Recent Wedding Planning Posts

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.

Fun Facts: How You Plan

Posted by Kim on Mar 17, 2016

We’ve been sharing the results of our2015 Newlywed Report on the blog, and this week we’re sharing what couples had to say about how they’re planning their weddings. One of the most interesting (though not entirely surprising) things: It turns out wedding planning really is like a part-time job—at their busiest, most couples spend about 15 hours per week planning. And 80% of that time is spent planning online (hopefully on WeddingWire, natch!). Learn more about how couples plan their weddings in the infographic below. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report for lots of great and useful info!

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WeddingWire and The Events Boutique recently hosted a modern garden party community event in Long Beach, California. Engaged couples, wedding party members, family, and friends from throughout the LA and Orange County areas gathered at the Museum of Latin American Art for an afternoon of mixing, mingling, and wedding inspiration. Talented LA and OC wedding vendors joined the Sunday soiree to share expert advice and create a beautiful event that was bursting with big day excitement. From interactive food walls and stunning decor to creative cocktails and live entertainment, there was no shortage of “I Do” inspiration! Read on for a glimpse into the stunning soiree, with images captured perfectly by Scott A. Nelson Photography.

Fun Facts: About the Couples

Posted by Kim on Mar 10, 2016

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing the results of WeddingWire’s 2015 Newlywed Report. This week, we’re sharing what we learned about the couples who got married in 2015, from the average age to where they’re getting married. Here’s an interesting tidbit—the average engagement length is 13 months, and 70 percent of couples are engaged for over 10 months. However, that means that 30 percent of couples are engaged for nine months or fewer. We know there are benefits to both long engagements and short engagements—but only you can decide which is right for you! Check out the infographic below for more details and don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report to learn more.

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Happy Friday! Our favorite real weddings from this week include a romantic elopement in Colorado, a beautiful mansion wedding in Pennsylvania (the bride wore a blue wedding gown!), and a springtime wedding in Seattle, Washington. Keep reading and click the links below to see the full galleries!

Spring Seattle Restaurant Wedding – Kristin and Derek were married aboard the Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry followed by a reception at Ristorante Picolinos in Seattle, Wash. on March 14. They decided to get hitched on the ferry because of the beautiful skyline views it offered. P.S.: Don’t miss the bride’s unique apricot sapphire engagement ring!

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Photo by B. Jones Photography 

Lush Pennsylvania Mansion Wedding  Kristin and Jim were married at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park in Ambler, Pa. on October 10. The bride wore a stunning mint blue ballgown and carried an equally pretty bouquet of cafe au lait dahlias, roses, astrantia, and dusty miller. Are we the only ones noticing a Cinderella vibe here?

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Rustic Nevada Ranch Wedding – Bridget and Jason were married at Legends Ranch in Las Vegas, Nev. on November 7. Their romantic garden ceremony was filled with cheerful sunflowers and candlelit lanterns. Bonus: Bridget walked down the aisle in her bare feet!

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Vintage Florida Garden Wedding  Katie and Cory were married at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla. on January 16. Their one-of-a-kind venue featured artsy details, which they accented with a coral and navy blue color scheme and vintage chic decor. Fun fact: The bride works at WeddingWire!

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Snowy Colorado Mountaintop Wedding – Jodi and Devin eloped and were married overlooking the Rocky Mountains in Winter Park, Colo. on November 21. “Over five days, we visited the Denver courthouse, drove up winding mountain roads to Winter Park, stayed in a beautiful home, cooked almost every meal, explored the quaint downtown, drank lots of warm coffee, read by the fireplace, and in the middle of all of that, got married too,” Jodi said.

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Photo by Emily and Daniel LLC