Social Media Wedding vs Unplugged Wedding

21 Jan

Which is right for you?

Feeling torn between sharing big-day photos with your friends and a cute personalized hashtag, but guests becoming distracted on their phones during their festivities and posting too many late-night snaps? Peter Edwards Photography in Australia guest contributes this week with an infographic to help you decide whether to make your nuptials a social media extravaganza or keep things unplugged. Whatever you choose, here are some tips to make it run smoothly. Continue reading

The After-Party: Part 2

14 Jan


In last week’s blog post, we discussed some factors to consider in deciding whether or not an official after-party is an activity you should be adding to your wedding festivities. Now that you’ve discussed it all through and decided that you want to go ahead with an after-party, here are some logistical points to check off. Continue reading

The After-Party: Part 1

7 Jan

dj-for-weddingAre you considering including a wedding after-party as part of your nuptial festivities? The Reflective Couple hosted one, and here are some tips from our experience on whether it might be an event to add to your celebrations. Continue reading

2014 in Review

30 Dec

WordPress is sharing with its bloggers some stats from the year that was! Check out for the most popular posts on Reflective Bride this year, where our readers are based, and our most active commenters.

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5 Reasons Not to Propose with Friends & Family

26 Dec

Screen-Shot-2013-08-30-at-12.53.19-AMWhy a Group Engagement Isn’t Ideal

Wondering whether to keep your proposal a private affair or make it a public event? Ed Bush from Barmakian Jewelers in Boston guest blogs this week with advice on why an audience of your friends and family might not be the best idea for you.

The moment you get engaged is one of the most important ones in your life.  If all goes well, you’ll be recounting this story several times over for the rest of your foreseeable days. Continue reading

Avoid Going Overboard for Themed Weddings

18 Dec

masquerade-wedding-themes-ideas-7Considering a theme for your wedding day celebrations, but not sure where to start… or where to finish? If you’re wondering how to incorporate a motif into your festivities without going too over the top, check out this advice from Nicole Abrahams at Tribute Act Management.

Soon-to-be-married couples are understandably eager to find ways to make their upcoming ceremony stand out from others that they (and, hopefully, their guests) have attended. This is driving many to spend more money on their special day than ever before. However, it takes more than money to set a wedding ceremony apart.

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Planning Your Wedding Photographs

10 Dec

wedding-photographerOther than your marriage itself, your photographs might your only lasting memento of your wedding day. As such, it’s important you go into your wedding day photography with a clear idea of what you want to get out of it. There are many articles out there with lists of must-have photographs for your big day (the kiss, the bridesmaids getting ready, the look on the groom’s face as he sees you for the first time walking down the aisle), but you should also consider these larger points when planning out your wedding day happy snap checklist. Continue reading


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