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Honeymoon Hot Spots

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10 Honeymoon Hot Spots (& Why You Should Go)

It's never too early to start planning your perfect honeymoon vacation. Whether you and your partner want a romantic beach getaway, an adventure in the mountains, or something in between, we’ve put together a list of honeymoon locations that are fun, budget-friendly, and offer all-inclusive...

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Let the team at Wedgewood Weddings handled the logistics of wedding planning

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Win Back Your Time: Wedding Planning Made Easy

Time is precious—especially for couples planning a wedding. On the one hand, you want to explore all your options and possibilities. Conversely, you want to savor your engagement and enjoy the little moments with your partner. Netflix and chill when you're engaged? It's a whole new experience! ...

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

For many people, the bar at their wedding reception is critical. Today, we explain bar terminology and etiquette, while also providing ballpark facts so you can make informed decisions. Many couples allocate at least 20% of their total wedding budget to make sure guests and the wedding party have...

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Two grooms at sunset

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Nearlyweds: A New Term for a New Era

We believe that the diversity of love should be mirrored in the language of our industry. We proudly took the initiative to encourage inclusivity by coining the term "nearlywed" back in 2019, and we've continued making changes to help everyone continue to feel welcome and included when they...

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15 Expert Tips To Make Wedding Planning Feel Easy

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15 Expert Tips To Make Wedding Planning Feel Easy

Enjoy these awesome wedding tips from the pros about the things no one mentions when you're knee-deep in planning your wedding! We’ve listed the best advice from our very own wedding planning experts to help prepare you for this fun, exciting, and ever-so-eventful chapter of your life.

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Wedding guests enjoying drinks by a food truck

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How to Plan a Food Truck Wedding in the Bay Area

Food truck weddings are increasingly popular—and we can see why. They're interactive, unique, and make for some great photo ops! And what better place to host a food truck wedding than the Bay Area? If you're from here, you're already familiar with its amazing food truck scene. There are over 700...

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Want A Team Of Your Own?

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How to Get a Wedding Team Just For You

Tell us your favorite wedding movie, and we'll tell you that we love ALL OF THEM! We adore weddings so much that we've dedicated our lives to making them happen. On average, we have each supported 250 clients, and we can tell you every wedding is unique and special.

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Recommended Wedding Vendors Prepped and Ready to Go

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Recommended Vendors Prepped and Ready to Go

You're ready and waiting to say I do, but first you need to find a cakemaker, a florist, a DJ, a photographer . . . what do you do? Lean on us! We've found the best wedding vendors around here to make your life easier.

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The Magic of Weddings at Night: 8 Reasons to Wed After Dark

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Weddings at Night: 8 Reasons to Wed After Dark

If you're looking for wedding inspo, look no further than the night sky. A wedding at night can create an unforgettable atmosphere for couples and their guests alike. With the stars twinkling, beautiful mood lighting, and a romantic vibe that instantly goes up a notch as soon as the sun goes down,...

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The Barn and the Beautiful: Barn Wedding Planning 101

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The Barn and the Beautiful: Barn Wedding Planning 101

Everyone loves a party in an old barn. So it's no wonder that more and more couples are choosing to get hitched in a barn setting. From the cozy ambiance of a converted barn to the stunning natural surroundings, barn weddings have all the ingredients for a unique celebration that everyone will...

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Couple kissing in vineyard at Bel Vino Winery by Wedgewood Weddings

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Your Go-To Wedding Vendor Checklist

You're engaged. You celebrated. You set a budget and created a guest list. Now what? It's time to run through your wedding vendor checklist: the venue, décor, music, caterer, and more. Yes, it's a lot. That’s why at Wedgewood Weddings, we offer it all—from the venue, catering, and planning to the...

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Shortcut Finding Your Wedding Venue

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Shortcut Finding Your Wedding Venue

Do you know where you're getting married? It's a big decision, but we're here to help you find a location that feels right, looks good in photos, and comes with all the amenities you need. With hand-selected venues that showcase only the best of the best, we want you to make the right decision for...

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All-Inclusive Packages That Make Life Easy

Would you like a unique and beautiful wedding experience? Let us do the hard work while you concentrate on what's most important to you, like the guest list, menu, invitations and design elements.

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How Many People Should I Invite to My Wedding?

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How Many People Should I Invite to My Wedding?

If you’re here, you must be newly engaged. So before we get started, congratulations are in order! What a special time for you both一we're sure you're excited to start planning!

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Couple in meadow - Union Brick by Wedgewood Weddings

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Industry Secrets for a No-Stress Engagement

Congrats on your engagement! This is a special time when everything should feel like blue skies and sunshine. We can help you fast-track the logistics of wedding planning and put your focus right where it should be - on each other!

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What Is A 'Minimum'?

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What Is A 'Minimum'?

If you haven’t heard the term “minimum” yet in your wedding planning, we’re here to help you get ahead of the game! If you have, we hope to help you make sense of what you’ve been seeing as you shop for the perfect venue. Here we’ll explain what a minimum is, why they exist and how ours may be...

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15 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Officiant

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15 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Officiant

Having the right person to officiate your wedding is one of the most important aspects of your wedding ceremony. This person sets the tone for the entire ceremony—after all, they're the one doing 90% of the talking! Use our guide to help you find an officiant that best suits your personality and...

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How to Tour a Wedding Venue

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How to Tour a Wedding Venue

Finding a venue is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning! Assuming you’ve already browsed online and narrowed down your venue options to a select few, it’s time to walk through them in person and see which one gives you all the feels. From beach-front ceremonies to historic mansions,...

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Not-Cliché Love Songs for Your First Dance

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Not-Cliché Love Songs for Your First Dance

The first dance is the epitome of romance. Which makes the peer pressure to select your original, fun, romantic, clever, sweet first dance song is incredible! If you think every result from a Google search is either way too cheesy, outdated, overplayed on the radio, or all of the above, we get it! ...

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Couple kissing at Secret Garden by Wedgewood Weddings

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Common Wedding Planning Questions

Wedding planning is incredibly exciting . . . but also a little confusing. This is likely your first time planning an event this big! So, how are you supposed to know all the logistics? We got you—our wedding experts are here to make sense of all the chaos, tradition, and friendly suggestions....

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Plan Your Wedding Without Losing Your Marbles: A Fun-filled Guide to Love's Big Day!

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A Whimsical Roadmap to Wedding Planning Fun

Engaged, Entangled, and Entirely Excited: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning Without Tying Yourself in Knots! 🎉Hey there, future Mr., Mrs., or however you choose to label your soon-to-be-spousehood! If the ring has made its dazzling debut and the word "wedding" now feels like a merry-go-round...

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Couple by pond at Brentwood Rise by Wedgewood Weddings

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Is An All-Inclusive Wedding Right For You?

Wedding planning is a marathon! Unless you absolutely love planning events, chances are the planning process might have you feeling a bit of stress. From fiddling with the budget to finding the venue, there’s a mountain of work that goes into planning the wedding of your dreams. If you can relate...

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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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Couple in front of trees at Canopy Grove by Wedgewood Weddings

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Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions of your wedding planning process. We strongly (very strongly) suggest using a professional. Your Uncle Ned or your amateur photographer friend, Sally, may have fancy cameras and take great pictures, but do they have the skills...

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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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Couple in hedges at Eagle Ridge by Wedgewood Weddings

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7 Reasons to Love a Weekday Wedding

When planning a wedding, people often default to choosing a weekend date due to the convenience, but there's a great alternative that has its own set of perks: a weekday wedding! From cost savings to vendor availability, a Thursday wedding is sounding mighty sweet! See why more couples are choosing...

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Wedding Planners - Your Insider's Guide

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Wedding Planners - Your Insider's Guide

Curious about what a wedding planner actually does? You’re not alone. And, what about the difference between a wedding planner, designer and coordinator? Let us spell it out.

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Save the Date Cards: Etiquette & Trends

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Save the Date Cards: Etiquette & Trends

Save the date cards are a popular way for couples to announce their upcoming wedding and ensure their loved ones mark the date on their calendars. Let's explore the typical wedding etiquette for save the date cards, the best ways to send them in today's digital age, the history behind their...

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25 Tips to save on your wedding

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25 Clever Tips to Save on Your Wedding

Planning a wedding can be expensive, but it doesn't have to break the bank. With some thoughtful planning, you can have an amazing wedding on a budget. Start by setting realistic expectations - grand weddings often have astronomical price tags. Focus on what matters most, like celebrating your love...

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DIY Favors for guests

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DIY Low-Cost Favors Your Guests Will Actually Love

Looking for a way to thank your guests for attending your wedding? Wedding favors are a great way to show some love and appreciation to your guests! It's also something unique that will help them remember the day. And the good news is that you can give your guests memorable gifts without breaking...

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SoCal Wedding Inspo: Bride and groom kissing on the beach

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SoCal Spring Wedding Inspiration

Got your eyes set on a SoCal wedding in the springtime? We love it! Sunny weather, beautiful venue options, loads of local activities—you've got lots to work with to create a classic Californian wedding. But to help you narrow your options, our SoCal wedding experts are here to provide their top...

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7 Reasons To Love A Winter Wedding

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7 Reasons To Love A Winter Wedding

Winter: Your secret weapon to a stunning, dramatic, and downright magical wedding. From snow-capped mountains to easier planning, you’ll warm right up to these unique winter wedding advantages. If you're a sucker for Hallmark holiday movies and sipping hot toddies in front of a roaring fire, then...

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Couple posing in front of trees - Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings

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Five Things To Consider When Picking A Date

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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Wedding Seasons: How To Find The Ideal Wedding Date

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Wedding Seasons: How To Pick a Wedding Date

Picking a wedding date sounds like the easiest part of getting married. After all, how hard could it be to find a day that works for everyone? These days, “everyone” must include the couple of honor, their friends and families, plus the venue, the photographer, the caterer, and the list goes on....

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Grapes at a vineyard/winery

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Wine-Down Your Wedding Reception

Pairing wine with your meal service is a delightful way to enhance the overall dining experience for you and your guests! There are many ways that wine can be incorporated and take your meal from great to exceptional. Here are 5 general guidelines to help you effectively pair wine with meals.

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Expert Advice On How To Choose Your Wedding Date - Wedgewood Weddings

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Expert Advice: How To Choose Your Wedding Date

Selecting your wedding date is one of the most notorious steps of wedding planning—and for good reason! It can have a significant impact on the style, weather, and planning of your wedding. While you may receive a lot of pressure from friends and family to set a date, don't rush this step. You'll...

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How To Prepare For Your Venue Tour

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How To Prepare For Your Venue Tour

Ready to choose your venue and select your wedding vendors? You can prep by discussing a few key ideas with your fiancé ahead of time. Grab a drink, get comfy and get ready to chat about these four major wedding topics.

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Couple planning their wedding

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Where to Splurge / Save your Budget

You're probably reading this because you LOVE talking about budgets (we kid, we kid). More realistically, social media is telling you that every little thing about your wedding needs to be perfect and impressive and you need to indulge in every tiny detail to have it that way...but your budget says...

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Why a Destination Wedding Is a Stress-Free Option

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Why a Destination Wedding Is a Stress-Free Option

Are you a bride-to-be searching for the perfect wedding venue with a side of sunshine and sea breeze? Look no further, because a destination wedding is the stress-free option for you! Picture this: you and your love, exchanging vows on a white sandy beach with the ocean as your backdrop. And...

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How to Afford Your Wedding - Wedgewood Weddings

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Can You Afford Your Wedding?

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you weddings are expensive and stressful. Well, we’re here to say nope! You can have a stress-free wedding at any price you choose. Here are six ways you can get the wedding you've always wanted while reducing stress and keeping your wedding budget in line.

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Wedding Postponed? Essential Announcement Guide

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Wedding Postponed? Essential Announcement Guide

Weddings can be postponed for numerous reasons - all are legitimate, none need to be explained, and your friends will happily wait until the time is right. If you're looking for help with how to announce that you're postponing your wedding, want advice on wording and postponement templates, or need...

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Wedding Day Smile Bride and Groom

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Get Your Smile Wedding Day Ready

Is your big day around the corner? Perhaps you aren't the bride or groom this time, but a close friend or family member is getting married. You want to look perfect for the wedding season. Apart from finding the perfect dress and haircut, your smile should be a priority. It'll ensure you look...

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Couple meeting with their wedding planner

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Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

Our team loves everything about weddings, and we truly could not be more excited for you and your spouse-to-be. If you've started the planning process and skimmed a few Pinterest boards or bridal magazine checklists, you might feel like this whole wedding planning thing is no big deal. You're an...

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How To Get In Shape For Your Wedding Day

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How To Get In Shape For Your Wedding Day

Every couple wants to feel happy and confident on their wedding day. For most, that starts with the building blocks of health like sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Whatever your fitness goals, a healthy movement routine and a nutritional diet are essential to help you feel your best mentally and...

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Bundles Of Love

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All-Inclusive Wedding BundleS

Smart couples choose all-inclusive wedding packages for the ultimate one-stop-shop experience. Say goodbye to endless vendor meetings and hello to endless margaritas by the pool. With everything from the venue to the grub, decorations, and even your wedding snaps included, you can sit back, relax...

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Sales and planning team at Wedgewood Weddings

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What to Expect When You Book with Wedgewood Weddings

Ready to book your wedding venue? What an exciting milestone! We have lots and lots of stunning venues from coast to coast in every style and budget. Here’s what to expect when you book with Wedgewood Weddings

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How to find your wedding venue - Wedgewood Weddings

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9 Questions to Ask While Touring a Wedding Venue

It’s been said that planning your wedding is exciting, magical ... and a lot of work. But thankfully, we cut out a lot of the work for you and help you focus on a fun and simple planning process. When it's time to visit the venues that you and your significant other have narrowed down, there are...

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How To Plan Your Same-Sex Wedding

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How To Plan Your Same-Sex Wedding

A same-sex wedding is just like anyone else’s: full of love and joy, with maybe a heartfelt tear or two! We regularly host LGBTQ+ weddings at our gorgeous event venues and absolutely love them. Every wedding is a chance to form close bonds with a couple and help transform their wedding ideas into a...

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Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Photography

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Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Photography

According to Brides.com, the average couple spends 15% of their budget on photography and videography—that's a pretty decent chunk! After all, your wedding photos are one of the few tangibles from your wedding day for the rest of your lives. Naturally, you'll want to make sure you have a great...

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Wedding Music 101: Choosing Your Band or DJ

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Wedding Music 101: Choosing Your Band or DJ

A wedding DJ/MC does a great deal more than play the music at your wedding. They are responsible for several important aspects of your ceremony and reception. They cue your ceremony music, announce your grand entrance (woohoo!), manage your timeline, and provide the sound equipment for your...

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Expert wedding and event planners at Wedgewood Weddings

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Do I Need a Professional event planner?

Planning a wedding isn't easy, which is why we've built a business dedicated to stress-free weddings and special events. Whether you choose a Wedgewood Weddings venue or not, we highly recommend that you find a wedding professional to have in your corner. No matter how organized or thoughtful you...

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You Deserve ValSerVenience from Wedgewood Weddings

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You Deserve Val Ser Venience

Let's talk about a concept at the heart of all great hospitality: ValSerVenience. This idea embodies what guests should expect - value, service, and convenience.

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