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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.