Cori Russell

name Cori Russell is editor for Elegala.com and Gala Weddings Magazine. Elegala.com is a complete weddings and wedding planning resource with a national directory of wedding venues and services, how-to guides, expert advice, checklists and photo galleries to walk brides and grooms through every step of the planning process.

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Unique Wedding Favors 8 Ideas

09th October 2009
Wedding favors often evoke a "been there, done that" response from wedding guests. Looking for something a little more memorable than a bag of Jordan almonds? Here are our top choices for a few inspiring guest thank-yous.Late night munchiesAfter dancing f... Read >

How to Plan Your Wedding Reception Music and Make Your Song Selections

01st October 2009
Your wedding entertainment can really make or break the atmosphere of your reception. No other detail will command more influence over the behavior of your guests, so you should use this opportunity to elicit the behavior you desire. Thus, whether you wan... Read >

Wedding Menu Ideas for Every Season

30th September 2009
Let your wedding catering take a cue from the seasons with these favorite menu ideas for every season... Spring Wedding Menu Ideas Summon the taste of spring with light flavors and delicate textures... In Season - serve a main dish featuring ham ... Read >

Cash Bars at Weddings: Tacky or Thrifty?

10th September 2009
Savvy couples are looking for any way to cut wedding costs - and rightfully so. Shelling out nearly $30,000 to host a party in these tough economic times just feels frivolous and wasteful. But sorry brides and grooms, a cash bar is never an acceptable mon... Read >

33 Best R&B Songs For Your Wedding Reception

02nd September 2009
If you're looking to set a sensuous vibe at your wedding reception, look no further than a playlist full of R&B wedding songs. With smooth base lines and sultry lyrics, R&B songs of love and devotion are perfect for moving, grooving, and romance o... Read >

Wedding Photography Tips to Help You Plan Your Wedding Album

31st August 2009
As one of the most important decisions you will make concerning the big day, planning your wedding pictures should be considered with care. This list of wedding photography tips will help to get you started towards capturing these priceless memories:Selec... Read >

Wedding Dresses Ideas for Every Season - Summer, Fall Winter, Spring

20th August 2009
Take a cue from the seasons with our favorite wedding dresses and attire ideas for spring, summer, fall, and winter...Summer Wedding Dresses and AttireThink breezy dresses with airy silhouettes and light fabrics for a summertime affair... Lighter fab... Read >

Wedding Dresses - 5 Hot New Wedding Dress Designers You Need to Know

15th August 2009
In the world of wedding fashion, your name is your trademark. From couture one-of-a-kind dresses to breezy ready-to-wear styles, these five up-and-coming designers represent the next class of high-style designer names to remember. Move over Ms. Wang...The... Read >

Wedding Flowers Ideas for Every Season - Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

11th August 2009
Take a cue from the seasons with these inspiring wedding flowers ideas for every season... Winter Wedding Flowers and Decor Winter theme weddings can be uber chic and ethereal. Use these ideas to create your wonderland... Color palette - new-fa... Read >

Wedding Catering Serving Styles Guide - Buffet, Seated Dinner, or Finger Food Reception

10th July 2009
Before you begin choosing between filet and chicken, consider how you’d like to serve them. The most common options include seated meal, buffet and passed-tray (appetizer) reception. To help you decide, we’ve compiled all you need to know abou... Read >

Bridal Jewelry - How to Accessorize Your Wedding Day Look

07th July 2009
OK ladies, here's music to your ears (and neck, and wrist)...  now that you've got your wedding dress, it's time to accessorize it! There's no doubt about it, the right baubles perfect your wedding ensemble.  Here's what you need to know ... Read >

Bridal Headpieces - How to Find the Right Headpiece for your Wedding Veil

28th June 2009
Anchor your wedding veil with an elegant bridal headpiece, or let its sparkle make a style statement all of its own. Usually attached to your wedding veil, your bridal headpiece can hold it in place for the entire event or allow it to be detached through ... Read >

How to Plan a Summer Wedding - Ideas, Tips, and Trends For Summer Wedding Themes

26th June 2009
Warm sunshine, vibrant colors, and outdoor setting opportunities abound during the summer months. Take advantage of the season with these summer wedding tips.Summer Weddings - Things to ConsiderBeat the Heat - Seriously consider renting fans or portable A... Read >

Three Steps to Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

12th June 2009
Looking for ways to personalize your wedding ceremony? Consider incorporating your own carefully chosen words into this momentous occasion, and build the foundation for a life-long relationship. Writing your own vows is definitely an ambitious undertaking... Read >

5 Ideas For Creative and Unusual Wedding Cakes

11th June 2009
As the centerpiece of your reception, wedding cakes are a bride's opportunity to make a major style statement. But many brides don't particularly like the taste of wedding cake, and some simply prefer to serve something a little more distinctive for the d... Read >
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