Wedding Planning

7 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas Guests Will Love

By at September 15, 2014 | 9:57 pm

Fruit Wedding Favors

Looking for some unique wedding favor ideas? Consider favors that guests will actually use. You don't want to spend your hard earned money on wedding favors that will just be thrown out at the end of the day. Take a look at these 7 unique wedding favor ideas that will be put to good use by your guests! 1. Chocolate Wedding Favors Who doesn't love chocolate? And,

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5 Best Wedding Photographers in Virginia

By at September 9, 2014 | 10:45 pm

Bridal Party Pose - Virginia Beach

Above Photo by brianlusbyPHOTOGRAPHY You'll find some picture perfect locations for your wedding as well as some of the best wedding photographers in Virginia. Famous for its 5,000 miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, Virginia is perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding. Other scenic places in Virginia include covered bridges, caverns and

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5 Creative ways to ask: Will you be my bridesmaid?

By at July 21, 2014 | 8:31 pm

Cupcake - Will you be my bridesmaid

You're engaged and it's now time for you to "pop the question" to your closest friends and family members to be your bridesmaids! Our advice is to make it unique and memorable, show them how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate them. After all, you'll be relying on them for so many things like helping you with ideas & planning, dress shopping, planning

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10 DIY Wedding Food Bars and Stations

By at July 11, 2014 | 9:46 pm

Waffle Bar at Wedding

DIY Wedding Food Bars and Stations for your reception are a great way to create a relaxed atmosphere and interactivity with your guests. You can have a food station for your cocktail hour, main meal, or dessert, and the possibilities are endless! Here are our 10 favorite DIY Wedding food bars and stations for your inspiration: Popcorn Bar Photo by: Hostess with the

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13 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

By at July 9, 2014 | 8:16 pm

Things to do after you get engaged

You just got engaged, congratulations! These 13 things to do after you get engaged will help you stay organized, on track, on budget, and on your way to planning your dream wedding. 1. Purchase a Wedding Organizer/Binder Once you're engaged there will be so much researching and planning, you'll want to keep everything organized.  The best way to do this is to use a

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10 New Must Have Wedding Photos of Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

By at June 16, 2014 | 7:26 pm

Bridesmaids First Look

You spend months and months planning your wedding making sure every detail is just right. You've gone through your entire wedding checklist, found your perfect wedding dress, found your venue, chose your wedding photographer, your wedding entertainment, picked the perfect wedding menu, and planned your dream honeymoon. Then, the big day comes and it's all over in a matter

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Top 10 Vineyard Wedding Ideas for a Wine Themed Wedding

By at June 9, 2014 | 8:54 pm

Cork Place Cards

A vineyard wedding has to be the most elegant and romantic venue setting there is. And, what would fit better than a wine theme? There are so many unique and fun ways to pull this off, from save the dates to desserts. Here are 10 of our favorite vineyard wedding ideas for a wine theme wedding, read on! Vineyard Wedding Ideas 1. Wine Cork Save the

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Unique Wedding Guest Book Ideas

By at April 25, 2014 | 7:22 pm

Puzzle Guest Book

Looking for a unique way to remember your wedding guests? We've pulled together 5 unique wedding guest book ideas to use for inspiration. Give these creative ideas a try instead of the usual signature in a book! Shadow Box Frame Wedding Guest Book Have your guests sign a heart and drop it in the shadow box frame. You can hang this beautiful frame in your

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Bridal Bouquet Styles

By at April 23, 2014 | 6:49 pm

Bouquet Styles

If you’ve been on the hunt for a dose of bridal bouquet styles inspiration to help you select the perfect bunch of blooms for your big day, then you’ve come to the right place! SimplyBridal’s infographic Bridal Bouquet Styles offers some great information on different bridal bouquet shapes and flower types, along with which seasons they’re available in. Looking

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How to Coordinate Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses

By at April 22, 2014 | 8:02 pm

mismatched bridesmaids dresses

Bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, so picking out bridesmaids dresses that everyone will feel comfortable with and look fabulous in can be challenging. This is why the decision to have mismatched bridesmaids dresses has become more and more popular recently. Remember, you can't just let your bridesmaids pick whatever they want, there has to be some element of

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Wedding Dress Trends for 2014

By at January 17, 2014 | 4:05 pm

With the New Year clipping along, wedding proposals are happening the world over as excited couples embrace their new life together. Once the question has been popped, the wedding planning starts, even if it’s more wishful thinking than tangible plans at this stage. For the bride-to-be, her most important decisions will be the gown she wears and her bridesmaid

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Wedding Photojournalistic Style of Photography

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:45 pm

Wedding Photojournalism is an increasingly popular style of wedding photography today. Brides who choose photojournalists to capture their wedding day feel the traditional photography style is stale and old, they are looking for something new and different. Photojournalism is a skill, not just the name of a style of photography. A wedding photojournalist is a

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A Photographer’s Wish List

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:41 pm

Finding and hiring a professional photographer to document your wedding day is a sizable investment, in not only money, but time as well. By doing your research and hiring a professional that suits your style, you can rest assured that he or she is going to capture your day exactly how you want. But achieving the best possible results doesn't end with the signing of the

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Ideas for a Perfect Bridal Shoot

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:34 pm

You have selected your wedding photographer and now it's time for your bridal shoot. So many questions to answer and it isn't even your wedding day yet! Here is some advice for the perfect bridal shoot. Bridal Shoots usually occur at least a month or two before your wedding date. The location of your bridal shoot is one of the most important decisions you

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Wedding Albums – Flush Mount vs Matted

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:09 pm

If you're having trouble choosing between a Matted album and a Flush mount album for your wedding, it's very likely because it's confusing! (especially if you're not familiar with book-making) I'll share two examples below from my trusted album company, and I'll try to explain the difference between the

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Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:09 am

Arrival of guests at hall Introduction of wedding party Introduction of bride and groom Blessing Meal Cake Cutting Toasts Bride & Groom’s First Dance Father & Daughter’s Dance Mother & Groom’s Dance Special Dances Bouquet and Garter Toss Dancing and Fun Arrival of guests at reception site Some guests may arrive early to the

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Brides: Do you want RAW photo files?

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:01 am

Recently, I've heard of couples asking for their photographer's RAW photo files as part of wedding packages. Now if you know all about the RAW files, JPG files, TIFF files, etc…then now is a good time to tune out. If not, read on. Do you suppose these couples know what a RAW file is? If they had a RAW file in their hand, would they know how cook it? Or would

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Classic or Traditional Wedding Photography Styles

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:28 pm

Classic or traditional wedding photography was the first in the history of wedding photography styles and probably the most common style used today. This is a timeless style that you have seen time and time again in wedding albums. Traditional wedding photography is defined as a carefully posed photograph where the subject is always aware of the camera. Traditional

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Your Wedding Photography Budget- Ways to Save

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:59 pm

Your wedding photography budget is arguably one of the most important wedding planning decisions you will make as a bride - after all, once the plates are cleared and the flowers die - all you'll have left of your wedding day is the photographs. Bottom line - scrimp on photography, and you'll regret it forever. You should plan to allocate a significant portion of your

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Wedding Photography Terminology for Brides

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:54 pm

When searching for the right wedding photographer, you'll need to know some basic wedding photography terminology. First you'll need to consider the style of photography you want. Two of the most popular are traditional and photojournalism. Traditional is the more classic, posed style where photojournalism is capturing the moments and documenting the day as it unfolds.

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Wedding Photos Before the Ceremony

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:37 pm

We tell many of our brides to rethink the only one hour between ceremony and reception for wedding photos rule. Here's how that standard timeline really works (imagine you're the bride): The ceremony begins a little late, because a bridesmaid couldn't find her shoes. You're totally flustered, but it's time to walk down the aisle. You eagerly await that "First Glance" of

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Take Advantage of Crowd Sourcing Your Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 9:00 pm

There is a hot new concept called "crowd sourcing" that's actually a pretty old idea. Originally, it was said that if you had an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters, they'd eventually write all of Shakespeare's sonnets. This new "crowd sourcing" concept suggests that instead of having a few professionals doing something (writing

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Brides: Setting up a list of ‘Have-To’ Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:46 pm

In spite of the popularity of the 'capture the moment' photojournalistic style, group shots will remain important and wanted by brides, families and wedding guests. It's these group shots and 'have to' shots that have given brides plenty of stress, and photographers plenty of lists for the day. So how hard can it be to come up with a workable list of group shots that

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GREAT Group Photos with help from a Wedding Wrangler

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:45 pm

There is a lot of advice out there on taking great group shots. Most is oriented to photographers but I think it would be useful for brides to know a bit about what works well.. Of the techniques, some that work are: shooting from unusual locations (a ladder?); having everyone in the group strike a different pose; making funny remarks to loosen them up. Essentially,

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How Many Photos should your Photographer Take?

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:39 pm

How many photos do I take? How many do you want? I know that I'm not supposed to answer a question with a question but it's a question I get asked all the time. That's probably because it can be measured, like my fee or how many hours I stay at a wedding. Easy questions. Trouble is, it's tough to answer. So before I answer it, let's think about the question: How

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5 Tips for Getting Perfect Wedding Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 7:57 pm

Are you in the process of planning your wedding? Working with your wedding photographer is an important part of your big day. Here are a few important tips to help make sure you get the perfect wedding photos! Schedule your engagement photos in time to send to the newspapers you want to be announced in. Keep in mind that larger city newspapers may take

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“Must have” Photographs, To Pose or Not to Pose?

By at July 30, 2013 | 7:54 pm

Must you have them? You hear about "must have" shots in magazines and online regularly. Wedding planners, venue coordinators, wedding writers, you know, pretty much everywhere. What are they? Well they are either those special events in weddings (the first kiss, the first dance, cake cutting), 'photo-walks' (essentially posed portraits directed by the photographer)

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Win Free Wedding Photography for your Wedding!

By at July 1, 2013 | 10:19 am

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY!We're SO excited to announce we've teamed up with Alex Bars Photography, one of the Top Philadelphia Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers, to offer his amazing wedding photography services to one lucky couple for Free!The Winner will receive 5 Hours of Wedding Photography & 1 CD of edited images, a value of $800! Here's How To

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Wedding Tips & Trends Straight From the Experts!

By at June 27, 2013 | 5:55 pm

Last week we had the opportunity to hangout with a panel of wedding industry experts hosted by HauteLook & Nordstrom Weddng Suite! They answered many different questions from brides on planning, etiquette, fashion and latest trends. We were so excited to learn all of these new wedding tips & expert advice, we had to share it all with you! The Panel of Wedding Experts

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Love Letter Ceremony

By at June 17, 2013 | 10:37 am

As wedding photographers, we are continuously experiencing new wedding trends. One of our favorites (adapted for our own wedding in Iceland), is the love letter ceremony. In wedding planning there is always a struggle to find a unity ceremony that hasn’t been done by a friend or relative. The love letter ceremony can provide the extra special detail you have been

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