Uncovering Popular & Uncanny Wedding Traditions From Ireland To Japan

By: Keely Coxon

The other day, I found myself flipping nonchalantly through a wedding book, as do many writers of my job description during their spare time (hey, we have to come up with article ideas somehow!). Mid-flip on one page, a funny-looking rhyme caught my eye, and proceeded to snare me into reading the ensuing two paragraphs under it. What, pray tell, was this interesting little ditty about? A peculiar wedding myth from Ireland, regarding the “proper” days of the week to get married on. It went a little like, “Monday through Thursday is great, but if you get married on Friday or... [Read More]


A Guide To Wedding Stationery, From Invites To Thank-You Cards

By: Keely Coxon

Now here’s a quick question: what is the most important part of planning a wedding? If you answered choosing a venue, finding your perfect dress or something along those lines, you’re partly right, but the correct answer is something that is often overlooked-- your wedding correspondence, which includes, but is not limited to, announcements (also known as “invitations”) and thank-you notes. Oooh riiiight, that stuff…
Before you go, “Pshhh! Come on, that’s the easy part!&rdq... [Read More]


Exploring The Recent Trend Of Multiple Bridal Showers

By: Keely Coxon

Back in the day, wedding showers were meant to provide a young bride-to-be with the necessities of everyday married life, and to “shower” her in wisdom from those who’ve been married, and have made it work. Then, at some point during the eighteenth or nineteenth century, these once-informal get-togethers became full-scale girlie soirees, complete with decorations, catering and matrimonial festivities. But what we’re here to examine today is the rising popularity of a certain bridal shower technique, the “multiple shower.”

Now, everyone knows that ... [Read More]


A Professional Opinion On How To Create A Guest List

By: Keely Coxon

So, the day has come that you’ve decided to get married. You’re probably happy enough right now to seriously consider running to the top of Mount Olympus and start calling out to everyone, just to let them know how in love you are...right? That’s cool, but before you go heralding all of Utah to your ceremony, take a step back and read on, because there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding who to invite to your wedding… and who to not.
As young adults begin the transition to full adult l... [Read More]


Guide To Selecting A Wedding Ceremony ( And Reception) Venue

By: Keely Coxon

Let's get right to it – the venue of your wedding ceremony and reception will probably be the one of the most determinant factors in every other detail of your big day, from your catering to your floral selections and even your dress. Therefore, as things always seem to go, it is also pretty much guaranteed to be one of the most stressful decisions of the wedding planning process. Today's choices of venue are nearly infinite in number, which, although nice if you know exactly what you want, typically just ends up stressing the bride- and groom-to-be eve... [Read More]


Some Helpful Hints For Designing A Seasonally Appropriate Cake

By: Keely Coxon

Leaves, polka dots and flowers…oh my! When it comes to incorporating the wedding season into your cake décor, the limit is the sky. From chocolate leaves to meringue flowers and whimsical spots, season-themed cakes have never been more imaginative than they are right now. 
To begin, let’s get one thing out on the table (pun very much intended): Utahns love their chocolate. L-O-V-E love it. Coincidentally, this is quite fortunate when it comes to designing cakes, as chocolate is becoming a crucial element of an... [Read More]


Wedding Dinners Replace Traditional Receptions

By: Aubrey Omen

Get ready. Ceremony. Pictures. Video. Set up. More pictures. Stand in line. Greet guests. Still in the line… Cut the cake. Dance. Toss the bouquet. Fling the garter. Make a getaway. Rush, rush, rush. As busy as a wedding day can be, more Utah brides are foregoing these statewide traditions and leaning toward the nation’s typical wedding: a formal sit-down dinner Brittany Fenton planned an intimate candlelit dinner at The Pointe for her wedding celebration on July 20, 2005. Earlier that day, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. When young,... [Read More]