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The Wedding Party – How to Ask

Photo courtesy of Katie Cassidy Photography Ready to pick out your bridesmaids, groomsmen, bridesmen, and/or groomsmaids? Here are a few tips on making the process go smoothly! First, before asking your friends to join the wedding party, be sure that...
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Traditional Duties for Wedding Party and Family

We hear from couples, wedding party and even family asking, what are we supposed to do?  So, here are some traditional roles/duties for some key players in the wedding to help out the couple in preparation for their big day:...
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Working with a Band

Photo by Mary Fields Photography Using a band for your reception?  Should be awesome!  Bands are a wonderful way to get all of your guests on the dance floor as well as reflecting your taste in music.  Here are some key ideas...
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Working with a DJ

Photo by Flashbox Photography Using a DJ for your reception?  Excellent choice!  DJs offer you a level of flexibility that is unmatched by bands, plus a great emcee for the evening.  Here are some key ideas to consider when you're hiring...
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Vendor Spotlight: Cindy Horstman

Whether your ceremony is inside or outside, a harp is a lovely choice for ceremony music. It provides a different sound than strings, but can offer wonderful interpretations of both classical and alternative pieces. One of our favorite harpists in DFW...
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Alternative Ceremony Selections

Photo courtesy of Bella Bee Photography News flash - not everyone out there is a big fan of Pachelbel (gasp!). And you know what? It's totally fine if classical music is not what you see for your ceremony! The ceremony is truly...
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Traditional Ceremony Selections

If you'd like your ceremony to have a timeless, traditional feel, there are several musical pieces that will help you set the tone!  For the most part, this means classical music (no words) or hymns (can be sung or played...
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Selecting Your Ceremony Music

While the ceremony is the most important piece of your wedding day, often times the music that accompanies your ceremony is overlooked and decided on last minute. Think of the music for your ceremony as the soundtrack to these amazing...
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Vendor Spotlight: 5 by 7 Designs

We have one final fantastic stationer to round out our month of paper!  Meet the fabulous Annie Roche of 5 by 7 Designs.  She's a whiz with paper goods - and beyond paper!  Read on! (All photos courtesy of 5 by 7...
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Vendor Spotlight: The Left Handed Calligrapher

One way to make your paper products a little more personal, a little more special, is to use a calligrapher. A unique handwritten font can really set the tone for your wedding day! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to...
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Setting the Scene: Rentals

Sometimes, the venue you've chosen just doesn't have everything you need. Rental items can make a dramatic difference in the feel of the room, whether you're focusing on large items like lounge furniture or small items like centerpiece elements. And...
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Setting the Scene: Lighting

Lighting is one of the under-appreciated aspects of event design.  It's a subtle way to change the feel of your room and can even hide bits and pieces that you don't like very much.  Let's look at a few commonly used...
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