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6 Wedding Reception Tips

With all the stresses of planning a wedding, nothing feels better than when the reception arrives and you can celebrate with a clinking glass of bubbly! But getting the reception just right is the last item on every Bride's to-do list. With a few pro tips from True Event, you can ensure your reception is picture perfect, filled with delicious food, and oh-so-fun!   Film: ...

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5 Food & Beverage Tips from a Pro

Here at SMP, we love every pretty detail in a wedding. From the dresses to the decor, and everything in between, we adore the little lovelies that make a day special. But the less pretty elements that make your guests feel at home are just as important. Enter: the food and drink! With a few tips from ...

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6 Wedding Ceremony Tips

Before the real fun can begin, Brides and Grooms have one very special thing to focus on: the ceremony. Even though it may seem simple, a beautiful ceremony is a hugely important (and often complex) part of every wedding day. With a few tips from True Event, you can make sure your "I dos" go off without a hitch and the celebration can begin!   Film: ...

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5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Wedsite

Having a wedsite was a lifesaver for my fiancé and I. It's one of our must-have recommendations for all of our newly engaged friends—because one pretty place for everything will keep you sane, promise. So how do you go about creating a beautiful (and functional) wedsite? That's where our friends at Riley & Grey come in. They're giving us five quick tips to craft a site that will seriously wow your guests. The Domain Down-Low We could go on...

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Top Tips For Setting A Gorgeous Table

It's no surprise we're crazy about tables around these parts... gorgeous dinnerware, ornate patterning and fancy flatware, oh my! But putting it all together takes a bit of know-how. That's where our pals at Casa de Perrin come in, curators of some of the prettiest tabletop rentals around. From chargers to glassware and everything in between, they're dishing out...

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5 Ways To Give Back on Your Big Day

Reason #893 I love our LBBers? They're sweet, selfless and kind-hearted beyond words, and they send us amazing topics like this one from Kate Siegel Fine Events. It's so easy to stress over detail upon detail, but today, Kate is bringing us back to reality with how you can make your day truly meaningful. From flowers to food, we hope these ideas will inspire...

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3 Must-Know Tips for Choosing Your Professional Makeup Artist

When it comes to getting prettied up for your Big Day, it's so, so important to choose a makeup artist that fits your personal needs. I mean, how often do you really get dolled up by a professional? I can count on one hand how many times I have and each experience yielded a different result. Enter makeup guru Carly Pribich. She's sharing her top three must-know tips to find your perfect match! 1. FIND AN ARTIST THAT FITS...

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Tips for Making a Romantic Winter Bouquet

I'm a firm believer that pretty blooms are just the thing to brighten up a day anytime of year, especially during the cold winter months when most everything is bare and blah. Enter the perfect romantic winter bouquet, captured by Kate Weinstein and crafted by our darling friend Tiffany from ...

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5 Tips for Purchasing a Custom Engagement Ring

Engagement rings aren't always discussed at length, because well, a proposal is most often a surprise. But nonetheless, scouting out the perfect ring is a tough process. So why not go the custom route? Josh Levkoff is giving us five handy tips on the process today. If you're in the market for a one-of-a-kind sparkler, you might want to tuck this one away for safe keeping! And...

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5 Tips for a Memorable Wedding Reading

Dears, today we're setting the pretty details aside (don't worry, they're not far away) and we're talking about something that most couples don't think of until right before the Big Day… the wedding readings! It truly is a part of the ceremony that is so special and meaningful. So we've teamed up with Reverend Barry Kolanowski of Chicago Weddings for some simple tips...

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5 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Behind all the pretty details we share day in and day out on SMP, there are the little tasks that every bride & groom must do before the Big Day. Hiring an officiant is one of those tasks—and seeing as the ceremony is one of the most important parts of your wedding, choosing your officiant should important too. Reverend Lorelei Starbuck of Sacred Affairs is here today to give us a few pointers! From...

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5 Tips for Romantic Engagement Photos

As a recently engaged bride-to-be, one of the first wedding to-do's on my mind is an e-sesh. Being a wedding blogger, it's sort of a no brainer! But still, the process can be intimidating. So, how do couples end up with gorgeously effortless engagement photos like these? Having a fab photog like Megan W behind the lens is the first order of business. The other lovely...

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Tips for Stress-Free Wedding Planning from A Southern Soiree

We heart the ladies of A Southern Soiree in a big way. These gals leave us head over heels with the pretty details time and again, all the while capturing the spirit of their couples in the most sincere, effortless way. Not only did we have the chance to sit down with these lovely ladies and get to know them a bit better, but we're reporting back with a...

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How to Assemble a Bouquet

Flowers just so happen to be a favorite of my favorite things, and a good floral DIY is much appreciated where this black-thumbed blogger is concerned, so when Tamara Menges offered up five tips to making the most beautiful bouquet, I was all over it. And then I saw the images from Christa Elyce Photography. You guys, gorgeous Tamara taught her cutie pie husband how to pull a...

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12 Tips for a Flawless Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are hands down, my absolute fave. Sandy toes, a warm breeze and the sound of waves crashing on the shore… what more do you need? Well, not much, but there are a few details to remember when you're going seaside and Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach knows best. I'll be pinning every single one of their tips for safe keeping! Tips...

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5 Reasons Every Bride Should Do A Bridal Shoot

From the moment I laid eyes on this shoot, I've been convinced that I need to do a bridal session. It may have been the stunning Priscilla of Orangerie Events that captured my attention or the lovely way that Perry Vaile rendered each portrait so beautifully… but I'm starting to think it was flawless...

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5 Need to Know Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Whether you're traveling to tropical shores sprinkled in white sand, the rolling hills of Tuscany or the romantic streets of Paris, there are a few extra to-do's to check off the list when planning your destination wedding or honeymoon. Our friends at Honeymoon Islands know better than anyone. From name change to marriage certificates, they're letting us in on a handful of important to-do's!

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5 Tips for Buying Wedding Jewelry

From the engagement ring and wedding bands to your earrings, deciding on that perfect bit of sparkle to make you shine on your big day is no easy feat. But when you're working with a family-owned jeweler like Fourtané, the process is bound to be a whole lot easier. In addition to hand selecting each piece in their collection for brides and grooms around the world, the folks at Fourtané are...

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How to Give an Amazing Wedding Speech from Long Haul Films

The only wedding speech I've ever given was at my sister's wedding. She asked me to do it 20 minutes before the wedding—surprise Melissa! Thanks sis. I was a blubbering mess but one thing is for sure, it came straight from the heart, probably because I didn't have months to dread it. If you're one of the lucky guys or gals asked to make a speech (and ahem, actually have time to prepare for it), you'll want to cozy up to this helpful and if I may add, quite amusing video from ...

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A Vintage Wedding + Tablescape Ideas from Southern Vintage

Vintage-loving brides! We've got just the feature for y'all today. It's a sweet southern wedding complete with some of the loveliest vintage details, thanks to our friends at Southern Vintage, who will be breaking down some of our favorite highlights. Most of all, we love the personal touch that incorporating vintage goodies adds to a wedding and we want to know how to pull it off! Keep reading for the breakdown & tips and then...

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