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Finding Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors

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Although all couples worry about finding the perfect wedding vendors, gay couples have a unique challenge. Although most people in the wedding business believe that “love is love” and are more than happy to serve any couple, you do hear stories about wedding vendors refusing to help gay couples. Many gay couples also prefer to work with vendors who have experience with gay weddings to help navigate some of the issues unique to a gay wedding. Read more…

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Wedding Reception Family Dynamics

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about some of the tricky family dynamics that can come in to play when planning your wedding ceremony. I think that because the wedding ceremony has more ritual and meaning behind it than the reception it’s more of a minefield for those families. But the reception can also be contentious. The reception can be especially difficult if the two (or more) families blending have different traditions and ideas about what constitutes a party. Read more…

40% of engagments happen

Engagement Season & You

40% of engagments happen

Infographic Courtesy of Wedding Wire

Sure for the rest of the world this is the “Holiday season,” but for those of us in the world of weddings, it’s “engagement season.” Something like 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re one of the 40% or not, there are a few reasons it’s a good thing to keep in mind as you start planning your wedding. Read more…

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Rehearsal Dinner Entertainment Ideas

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Traditionally the rehearsal dinner was just that, a dinner following the wedding rehearsal. So only those involved in the wedding ceremony were invited. Today though most couples have wedding guests coming from out of town and feel the need to entertain them. With larger rehearsal dinners, the format has changed as well. Read more…

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String Quartets, Surprisingly Versatile

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The name “string quartet” inspires images of a Jane Austen novel and an event that’s genteel and quiet. But, today’s string quartets are surprisingly versatile and can provide you with a variety of musical options not only for your ceremony, but for your cocktail hour and reception as well. We recently talked to some of our string quartet members and asked what they think about playing receptions. Read more…