Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

How to Become a Wedding Officiant in DC, MD + VA

How to Become a Wedding Officiant in DC, MD + VA

Being asked to officiate a wedding in the Washington DC area for a couple you know and love is position that comes with great honor… and it can also be little intimidating, too! Fear not, my friends, we’re here to help. Before you help write a custom wedding ceremony, you will need to check out the [read more...]

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...]

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design, decor and details

How to Find Your Wedding Floral Style?

How to Find Your Wedding Floral Style?

Welcome to the first post in what I’m calling “wedding floral week” here on United With Love. You know that I love giving practical wedding planning advice to help couples in the Washington DC area plan their local weddings, and, well, flowers is just one of those topics that we haven’t gotten too deep into…yet. [read more...]

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...]

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fashion and beauty

DIY vs. Pro Wedding Day Makeup Tips

DIY vs. Pro Wedding Day Makeup Tips

The key to taking beautiful photos during your wedding in the Washington DC area starts with a flawless complexion, and a great place to start is with your wedding day makeup. If you were considering doing your own makeup—hold that thought! Today Lelia of Lelia Marie Photography. is here to share her professional advice on why [read more...]

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...]

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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

Wedding Floral Needs, Options and Advice

Wedding Floral Needs, Options and Advice

Its been a big wedding flower crash course here in DMV this wee! But, before we leave you for the weekend, let’s do one more advice post for wedding floral week here on United With Love. (Rememeber, very shortly we’ll be back with even more wedding floral advice for all of our couples planning a [read more...]

When Should You Meet With Your Wedding Florist?

When Should You Meet With Your Wedding Florist?

We are back with more wedding flower advice! (You can catch up yesterday’s kick off to wedding flower week!) This time we are talking planning details, as in when should you meet with your florist for the first time? Too early and you could get overwhelmed or the meeting could be unproductive, but meet too late [read more...]

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miscellaneous

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Florist

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Florist

We are back with more wedding floral week education! I hope that you are having fun following along! Right now, we are talking with the best wedding florists in the Washington DC area and asking their help with the beginning stages of prepping for flowers at your wedding. So, we are talking that first bit [read more...]

Wedding Floral Meeting: Who and What to Bring?

Wedding Floral Meeting: Who and What to Bring?

Welcome back to wedding flower week! We are just getting started, but hopefully you are learning lots from our wedding floral design experts in the Washington DC area. I know that I am! As I said, we haven’t done much in the way of wedding flower advice, other than wedding flowers in the DC area by [read more...]

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