ADVICE & PLANNING

23 ways to impress your guests
Brilliant reception ideas for food, drinks and just plain fun

A match made in heaven?
How to choose your wedding vendors

A well-planned wedding
Get expert advice for planning a perfect, stress-free celebration

Ask the Expert
Answers to your top wedding planning questions

Avoiding bridal burnout
Look and feel refreshed, relaxed and radiant for your big event

Been there, done that
Real brides share wedding-day advice

Bridal fairs
What to know before you go

Bride’s emergency kit
Save yourself from little mishaps

The ceremony
Creating a unique celebration of unity

Dear Samantha...
Dos and Dont's for the 'I Do' crowd

Get grooming!
Some ‘groomable’ ideas for guys to jump at

Going to the chapel
A few cute 'chapels of love' - all worth singing praise

Having an 'off day'?
The benefits of a non-Saturday wedding date

I do... over
Recent brides share what went right and what they'd do differently

Keepsakes
Preserving your gown, cake, flowers and photos

Location, location, location...
Some dos and donts when choosing a reception site

Morning glory
Fun, festive, even formal: a brunch reception can have it all

Murphy’s law weddings
When the unplanned throws itself in your face

Nice day for a green wedding
Eco-chic ideas for your big day

Outdoor weddings
Plan well and don't let Mother Nature spoil the fun

Second weddings
Plan a first-class wedding, the second time around

Site savvy
How to choose a reception site for your wedding

Sticky situations
15 common wedding issues and how to solve them

Taking the 'maid' out of bridesmaid
Keep your friends around for your first anniversary

Tipping your vendors
Who to tip and how much? Here's a handy guide

Vows that wow
Pen the ultimate personal statement of your commitment

Wedding crunch time
Pull off a stylish wedding with these fast-forward planning tips

Wise words
Helpful tips for choosing vendors and venues

Work the room
Face time for everyone on your special day

You just got engaged... now what?
The top things you need to do after saying 'Yes!'

Your perfect day, under the big tent
Rentals can make or break the best-laid wedding plans

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ASK THE EXPERT

Answers your your top questions about wedding cakes

Answers your your top questions about wedding flowers

Answers to your top wedding planning questions

Finding the right ring

Honoring mom
Want to do something special for your mom on the big day?

Local flavor
Showcase Alaska's cuisine in your reception menu

Memorable music
Creative ideas for your reception music

Tented affairs
Ways to make your tent decor classy and memorable

Money and marriage
For future happiness, get a financial game plan

The perfect honeymoon – for both of you

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APPAREL, RINGS & ACCESSORIES

Ask the expert
Answers to your top questions about bridal dresses

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Answers to your top questions about formal wear & tuxedos

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Find the right ring

Fanciful frocks
The latest gowns are exploding with drama and diversity

From head to toe
Complete your look with stylish hair accessories and shoes

Non-strapless knockouts
Chic, show-stopping alternatives to strapless dresses

The perfect fit
Match your wedding dress to your body type

Pretty maids
Dresses your bridesmaids just might want to wear again

Wedding belles
The latest gowns are exploding with drama and diversity

With this ring
What's hot when tying the knot

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CAKES

Ask the Experts
Answers your your top questions about wedding cakes

Choosing your wedding cake
Planning tips and inspirational ideas

Fondant fantasies and butter cream dreams
Alaska's wedding cake experts let the cake celebrate you

Sweet seasons
Four creative ideas for season-inspired cakes

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DECOR

A magical makeover for your venue
High impact (and low cost) ways to make an ordinary space extraordinary

Details, details
Special touches to make your wedding stand out

Set the mood
The right lighting can dramatically transform a reception space

Tented affairs
Ways to make your tent decor classy and memorable

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ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC

Children at weddings
Making sure the smallest guests feel welcome too

Entertaining your out-of-town guests
Thoughtful touches for a memorable stay

Good reception
Build a playlist that will make your post-wedding party a success

Guest greetings
Ideas to welcome your out-of-town guests

Memorable music
Creative ideas for your reception music

Musical memories
Get that party started with the perfect mix of music

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FINANCES

Budgeting bride
Smart planning ideas and money-saving tips

Marriage and money
Prevent financial obstacles to your future happiness

Money and marriage
For future happiness, get a financial game plan

Post-wedding palace
Your financial keys to home ownership

Wedding insurance
From calamities to cold feet - cover yourself

Who pays for what?

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FLOWERS

Ask the Experts
Answers your your top questions about wedding flowers

Choosing your bouquet
Planning tips and inspirational ideas

Harmonious hues
Check out these beautiful bouquets with colorful cohesion

Melodious mixes
Classy, cohesive color schemes for bouquets

For the love of peonies
These late summer bloomers are an Alaskan exclusive

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FOOD & DRINK

Appetizing ideas
Four seasons, four fabulous appetizers

Ask the Experts
Answers your your top questions about wedding cakes

Eat, drink and be married
Find a caterer who can dish up exactly what you're craving

How sweet it is!
Wow your guests with a candy or dessert table

Local flavor
Showcase Alaska's cuisine in your reception menu

Savor the day
A look at what's hot in wedding fare

Scene-stealing cuisine
New rule for wedding fare: There are no rules.

Serving in style
Dishing out unique reception foods

Signature Sips
9 refreshing drinks to kick off that celebration

Wines uncorked
A barrel of expertise for choosing wines for your wedding

Your caterer: What to ask

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GIFTS & FAVORS

Favors
Great ideas for treating your guests

Gifts to give each other
Don't forget about that most special someone on your list

Got gifts?
Ideas for great bridesmaids’ gifts

Honoring mom
Want to do something special for your mom on the big day?

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Be happy!
Some tips to help relieve stress and anxiety

Beauty & the bride
How to avoid wedding-day makeup meltdown

Beauty countdown
A six-month planner for getting gorgeous

Mr. & Mrs. Fit
Smart ways to get in shape for the big day, and beyond

Smile for the camera!
Check out these smile-worthy cosmetic dentistry options

Vow to wow
Shape-up secrets for a fit and fabulous bride

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HONEYMOON

A room with a view (and more)
Romantic rooms for your first night as husband and wife

Alaska honeymoons are for lovers
Close-to-home destinations that feel worlds away

Ask the expert
The perfect honeymoon – for both of you

Honeymoon in style... without going broke
Tips on how to make almost any honeymoon more affordable

Honeymoon hot spots
Choose a getaway that matches your personality

Honeymoon insider tips

Hot honeymoon: Cruising Mexico

INSPIRATION

23 ways to impress your guests
Brilliant reception ideas for food, drinks and just plain fun

50 ways to personalize your day
Great ideas to help make your celebration personal and memorable

Backless Beauties
Consider a gown with a dramatic back

Best bridal buys
Get inspired by these stunning steals - all under $100

Celebrating 10 years
Steal some of our favorite wedding ideas from the last decade

Fanciful frocks
The latest gowns are exploding with drama and diversity

Garden charm
Plan a springtime wedding full of sweet and cheery details

Gatsby glamour
Bring dazzling 1920s style to your wedding day

Get inspired!
Use these inspiration boards to find hot wedding-day hues

Harmonious hues
Check out these beautiful bouquets with colorful cohesion

Winter wonderland
Capture the magic of the season with wondrous accents

Tables for every season
Decor cues from winter, spring, summer, fall

Twist on tradition
Put your own spin on those old themes

What's in
Alaska's guide to all things current in weddings and receptions

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PARTIES & SHOWERS

Hit the showers!
Fun and inventive themes for the bridal shower

Sophisticated soirees
Prenuptial partying for the refined bachelorette

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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

A video for a lifetime
A beginner's guide to wedding videography

Ask the expert
Answers to your top questions about wedding photography

Engaging moments
Local pros share tips for engagement photo success

Hot shots
Make your wedding day photos memorable

Instant replay
Videography captures the sights, sounds and emotion

The photographer's wish list
Alaska wedding photographers share their wedding photo secrets

Photography mythology
Demystifying five wedding photography myths

Your wedding photographer
How to get the wedding photos of your dreams