Hot Spring Color Palettes for 2017 Weddings (1)

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Wendy Dessler from OutreachMama. Enjoy!

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is “greenery” – reflecting the popular desire by couples to return to nature. Palettes are inspired by spring’s earthiness and the newly thawed ground as life returns and winter retreats, or by the pretty pale shades of early flowers just starting to bloom. Along with the Color of the Year, Pantone highlights nine other influential colors, which, in different combinations make up the most highly anticipated color palettes of the New Year.

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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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Today’s guest post comes to us from jewelry designer Shiree Odiz, based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

Your relationship is special and unique, so why shouldn’t your engagement ring be one of a kind, too? If you want an engagement ring that is not only a conversation starter but also is a pure reflection of your relationship, consider designing a custom engagement ring for your future fiancée. From gemstone and metal to shape and style, you can collaborate with a jewelry designer to create a personalized engagement ring that is completely exclusive and unavailable anywhere else. Designing custom engagement rings is an exciting and personal experience. Here are some tips for how — and why — you should buy a bespoke engagement ring.

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Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Joe Joslan  of JJosland Photography, based in Dartford, England. Enjoy!

One of the questions I get asked most often as a wedding photographer is how I capture real emotion in my photographs. It’s absolutely pivotal to my documentary style that I eschew the usual poses and shoot people in a natural manner. Most often that means being slightly covert and finding a way to take photos that are flattering while still being emotionally honest.

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Boost Your Wedding Photography Business With the Help of a Graphic Design Company (2)

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Danisa Rais. Danisa is a photo retoucher at Image Masking Service. Enjoy!

Recording or taking photographs of a wedding in itself is extremely time-consuming and a huge task. It regularly requires at least 12 or more hours of coverage during you should be innovative and practical consistently. Be that as it may, wedding photography doesn’t stop when the big day closes. The next step is culling and editing. It’s probably the part where event photographers spend most of their time and probably it is the only portion they do not like. However, these guys should be happy as there are a lot of organizations which provide wedding photography post production service. They offer different image editing services which may decrease a wedding photographer’s workload.

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Top 10 Ideas for a Surprise Proposal in Punta Cana (3)

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Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Megan from Boykophotography, based in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Enjoy!

So you have found the love of your life and realize that it is time to pop the question. It is not surprising that you are very excited and want to make sure that your proposal will be unforgettable. Every time you meet new people the inevitable question will pop up: “So, how did he propose”? We know that you would smile proudly while she describes the details of this memorable moment in Punta Cana that you so carefully had arranged for her. Make the most of this stunning backdrop and consider some of these surprise proposal ideas that will encourage her to say ¨yes¨.

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Say "I Do" to an Airbrush Tan (7)


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Today’s guest post comes to us from Leah Wafful, CEO of Bronze515 Custom Airbrush Tanning, based in Des Moines, Iowa. Enjoy!

Your wedding day should be ALL about you. Everything should be flawless. From your makeup, hair, dress, to your perfectly  BRONZED skin. If you haven’t experienced an airbrush tan yet, I suggest doing so! It’s 2016 and tanning beds are so 1995.  An airbrush tan is the perfect accessory to your big day.  Let’s face it, who has time to tan in a tanning bed? With more research and statistics the last several years regarding melanoma, people are hesitant. Let’s make sure you are understanding that I am not referring to a booth tan, which often times are quite disappointing. I mean an airbrush tan done by a certified technician who understands the process, specific skin types, and how to fully prep you for your session and offer you guidance on how to properly take of your tan afterwards.

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Today’s helpful and insightful guest post comes to us from Jeremy of Best Choice DJs, based in Orlando, FL. Enjoy!

What’s a wedding DJ’s job? To play music on your wedding day, right? Wrong! A true professional DJ does much more than just play music. They provide uniquely personalized entertainment for your big day. If you want your wedding reception to be a remarkable celebration party, your wedding DJ will make that happen. And it takes much more than merely music playing to create an unforgettable event.

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Necklines for Sleeveless Wedding Dresses (2)

Today’s fun and informative guest post comes to us from wedding planner Emma Williams of A’Bulae, based in Minneapolis, MN! Enjoy:

Wedding planners, brides, and designers: don’t be overwhelmed by the litany of details on a wedding to-do list. This quick and handy glossary wedding dress styles will help the bride-to-be select the style dress they want to wear on her big day. Six classic wedding dress silhouettes are defined, with tips for the bride. Read this quick guide to shopping for a wedding dress.

Wedding dress styles for the bride, bridesmaids, and guests can vary from the modest to sexy, depending on the design of the dress. Besides the fit, the silhouette, neckline, and sleeves will influence if the style is conservative, sensuous, or seductive. Brides and guests of all body shapes can find a sleeveless wedding dress to suit their style. Consider these necklines that are classic silhouettes popular for any bride’s wedding dress.

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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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