Wedding Etiquette Tips, Barn Wedding Inspiration and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Oct 19, 2016

Happy Wednesday! To help you make it to Friday,  here’s a recap of some of our favorite articles and wedding inspiration. Get inspired below:

The 13 Most Awkward Wedding-Related Conversations You’ll Have—And What to Say – See our advice on how to politely handle these potentially awkward conversations!

Photo by Vanessa Joy Photography

Yellow Virginia Barn Wedding – Dreaming of a bright, barn wedding? This wedding is packed with sunflowers and rustic inspo, so be sure to take some notes!


Photo by Andrea Caresse Lewis Photography

5 Engagement Party Budget Tips – From keeping the menu simple to skipping the gifts, check out five easy tips to help you celebrate your engagement on a budget.

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Photo by Morgan Marie Photography

The 16 Most-Asked Wedding Etiquette Questions, and How to (Realistically) Answer Them –  Can I print my registry on my invitations? Do I have to invite kids? Can I ask for cash instead of gifts? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more!

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Rustic Chic Texas Barn Wedding – Bright blooms, the most drool-worthy cake and a gorgeous venue you need to see! Get all the details here.


Photo by McElligott Photography


St. Louis’ Autumn Bash

Posted by Kim on Oct 14, 2016


All photos by Elisa Petersen Photography

Couples in St. Louis gathered with their family, friends, and bridal parties in a celebration of fall weddings. While mixing and mingling, guests enjoyed tasty treats, lively music, and wedding inspiration galore at the 9th Street Abbey. Peak into the event, gorgeously captured by Elisa Petersen Photography.


As guests arrived, they were offered sips and bites by Patty Long Catering at 9th Street Abbey. From a savory charcuterie plate to grilled and glazed shrimp, guests dined on a mouthwatering array of bites from their extensive menu.


Guests enjoyed the fun sounds of Millenium Productions, who mixed fun cocktail party music with their classic wedding playlist.


Looks By Lisa provided big day beauty advice and gave guests samples to help them in the beauty decisions.


BHive Events gave their expert wedding planning advice, sharing their top tips and tricks for a stress-free wedding.


Fish Eye Fun Photobooth brought sequined fedoras, crazy masks, and endless options for photobooth pictures. Guests loved seeing how pictures turned out with the fish eye lens.


Always in Bloom Florist added subtle blushes and ivories with their spectacular centerpiece displays, incorporating roses, hydrangeas, and candles.


The perfect sweet end to the evening was provided by The Sweet Divine, who offered mini versions of their award winning cupcakes while showcasing their sensational hand-crafted cakes.


A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Consultant Amanda at

Austin’s Fall Fête

Posted by Kim on Oct 10, 2016


Photos by Brio Photography

Friends, family, and bridal parties of Austin-area couples gathered together for an evening of mingling, music, and wedding inspiration at the Palm Door on Sabine. While celebrating their upcoming nuptials, couples met with Austin wedding professionals and saw how all the details of a wedding come together. Take a glimpse into the event, beautifully captured by Brio Photography.



Pink Avocado Catering offered an incredible array of bites and nibbles, including roasted veggie cones, brisket sliders, and mouth-watering roast beef canapés. Couples enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres along with signature cocktails, including Austin Palomas.


Bloom & Leaf brought personalized arrangements, decorating the tables with sentimental objects like pearls, antique vases, and bound books, giving couples a look into how they can use meaningful items to add charm and personalization to their own wedding day.



Brides and their friends received mini makeovers from Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon, receiving expert tips on how to curl their hair and add easy makeup touches to enhance their look.


Greenbelt DJ Productions created the perfect party vibe with a mix of pop classics and contemporary hits, showing how an expert DJ can create a fun mix with different musical genres.


As couples settled in, Jennifer from Altar Ego Weddings gave her Wedding Do’s and Don’t’s, sharing her top advice for engaged couples on how to make the most out of their big day.



Guests were able to step outside and enjoy sips in the antique lounge, expertly created by Birch & Brass Rentals. With boho accents, couples enjoyed the striking lounge underneath festoon lights and an autumn breeze.


Guests took their photos in the Live Oak Photo Booth, enjoying the variety of boas, masks, mustaches, and hats.


Cakes ROCK!!! brought cupcakes in some of their most original flavors, including cinnamon churro, tropical, and margarita. Guests were able to taste and sample while viewing the stunning cake sculptures.


A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Consultant Amanda at

Wedding Decor Tips, Destination Wedding Advice and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Oct 05, 2016

Hooray! It’s Wednesday! Our editorial team is busy writing content for our ideas section. Check out five of our favorite tips and advice articles from this week below.

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Decor – Choosing your decor is an important and fun part of wedding planning, but the little details can start to add up! Here are a few ways to help you cut your decor costs without cutting your style.

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Photo by Illuminated Moments

Who Pays for What in a Destination Wedding – Check out our guide to help you decipher who is typically responsible for what expenses in a destination wedding.

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Photo by Elias Kordelakos Photography

Classic Wedding Style – Want a sophisticated, elegant aesthetic for your wedding that will stand the test of time? Read all about the classic wedding style here and why it might be perfect for you.


Photo by Heather Wilkinson

Wedding Decor Glossary – Learn all the necessary wedding-related terms that will help you communicate with vendors and plan your dream wedding!

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Photo by NIMA Photography

10 Destination Wedding Etiquette Tips – From travel costs to tipping, here are our 10 top etiquette tips for destination weddings.


Photo by ShoeBox Photography 

Pittsburgh’s September Soirée

Posted by Kim on Oct 03, 2016

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Pittsburgh-area couples enjoyed an evening of wedding inspiration with their friends, family, and bridal parties at the Omni William Penn Hotel during WeddingWire Pittsburgh’s September Soirée. While sipping libations and enjoying meticulously crafted hors d’oeuvres, guests mingled with other couples, met local wedding professionals, and enjoyed a reception full of gorgeous details. Take a peek into the event, expertly captured by Tracy Brien Photography.


The Omni William Penn Hotel provided a stunning backdrop for the event with the elegant beauty of the Urban Room on the 17th floor. Guests enjoyed caprese bites, a charcuterie spread, and a carving station, alongside the Omni’s shining service.


Adding to the elegance of the evening were specialty linens provided by Lendable Linens. From lace overlays, to rose gold sequins, they showcased how stylish details can transform the look and feel of a space.



Event Source displayed specialty chairs and exquisite place settings, giving guests an example of chic details.



Stunning floral arrangements were provided by Karrie Hlista Floral Design. From eucalyptus runners to blush roses and white hydrangeas, the florals enhanced the evening’s ambiance and subtle beauty.


Blake Artistry brought their full inventory of makeup and expertise, offering tips on how brides can look their best on their big day and providing mini makeovers to guests.


Modern Era Weddings and Events mixed just the right tempo into the evening with their DJ and mixing abilities. The evening’s score started refined and elegant and ended the evening with danceable tunes, putting a fun spring in everyone’s step.



The photobooth was also provided by Modern Era Weddings and Events, who brought their best props and treated all the guests to photobooth fun.


Nicole, from Your Big Day, offered guests her top wedding planning tips, as she shared her years of wedding planning expertise with the crowd. Guests learned all kinds of fun ways to stick to their wedding budgets as well as how to relax on their big day.


Guests savored tasty mini cupcakes provided by Mixed With Love, who presented their array of cake styles, from fondant to nearly naked cakes.



A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Consultant Amanda at