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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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A Photographer's Top 5 Wedding Tips (1)

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Paige Young of Apaige Photography, based in Georgetown Township, MI.

Wedding planning can become super overwhelming. I remember becoming engaged and being completely overwhelmed with the next steps. However, I had an advantage, as I had photographed over 80 weddings, and knew what the day entailed and what I needed to book and organize. I began researching vendors first, I think this is something that is extremely important. A wedding needs a place, and a wedding needs service vendors. Being a photographer, that was the first vendor on my list to figure out. There are so many great photographers out there, there are so many kickin’ DJ’s out there, and there are enormous amounts of venues that are breathtaking. Being a creative, I wanted to share a few helpful hints and ideas to help choose ‘your people.’ I will discuss more of the photography side of weddings since that is what I am familiar with, but a lot of these things can be applicable to other vendors as well.

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4 Tips for Finding Your Dream Venue while Saving Money (2)

What if you could get married in the venue of your dreams and save money at the same time? Today’s guest post brought to us by Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) will show you how! Enjoy:

Many couples get engaged during the holidays, this is why wedding shows tend to occur in January. This also means that brides will be busy shopping for vendors and venues. The most expensive item on everyone’s list will most likely be the venue / reception. Clients get maximum ROI on their time and effort when negotiating with the venue. Here are some tips to help you find your dream venue despite being on a budget:

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4 Tips for Valentine's Day Engagement Photos (5)

Hey all you newly-engaged couples out there; today’s lovely guest post from Pixelicious (Montreal, Canada) is for you! Enjoy:

Valentine’s Day is here and this means a large number of lucky couples will get engaged! Although flowers and chocolates never get old, why not consider an engagement session to offer the experience your significant other truly deserves? The wintery backdrop makes the images unique. If you wish to make a statement in front of your family and friends, showcasing your engagement pictures taken in subzero temperature will surely impress. Here are 4 inspiration ideas that will make your Valentine’s Day memorable this year.

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