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Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Wedding Photographer Shares Top Tips On How To Find The Right Wedding Photographer

Posted on July 18th, by weddingmom in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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Guest post and photos by Cameron Mackey

In my opinion, one of the most important factors in finding your perfect wedding photographer, is having the ability to relate. A lot of the time people just hire on a photographer without putting too much thought into it, in all honesty that will not give you your best photos. A photographer’s job is to capture all your vulnerabilities and that can sometimes be a bit distracting with a camera between you, breaking any kind of eye contact. … Read More

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Learn More About Today’s Social Media Trends at Weddings

Posted on July 14th, by weddingmom in Blog, Budgeting & Planning, Wedding Mom Basics.

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Guest Post by Emma Cohen of Slide.ly When it comes to today’s social media wedding trends, many people are either banning social media altogether, or embracing social media during their special day. According to a survey from Wedding Paper Divas, in the U.S., using social media during weddings is pretty common. The average guest will share 22 photos and seven out of 10 Twitter users will make a post during a wedding (via Digital Trends). However, some guests prefer to keep their selfies … Read More

New Trends In Wedding Reception Desserts: We Review Sugar Bowl’s Baked Goods and Marich Candies

Posted on July 11th, by weddingmom in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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This was indeed a weekend of treats for us, as we indulged in some of the goodies from Sugar Bowl Bakery. Many of Sugar Bowl’s products are trans-fat free, including its line of donuts and flaky petite palmiers made from 100 percent butter and 300 layers of dough.  We couldn’t stop eating the dainty buttery French cake cookies called madeleines.  We thought the Petite Brownie Bites were perfect for a large gathering-they burst with chocolaty flavor, had perfect moist texture, but were not too … Read More

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Hot Trends For Weddings – Healthy Wedding Reception Foods Using Organic and Local Ingredients

Posted on July 2nd, by weddingmom in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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Guest post by Jeanette Maier of Fancy Girl Table/Photography by www.robpennerphotography.com

The big trend in weddings now is couples choosing to carry over their healthy personal lifestyle to their wedding meals.  An important element is locally sourced, fresh, artisanal and organic ingredients. It’s easy to find quality ingredients for an innovative menu that supports local farms in an earth-friendly way.

The cocktail hour is being used more to showcase a couple’s favorite foods, and couples are  choosing menus that offer something for everybody.  Read More

How To Have A Successful and Fun Destination Wedding: Top Tips For Brides and Grooms Planning Their Wedding

Posted on June 23rd, by weddingmom in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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Guest post by Heidi Brown,  www.OptionsAway.com 

Weddings are stressful enough without adding travel planning to the mix. Often guests are flying in from other cities for the big day, or in the case of destination weddings, everyone needs a plane ticket to get to the wedding location.  A destination wedding can be a phenomenal idea, as both the bride and groom, as well as their guests, all get to get away to celebrate the nuptials.  However, there is more planning involved, and it takes strategic  … Read More

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Getting Into Perfect Shape For The Wedding – Tips From Top Doctor On Using The CoolSculpting Procedure

Posted on June 14th, by weddingmom in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog.

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Guest Post By Grant Stevens, MD, FACS 

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the science of Cryolipolysis®, a process demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die and are eliminated naturally from the body. Fat cells are gone for good, and patients can expect long-lasting results. Most patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period … Read More

Celebrity Etiquette Expert Gives Us Top Tips On How To Tell Guests You Don’t Want Kids At Your Wedding

Posted on June 10th, by weddingmom in Blog, Wedding Mom Basics.

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Guest post from April Masini of AskApril.com

When guests ask you if they can bring their children, who weren’t named on the invitation, it’s best if you have already discussed this scenario with your fiance and whoever else you’re planning your wedding with, and have come up with a policy on children ahead of time! If you haven’t, tell the person asking that you’re going to discuss it with your fiance and get back to them within the week with an answer. Here’s what you Read More

David’s Bridal Survey on Wedding Trends, Plus Kim and Kanye’s Wedding Fashion Style

Posted on June 8th, by weddingmom in Blog, Fashion & Style, Wedding Mom Basics.

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David’s Bridal reached out to us after the Kim & Kanye wedding to share some excellent insights into wedding trends based on their recent survey.



Just as many predicted Kim and Kanye’s wedding guests kept photos from the actual wedding ceremony and reception close to the vest. The media-savvy couple made sure there were strict social media rules in place at the wedding so that no important photos were leaked by their guests.


This embodies the trend of brides wanting to take control … Read More

Celebrity Hair Guru Gives Us Top Tips On Getting A Perfect Blow Out For the Wedding Day

Posted on June 8th, by weddingmom in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog.

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Guest Post By: David Babaii for Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blow outs used to focus on pin straight hair.  Are women opting for blow outs that also have body and bounce?


Blo actually has a signature Blo Bridal service, available in-bar or on location so brides-to-be can select the style that compliments their dress and veil. Blo’s signature bridal service also includes a consultation prior and perfection on your wedding day. Today, the blow out has grown into multiple variations that encompass straight … Read More

Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist Tells Mothers of the Bride and Mothers of the Groom How To Look Like A Star On The Wedding Day

Posted on May 29th, by weddingmom in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog.

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From Melanie Mills: Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert, Founder of Gleam by Melanie Mills and Author of “Glitter & Glam”
Mothers of the Bride can certainly be sexy and look their best on their daughters big day too! Let’s remember those photos last a lifetime and everyone should look perfect. GLEAM BODY RADIANCE™ is stunning in person, but was designed for camera making this product a must-have for this special day. Infused with the highest quality minerals and ingredients enhancing hydration and glow, … Read More