Tips and Advice – Ceremony and Reception

Tradition Tradition! Ins & Outs of Jewish Weddings

posted by Alex Hamilton

Planning a Jewish wedding and not quite sure where to start? Maybe only one of you is Jewish and you are trying to mesh together two different faiths, day-of. We know that there are numerous Jewish wedding traditions that you might want to incorporate into your big day, but sometimes it can be hard to [read more…]

7 Cultural Wedding Traditions and Customs

posted by Alex Hamilton

Continuing on with our cultural wedding week, today we are bringing you some of our favorite cultural wedding ceremony celebrations! We love that there are so many different faiths and cultures in this area; this makes sure our wedding ceremonies are always unique and interesting. Whether you want to incorporate your family’s history into your [read more…]

Let’s Talk About Tents, Baby…

posted by Tabitha

Today we are talking wedding tent budgets with the pro of at home weddings, Janice of Bellwether Events. She has written and published the fabulous e-book  The Elegant at Home Wedding and today she is sharing her knowledge to breakdown why tents cost so much!! Take it away Janice…. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve [read more…]

A Day with the Westin Georgetown D.C.

posted by Tabitha

We always love sharing some of our favorite wedding venues with our readers and this one does not disappoint. The Westin in Georgetown is a fantastic and versatile space with both indoor and outdoor capabilities. We asked them to share one of their favorite weddings from last year and we think what they came up with [read more…]

How To Be An Officiant in DC, MD, and VA

posted by Tabitha

We are often asked how does one become an officiant for a  wedding in the Washington DC area. The process can be a little intimidating, but fear not, we are here to help! Before you help write a custom wedding ceremony, you will need to check out the legal provisions that come with the job! [read more…]

Wedding Reception Food Trends

posted by Alex Hamilton

As promised, we are back with some awesome tips and trends with Purple Onion Catering‘s Joanie Rylander! We are super excited to share some of the hottest new ideas for your DC area wedding reception. Since food is obviously very important to a majority of our brides and grooms, we wanted to find out what [read more…]

15 Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

posted by Alex Hamilton

We know how hard it can be planning each and every small detail for your wedding. Of course, you want everything to be perfect, and that can be time consuming and stressful! One detail brides are constantly asking about is the song that should play when they walk down the aisle. This may seem like a [read more…]

DC Venues with a View

posted by Alex Hamilton

We all know that Washington, DC has an iconic landscape so why not use that to your advantage when hosting your wedding festivities? Your guests can appreciate and explore the city sights without ever having to leave your bridal bash. We have compiled a list of the best DC rehearsal dinner and reception venues around, [read more…]

Vows that Wow: 5 Tips & Tricks

posted by Alex Hamilton

Decided to write your own vows and now you’re totally stressed? Writing your wedding vows can be an incredibly personal journey for you and your sweetie, but we totally understand that it is a lot of pressure! You want everything to be just right AND you have to say it in front of not only [read more…]

Loveseats, and Sofas, and Bars – Oh My!

posted by Alex Hamilton

There’s no denying that there are a lot of different décor items that you need to think about when planning the perfect wedding reception. One thing that can often be overlooked is furniture! Now we don’t mean dining tables and chivari chairs or a simple sweetheart table and reception chairs; we’re talking about couches, coffee [read more…]

5 Ways to Build A Good Wedding Vendor Team

posted by julianne

Perhaps you’ve read the wedding planning advice or you’ve heard other recently married couples talk about it. Either way, know this about planning a wedding: it is important that you build a great team of wedding vendors to help you pull off your wedding day. From the wedding fashion to the officiant, to the catered meal [read more…]

Last Minute Summer Wedding Tips For Heat and Sun

posted by julianne

This is a true story. My parents went to a wedding last weekend. It was the middle of June so you can imagine how sunny, hot and steamy it was here in the Washington DC area. The wedding ceremony was outside in the sun with no shade. The wedding ceremony was supposed to start at [read more…]

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