Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

10 Places to Get Married in Southern Maryland

10 Places to Get Married in Southern Maryland

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...]

Advice For (Or Not!) Having Children at Weddings

Advice For (Or Not!) Having Children at Weddings

Did you know that this week is unofficially “kids week” on the United With Love? We kicked it off yesterday with a pretty awesome free kids wedding activity book download. Now, it is time for some advice. We’ve all seen those cute pictures of kids at weddings, but not every wedding is a kid friendly event. [read more...]

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design, decor and details

Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding Welcome Bags

Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding Welcome Bags

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...]

DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth

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...]

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fashion and beauty

Washington DC Area Bridal Fitness Packages + Discounts

Washington DC Area Bridal Fitness Packages + Discounts

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...]

Summer Wedding Hair & Makeup Tips

Summer Wedding Hair & Makeup Tips

Are you melting in this heat?? I don’t do well in this humidity and I don’t know how brides and grooms do it either! If you are getting married in the Washington DC area this summer (or next) then the heat is something you’ll have to deal with. (Here are some of our fav summer [read more...]

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food and entertainment

Ideas for DIY Wedding Photo Booths

Ideas for DIY Wedding Photo Booths

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...]

The Cost of Wedding Catering

The Cost of Wedding Catering

Why is the food at my wedding so expensive? I mean, really, is it that hard? The short answer is “yes”! Yes, it really is that hard to bring out a hot, delicious meal to all of your guests all at one time! And by the way, the meal itself starts months in advance of the day [read more...]

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planning and budget

Champagne Taste On a Beer Budget Wedding Tips

Champagne Taste On a Beer Budget Wedding Tips

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...]

How Flexibility Can Save You Money On A DC Area Wedding

How Flexibility Can Save You Money On A DC Area Wedding

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...]

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miscellaneous

Ideas for Virginia Wedding Welcome Bags

Ideas for Virginia Wedding Welcome Bags

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...]

Ideas for Maryland Wedding Welcome Bags

Ideas for Maryland Wedding Welcome Bags

Greet your out-of-town guests to your wedding in Maryland with the ultimate welcome—a bag filled to the brim with some of your favorite local goodies! A bride-to-be reader recently came to us with a question: what are some ideas for unique and locally-made items for an out-of-town bag? (Be sure to check out our ideas [read more...]

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