How to Have an Unforgettable (and Unconventional) First Wedding Dance

How to Have an Unforgettable (and Unconventional) First Wedding Dance

While sharing a first dance as a married couple is certainly not a requirement for your wedding, it is still a tradition that many couples look forward to as part of their celebration. In order to shake off the old fashioned gender roles and uplift the entire event, approach your first dance as a duet that embodies your union.

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Why You Need a Clean Up Plan for Your Wedding Day

Why You Need a Clean Up Plan for Your Wedding Day

Without fail, my clients always forget one very important detail as they plan their weddings: Who’s taking all of their sh*t at the end of the night? You’d think this would be an easy question to answer but, in my experience, it’s often one of the hardest.

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Should You Schedule Your Wedding Over a Holiday?

Should You Schedule Your Wedding Over a Holiday?

When deciding on a wedding date, many couples ultimately choose to wed on a holiday or long holiday weekend, but is this really the best idea? We asked the members of our vendor directory for their expertise, and here’s what they had to say.

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Do You Really Need an Open Bar at Your Wedding?

Do You Really Need an Open Bar at Your Wedding?

When it comes to weddings, alcohol is one of those things that has become an unspoken requirement. I mean, how can you possibly celebrate your love without booze?! The truth is, alcohol at your wedding is totally optional and having an open bar is nice, but it is definitely not a requirement for your wedding to be a success.

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Common Mistakes Couples Make with Summer Weddings

Common Mistakes Couples Make with Summer Weddings

For many of you, the beginning of summer is more than just excitement over beach vacations and warm weather — it means that your long-awaited summer wedding is nearly here! We asked wedding industry pros to chime in on some mistakes they often see couples make, and how you can prevent them from happening on your big day.

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Tough Conversations to Have with Your Wedding Party

Tough Conversations to Have with Your Wedding Party

Planning a wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life, but there are plenty of conflicts that can arise when you’re juggling a wedding party, parents, and in-laws with differing opinions. Wedding pros share their strategies for tackling tough conversations, as well as what you can do to avoid causing unnecessary stress.

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Yes, Videography Should Be a Necessity for Your Wedding Day

Yes, Videography Should Be a Necessity for Your Wedding Day

While having a photographer is typically viewed as a necessity, significantly fewer couples plan to have a videographer present at their wedding — and nearly all of those couples deeply regret the decision.

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To Be an Inclusive Wedding Professional You Must First Diversify Your Life

To Be an Inclusive Wedding Professional You Must First Diversify Your Life

There are tons of awesome articles out there to provide you with the steps needed to make your portfolio diverse. They offer great and practical advice. But before you even get there, before you start down this road in earnest, challenge yourself to first look at your world. Invest in folks in your life belonging to marginalized communities and hear their stories. Actually listen to them. Let them impact your work as much as the latest Instagram or photography group does.

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7 Things To Do at Your Wedding Reception Other Than Dancing

7 Things To Do at Your Wedding Reception Other Than Dancing

Let’s be real — not everyone can clap on the twos and fours. For your friends and family who are rhythmically challenged, save your money on a DJ and build a different experience that’s fun for them, and for you, too. Here are 7 alternatives to dancing that can take your wedding from status quo to status whooooa.

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The Real Reasons for the High Cost of Quality Wedding Photography

The Real Reasons for the High Cost of Quality Wedding Photography

There are a LOT of wedding photographers out there and pricing is all over the place when it comes to what different photographers offer. With so many newly engaged couples out there who have questions about why pricing is the way it is — and why some photographers aren’t willing to work for a lower price than others — it seems time to shed some more light on why wedding photography pricing seems to be so freaking high.

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3 Reasons to Have a Small Micro-Wedding

3 Reasons to Have a Small Micro-Wedding

I love suggesting micro-weddings to couples on a tight budget or couples who don’t want to deal with the emotional labor of planning a highly detailed wedding. Micro-weddings are small celebrations that don’t skimp on style but do cut a majority of the costs. But there are a few other benefits to having a tiny wedding, as well.

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Your Parents Are Paying for Your Wedding. Do You Have to Invite Their Friends?

Your Parents Are Paying for Your Wedding. Do You Have to Invite Their Friends?

You’re creating your wedding budget and you’re lucky enough to have your parents helping out with the bill, but does that mean they have control over decisions like who gets to attend the wedding? It can be hard to balance your wedding day wants with your parents’ when they are helping to pick up the check, so we called on the members of our vendor directory to share their advice for how to manage those expectations.

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