Caroline Retzer

Caroline is a professional writer living on a small farm in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. She has been married forever and finds herself constantly amazed at all the choices couples have today. She loves those sentimental parts of a wedding where a couple reveals their unique story. She hopes the articles she writes will inspire readers to look for the places they can express themselves in meaningful ways while honoring tradition.

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Afternoon Tea Wedding Menu Cards Afternoon wedding menu cards are a perfect place to add special details and highlights for the reception.
Backyard Barbecue Wedding Menu Cards Wedding menu cards are more than a place to express your creativity. While these details do add style to your reception, they also impart important information to your guests.
Blue Wedding Flowers There are many types of blue flowers to choose from as blue wedding flowers for your floral arrangements and bouquet.
Bridal Shower Decorations The key to memorable bridal shower decorations is the personality and creativity of the decorator.
Bridal Shower Food Selecting the appropriate food for a bridal shower is an intricate part of the planning process. Select a menu which compliments the shower plans and offers guests a delicious meal.
Bridal Shower Games and Activities Bridal Shower Game ideas that are a fun way for people to get to know each other while celebrating the special occasion.
Bridal Shower Locations While bridal shower locations can be as diverse as the people hosting them, you will want to find a place with easy access, enough elbow room, and which won't require a major decorating budget.
Bridal Shower Party Women from all walks of life have always supported and cherished each other. A bridal shower is one way to celebrate that bond and welcome a bride into the world of marriage.
Bridal Wedding Shower We ladies have been hosting and attending showers for a long time and if we want the men to join us, we are going to have to create an atmosphere where they feel welcomed and appreciated. The addition of the male gender will certainly change the tone and tenor of your shower, but with a little planning, it will be for the better.
Budget Bridal Showers If you are considering hosting a bridal shower, but feel the bottom line might exceed your limits, here are some creative ways to keep things on track.
Budget Engagement Parties The most important thing to remember when hosting a budget engagement party is to create an atmosphere where the bride and groom and their families have an opportunity to get to know each other. Make your food, decoration and location decisions based on creating a friendly atmosphere which encourages guests to mingle and chat.
Budget Fall Weddings | Cheap Fall Weddings There are lots of places for a frugal couple to trim the traditional wedding budget.
Budget Winter Weddings | Cheap Winter Weddings The key to keeping to your budget is to invest in the items which hold the most value for you as a couple and trim on the elements which offer no meaning for you.
Buffet Wedding Menu Cards If your reception dinner plans include a buffet, you may be wondering if you need menu cards. While not an absolute necessity, buffet cards are one of those little details which contribute to the overall tone of your reception.
Calla Lily Wedding Flowers Calla Lily Flower Ideas that will provide a sense of faith and happiness at your wedding.
Cheap Wedding Flowers Floral supply costs are often high, so for cheap wedding flowers, consider wedding flowers ideas that incorporate creative ways to add silk and fresh flowers without much expense.
Christmas Wedding Considerations Christmas time is one of the most magical seasons to plan a wedding. A thoughtful attitude and an open mind will help in overcoming some of the unique challenges a holiday wedding can present.
Christmas Wedding Flower Flowers for the winter season are the essence of a Christmas floral arrangement. Learn more about the perfect Christmas wedding flowers.
Christmas Wedding Invitations Highlight the things you find most appealing about the holidays and blend them with the anticipation and joy a wedding naturally provides.
Christmas Wedding Programs Christmas Wedding Programs are an excellent way for a bride and groom to communicate their appreciation to all the friends and family who will help make their special day such a success.
Christmas Wedding Reception Plan your Christmas wedding reception around the holiday theme or choose a few elements to reflect the season for a magical party.
Christmas Wedding Reception Themes By deciding to marry at this special time of year, you already have an affinity for this amazing season. So pull out all the stops and celebrate Christmas as you step into the world as husband and wife.
Civil Wedding Vows The biggest benefit to holding a civil ceremony is the freedom you have to create the wedding you desire without feeling pressure to conform to traditional expectations.
Contemporary Wedding Programs Wedding programs are a couple's primary way of including guests in the symbolic parts of their ceremony. Let your program offer a peek into your personalities and your relationship by giving your creative side a chance to take over.
Creative Wedding Programs While there is a loose tradition to guide your program choices, creative wedding programs are becoming popular across the country.
Eastern Orthodox Wedding Vows Couples who are planning an Eastern Orthodox wedding are participating in an ancient service, with rituals and readings which have changed very little over the past centuries. Rich in symbolism and tradition, this type of wedding leans heavily on the priest to guide the ancient rites and lead the bride and groom through the symbolic steps
Engagement Parties Planning and hosting an engagement party is a special way to honor a new couple. Keep the party low key and focused on allowing the family and friends of the bride and groom begin to get to know each other.
Engagement Party Invitations Design an invitation which reflects the tone of the engagement party you are hosting and the special couple it honors.
Fall Destination Weddings A destination wedding is about celebrating the love you share as a couple, and then extending that love to your friends and family.
Fall Wedding Dress Your first consideration should always be how you, as the bride, feel in a gown. Then concentrate on the alterations, additions, or accents which add the fall flavor your desire.
Fall Wedding Flowers Flowers for a fall wedding offer such a large opportunity for creativity. Your biggest problem when looking for fall flowers might just be all the choice you have available.
Fall Wedding Invitations Wedding invitations come in such a wide variety of styles, many couples find themselves a bit intimidated by all the choices. Look to tradition for guidance and then focus on ways to express yourselves.
Fall Wedding Programs A creative wedding program will allow you to communicate with your guests in a meaningful way. And your guests will be able to participate in the marriage of two very special people.
Fall Wedding Reception Theme Your wedding reception is the part of your big day where everyone gets to celebrate. Ask yourself what type of party you want to host.
Fall Wedding Theme County or urban, formal or casual, fall is the perfect season to celebrate a wedding.
Famous Wedding Vows The reason wedding vows and love poems become famous is because they speak so clearly to what is in a couple's hearts. These famous words transcend the generations and target the most basic elements of love and devotion.
Green Bridal Showers Green bridal showers area a rapidly growing trend and may be the most unique and thoughtful shower you have ever hosted.
Hawaiian Wedding Flower Ideas Popular Hawaiian wedding flowers include the Bird of Paradise and hibiscus. Learn about other Hawaiian wedding flowers.
History of Traditional Wedding Vows Whether you are searching for historical touch stones to add to your wedding vows or looking for the source of today's common wedding wording, plan on spending time sifting through some amazing historical documents.
Honeymoons in the Fall Now comes the fun part of your wedding planning. It's finally time to decide where to take your honeymoon.
Honeymoons in the Winter The key to a planning honeymoons in the winter is matching the location to your personal ideas of a vacation.
How To Write a Newspaper Enagagement Announcement If you are finding yourself a little nervous about composing the newspaper announcement for your engagement, you are not alone. Few brides to be have experience with this task and putting your words into a public forum has caused more than one couple some stress.
Kansas Wedding Accommodations While it is not a bridal couple's responsibility to find the perfect room for every guest, it is a thoughtful couple who considers the comfort of out of town friends and family.
Kansas Wedding Beauty Spas Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day. Spending some time pampering yourself and letting go of some wedding planning stress is an excellent way to prepare for such a major event in your life.
Kansas Wedding Bridal Fashions Your wedding day is a special event for both you and all the people who will stand up with you. If all of you feel beautiful, happy and confident, you have found the right dresses.
Kansas Wedding Cakes Wedding cakes have become marvelous creations which can look almost too beautiful to cut into slices. Whether covered in cascading wedding flowers and lattice shaped fondant or a simple three tiered study in white, your wedding cake is a reflection of your personalities as a couple.
Kansas Wedding Catering Catering a wedding can be one of the biggest parts of a couple's wedding budget. Big or small, it is a huge undertaking to feed guests and family for your reception.
Kansas Wedding Ceremony Sites Choosing the venue for your wedding goes to the very heart of relationship as a couple. What is the perfect place for you two to become husband and wife? Answer that question and you have selected your Kansas Wedding Site.
Kansas Wedding Counselors Most couples spend months planning the wedding, but little discussion is had about sharing a home or jointly paying the bills. By taking the time now to resolve your issues, you will be taking a major step toward building a life together.
Kansas Wedding Dance Instructors Practice your steps and then relish your first dance with your husband. Even the most trendy or nontraditional wedding can find room for the pure love that is represented by dancing.

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