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Friday vs. Saturday Weddings

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One of the toughest decisions to make when planning a wedding is the day. By choosing a Friday, Saturday, or even a Sunday you are setting the mood of your wedding. Maureen Woodman sits down to give her opinions on scheduling a wedding to make sure everybody has a great ...

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DIY Versus Wedding Planner: Weigh the Pros and Cons to Decide

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With blogs about picture perfect DIY weddings lurking at every corner of the internet, it is easy to see that this trend is alive and well. The idea behind choosing a DIY wedding is that you can add a personal touch to every last element of your wedding ceremony and ...

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Floral vs. Non-floral Centerpieces

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What kind of flower should I choose as my wedding centerpiece? Should I choose something other than flowers as my centerpiece? These are all questions that many brides-to-be find themselves asking. In this podcast, Maureen Woodman helps these brides-to-be find a clearer answer to these pressing questions. John Maher: Hi, I’m ...

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Destination vs Local Wedding: Take the Show on the Road or Stay Where You Know Best?

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The location of your wedding will forever remain a special place for you and your spouse to share. You will need to decide if you want this location to be close to home or in a faraway locale. As you start making your wedding plans, you can weigh your options ...

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Backyard Wedding vs. Wedding Venue

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The enjoyment of guests at your wedding can be made or broken by the location. In some situations, the best choice is a backyard wedding. In other situations, you may be better off choosing a wedding venue. Listen as Maureen Woodman and Norman Lemcke help to pick the right option ...

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What’s Up With Wedding Hashtags?

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Today, people use hashtags to express their emotions, hop on board with the latest trends, and send salutes to their favorite companies.Hashtags are a way for people to consolidate their thoughts and conversations into a single stream of like-minded ideas. When it comes to weddings, hashtags take on a whole ...

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8 Fundamentals of a Killer Wedding Toast

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For some people, standing up in front of a crowd is no big deal—even if it’s on their best friend’s wedding day. For most people, however, the toast is something that causes anxiety and extreme discomfort. If this sounds familiar, rest assured that you’re not alone. There are plenty of people ...

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Bud Bars: What Brides & Grooms Need to Know

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For the past few years, brides and grooms have taken interest in an entirely new kind of bar at receptions. Once upon a time, the great debate revolved around deciding if a couple would offer an open bar or a cash bar. In today’s times of legalized marijuana, the bar ...

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The Instagram Guide to 2019’s Best Wedding Cake Trends

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When it comes to weddings, the cake is almost as important as the dress. People have come to expect “oohs” and “ahhs” from the great pastry that awaits tasting after the entrée plates have been cleared. Like many things, wedding cakes tend to have trends.Here’s a look at the current ...

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How to Dress Your Groomsmen

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Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner at The Essex Room, discusses the history and recent trends of how to dress your groomsmen, including classic and modern styles, including whether to match your bridal party, tie trends, and colors. John: Hi I'm John Maher. I'm here today with Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner ...

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