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Photo: Flickr/xlibber

Wedding Planning
1-Year or More

How To Involve Your Groom

Weddings are often seen as the bride’s “big day.” But what about your lovely groom? A wedding is supposed to celebrate you both as a couple. So how do you make sure your groom is involved in a little bit of the planning action? Read on...

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Photo: xoBSpoke

Social Media
Anytime

Create a Custom Snapchat Filter

If you are obsessed with Snapchat and plan to use social media to capture wedding memories, creating a custom filter will make your day extra special! Here is a great article from WeddingWire.com about Snapchat etiquette DO's and DONT's.

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Christian Oth
Photo: Christian Oth

Photography
Wedding Day

Rain Happens, So Embrace It!

I’ve seen it happen too many times to count, where the slightest chance of precipitation sends even the calmest bride into a tailspin. But from an artistic standpoint, a rainy backdrop can be a unique, natural aspect of your wedding.

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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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Kenny Clapp
Photo: Kenny Clapp

Videography
3-Months Before

How To Live Stream Your Wedding

Live streaming is a very popular way to share your wedding day with guests who can't attend. I share some tips on how to live stream from any venue and you don't even need your cell phone.

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Anne Barge
Photo: Anne Barge

Beauty, Hair & Makeup
Wedding Day

Makeup on your Wedding Day

On your big day, put on more makeup than you normally wear as the camera & lights will tone it down. But don't over due it as you want to look like yourself. A little color will give you a natural glow and keep you from looking washed out.

Marigold & Grey
Photo: Marigold & Grey

Gifts & Registry
3-Months Before

Creating the Perfect Welcome Letter

How to create the perfect welcome letter to accompany your wedding welcome gifts.

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David Abel Photography
Photo: David Abel Photography

Gifts & Registry
3-Months Before

Don't Forget Your Groomsmen

10 Dope Groomsmen Gift Ideas by Perfect Planning Events | DC Wedding Planner. From designer Coach MLB wallets to Harman Kardon headsets, and more...visit our blog and find out all the unique items that every guy would enjoy.

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Nadia D Photography
Photo: Nadia D Photography

Bridal Attire & Gown
Wedding Day

Bridal Portraits

Whatever you do, make time for bridal portraits on or before your wedding day. You will be super busy so having this in your timeline is key. And a relaxed bride makes for gorgeous photos to look back on.

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How It Works: It's All About Tips

Finding what you are looking for is easy when information is organized.
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Finding Information Is Easy!

A Tip is the perfect way to provide a quick snippet of text that illustrates valuable advice while optionally linking to an external web resource that supports the tip content.

What's In A Tip?

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.

Other information includes the Category, Date Range, and Photo Credit.

Advice: For Better, For Brides

Every tip posted on Newlybride thoughtfully answers a do, don't or how to.

Do's

Learn what to do in almost every situation from those who have already gone down the aisle.

Don'ts

Avoid many of the unforeseen issues that arise during the wedding planning process.

How To's

Gain insights on everything from coordinating with your vendors to the best do-it-yourself techniques.

Why Newlybride: Everyone's Perspective Matters

The next evolutionary step for all things bridal on the web

What is Newlybride?

Newlybride is a (structured) social network that incorporates the best of bridal, the best of social media, and the best of technology. And, we’re bringing it all together in one truly magical way.

Unlike other social networks, Newlybride requires that each post is concise in content, and in meaning. Posts are brief Tips that illustrate a wedding do, don't, or how to, categorized by standard wedding categories. The member posting the Tip also has the option to provide a weblink to any addition article or resource that may support the content of the published Tip.

Different Points of View...

When everyone chimes in on a pre-organized wedding topic, the result is a phenomenally rich symphony of ideas from virtually every point of view.

For example, the perspective that a photographer has about a wedding venue may provide valuable insight that could impact the overall color palette of a wedding. The possibilities are endless!

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