Happy Birthday WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on May 01, 2014



Today is WeddingWire’s 7th birthday (yay!) – and it’s time to celebrate! We couldn’t have made it this far without all of you, so we’d like to share the love by offering you 20% (plus free shipping) to BaubleBar. Use the promo code WEDDINGWIRE7 at checkout and you’ll be good to go! You’ll find lots of gorgeous gems for your wedding at great prices, so start shopping now. And thanks again for making these past seven years so amazing (we’re off to eat our cake now)!


We get it. You’re not just planning your wedding while sitting at a desk. You’re out and about, trying to stay organized while going from meeting to meeting, running errands, at the gym, wherever, whenever. And WeddingWire is here to help! That’s right, we’ve just released 3 new apps to help you plan your wedding on the go! Here’s the rundown:

WedTeam allows you to find and book your team of wedding vendors easily with the most extensive vendor search app in the industry. You can search reviewed wedding vendors by location and preferences, save and compare your favorites, and track your booked wedding vendors.

WedStyle allows you to upload photos and get instant feedback from family members, friends or other brides and grooms in the wedding community. You can also browse thousands of photos and rate today’s hottest wedding trends while getting inspired for your own special day!

WedSocial offers an easy way to share your wedding details with guests by pulling information directly from your WeddingWire wedding website. Your guests can access all event details on the go– even offline. And on the big day, you’ll be able to capture all of your guests’ photos in one easy-to-access, real-time feed.

Want to learn more? Click here to get all the information on our new apps! 

The Aurora Borealis phenomenon experienced in early September, 2013 in far northeast Alberta, Canada. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to capture the Northern Lights, the couple above, both physicians, were crossing western Canada on their second honeymoon. They both agreed, "This is the most romantic spot ever!"


When I penned the penultimate destination wedding reviews for WeddingWire, Chateau Lake Louise: Is There Any Other Place in the World to Be Married? I realized, like a bride-to-be on the eve of her engagement, I was more than smitten, I was head-over-heels in love with the Canadian Rockies. What to do? Return!

So, my 2013 autumn sojourn? Back to the Canadian Rockies to the ultimate mountain wedding destination.

My spirits are soaring. The perfect reasons to travel: wilderness photos and bespoke wedding planning.

Three resorts and a wedding

The Ultimate Canadian Wedding Resorts?
Fairmont’s Hotel & Resorts:
Jasper Park Lodge
Chateau Lake Louise
Baniff Springs
Today’s couples want a wedding destination with a twist.
Why not have your wedding and honeymoon span three world-class mountain resorts? All three Fairmont Canadian resorts are world-class, surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and peaks. Whether an outdoor sports enthusiast, or you prefer to just dine, dance and spa, the myriad of  amenities and facilities available for both your wedding and honeymoon is incredible.
Three resorts! The possibilities? Endless. Think of a wedding at Jasper Park Lodge– the retreat for decades of celebrities, high tech moguls, sports stars and America’s leading families such as the Rockerfellers, Kennedys as well as the must-see stop for Queen Elizabeth II and her family.
All three resorts are located in Alberta, Canada within a half-days days drive of one anothe along the most beautiful drives in the world, the Baniff-Jasper Highway?
The Ultimate 3 Wedding Resorts in the Canadian Rockies is a three part series, coming to WeddingWire shortly.

The Aurora Borealis

Can there be another out of this world Canadian destination for newlyweds? Yes,the Aurora Boeralis.

This is a once-in-a lifetime-dream, to experience and photograph the illusive Aurora Borealis. It is also known as the Northern Lights.

I traveled to far northeast Albert, Canada, six weeks ago, to spend a long weekend with six other enthusiasts from Brazil, Australia and America. With two Aurora Borealis professionals– one a Ph.D and the other a top notch photographer– at our service, we scanned what is know as “one of the darkest places on earth” to best see the the magnificent Canadian skies lit with constellations, the Milky Way and the Aurora Borealis.

We had three nights of lights, a very rare occurrence even on the 59th parallel. Light shows in every hue, on every horizon.

A young, married couple, both physicians from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil exclaimed to me, the last night at 2:30 am,”This is the most romantic place ever!”

Today’s couple want a honeymoon with a twist! Plan your wedding ceremony nearby and set off on an adventure: the Aurora Borealis!

Next stop: Jasper Park Lodge

weddingwire-reviewsPhoto by Melissa Copeland Photography

If you got married in the past few months, you may be experiencing a very real condition known as wedding withdrawal. The symptoms include obsessively looking at your wedding photos, wearing your veil around the house when you’re home alone, and checking to make sure that the top tier of your cake is still in the freezer (and maybe sneaking a taste). However, there is a cure for this condition – it’s all about paying it forward!

Take a few minutes to review your wedding vendors on WeddingWire to help recently engaged couples plan their weddings. You’ll not only be doing a good deed, but you’ll get a free gift, too! If you write two reviews before October 20th, we’ll send you a promo code that you can redeem for a free 8 x 10 easy canvas print. Get a print of your favorite wedding photo to help you relive your amazing wedding day and snap out of that post-wedding funk. Think of it as a wedding present from us.

Is your wedding coming up soon? You can write reviews for your wedding dress, invitation, favor and jewelry vendors and get the free gift as well!

So whether you’re married or engaged, congratulations – and help other engaged couples find their perfect vendors by writing reviews!

Engaged: A Gift of Another at Christmas

Posted by mmaxfield on Dec 24, 2012

All those new family-to-be members waiting in the wings of Christmas Eve to welcome you into the family, at last! Hark! What better symbol of family heirlooms and traditions, than a chorus of Steinbach's German nutcrackers! Photo: Marjorie Maxfield


A Christmas engagement!

Is it not one of the most romantic times of the year? A time of gifting. And, a time to pause, (gasp, not in the middle aisle of Bloomingdale’s in NYC, Apple Store in Houston’s Galleria, or  the cosmetic counter at Neiman Marcus, LA) and reflect on “just what does my engagement mean?”

If you suspect a ringing in the near future or, after the 1st; read on.

To be engaged is to receive a gift of another, and, likewise, be that gift to another.

Nothing tops this! All eyes will be on your ring; however, you know that a gift of another is the most magnificent gift that you will receive and give this, or any other Yule!

With this ring, more Christmas gifts abound– a new family! New traditions, new names and faces, along with all those family stories that need to be remembered and retold. They, the in-laws, sisters, brothers, children, aunts, uncles, cousins to the third  line of relatives, are, too, a gift! All to shine brightly on your tree of life!

Perhaps, a word or two of a practical matter!

What to do first after the blush of yes has faded and needs to be enhanced with a sweep of Chanel Joules Contraste pink powder. Make a list, and check it twice. Here’s mine, a national wedding etiquette expert: