Choose Your Pros Wisely (That Means Early)

You want the absolute best venue, photographer, and DJ that you can afford. Duh. Why wouldn’t you? Of course you want to have a wedding for the ages. Now imagine choosing the best of everything and then finding out that they’ve chosen somebody else – another bride!

The Polite and the Realistic: Attendant Duties

Your wedding is a big deal to you (plural) and it may also be a reason to celebrate for your dearest friends and relatives. Some of whom you may determine should be part of your bridal party, not just the celebration. It is important that you are clear about what the attendants’ financial and personal responsibilities are so that you can also inform your prospects before they accept the job. 

Our Reactions to The Knot's Wedding Survey

The Knot has released their annual real weddings study for 2014 and this is a good chance to look through it and give our thoughts on how they relate to Eastern North Carolina.  While ECB would love to launch our own study, we don’t have quite the same reach as them.  They’re the most popular wedding site (for some reason that we can’t figure out) so they get to do this stuff.

Book ‘Em

Open Aperture Misc.-253By Jane Maulucci, ECB Contributor —

Your wedding guests are traveling from far and wide to come celebrate your nuptials, now you need to figure out where they are going to sleep.  Unless you have a very large home, and the servants to support it, reserving a block of rooms at a nearby hotel will make everyone happy.

Three things to consider when booking: Location, Accommodations, Services.

Moving the Masses

You’ve got your wedding ride all picked out. You’ve eschewed the limo and chosen a horse and carriage or a rented red mustang convertible to bring your and your sweetie to the altar and reception. The wedding party is squared away too, so now let’s figure out how some key folks are getting there and back.