


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Thank You Note Tips

Here, we’ve compiled some helpful tips to help you smoothly navigate the thank you note experience.


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Something Old

In this part of the old wedding adage, you are remembering how your past shaped who you are today.

By Caitlin L. Cornelison, BirminghamBrides.com


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Something New

While Something Old acknowledges your past, Something New expresses optimism for the future.

By Caitlin L. Cornelison, BirminghamBrides.com


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Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed represents borrowed happiness from a married couple.

By Caitlin L. Cornelison, BirminghamBrides.com


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Something Blue

Blue represents good luck, love, and fidelity for your marriage.

By Caitlin L. Cornelison, BirminghamBrides.com


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