5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Theme (1)

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Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from freelance writer and wedding enthusiast Stacey Smith! Enjoy:

Classic, rustic, boho, minimalist, industrial, alternative, and the list goes on and on. When it comes to wedding themes, picking out the most authentic, personal, and meaningful one from the plethora of options can seem almost impossible. Not only do you want to pick an overarching style, but you’ll need to look into colors, decorations, fonts, and all the little details to perfect your wedding theme.

We don’t want to make this seem like a daunting task though. In fact, picking out a wedding style can be a fun and inspiring exercise in creativity. You get to daydream, look at tons of eye candy, and work with vendors to create a celebration that is truly unique to you and your fiance. So where to start? Here are some things to consider when choosing a wedding theme.

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How to Decorate Your Wedding Arch (2)

Today’s fun and inspiring guest post comes to us from Alicia of Whole Blossom, based in Miami, FL! Enjoy:

A token that you always keep close to your heart is the paper where you write your wedding vows. The one place that is the most sacred to you is the place where you pronounce, ‘I do’. That place will gather memories filled with a variety of emotions-happiness, nervousness, love, thrill and so much more. Yes, the wedding arch needs to be perfect to withhold all these precious moments of you and your beloved.

Perfection does not mean expensive décor or photogenic colors; rather it means what is perfect for your eyes and to your partner and the emotional value that it holds. Here are few pieces of advice that’ll help you make the right decision for your wedding arch decoration.

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How to Look Special on Your Wedding Day (6)

One thing that brides do when preparing to say “I do,” is think about how they want to look on their big day. For a boost of confidence, to ensure stunning wedding photos or simply to feel beautiful, every bride as their own plan for putting together her look. An idea to keep in mind for making the prep go as smoothly as possible is by preparing a bridal bag. This is a great idea for bridesmaids looking to do something special for the bride or something that the bride herself can put together to be proactive for anything that might come her way.

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Four Locations You Need To Visit For Your Chicago Engagement Session (5)

If you’re planning to spend your engagement in the Chicago area, then today’s guest post brought to us by Vince of Griff Photography (Naperville, IL) is for you. Enjoy!

Chicago is an amazingly beautiful city. It doesn’t matter what time of year you are visiting, there is always something to offer, especially if you are planning to have your engagement photos done here. Not from the area? That shouldn’t keep you from experiencing what this amazing city has to offer and to capitalize on arguably some of the best locations in the world to document your engagement.

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Springtime Crabapple Photo Shoot Ideas (4)

Today’s lovely guest post, brought to us by Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) is the perfect inspiration for a springtime photo shoot! Enjoy:

They aren’t tall. They aren’t wide. When you see them lined up by the dozens, they will emerge into one of the most vibrant backdrops one will ever find. Their glamour is short-lived, however. Just like the cherry trees, the crabapples’ bloom lasts anywhere between two days to two weeks, subject to the weather forecast. The petals will eventually fall, often together like snowflakes, marking its end in dramatic fashion.

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Nontraditional Wedding Invitation Styles (7)

This inspiring guide to Nontraditional Wedding Invitations comes to us from Greenvelope (Seattle, WA), purveyor of chic, digital invitations. Enjoy!

While there’s nothing wrong with classic wedding stationery styles, we absolutely love how non-traditional renditions are trending. From contemporary color palettes and abstract design to unique graphics and unexpected materiality, nontraditional wedding stationery is perfect for any modern couple wanting to make a bold, beautiful statement. Continue reading to see our favorite non-traditional trends, or explore all of our wedding designs here.

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8 of the Hottest Honeymoon Trends (5)

Today’s super fun guest post comes to us from Chris Platis of Traveler’s Joy, a honeymoon registry! Enjoy:

A classic beach getaway will never go out of style, but you’ve probably already been there and done that. Newlyweds are venturing into new territory when it comes to honeymoon plans — make yours more memorable by trying any of these 8 honeymoon trends that are sure to inspire your post-wedding plans.

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Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Bruno Rosa Wedding Photography, based in Dublin, Ireland! Enjoy:

For the perfect day, you need the perfect venue! Fortunately, when it comes to the best wedding venues in Ireland, there are so many gorgeous options. Whether you want an intimate church wedding with your closest friends and family or an unforgettable day living like royals in a castle, you’ll find it here.

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Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Sandra Faleris of Krikawa, a  Tucson, AZ based Wedding Jeweler. Enjoy!

When it comes to choosing an engagement or wedding ring, it’s time to get up to speed. Old engagement and wedding rings standards can be tossed out the window and replaced with what’s hot for 2018. Take a peek and discover what works for you and your partner. We love the casual approach to jewelry that has taken over in recent years. That doesn’t mean cheap! Read on and you’ll see what we mean.

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Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Spencer Photography based in Cleveland, OH! Enjoy:

So often couples are told what to DO when planning a wedding but not so often told what to avoid. Of course, we all want to know what to do to succeed, especially when planning our wedding day. But just as important are the pitfalls and mistakes that are only made and realized after the fact, when it’s too late. I want to provide some simple suggestions that can help you navigate your way to a wonderful wedding day.

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