How to Create Your Wedding Guest List

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The wedding guest list might just be one of the hardest parts about having a wedding in the Washington DC area. Just exactly how many people should you invite? Will guests decline? What about the “A list” and the “B list”? We went to some of the top wedding planners in the Washington DC area and asked their advice. How do they help their clients create a wedding guest list? What are their expert tips to getting started on the daunting task. Here is what they had to say….

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Photo Credit: Sarah Jane Winter from Danielle + Melissa’s wedding in MD

HAVE A MEETING

“Creating a guest list. is one of the hardest tasks for the newly engaged couple. As you begin the planning process, you have a magic number in mind and think that it is going to be a breeze to make that number.  My advice is that shortly after getting engaged, together with your fiance, type up a wedding guest list in an excel file with one guest per line. This allows you to easily count the number of guests and gives you a true picture from the onset of the number of guests that you would potentially invite. Have a meeting with both sets of parents and review the list with them so that there are very few surprises as you get closer to wedding date.” – Shawn at TreBella Events

GROUP YOUR GUESTS

“Start with the number that would be ideal for the style of wedding you are planning. Then, split the list by three. That is the number that the couple and each family should invite, including guests of guests. Then, write down guests in order of importance and see where you land. Double check the list for omissions such as leaving off only one of your many cousins and adjust accordingly. Resist the urge to control the parents’ lists unless you have a really compelling reason.” – Ginger, owner of Gingerwood Creative

A AND B LISTS

“Make a list of everyone you and your parents want to invite. Perhaps you need to group your guests. Keeping in mind the kind of wedding you want to have and your venue’s capacity, you may need to trim your list. Alternatively, you can create an A and B list. No need to go more than that. Your initial list is your A list. These are the people you send invitations to. Once you receive a decline from someone on the A list, you can send an invitation to someone on the B list. The B list should be kept very short.” – Vicky, owner of Event Accomplished

DECLINE RATES

“Your guest list is the very first thing you should work on when planning a wedding, as it will affect everything from your budget to your venue choice to room layout and decor. While you don’t need to have a final guest list before you start making wedding decisions, you should have a firm handle on the range of guests you’re going to invite. Keep in mind that typically, 15-20% of invited guests will not attend your wedding. The key word here is typically, though. If you’re guests are all local, you’re likely to have fewer declines than if guests are traveling from out of town; similarly, if your family treats weddings as family reunions, that will lead to a higher acceptance rate. Every now and then a wedding will only have a 5% decline rate, so make sure you’re prepared (in terms of space and budget) for most of your guests to accept when creating your list.” – Sara at Bella Notte

CREATE THE DREAM LIST

“I think the best thing to do is to is first create a list of absolutely everyone you would possibly want to invite to your wedding.  If you’re including parents in the process, start early and send them the list you’ve come up with and see if they have any additions (or subtractions) but MAKE SURE they know that this is the ‘dream’ list and that it will likely be cut down based on a number of factors including your budget, type of wedding you want, etc. But I think the best way to go is to know how many people you’re working with at the start. Then based on the TYPE of wedding you want to have (you haven’t chosen a venue at this point, just do you want something formal and inside the city?  That’s more expensive than a casual BBQ in a park — can you afford formal and inside the city with that size guest list?) start the discussion on making cuts to the list.” – Rebecca at Blue Canary Events

“To create a realistic wedding guest list, couples will have to consider their extended family and parents friends, in addition to their own friends. Some couples choose to pick a max invite number and then divide that number by the couple and each set of parents. Other couples will compile a list of all the people they would invite (to include individual and mutual friends, and possibly colleagues). And then ask parents to provide a list of family members and friends they would like to invite.  Once the big list is completed, they may scale back based on space and budget.” -Margo, owner Bright Occasions

“We recommend creating a draft guest list as a first step in the planning process – before any decisions are made about venue or budget.  Sometimes it’s easiest to start with everyone putting together their invite wish list and then whittling it down from there based on budget and venue availability. For others, they know they want a wedding that’s a certain size from the beginning, e.g. intimate or grand. If the target guest count is known, one of the most common pieces of advice we give is that traditionally, if the bride’s family is hosting, the bride’s parents and bride should have the majority of the invite list.” – Elizabeth at Elizabeth Duncan Events

SET THE RULES

“Make a rule and stick to it for everyone.  If kids below 12 aren’t invited, then that has to be the rule for all kids.  Or if you aren’t inviting boyfriends or girlfriends, stick with that for everyone. If you make exceptions for some, that is when feelings really get hurt.” – Aimee and Cindy at A. Dominick Events

ABOUT THE BUDGET

“In creating an accurate guest list, its important to remember that more guests mean more money. At the end of the day its important to remember that the core of the guests that are there should really be about quality and not quantity. Start with family and bridal party, then people that you actually correspond with. Do not start verbally inviting neighbors, coworkers, extended family, etc. Once you say it to someone, they will expect an invite. Start big and then separate an A List and a B List. We always suggest that the B List is never a definite to be invited but something to be considered. If your engagement is long its also feasible that your guest list will change over time just as friendships do. You don’t mail invitations out until three months before hand at the earliest so if you aren’t absolutely positive about a guest don’t send them a Save The Date either.” – Laura at Events in the City

“Guest lists can get very large very quickly!  Start with taking a look at your budget so you will have a rough idea of how many people you can affordably invite and then start by adding your immediate family and closest friends.  If there’s still room within the budget, add some extended family, co-workers, etc. and then add anyone else after this.” – Jennifer at Elegantly Chic Events

“My biggest and best guest list tip is that nothing drives the cost of your wedding like the guest list. More guests = more money; fewer guests = less money. Set aside some time to dedicate to your guest list. If your parents or other people will be contributing names as well, then ask them to do the same. If you take a more casual approach and just write down names as you think of them, then you’re likely to leave out somebody important. Have your guest list as close to finalized as possible prior to booking your venue, so that you know how much space you’ll need.” – Stephanie at Pretty Entertaining

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Thank you so much to all of the wedding planners in the DMV who offered such great advice for creating a wedding guest list. Be sure to visit them on their websites to find out more of their services.

So, what about you? Are you stressed up creating that guest list? What are you doing to get it all together?

Are you looking for more local wedding ideas? Be sure to look through our DC area wedding idea galleries and find wedding advice from local DC area pros. If that isn’t enough, check out our collection of local DMV weddings from the real world and the best DC area wedding vendors who make it all happen.

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Rustic Farm Wedding Reception in Virginia: Libby + Joe

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In all honesty, my jaw dropped the minute I saw these gorgeous images from Sarah Culver Photography. Yes, folks. It’s that good. Libby and Joe’s farm wedding in Virginia is a rustic dream come true. (And you will just have to check out their outdoor farm wedding ceremony!) Between the simple pink and orange blooms adorning the wedding cake to the custom stamp for their cookie favor bags—it’s seriously hard picking a favorite part of their wedding day at Khimaira Farm.

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From Libby: I think one of the most important ways we achieved this vision was in the choice of our venue. The first time we visited Khimaira Farm, we immediately felt comfortable and we knew our guests would, too. The open air barn with multiple decks, areas to explore outside, and the beautiful backdrop created a vibe that did much of the work for us. The soft color tones created the light, summery feel we envisioned.

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Joe’s mom baked hundreds of Italian wedding cookies as favors to be put out towards the end of the night. We used a sketch created by Joe’s cousin to stamp the cookie bags and create a temporary tattoo that everyone received in their welcome bags. 

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Libby’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:

Don’t feel rushed when you first get engaged. Take some time to really figure out together what is meaningful and important to you. If you figure that out in the beginning, it will be easier to re-focus when you find yourself discussing the pros and cons of a certain type of fabric for table runners. A foundation in what is really important to you is key!

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Thank you so much Libby and Joe for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Khimaira Farm
Officiant: Laura Cochran
Photography: Sarah Culver Photography
Floral Design: Nature Composed
Stationery: Paper Source
Bridal Attire: Sincerity Bridal
Jewelry: Heirloom
Hair: Shear Success
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Ann Taylor
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Ceremony Music: Kentavius Jones
Reception Music: DJ Josh Nicol
Rentals: Festive Fare
Catering: Mosaic Catering + Events
Cake: Whole Foods
Transportation: Richards Bus Lines

For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.

Photo Credits: Sarah Culver Photography

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Rustic Farm Wedding Ceremony in Virginia: Libby + Joe

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Since it’s a snow day here in the Washington DC area, I figured you needed something pretty to cozy up to. Don’t worry, I’ve got the perfect wedding for you to swoon over! Libby and Joe’s outdoor wedding in Virginia will warm you right up with its summery goodness! Their timeless farm wedding perfectly pairs summer elegance and rustic farm style all beautifully captured by Sarah Culver Photography. Make sure to check back in later this morning to see their laid-back barn wedding reception.

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From Libby: We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are together: fun and easygoing. 

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My dad built the altar table used during our ceremony, creating the most beautiful complement to the mountains behind us.

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Thank you so much Libby and Joe for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Be sure to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Khimaira Farm
Officiant: Laura Cochran
Photography: Sarah Culver Photography
Floral Design: Nature Composed
Stationery: Paper Source
Bridal Attire: Sincerity Bridal
Jewelry: Heirloom
Hair: Shear Success
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Ann Taylor
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Ceremony Music: Kentavius Jones
Reception Music: DJ Josh Nicol
Rentals: Festive Fare
Catering: Mosaic Catering + Events
Cake: Whole Foods
Transportation: Richards Bus Lines

For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.

Photo Credits: Sarah Culver Photography

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Traditional and Multicultural Wedding Reception in Maryland: Myaa + John

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Welcome back to the second part of Myaa and John’s wedding in Maryland. Their modern-inspired celebration combined creative DIY wedding décor with a venue shimmered in red and black. (And you’ll just have to check out their traditional Catholic wedding ceremony before you continue!) You can see all the prettiness captured by Mike Stog Photography right here…

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From Myaa: We love the colors red and black and have an offbeat style so we wanted to showcase that in a classy way. We purposefully got married on Friday the 13th, for luck. It was very unique to us.

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I made all of the centerpieces. We collected red wine bottles for about six months and asked those who attend the bridal shower to bring some as well. I bought the personalized labels from Etsy, ordered the beans that filled the bottles and candles, then hand made every fan

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Myaa’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:

Splurge on food if your budget allows. Six months later we still have people who tell us how much we enjoyed it!

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Thank you so much Myaa and Jon for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Vietnam
Reception Venue: Boswell Hall
Photography: Mike Stog Photography
Wedding Planner: Favored by Yodit
Stationery: Invitations by Dawn
Floral Design: DIY
Bridal Attire: Allure Bridals from I Do I Do Wedding Gowns
Jewelry and Veil: Etsy
Hair: Mac V.S.D.C. Salon
Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Shoes: Vans
Catering and Linens: R&R Catering
Cake: SugarBakers Cakes
Rentals: Davinci Florist
DJ: DJ Dublee

For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.

Photo Credits: Mike Stog Photography

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Traditional and Multicultural Wedding Ceremony in Maryland: Myaa + John

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I think Mondays have a bad rep when it comes to choosing your favorite day of the week, but sit tight my dear readers, because that’s about to change. Myaa and John’s wedding in Maryland was jam-packed with DIY details for days and plenty of love to go around. From the traditional Vietnamese Catholic ceremony to the pretty paper flower bouquets, see how this couple celebrated in the happiest of styles, all captured by Mike Stog Photography. And, of course, as a Maryland girl myself, I absolutely love the groom’s Maryland flag socks. Come back later this morning to see their modern red and black reception!

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Thank you so much Myaa and Jon for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Be sure to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Vietnam
Reception Venue: Boswell Hall
Photography: Mike Stog Photography
Wedding Planner: Favored by Yodit
Stationery: Invitations by Dawn
Floral Design: DIY
Bridal Attire: Allure Bridals from I Do I Do Wedding Gowns
Jewelry and Veil: Etsy
Hair: Mac V.S.D.C. Salon
Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Shoes: Vans
Catering and Linens: R&R Catering
Cake: SugarBakers Cakes
Rentals: Davinci Florist
DJ: DJ Dublee

For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.

Photo Credits: Mike Stog Photography

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Sunday Brunch: Howerton+Wooten Events

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Good morning DC area wedding lovers! Are you ready to spend another Sunday morning with one of our great sponsors? The planning team at Howerton+Wooten Events draws from their diverse heritages, their global travels and their unique style to take care of every aspect of their couples’ weddings with the utmost respect for their wedding day vision, their palate, their family traditions and their sanity. The ladies at Howerton+Wooten Events know they are not simply in the wedding business —They are in the relationship business.  They believe in fostering meaningful, deep connections with their couples that enable them to instinctively understand who their couples are, how they live and how they love. With that understanding, the Howerton+Wooten Events team creates wedding experiences that are vivid, personal expressions of their couples’ lifestyles, tastes and personalities. For more on Howerton+Wooten Events, be sure to visit their website or check out all of their past features on United With Love.

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We hope that you’ll check out Howerton + Wooten Events for your wedding event planning needs in the Washington DC area. Join us again next weekend for Sunday brunch with another fantastic supporter of United With Love! We’ll see you back here bright and early Monday morning! If you are interested in joining us for brunch on United With Love, please send us an email.

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Wedding Marriage Proposal in Georgetown: Carmela + Jimmy

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Warning: Grab a box of tissues because this Washington DC marriage proposal caught on camera is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day! Jimmy surprised Carmela with a puzzle piece scavenger hunt in Georgetown that started at Dean & DeLuca and ended at the Old Stone House. Elizabeth Fogarty Photography was on hand to capture Jimmy get down on one knee and all the sweet moments following!

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From Carmela: That Sunday was a busy one. We started our day off normally by going to mass at Georgetown and then walked over to meet some friends for brunch, but little did I know that after our brunch plan Jimmy was running around DC to set up the proposal. When I returned home, I texted Jimmy that I was back and asked where he was. He responded with “Check out the mirror when you get a chance.” Confused, I walked over to our full-size mirror and on top was a puzzle piece with a little envelope that said, “Let’s change it up today.” I opened up the envelope and inside was a note explaining that there were 3 more puzzle pieces I needed to find in DC and those will lead me to him. Clue 1: Our first date (And in case I didn’t remember, he included a Dean & Deluca business card behind the clue) 

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I arrived at Dean & Deluca and text him asking if he was there. All he replied was “nope.” So I was left to try to wander the store for clues or something that stood out. I was almost at the back of the store when I got to the sushi counter and found behind the glass a package of two puzzle pieces and a clue wrapped in a red bow. I immediately grabbed it and read the clue. The clue said “Do you remember our first date? “I loved that date. We shared so many memories since then and I want to tell you them. “Next location: 1) Google the coordinates; 2) Meet me there at 7pm”

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The coordinates led me to the Old Stone House in Georgetown. This was the location where I first admitted that I liked him and he admitted that he felt the same way. When I texted him that I was one block away from the Old Stone House, I already saw a crowd outside. I thought it was odd, but as I got closer, I noticed that it was only him and a photographer inside the back garden. At this point, I definitely realized that this was not a scavenger hunt towards a fancy dinner: something a little bigger was happening.

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He held up the last puzzle piece and began telling me that it was 7 years since we first met at Georgetown and many other happy memories.  He led me down a rose petal covered path up to the bench where we spent an evening chatting and he continued his speech. Then got down on one knee and pulled out a box from his pocket. He asked me to marry him… and I said “YES!”

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Congratulations Carmela and Jimmy!

Want to see more proposals? Check our other Washington DC area wedding proposals or advice on how to propose. If you are planning a wedding in the DC area, we’ve got it all covered! From tips and advice form DC area wedding pros, a real wedding gallery for beautiful Washington, DC area weddings and loads of inspiration in our DC area wedding idea galleries.

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

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Rent the Runway Wedding Fashion Inspiration

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When it comes to favorite wedding day inspiration, we love anything fashion over here, so it goes without saying how pumped I am for today’s wedding ideas from Janice at Bellwether Events. With a dream team of local wedding pros behind the scenes, these wedding ideas are the perfect pop of color for this dreary winter weather we have been having here in DC and from one of my favorite places to snag designer dresses — Rent the Runway. Janice put together these seasonal-inspired wedding day looks, all beautifully captured by Katie Stoops Photography, for brides and maids using Rent the Runway dresses and accessories. We’ll let Janice tell you a little more about her inspiration…

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From Janice: Its been well documented that I am more than mildly obsessed with plastic pink flamingos. So in the dead of DC winter I decided to put together an inspiration shoot based on this obsession. After looking high and low for the perfect pink wedding dress that was accessible to me at the time, I came to the conclusion that I had to shift my focus. But during my search, I was reminded that Rent the Runway has awesome options at very affordable prices, and decided to take my project in a more fashion-heavy direction. There were so many RTR dresses that I loved, I decided to do 4 mini inspiration shoots to represent the 4 seasons. 

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For spring, we have a flowing white dress for our bride model and a fun pink and gray printed dress for our maid model. I paired these simple dresses with awesome statement necklaces and instead of traditional bouquets, Holly created amazing tropical hair pieces for the models to wear!

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The summer vignette features a sequined pink “bridal” gown and a bright turquoise dress for the “maid.” Holly created an amazing composite tulip bouquet for the bride that turned out to be the star of the shoot, and a funky wrist corsage for the maid.

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How the fall vignette turned out surprised me the most – look at those amazing succulents! I know succulents are are not new, but how many times do you see them on a belt or necklace! Holly really outdid herself here; again. And the mustard maid’s dress is out of this world. It looks incredible with the bride’s ivory and gold lace gown. We gave the bridal model a small veil with this look, to formalize the look a little bit.

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Winter, though, is my favorite, as I dream of New Years Eve weddings every year (but have yet to plan one!). These dresses are out of this world. The rose gold sequined dress would be perfect for a NYE bride, and that fuchsia dress is definitely one your maids would be happy to don for a wedding. Don’t even get me started on the maid’s silver necklace – I want to wear it every day of my life.

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The following Washington DC area wedding vendors contributed to these wedding ideas:

Photography: Katie Stoops Photography
Videography: Zinnia Films
Design & Planning: Bellwether Events
Floral Design + Décor: Holly Heider Chapple Floral Design
Dresses + Accessories: Rent The Runway
Stationery: Fig. 2 Design
Styling Assistance: Petitely
Veil: The Garter Girl
Vespa: Modern Classics
Hair and Makeup: Carola Myers
Glassware: Liquorary

If you are looking for more local wedding inspiration, look in our DC area wedding idea galleries and real DC area wedding features, and don’t forget to look through our amazing DC area wedding vendor guide for all of the pros who can make it happen.

Photo Credits: Katie Stoops Photography

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Wedding Trends for 2015

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It is January, so that’s the time of year that everyone is predicting trends for the year and, weddings are no exception. I really think that wedding trends are unlike other trends in, say, fashion or food. Wedding trends take quite a bit longer to settle in, so predicting trends for the year can be tough, especially when you and yours are probably planning your wedding a year or more in advance. Most couples, especially in the Washington DC area, are really trying to have a wedding that will stand the test of time. But, I digress, that’s another post for another day!

If you are planning a wedding this year or next and looking to see what is “hot” or will be new and different this year, read on. These are my predictions for wedding trends for the year in the Washington DC area. Even though we love a good classic and timeless wedding in the DC area, we still do have weddings that follow trends!

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#1 Personal Hashtags

With the rise in social media, more and more couples are comfortable with putting their wedding photos online through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It is a fun way to celebrate online with your friends and family! In 2015, couples will create a personal hashtags for their wedding. Personal wedding hashtags are a way to let family and friends follow along from start to finish! You can use it for your planning stages and on your wedding weekend. This way you can quickly go back and see not only your photos, but all of your friends’ photos too. (Hashtags are like the 90’s version of putting disposable cameras on the wedding tables!) If you get enough good photos, you could create a little mini printed book of your hashtaged wedding photos!

{Side note, you can follow along on United With Love’s wedding hashtag at #loveunitedwithlove – we want to see your wedding planning too!}

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from Shawn and Mark’s wedding in DC

#2 Year of the Man

2105 is definitely going to be the year of the well dressed groom and groomsmen! Men have always been great about wearing cool or interesting socks at weddings (I know you’ve seen the photos of the guys pulling up their pants to reveal a fun pair of socks!), but this year the grooms are going to step it up all the way up! From the shoes to the impeccably tailored suit to a stylish pocket square, grooms are no longer taking a back seat to wedding day fashion with a rented, ill-fitting tux. There are so many more options for the men and for just a bit more than the cost of a rented tux, they can get a great looking suit. Look out ladies, because this year the men are taking their own fashion to a whole new level!

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Photo Credit: Kirsten Marie Photography; Food: Spilled Milk Catering
from Ashley + Frankie’s wedding in DC

#3 Foodie Couples

Maybe it is the rise of TV shows about food, celebrity chefs or the all-out restaurant revolution that is going on the Washington DC area? 2015 is going to be the year of the “foodie” wedding! Couples are prioritizing food and drink at their wedding like never before. They are investing their wedding budget dollars into a great meal that is not only delicious, but reflective of their personalities. They are using their wedding food as another opportunity to customize their wedding and they won’t settle for boring banquet food. And, the wedding caterers in the Washington DC area are stepping up to the challenge with interesting food options and really getting into the outside-of-the-box choices for couples. Suffice to say, this year will be a great year to be a wedding guest! Yum, yum and yum!

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Photo Credit: k. thompson photography
from Jessie + Will’s wedding in Virginia

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#4 Less Rustic, More Romantic

Every wedding planner likes to complain about the over use of the Mason jar and the rustic, barn weddings. But, I’m sorry to say, those wedding decor elements are here to stay! If people want classic and timeless, there is nothing more Americana than a Mason jar and a barn! That said, for 2015, I think that weddings will be romantic, feminine and a celebration of love. Think soft pinks, pale blues, shades of white, subtle metallics, flowing lace, and beautiful blooms. Over-all wedding decor and styling is moving in a more romantic and feminine direction this year. Everything from the invitations to the attire to the table decor will collectively be more feminine and romantic.

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Photo Credit: Rebekah J. Murray Photography
from Leslie + Adam’s wedding in Maryland

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#5 Dresses With Interesting Backs

Even though the men will have their fashion year, in 2015, the ladies will not miss an opportunity to shine either! There will be no shrinking violet brides this year. The wedding fashion runways are full of bridal dresses that are just as interesting in the back as they are in the front. From lace to bows to beads and interesting cut outs, there are so many beautiful ways to make a grand exit in your wedding dress. Wedding dresses with beautiful backs make for great photos from all angles!

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So, that’s my list of wedding trends for 2015. What did I miss? What do you think will be HOT this year in weddings? More over, what trends will you use at your wedding and what trends will you avoid? Let us know!

xoxo, juli

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