Bride's Vow

My wonderful (groom’s name),
On our wedding day, I think of all the reasons
I am blessed to be your wife:

You are the joy of my life.
In you I found much more than I ever hoped,
more than I ever dreamed a man could be.
In your arms, I feel happy, safe, protected.
You’re my hero, my defender, my soul mate, my love.

I was born for you.
There was a space in my heart that you fill perfectly.
I fall in love with you again every time I see you.

We are alike, and yet we are different.
Our similarities bond us together,
and our differences keep things interesting.
And no matter what,
you let me be me, just as I am.
I am so grateful for that.

I want to keep discovering you.
I love so many things about you now,
and I know I will find many more to love.

The many little things you to do please me
touch me more than you know.
You see me with your heart,
and you always make me feel beautiful.

This is the beginning
of the rest of our lives together.
We have so much happiness ahead of us,
a lifetime of love,
a lifetime to create wonderful memories.
Nothing matters more than being with you.
I love you; I trust you; I am totally open to you.

Everything that’s woman in me responds to the man in you,
And as we become husband and wife,
I want you to know that there will never be
anyone else for me but you,
my husband, my love, my life.

By Joanna Fuchs

Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2017 and 2018

Ready to set a date? Check this list of dates you might want to steer clear of when booking your wedding.

By Justine Lorelle Blanchard    

Personally Significant Days

Check your own calendar for college reunions, family weddings, anniversaries or other events, like big conventions or festivals in your city (call your local chamber of commerce), and any annual occasions that involve your family or close friends.

Holiday Weekends

Holiday weekend weddings have pros and cons. You've got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!); plus, a Sunday wedding is often less expensive than a Saturday one. But costs of travel and hotels may be higher. And if you're looking to marry around Valentine's Day, be wary of your floral bill, especially if you've got your heart set on red roses—they'll likely be more expensive than at any other time of the year. Likewise, reception sites often charge a higher fee for a New Year's Eve wedding. Also consider the impact of a holiday weekend on your guest list: Some families have standing plans or traditions that they'd prefer not to miss.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of January 13-15, 2018

Presidents' Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of February 17-19, 2018

Mother's Day (always a Sunday) Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself: Do you want your anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother's Day when (or if) you become a mom?

Weekend of May 13-14, 2017

Weekend of May 12-13, 2018

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of May 27-29, 2017

Weekend of May 26-28, 2018

Father's Day (always a Sunday)

Like you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day. And grooms, make sure you're okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father's Day if you decide to have kids.

Weekend of June 17-18, 2017

Weekend of June 16-17, 2018

Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Labor Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of September 2-4, 2017

Weekend of September 1-3, 2018

Columbus Day (always a Monday)


Weekend of October 6-8, 2018


Avoid it if you're terrified that someone might actually show up in costume (and embrace it if you want them to!)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

November 23, 2017

November 22, 2018

New Year's Eve

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Monday, December 31, 2018

Religious and Cultural Holidays

Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when planning your wedding. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you're allowed to marry at these times.

Palm Sunday

April 9, 2017

March 25, 2018

Easter Sunday

April 16, 2017

April 1, 2018

Passover (begins at sunset)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Friday, March 30, 2018

Tisha B'Av (begins at sunset)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 until nightfall on Friday September 22, 2017

Sunday, September 9, 2018 until nightfall on Tuesday September 11, 2018

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

Friday, September 29, 2017 until nightfall on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 until nightfall on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sunday December 2, 2018 until nightfall on Monday, December 10, 2018


Monday, December 25, 2017

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Tuesday, December 26, 2017, until Monday, January 1, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, until Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)


Saturday, June 24, until Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thursday, June 14, until Friday June 15, 2018

Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes; the holiday lasts for about four days)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ram Navami

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Monday, March 26, 2018

Krishna Janmashtami

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, September 3, 2018

Days of Remembrance

We're talking about historically significant days (like the anniversary of September 11) that may be off-limits if you come from a big military family. Or, that could make them all the more meaningful—it's up to you to decide.

Patriot Day

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Friday, December 7, 2018

Major Sporting Events

If you're die-hard sports fans—or if you're worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding and the big game—avoid getting married during popular sporting events. And if a lot of your guests come from the same alma mater, watch out for homecoming weekends and bowl games that might conflict.

Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN

Final Four During March Madness

Saturday, April 1, 2017 and Monday, April 3, 2017, in Glendale, AZ

Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio, TX

Unlucky Dates

If you're superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious dates from across several cultures.

The Ides of March For ancient Romans, an "ides" was simply a date that marked the middle of the month—until Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15 in 44 B.C. Since then, "Beware the Ides of March" has become the mantra of this superstitiously unlucky date.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Friday the 13th The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the last supper, but the famous Babylon's Code of Hammurabi doesn't include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as old as 1700 BC. And it wasn't until a successful novel titled Friday, the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation.

October 13, 2017

April 13,

July 13, 2018

Leap Years Greeks and Romans thought that starting any new life event— from getting married to baptizing a child— in a leap year would bring bad luck.

Following Leap Year: 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Choose the Right Wedding Dress For You

By Aman Tumukur Khanna  

The wedding dress does have an aesthetic appeal. Speaking truly, It is your wedding and you want everything to be perfect. From the hair to your dress and even your shoes should be perfect. So choose wisely whatever you are going to wear that day.

When you are the bride, it is quite natural that people will be looking up to you. If anything is messy or untidy they will start talking. Thus, when you buy your wedding dress focus on every detail and start working accordingly. Here are certain tips that will help you find the right wedding dresses according to your body type.

Hourglass- this is the ideal body frame. Perfect dress would be a ball gown dresses that have small waistlines. The ones having a curvy body can go for the form-fitting gowns. The dropped waist wedding gown is becoming popular again after the beginning of the 1920's fashion. These are good for those having height and longer torsos. As the hourglass figured women are bustier so they should avoid straight necklines and choose the sweetheart necklines.

Rectangular- For your figure, you need to create the curvy essence. The bust enhancing dresses and elegant sheath dresses are good for your choice. Cinched waist dresses have puffier skirts and can help to create volume on your waist area.
Slim- You are lucky to be slim. You can pick the mermaid dresses or the trumpet ones. This style is also good for the slender people. If the gowns are having higher waistlines, it will give you are taller look than you probably are.

Oval- the healthier and plus sized brides look best in the empire dresses. It might be jazzed with embellishments or just simple. Make sure that you make this kind of dress fitting for you; otherwise, it might give a billowy look to you.

To conclude, it can be said that an A-line dress is not that flattering that you want it to be. The taller brides should keep it simple. They should avoid the decked-out gowns. These dresses help in hiding any flaws still giving the girlhood day appeal in a fashionable way. The sheath gowns are also similar in effect by camouflaging the flaws. Thus, choosing a gown for a slender bride and a curvy bride is quite different. So, be careful about your choice and make sure to try them before you buy one than regretting later.

To know more about Wedding Dresses Melbourne, please check our website.

In April Issue N.E. Informer will have a 4 page wedding guide special. Check it out.

Wedding Stamps

Make Your Wedding Day More Romantic With a Live Band

By Shine Manson  

The day you have been dreaming of is finally here. You are wearing your best smile while looking back and laughing at all the trials you have experienced before finding a real man or woman who will cherish and appreciate you for the rest of your life. It's your wedding day, and what better way to make it more romantic than having a live band that will perform the songs of your journey and love for each other?

Preparing for your wedding, from choosing the attire to the venue, is exciting yet exhausting. It is important, therefore, to select the right local band for your special day without any hassle. To help you out, here are some tips and pointers to consider when looking for a live band.

1. Freedom to choose a range of music genres. The first thing you should always inquire is whether or not you are free to decide your song selection or genre - it's your day after all and you want to feel loved and in the mood. Hire a live band that gives you the chance to present your preferences. You may want a mashup of classical music, R&B, or even K-pop. Tell them right away so that they can instantly create a playlist for you.

Moreover, it is best to work with a band that understands that there are certain songs that would stir up and remind special memories of your relationship. You may also ask the band if they accept song requests from guests. That would be lovely, isn't it?

2. Talented singers and performers. Good music and talented wedding singers and performers are a perfect combination. Ask politely about the band's previous wedding gigs and how long they have been in the industry. Bands and musicians who have been singing and performing in weddings for many years give the impression that they are actually good, entertaining, and excellent. Feel free to checkout their videos on their website in case they have uploaded them. And let's say you are looking for a wedding live band, you can easily search this on the internet by using the same phrase or enter this keyword on video streaming sites.

3. Competitive and reasonable rates. Go for a live band that offers a competitive price. However, this does not mean being cheap. Try to assess if their rates are reasonable enough for the services they are providing. Also, you should consider your budget. Does their rate suit your budget? Are you willing to pay a significant amount of money for high-performing sound systems and versatile band of musicians? If your answer is "yes", definitely go for it!

4. Interesting packages. It is common that when you hear the word "band", you probably think of three or more persons composing it. That's actually correct. But there is also the so-called "one-man band". You may want to get a live band package with one member only or two, three, or four members on it. Usually, when you hire a one-man band, a musician will sing and play an instrument. If you want to have that vibe of being serenaded, then choosing this package is the right one.

Keep these four tips in mind and you will definitely have a wedding with memorable live music.


Most people know the Silver Wedding Anniversary is the 25th Anniversary, and the 50th is considered the Golden Anniversary. How many are aware the 40th is Ruby, or the 45th is Emerald?

Well let N.E. Informer help you with your anniversary questions.  Whether you wish to give the traditional gifts given through the ages or stay in the loop with what the modern gift lists consist of N.E. Informer has it here.  

Anniversary Gift

1st  Paper
2nd  Cotton
3rd  Leather
4th  Fruit, flowers
5th  Wood
6th  Sugar
7th  Copper, wool
8th  Bronze, pottery
9th  Pottery, willow
10th  Tin
11th  Steel
12th  Silk, linen
13th  Lace
14th  Ivory
15th  Crystal
20th  China
25th  Silver
30th  Pearl
35th  Coral
40th  Ruby
45th  Sapphire
50th  Gold
55th  Emerald
60th  Diamond


Schedule for 2016

Baltimore, Maryland 1-14-17
Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Martin's Valley Mansion

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1-22-17
Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Los Angeles, California 4-2-17
Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles


Fun Games for Your Bridal Shower Party 

By Joncarla Domingo Sese 

Are you on the hunt for some creative bridal shower games but stumped on ideas? Here are 5 bridal shower games that will surely get your guests rolling with fun and laughter. You may have heard of some of them but they are definitely repeatable and surprisingly fun!

He said, she said

Sit down with the bride and groom and ask their opinions on certain topics. Write the funny or unique quotes from them. At the bridal shower, have the guest guess who said what. You can create lips or mustache cut-outs that guests can hold up, depending on whether they think it was the bride or groom that said the lines, for a fun twist!

Dress the bride

You will be needing rolls of toilet papers for this game. Group your guests into 4 or 5 and have them select a model. Tell the groups they have 5 minutes to dress their model the best possible wedding dress using only rolls of toilet paper and some items inside their purse.

That Wedding Movie

Play a charade with your guests featuring all popular wedding movies. Give each team two minutes to guess what is being acted out.

Down the Memory Lane

Give out sticky notes to each guest and ask them to write down any memory they have of the bride anonymously. It could be anything---sweet, funny and even embarrassing memories. Arrange all the sticky notes on a board and read out each of them. Ask the bride to guess who wrote the note and have her explain the whole story for everyone. What's great about this is game is that you can collect the sticky notes and arrange them in a scrapbook or album as a keepsake.

Bride on the Hot Seat

Prior the bridal shower, interview the groom and ask him questions about his favorites or his love story with the bride: "What's your favorite sport?" "What is your favorite body part of your partner?" Then, at the bridal shower, ask the bride the same questions. It's a great idea to record a video of the groom giving his responses so everyone can see. This can also serve as solid evidence!

There are tons of creative and great bridal shower games to play. Remember, even the most common games can be made fun with a few twists! So, just chill and have a little fun hosting the bridal shower.

Lovely Gift for the Newlyweds

By Didier Mario 

Deciding on the perfect gift can be tough, but you don't have to buy one for them to unwrap. Instead, you can give them something to be part of the actual ceremony. There are plenty of wonderful classic wedding cars which can be rented for the occasion. If you are close to the couple and want to do something delightful for them, this can be it!

Talk to them in advance to discover if that is something they would be interested in receiving. They may already have other plans in mind for their wedding day transportation. Perhaps they haven't thought about it yet, but they love the idea of one of the classic wedding cars being part of that event. They will appreciate that wonderful gift and it is one less thing they have to pay.

It is possible they have already thought about this type of transport, but they didn't have the budget for it. That may be what prompted you to include it as your wedding gift to them. Let them be part of the decisions involving the classic wedding cars out there and what they can have access to on their wedding day.

Price Range

Don't feel bad at all about setting a price range either when it comes to classic wedding cars. Talk to the couple and let them know you have a price limit you can spend for the vehicle. They are going to understand that and they will appreciate you have gone to such lengths to make their wedding day special in all ways.

Work with them to look at the various offers out there so they can get what they want and you will be happy with the price involved. You don't want them to settle for any of the classic wedding cars that don't fit their theme or their style. However, you don't want to foot the bill for something far more than you can afford. A gift is appreciated but never required so you shouldn't feel guilty about setting a price amount they can spend for it.

Securing the Deal

There shouldn't be any trouble finding a provide offering amazing classic wedding cars for a reasonable price. Find out what they offer, look at the vehicles, and make a decision. Talk to them about the date of the wedding, the location, and the times you will need it for. Be very specific about pickups and drop-offs so they can give you the pricing.

Make sure you agree to the terms and conditions of the offer. The couple to be married needs to agree to those terms and conditions also. Otherwise, you may end up with an extra expense you didn't plan on relating to the rental of this vehicle. Once everyone is in agreement, it is time to get the paperwork finalized.

A Gift they will Always Remember

Get the wheels in motion for this set of wheels, and it will all go very smoothly. Don't overlook fact that many of the best providers have their vehicles booked up to a year out. As soon as the date for the wedding is planned, get busy getting all of this set up. You may need to pay for part of it when you reserve and then the balance when the date arrives.

They are always going to remember you took the time to think of something so grand for their wedding day. They will appreciate it and they aren't going to forget it. You don't have to struggle with finding the right gift and they don't have to worry about transportation on their wedding day!

The right vehicle for your special occasion is important. It is a nice touch to create the setting you want. You can select one vehicle to arrive in or you can select several for your entire group such as a wedding party to use for the event. We offer a wide selection of vintage vehicles as well as those that are stylish with room for many passengers. Check out to learn more about our vehicles available and to book them. Our friendly staff at Premier Carriage is always available to answer questions, to make special arrangements, and to ensure your occasion has the vehicles you want!