Recent Behind The Scenes Posts

WeddingWire Seattle’s Summer Fête

Posted by Kim on Jul 18, 2016

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Seattle area engaged couples gathered with their friends and family to experience the Pacific Northwest’s charm and style while soaking up wedding inspiration at WeddingWire’s Seattle community event. With a roster of talented local wedding professionals, guests mingled while experiencing first-hand how all the details come together at a wedding. Hotel Sorrento set the stage with its historic locale, gorgeous penthouse venue, and stunning downtown views. Guests were able to mingle over tasty bites and beverages, while experiencing the work of incredible local talent who showcased the many elements of a wedding. Take a glimpse into the soirée, perfectly captured by Tiffany Arns.

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Seattle Party Shots brought the photobooth fun with a wide variety of festive props. Guests enjoyed taking their pictures with veils, top hats, and viking helmets, just to name a few.

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Guests not only enjoyed beautiful floral arrangements by Designs by Courtney, but they were invited to take home living succulent rings, created exclusively for them.

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Tucked in the bridal suite was Sarah Ren Makeup Artistry & Hair, who provided a Lip Bar where guests tried many different lip shades in this relaxed and intimate setting.

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On the sweeter side,  Delicately Sweet Confections tempted tastebuds with luscious cake bites and wow’d guests with meringue tower complete with edible gold glitter.

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From old school tunes to brand new tracks, Sounds Unlimited took requests from the guests and showed off their extensive song inventory.

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Alex of Taylor’d Events Group topped off the evening with her expert wedding planning tips and answered guests’ most pressing questions during her Q&A.

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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 Manager Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com.

 

Introducing…Messages by WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on May 10, 2016

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WeddingWire is excited to introduce Messages—the newest way to manage all of your vendor conversations!

With Messages you can keep track of your communication with vendors in one place, reply instantly through your personal email or WeddingWire account, and get real time notifications in your account when vendors reply. This is so important when it comes to effectively communicating with your wedding pros

Messages is available across desktop and mobile and will be coming to the WW app soon. To learn more about this new feature, click here. 

Happy 9th Birthday, WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on May 01, 2016

This past weekend, we celebrated WeddingWire’s 9th birthday! Nine years of vendor reviews, free planning tools, a vibrant community of couples, advice, inspiration, and much more, to help turn your wedding vision into reality. We’re so excited to see what the next nine years will bring, but for today, we’re celebrating by consuming sweet treats and toasting with our favorite beverages. Happy Birthday, WeddingWire! Can’t wait to see what the next nine years will bring.

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Fun Facts: The Big Day

Posted by Kim on Mar 31, 2016

For the final installment of our series sharing the results of our 2015 Newlywed Report, we’re talking about the nitty-gritty details of 2015 weddings. One of the most surprising details we learned in our survey was that nearly three-quarters of couples go over-budget. This just reinforces the importance of setting a budget early on, and using an online tool to help you stay organized. Also, we found it interesting that the average number of wedding guests is 120. How many guests are you having at your big day? Learn more interesting wedding details in the infographic below. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report for lots of helpful info!

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WeddingWire DMV’s Ask the Pros Event

Posted by Kim on Mar 21, 2016

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WeddingWire DMV’s Ask the Pros event brought engaged couples, family, and friends from across the DC/Maryland/Virginia region together for an afternoon of wedding information and inspiration at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. While guests toasted their upcoming nuptials, Hyatt treated everyone to incredible dishes like seared diver scallops with Malaysian chili celery tarter, braised short rib with parsnip puree, and tomato cauliflower panna cotta with black quinoa, herbs, and flowers. Amphora Bakery and Fluffy Thoughts Cakes provided delectable desserts including gold glitter cake pops, mini cupcakes, cake squares, lemon bars, and macarons. Read on for a glimpse into the event, with images captured by Tania Hossain Photography.

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Not only did guests enjoy tasty bites and beverages, but they also had all of their wedding questions answered by a panel of local wedding professionals! James, of Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center; Maryam, of Maryam Flowers; Ashlee, of Ashlee Virginia Events; and Marc of Washington Talent Agency provided expert advice and brilliant wedding planning insight. Thank you to our incredible panelists for such a fun-filled and informative afternoon!

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Once the panel ended, everyone headed upstairs for an unexpected surprise – champagne, additional sweets, and a mock wedding setup! Gold chiavari chairs, tablescapes by Party Rentals, flowers by Maryam Flowers, music by Washington Talent Agency, and a dance floor set the stage for an exquisitely designed mock reception. An adjacent ceremony room was even set with seating so that guests were able to envision a full wedding experience in the space. Guests mixed and mingled while exploring the details, chatted 1:1 with the panelists, relaxed on the beautiful terrace, and even toured the bridal suite and guest rooms.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended, and to our amazing partners! If you’d like to find out about future events or learn more about getting involved with the WeddingWire Community, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at community@weddingwire.com.