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Fun Times at WeddingWire Social Richmond

Posted by Sarah Z. on Feb 03, 2015

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Brews and I Do’s—does it get any better than that? We had a blast hanging out with engaged couples (and their supportive friends!) at Hardywood Craft Brewery  in Richmond, Virginia last week. After mixing and mingling while noshing on free pizza and beer, attendees got all their wedding planning questions answered by WeddingWire Editor Sarah Zlotnick and Julia Define of Down the Aisle Events, LLC. A great time was had by all! Scroll down for more details from the night.

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Hardywood Craft Brewery provided the perfect backdrop for the first of many newly-engaged WeddingWire gatherings in Richmond. From the handsome wooden bars to the delicious ales on tap, the brewery’s Tasting Room is the perfect spot for a casual engagement party or rehearsal dinner.

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Pizza Tonight provided a truly delicious assortment of pies for the evening, all of which they baked on sight—in a portable wood burning oven they brought to the venue!

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While they were hanging out, guests added any and all wedding planning questions to white boards posted around the room. “Momzillas”, getting ruthless while cutting the guest list . . .  no topic was off-limits!

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One by one the  white board questions were called out, and wedding experts Julia Define of Down the Aisle Events, LLC (a Harrisonburg, VA-based wedding planning company, pictured) and Sarah Zlotnick of WeddingWire were on hand to weigh-in. Couples also got tips on big ways to save money and plan efficiently.

 

weddingwire staffWeddingWire staffers hanging out after the fun! Richmond Community Manager Jamie (center) can be reached at jamierva@weddingwire.com if you’re interested in attending future events in the area.

We’re looking forward to having many more WeddingWire events in Richmond and across the country in the coming months! Special thanks to Rutsen Eagle Photography for capturing the event.

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For engaged couples in Austin, the WeddingWire Sip & Plan event at Caffé Medici at The Austonian was the place to be on Thursday, January 29th! Wedding planner Johnell Huebner of Clearly Classy Events was at this lively event to answer attendees’ tough wedding planning questions.

“It was wonderful to chat about all things wedding planning—from save the dates to DJs, tricks to save money and where to spend,” says Beth Zerdecki, the WeddingWire Austin Community Lead. “It was one extremely informative evening!”

Check out the top five tips our wedding expert Johnell shared at this unique event:

  1. ”Don’t be afraid to ask!  This is your wedding and it should represent you as a couple. Personalize it!”
  2. “[Wedding planning] starts with the venue!  Once you have that secured, all the details and planning may begin.”
  3. “Please, please, please get a day-of coordinator, at a minimum!  Don’t make your mother, aunt or photographer run around for you!”
  4. “How to get through planning your own wedding: plan for a weekend, take some time off, plan for another weekend, then take some time off. Divide your year of planning into the beginning, middle and end.  Focus on your goals for each stage and let it go in between.”
  5. “Most importantly, keep it simple and do your own thing!”

To learn more about planning your wedding in Austin, check out the Austin Wedding Guide »

Fun Times at WeddingWire Social Charlotte

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 16, 2015

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Couples in the Charlotte, North Carolina area were treated to a fun night of food, drink, shopping, and helpful wedding talk this week at our WeddingWire Social! Attendees perused Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories, swapped tips with other couples planning weddings in the area, and got an exclusive sneak peek at the 50 Fresh Ideas story featured in WeddingWire’s just-released WinterBook. They were also able to have their planning questions answered by WeddingWire editor Sarah Zlotnick and Charlotte event planner Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design.  Scroll down for pictures from the event.

Byrons South End WeddingWire Social

With a versatile main room and beautiful outdoor courtyard, Byron’s South End is a great place for a wedding or rehearsal dinner.

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Split Second Sound provided music for the evening, and Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design was on hand to answer couple’s questions about wedding planning.

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Byron’s South End also set out delicious appetizers and drinks for attendees.

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Guests posed with props in the ShutterBooth Charlotte photo booth; The night’s gorgeous florals were provided by Flowers by Lingky.

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Engaged couples and their friends turned out for the event! If you’re close to the Richmond, Virginia area and interested in attending a WeddingWire Social, you’re in luck! We’ll be hosting a Social at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on Tuesday, January 27th. Head to wed.li/wwsocialrichmond for all the details.

Special thanks to Love Shutter Photography for documenting the event! 

Our Favorite Moments from WeddingWire Social Austin!

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 03, 2014

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All Photos by Luminous Moon Photography 

Howdy, y’all! We had a great time discussing fall wedding fashion, jewelry trends, and all the other ins and outs of wedding planning at our fab WeddingWire Social in Austin on Monday Night. Held at (and deliciously catered by!) the W Austin, guests were treated to yummy appetizers and desserts, an open bar, and plenty of raffles and giveaways! Also on hand: Stella & Dot’s Austin-based Star Stylist Whitney Fields, who brought a pop-up Stella & Dot jewelry boutique with her! Read on for some of the highlights of the evening.

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Photo courtesy of Stella & Dot

Austin brides, here’s an event just for you! Join WeddingWire and Stella & Dot at the WeddingWire Social Austin on Monday, September 29th from 6 to 8 p.m at the W Austin. You’ll learn about the latest in wedding fashion trends and accessories with WeddingWire Fashion Editor Sarah Zlotnick and Stella & Dot Star Stylist Whitney Fields, and mix and mingle with local Austin couples. And of course, there will be complimentary cocktails and snacks to enjoy!

Attendees can enjoy 50% off all Stella & Dot jewelry when they spend $50 or more, and have the chance to win some amazing prizes, from a Kindle Fire HD 6, Stella & Dot jewelry, and a $150 AWAY Spa gift card.

Want to join the fun? The event is free, but we recommend registering in advance. Visit the WeddingWire Social Austin page to learn more about this fun event and to register.

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