Why finding a good DJ is HARD (and why this one is so so good)

Let's admit it, finding a wedding DJ is one of the harder challenges in wedding planning. There are a lot of… well, duds out there. Cheese, obnoxiousness, and really traditional people abound in this industry. And when it comes to something as important as the literal mood of the wedding, you want someone GOOD. We're careful when we partner with DJs for that reason. You've got to find someone who can customize the experience to your crowd and make sure it works. That's why we've partnered with Stylus DJ Entertainment…

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Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity

Wedding planners are often a bit of a conundrum to newly engaged couples. What do they do? How can they help? Are they even affordable to me? We decided to speak to an amazing NYC-based wedding planner and partner of ours, Sarah at Pollyanna Events, to see what the whole deal was with wedding planners. Thing the is, Sarah introduced us to a whole NEW concept for couples who may not be able to afford the whole kit-and-caboodle of wedding planning. And I needed to introduce this to you because it.is.RAD.

A day in the life of an offbeat wedding (from a photographer's perspective!)

We wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a real offbeat wedding, with a timeline and everything, to see what actually goes down at an offbeat wedding. For most of us without tons of experience planning weddings, seeing the whole thing from this angle is HUGELY useful.

We partnered up with one of our super favorite photographers, Heather Schofner, to highlight one of her many epic offbeat weddings. Who better to share the details of an offbeat wedding than someone who has seen and conquered it all?

Praise hands for the mad skills of this Washington DC photographer (and snag a discount!)

Devon's been our girl for SO long now that her stellar work is peppered throughout our site practically everywhere. From snazzy shoes shots to photography as art roundups, you'll find examples of her work and how much she adores working with offbeat couples all over.

Y'all want some proof that our sponsor and Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC photographer Devon Rowland will rock not only your portraits, but the whole story of your wedding day?

Dark Garden Corsetry: not all dark, and not just corsets!

Despite their name, San Francisco's legendary Dark Garden Corsetry isn't dark at all — it's a gorgeous light-filled space — and it's NOT just about corsets. They've got bras and dresses and accessories and and and SO MUCH EYE CANDY.

Since I already have a Dark Garden corset, on my most recent visit I decided to poke into their NON-corsetry products, and dear lawd…