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So many colors, so little time

Posted by Lauryn on Apr 27, 2009

Before you can really start planning your wedding there is one very important detail you have to make a decision about – your wedding colors! For some brides this may be easy, they may have had them picked out before the groom, but for others, choosing your wedding colors can be a stressful process. Well, I found a great tool that can help you select your colors!

Pantone Inc. sales cialis is the worlds leading authority on color and provides color systems and selection to a range of industries world wide. I recently discovered a portion of their website called mood selector. The mood selector is meant to help pick out paint colors based on your personality traits or moods, but I thought this would also be a great way to select your wedding colors!

The way it works is that you go through a list of verbs and select words that describe how you want your wedding to feel. What words would you like others to use when describing your wedding? Once you are done selecting, click on the tab titled “your custom mood palette”. Here you will see all of the colors that relate to the words that you have chosen. Although you may have a random color here or there, chances are you will see a trend in your colors. For me, it was mostly shades of black, pink and purple, which is accurate because I want a black, white and pink wedding. . .but purple is my favorite color!

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Good luck finding your own custom palette!

-Lauryn

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WeddingWire’s Inspiration Boards!

Posted by MeganH on Feb 03, 2009

Are you trying to decide between color palettes and themes? Do you want to see if all your accessories match? We have the answer! WeddingWire has just introduced an exciting new feature for our users: Inspiration Boards!

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Personalize your board by adding your own photos or browsing the WeddingWire Gallery for ideas. You can rotate, stretch, shrink, and drag the photos to create the perfect mosaic! 

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Show your creative side and design your own board to share with friends, family, and the WeddingWire Community!

Login to your WeddingWire account to get started!

Color Palette: Teal and Red

Posted by MeganH on Jan 27, 2009
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From top left: Images 1, 8, 10, 11, 12 from Martha Stewart Weddings; Images 2, 3 from The Knot; Image 4 from Christian Louboutin; Image 5 from J Crew; Images 6, 9, and center from Leo Patrone Photography; Image 7 from InStyle Weddings

I absolutely love this color combination for spring or summer weddings! These colors are so bold and vivacious, they just make you want to have a good time! Add subtle accents if gold or silver to change the feel of the reception room from elegant to modern. Maybe I should get married again so I can use this combo!

Wed We Can!

Posted by MeganH on Jan 19, 2009

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On this, the eve of the presidential inauguration, we invite you to visit WedWeCan.com to experience the new face of wedding planning!

  • No more overwhelming experiences
  • No more jumping from site to site
  • No more driving around town
  • No more wedding stress
  • No more extra costs

If you are brave enough to venture into Washington DC this evening (yikes!), join us as we say Wed We Can! at a pre-inaugural party. Click here for details!

Here are a few photos of our supporters on the Mall yesterday!

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Where to start?

Posted by MeganH on Dec 29, 2008
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Photo Credit: Bryant Dog Photography

With so many newly engaged couples this holiday season, I thought I would go back to the basics and offer a few bits of advice on where to start after he pops the question:

1. Figure out your wedding budget (yikes!) – Before you choose a venue, a theme, or a dress, you need to determine how much money you can spend on each facet of the wedding and who will be paying for what. 

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WeddingWire’s Budget Tool allows you to enter a total budget number, allocate funds to each category and also keep track of payments. So easy!

2. Choose your wedding date – Take a look at the calendar and figure out the best time of year for your wedding. Once you have a date, you are ready to find a location! However, for those who already have a location in mind, the venue’s availability calendar may dictate your wedding date. Keep in mind that most people plan vacations around holiday weekends, so if you are planning a memorial day or labor day weekend wedding, send the save-the-dates out to your guests early!

3. Select your team of experts – Choosing wedding vendors can be a bit overwhelming, but WeddingWire is here to help! The Vendor Search Tool will help you find vendors in your local area and can even match you to vendors based on your preferences. You will also want to read reviews of these vendors written by past clients. 

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If you have friends who have recently been married, ask them for recommendations on vendors they have used or heard about.

4. Compile your wedding guest list – Sit down with your fiancé and parents to determine who will be on the A List or the B List. Your budget will definitely be a factor in the number of invited guests. Begin to collect addresses of invited guests now as this may take a while if you haven’t kept good records! 

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Keep track of names, addresses, lists, and other wedding-related events with WeddingWire’s My Guests Tool.

5. Get inspiration – Wedding blogs are such a great resource for inspiration and advice. Check out BridalBuds.com to follow brides as they go through their own wedding planning process!

Good luck!

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