Five Ways to Display Your Custom Cake Topper After the Wedding (1)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Carla of Wedding Collectibles! Read on to learn some fun ways to display your wedding cake topper after the big day:

After the wedding, many brides are left with wedding décor that they don’t know what to do with. Rather than throwing these decorations out, why not re-purpose them to remind you of your special day for years to come? One such item is your wedding cake topper. No matter the type of cake topper you have chosen, it is the ultimate token of you and your spouse as a couple and a reflection of your unique personalities. Here are five ways to cherish your wedding cake topper for years to come.

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Choosing A Photography Career (7)

AChoosing A Photography Career (7)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Karl Johnson of Color Experts International, based in Leesburg, VA! Enjoy:

Photography is one of those ‘happy professions’ which comes out of passion. Job of a photographer includes creativity, passion, innovation, challenge, and excitement. This is one of those creative profession where degree comes second to creative experience. Before determining it as a full-time profession, you must completely be sure of what you really want to do or where do you want to see yourself in future. Being passionate and doing great in photography may not come together. Your interest should reflect in your work, otherwise, only passion won’t sell in the market. If photography comes to you naturally and appreciations drop by you often, then you should stop hesitating to take the step forward. And if you think you lack adequate passion for it, then dedicated hard work can take to the finish line. Let yourself decide which path you’ll take.

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Unusual Choices for Your Wedding Flowers (3)

Unusual Choices for Your Wedding Flowers

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Charlene McKinstry of Elizabeth Rose NI, based in Armagh, Northern Ireland! Enjoy:

Choosing wedding flowers is a huge part of your wedding day.  You want the floral elements to combine with the theme or other elements of the day.  You want flowers that look good against your dress and suitable for the suits.  But sometimes you also want flowers that are a little unusual, a little away from the traditional roses, carnations or lilies.  So for those ladies, here are some unusual choices to consider.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from  Maddison Wallace of Paperlust, based in Melbourne, Australia! Enjoy:

You’re newly engaged and you know you need wedding invites of some sort, but that’s about all you’re sure of. Where do you begin?! We’ve got you covered! Most people have a vague idea of what they like, but forget to consider the practicalities, so whether it’s rustic chic save the dates, premium letterpress thank you cards or location-inspired Sydney wedding invitations you’ve got in mind, take a deep breath and ask yourself these important questions before you do anything else:

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Creative Ideas for Wedding Favors (3)

Are you stumped when it comes to choosing wedding favors for your guests? Fear not! Today we’re joined by Jessica Bowler of Printsome who has a bevy of fun and unique favor ideas. Enjoy:

One way you can really make your wedding memorable for your guests is to give them something nice to go home with. We’ve taken inspiration from trade show giveaways for original ideas you could work into your wedding that your guests will appreciate. Here are some ideas for creative ways you can make your wedding one to remember.

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Formal bridal procession (photography by Paul White)

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Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Sam Ketterer of Absolute Perfection Wedding Consultancy, based in London, England! Enjoy:

Having spent the past month hunting day and night for the perfect dress to wear on your wedding day, you now realise you have to do it all over again. Only this time you have to find multiple perfect dresses for all your bridesmaids. Many brides struggle with the whole experience. Here we show you how to avoid the common pitfalls.

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Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Derek of Celebrations, a luxury wedding venue in Bucks County, PA. Enjoy!

You’re engaged! Now what? Once the elation of getting engaged wears off, you might start to feel overwhelmed about wedding planning. Fear not, Bride-to-Be! As long as you know where to start, everything will go smoothly. The most important decision that you will have to make is where you want to host your wedding reception. Luckily, the expert wedding planners at Celebrations have put together a guide to finding a venue that is perfect for your special day.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography, based in the San Francisco Bay Area! Enjoy:

If you haven’t thought about it already, at some point in planning your wedding photography timing, you’ll ask yourself: do you *need* getting ready photos? If you do how long do you need? “Getting Ready” is not about getting unflattering photos of you with your hair in curlers – far from it! It’s a great time to get amazing candid photos of emotional moments, of you spending time with your nearest and dearest friends or family, all of your special details and even some portraits. To figure out whether you need to have a photographer around for this time during your wedding day, ask yourself some questions:

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Down to the Wire: Fighting the Good Fight

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Today we have another thoughtful wedding planning guest post from freelance writer Troy Lambert. Enjoy!

Because of publishing lead times, by the time you read this, our wedding will be over. In fact, I will probably share this article out to social media and my followers when I get back from our mini-honeymoon. (The real one will be this summer, after my fiance graduates and our son is out of school)

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Cut Here, Splurge There: Budgeting for the Best and Skipping the Rest (2)

Today’s awesome guest post, brought to us by Kate Storey of Weddeo, is full of fun and practical ideas to help you make the most of your wedding budget! Enjoy:

When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, everything can seem like a must-have. From invitations and engagement photos to ceremony decorations and favors, it can be difficult to see where you could possibly whittle down or even – gulp – eliminate altogether.

One of the best ways to manage this is to think about some of the things that are most important to you as a couple, or that really speak to your personality. Are you foodies? Hiring the best caterer in the area might be something you consider. Are one or both of you known for your fashion sense? Donning a fabulous designer gown (or shoes!) could be where you direct a large chunk of change.

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