2018 Wedding Guide

 A wedding is likely the largest and most important celebration you will ever plan and experience in your lifetime. Many aspects must be considered when planning a wedding—everything from personal tastes and finances, to traditions and dreams.  To set you on the path to planning the wedding that is just right for your and your love, Northern Connection magazine is pleased to feature its 2018 Wedding Issue, which is packed with tips, trends and information on some of the finest wedding facilities and professionals in the area  [Read more…]

2017 NC Wedding Guide



How to Be a Wedding Ambassador:

Entertaining your Out-of-Town Guests in the ‘Burgh

As the bride and groom, it is customary to provide a “Welcome Kit” for your out-of-town guests when they make the trip to Pittsburgh to be a part of your happy day. Traditionally, the “Welcome Kit” contains a thank you note from you and your families, a few snacks, a couple bottles of water, an itinerary of activities and when they have “free-time” to explore the ‘burgh on their own. Consider the following places and services for both your wedding plans and recommendations to your out-of-town guests. [Read more…]

Special Choices for your Special Day:

Mar16 NC web banner-2Your first day being officially married. This special occasion deserves the best to help you celebrate your new life together. These following special choices will make your wedding a truly exquisite, charming and memorable moment:

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2016 NC Wedding Guide

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17th Annual Wedding Issue!
Our March 2016 issue will help you tell prospective
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Gift Registry for Both Bride AND Groom

Nikki & Tommy Dee

Nikki & Tommy Dee

By Marianne Reid Anderson

If you and your spouse-to-be are not really into china and silverware patterns, not to worry. The Internet has completely opened the door to the world of possibilities so you can gear your gift registry into something that suits the both of you, your interests or your goals. Here are just a sample of the new types of gift registries available online:

REI.com – Are you an outdoorsy couple? Register with REI and you can both receive the latest in hiking attire, camping equipment, and much more including tents and even a 2-person kayak.

HomeDepot.com – Are you a Do-It-Yourself couple with plans to fix up your love nest? Through the gift registry with Home Depot you can register for everything you need from home décor to power tools and everything in-between for your DIY projects.

DownPaymentDreams.com – Need help getting started in purchasing a place of your own? Register with DownPaymentDreams.com and collect down payment funds to help you buy the home of your dreams.

HoneyFund.com – Want help affording your honeymoon? Register with the HoneyFund and guests can help give you the romantic trip of your dreams with funds for air miles, hotel rooms, romantic dinners or even a bottle of champagne.

IDoFoundation.org – Want to share your love with the world? Through the I Do Foundation, you can create a gift registry of your favorite charities that are close to your hearts and encourage your guests to donate in lieu of buying a traditional gift.

CardAvenue.com – Can’t pick the things you want or need for a gift registry in time for the wedding? You may want to consider registering for a variety of gift cards for your favorite stores through CardAvenue.com, then redeem the cards once you know what you want from each store.

KnotaRegistry.com – Are you more into sharing experiences than buying housewares? With Knot a Registry, you can register for a wide variety of experiences for you to share, from tandem skydiving to cooking lessons to white water rafting to a new sushi restaurant. Use Knot a Registry for your guests to give you unique experiences to enjoy your newlywed time together.

Etsy.com – Do you prefer to support independent artisans and small businesses? Then, you may want to register for unique, hand-made items from around the world through Etsy.com.

NewlyWish.com – Do you prefer shopping at boutiques rather than large department stores? Ideal for the “metro” couple, NewlyWish offers unique housewares, as well as, a huge selection of fine food and wine.

SevenHopesUnited.com – Are you are a socially-conscious couple? Then, you may want to register with Seven Hopes United. They ensure that products are from artisans who are paid a living wage, work in safe conditions, and that children aren’t being exploited.

This list is just sample of the bevy of online gift registries you have to choose from as a young couple starting out in life together.