Please Don’t Make Me Open Your Gift in Front of Other Guests

Emily Forrest, Zola’s director of communications, wasn’t surprised by the survey results. She thinks that people just feel more comfortable these days doing what feels right for them, regardless of…

Why Isn’t Queen Elizabeth’s Casket Open During Her Funeral?

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022. If you watched the funeral services, one thing you likely noticed is that the queen’s casket was closed. Here’s why the matriarch…

Macon County Couple Open ‘Pick Your Own’ Flower Field

Posted: Aug 5, 2022 8:20 PM CDT by Carrington Cole A Macon County woman’s dreams have bloomed into reality. Arely Kloss, along with her husband David Kloss, created the Circle…

Wedding invitations help Bridal Veil post office stay open

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad Thirty miles east of Portland, Ore., along the Columbia River sits an abandoned town called Bridal Veil, a once-thriving lumber community where only a cemetery…

May 2022 Wedding Planning Open Thread

One year ago, in May 2021, I wrote a post about my own wedding planning drama and messiness. I was one month out from getting married (!!!), my fiancé (now…

April 2022 Wedding Planning Open Thread

Hi APW, We’re back with another installment of “What Is Time?” (alternate working titles: “Am I Doing This Right?”, “To Have A Wedding Or Not To Have A Wedding?”, “Did…

March 2022 Wedding Planing Open Thread

Hey APW, It’s March of 2020 2021 2022. I feel like a broken record, but… HOW? How did the two weeks that we all thought we’d just lay low in…

“Wedding Bell Blues” To Open This Weekend

By BOBBIE GREEN The Progress The Mesquite Drama Queen team of Nancy Arnold and Susan Kjellsen are at it again. Their creative juices have been flowing. The end result is…

New Wedding Venue The Barn at Hansen Hill Open for Biz

Hansen Hill is a historic property-turned-wedding venue that began booking weddings in 2021, this one with a country-chic bent. “My goal was always to keep the farm in the family,”…

February 2022 Wedding Planning Open Thread

Hello again, friends, We’re back with another month of wedding planning community, safe space, and support. I looked back at last February’s post and it was sort of eerie. At…