Easy Way to throw a Charming Wedding Day

Trying to throw a small yet elegant wedding on a low budget? Here's an idea for a wedding that should cost you $1000 or less! I have gotten some "Ask Tinka" emails about throwing a wedding as little as $1000 so I decided to respond with an idea I have.  Afterall, everyone deserves to celebrate their wedding-- even those who don't have $15,000 to … [Read more...]

5 Hidden Costs of a Wedding

Trying to stick to a strict budget? Don't forget these hidden costs of having a wedding! Gratuity! Gratuity is usually added to the final bill for your caterer. However, it is also polite to tip waiters/waitresses, bartenders, church musicians, and any others who you think deserve it. Taxes! Don't forget to include taxes in your budget … [Read more...]

How is your wedding etiquette?

This quiz tests your knowledge on some basic wedding etiquette every bride (and groom) should know! Let's see how polite you are...   … [Read more...]

What are your wedding colors?

What are your wedding colors? Leave a comment, and let us know. … [Read more...]

Just for Fun: Wedding Acronyms!

You see these wedding acronyms all the time and barely know what they each mean.... well here is a good breakdown: BM= bridesmaid or best man MOH= maid/matron of honor GM= groomsmen FH= future husband FW= future wife FG= flower girl RB= ring bearer MOB= mother of the bride MOG= mother of the groom FOB= father of the bride FOG= father … [Read more...]

Liquor or No Liquor?

I am currently planning my wedding, and we are trying to make a decision about whether or not to serve liquor at the reception. My family is for it and claims weddings are boring without it, but my fiance's family is totally against it. We are paying for the wedding ourselves so whatever my fiance and I decide will go. I just don't want to anger … [Read more...]

The Secret to Writing Great Wedding Vows

Are you and your fiance planning on writing your own wedding vows? Are you totally lost? Read below to find out how to write memorable vows for your special day! … [Read more...]

Tips for Getting the Groom Involved

TOP 5 WAYS TO GET THE GROOM INTERESTED IN WEDDING PLANNING Most men are simply not going to be as excited about or interested in planning a wedding! So for you brides-to-be, here are some tips for getting your honey involved. Let him be in total control of something. One thing that may turn off a groom-to-be from even talking about the … [Read more...]

First Dance Question

Dear Tinka, My fiancé and I can’t decide on a first dance song. He wants “You and Me” by Lifehouse, and I want “You Had Me From Hello” by Kenny Chesney. We have been arguing about this since we started planning our wedding in October, and neither of us is budging. I like “You and Me,” but for some reason, I just picture us dancing to “You Had Me … [Read more...]