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5 Reasons to Get Married on New Year's Eve

Everyone thinks of June and September as the prime wedding months. While it's true that more weddings happen during these months than any other time of the year, that certainly doesn't mean they're the only good times to get married! As we prepare to welcome in the New Year, the team at WhereBridesGo.com thought it would be appropriate to share with you some of our top reasons to get married on New Year's Eve.


Reason #1: People Are Looking For Something Festive To Do Getting married on or around most holidays can lower your attendance, because most of your guests have vacations or other events already planned. Most people don't plan any trips around New Year's, though, and they will probably be looking for something fun to do to celebrate. What could possibly be more festive and romantic than watching a couple begin their new life together?
Reason #2: Champagne, Champagne, Champagne!It's no secret that champagne is the classic drink used to ring in the New Yea…

What Is The Most Popular Marriage Proposal Date?

Merry Christmas from all of us at WhereBridesGo.com! Did you know...



More marriage proposals happen in December than any other month!

In honor of this holiday season (and marriage proposals), we thought we'd take a quick peek at some of the most popular dates for proposals.


December is the Most Popular Proposal MonthThe jury is still out on what percentage of proposals happen during December. We found one source that said 16%, one that said 13%, and another on that said 26%! Despite these varying numbers, all of these sources have one thing in common: December is undoubtedly the most popular month for marriage proposals. It probably won't come as a surprise that there are two specific days in December that happen to be particularly popular proposal dates.
December 24thYou guessed it - Christmas Eve is the most popular day of the year for marriage proposals! Thanks to all the snow, the firelight, the candles, and the holiday cocktails, Christmas Eve is one of the most romantic day…

6 Perks of Having a Winter Wedding

He finally popped the question, and now you're ready to finally completely immerse yourself in planning the wedding of your dreams. While you might find yourself tempted to jump straight into the "fun" stuff, such as picking out your dress or your shoes, there's a much bigger decision that must be made first:


When is the big day going to be?
There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding what day you want your wedding to be. If you're starting from ground zero, our previous blog about how to choose your wedding date has several tips and suggestions to help you get started on the right path! As you narrow in on a certain time of year, keep in mind that different seasons all come with different perks and challenges. For now, though, we thought we'd focus specifically on some of the unique perks associated with winter weddings. 



Perk #1:  Reserving Your Venue is Easier
Despite the cool allure of winter weddings, most couples choose to get married during the wa…

DIY Emergency Wedding Kit - 22 Must Have Items

No matter how many hours, days, weeks, months, or even years you've spent planning your wedding, you can't guarantee that everything will go perfectly. In fact, you can almost guarantee that something will go wrong at some point - the question is, how are you going to handle it when it does?


As the bride, you shouldn't have to handle most of the last-minute frustrations and stressors that will most likely arise on your wedding day. Delegate your wedding planner and any helpful friends/family (preferably those who volunteer their services in advance) as the ones who will be in charge of handling the day-of questions, such as where to put the extra wine bottles or how to signal to the DJ that it's time to begin the music. However, you should be concerned with any last-minute issues dealing with your or your bridesmaids' dresses, hair, makeup, shoes, etc.

In order to be properly prepared to handle any last-minute wardrobe or accessory malfunctions, we recommend you or o…

How To Change Your Name After Marriage - 6 Simple Steps

After months and months of cake tasting, color coordinating, dress fittings, and everything else that goes along with planning your wedding, your big day has finally come and gone! It probably seemed like this day would never come, and now that it has, you might not be sure what to do with yourself!

Though the wedding planning stage is over, you can be confident that there will be plenty of things for you to do. Thank you notes should always be one of the first things on that list. Brides technically have a three-month window to get their thank you notes sent out, but your guests will be happy (and grateful) to receive them sooner rather than later. 

Should you choose to do so, the next step on your to-do list as a newly married individual is to change your name. This is a big step in a woman's (or man's!) life. Our names are a huge part of our identity, and changing them should not be taken lightly. While the majority of married women still adopt their husband's last name, …

What Do Your Wedding Colors Say About You?

"What are your colors??"

This is often one of the very first questions brides get asked when they begin planning their weddings. Colors help establish the look and feel of the wedding day, and family and friends are eager to be let in the loop. We accept this eagerness as their way of expressing excitement and sharing in the wedding planning process, but did you know that their innate desire to know the wedding colors actually stems from an deeper, subconscious level?

Colors have been shown to have strong psychological impacts on our moods and our emotions. Colors seem to "suggest" certain behaviors or energies, helping evoke desired actions out of guests or customers. For example, the color red is prominently displayed in the logo for many fast food restaurants because it instills survival instincts, desire, passion, and hunger in their customers.

The colors you choose to surround yourself with on your wedding day will have a subtle but strong impact on you and your …

Choosing Your Wedding Venue - 8 Mistakes

Congratulations! You and your groom-to-be have finally taken the plunge and gotten engaged. You're probably surrounded by family and friends congratulating you, oohing and ahhing over your ring, and begging you to tell them how he asked you "just one more time!!" 

Amidst this wave of congratulatory messages, it's time to begin making some practical decisions about your wedding - specifically, when and where. While the date and the venue often go hand-in-hand, initial decisions on each of these topics must be made independently. 

In this blog post, the WhereBridesGo team is here to help you choose your wedding venue easily and efficiently! We're going to outline some of the common mistakes people make when choosing their wedding venue and discuss ways to avoid making them yourself. (See our earlier blog post for help choosing your wedding date.)

Mistake #1: Waiting
Waiting (or, worse, procrastinating) is often the first mistake couples make in the process of selecting…

Choosing Wedding Flowers: A Month-By-Month Guide

No matter when or where you're getting married, flowers will always add a beautiful, natural radiance to your wedding ceremony. Thanks to their hundreds of different shapes, sizes, and colors, you can customize your wedding flowers to perfectly match your decor theme. Flowers have been used in weddings for literally hundreds of years, and we love seeing all of the different ways brides choose to incorporate them into their big days!


Choosing Wedding FlowersChoosing the flowers for your wedding can be a big decision. You have to decide what colors you want, how much your wedding budget will allow you to spend, what types of floral displays you want, how many bouquets and vases to purchase, and what kinds of flowers you want to use. 
One of the challenges of choosing your wedding flowers is that each type of flower is only available during certain times of year. While we can't change when the flowers are in season, we can make your decision-making process a little bit easier! The …

WonderFall Wedding Ideas!

Everyone thinks of spring and early summer as the most popular wedding months, but autumn is an equally (if not more!) beautiful time for weddings. For all you brides out there who are getting married this fall (or planning a fall wedding in the future) we put together some of our favorite tips, techniques, and ideas for planning a fall wedding that will all amaze and inspire all of your guests.

Fall-Themed Bouquet
Why not take full advantage of all the beautiful fall colors? A fall-themed wedding bouquet serves as a stunning statement that perfectly exemplifies everything you love about fall. The fall colors have a unique warmth about them, giving your bouquet a gentle autumn glow.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins
Nothing says fall like a bright, round pumpkin! Since they're usually affordably priced, pumpkins can be a great way to decorate and fill space without breaking your bank. 

Fall Centerpieces
Forget flower petals - brightly colored fall leaves serve as gorgeous table deco…

But Marriage is For Life - Strong Relationships, Part 2

The last few months leading up to your wedding date are guaranteed to be a complete and total whirlwind. No matter how far in advance you've planned ahead, there are always tons of last minute details that can't possibly be foreseen. After dedicating so much time to planning one singular event, what are you going to do when it's all over? Live happily ever after?

Hopefully, yes! In this case, "happily ever after" means building a marriage that will last a lifetime... but how do you do that?


Never fear! As promised, the team at WhereBridesGo.com is following up from the first in our two-part blog series, A Wedding Is Only One Day, with this week's topic: But Marriage is For Life. We've compiled the best tips, techniques, and strategies for you and your new husband to use as you build a strong relationship that will last a lifetime.

Say Thank You
This is a simple lesson we learn from a very young age, but we may underestimate its value as we begin to take certa…

A Wedding Is Only One Day - Strong Relationships, Part 1

It's so easy to become completely wrapped up by the process of wedding planning. Many of us begin dreaming about our wedding day from a very young age, and several years of hopes, wishes, and plans can create some pretty high expectations. By the time we actually do get engaged, our minds are practically bursting with ideas for creating the perfect "big day." 




In the midst of all the dress shopping, the appointments with the florist, and the gift registries, it's important to set aside to think about what a wedding really signifies. By saying "I do," you're pledging your life to your future husband. As a married woman, your life will no longer be completely your own. Your career, your family, your home... Every major aspect of your life will in some way be impacted by your emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and legal ties to your new husband.
Being married will impact your life in more ways than you can possibly imagine. All your future major life decisi…