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Sip Summer Sangria at Your Wedding

Would it surprise you if we told you we like wine? And this time of year, we like a little fruit in our wine, especially since you can get so many kinds of fresh, local fruit at the farmer’s market. ...

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Etiquette 101: The Guest List

Who to include, and who to leave out? And, who gets to decide who’s coming to your wedding? That’s right — it’s the guest list, the bane of many a bride’s existence and maybe one of the trickiest parts of ...

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Etiquette 101: Invitations and Save the Dates

How do you let guests know whether the kids can come? Whether they can bring a +1? This week, we’re looking at invitation etiquette – when to send and how to address your envelopes. Send Early To give your guests ...

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Styled Shoot: Woodland Vintage Inspiration

Vintage-themed weddings are hot, and the beauty of this theme is that you can take it in so many directions. We love this styled shoot near the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland for its woodsy take on vintage. The simple elements, ...

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Etiquette 101: Choosing Attendants

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about money – the wedding conversation we all love to hate. Let’s discuss something more fun this week: Your bridal party! As a general rule, the size of your bridal party is determined ...

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Real SoMd Wedding Inspiration: Something Blue

You know the old rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Many brides tuck their something blue in their gown or wear something subtle that’s blue. But what about making blue ...

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You’re Invited to a Free Dinner Party!

Ever wanted to know how to plan a menu? How to pair wine with food? What it takes to throw the perfect dinner party? Do you want to know all this — and learn more about home ownership? Your chance ...

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Etiquette 101: Who Pays for What?

No doubt you’ve already found out that weddings are steeped in tradition: Those of your family, your culture, your religion, maybe even the region of the country where you live. Etiquette rules — some more flexible than others — are ...

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Beyond Dancing: Creative Ideas for Reception Activities

Wedding receptions can be a blur: mingle, eat, drink, dance, cut the cake, eat some more, dance some more, drink, go home. After a while, all the wedding receptions you’ve been to can run together. Want to make your reception ...

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Theme Inspiration: Nautical

Few themes are more natural to Southern Maryland weddings than nautical – you don’t have to go far to find the water, and when you do, it’s often filled with sailboats and other kinds of boats. From invitations that set ...

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