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How To Save Money On A Wedding Dress (11 Practical Tips)

Looking for tips on how to save money on a wedding dress? We asked real brides in our community for their top money-saving strategies, and here’s what they shared. *Note… I took all of the photos used in this article. Check Out A Prom Dress Shop Prom dress shops aren’t just for proms. You can…
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How to Save Money On Wedding Invitations (20 Tips)

If you’re looking for practical ways to save money on your wedding invitations, this article is for you! I reached out to a few wedding stationery designers, wedding planners, and couples who were recently married to get their thoughts and ideas on how to save couples money on their wedding invitations. If you plan on…
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How To Plan A Wedding For $1,000 (25 Practical Tips)

The average cost of a wedding in the US is roughly $30,000, according to The Knot, so is it even possible to plan a wedding for around $1,000? Yes, it is! Do you have to get a little creative and scrappy to make it work? Yes, you do! Are you up for the challenge? If…
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100 Wedding Dessert Table Ideas If You’re On A Budget (DIY)

If you are looking for gorgeous wedding dessert table ideas on a budget, you have come to the right place! I have photographed over 200 weddings where the couple went with a dessert table instead of a wedding cake, and I wanted to share some of the best DIY table setups I have seen. Enjoy!…
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Wedding Day Emergency Kit List For Bride (Must Have)

A wedding day emergency kit is something that every bride should consider putting together. We have been to so many weddings and watched the bride or bridesmaids scramble to find a simple item like scissors, safety pins, or stain remover. By planning ahead and gathering up all of the items that you might need on…
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How To Introduce The Wedding Party At A Reception (Tips)

If you are planning a wedding and wondering how to introduce the wedding party at the reception, this article is for you. I talked with professional wedding DJ Adam Gingrich from Select DJ Group and got a bunch of great tips to make your wedding party intros organized and fun. What is the order of…
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50 Fun Wedding Reception Entrance Ideas For Bridal Party

It’s officially time to get the party started! You might be asking…what are the best wedding reception entrance ideas for the wedding party? We asked our community for their favorite reception entrance ideas and have included some answers below. Plus, I have photographed over 500 weddings and have seen some amazing wedding reception entrances myself!…
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105 Best Cake Cutting Songs For Your Wedding (2024)

When it’s time to cut the cake at your wedding, pick out a song that fits your personality. We asked 100 couples and 25 different DJs to give us their favorite cake-cutting song. We have listed the most popular below. In this article we will cover the following: What is a good cake cutting song?…
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200 Best First Dance Songs For Wedding (Popular For 2024)

Are you looking for a list of first dance songs to use on your wedding day? After polling 25 DJs and 200 couples, we have put together the ultimate list of music we know you’ll love for your first dance (updated for 2024). Choose Any Link Below To Go Directly To That Section Classic Wedding…
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11 Best Tips for Engagement Photos | Ultimate Guide for 2024

If you are looking for a few practical tips for your engagement photos, you are in the right place. I am a wedding photographer and have photographed over 500 engagement sessions over the past 15 years I have put together some excellent tips for engagement photos that will make your session stand out above the…
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100 Best Bridal Shower Songs (2024 Music Playlist)

Including some great music at your bridal shower will make the experience even better for all of the guests (and the bride-to-be). We have put together an amazing list of bridal shower songs to use at this once-in-a-lifetime party. Here is what we cover in this article: Bridal Shower Playlist (Perfect For All Guests) The…
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200 Best Wedding Reception Dance Songs Ever (2024)

We polled over 500 wedding DJs, married couples, and wedding guests to ask them about wedding reception music.  We asked them to give us about 10 of their must-have wedding songs. They gave us their opinion on the best wedding reception dance songs ever. There were some clear winners and many surprises as well. See…