Should You Have a Friend Marry You?

These days, you can literally have anyone marry you. All they need is a certificate from some random website and, boom, your best friend or brother can marry you. In fact, my little brother officiated my wedding, and it was one of the best choices we could have made. He got his marriage certificate from an online site, and because he knew us better than any random officiant, he was the perfect choice. 

But is it the right choice for you? Should you have an official marry you, or a best friend, or a family member? 

You Won't Believe These Wedding Cakes are Edible!

You Won't Believe These Wedding Cakes are Edible!

Every once in a while we come across a wedding cake on Pinterest that, quite literally, looks too amazing to eat. When we share these wedding cakes over to our Facebook Page, people go a little bit nuts over them.

So, today I wanted to share some of the most amazing, unbelievable, imaginative, beautiful, too-pretty-to-eat wedding cakes that we've seen on Pinterest...

Refreshing Drinks To Keep Your Wedding Guests Cool

It's hot outside. It's no surprise that as we get closer to monsoon  season, the humidity is setting in and suddenly it's gone from 105-degrees to 110-degrees with that warm wind and heavy clouds. 

But, it's your wedding day! So who cares what the weather is like outside? Well, your guests might, so today I wanted to give you some refreshing wedding drinks that not only keep your guests nice and cool, but taste good too!

Who Pays for What at Your Wedding...

Who Pays for What at Your Wedding...

You are fantasizing about your perfect wedding day and everything that comes along with it.  If you have never been married before or you don’t know many people that have been married, then you may be curious as to who traditionally pays for what at your Gilbert wedding venue. 

This list also may vary based off of religion and the beliefs of a bride and groom.  There may or may not be a reception, there may or may not be transportation.  Whatever the case, below is a list of items and who traditionally pays for that portion of the wedding.  Keep in mind you can always put your modern spin on these ideas.

Five Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake

Five Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Cake

The traditional wedding cake has been a staple of weddings for hundreds of years. From cutting the cake to smashing, or not smashing, and sharing the moment of your first dessert as a married couple...it's a big deal.

But for some, the traditional wedding cake has been played out. Maybe you want your Gilbert wedding to be less traditional and more customized to your specific likes, particularly when it comes to dessert. 

If the wedding cake isn't for you, I have some other ideas that might interest you...

8 Things a Bride Should Do Before She Says "I Do"

8 Things a Bride Should Do Before She Says "I Do"

Your wedding day is that day you've been dreaming about since you were a young girl. For many brides, this is one of those magical days that you might have thought would never come. But, here you are, getting ready to say "I Do."

You want to be at your best when you say your "I Do's." 

This great article from WeddingWire.com shows you how...

Summer Wedding Cakes with Pop

Summer Wedding Cakes with Pop

Summer has arrived! The kids are out of school here in Gilbert, Arizona, and most of you are heading out of town to escape the heat this Memorial Day weekend!

With that said, every once in a while we like to a quick review of what's popping and trending in the world of weddings, and today it's all about wedding cakes!

Take a look at some of the hottest wedding cake ideas for Summer 2018!

Memorial Day Wedding Ideas to Honor Those We've Lost

Memorial Day Wedding Ideas to Honor Those We've Lost

Memorial Day is not only about backyard bbq's and heading to the lake. Memorial Day is about honor and sacrifice, and for our Gilbert military families, Memorial Day is ad ay to remember. Having your wedding on Memorial Day weekend is a great way to honor those in your military family who might not be able to join you on this joyous occasion. 

Here are some tips we've pulled together from our own Memorial Day wedding experience as well as from across the internet...

Family Drama at Your Gilbert Wedding

Family Drama at Your Gilbert Wedding

If there's anything that is going to strain family relationships, it's a wedding. This is the most magical, memorable day of your life, and the movie you've been playing in your head since you were a little girl is probably not the same movie your parents have been playing in their heads. 

This is why wedding planning and everything that goes in to making your Gilbert wedding perfect for YOU can cause some friction for those who have a different idea of what your big day should be like. 

Even the royal family is having it's own set of family wedding drama right now, and if you are following Meghan Markle's father drama, you know that this kind of family tension is completely normal. 

A Royal Wedding in Gilbert, Arizona

It won't be long now, and every bride across the globe will be watching the royal wedding, once again, dreaming of their own big day.  If you've been dreaming of your own royal wedding since childhood, we've got a few tips to help you pull off an affordably extravagant and elegant wedding. 

From invitations to appetizers, reception music and cake, a royal wedding in Gilbert can easily be the talk of the town.