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Essential Wedding Planning Timeline

Congratulations are in order for the happy couple! Once you’re done celebrating and enjoying time with loved ones, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding planning timeline. You may have a couple of questions such as how long does it take to plan a wedding or what needs to be done to make...

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Expert Advice: How To Live Stream Your Wedding

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Expert Advice: How To Live Stream Your Wedding

Whether you choose to get married in an exotic location or have loved ones who simply can't attend, there are many reasons why you may want to live stream your wedding celebration. Thanks to a variety of video-streaming apps and services, live-streaming is easier than ever, allowing you to share...

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Essential Pricing Guide & Wedding Budget Help

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Essential Pricing Guide & Wedding Budget Help

Let’s be real. Budgeting is a far less fun topic than cake tasting. But it needs to happen—and it needs to happen before you start booking dates and placing deposits. Whether you’re “richer or poorer,” everyone needs a little wedding budget help. The wedding experts from Wedgewood Weddings are here...

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The Ultimate Guide to Live-Streaming Your Wedding

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The Ultimate Guide to Live-Streaming Your Wedding

Whether you're planning an intimate wedding celebration, getting hitched in a tropical location, or have guests that can't make the trip due to a global pandemic, there are many reasons why you might opt to live stream your wedding for all your friends and family to see! Thanks to technology, live...

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Essential Info: When To Book Your Wedding Vendors

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Essential Info: When To Book Your Wedding Vendors

You're newly engaged and now it's time to piece together your wedding team! As the nation's leader in special events, we know a thing or two about planning a wedding. One of the most important steps in the planning process is booking your wedding vendors. Timing is key with this process, so let's...

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Ghoulishly Gothic Fall Wedding Ideas

If you and your fiancé love moody thunderstorms, scary movies, dark color palettes and unconventional adventures, a spooky Halloween-themed wedding might just be perfect for you! Skulls and pumpkins make wonderful gothic decor but gone are the days of taking this theme so literally! Think: dark and...

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Welcome to Your One-Stop Wedding Shop

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Welcome to Your One-Stop Wedding Shop

Let's talk about why choosing a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs is a great idea!

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Holiday Party Planning Steps You Don't Want To Skip

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Holiday Party Planning Steps You Don't Want To Skip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year full of social and company holiday parties galore... be the holiday hero by making sure you check remember these thoughtful steps!

Each year we host and plan hundreds of holiday parties across the country and take note of the most important party planning...

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Real Couple Advice - What Would You Change?

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Real Couple Advice - What Would You Change?

We asked a selection of couples about what they wish they’d known before their wedding day. The good news is regrets are mostly small and relate to minor moments that don’t disrupt the whole day. Read through for ideas that will help save your energy, budget, and time! 😘

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6 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better While Staying At Home

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6 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better While Staying At Home

Today, we've listed six concepts that will help make your relationship stronger, whether you're 'sheltering at home' or out and about as usual. The key, as always, is being considerate and caring. You're in a relationship with your best friend for a reason—let's all get through the coronavirus...

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Life vs. Your Wedding: How We Found Balance to Enjoy the Moment

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Finding Balance In Wedding Planning

Today we're joined by Leslie Wong, CEO of Burgundy Fox, to offer a personal story and essential advice for finding life + career balance while wedding planning. Thanks to easy and customizable wedding packages with Wedgewood Weddings, stress-free planning is easier than ever.

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Winter Wedding Photo Inspiration

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Winter Wedding Photo Inspiration

Looking for winter wedding inspiration? It’s no secret that summertime is the most popular season for weddings across the United States, but winter weddings are just as spectacular. With many of our couples postponing their special day until later in the year, we thought it would be the perfect...

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Your Guide to the Most Popular Diamond Cuts

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Your Guide to the Most Popular Diamond Cuts

In the lustrous yet complex world of engagement rings, the key to choosing the perfect ring is choosing the right cut. From pear to radiant cuts and beyond, diamond cuts are complex! While we always recommend seeking advice from a professional gemologist or jeweler to advise you on fit and quality,...

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Fashion-Forward-Florals From Native Poppy

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Fashion-Forward-Florals From Native Poppy

Today we're excited to introduce you to one of our favorite floral partners in all of Southern California: Native Poppy!

When you meet the team at Native Poppy, these are the words they live by. Native Poppy is dedicated to providing beautiful flowers for all types of events. From birthdays and...

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Holiday Themed Wedding Invitations Guaranteed to Bring Joy

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Holiday Themed Wedding Invitations Guaranteed to Bring Joy

Let's be honest, we ADORE holiday-themed winter weddings. The holidays are a time dedicated to family gatherings, feasts, staying warm by the fire, and slowing down - quite literally the perfect setting for celebrating love.  This festive theme also sets the stage for a diverse array of color...

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Minister Q&A: Let's Get Married by Marie

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Minister Q&A: Let's Get Married by Marie

Meet Minister Marie of Let’s Get Married! Marie has been a Wedgewood Weddings preferred vendor for several wonderful years now and provides officiant services to our Southern California couples! Her tagline "anti-boring weddings" says it all, and our customers absolutely rave about her. We had the...

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Vendor Spotlight: 'Cute Cakes Bakery' of Escondido, CA

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Meet 'Cute Cakes Bakery' in Carlsbad, CA

In 2019, we added an exciting new location to our family of spectacular event & wedding venues: The Carlsbad Windmill. The Windmill is an iconic piece of Carlsbad history and marks our first coastal San Diego wedding venue. It's been such an exciting grand opening for several reasons, but partially...

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Floral Mastery Q&A With Blooming Bouquets, AZ

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Floral Mastery Q&A With Blooming Bouquets, AZ

Joining us today is Janice of Blooming Bouquets in Glendale, AZ. Blooming Bouquets has been serving Glendale, Phoenix, and surrounding areas since 1992. They are a family-owned, full-service wedding florist that is committed to offering only the finest, freshest, and highest quality flowers for...

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Introducing: Weddington Way

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Introducing: Weddington Way

Weddington Way by Adrianna Papell offers modern, fresh bridesmaid dresses with a unique shopping process. Get exclusive savings on your women’s wedding day attire with Weddington Way! This offer is exclusively for Wedgewood Weddings couples through our Bliss Benefits saving program!

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Behind The Scenes With Dottie of 'Camino Flower Shop'

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Behind The Scenes With Dottie of 'Camino Flower Shop'

Meet Dottie Mackenzie, a floral design expert who has set the standard in the wedding business since 1988. Owner of the Camino Flower Shop in Placerville, CA Dottie's a frequent partner of ours at Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings. We trust her implicitly as she's shown her floral skills again...

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Painted Primrose - Exceptional Flowers in Boulder, CO

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Painted Primrose - Stunning Flowers in Boulder, CO

Grab a cup of tea and get cozy, because today we're sitting down with the lovely Sabia, owner of Painted Primrose, to talk all things floral. The Painted Primrose is a floral studio in Boulder, CO specializing in wedding flowers and is the esteemed floral partner of Boulder Creek. We love their...

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Ask The Wedding Photographer! Love & Lens

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Ask The Wedding Photographer! Love & Lens

Wedding photography is an art in itself, and you want to be sure you’re getting it right by choosing the best photographer who fully understands and respects your vision.

Today, we’re chatting with one of our favorite wedding photographers out in Colorado. Meet Tom, owner of ‘Love & Lens’. We’ve...

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A Love's In Bloom, Florist in Benicia, CA

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A Love's In Bloom, Florist in Benicia, CA

We're excited to introduce you to Valarie, owner of A Love's in Bloom, an award-winning floral studio in Martinez, CA. A Love’s in Bloom creates stunning floral masterpieces for weddings and special events in the Bay Area. 

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Spotlight on 'Memories by Karen' Arizona Wedding Photographer

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Spotlight on 'Memories by Karen' Arizona Wedding Photographer

Meet Karen Hudak, an experienced wedding photographer who's been capturing magical memories in the greater Phoenix area since the late '90s. She's one of our preferred photography partners in Arizona and frequently photographs weddings at our beautiful Palm Valley venue. Couples rave about their...

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Spotlight On 'Bella Studios Florist' in Colorado Springs

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Spotlight On 'Bella Studios Florist' in Colorado Springs

We're excited to chat today with Stephanie Murdock, owner of Bella Studios Florist in Colorado Springs, CO. Bella Studios creates floral masterpieces for all special occasions and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. Located at the foot of Pike's Peak near the beautiful Garden of the Gods, ...

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Q&A with Shawna of 'Flower Divas' in San Jose, CA

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Q&A with Shawna of 'Flower Divas' in San Jose, CA

When you choose a wedding venue with sweeping views of the beautiful Almaden Valley as the backdrop, it's a natural choice to adorn it from head to toe with beautiful flowers. That's where Flower Divas comes into play, our premier floral design partner for Boulder Ridge in San Jose, CA. Flower Divas

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Meet Ronnie of 'Veronica Slavin Photography' in Ventura, CA

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Meet Ronnie of 'Veronica Slavin Photography' in Ventura, CA

We're pleased to introduce you to Veronica Slavin, AKA "Ronnie", owner of Veronica Slavin Photography in Ventura, CA. Ronnie offers wedding, corporate, and portrait photography and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. We love Ronnie's timeless style and ability to find joy in every moment. If...

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DJ Spotlight: 'Austin Murray Entertainment' in Temecula, CAv

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DJ Spotlight: 'Austin Murray Entertainment' in Temecula, CA

Austin Murray Entertainment has been making waves in the Southern California wedding industry since 2015. With experience in both the wedding and entertainment industry, he brings knowledge, experience, personality, and a deep love for music to every wedding. He's well known for his professionalism...

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Sweet Expertise: Cucamonga Cakery Co in Southern California

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Sweet Expertise: Cucamonga Cakery Co in Southern California

Cucamonga Cakery Company specializes in custom-designed cakes of all kinds (emphasis on wedding, of course!). Located in Rancho Cucamonga, they are centrally located between Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Orange County and perfectly situated to serve your SoCal wedding. Of course, they also create...

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Music Chat with Jeff Jones of 'Direct Sounds DJ' in AZ

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Music Chat with Jeff Jones of 'Direct Sounds DJ' in AZ

Direct Sounds, a full-service wedding and event DJ company, has been keeping Arizona on the dance floor since 2005! Jeff Jones, the founder of Direct Sounds, leads a team of more than 12 expertly trained wedding DJs in the Phoenix area. He personally performs 90 weddings per year, holds nightclub...

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Meet Amy Hotaling of 'Linny's Floral' in Santa Clara Valley

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Meet Amy Hotaling of 'Linny's Floral' in Santa Clara Valley

Joining us today from Watsonville, CA is Amy Hotaling, owner, and founder of ‘Linny’s Floral’. Amy is a passionate florist, a caring mother, a loving daughter, and an entrepreneur at heart. Linny’s Floral creates exquisite floral designs for weddings, events, and special occasions. We love her...

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Wedding Photographer Q&A with Tara Nichole in Phoenix, AZ

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Wedding Photographer Q&A with Tara Nichole in Phoenix, AZ

Today, we're excited to introduce Tara Chatterton, founder of 'Tara Nichole Photo' of Phoenix, Arizona. Tara is a talented wedding, portrait, and event photographer and videographer, and a frequent partner of ours at several of our Arizonan wedding venues including Ocotillo Oasis and Lindsay Grove....

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An Interview With Shy Heart Studios Photography

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An Interview With Shy Heart Studios Photography

Meet our friends at Shy Heart Studios, wedding photography experts in Orange County, CA. This fantastically warm and friendly team of professional photographers has been working with our Wedgewood Weddings couples for years! We had the pleasure of catching up with them to talk about their...

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How To Set Up Your Wedding Registry

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How To Set Up Your Wedding Registry

Are you newly engaged and ready to start thinking about your wedding registry? It's one of the most delightful aspects of wedding planning—dreaming of desired gifts and future plans to share with your spouse-to-be. Fortunately for you, the options are truly endless and recent developments in online...

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What It Takes to Join Wedgewood Weddings

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What It Takes to Join Wedgewood Weddings

We may be biased, but we think our Wedgewood Weddings team is made up of the best of the best individuals. After all, to able to put together fun events with laser-like precision day after day is something few can do.

We're a family at Wedgewood Weddings and when you join our crew, you’re...

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Meet Jackie White, Hofmann Ranch, TX

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Meet Jackie White, Hofmann Ranch, TX

Jackie White was born to work in the wedding industry. No, really. Her mom Diana Boucher is a superstar in industry circles, having planned weddings in Texas for 30+ years, and simply put, Jackie grew up in the business. Jackie is General Manager at Hofmann Ranch, our gorgeous 370-acre wedding...

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Meet Nicole Sullivan of Jefferson Street Mansion

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Meet Nicole Sullivan of Jefferson Street Mansion

Nicole Sullivan has been with Wedgewood Weddings since 2011. She’s currently the general manager at our beautiful Jefferson Street Mansion. With her UCSC degree in psychology, she knows how to find the fun in every part of the wedding experience and she is a Cal State certified wedding planner. We...

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Meet Samantha Gauthier of Indian Hills

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Meet Samantha Gauthier of Indian Hills

We're excited to introduce Samantha Gauthier, General Manager at our gorgeous Indian Hills venue in Riverside, CA. In this interview, Samantha chats about leading her team with her heart for service and hospitality. She loves planning the "big day" and seeing every client have fun.

Read on to find...

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Sandy Bonner of the Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings

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Carlsbad Community Celebrates Sandy Bonner

With so many venues across the U.S, our team members often support multiple venues as they rise the ranks and go on to become leaders. Today, we're celebrating Sandy Bonner who has been an instrumental force and leader within the Wedgewood Weddings family for many years. Recently, she moved to...

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Meet Natalia Parys of Ocotillo Oasis, AZ

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Meet Natalia Parys of Ocotillo Oasis, AZ

Natalia Magdalena Parys has been part of our team in one way or another since 2015. From Wedding Planner to Catering Manager to Event Expert, Natalia has done it all! She's a talented and lovely wedding expert and is even a bride-to-be herself. Our team just adores Natalia–her friendly upbeat...

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Q&A With Blayne Rylander of Stonebridge Manor, AZ

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Q&A With Blayne Rylander of Stonebridge Manor, AZ

Today we're super excited to introduce you to one of our most talented team members in Arizona: Blayne Michelle Rylander. Blayne has been with us since 2016 and has experience at each of our five beautiful properties in Arizona. From pub server to regional trainer, Blayne knows every corner of the...

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Bridgerton Tea Party at Jefferson Street Mansion

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Bridgerton Tea Party at Jefferson Street Mansion

After a long and eventful year, this close crew deserved nothing more than to celebrate their hard work in style. With Jefferson Street Mansion selected as the backdrop for the event, they decided the 1861 mansion was perfectly suited for a fun Bridgerton-themed party. If you're a Bridgerton fan,...

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Celebrate In Style With Wedgewood Events

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Celebrate In Style With Wedgewood Events

If you think we host knockout weddings, just imagine what we can do with your party or meeting! Whether you're planning an event big or small—milestone anniversaries to birthday parties, local business meetings to conferences, and more—we have spaces and packages perfect for you! Our team at ...

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Celebrate The Holidays With Wedgewood Events

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Celebrate The Holidays With Wedgewood Events

With the holiday season coming soon, it's time to think about fun holiday festivities. That's especially true if you're the one planning your company holiday party - there's a lot of pressure to put on an event that the whole company will rave about. And you want to enjoy the event too!

Not sure...

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Create The Ultimate Wedding Registry With These 8 Pro Tips

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Create The Ultimate Wedding Registry With These 8 Pro Tips

Creating a registry for your wedding is often the most fun item on the to-do list! While shopping is exciting (especially for wedding gifts), the abundant options available to modern couples can get overwhelming. Fear not—we're here to help. We've put together all the steps you need to conquer your...

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Top Wedding Registry Stores to Choose From

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Top Wedding Registry Stores to Choose From

There are so many places you can register for your wedding gifts. Not only are there dozens of retailers you can visit, but online options are growing more and more popular too. I mean, c'mon, crossing your wedding registry off your list without even leaving your couch? Score. But what options are...

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Wedding Party Gift Ideas For Your

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Wedding Party Gift Ideas For Your "I Do" Crew

You’ve found the love of your life, but you still need your friends to stand by your side during the wedding — and during happily ever after!

While it’s not obligatory to shower your bridesmaids and groomsmen with gifts, as they are undoubtedly happy to share in your special day sans presents, it...

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Zola's Most Popular Registry Gifts in Every State

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Zola's Most Popular Registry Gifts in Every State

Creating your wedding registry is an exciting task! But with so many options to choose from you may need some guidance on where to start. Luckily our friends, and wedding experts, at Zola are here to guide you. Zola’s registry team dove deep to find the most popular gifts across the country. From...

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The Best Wedding Party Gifts for Everyone in Your Squad

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The Best Wedding Party Gifts for Everyone in Your Squad

Your wedding party has seen you through the twists and turns of wedding planning. From hosting showers and offering advice to standing by your side on your big day, they continue to put in a lot of work to support you on this monumental event. What better way to say thank you than a heartfelt gift?

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You’re Engaged! 4 Great Ways To Make The Announcement

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You’re Engaged! Engagement Announcement Ideas

Congratulations on one of the most exciting milestones of your life! This is such an exciting time and you’re just dying to share all of the fun details with everyone you know. Enjoy these practical and fun ideas on how to announce your engagement.

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Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Dates

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5 Essential Wedding Date Considerations

You’re probably very aware by now that the first thing everyone asks you after you get engaged is “when's the big day?” It can seem a little overwhelming to think about scheduling when you've only just gotten engaged, and for good reason! That's why we usually recommend that you steer clear of...

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