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Do I Need a Memphis Wedding Planner?

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Do I Need a Memphis Wedding Planner? If you are newly engaged, you may be asking yourself if you really need a wedding planner. Our answer- YES...

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Common Mistakes People Make When Planning a Memphis Wedding

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When you are planning a wedding, it’s easy to accidentally let things slip through the cracks. You will be touring venues, sampling cake, ...

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Best Month to have a Wedding in Memphis

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Traditionally, June has been the most popular month to get married. But modern-day weddings have no limits to when they can take place! The most im...

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Unique Gifts for your Wedding Party

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The people who make up your wedding party are the ones who have been there for you through thick and thin. They are your best friends, your family....

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Wedding Planning Advice for an Outdoor Memphis Wedding Venue

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How to Plan an Outdoor Wedding in MemphisOutdoor weddings can be beautiful- there’s nothing quite like natural decor, blue skies, and a sligh...

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How to Pick a Memphis Wedding Photographer

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How to Pick a Memphis Wedding PhotographerYour significant other has popped the question. You have your venue. You have your florist. You have your...

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How to Plan When You’re Apart

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How to Plan A Wedding: A Guide for Long-Distance CouplesWhether you’re planning your wedding while your significant other is living in anothe...

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Cedar Hall: Tanner + Alex // Jo Darling Photography

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The Bride & GroomEverything about this wedding was what our dreams are made of. Tanner and Alex were looking for the perfect wedding venue in Memph...

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How to Personalize Your Wedding

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There’s no true guide book on how to plan the perfect wedding.  That’s because no two weddings are alike.  While planning, it...

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Non-Traditional Wedding Ideas

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After you’ve said your “I-Dos” and the cake is cut, it’s important to remember that ultimately, your wedding is about you.&...

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The Ivy Tea Room at Cedar Hall

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from Denise Suthoff...I want to tell you all about something really fun: The Ivy Tea Room at Cedar Hall! Take your mom, your grandma, your best fr...

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Why You Should WAIT to Open the Buffet

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Why we recommend not opening the food buffet until AFTER the first danceIf you open your buffet, your guests will be up and moving around, they mig...

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Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception All In One

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Your big day all in one locationThe wedding, the cocktail party, and the reception. You might be thinking, "what are the benefits of this?" First a...

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What to Keep and What to Cut From Your Wedding

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Growing up, we always see weddings as these extravagant, beautiful affairs with linens, lace, cake, and dancing.  We think of the gold leaf en...

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Do You Really Need a Wedding Coordinator?

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In short, absolutely.There are SO many moving parts on the day of your wedding. Your coordinator will handle your rehearsal and will work out all o...

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Quick Engagements: How to Quickly Plan for Your Big Day

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How To Quickly Plan A WeddingPlanning a wedding is no easy feat, especially if you’ve never done it before. After the initial glow of the eng...

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No Kids Allowed!

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Maybe you've decided that you want adults only at your wedding...This can be a sticky subject, but once the bride and groom have made a decision, e...

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Food for Your Wedding Reception

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Many times, the first priority to go when planning a wedding is the food.The food your serve is one of the most important elements of your wedding ...

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Ideas for Fall Wedding Favors

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Cider Donuts You can order them from a local donut shop or bakery, package them in little individual cases, and tie them with an adorable bow or pi...

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The Week Before the Wedding: Dos + Don'ts

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Brides + Parents of the bride and groom...It's wedding week! This is such an exciting time filled with nerves and happy butterflies. Here are a few...

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Should the Groom Give a Toast?

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YESThere are a few things that you need to include. First, say a few words offering lots of praise and thanks for the bride's family. After all, th...

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How to Write the Invitations if the Bride is a Doctor

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There are mixed opinions on how the bride should be referred to on the invitations if she is a doctor.There's no set-in-stone etiquette rule on thi...

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Why You Need a Wedding Website

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Almost everyone has a computer, iPhone, iPad, or some other devicethat they use to search for everything. A wedding website helps couples plan thei...

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Skip the "Everyone in the Entire Family" Photo...

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Don't feel bad if you need to skip the "everyone in the entire family" photo!Between the bride's family and the groom's family, this can be a whole...

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Planning a Wedding with Divorced Parents

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In a perfect world, the people who love you most would be willing to put aside their differences for your special day and focus on celebrating you....

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What to Call Your In Laws AFTER the Wedding

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While you were dating...you probably called them Mr. Mike and Mrs. Janice. For a lot of brides and grooms, it can be uncomfortable to call them mom...

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How to Schedule the Time of Your Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

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So many couples ask..."How do we know what time we should do our outdoor wedding ceremony?" Here's a good rule of thumb: google the date that you'r...

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Postponing or Downsizing Your COVID Wedding

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Having to postpone or downsize your wedding due to the Coronavirus?First of all, we are so sorry. This has been such a difficult time for so many, ...

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Questions That Guests Should Never Ask The Bride

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Believe it or notThere are TONS of questions that you should never ask the bride leading up to the wedding. She is under a lot of stress + she has ...

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You're Engaged! Now What?

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First, congratulations!Getting engaged is SO exciting and it makes for one of the sweetest seasons in a couples' love story. Plus, you've missed th...

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4 Tips to Avoid Mistakes Leading Up To Your Wedding Day

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Make Sure You're Using the Right Amount of PostageThis one sounds simple, but it is so important! The rate is based upon the size and weight of you...

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All About the Plus One

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Should You Include a Plus OneWhen it comes to your single friends, it can be difficult, and sometimes tricky, deciding if you should include a plus...

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It Takes Two To Decide

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There are a ton of things that you can decide on your own, but there are some things that need to be decided on as a couple. The wedding partyBride...

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Honoring Your Parents on Your Wedding Day

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Hopefully your wedding day will be one of the happiest days for your parentsThey've spent years preparing for you to leave the nest and begin your ...

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Sweet vs. Savory

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To End the NightMany couples choose to treat their guests to sweets at the end of the night of your wedding day. The bride's cake, the groom's cake...

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Nightmare: A Drunken Fight at Your Wedding

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Every couple dreams of a wedding day full of love + laughterSometimes when you mic an open bar with high emotions, you never know what might happen...

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Looking Forward

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A Message From Denise SuthoffThis is not my typical wedding-related content, but it made a huge impact on me several years ago and I still reflect ...

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Conversations You Need to Have Before Your Wedding

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Kids vs. No KidsHow many kids to they want? Although, this usually changes after you have one! Are they open to adoption if you need or want to? Do...

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7 Things Wedding Guests Should Never Do

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Of course you love your wedding guests, but there are some things they should never do.#1Don't show up with a date that was not invited. If the inv...

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Always Be Flexible

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If there was ever a time to be flexible, it's now.Maybe your wedding date has changed. Maybe your guest list has altered. Maybe you went from a spr...

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The Wedding Song for YOU!

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There are literally millions of love songsOf all the possible songs that you and your fiancé could choose, you need to find the right one fo...

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Your New Last Name

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What do I do first?Your marriage license might say your new last name, but there are still a few things you need to do to make your new last name o...

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Your Wedding and the Coronavirus

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How to pick a new dateYou're having to postpone your wedding due to the national shutdown and the thought of waiting another year is absolutely unb...

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The Mother-In-Law

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Your Mother-In-Law & Wedding PlanningDealing with your future mother-in-law can be difficult, but during the months leading up to your wedding, it ...

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The 5 Love Languages and Your New Spouse

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Did you know that everyone has a specific love language?Dr. Gary Chapman wrote a book called The Five Love Languages which dives deeply into w...

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What Not To Do at a Wedding

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1. Don’t be late!!  Be on time! If you know you are notoriously late or take forever to get ready, make sure to plan ahead so you can be...

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Questions About the Engagement Ring

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My fiancé wants me to help pick my engagement ring out. Is that appropriate?This is all up to you! More than half of engaged couples pick out the ...

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Tips for a Happy Marriage

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Marriage is a lifetime of happiness with the person that you love most but being married also has its hard days. Because of this, we are sharing di...

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Unique Ways to Walk Down the Aisle

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A special part of your wedding is deciding how you want to walk down the aisle. Whether that is with a loved one, alone, or with a furry friend wal...

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The Pros and Cons of a Winter Wedding

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While Winter weddings are gorgeous, there are different aspects to think about before deciding to plan a Winter wedding.  Pros It is off seas...

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