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Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {June 10, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 11, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Wedding Dress Shopping Don’ts From The Experts – Worried you won’t find the bridesmaid dress of your dreams?

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

Bachelorette Party Game: 21 Questions – Pour a bottle of bubbly into wine glasses for your gorgeous gals and pass out this PDF!

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Photos (from left to right): WF Photography

10 Favorite Moments From Real Brides – There are a whirlwind of wonderful moments during a wedding! Brides share the split second that stands out most to them.

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Photo: Gideon Photography

7 Benefits Of Having a Brunch Wedding – Find out why you should move your marriage between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of: LVL Weddings & Events

5 Conversations Every Couple Must Have Before Getting Hitched – Home, health, family, finance, and . . . religion.

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Photo: Paul Francis Photography

Happy 8th Birthday to WeddingWire!

Posted by Alexandra on May 01, 2015

Today marks eight years since the launch of WeddingWire—and that’s certainly cause for celebration! In honor of the occasion, we thought it would be fun to look back at the some of the wedding trends we’ve seen and loved over the past eight years. Let’s take a walk down memory lane…

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Photo Courtesy of The Pastry Studio

2007: Marie Antoinette Inspired Details – This trend was influenced, we suspect, by the eponymous movie premiered previous year. Chateaus and historic mansions were the venues of choice in 2007, and brides accessorized with cameo jewelry and layered pearls. Decor was all about shabby chic china, Baroque tabletop accents, neoclassical furniture, opulent feathers, and feminine pastels mixed with lots of gold. For dessert, gilded fondant cakes or French confections like macarons, petits fours, and croquembouche were a must.

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Gown by Maggie Sottero

2008: Gowns with Pick Up Skirts – The glam ballroom style was huge in 2008, and pick ups were a perfect way to give wedding gowns that full, fairytale look brides were after. Pick up detailing works beautifully with satin and taffeta, two favored fabrics that year.

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Photo Courtesy of Pop the Cork Designs

2009: Eco-Friendly Details – Environmentally conscious weddings certainly haven’t gone out of style (and we hope they never do!), but they were especially hot in 2009. Couples used recycled paper for their stationery, decorated with repurposed objects (think glass bottle vases and newspaper poms), incorporated moss, succulents, herbs, and greenery into their arrangements, and thanked their guests with plantable seed favors.

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Photo by Photography by Verdi

2010: Birdcage Veils – The vintage wedding trend came into the spotlight in 2010, and brides everywhere seemed to be swapping traditional lengths of tulle and lace for crops of Russian netting. These statement pieces were typically embellished with feather fascinators or beaded appliques for an extra shot of retro glam.

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Photo Courtesy of The Sunday Sweet

2011: Rosettes – This pretty three-dimensional design adorned everything from bridal gowns, shoes, and sashes to boutonnieres, table linens, and buttercream cakes! The sculptural, floral-inspired swirls added instant romance and texture.

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Photo by Riverland Studios

2012: Creative Catering – Mini foods were a huge deal in 2012. Everything from tacos and pizzas to ice cream cones and pies were downsized and to cute, bite-size versions of themselves. Soup shooters, shrunken sliders, grilled cheese finger sandwiches, petite salad cups. Interactive food stations (make your own s’mores, build your own crostinis), food trucks, treat cones, elaborate dessert bars, and candy displays were all the rage. And don’t forget cocktails! The signature beverage trend also hit an all-time high around this time.

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Photo by Swanky Fine Art Weddings

2013: Rustic Chic Details – As barns, farms, and ranches became more popular settings for weddings, it only made sense that organic decor and country chic details came into play. Natural materials like burlap, birch bark, barn wood, and grapevine took center stage. We saw lots brides carrying colorful wildflower bouquets, bridesmaids rocking cowboy boots, and guests sipping cocktails from mason jars. Haystacks took the place of traditional ceremony seats and everyone went crazy for chalkboard signs.

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2014: Unstructured Bouquets – Big, lush, garden style bouquets took over last year and we don’t see them going anywhere soon. Brides are loving that romantic, unpolished, free-spirited look. Symmetry and perfection is out; texture and creativity is in!

Photo Courtesy of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers Ltd.

 

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {April 22, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 22, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

10 Wedding Flowers You’ve Never Heard Of –  Sure, the spotlight is always on peonies, garden roses, and dahlias, but what about those that are under-the-radar?

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Photo: Jenny DeMarco Photography

5 Stress-Free Recipes To Make Before Your Wedding Day – Don’t add anymore stress (than necessary) before you wedding day. Try making these delicious dinner recipes that are even easier to clean up!

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10 Photos That Prove Rain On Your Wedding Day Isn’t The Worst Thing – You can’t control the weather, especially when it rains! And it’s supposedly good luck. Grab some umbrellas, rain boots, and you’re ready to go.

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Photo courtesy of: The Graceful Host

15 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses We Love – Spring calls for seasonally-appropriate hues such as pastels. Let your bridesmaids shine wearing these flowy frocks.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

Can We Guess Your Engagement Ring Style? – Let’s see if we can guess which piece of bling your boy toy gave you. Take the quiz!

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Photo: Spencer Studios 

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {April 15th, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 15, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

15 Popular Wedding Centerpiece Vessels – Low pan vases, bell jars, hurricane vases, ginger jars, troughs, and pots — these are just a few of the most popular types of wedding centerpieces, which come in all different shapes, heights, and styles.

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Photo: Chicago Wedding Photographers

21 Ways To Have Cheese At Your Wedding – Are you foodie fanatic couple for cheese? Then, opt to incorporate it throughout your ceremony, cocktail, and reception.

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Photo courtesy of Park Avenue Catering

14 Signs Wedding Planning Is Taking Over Your Life – Don’t let wedding planning get the best of you! Find out if it’s taking up too much of your time.

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Photo: Myrian Peery Photography

Marriage Laws By State – This ultimate wedding marriage law guide will help you find out what your specific state requires such as US citizenship, age, license expiration time, and waiting period time.

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The Top 5 Grooms’ Questions – Answered! – Get all the answers you need for those common questions. You might be pleasantly surprised!

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Photo: Kristen Wynn Photography

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {April 8, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 08, 2015

Don’t fret–WeddingWire Blog is NOT disappearing. Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll be sharing their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

20 Wedding Cake Toppers Under $200Your wedding cake topper is one of the first decor items guests notice at the reception. And it doesn’t have to be pricey!

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Photo: Emily Steffen Celebrate Champagne Glitter Cake Topper, $30 on Etsy 

How Long Have You and Your Fiance Been Together? – Is it less than a year, 2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, a decade, or forever? Take the quiz!

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Photo: Jasmine Lee Photography

Groom Tux Shopping Tips From The Experts – Tuxedo experts share what every groom needs to know about shopping for flawless aisle style.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

 22 Getting Ready Looks You’ll Love – Gift your best gal pals floral robes, monogrammed button-down shirts, or pajama shorts.

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Photo: Ardent Story Photography

10 Ways Not To Be “Hangry” On Your Wedding Day – Don’t let eating end up pretty low on your priority list!

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Photo: Kirsten Smith Photography

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