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Choosing the right wedding vendors is one of the most important parts of planning your big day – and reading reviews of pros near you is one of the best ways to build your vendor team. WeddingWire is thrilled to announce that we now have over two million reviews submitted by newlyweds and wedding professionals, which is the largest number of reviews on any wedding and event industry site.

What does this mean for you? Well, whether you’re looking for a wedding venue, caterer, photographer, or any other type of vendor, you’ll be able to read even more useful reviews of pros in your area, written by real couples, than anywhere else!

“This is a major achievement for the entire WeddingWire community as it signals a major trend in the wedding space where engaged couples are not only relying on reviews to help make their critical wedding decisions, but are actively giving back to all engaged couples in the future,” said Timothy Chi, CEO of WeddingWire. “This incredible milestone of 2,000,000 vendor reviews helps engaged couples find their perfect wedding vendor team and strengthens the vendors’ online reputation and credibility, which ultimately helps them grow their business.”

Ready to start building your vendor team? Start searching for vendors near you (and reading reviews!) here.

And if you’re recently married, be sure to help other couples plan their weddings by writing your own vendor reviews on WeddingWire (bonus: you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card with every review you write in December)!

Oh So Pretty Calla Lily Wedding Arrangements

Posted by Kim on Nov 19, 2014

calla-lily-wedding-flowers-keepsake-memories-photography-2Photo by Keepsake Memories Photography

Calla lilies are a popular wedding flower for fall and winter weddings, and for good reason. These flowers come in a variety of colors (including deep, almost-black burgundy, orange, lavender, and – our favorite – cream with a purple center), and create a chic and elegant look. From bouquets to centerpieces to boutonnieres, calla lilies can be used in a variety of arrangements throughout your wedding day. Check out these 20 pretty designs featuring calla lilies in our gallery here.

ICYMI: Simon G. Instagram Takeover

Posted by Kim on Sep 15, 2014

Post sponsored by Simon G. Jewelry

Simon G. is known for its gorgeous jewelry, so we were absolutely swooning over their recent takeover of WeddingWire’s Instagram. They posted some pretty stunning images, and we wanted to make sure to share them with you! Check out this recap of Simon G.’s Instagram takeover:

It’s @simongjewelry & we’re taking over @Weddingwire’s Instagram this week! We are launching our new campaign in September & couldn’t wait to give you a little sneak peek! #WeddingWire #SimonG #Reclaim


It’s day 2 of the #WeddingWire #SimonGTakeover! We at @SimonGJewelry are quite obsessed with Paraiba at the moment. This mesmerizing Brazilian beauty is one of the most rare gemstones known on earth.


@SimonGJewelry here with a little bridal bling for your special day! Do you prefer wearing statement making jewelry on your wedding day or more subtle pieces? #WeddingWednesday #SimonG #Reclaim #SimonGTakeoverFollow 


It’s @SimonGJewelry here on day 4 of the #WeddingWire #SimonGTakeover! This is a glimpse at our newest campaign: It Begins With A Dream.Follow

 


It’s @SimonGJewelry & today’s the last day of the #WeddingWire #SimonGTakeover! We’re dreaming of this lustrous beauty! Which #SimonG ring is your favorite? #ReclaimFollow

Be sure to follow WeddingWire and Simon G. on Instagram for even more wedding inspiration!

5 Photos You Won’t Want to Miss For Your Wedding

Posted by csancho on Sep 15, 2014

One of the biggest things a bride doesn’t want to skimp on is her wedding photography. So, it is important to shop around photographers, see samples of their work, AND find out what they like to focus on or what fun ideas they would have for your wedding. Alongside having the right photographer, there are a couple of shots that you will not want to miss. It is going to be one of the biggest events in your life; capture it.

Photos You Won’t Want to Miss For Your Wedding

1) Getting Ready – The hanging dress.  This is one of the more artistic shots that you can get and it is an important one because it is catching that quiet moment as a bride-to-be becomes a bride. It is like capturing that quick moment before you leap and you pull in that quick excited and nervous breath. Additionally, it let’s you feature your beautiful wedding dress without any distractions.

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Wedding Collectibles Blog: A Tiffany Blue Country Real Wedding -McKenna & Vince

How to Keep Your Wedding Guests Entertained

Posted by llongacre on May 09, 2012

Your wedding day is the one day where you get to have everyone you love together at the same place and at the same time. Your guests are there to celebrate this special day with you and make memories to last a lifetime. By including fun, creative activities, your guests will keep talking about your special day for years to come!

Lawn games are a fantastic way to keep guests entertained during cocktail hour. Croquet, bocce ball, horseshoe,s and bag toss are a few games that can get your guests mingling with one another and can be easily played in lovely wedding attire. In addition, these games can always be personalized to fit the theme or color scheme of your wedding.

Croquet is a lawn game in which players use mallets to hit colored wooden balls through wickets. The winning team is the one who gets through the most wickets. Bocce ball, also known as lawn bowling, is a game where teams bowl to get as close to the jack as possible. The winning team is the one who has the most balls closest to the jack. In Horseshoes, two teams take turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground and the team that has the most horseshoes on their stake wins. Bag toss has players toss bean bags so that they land in the hole or on the board. The player scoring the most points wins. Activities like these give your guests the chance to play games they might not play very often and enables them to break the ice and laugh with each other.

Photo booths are a popular trend at weddings and for good reason. They create personalized keepsakes for your guests to take home and are a great way to get everyone out of their seats and having a fun time. Many even include props, adding a whole new level of fun and comedy to the experience. Guests can feel free to act silly and express their excitement in their photographs. Since your guests probably don’t get to see each other as often as they would like to, they will appreciate having those pictures to look back on and remember the laughs they shared on your special day.