Wedding Planning Tips

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7 Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Wedding guest book ideas are pretty easy to come by. But ones you haven't seen before, not so much! It's exciting when a couple comes up with something new and unique. Something that truly reflects your personalities, and is fun for your guests. But, I'm...

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How Much Alcohol for My Wedding

How much alcohol for my wedding? It's a question almost everyone asks in their planning meeting, so I'm here to help. For this post, I'm going to assume you are buying your own alcohol as opposed to your wedding venue providing it. The answer to...

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Best Honeymoon Locations by Month

I was browsing Pinterest and drooling over honeymoon locations. Yes, I've been married for nearly 12 years and yet, being in this industry, I still dream of a second honeymoon (and wedding if I'm being honest, but so far Matt has not gotten on board...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Do a First Look

The First Look is a hot topic. Each year I see more and more couples choosing to see each other before the ceremony and I love it! The reasons I've listed below, come from working closely with couples planning their big day and from the...

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What is Included in Wedding Catering

You've set the date, you have your venue locked in, now it's time to choose a wedding caterer. You may be locked into a particular caterer that works solely with your venue, or you may be on the hunt for one. Either way, you're probably...

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Is a Wedding Rehearsal Necessary

I'm going skip right to the punch line and say no, a wedding rehearsal isn't necessary, in most cases. There are some circumstances when a rehearsal might be necessary. So I am going to take you through the reasons not to have one and the...

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How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

This is a topic that is very close to my heart. You see Matt (my husband) and I were full time wedding photographers for 9 years. Through my experience I know the questions couples ask. Plus I know the list of questions they think they...

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What to Ask a Wedding Venue – Part 3

In this last installment of What to Ask a Wedding Venue we're going to look at Accommodations, Payments and Liability. You already have 36 questions from part 1 and part 2 on these topics; Venue Rental, Staffing and Coordination, Catering and Bar Service. By the end...

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What to Ask a Wedding Venue – Part 2

In What to Ask a Wedding Venue - Part 1, I talked about 15 questions to ask a wedding venue in regards to the Venue Rental. Today I'm going to share the next 21 questions that will cover Staffing, Coordination, Catering and Bar. There's a lot...

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What to Ask A Wedding Venue – Part 1

You have your top venues chosen and tours lined up, now what? You're likely perusing the package details they've sent you in addition to making a list of questions to ask. There are 43 questions that I think are important to ask in your decision making....

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