Wisdom

The Two Minute Guide to Handling Those Awkward Moments

People say the darndest things. And many an awkward conversations will arise because of other people’s – shall we say silly, assumptions. One should never presume things in general, but who are we kidding? Best that you have a few polite responses prepared. Here are a few common scenarios: I never received my wedding invitation....
How to Plan a Wedding in 3 Months: Part 2

How to Plan a Wedding in 3 Months: Part 2

This is Part II of the “How to Plan a Wedding in 3 Months” series. Click here for Part 1.  Now that you have the big stuff out of the way, it’s time to get other crucial pieces in order. From your vendors to your wedding party to your attire, this is the time when...
How to Plan a Wedding in 3 Months: Part 1

How to Plan a Wedding in 3 Months: Part 1

I have a few wedding and event planner friends and none of them will ever say that their job is stress free. Fun? Yes. Calm? Not a chance. And they’re professionals! So when the party planner is you (the novice) and the party is only the most important day of your life (your wedding), the...
The Secret to Being a Productive Bride

The Secret to Being a Productive Bride

Question. How many browsers do you have open right now?  How many devices are within arm’s reach? How tempted are you to stop reading this article to check email or Facebook or StyleMePretty? We’re wedding planning in an age where constant connectivity and instant feedback is the norm. We post a question on a forum...
21 Ways to Deal With Wedding Planning Stress

21 Ways to Deal With Wedding Planning Stress

The dust has settled. The initial giddiness and sheer excitement of being engaged has worn off and its time to get down to business. You have a wedding to plan – an actual event to coordinate complete with logistics and vendors and contracts and difficult personalities. Virtually all brides encounter some variation of wedding planning stress and...
7 Secrets to Making Wedding Planning Easier

7 Secrets to Making Wedding Planning Easier

Now that you’re engaged, it has probably dawned on you that you have a new job title: event planner. And anyone who has planned a party before will know that there are a lot of logistics involved. So how do you stay organized throughout this process? How do you take advantage of the deals? Where...
Wedding Planner 101

Wedding Planner 101

The early stages of wedding planning are one part excitement and one part frightening. The fun of dresses, flowers and pinterest boards quickly gets overshadowed by budgets, contracts and the fine print. So many decisions to make, so many questions to answer, so many people to please… it’s no wonder people make such a good...
Let's Have Some Fun: The Reception

Let’s Have Some Fun: The Reception

It’s the party of your life and you want to make sure your guests have a great time from the get-go.  For those who want to get your guests involved in the party, here are a few fun ideas to consider: 1. GET TECHY. In this day in age, there literally is an app for...
Bad News for Best Men and Maids of Honor

Bad News for Best Men and Maids of Honor

We all do it. We love to comment and criticize on anything and everything and weddings are perfect targets. And we’ve all sat through dozens of wedding speeches, but can probably only recall one or two as being truly remarkable. These days, people are expecting toasts to be generic and forgettable, so as the best...
Ten Things to "Soak Up" on your Wedding Day

Ten Things to “Soak Up” on your Wedding Day

Everyone who has gotten married will tell you to ‘enjoy the moment’ on your wedding day, because it all goes by so quickly. And it’s true – your wedding day comes once in a lifetime – the rush of emotions you experience on that day are priceless.  This post is inspired by a precious gift...
Kids in the Wedding Party: Good Idea or Not?

Kids in the Wedding Party: Good Idea or Not?

Kids are unpredictable. They can be disruptive. They require constant supervision.But they are part of the family and your wedding wouldn’t be the same without these adorable little munchkins. Some couples will be adamant about not including kids in the wedding and that is a decision that should be respected – it’s their party after...
Welcome to Idojour!

Welcome to Idojour!

A note from the editors on inspiration, style and walking down the aisle. Welcome to Idojour.com, a place to explore, find ideas and inspiration for your wedding, and shop for the things that you love. We created this site because we know how overwhelming wedding planning can be. You have a lot of decisions to...