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How to Trim Your Wedding Guest List

September 1, 2020 | riley

Photo by Peyton Rainey. See more from this real wedding here. COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and has particularly impacted the wedding industry. Lavish weddings as we once knew them are changing shape overnight. If you’re dealing with rescheduling or trying to trim down your guest list to follow government guidelines and ordinances, know that you aren’t alone. Couples getting married in 2020—and likely 2021—will face a list of new challenges that others […]

Should I Tip Wedding Vendors?

August 4, 2020 | brooke

photo by Karra Leigh Photography Imagine this: It’s the end of your wedding night. You’ve just exited the venue and said “goodbye” to all of your guests. A getaway car whisks you away—hopefully headed to a cozy hotel or maybe out to a bar with the closest members of your crew. You did it! Whew! Back at the venue, your photographer and videographer are packing up their things, the florist scurries around to gather leftover […]

10 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Airbnb Wedding

July 20, 2020 | juliette

photo by Tida Svy Photography If you’re searching for totally unique and unexpected wedding venues, it’s time to put an Airbnb wedding on your list! Rental properties offer so many benefits that most traditional wedding venues simply can’t, including a cozy atmosphere, total flexibility when it comes to vendors, and a place to sleep when the party is over. An Airbnb wedding is a great option for couples who want an at-home feel without having […]

6 Wedding Themes That are Trending in 2020

July 17, 2020 | juliette

photo by Button Up Photography As hard as it is to believe, 2020 is just around the corner! And do you know what that means? A whole new crop of incredible wedding themes, of course! Couples continue to get more and more creative each year, putting unique twists on old favorites and elevating current themes to fit a more modern look. From desert chic to tropical opulence (or “tropulence”), these six wedding themes will be everywhere […]

The Ultimate Elopement Planning Checklist

May 29, 2020 | riley

Photo by Anni Graham Photography. See more of this elopement planning inspiration here. When it comes to elopement planning, there are far fewer details to worry about than traditional wedding planning. But, there are still a few things you’ll need to figure out before your big day! From location and accommodation to attire to actually making your marriage legal–each are equally important pieces of your elopement. We’ve put together this elopement planning checklist to help […]

Why You Want an Unplugged Ceremony

April 18, 2020 | brooke

photo by Naba Zabih Photography Imagine this: your wedding photographer texts you with the news you’ve been waiting for—“your gallery is ready!” You sit down with your spouse, start scrolling through all of the lovely images, and then it happens. The ceremony photos start to appear on your screen, and you see rows of lifted cell phones—guests witnessing that special moment through a tiny screen.  Did your heart sink thinking about that scenario? Ours did, […]

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide – A Free Step-by-Step Roadmap

November 27, 2019 | brooke

photo by Lora Photography If there’s one thing we’ve learned after years of writing about weddings, it’s that no two weddings are the same — and they shouldn’t be. We’re all about non-traditional ways of doing things, but there are a few best practices we’ve picked up along the way. Whether you’re planning your wedding in two months or twenty-two, we’ve created this step-by-step wedding planning guide and roadmap to help you organize your thoughts […]

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

September 22, 2019 | brooke

photo by Jordan Voth If you’ve hired a photographer for your wedding, you may have found advice discussing the need for a “must-have” wedding shot list. We’ve read some of these posts, too. Maybe an old-school family member has also done a little too much browsing—all in good intention, of course—and forwarded you one of these checklists. If they have, it’s okay to send them a link to this article. Let us do the talking […]

10 Cool Cities to Consider for a U.S. Destination Wedding

September 18, 2019 | juliette

photo by Olivia Strohm Photography We must admit that when we hear the term “destination wedding,” our minds quickly go to the stunning vineyards of Tuscany or the sandy beaches of Tulum. But, the truth is, there are so many cool cities in the good ol’ U.S. of A. that would be ideal for a destination wedding! These cities have it all: unique venues, cool vibes, amazing wedding vendors, and tons of bars/restaurants/sites to keep your […]

These 5 Neutral-Colored Weddings are Chock Full of Inspiration

September 11, 2019 | juliette

photo by Monique Serra Photography Neutral-colored weddings are having a major moment and to say we’re here for it would be the understatement of the year! Don’t get us wrong, we still love vibrant palettes but there’s something inherently classy and classic about neutral tones that make them so captivating. Now, most people think a neutral-colored wedding means you have to use lots of brown and tan. But we’re here to assure you that’s not true! […]