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Champagne Taste On a Beer Budget Wedding Tips

posted by julianne

One of the things you told me in the reader survey was that you wanted tips for planning your wedding in the Washington DC area with “champagne taste on a beer budget.” You told me that you have great style and lofty dreams for your wedding, but don’t necessarily the have budget to pull it [read more...]

Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding Welcome Bags

posted by Ally Lopez

A wedding out-of-town bag is a fun and hospitable way to welcome guests to your wedding weekend festivities. They can be as simple as a bag with a homemade cookie and bottled water, or jam-packed and filled to the brim with your favorite goodies! (Don’t miss our past posts on what to include in a [read more...]

Ideas for DIY Wedding Photo Booths

posted by julianne

Ever since one of our readers wrote in asking about DIY photo booths, we’ve been all about it. To be more specific, Christy emailed us after she spotted what looked like a DIY photo booth on Lily and Tony’s wedding in Virginia. She asked us to put her in touch with the couple for advice [read more...]

How Flexibility Can Save You Money On A DC Area Wedding

posted by Ally Lopez

As scary as it may sound, holding the reins too tightly on your wedding budget may leave you feeling stressed out— loosen up a little! Although it always helps to have an idea of what you and yours envision for your wedding in the Washington DC area, your best bet is to enter the wonderful [read more...]

DIY Photo Booth

posted by julianne

Photo booths might be one of the most fun parts of a wedding reception! From the backdrops to the props to the hilarious out-takes, what’s not to love!? There are lots of options for photo booths such a hiring a photo booth company, or getting one through your photographer, so be sure to check out [read more...]

Washington DC Area Bridal Fitness Packages + Discounts

posted by Kate Oczypok

In the midst (and crazy!) that comes with planning a wedding in the Washington DC area, you may have already crossed off lots on your to-do list… but what about getting in shape!? (Be sure to read up on tips for wedding wellness and stress-free wedding planning, too!) Have no fear, we did the research [read more...]

10 Places to Get Married in Southern Maryland

posted by Kate Oczypok

Are you thinking about a destination wedding be aren’t sure if you want to get on a plane or plan from that far away? When it comes to local Washington DC area wedding locations, southern Maryland is home to some of the best venues in the region! From sandy beaches to historic locations and, of [read more...]

Ideas for Virginia Wedding Welcome Bags

posted by Ally Lopez

Greet travelling, out-of-town guests with a welcome bag inspired by the state made for lovers and make your Virginia wedding weekend all the more memorable. A few weeks ago, we answered a local bride-to-be’s question on ideas for unique and locally-made goodies for an out-of-town bag. (Don’t miss our ideas for a DC wedding welcome [read more...]

Biggest Wedding Invitation Mistakes

posted by julianne

Choosing the right wedding invitation is only the beginning! If you are planning on sending out invitations for your wedding, we have you some advice from the best wedding invitation designers and calligraphers in the Washington DC area. This time, though, we aren’t telling you what to do, we are telling you what not to [read more...]

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