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Check out this arcade booth, Disney photo booth, s'mores bar wedding BASH

Does Kenneth not have the best smile? He does. He and Rene said their I Dos in California last August and followed it up with an arcade-game, Disney-photo-booth, s'mores-bar BASH. If you're not into arcade games, no worries, play some lawn games. Or go grab a Jasmine cut-out wig (PLUS earrings because those are the best part) in the photo booth.

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My tacky registry: Why I think registry etiquette is bullshit

Sometimes I browse the Knot (I know I KNOW) for etiquette tips about things I'm not sure of (traditional wording on invites, etc) or to get an outside perspective. Talk about a mistake! The last time I did this was to try and get a handle on exactly WHY it is such a breech of etiquette to do anything other than a traditional, scan gun, store registry. I bring this up only to point out my first big issue with "wedding etiquette" and that's the mistake of thinking that what's rude is universal. It isn't.

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Siren's song: 10 mermaid wedding accessories

Victoria's Secret can keep their angels, because this post is for the folks who have their eye on a different kind of fantastical creature. We're all familiar with Disney's The Little Mermaid , yet not every bride wants to be like Ariel (unless you mean our publisher, in which case everyone wants to be like Ariel). Thus for the brides and grooms on a mission to add a hint of mermaid sophistication to their wedding without drowning in clichés, here are six aquatic accessories that don't scream Disney.

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Games and dancing at Yvonne & Melissa's wine-themed wedding in Chicago

These two gorgeous ladies wanted an awesome party — excellent food and drinks flowing with positive vibes. Plus, there were some real lessons learned when it came to being positive on someone's wedding day. You'll want to read this advice. Don't miss their awesome ceremony entrance and gorgeous last-minute restaurant venue choice!

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Check out this arcade booth, Disney photo booth, s'mores bar wedding BASH

Does Kenneth not have the best smile? He does. He and Rene said their I Dos in California last August and followed it up with an arcade-game, Disney-photo-booth, s'mores-bar BASH. If you're not into arcade games, no worries, play some lawn games. Or go grab a Jasmine cut-out wig (PLUS earrings because those are the best part) in the photo booth.

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Siren's song: 10 mermaid wedding accessories

Victoria's Secret can keep their angels, because this post is for the folks who have their eye on a different kind of fantastical creature. We're all familiar with Disney's The Little Mermaid , yet not every bride wants to be like Ariel (unless you mean our publisher, in which case everyone wants to be like Ariel). Thus for the brides and grooms on a mission to add a hint of mermaid sophistication to their wedding without drowning in clichés, here are six aquatic accessories that don't scream Disney.

Recent Real Weddings

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Games and dancing at Yvonne & Melissa's wine-themed wedding in Chicago

These two gorgeous ladies wanted an awesome party — excellent food and drinks flowing with positive vibes. Plus, there were some real lessons learned when it came to being positive on someone's wedding day. You'll want to read this advice. Don't miss their awesome ceremony entrance and gorgeous last-minute restaurant venue choice!

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Lauren & Philip's handfasted pig roast organic farm wedding with a surprise goat

The theme of this organic farm wedding was a tribute to all of the amazing people in their lives. This couple runs in a unique circle of artists, farmers, cooks, and musicians, so they incorporated as many local vendors as possible, and highlight their abilities. Just wait until you see the awesome space, the gorgeous guest book poster, and of course, the surprise goat cuddle.

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Mariachi, glitter skulls, and limbo at Erin & Ryan's Dia de los Muertos wedding

Glitter skulls, a mariachi band (just like the bride's parents had), a now-traditional limbo competition, and tons of colorful paper flower decor make this Dia de los Muertos wedding a must-see. You won't want to miss how the bride turned the first look on it's head. It's absolutely an idea you'll want to steal. Wait until you see what the couple did instead of a first dance: think a wedding-wide game of Cards Against Humanity!

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Polly & Dave's last-minute wedding turned nautical dream elopement

This couple was forced to abandon their big wedding dreams in favor of a short notice elopement with only three weeks to plan. But disappointment turned to awesomeness when their nautical elopement began to take on the form of everything they ever wanted. As the bride said, "I actually no longer care for that dream wedding. Our real wedding couldn't have been more genuine and true to ourselves. "

Recent Advice

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Venue coordinator vs. a day-of coordinator: What's the dif!?

I began to explain the difference between using a venue’s “inclusive” coordinator versus a day-of coordinator (or DOC, for short) that you bring in yourself. It’s a conversation I’ve had with several couples, usually at the beginning of wedding planning, so they can hopefully avoid this type of situation. I thought I'd also share this knowledge with everyone, because I think it’s important to understand the difference…

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Think "holding up" as an alternative to "giving away" the bride

For those who'd like to include the traditional walk down the aisle with a deeply loved parental figure but choke a bit on the whole concept of "giving away," maybe all that's required is some alternative thinking. This person has supported you and loved you, whomever they may be — how lovely to let them "hold you up" as you walk toward your partner.

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Local treats and Star Wars cookies: our favorite wedding welcome bag ideas

Decided that you want to gift your guests with some kick-ass loot to welcome them to your wedding? Maybe it's an out-of-town wedding and you want everyone to have a good handle on the area. Or maybe you're having a wedding outside in the summer and you want to make sure everyone doesn't get sunburned. Either way, a wedding welcome gift bag can be a stellar way to give them some warm fuzzies right away. Let's talk about our favorite wedding welcome bag ideas.

Recent Features

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My tacky registry: Why I think registry etiquette is bullshit

Sometimes I browse the Knot (I know I KNOW) for etiquette tips about things I'm not sure of (traditional wording on invites, etc) or to get an outside perspective. Talk about a mistake! The last time I did this was to try and get a handle on exactly WHY it is such a breech of etiquette to do anything other than a traditional, scan gun, store registry. I bring this up only to point out my first big issue with "wedding etiquette" and that's the mistake of thinking that what's rude is universal. It isn't.

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Would you get married at a plantation? Or a castle? Or a prison? Or a cemetery?

We featured a Filipino/Persian wedding that was held a lovely garden estate — that used to be a plantation. A commenter chimed in: "…not really sure if a Southern Plantation with slavery history is the ideal place for a wedding. I couldn't focus on the beauty of it knowing that it held such memories of immense suffering." This comment brings up so many interesting questions…

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The wrong way to make a bouquet? Learning to accept help and relinquish wedding control

I haven't been asking for help, I haven't been delegating, and I've been overwhelmed and drowning in an endless sea of paperwork and DIY projects. I've been so worried about letting people help because I feel like only I know what the end result is "supposed" to be, and I'm scared that if someone else makes something it won't be "right." This is where my thinking needs to change…

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Til Death Do Us Ink: 12 wedding dresses to show off your tattoos

Whether you're full on Suicide Girl status with head to toe tattoos or just want to make your partner swoon with a sneaky tease of your favorite piece, there are an infinite amount of dresses for a tattoo-friendly wedding. Of course the dresses you are about to see aren't just for those with ink (anyone can rock these styles!), these 12 tattoo wedding dresses that are extra perfect for showing off some inked skin.

Recent DIY

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Super cute free printable wedding hashtag sign

After you've played around with your names, your themes, and your favorite words because you've decide to come up with your most perfectly crafted #weddinghashtag, you'll need to let all your guests know to USE IT! We've created a little wedding hashtag sign printable that you can download, edit, and display.

Recent Stuff we love

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Delicious wedding corsets and custom ensembles for brides and grooms from Dark Garden

If you're thinking about rocking a corset on your wedding day — either over or under your outfit — first of all, let me just say that you're making an awesome choice. We love corsets. Second of all, you'd be making an even more awesome choice by getting your corset made by our super-hot sponsor Dark Garden Corsetry and Couture. Needless to say, Dark Garden knows how to make amazing corsets for everyone…

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The sky's the limit with these blue wedding shoes

If you're going for the "something old, something new" tradition, blue shoes are a pretty easy way to get a pop of color even if the rest of your wedding feels more understated, colorwise. (For me as a color-fiend, of course I'm like UNDERSTATED COLORS WHAT IS THIS I DON'T COMPREHEND.) Blue wedding shoes can be a great way of getting a little color-fiend on your feet, while maintaining your aesthetic visions elsewhere.

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Delinquent Debutantes' "bawdy positive" movement for all shapes, sizes, and abilities at your Nashville bachelorette party

I am officially jealous of anyone living near Nashville because you have access to one of the most amazing "bawdy positive" movement and dance classes known to offbeat-kind. Delinquent Debutantes is Nashville’s premier burlesque and circus dance studio providing classes in body positive movement for all shapes, sizes, and abilities. We're talking a totally safe space for anyone wanting to explore their sensual side, get an awesome workout, and of course… host the most bad-ass and body positive bachelorette party.

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Pink wedding shoes for rosy memories

A few weeks back, Wolfgang did a post about rose hair on brides, and this week I want to keep the pink love going with a post all about PINK WEDDING SHOES. These range from literally flamingo pink (with little flamingos on them) to the palest dusty rose to almost-purple fuchsia shoes. All shades. All pink. Lots of flats. Come on in…

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