The wedding non-trend

wedding non-trend

It’s really fun to read the bridal magazines about the latest wedding trends. Bet you’ve never seen one on the ‘wedding non-trend!’ More on it shortly. The Wedding Forward website points out that “Bridgerton-inspired weddings” are going to be a thing. Did you watch Bridgerton on Netflix? It was a huge hit featuring Prussian blue…

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Your guests have a love/hate relationship with destination weddings

destination weddings love/hate

Destination weddings generate intense reactions from your guests. Be wary if you’re contemplating such a move. The Wall Street Journal ran a big piece on Saturday (“Is it time to ditch destination weddings?”) from two perspectives which fleshed out the love/hate nature of inviting your friends and family to attend a destination wedding. Nightmarish logistics A destination…

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Pros and Cons of a tented wedding

tented wedding

The pandemic required creative thinking when planning weddings. We know that people need human contact, and that weddings are the best way to fulfill that need. That’s why tented weddings gained in popularity in the post-pandemic era. Let’s examine the pro and cons. PRO: Outdoor events are safer. Multiple studies confirm that it is much…

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Weddings return to normal

weddings return to normal

The COVID pandemic of 2020 disrupted wedding plans from coast-to-coast. The Knot’s 2021 Real Weddings Study revealed that weddings were returning to normal. According to The Knot: “… less than 5% of couples in 2021 had to push their reception to 2022 or beyond and only 1% canceled their reception altogether due to COVID-19 (which was…

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Wedding registry advice

wedding registry advice

Wedding registries are a marvelous invention, a win-win for couples and their guests. Couples need things setting up a household. Guests want to provide meaningful gifts without duplication. Here is some practical wedding registry advice to optimize your experience. Set up your registry immediately upon becoming engaged. You may have friends and family who want…

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Watch your guests rip open your wedding invitation first!

wedding stamps

People love getting personal mail. You can make your wedding invitation stand out through creative use of wedding stamps. Ponder this: the average person receives 121 business emails per day, compared to but one-and-a-half pieces of actual printed mail. Hmmm. In other words, you’ll receive more email today than you’ll receive in your physical mailbox…

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Don’t forget to feed your wedding vendors!

feed your wedding vendors

Seating was going to be tight at Nick and Theresa’s wedding reception. The venue was just big enough to accommodate their guest list. As guests began to flood in to the hall, the couple realized they had forgotten a fundamental courtesy: you’re supposed to feed your wedding vendors! What made it worse is that their…

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Don’t make this wedding spending mistake

wedding spending mistake

Talk to Fayetteville couples after their weddings and they’ll tell you that they often made wedding spending mistakes. Zola conducted a survey of couples around the country and found they overspent in five common areas: flowers/decor; hair/make-up; catering; wedding day attire; and invitations. That doesn’t mean these five areas aren’t important. They are important. Five…

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The 5th most common wedding planning mistake

wedding planning mistake

BRIDES.com compiled a list of 50 mistakes brides always make. The fifth most common wedding planning mistake is ruling out the use of a wedding planner altogether. If you’ve spent much time looking through wedding planning guides, you quickly see that couples have well-over one thousand decisions to make to plan a sprawling event like…

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Don’t make this mistake at your wedding!

wedding mistake

Wedding planning can be stressful, because it requires you to make over one-thousand decisions on a deadline. With so many choices along the way, it’s easy to make a wedding mistake here or there. Brides Magazine pointed out the most common in a recent article: THE 50 MISTAKES BRIDES ALWAYS MAKE The path to “I…

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