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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Wedding Flowers Budget - How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

06th June 2009
Your floral budget can certainly run the gauntlet. On average you should expect to spend about 8-10% of your overall wedding budget on the flowers. This will include the bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and any ceremony and reception decor. While this... Read >

How to Write Thank You Notes - Etiquette and Examples for Wedding Thank Yous

29th May 2009
Yes, we all love to receive gifts, and weddings are a perfect occasion for gift-giving, as friends and loved ones customarily honor the commitment of the newly betrothed by showering them with wedding gifts. As the happy couple, just remember to always fe... Read >

Alternative Wedding Ceremony Readings for Unconventional Couples

20th February 2009
Traditional ceremony readings peppered with "thou shalts" and "whilst ye's" aren't for everybody. If you cannot bear another rendition of "love is patient, love is kind..." at your wedding ceremony, you've come to the right place. Consult this list of alt... Read >

7 Creative Valentine's Day Proposal Ideas

18th February 2009
It's no wonder why Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose. It's a day already steeped in romance and reserved for spending together, so half of the work is done for you. But if you're not careful, your sweet Valentine's pro... Read >

How to Plan a Bachelorette Party - Ideas for a Fun Final Send-Off

16th October 2008
Tired of standing aside while the guys flaunted their wild last night escapades, the gals are joining in the fun with bachelorette parties often just as raucous as their male counterpoints. But donning a dimestore tiara while a lubed up dancer named Duke ... Read >

Wedding Readings - Popular Passages For Your Wedding Ceremony

04th September 2008
If you're writing your wedding vows or personalizing your wedding ceremony with meaningful readings, delve into the world of literature, poetry, quotes and lyrics for inspiration. Here are some sample passages to get you started... Poetry William Sh... Read >

Wedding Dresses For Less - How to Score a Stylish Yet Cheap Wedding Dress

10th July 2008
Your wedding gown-arguably the most important garment purchase in your lifetime. No other dress comes with more anticipation - and will be more photographed - than this one. But that doesn't mean you have to spend like royalty to look like a princess on y... Read >

Thank You Notes - Etiquette and Wording Samples

17th November 2006
Yes, we all love to receive gifts, and weddings are a perfect occasion for gift-giving, as friends and loved ones customarily honor the commitment of the newly betrothed by showering them with wedding gifts. As the happy couple, just remember to always fe... Read >

Wedding Reception - 42 Questions to ask the Reception Site Manager

08th June 2006
When reviewing wedding reception sites, it helps to come equipped with the questions you need answered before making your decision. Here is what you will need to find out from your reception site manager:Costs InvolvedFirst and foremost?you will need to d... Read >

Married or Maiden Name - Behind the Last Name Change

04th June 2006
Suffering From Identity Crisis? Call it the precursor to the "Mommy Wars," the name change debate can be just as ruthless, just as grievous, and that seemingly perfect solution, just as elusive. Granted, for many women ? the name game is a non-issu... Read >
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