Tag Archives: Rant or Rave

May 18

Rant or Rave: Planning a Destination Wedding

While a destination wedding makes for an amazing adventure and experience, it can also come with its own challenges when planning. What do you think? Is planning a destination wedding more or less stressful? Rant or rave!

Here’s what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“More stressful in the sense that you REALLY have to have every detail perfected and planned!” -Samantha

“well.. unless you’ve had both I don’t see how you could know which is more stressful. But, I’m not stressing too much planning our destination wedding.” -Ainslee

“I’m getting married in September and having a destination wedding. Everything is done and booked already! Way less stressful than what we were planning at home!” -Natalie

“Way less stressful!!! We were swimming in the pool up until an hour before our wedding. It was amazing.” -Alexandria

“way stressful and more expensive in my case. which is why i cancelled and am doing the wedding at home now.” -Sabino-Molly

“so much less stressful. My husband and I just got married in Jamaica and it was wonderful! They did almost everything(we brought down our own favors and programs). If you find the right resort then you are all set :) ” -Jen

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April 6

Rant or Rave: Taking His Last Name

To keep your last name, take his or hyphenate. That is the question. There are a lot of feelings and heated debate about the topic. For some, the husband-to-be has a strong opinion. For other couples, it’s a topic that is of little significance. Other brides-to-be have waited for the opportunity to show their love and devotion by adopting their husband’s name. What are you and your fiancee planning to do? Rant or rave!

Here’s a what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“i’m thinking about hyphenating my name because i’m my dads only child so there is no one to carry on the name ” -Shaundra

“Taking my husband’s last name. He stole my heart, so I’m stealing his last name :) ♥” -Jessica

“Keeping my last name. I love him dearly.. but I’m no one’s property. If he would hyphenate his name to..I would do it. To signify a unity. But I don’t see the why a woman should take a guys name…as if he owns her. Marriage is 50/50..so why don’t both people hyphenate to show the union ♥” -Misty

“Hyphenating…Not that I don’t love him enough to take his last name only, I just am very attached to mine.” -Brigitte

“Just to point out the obvious…You can keep your name as is legally and use your husbands as you please or vise versa…Speaking form someone that has been married once before opting to keep your name is so much easier but this is a personal decision so whatever floats your boat. As for me I am keeping my name he is more than welcome to take mine if he likes. :) .” -Johanna

“How many men out there take the woman’s last name? Now there’s an idea!” -Kirsty

“If there is one thing my fiance has an opinion about, it’s taking his name. Although I like my name better than his, I am going to take his last name.” – Jessalyn

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March 9

Rant or Rave: Letting the Groom See the Dress

According to superstition, the groom should not see the bride in her dress before the wedding. Some people stick to to this tradition others throw it to the wind. Are you letting him see the dress or keeping it a surprise? Rant or rave!

Here is a what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“no! he didn’t even want me to let him know when i bought it.” -Lynn

“I did, but he only saw it on the hanger. It looked totally different on me…and he was so surprised!” -Liz

“He was with me when I bought it. It was his fave and mine too!!! We threw tradition out the window! Its 2012!” -Jenefer

“No way. I’m hoping he’ll fall in love with me all over again when I walk down that aisle :-) ” -Sarah

“he was my second opinion…this is OUR wedding, not mine. And I will chime in about his attire, and he can do so with mine. Now he won’t see me in it until the day, but yes, he is my partner :) ” -Jennifer

“No but tradition goes out the window when pics are taken before the ceremony so why not???” -Danielle

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February 24

Rant or Rave: Choosing Your Groom’s Wedding Attire

Your wedding dress is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll make on your wedding planning journey. And while all eyes will be on you when you walk down that aisle, your Mr. should look great too! Are you helping your future husband pick out his day-of attire?

Here’s what some of our Facebook fans had to say…

“Nope it’s all him! He’s not helping pick out my gown…(:” -Amanda

“I think so…not because he doesn’t have a fashion sense but because he will probably want my opinion” -Jen

“We picked his out together.” -Robyn

“Yep, I love him to death but I am the ying to his yang when it comes to fashion lol.” -Hilary

“Nope, he wanted to wear his uniform and I’m fine with that.” -Kirby

“We went together and brought along the BM and MOH! -Michelle

“He has no say…I chose it gray 2 piece suit. He is clueless on fashion.” -Tammy

“He is a big boy, all he needed was the color to match :) .” -Melinda

“Ohhhh yes. Are you kidding me? Lol.” -Crystal

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February 17

Rant or Rave: Cake Smashing

Somehow, the tradition of cake cutting morphed into cake smashing. Would you be amused or angry if the cake was smashed in your face? Rant or rave!

Here’s what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“I definitely wouldn’t be happy to have the cake smashed in my face! Thanks for reminding me to have this discussion with fiance stat.” – Sally

“We’ll feed each other, and I might get a dab of frosting on his nose, but in no shape or form will there be smashing.” -Tracy

“I have a feeling my fiancé will be a smasher even though I’ve warned him not to. After spending all that time and money on dress, hair, makeup, I don’t want it ruined with fondant! And we’re having such an amazing cake that I would actually like to taste it.” -Leah

“Amused…although my husband was very gentle when he fed me :) ” -Jordan

“I would be angry. I’m not high maitenence at all, and I can take a joke very well, but come on! I’m not paying someone to do my makeup to have it smeared off my face by cake! ;) ”- Crescent

“It’s disappointing when couples don’t smudge the cake on each other a bit. It shows the couples like to have fun with each other. And it’s a cute moment that reflects their love when they clean the cake of each other.” -Kelsey

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February 3

Rant or Rave: Marriage + Karaoke= Marryoke

Every couple wants to add memorable touches to their wedding to make their day the best ever. Some choose a choreographed dance or a sparkler send off. But the newest craze? Marryoke. It’s lip-synced karaoke that a videographer turns into your very own wedding music video. Check out the Washington Post article (that dubs it as “the new cheesy wedding trend”) to read more about it.

Sound like fun or a new fad that will fade in a season? Is this something you would consider for your wedding? Rant or rave!

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January 20

Rant or Rave: Co-Workers Invited to the Wedding

Budget constraints. Working relationships. Venue capacities. Whatever the reason, everyone has a different view on whether co-workers should or will be invited to their wedding. Some feel a certain obligation, others have co-workers that they count as some of their best friends, while still others would never dream of inviting their office mates.

Here is a what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“Yes, but only a very select few. That is a tough one though! It’s kind of like none or all. I work in a fairly big office so I only kept it to those that I associate with outside of work or are very close to at work.” -Tiffany

“Nope. Small office and bosses not wanted!!” -Kimberly

“I work with 10 girls we are like family they all were there! :) ” -Kelly

“Yes, but only ones that I consider friends outside work. And my boss because I felt sort of obligated to. LOL” -Brigette

“nope…I can’t stand them..my home life and work life are separate.” -Tammy

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January 13

Rant or Rave: Un-Asking a Bridesmaid

For one reason or another, sometimes the occasion arises when a bride-to-be has to ask a bridesmaid not to be a part of the wedding. Whether it’s because of a falling out, financial reasons or something much more complicated—this is a topic with heated opinions.

Here is a what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“Yeah, if you’re also uninviting her to the wedding. I feel like the only thing that could justify such a move would also justify a breach in the friendship.” -Brenda

“I would say it would depend on the situation. I didn’t have to un-ask anyone but our wedding is a little less than 4 months away & one of my bridesmaids dropped out. Sad part is, I thought she was my best friend. Weddings let everyone’s true colors shine!!” -Amanda

“Ha… Yes, it sure is!!! this is one of the most special days of my life & your bridesmaids are supposed to be your closest friends/family. If they don’t bother to care about it, then they don’t deserve to share the day with you!” – Nicole

“i dont think its respectful to un ask them…unless they cant afford it.” -Becky

“Kinda I wish I could start over and make more dependable friends and have them be my maids:(” -Amber

Would you ever un-ask a bridesmaid? Did you have to do it? Do you wish you would’ve? Rant or rave!

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January 6

Rant or Rave: Upgrading Your Engagement Ring

Some guys have a knack for picking the absolutely perfect engagement ring. Others sometimes go a little astray. Either way, there’s been a lot of heated debate as to whether upgrading your engagement ring is ok or a big no-no.

Here is a what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“Absolutely not! I love my ring, it still takes my breath away!” -Krysten

“Yes—we plan to eventually, either a higher quality stone or a new band… not sure which.” -Samantha

“Never! He took the time to think about this…to consider my tastes, our love…spent his money…I could never replace it.” -Elyse

“Wouldn’t upgrade or change but would love to add another band for our 10 yr anniversary.” -Meredith

“My husband upgraded my band. My engagement ring was a solitaire and at the rehearsal dinner he gave me my ring with a band with diamonds around the main diamond.” -Emily

What do you think? Would you ever upgrade your ring? Or is it perfect just the way it is? Rant or rave!

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December 2

Rant or Rave: After the Wedding

We’ve heard that brides can have mixed emotions once the wedding is over. All those months (or years) of planning are over in a flash. But, on the flip side, for some it’s a huge relief once it’s all said and done.

What are your feelings on the post-wedding phase? Do you think you’ll finally be able to relax and breathe again? Or do you think you’ll wish for it to last just a little longer? Rant or rave!

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