Deborah Collins

My name is Deborah Collins and I'm the Founder and Editor of Wedding Thingz. I was inspired to start this blog after I planned my second wedding. I've earned an MBA and have over 20+ years experience planning weddings and events. My blog is a three-time winner of the Wedding Industry Experts Awards and was selected as a Top 100 Wedding Blog by Bride Tide. I was also selected as a Top 25 Wedding Blog to Follow by Flip Key, chosen as Top 10 Wedding Pinner For Brides To Follow by Design Mantic and named a Top 25 Mompreneurs by Circle of Moms. I would like to be a source of inspiration to brides everywhere and I share information through this online magazine/blog. I love showcasing small businesses to brides and often feature their work in posts and giveaways. I have my own bridal shop and I love all Wedding Thingz!

Great Gifts for Bridesmaids

Bridal robes

When you are getting married, one group of people that you will be reliant on is your bridesmaids. They play a vital role on the big day but they also play an important part in the run up to the wedding day and in terms of the organization. With this in mind, most couples want to treat their bridesmaids to something special with which they can remember the big day and their participation in it.

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Relaxing in Rustic Accommodations in the Wilderness

log cabin

When your regular work week compromises of navigating a hectic urban jungle, you may not be able to wait for the weekend to arrive so that you can finally relax. However, if you stay in the city, you may not really get the chance to decompress and forget about the stresses of your job and everyday busy life.

Rather than coop yourself up at home, you may get the respite you have been looking for when you make reservations at facilities like forested resorts, Broken Bow cabins, rural hotels, camp grounds, and other getaway options. You can do some quick research and make the reservation today when you visit the business’s website.

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Bridesmaid 101: What to Include in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

Bridesmaid Survival Tips

From wardrobe snafus to too many morning-of mimosas, there are a number of things that can throw you off your bridesmaid game the day of the wedding. In order to prevent any unexpected hiccups, make sure your bridesmaid survival kit is stocked with some essential problem-solvers.

The bride-to-be or maid of honor might consider tossing all these wonder-workers in a cute, custom makeup bag or pouch for a practical wedding day gift your girls will use long after the last dance. Jazz things up when you pair practical essentials with sweet extras like mini bottles of champagne and sweet snacks.

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It’s all in the Details

Wedding Details

Most brides to be have spent months preparing for their big day. They have picked the dress, ordered the cake, reserved the hall, and made arrangements for food, photos, and flowers. Sounds like the check list is complete, but you might have forgotten a few of the small details. These things are not a big deal, but they can add to the over-all elegance of your wedding day.

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Bridal Makeup Tips: The Dos and the Don’ts

Bridal Makeup Tips

In all that turmoil of wedding preparations, when you’re focusing on the guest list, the flowers, the seating arrangement, and of course the dress, one thing can be forgotten – your makeup. Now since that special date’s approaching, naturally you want to look like a Botticelli’s Venus – as you should. So my dear brides-to-be, we’re going to give you a few dos and don’ts on how to have that perfect makeup on your wedding day.

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Bridal Boutique Talk

The Dress Matters Bridal Boutique

We are thrilled to spotlight The Dress Matters Bridal and Prom Boutique. This cute shop, which is located outside of Philadelphia recently celebrated the third anniversary. Krista Patton Photography captured the essence of the boutique brilliantly.

The boutique has made their mark in the Philadelphia area with a selection of beautiful dresses, top-notch staff, networking with industry partners and an unprecedented amount of awards in a relatively short period of time. The boutique has won several area “Best Of” awards. Here’s a very pretty look into the boutique.

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Top Tips for Booking Your Scottish Wedding Band

Selecting a band for your wedding

With the people of Scotland being natural music lovers, it’s no surprise that wedding bands are growing in number. Varieties in genre and approach to this audio art are now more diverse. On the upside, this means there’s a much lesser chance you won’t find the kind of band you want. Yet on the flipside, scouring for the right one now proves to be a much more disconcerting task, regardless of how much you love music.

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Picking “THE” Dress

Selecting a Wedding Dress

Jessica Longa, Wedding and Gala Event Specialist  at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa give advice for selecting the right dress. Once you have your venue, date and theme, now you need the DRESS! While your wedding date may seem like it is ages away, it is imperative to make some bridal salon appointments sooner rather than later. Some people may think it is too early, but it is imperative to order your wedding gown nine months before your wedding day.

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