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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wedding spending mistake

Talk to couples after their weddings and they’ll tell you that they often made wedding spending mistakes. Zola conducted a survey of these couples 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. DJ Brian Anderson makes…

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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 mistreat your single friends

Rita and Ruby didn’t know each other. The only thing they had in common was their common friend, Ramona, who invited them to attend her wedding. Ramona made a tactical error and seated them together at the ‘singles table.’ Bad move, according to Brides Magazine: don’t mistreat single friends at on your wedding day. Brides…

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coronavirus impact

The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study revealed a trend that will accelerate due to the coronavirus impact: the size of weddings is declining. In 2007 the average size of a wedding was 153 guests. That number dropped to 131 by 2019. Until a vaccine is approved, older wedding guests may shy away from attending large…

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coronavirus good news

Some coronavirus good news is coming into focus, providing hope for couples planning their weddings. Age matters The coronavirus disproportionately affects older folks, those with with serious pre-existing conditions, and the obese. Quick data: 78% of all coronavirus fatalities occur in those over 65 years of age, especially if they have respiratory, heart, diabetes, and…

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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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wedding timeline

Every wedding is different. Most, though, share common elements, so planning a wedding timeline is pretty predictable. You should plan your wedding timeline accordingly. 12 months Budget Guest list Hire wedding planner Select venue Select caterer 11 months Color themes and design Hire the fun and memory maker vendors early, including the entertainment. Remember, popular…

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wedding cake cost

A wedding cake can be a work of art, a gleaming monument to the beauty of your love. Or it can crash and burn, immortalized in YouTube infamy for eternity (see video above). The first question most couples have is: how much does a wedding cake cost? According a survey of 12,000 recently married couples…

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traditional receiving line

It takes about a half hour to move one-hundred of your wedding guests through a traditional receiving line. That’s assuming your line includes the couple and their parents only. Add in the rest of your wedding party and it’ll take forever! Receiving lines matter.  It’s your opportunity to greet your guests and thank them for…

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