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Wedding Ideas: Wedding Planning 101

What to Know Before Hiring Your Wedding Videographer

February 9, 2017 | nicole

photos by Ash & James Photography; watch this couple’s wedding film here! Wedding videography may not be a new thing, but we are loving the trend of more and more couples adding talented videographers to their wedding vendor team. Videography is an investment, one that we think is worth it if you have the budget. After all is said and done, your wedding photos and film are what you have to remember your day by! Whether […]

Let’s Talk Wedding Budget + 6 Ways to Save

January 26, 2017 | nicole

photo by Grant Daniels Photography While there are definitely more fun parts of wedding planning (dress shopping! setting up your wedding website!), your wedding budget is one of the most important. We know it can be overwhelming, and even knowing where to start is a challenge. Not to worry — we’ve broken down how to set your wedding budget step by step, and even given a few tips for saving money on the big day! photo […]

Choosing Your Wedding Size

January 19, 2017 | nicole

photo by Terralogical Some say that size doesn’t matter, but when it comes to weddings, size is a pretty big deal! Wedding size affects everything from budget to venue to style. Before heading to your first wedding venue tour, we recommend sitting down for a serious talk about wedding size, starting with these questions: What do you envision? What can you afford? What do your families expect and are those expectations on the same page […]

10 Unique Beach Wedding Locations You Haven’t Considered

December 15, 2016 | nicole

As we’re nearing the holidays and entering winter here in the U.S., we find ourselves dreaming of escaping to beach wedding locations around the world. While “beach wedding” may conjure specific imagery of traditional barefoot ceremonies in the sand and sun, there are some seriously unique beach wedding destinations that are often left out of the picture. If you see a beach wedding in your future, consider one of these out-of-the-box beach wedding locations to […]

What to Do Before Your First Bridal Appointment

December 1, 2016 | nicole

photo by Kreativ Wedding; wedding dress by Cymbeline Most brides feel one of two ways about shopping for their wedding dress: it’s either the second most exciting day of their lives (the first being the actual wedding, of course!), or it’s the most daunting part of the wedding planning process. Either way, there are a few things you can do to be prepared before heading to the dressing room at your first bridal appointment! photo by Darren Roberts Photography; […]

6 Unique Tips for Writing Your Wedding Vows

November 10, 2016 | nicole

photo by Karra Leigh Photography While some parts of your wedding planning can be delegated to your coordinator or family members, writing your wedding vows is easily the most personal part of preparing for your day. Expressing your intimate emotions toward your partner, likely in front of a crowd of loved ones, can feel like a daunting task. Whether you’re struggling to come up with the inspiration to get started or having trouble finding the right words, these unique […]

On Wedding Size: Why I Ditched The Big Wedding and Went Small

October 27, 2016 | gabby

photo by India Earl I have dreamed of a big wedding my whole life. When my fiancé Patrick and I first got engaged, our families agreed that a big wedding was the only way to go. Our personal networks are large enough for the huge, inclusive event we had always hoped for, and we couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate our marriage than with an endless sea of smiling faces toasting to our future. […]

Why You Don’t Need to Give Your Photographer a Wedding Shot List

September 22, 2016 | nicole

photo by Victoria Carlson Photography Working with some of the most incredible photographers in the world, we’ve heard a thing or two about how the professionals feel when given a wedding shot list.  In case this is your first time hearing of it, a wedding shot list is like an instruction manual for your photographer with each and every image you want them to capture on your big day. While couples being excited about their wedding photography […]

Deciding Whether or Not to Have a First Look

September 1, 2016 | nicole

photo by Shari + Mike Photographers Planning your wedding comes with many big decisions. How much should we spend? Who is on the guest list? What are we going to wear? While the majority of these choices come down to your budget, there’s one huge decision you have to make for your wedding day that’s totally free: should we have a first look? Plenty of couples have a strong opinion on this one way or the other, […]

The Best Wedding Websites to Give Your Guests the Deets

August 22, 2016 | gabby

photo by Jonnie + Garrett For those of you who may not know me, my name’s Gabby and I’m the Editorial Intern here at Junebug Weddings! In addition to the fun I have by sharing weddings with you all, I am currently planning my very own wedding. As soon as I picked my dress, selected our wedding venue, and secured our photographer, I immediately hunkered down and started researching the best wedding website hosts available. After all, building an excellent wedding website […]