Wedding Planning Tips

6 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Finding the right photographer can be one of the hardest things in the wedding process. Although there are blogs, social media posts, and endless galleries, there’s no “taste-test” that will tell you exactly what you can expect from a wedding photographer.

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Crafting the Perfect Wedding Invitation

So you are currently on your wedding planning journey, you have selected a venue, date, and said yes to the dress. Now you hit a speed bump. How are going to get all of the information to your guest list? It is time to start thinking about your wedding stationery and invitation. There are so many details, how much is too much information to include? Here is a little help in crafting the perfect wedding invitation.

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7 Ceremony Rituals and Traditions, and their History

Unity ceremonies or traditions represent the unbreakable bond you are creating with your partner. Incorporating one into your ceremony is a great way to include family or religious traditions into your day. Not to mention, give your ceremony a personalized touch. You are probably familiar with some of the more common wedding ceremony rituals, such as lighting a unity candle or breaking a piece of glass, but you might not know the history behind them.

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Wedding Favors: should we or shouldn’t we?

Are you thinking of including wedding favors as part of your big day? Favors have been a part of wedding tradition for many years ranging from extravagant to simplistic. There is no need to be over the top or expensive to make an impact, a thoughtful trinket can show appreciation to your guests for their attendance. You have so many options to match the formality, style, and budget of your wedding day.

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How to Choose my Bridal Party

Deciding who will stand by you at your wedding may seem like an easy task, but think long and hard about the people you will surround yourself with. Take some time to encompass the details before you ask just anyone to be a part of your special day. Here are some tips to make sure your bridal party is drama-free and easy to work with.

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What’s for Dinner? At Your Wedding Reception

Deciding on the menu for your wedding reception can be tough. You’ll have everyone from picky to adventurous eaters, and you’ll most likely have to settle for a menu somewhere in between. There are usually three, sometimes more, courses of food to select. Couples sometimes opt to have a cocktail hour between the wedding ceremony and reception including appetizers and beverages. Some receptions feature a sit-down meal where salad and the main course are served, others will offer the food buffet style.

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Make Your Wedding Fun! With Specialty Services

There are a lot of ways to make your wedding day memorable not only for you but for your guests too! If you’re looking for a way to spice up your special day and provide your guests with a wedding that’s a little outside of the box, here are some ways you can make that happen.

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How to Make Out of Town Wedding Guests Feel Welcome

Traveling can be so stressful, especially for out of town guests attending your wedding. Part of your job, as the couple, is to provide them with the most relaxed trip as possible. Helpful resources such as arranging transportation, creating welcome baskets, and printing itineraries can bring comfort to your guests. Make them feel welcome and appreciated for making the journey for your big day!

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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Style

There are a lot of things to consider when developing a style for your wedding. Perhaps the most important thing about your wedding style is that it should accurately represent you and your partner. The wedding theme will help a lot with decision making as well From party attire to music choice, it’s important to decide on a theme early, and stick with it. If you’re lost, don’t panic! We’re here to provide you with some helpful ideas to get the ball rolling.

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The Youngstown Cookie Table

If you’ve ever been to a wedding in the Youngstown, Ohio area you’re probably aware of the locally famous tradition of the Cookie Table. As soon as guests arrive at the wedding reception, the first thing their hungry eyes draw to are the hundreds of cookies laid out along several tables in the reception area.

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Take the Pain out of Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Once you’ve said yes to your dress, it’s time to tackle the next big step… your bridesmaid’s attire. This task can become quite complex, each of your girls have varying budgets, shapes, sizes, and styles. Here are a few things to consider that will make the dress hunt easier on everyone.

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Stocking the Bar: a quick how to

Whether or not you choose to have a bar at your wedding is totally up to you and your family. It’s your day! It can be a pain trying to figure out what you will need, how much you need, who is going to provide it, where do I find bartenders…whew! Here are some pointers…

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How do I choose a band or DJ that fits my style?

Having exceptional music is an essential part of a wedding reception. Attending a wedding where the DJ or band is killing the mood with their music choice is the worst. Asking the right questions and taking the time to research can ensure you select your perfect match! Where on Earth should you start? Here are a few of our tips.

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De-Stress Wedding Planning with our 12 Month Checklist

The first two months of wedding planning are typically dedicated to the foundation of your wedding. Deciding on a date is probably your biggest hurdle. Of course, with the risk of unavailability, it’s best to come up with a backup date. Most couples rather skip over the next step and go straight to cake testing, but setting a budget is essential in the planning process.

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Congratulations, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Once you’ve said Yes to the big question, there are tons of things to be excited about. Most importantly, you’re engaged! Often with excitement and the transition from dating to engaged, comes underlying anxiety to get things moving in the wedding planning department. Don’t stress! Here are a few things to do to reduce stress and keep moving, starting with taking the time to celebrate.

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