Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

A Day with the Westin Georgetown D.C.

A Day with the Westin Georgetown D.C.

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

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

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…]

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design, decor and details

Design Advice: Working With Your Wedding Venue

Design Advice: Working With Your Wedding Venue

Today we are handing over the reins to Bellwether Events’ Janice Carnevale so she can discuss how to design your wedding around the venue of your choosing, instead of trying to fight against it with decor, florals, lighting, and more! Thank you to Kristi Odom Photography for the spectacular photos of Janice’s event. …….. I’m excited to [read more…]

Save and Splurge: Balancing Your Wedding Flower Budget

Save and Splurge: Balancing Your Wedding Flower Budget

Jennifer Morris, owner of J. Morris Flowers in Leesburg, VA understands that couples work within their wedding budget to choose the central elements of their own unique wedding. “Our 2016, Washington, D.C. area wedding clients want to have some idea about what to expect when they walk into our studio and as they discuss their [read more…]

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fashion and beauty

Guide to Military Wedding Attire

Guide to Military Wedding Attire

It’s all about Military Wedding inspiration over here and now we are on our favorite topic: the wedding fashion! Most likely, the main distinction of a military wedding is the service members rocking their uniforms with pride. This, of course, depends on the style wedding, the season, and the government-issued uniform requirements. Sound a bit scary? [read more…]

Wedding Day Menswear

Wedding Day Menswear

We all know that fun and patterned socks are a go-to for menswear on your wedding day because they’re an easy way to show personality and make for a great photo opp. These days, however, menswear has evolved, and grooms are looking for wedding day fashion and groomsmen gifts that make a statement and show off their [read more…]

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food and entertainment

9 Unique Wedding Desserts (That Aren’t a Traditional Cake!)

9 Unique Wedding Desserts (That Aren’t a Traditional Cake!)

It is a common misconception that wedding cake is inherently bad. We are here to tell you that that just isn’t true at all. If you are a believer, then you just haven’t had any of the fantastic creations from our DC area cake and dessert vendors! Sometimes though, a traditional cake just isn’t for [read more…]

Wedding Reception Food Trends

Wedding Reception Food Trends

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…]

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planning and budget

Budget Advice: Splurging and Saving

Budget Advice: Splurging and Saving

Credit: Kristen Gardner Photography Budget planning for an event as large as your wedding can be overwhelming and daunting to say the least. We asked a few of our favorite DC area wedding planners for some words of advice to hopefully help in planning for the unexpected, and where to splurge a little. The one [read more…]

Budget Advice: Breakdown by Percentages

Budget Advice: Breakdown by Percentages

We recently opened up a survey to all of our readers asking what they might need the most help on when planning their DC area wedding. We have gathered all of your thoughts, options, and questions and found that an overwhelming number of brides and grooms are looking for some budgeting help. From when to [read more…]

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miscellaneous

So You Want to Elope in DC?

So You Want to Elope in DC?

Are you thinking about eloping in the Washington DC area, but don’t know where to begin? Elopements are becoming more and more popular here in the DMV for lots of different reasons; the cost of a wedding is top of that list! DC has so many unique locations as a backdrop in the city and couples want [read more…]

Pre-Wedding Relaxation at EVEN Hotels

Pre-Wedding Relaxation at EVEN Hotels

We had the privilege of staying in the NYC EVEN Hotel lately and we are so excited to share the experience with you! There are so many great conveniences available when staying at one of these hotels that won’t ruin your pre-wedding healthy lifestyle. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean you want to [read more…]

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