Are you having an "East Coast Style" reception with dancing FIRST?

A lot of American wedding receptions follow this formula: a grand entrance followed by a meal, speeches, and finally dancing. But in what's been dubbed an "East Coast Style" reception, dancing happens right away with intermittent boogie-ing down between meal courses, too! It sounds pretty rad to me and gets everyone out of their seats and into mingle and mix mode right away.

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Wedding venue search tips from the wedding ninjas: wedding planners

Newly engaged folks: have you started your wedding venue search yet? Are you ready to pull your hair out or just the beginnings of a breakdown? Either you're in a town with so few offbeat options or you're in a big city with WAY too many options and no way to narrow it all down or find the perfect weird and wonderful venue for you between all the banquet halls. I decided to reach out to some of our favorite wedding coordinators to see what sage venue search wisdom they could impart on us to make the arduous search easier.

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So many offbeat & fun engagement photo ideas to inspire yours

There's more to fun engagement photo ideas than gazing into each others' eyes in a park. You can do, well, anything! We put out the call for some alternative ideas for engagement shoot ideas and our vendors came through with some winners. We're talking movie and TV references, arcade gaming, dinosaur cameos, lightsabers, wands, and dance parties anywhere.

Don't want your period at the wedding? Try a period calculator to predict your dates

Those of us with periods, and specifically with fairly predictable ones, have one tiny advantage to picking a wedding date. There's a way to kinda-sorta predict when you might have your period around your wedding date. These period calculators are usually intended for predicting ovulation and fertility, but we can totally use them to pick a wedding date that will likely not be one of your period days.

Here are a few to try out…