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Holiday Weddings: Do You Dare?

Marta Block

Certain wedding arguments just never seem to get solved. Should you have children at your wedding? Are destination weddings rude or fun? Will the black wedding dress ever really take off? You can add, should you have your wedding on a holiday to the list.... MORE

Posted November 30, 2015

Indian Wedding Ideas You Can Steal

Marta Block

Photo Credit: Pearl Moon Photography Thanks to movies, music, and a growing South Asian population in the U.S., Indian weddings have entered the U.S. mainstream when it comes to wedding planning. If you’ve been to an Indian wedding, or seen one depicted in a movie, it’s hard not to covet the bright colors, extravagant entertainment, and general sense of fun and excitement that accompanies the wedding. One of the best things about living in a multicultural society like ours is that ideas pass back and forth between groups. But, you also want to be careful that you aren’t accidentally insulting a culture by taking pieces of it without fully understanding their meaning.... MORE

Posted March 17, 2015

Wedding Dates 2015 and 2016

Marta Block

Are you one of the 70% of couples who get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentines' Day? Your first step of course is to pick some possible dates. So, we present our annual list of good, bad, and just plain weird dates for your wedding (the list is also good for other party planning).... MORE

Posted December 02, 2014

How to Make Your Guests Hate Your Wedding

Marta Block

Everyone knows it's a losing proposition to try and please everyone with your wedding. People who are determined to find fault, will find fault no matter what. If you read one article that says how much people hate buffets, you'll read another that says how much people hate sit down dinners. As a general rule, brides and grooms are encouraged to do what makes sense for them on their wedding day. But there are certain categories of wedding complaints that it makes sense to think about when you're making your plans.... MORE

Posted November 25, 2014

How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost

Marta Block

I found budgeting to be the hardest part of planning my wedding. Not sticking to amounts, or keeping costs under control, but just figuring out what my wedding budget should be. I found a lot of articles and pie charts telling me what percentage of my budget should be reserved for each element (dress, ceremony, food, etc). But I had a hard time getting anyone, even wedding vendors, to give me actual approximate costs. The cost of a wedding photographer was one of the most difficult items to nail down. ... MORE

Posted November 03, 2014

Holiday Stress and Your Wedding

Marta Block

Family issues, money issues, scheduling issues, planning issues, shopping issues - does this sound like a list of wedding issues? It is, but it's also a list of winter holiday issues. Some of the biggest stressors of the holiday season coincide with some of the biggest engagement stressors. So, it's no surprise that even couples who generally make it through the wedding process with limited stress wind up a little stressed around the holidays. Three big issues tend to come up for engaged couples in November and December. We present them now to give you a little time to prepare.... MORE

Posted October 21, 2014

Should You Go to a Bridal Show

Marta Block

Long before there were blogs and wedding websites there were bridal shows. They go under a lot of different names "bridal expo," "bridal fair," "bridal show," "wedding show." But they all have the same basic idea, you go to one location and meet a lot of wedding vendors and other people interested in talking to the recently engaged. Here are some questions to ask yourself before deciding if a bridal show is a good idea for you?... MORE

Posted October 14, 2014

Should You Have a Brother Sister Dance (The Experts Weigh In)

Marta Block

A few years ago we started hearing of more and more brides and grooms looking for song choices for a "brother sister dance." We offered some suggestions. The trend kept growing and so, did the backlash.... MORE

Posted September 26, 2014

Wedding Planning 101 (Part 2)

Marta Block

Last week we broke the news to you that the first step in planning your wedding was not Pinning 100 beautiful dresses. Rather, it was coming up with your budget and your approximate guest list. This week, we get to some of the fun stuff, and some more stuff that isn't always so fun. But, to keep you inspired even with the less fun stuff we illustrate it all with a gorgeous wedding.... MORE

Posted September 02, 2014

Top Questions to Ask Your Caterer

Marta Block

Casual or formal, sit down or buffet, food is a big part of any wedding budget. Although it may seem like the most fun wedding vendor to hire (tastings, yay!), hiring a caterer can actually be very stressful. Not only are there a lot of industry terms to decipher (wait, what does plated mean again and what's a charger?), but each catering company has their own way of breaking down the bill so it can be hard to compare quotes.... MORE

Posted August 19, 2014

Now on GigMasters: Jen Glantz, Bridesmaid for Hire

Terri Zimmer

On GigMasters, you can find pretty much everything you need to plan a dream wedding: photographers, DJs, bartenders…and now you can even hire a bridesmaid!... MORE

Posted August 04, 2014

Wedding Ceremony Family Dynamics

Marta Block

With Thanksgiving this week and the holidays approaching 'tis the season for difficult family situations. As difficult as the holidays can be, weddings can be even harder. Because it symbolizes the start of a new family and the joining of two families a wedding ceremony can be a difficult reminder that the existing families aren't necessarily working the way you want.... MORE

Posted November 26, 2013

Don't Try to Reduce Wedding Costs

Marta Block

That's right, you read the title of this post correctly. While there are a lot of wedding blogs and magazine articles out there about trying to get the best prices for your wedding, this article is about why, sometimes, you actually shouldn't try and get a bargain.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2013

3 Updated Wedding Ideas

Marta Block

Remember  playing Atari and using a card catalog? Those things are gone and no one insists that you have to play Space Invaders instead of Xbox. So why do so many people still rely on wedding traditions from the past? Guest writer Rayna San Fillipo of Wedding Crowd says you don't have to, and she has some suggestions!... MORE

Posted November 01, 2012

What Is GigMasters?

Marta Block

Today, I want to tell you a little bit about who we are. Simply put, we are a full-service online booking agency. Whatever you want for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower,  whether it's an acrobat, a DJ or a wedding band, we can help you find one. We can even help you find photographers and food trucks if that's what you need. You can audition entertainers right on our site, see what other people have to say about them, get free price quotes, and book the entertainment and professionals of your dreams (and your budget).... MORE

Posted September 13, 2012

Wedding Tips from the Pros, What Do People Forget?

Marta Block

Every week we ask some of our top wedding pros for advice about wedding planning. This week's question: "What's the number one thing brides and grooms forget when planning their wedding?" Here are some of our favorite answers:... MORE

Posted February 28, 2011

Top 3 Things to Ask Your Wedding Performer

Marissa Latshaw

April showers bring…May proposals! While the winter holidays are still the #1 most popular time for marriage proposals, spring is not far behind. To that end, GigMasters filtered through all of the great wedding planning feedback we’ve gotten over the years and narrowed it down to the “Top 3 Things To Ask Your Wedding Performer” for engaged couples. ... MORE

Posted April 14, 2009