Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

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...]

How to Have a Barn Wedding in the DC Area

How to Have a Barn Wedding in the DC Area

The laid-back elegance of a barn wedding venue sets the tone of your wedding day like no other venue! Whether you’re trying achieve a rustic chic or a country glam wedding day style, the Washington DC area barn venues certainly make for a beautiful, unique setting. But, just with any wedding venue, there’s more to [read more...]

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design, decor and details

On the Hunt for DC’s Locally-Grown Flowers

On the Hunt for DC’s Locally-Grown Flowers

You want to the flowers at your wedding to be “local.” But, what does that really mean? And, what does that mean for your wedding in the DC Washington DC area? Is it even possible to have local flowers for a wedding in DC, Maryland and Virginia? So many questions! Locally grown flowers for weddings [read more...]

8 Things to Rent for Your Wedding

8 Things to Rent for Your Wedding

There are lots of things that you have to buy for your wedding, but did you know that there are many things that you can rent. In fact, there are many things that you might have to rent for your wedding. I thought it might be good to give you a list of possible items [read more...]

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fashion and beauty

5 Things You Should NOT Do The Week Before Your Wedding

5 Things You Should NOT Do The Week Before Your Wedding

It is spring time (finally!) and that means lots of weddings in the Washington DC area are coming up, and many of you are getting ready for your weddings in the summer and the coming fall. As you begin to set a wedding schedule, here are five things that you should not save until the [read more...]

At-Home Bridal Dress Shopping in the DC Area

At-Home Bridal Dress Shopping in the DC Area

Good morning DC wedding lovers! What is the most fun part about planning a wedding?? Finding a dress, of course! Until you get into the dress shopping process and you find that it can be a little overwhelming. Let me introduce brides-to-be in the Washington DC area to a new bridal dress shopping experience: At-home [read more...]

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food and entertainment

Washington DC Inspired DIY Fondant Roses

Washington DC Inspired DIY Fondant Roses

Leave it to Washington DC to lend itself as the perfect wedding dessert inspiration! I know when you think “Washington, DC” you think “cherry blossom,” of course! But, for the next installment of our DIY wedding dessert series, we were inspired by the official blooms of Washington DC, the American beauty rose. For our next [read more...]

What to Do Between Your Ceremony and Your Reception in DC?

What to Do Between Your Ceremony and Your Reception in DC?

You and yours finally tied the knot at your dream wedding ceremony in Washington DC… now what? Before the bubbly is popped and the wedding celebration begins, what are your guests to do between the end of your ceremony and the start of the reception?? One of our bride-to-be readers, Christy, sent us her dilemma for [read more...]

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planning and budget

5 Things You Should Do The Week Before Your Wedding

5 Things You Should Do The Week Before Your Wedding

Did I scare you enough this morning with my list of things that you should not do the week before your wedding?? I’m back with some advice on a more positive note! Weddings in the Washington, DC are amazing and wonderful, but they definitely come with a lot of work! So, here is my list [read more...]

Creating and Designing a Wedding Photo Album

Creating and Designing a Wedding Photo Album

As a little girl, I remember constantly looking through my parents’ wedding album, in complete awe of all the love and beauty captured from the day. It’s this very reason that preserving your Washington DC area wedding memories is so very important. When you finally get all of your beautiful photos back, there’s just a [read more...]

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miscellaneous

What To Do If Your Wedding Vendors Are Late or Don’t Show Up

What To Do If Your Wedding Vendors Are Late or Don’t Show Up

A local wedding planner in the Washington DC area, Tiffany at Simply Breathe Events, wrote to me with a horror story about how the wedding cake baker did not show at one of her recent weddings! She had to come up with a solution on the fly. Total yikes! Things might not go perfectly on [read more...]

Sample Wedding Ceremony Script

Sample Wedding Ceremony Script

You and yours are probably knee deep in designing and planning a Washington DC area wedding reception with style and personality so, naturally, your ceremony should be no different! Earlier this morning, real DC area bride, Stephanie, shared tips on the process for that she and Keith took to write their own personalized, non-secular wedding [read more...]

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