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Preston Bailey Staff
Photo: Preston Bailey Staff

Celebrations / Parties
Wedding Day

Create A Great Guest Experience

I have a list of Ten “DO's and DONT'S that I always try to bring to every wedding that I do. Read on to see what they are.

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Elizabeth Fogarty Photography
Photo: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

Groom & Groomsmen
6-Months Before

Groomsmen Gift Box Inspiration

Ideas and inspiration for creating custom curated gift boxes for your groomsmen or even the groom himself.

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Sebastiani Winery
Photo: Sebastiani Winery

Transportation
6-Months Before

Basic DO's and DON'Ts for Transportation

This may be one of the smaller details, but it's an important one! You have a lot to consider when it comes to how you and your partner will get to and fro, and this article from TheKnot covers the basics:

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Courtesy of Pantone
Photo: Courtesy of Pantone

Wedding Planning
Anytime

How To Use Pantone's Greenery

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery! I love this year’s pick, which Pantone describes as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade.” Read on to see how you can incorporate this color in your wedding.

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Colin Cowie Staff
Photo: Colin Cowie Staff

Budget & Finances
Anytime

The Biggest Wedding Budget Don't

Don’t think quantity over quality. Pick three things and do them well rather than 5 things on the skinny. Spend your money where your guests will get the most out it.

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Fred Marcus Studio
Photo: Fred Marcus Studio

Food & Drink
Anytime

Choose a locally-inspired menu

Planning a destination wedding? Let the local food become a design element. Food is another way to tie in the local culture by using fresh meats and produce from the surrounding areas.

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Shawn Connell
Photo: Shawn Connell

Photography
Wedding Day

HOW TO TIME THE COUPLE PORTRAIT PHOTOS

We’re frequently asked how much time is needed for couple portraits on the wedding day. The short answer—as much as possible. The more in depth answer is that it depends on on the type of couple and how many quality photos they would like.

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Videography
1-Year or More

Ask your guest for an unplugged ceremony

This is such an important part of your wedding day! Help your photography and cinematography team by asking your guest to put their recording devices away. Enjoy the moment and let us capture it.

Dan Lecca Photo
Photo: Dan Lecca Photo

Photography
Wedding Day

How to hold a Bouquet

Wedding photos are passed down the generations. A tip for brides to make a lasting image is to hold your Bouquet low at the hip. This allows your waist to be visible from every angle and the bodice of your gown will not be hidden from view.

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Each tip posted on Newlybride is easily identifiable. Descriptive icons let you quickly know if the tip represents a do, don't, or how to.

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