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Even with the most careful wedding planning, there are many things that can go wrong or be forgotten by the time the big day rolls around. This can be especially true when planning a backyard wedding because brides are usually taking on unique responsibilities that they wouldn’t be if the wedding were taking place at a traditional venue with a staff of professionals. Here are things that are commonly forgotten about when planning an outdoor or backyard wedding.

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Post Wedding Checklist

This helpful post wedding checklist comes to us from Larry Zimont of Ethan Lord Jewelers, based in Chicago, IL! Here’s Larry to tell us more:

Once a couple’s perfect wedding night is over, it is easy to think that all of the planning is over, and it is time to relax. What some people forget is that there are still tasks that need to be done after your wedding that can be just as important. Whether you want to keep some wedding night memorabilia or make sure to send out those thank you cards, here is a checklist to help you remember what still needs to be done after your big day.

Larry Zimont joined Ethan Lord Jewelers in 2008 and is focused on helping customers search for and find unique, one-of-a-kind engagement rings. To learn more about Ethan Lord Jewelers, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

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This great wedding planning infographic comes to us from Katie Stone of Moddershall Oaks, a UK wedding venue. Here’s Katie to tell us more:

Your wedding photos will capture each precious moment of your big day – memories that you can cherish forever. But choosing the right photographer can be tricky if you don’t know which questions to ask. When you get into it, you might be surprised by just how different wedding photography services can be.

It’s important that you find an experienced photographer who is tuned in to your perspective, who gets your style and who understands your personal tastes and preferences. It’s also important that you choose a photographer who provides the perfect mix of special little extras. Fortunately, the team at Staffordshire wedding venue Moddershall Oaks have put together their top tips in this very cool infographic, giving you a few important questions that you might not have thought to ask.

Katie is the in-house wedding coordinator at wedding venue Moddershall Oaks in the heart of rural Staffordshire, Super-organised and highly experienced, Katie has been helping happy couples plan their perfect day since 2012. Full of fun ideas and practical tips, she loves creating unique weddings tailored perfectly for every couple. For more information about Moddershall Oaks, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

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Budgeting your wedding is no easy task—and it’s probably the least fun part of the wedding planning process. Sometimes life events cause the budget to grow or shrink. Fortunately, there are many ways to cut down on wedding costs and keep your expenses low. Cutting down costs always means that a level of compromise is involved. However, compromise doesn’t mean that the wedding still won’t look as beautiful as you always dreamed it would. Here are a few ways to cut down on costs while still throwing a fabulous and seamless wedding that will be remembered by your entire party.

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Rental Tips for Barn Weddings and Outdoor Weddings (4)

Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Erin Black of On Site Companies! Enjoy:

It doesn’t matter if you’re newly engaged or coming up on the few months before your wedding, you’ll probably forget some minor details when planning your big day.  Wedding rentals are one thing that you won’t want to forget, since you usually have to rent in advance and companies may only have a finite number of the equipment you’re trying to rent. The list below will help you cover all of your bases for rentals so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute to get everything you need.

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Wedding Processional Infographic

This fun and practical infographic comes to us from Sherry of Personal Creations, based in San Diego, California! Here’s Sherry to tell us more:

Wedding planning can be stressful, especially since there are so many details to consider! Depending how far into the process you are you may already be thinking about the big ticket items like venue, food and music but it is hard to research all of the traditions and etiquette rules for smaller details like the procession.

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6 Things To Be Aware Of When Searching For A Wedding Venue

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Today’s informative guest post comes to us from wedding planner Caroline Kastner of Rachel Bridal. Enjoy!

Planning a wedding can be an exciting, yet challenging time in your life. With so many different things to plan, arrange, and book, it’s important to get everything right the first time. One major part that requires detailed planning is the wedding venue. With so much to consider you need to make sure the wedding venue is perfect for the wedding you want and whether it’s available on the day of your wedding. While searching for your perfect venue however, it’s important to be aware of a few things about your venue that you may not even realise. The following are the top things to be aware of when searching for a wedding venue:

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Four Awkward Wedding Moments & How to Avoid Them (1)

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from wedding planner Brittany Collier of Chancey Charm! Enjoy:

While undoubtedly, it’s your day, a portion of the wedding planning process is always focused on creating a memorable guest experience. After all, you want your guests to enjoy themselves and remember the beautiful celebration of your marriage. Chancey Charm Washington, DC wedding planner Brittany Collier is sharing four awkward wedding moments and how to avoid them!

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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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