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Reception Ideas

Nautical wedding inspiration

You don’t have to marry on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco to host a nautical-themed wedding. There are tons of waterfront places here in Southern Maryland to do the same! Check out this gorgeous green-and-blue wedding from WeddingChicks.com. We love ...

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Protecting your loot

Here’s something you don’t want to think about, but should since it can happen to anyone: stolen wedding gifts. From opportunistic thieves who pose as wedding guests to quick-fingered hotel staff, there are people out there looking to take advantage ...

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Cute Soap Favors

If you hadn’t guessed, I’m an avid fan of Etsy and love scrolling through their daily emails of recommended items. I was immediately attracted last week to the cute soaps by the shop Howard’s Home. From chocolate chip cookies and ...

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Handmade Vineyard Wedding

Want a homemade look to your wedding day but just aren’t the crafty type? Don’t despair – that’s what the talented folks at Etsy.com are for! We love this bride’s description of her handmade vineyard wedding, from bridesmaid gifts to ...

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Making Requests

We know there are certain songs you DO NOT want to hear at your reception. Maybe you dislike country music, “The Chicken Dance,” or Justin Bieber. But, the truth is that your guests are going to get up and dance ...

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Happy summer!

Today is the first day of summer, and if you’re planning a summer wedding celebration, you can’t go wrong with a garden-themed affair. For inspiration, feast your eyes on this gorgeous real wedding with a French-inspired garden look. From the ...

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DIY Vintage Centerpieces

Here’s proof you don’t have to be crafty to make your own centerpieces. This bride scoured garage sales, flea markets, and antique stores for interesting glass pieces that she could use as vases and candleholders. Grouped together on silver metal ...

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Bottoms Up!

If you’re not sure what to do about the bar at your wedding, how about offering a selection of special drinks? The folks at the Brides.com Wedding Bits blog have added a twist to some favorite drinks to make them ...

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Pretty Paper Cups

Serving cupcakes at your wedding and want to spruce them up a little? Make the treats a centerpiece at your reception by creating your own cupcake wrappers. Download the template from DIYBRide.com and then print it out onto your favorite ...

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Art at Your Wedding

If you’re looking for something unique for your wedding – whether you’re planning a vintage-themed wedding like this bride or not – let us introduce you to silhouette artist Karl Johnson. At special events, he creates on-the-spot silhouettes of your ...

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