Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

Last Minute Summer Wedding Tips For Heat and Sun

Last Minute Summer Wedding Tips For Heat and Sun

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…]

The In’s And Out’s Of Wedding Traditions

The In’s And Out’s Of Wedding Traditions

Weddings are nothing, if not traditional. From that first date to heading out on your honeymoon, everything about standing up in front of your loved ones and committing yourselves to each other is rooted in a tradition of some sort. That said, the wedding rules have changed. Engaged couples today have and will continue to [read more…]

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design, decor and details

What If You Hate Roses?

What If You Hate Roses?

We have come to the end of our two-time run of wedding floral week! I can’t believe it! We’ve been over everything from wedding floral costs to DIY wedding flowers. Today, we are talking about roses. I’ve heard from a reader or two that they aren’t really into roses and want some ideas for other flowers [read more…]

Options Instead of Corsages

Options Instead of Corsages

Are you loving wedding floral week part two as much as we are!? It has been a jammed packed two weeks full of just about everything you need to know to get yourself educated on having flowers it your wedding. I’ve gotten some questions from readers about floral options and things that couples can do [read more…]

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fashion and beauty

What To Ask Your Wedding Makeup Artist

What To Ask Your Wedding Makeup Artist

OK, ladies, gather ‘round because we’re talking wedding day beauty today! Before hiring the pros to come in, it is always best to have a set of questions before making your final decision. To make sure you look your best on your wedding day, we turned to some of the top DC-area wedding makeup artists to ask [read more…]

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Hair Stylist

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Hair Stylist

Let’s talk wedding day hair, shall we? When it comes to hiring the pros (in any part of your wedding planning really!), it’s always good to go into a meeting with the right questions! To make sure you look your best on your wedding day, we turned to some of the top DC-area wedding hair [read more…]

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food and entertainment

DIY Edible Cherry Blossoms

DIY Edible Cherry Blossoms

It’s cherry blossom season here in Washington DC, so you know we just had to whip something up in the kitchen for another installment in our DIY wedding dessert series. The cherry blossom trees are starting bloom and the word is that this weekend will be the peak bloom. If you haven’t been down to [read more…]

Saving Your Top Wedding Cake Tier

Saving Your Top Wedding Cake Tier

The sweet tradition of celebrating your first wedding anniversary by eating the top wedding cake tier could turn sour, but there are a few tips that can help you do it successfully! One of the oldest wedding traditions, savoring the cake once again brings back memories of your big day and a blissful first year [read more…]

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planning and budget

All About Restaurant Weddings

All About Restaurant Weddings

I hope you aren’t too hungry, because today we are talking restaurants in the Washington DC area and what they can mean to your wedding. Between elopements and smaller weddings, having a wedding in Washington DC, Maryland and/or Virginia at a restaurant is becoming more and more popular. Plus, I think we all know that the DMV is [read more…]

How to Plan a Day-After Wedding Brunch

How to Plan a Day-After Wedding Brunch

Today, we’re talking about how to end your wedding weekend with a bang! Or, eggs. The day after your wedding in the Washington DC area, you may consider continuing the celebration the next morning with a lovely day-after wedding brunch. Not only is this a nice gesture to thank your out-of-town guests, but it’s a sweet [read more…]

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miscellaneous

How To Elope in the Washington DC Area

How To Elope in the Washington DC Area

Are you thinking about eloping in the Washington DC area, but don’t know where to begin? Elopements are becoming popular here in the DMV for lots of different reasons; the cost of a wedding being top of that list! Couples are living together for many years before getting married and would rather skip the fuss [read more…]

How To Care For Your Wedding Guests

How To Care For Your Wedding Guests

Most weddings in the Washington DC area have wedding guests from out of town. Did you know that? This means that many – if not all – of your wedding guests are not from DC, Maryland or Virginia and will be traveling to this region just for your wedding. In addition to being a major city, [read more…]

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