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Let Hallmark Tell You When To Propose

According to Jeannie Assimos, eHarmony's Chief of Advice, it's not a good idea to allow external pressures like Valentine's Day dictate your actions towards popping the question. This article from Redbook has 15 great other tips!

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Shawn Connell
Photo: Shawn Connell

Wedding Day


We’re frequently asked how much time is needed for couple portraits on the wedding day. The short answer—as much as possible. The more in depth answer is that it depends on on the type of couple and how many quality photos they would like.

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1-Year or More

Ask your guest for an unplugged ceremony

This is such an important part of your wedding day! Help your photography and cinematography team by asking your guest to put their recording devices away. Enjoy the moment and let us capture it.

Carla Ten Eyck
Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

Wedding Planning

One way to MAXIMIZE your decor budget

Can’t afford to deck out every.single.table? You can still provide lots of impact by keeping most tables simple, then creating a statement head table. It’s the table you’ll be sitting and will always be the focal point-- so pay attention!

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Preston Bailey Staff
Photo: Preston Bailey Staff

Celebrations / Parties
Wedding Day

Create A Great Guest Experience

I have a list of Ten “DO's and DONT'S that I always try to bring to every wedding that I do. Read on to see what they are.

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Elizabeth Fogarty Photography
Photo: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

Groom & Groomsmen
6-Months Before

Groomsmen Gift Box Inspiration

Ideas and inspiration for creating custom curated gift boxes for your groomsmen or even the groom himself.

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Simone Photography
Photo: Simone Photography

Bridal Party

How to Care for your Bridesmaids

Hi friends! Your bridesmaids’ main duty may be to support you on your big day, but don’t forget to show them some love too! Ensure your bridesmaids have a great experience (and that your friendship stays intact!) Here are a few tips:

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Trene Forbes
Photo: Trene Forbes

Fashion Styling
3-Months Before

How to Dress at a Wedding

Finding the appropriate attire for a wedding can be challenging, but this infographic breaks down different types of attire for a wedding. You can look your best, no matter what part you play in the special day.

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Colin Cowie Staff
Photo: Colin Cowie Staff

Budget & Finances

The Biggest Wedding Budget Don't

Don’t think quantity over quality. Pick three things and do them well rather than 5 things on the skinny. Spend your money where your guests will get the most out it.

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What's In A Tip?

Each tip posted on Newlybride is easily identifiable. Descriptive icons let you quickly know if the tip represents a do, don't, or how to.

Other information includes the Category, Date Range, and Photo Credit.

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Learn what to do in almost every situation from those who have already gone down the aisle.


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What is Newlybride?

Newlybride is a (structured) social network that incorporates the best of bridal, the best of social media, and the best of technology. And, we’re bringing it all together in one truly magical way.

Unlike other social networks, Newlybride requires that each post is concise in content, and in meaning. Posts are brief Tips that illustrate a wedding do, don't, or how to, categorized by standard wedding categories. The member posting the Tip also has the option to provide a weblink to any addition article or resource that may support the content of the published Tip.

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When everyone chimes in on a pre-organized wedding topic, the result is a phenomenally rich symphony of ideas from virtually every point of view.

For example, the perspective that a photographer has about a wedding venue may provide valuable insight that could impact the overall color palette of a wedding. The possibilities are endless!


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