Vow Muse in The Wall Street Journal

Vow Muse in The Wall Street Journal

Holy guacamole. Hard as it is to toot our own horn, we can't keep this one in. Vow Muse was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about how millennials are ditching tradition in favor of more personal, customized weddings! Part of that trend includes creating a wedding ceremony and wedding vows that truly reflects the couple and their community.

How to Plan a DIY Destination Wedding on a Budget

How to Plan a DIY Destination Wedding on a Budget

As an avid traveler, I always wanted a destination wedding. I saw myself getting married in Italy in a gorgeous lace dress with some ruins crumbling in the background. My fiancé Kevin had a very different vision. He wanted a local farm-to-table feast at a coastal California venue with everyone he’d ever met celebrating with us. Luckily we both agreed on one thing: the budget. And that budget didn’t really accommodate either of our visions. So we went back to the drawing board…

6 Ways Google Can Help You Plan a Wedding on a Budget

6 Ways Google Can Help You Plan a Wedding on a Budget

For the DIY couple, Google is the new wedding binder. And not just because you’ll end up Googling everything from “do I need a veil?” to “when to send invites.” I used so many of Google’s suite of free tools I’m not sure how I would have planned my wedding otherwise. Keep reading for how I used Google to keep organized and for a couple of ways I wish I had used it! 

How to Write Your Own Newspaper Wedding Engagement Announcement

How to Write Your Own Newspaper Wedding Engagement Announcement

Publishing a formal announcement in your local newspaper is one of the many wedding details that often gets skipped these days. But if you want to go old-school and share the good news with your family, friends and strangers via printed paper, we’ve got you covered with this how-to.

Part II: Sarah on the Importance of Premarital Relationship Coaching

Part II: Sarah on the Importance of Premarital Relationship Coaching

Our newest Muse, Sarah Oswald, is not only an officiant she’s a compassionate couples coach. Through her Premarital Coaching, she supports couples in building a solid foundation for the life that they’re beginning to create on their wedding day. 

Setting Your Bridal Party Up for Success

Setting Your Bridal Party Up for Success

Let's get real about the trials and tribulations of selecting your Maid of Honor.

Customarily, a bridal party consists of one bride, one maid or matron of honor and a handful of bridesmaids. These days…

Spring Has Sprung, and Love Is A-Bloomin'

Spring Has Sprung, and Love Is A-Bloomin'

Spring has finally sprung! But it isn't just flowers… Love is a-bloomin', too. Spring is the season of new life, which makes it one of the most beautiful times of year to host a wedding or renew your vows.

Here are just a few ways to incorporate this season of love into your nuptials…

What Every Groom-to-be Should Know About Weddings

What Every Groom-to-be Should Know About Weddings

While traditionally the bride’s family pays for the wedding, that doesn’t mean the groom and his family are completely off the hook. In addition to paying for the rehearsal dinner, did you know it’s custom for the groom to pay for transportation and flowers?

Real Weddings: Jennifer & Kyle

Real Weddings: Jennifer & Kyle

Jennifer was looking for a secular officiant as well as help creating memorable vows. After getting to know them as a couple and as individuals, we set to work crafting their custom ceremony to reflect and honor their decade long relationship, while weaving in some unique tributes. One of our faves was quoting a beloved Harry Potter character: 

Peek Inside: Quotes on Love from our Favorite Disney Movies

Peek Inside: Quotes on Love from our Favorite Disney Movies

“A dream is a wish your heart makes”… whether you’re dreaming of a classic line from Cinderella or something a little more modern from the likes of Tangled or Up, we’ve got you covered with our favorite quotes on love from some of our most beloved Disney movies.

Why a Winter Wedding is Wonderful

Why a Winter Wedding is Wonderful

Amidst the bleak and cold, in a season where lesser things shrivel and die, love thrives. It's a romantic idea in a peaceful season… with the added benefit of stunning photography backgrounds and inexpensive accommodations.

Read on for a few things that make winter weddings so perfect…

Peek Inside: 10 Wedding Readings for Couples Who Love the English Language

Peek Inside: 10 Wedding Readings for Couples Who Love the English Language

Do you love the sound of the English language? Whether you’re a certified logophile or can simply appreciate a well-crafted sentence, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite lyrical readings into one download.

Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Your Wedding

Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Your Wedding

Happy New Year! The concept of "New Year's Resolutions" is a valiant one. Though in practice, they're usually a bit of a flop. Still, we always strive to begin each year with a fresh mindset and bring it all back to basics. Here are eight "resolutions" we at Vow Muse made—or wish we had made—when planning our own weddings…