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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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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Photo Credit: Andre Hunter

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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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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Wedding Photo Inspiration

Wedding Photo Inspiration

  • Monday’s interview was with Jacki of ThirstyNest (New York, NY), a brilliant wedding registry focused on wine and spirits! Full Q+A.
  • Don’t worry, be happy! Boost your confidence with this list of ways to stay calm and keep spirits high while wedding planning by Will Williams Meditation (London).
  • Get to know jewelry designer Kelly Morgen, Owner of Kelly Morgen Jewelry (San Francisco, CA) in Tuesday’s interview, right here.
  • MUST-SEE alert! Pumpkin-styled everything, seasonal blooms, autumnesque tablescapes, homemade pies… Ahh yes, Fall is here lovelies and we’re celebrating with 20 lovely Fall wedding ideas + inspiration.
  • Wednesday’s snow-kissed winter barn wedding by Mason Photography (Washington, DC) is so gorgeous and rustic. Peep inside!
  • Two barn weddings in a row! Heartwarming and oh so rustic chic, we’re sure you’ll also enjoy this enchanted barn wedding in Wisconsin by Erin Johnson Photography (Minneapolis, MN).
  • Today’s lavish and utterly romantic opera house styled shoot filled with blush and gold details comes to us from Cathy’s Elegant Events (Certified Lovely Vendor in Hudson, NY). Check it out!
  • Bonus: Looking for a photographer in Michigan? WeddingLovely is proud to recommend Sydney Marie Photography, another one of our Certified Lovely Vendors! Head on over to her profile for more info.

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

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Wedding Planning Inspiration

Wedding Planning Inspiration

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

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Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

  • Love Monday’s tips on how to include Pantone’s color of the year “greenery” in your wedding from Lilian Rose Inc (Mukwonago, WI). Full post.
  • Stay sane and organized while planning your wedding with Tuesday’s top tips (right here!) from Mango Muse Events (San Francisco, CA).
  • Laid-back vibes + rustic details in Wednesday’s free-spirited wedding video by Marry Me Movies (Australia). Watch!
  • This dreamy intimate boho vow renewal from Liberty Pearl Photography & Associates (Devon, England) is breathtaking.
  • Still enchanted by yesterday’s lush styled shoot in Islamadora by Forever in Love (Miami, FL). Check it out!
  • Give it up for today’s gorgeous vineyard wedding by NST Pictures (New York, NY).

Have a lovely weekend,
~the WeddingLovely team

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3 Keys to Staying Organized While Planning Your Wedding (3)

Photo Credit: Rachel Robertson Photography

If wedding planning has you feeling overwhelmed, have no fear! Today’s guest post, brought to us by Jamie Chang of Passport to Joy, will help you get organized. Enjoy:

One of the initial steps you’ll want to figure out before you start looking at venues is how you’re going to stay organized during the wedding planning process. It’s going to make life much easier and will save time, money, and your sanity along the way. Here are some of my best tips for how to get organized and stay organized while planning your wedding.

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How to Choose the Best Wedding Vendors (1)

Today’s informative guest post comes to us from Sam Ketterer of Absolute Perfection, based in London, England. Enjoy!

So you’ve just got engaged? Congratulations, the ring is on your finger and you now have a wedding to plan! Here is our useful guide to help you source the best suppliers for the Big Day.

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