These days it’s no longer assumed that a woman will change her name when she gets married. But that just means one more big decision to make during the wedding planning process. Should you change to honor tradition? Or keep your maiden name to honor your family heritage?
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.
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…
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!
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:
Many little girls dreams of walking down the aisle with her father. It's almost as ingrained in us as the fairy tale of the big white gown and the hope that your beloved sheds that one silent tear as you approach. It's all cheesy and classic and the stuff of rom coms. But where does this fit in with our values today?
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…