Wedding Ceremony Basics: Pt 1

Wedding receptions get all the love, but your wedding ceremony is really why you’re there. To get MARRIED! But while most couples know the wedding reception basics, not everybody knows the technical details surrounding wedding ceremonies. We’re talking about what time to put on your wedding invitation, who should hold the wedding bands, where friends and family should sit, even which side you should stand on at the altar. We’ll cover all those basics and more in this two-part series.

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How to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding

From ring bearers to your best man or lady, pets are becoming more and more common in weddings. After all, lots of couples think of their pets like children, so of course they want them to be involved in their special day. But having a pet at your wedding ceremony or reception can be more complicated than you think. We spoke with several experts to help you decide whether or not you should add your pet to your guest list, and what to consider if you do.

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Wedding Plus One Etiquette

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Figuring out your wedding guest list can be tricky, especially when it comes to plus ones. Does your Maid of Honor get a plus one? Or what about your cousin? And what if they want to bring someone that they just started dating? We’ll go over the traditional wedding etiquette rules surrounding plus ones, and help you make those sometimes tough decisions about who can bring a plus one to your wedding and who can’t.

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Real Brides Share Their Favorite Ways to Save Money

As someone who has been in the wedding space for close to a decade, I have my tried and true tips that I ALWAYS share with brides. But those tips can get old, and they’re already out there! So, I asked brides in the Woman Getting Married Facebook group what THEY’RE doing to save money, and we got some great responses. So great that we thought it would be helpful to share them in this week’s episode. And let me tell you, there are some really unique and NEW ideas here that we’ve never thought of before, you won’t want to miss it!!

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How to Create Your Wedding Seating Chart

We are big fans of assigned wedding seating. While we like the concept of open seating, it doesn’t always work out. People like knowing where they’re sitting–especially older guests–and you also risk not having enough open spots if you go with an open seating option. It’s worth taking the time to think about where your guests should sit, and in this episode we’ll tell you exactly how to do that!

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11 Ways to Beat Wedding Stress

Stone Cliff Winery

Somebody telling you to “STOP STRESSING” is super stressful. We are NOT telling you to do that. But what we are talking about in this episode is how to deal with wedding stress when it comes up so you don’t let it bubble up and drive you crazy. These practical tips will make sure you get to your wedding day with a few less grey hairs.

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RSVP Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

Radisson Coralville

I mean, seriously?! Wedding guests have ONE job to do. They just have to put their name on the RSVP card and answer yes or no. But for some reason there still seems to be a ton of confusion around how to properly do this if you’re invited to a wedding. From not getting them in on time and forgetting they need to put their name on the card to RSVP’ing for themselves plus 5 other guests you’ve never heard of, wedding guests apparently can’t figure out WTF to do when it comes to their RSVP. We’re here to help you through this mess, and will give you the tips you need to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for potential RSVP disasters.

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10 Things Nobody Will Remember at Your Wedding

When you’re in the middle of planning a wedding, EVERYTHING seems like a big deal. You want everything to be PERFECT, and while there is nothing wrong with this at all (we’re not judging you, trust me), there are a few things that simply aren’t worth worrying about. We’ll walk you through the 10 things that might seem like a huge deal now, but in the end won’t make an impact…except on your stress levels and potentially your wallet. Our advice? Don’t make them your priority! Here’s what you should focus on instead.

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Your Wedding Party Guide: Who Does What?

Your wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, MOB, FOB, flower girls, etc.) are an integral party of your wedding, but what should they actually do? We break down “Who’s Who” in your wedding party along with crucial info such as their wedding processional order. Plus! We go over how to choose your bridesmaids and groomsmen, how many you should have, and when you should ask them.

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Wedding Q&A: How to Tell Guests Kids Aren’t Allowed, Making Your Wedding Music Memorable, and Budgeting Tips

In the second part of our wedding Q&A, we are answering more great questions from our Facebook group , such as:

  1. How do you count kids in your headcount?
  2. Is it crazy to do a court house ceremony and a reception at different times?
  3. How can I make my wedding music memorable?
  4. What is a polite way to say on our invitations that no kids will be allowed?

Tune in to listen to our advice!

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