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2022 Wedding Trends

It is the week of LOVE in February, Valentine’s Day Week.  Yes, I said week!  With Valentine’s Day on a Monday, I think that we need to share and celebrate love all week long…. So how about some 2022 Wedding Trends! The past two years have been a little unusual not only in the wedding…

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100 Money Saving Tips for Your Wedding

  Your wedding budget should not be something you are paying off for the next 5 years! There is a lot of pressure from family and friends to spend lots of money and I am here to tell you that you don’t have to! Make your budget something you are comfortable with and not what your family…

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The Must Have “Barn Wedding” Checklist

Barns are the latest trend and rage these days for romantic, intimate weddings!  However, they come with their own set of challenges.  Unlike the standard banquet room, barns do have special opportunities and limitations.  Here are some things you might want to check out: The Must Have “Barn Wedding” Checklist How many guests can the…

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Top Country Wedding Songs

As you know, this month we are all about “country”.  So, we wanted to share with you the Top 42 Country Songs that are perfect for your wedding ceremony or reception.  Stomp your boots on the floor, wipe the tears from your eyes  – this playlist has something for everyone – upbeat, slow and sexy….

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Top Planning Tips for a Destination Wedding

Photo Credit:  Jessica Claire Photography   More couples today are turning to destination weddings from beach locations stateside to international locations such as Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, Montego Bay.  The majority of couples who choose destination weddings are doing so to find extra unique opportunities for themselves and their guests.  While many people assume the…

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Are you considering a Wedding Hair Wreath?

  Romantic hair wreaths are one of my favorite new trends that you see more and more. It’s a great alternative for an offbeat bride who cares for something fresh and youthful for her wedding. It’s especially good for that “organic” garden style wedding in an open meadow or backyard. Couple your wreath with a…

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Receptions with a Different Twist

Are you the kind of bride that wants to see your guests and friends having a great time and mingling at your reception?  A reception is a party and creating a party atmosphere can be easily accomplished with food stations.  From a carving station to a pasta station, guests can enjoy a night to remember…

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The Unplugged Wedding – A Great New Trend

More and more brides are insisting that guests turn off their cell phones because all the ringing and flashing can be very disturbing during their wedding ceremony.  And in addition, many professional wedding photographers are very outspoken about how cellular devices get in the way of capturing some great photos.  With guests holding up their…

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The Destination Wedding Trend

There has been an increase in what is known as destination weddings – those weddings held where neither the bride nor the groom lives, or necessarily has family there.  It has been estimated that one in ten weddings are destination weddings – a massive increase over the last decade. Today’s couples marry later in life…

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So what do you think?

So, what do you think? Last December I reached out to a number of experts in the wedding industry and asked, “What are your predictions for future weddings?”  Let me share with you some of what they expect, and then I would love to hear back from you as to how you feel about their…

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Say “Goodbye” to Stilettos!

If your feet hurt – you feel terrible – and is that any way to spend the most important day of your life? Let’s face it, there are lots of reasons NOT to wear stilettos including the risk of falling flat on your face, the difficult task of wandering down the garden path for photos,…

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Brides – Tell Us How We Can Better Help YOU

  BrideStLouis.com has been growing, growing, and growing and we love hearing from you.  We are getting ready to launch the our NEW web site and want to know how we can better help you.    Here are some items we are considering: A Countdown Clock to know exactly how many days are left until your…

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How to Have a Country Wedding

Getting married on a farm or family homestead?   Perhaps you have chosen a location such as Dodson Orchards, Overlook Farms or the Rocking J. Ranch.  Country chic is influenced by the nature that surrounds the area.    It’s time to beg, borrow, and buy items that appeal to your unique style.  Arrangements of sofas and comfortable…

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Custom Wedding Portrait

As many of you know, I am always scouting for new and different products that relate to weddings.  Because a wedding is such an important day, a cornerstone of your life, here is something that I think is really special. Here is a photo of the Cabanne house in Forest Park with the inclusion of…

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Sealed in a Box

  Couples have adopted this really neat wedding day moment.  They have a simple wooden box at the ceremony site that they will seal right before they say their vows.  But before this box is sealed they add personal letters to one another, a bottle of wine, or any other sentimental items that they wish…

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Trash the Dress Wedding Photography

Trash the Dress is a current post nuptial trend that can be a lot of fun.  After you are married and now that you have made a commitment to each other do you really need that dress?  So, why not trash the dress and get some fun picture while you do it?  Generally speaking most…

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Add a Custom Wedding Sign for Fun

    I find it a lot of fun, the newest trend to personalize your wedding with custom wedding signs.  Some couples after the wedding will take these signs and make wall décor with them for their new home.  What a great keepsake. Some say:  “Here Comes the Bride” “Jane and Bob – Wedding Date” “Happily…

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Rent a Tux OR Buy a Suit?

Groomsmen are generally expected to rent at their own expense their tux, shoes, etc.  Most rentals end up being anywhere from $120.00 to $150.00, and more for the finer materials.  Another option is to buy a tux, but few people really have need of a tux more than a few times in their life, so…

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