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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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Drone Wedding Photography

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Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner at The Essex Room, discusses the recent trend of having a drone take pictures and videos at your wedding, and some of the pros and cons of this unique form of wedding photography. John: Hi, I'm John Maher. I'm here today with Maureen Woodmen, a wedding ...

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Weddings: Live Bands vs. DJs

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Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment where you and your spouse join together in matrimony. Your reception, however, is an incredible opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion with the people you hold most near and dear. Music is an important part of the overall feel of a wedding, both during the ...

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Seasonal Wedding Flowers

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There’s a lot of thought that goes into planning your wedding. Of course, you have to find the perfect dress, and you want a venue that speaks to your own unique sense of style as a couple. After you have these items nailed down, the rest of the day comes ...

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Are Wedding Cakes Making a Comeback?

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Maureen Woodman, a wedding planner for The Essex Room, discusses the recent trend of brides and grooms forgoing the traditional wedding cake in favor of cupcakes and dessert bars, and why wedding cakes may now be making a comeback.20 John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher. I’m here with Maureen Woodman, a ...

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