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Include EVERYONE in your processional!

Zay and Stacey, as you may recall, had a kickass outdoor wedding in Kansas last June. You should def go check out the entire wedding, but may I direct your attention to one particular bit of awesomeness? Zay and Stacey walked out to their ceremony site accompanied by EVERYONE at the wedding. Not a couple loved ones, not just a wedding party, no — every guest who was at their wedding got to be part of a dang parade to the ceremony!

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Wrap your winter wedding menus with rosemary for a sweet-smelling reception

I am huge into herbs, so I gasped out loud when I saw that Jeff and Brandon tucked sprigs of rosemary into the menus at their wedding. My favorite! If you're not familiar, think of the warm comfort foods of winter — turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and so on. You've probably eaten them flavored with rosemary!

This herb's smell is savory, refreshing, and oh so appetizing. That makes it the perfect complement to a menu at a winter wedding! The aroma is subtle enough that it's not going to knock anyone off their feet, but with a sprig at each plate, rosemary will definitely lend a delightful aroma to your reception area.

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Mingle with reception guests in order of their age

Every once in awhile we get some super duper simple advice from our couples that make us totally smack our heads. This is one of those nuggets of wisdom. If you want to make sure to get a little time with all of your guests at the reception, mingle in order of age! Target those who are likely to leave earlier (older relatives, parents with young children, or guests with long drives home) and make them your first priority.

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How André the Giant helped guests drive home safely

We're going to feature Emily and Branan's Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton wedding later this week, but I couldn't wait to share this impressive way to dissuade over-drinking and encourage safe driving at the reception. They used a little tidbit about the booze tolerance of the late and most amazing André the Giant, which if you've read this book like I have recently, you'd know all about! Let's see how they did it.

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"Who'd wield the chainsaw during the zombie apocalypse?" and 11 other offbeat questions for The Shoe Game

Depending on your neck of the woods, you reaction to The Shoe Game could be anything from: "Oh, yeah, that game every couple plays at weddings around here" to "whoa, I've never heard of that! Tell me how to play NOW." But whether you've seen this game at weddings on the regular or Cait & Matt's wedding was the first you'd heard of it, we need to talk about what an Offbeat Bride Shoe Game would look like.

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Add a science-y vibe to your ceremony with this mash-up reading

You'll be seeing a LEGO-themed wedding later in the week that will make any LEGO fan wet their pants with delight, but Jess and Mac also included some science into their ceremony instead of any religious readings that we couldn't resist previewing. This is a mash-up of different writings from the likes of Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Albert Einstein, and others. Put on your thinking caps and see if a reading like this is right for you!

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Show your guests what you're made of with spice jar cake toppers

I've got a really lovely L.A. wedding in the works for you guys, BUT FIRST. I was so blown away by Patty and Ryan's creative-and-super-simple cake toppers that I couldn't wait. Had to show you all, so you could steal this idea for yourselves.

Spice jars that represent you and your partner. Brilliant! The couple added a tiny bow tie to Cinnamon Sugar and a cute little pink veil to Asian Seasoning as a nod to heritage. Fess up, people: what spices would represent you?