5 Questions to Ask During a Wedding Venue Visit (4)

Visiting venues can be overwhelming, especially when you walk in and are totally overcome with that “this is the one!!” feeling. It’s easy to completely forget all of the questions you know you should ask (even if you’ve dutifully written them in your wedding planning notebook). While most of those questions are easy to email or call and ask, there are a few that are best asked on the spot. Allison from Davis Row compiled this list of questions best asked in person, including a few you may not have thought of.

Did you and bae get engaged recently? First, take at least a week to bask in the love and excitement. You have time! But, eventually, you’ll want to start choosing venues to visit. You can find tons of information about capacities, photos of ballrooms, and phone numbers for preferred florists all over venue websites, but there are so many more questions to ask. Schedule a visit (and make sure there’s space on your phone for video!) and bring these along.

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Guide to Rustic Wedding Dresses (5)

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If you’re planning to have a rustic wedding and are in need of some fashion inspiration, then today’s lovely guest post brought to us by Wedding Forward (Toronto, ON) is for you!

The current rustic wedding trend is a very freedom-loving style, but with the small bit of pompous luxury. The traditional rustic fashion emerged as part of the everyday garb of American gold miners in the 19th century. A few decades later, fashionable women from the 70s recalled it. And in 2009, the rustic style again returned triumphantly to the catwalks, remaining in the hearts of both fashionistas and wedding designers. Moreover, it remains relevant to the present day. How rustic style presents in the current wedding style? How to choose the rustic ball gowns for the rustic wedding ceremony? And what are the most popular rustic wedding dresses for today? Read below!

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3 Ways to go Green on Your Wedding Day (6)

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If you’re looking for some green wedding inspiration for your special day, then today’s lovely guest post brought to us by Rent My Wedding (Miami, FL) is for you! Enjoy:

We love exploring different wedding color palettes. Today we’re taking a look at how to incorporate green hues into wedding decor. You’ll be amazed to see how beautiful it can be to incorporate green tones, from bold emeralds to pale pastels. Check out the ideas below to get creative by going green — with your color palette!

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Everything Brides Need to Know About Window Light (6)

Everything Brides Need to Know About Window Light (3)

Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Greg Hastain of HastainDavis, based in Portland, OR! Enjoy:

We absolutely love the results when our indoor subjects are photographed illuminated with window light. To clarify, this is specifically referring to photographs taken indoors, when the majority of the light is coming from a nearby window (or sometimes door). Depending on the time of day, cloud cover, and if there is an eave overhanging the window or some other exterior obstructions, the brightness of light coming from windows will vary, but in many instances is not exceptionally bright.

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In today’s super informative guest post from Katie A of Planning with Poise, you’ll  learn everything you need to know about reserving hotel rooms for your guests! Enjoy:

If you’re wondering whether you should reserve a block of hotel rooms for your wedding guests – or if you’re not sure where to start – you’re in the right place! Below, you’ll learn all about how to reserve a room block – plus, you’ll get a ready-to-use word-for-word email template to start your hotel search the easy way. Let’s get started!

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All About Wedding Backdrops (4)

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Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from our friends at Rent My Wedding, based in Miami, FL. Enjoy!

Pipe and drape backdrops create a beautiful focal point for the head table or cake table. They can also be used to transform an entire room. Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about wedding backdrops.

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Guide to Traditional Wedding Vows (1)

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This wonderful guide to traditional wedding vows comes to us from our friends at Wedding Forward based in Toronto, ON!

It is difficult to put feelings into words, this is why some couples go with traditional wedding vows. Personal vows are the new trend and finding the right words can be easy for a select few. However, when in doubt, it is easy and safe to fall back on the customary vows used around the world. Style of wedding ceremony and couples’ wedding vows has experienced many modifications over the years. But, there are some standard vows for both bride or groom with writer’s block.

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3 Big Differences Between an American and Chinese Wedding (7)

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Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Sophie Darling of WeddingDresses.com. Enjoy!

I attended a wedding in Taiwan last August, and the first thing that jumped into my mind as guests departed was “where’s the dance party?” It was a beautiful ceremony that involved a stunning bride and dashing groom, excellent food and great company, but I couldn’t help wonder why my dancing shoes went unused all night. It turns out that getting down on the dance floor isn’t how people celebrate weddings in Taipei!

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To Look or Not to Look? Having a First Look on Your Wedding Day (5)

If you’re on the fence about including a First Look in your wedding day, then today’s awesome guest post by Carina Photographics (Saint Paul, MN) is for you! Enjoy:

As a wedding photographer, one issue I see a lot of couples struggle with is if they should do a First Look on their wedding day, or if they should wait to see each other when they first walk down the aisle. I have worked with couples in both scenarios. While both ways can work well, there are a few distinct advantages to going with a First Look prior to your wedding ceremony.

 

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What to Expect During a Bridal Shower (4)

Today’s fun guest post comes to us from Anne at Wedding Prep Gals, based in Los Angeles, CA! Enjoy:

Being engaged is such an exciting time! There are so many things happening during this period and so many things to look forward to. One of the most fun events for many is the bridal shower, where friends and family all come together to love and bless the bride. Since you may have never had a bridal shower before, however, you may be wondering, “What can I expect in my bridal shower?”

The Guests

Bridal showers are so fun because they bring together so many people who may not otherwise be around one another often. Friends and family will oftentimes travel for your shower to make it special for you. You can expect your family and close friends to show up and shower you with love and good wishes! A bridal shower is also a perfect time to gift your bridesmaids with custom bridesmaid robes to wear on your wedding day—they may not all be in the same place again!

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