Is a Wedding The Same As a Party? The Truth About “Wedding Markup”

There have been some whispers going on around the web about the words “wedding markup”, thanks to a recent news story that aired recently, comparing a wedding to a party. While I’ve discussed this topic before (Read: Is The Wedding Industry Scamming You?), I wanted to go ahead and touch on it once again, but […]


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5 Reasons To Hire A Professional For Your Wedding, Not A Friend!

Today we’re talking about something that is near and dear to my heart- hiring professionals for your wedding. One would think that hiring professionals would be a no-brainer, but this isn’t always true. Sometimes you just want to spend as little as possible, and so you resort to trying to find “alternatives” for the usual wedding services. And […]


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7 Common Wedding Myths: DEBUNKED

Some of you may know that one of the big reasons I started blogging back in 2009 was to help other brides- because I myself as a bride felt like there was so much about weddings that I wish I had known. I remember being on my honeymoon, and realizing things that went wrong- things […]


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15 Destination Wedding Locations You May Not Have Thought About

After Lauren’s most recent trip to Italy to attend a destination wedding (you can catch a few of her pictures on Instagram!), it’s safe to say each and every member of the ELD Team continues to have a touch of wanderlust. What better way to cure our travel bug than turn to the vetted and […]


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Why You Don’t Want To Miss Out On The Amazing Moments of a First Look

Our partners at Dove recently launched their new Amazing Moments campaign, celebrating the fact that sometimes the moments that make us sweat are the most amazing moments of all. We all know that the events surrounding engagements and weddings can definitely be a little nerve-inducing. To showcase this very concept, Dove put its Clinical Protection Antiperspirant to the test during Louisa’s surprise proposal […]


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How to Save Time While Planning Your Wedding with Fiverr

While we’re culling images and reading through all of the details for each real wedding we post for you all to enjoy, we’re always eager to read each bride’s story about how she planned her wedding. In our interviews we always ask where brides turned for inspiration (we’re delighted when we hear how much they relied […]


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3 Reasons To Get Married At The Venetian In Vegas

I recently attended a conference in Las Vegas with several other Aisle Society wedding bloggers, and the amazing Venetian graciously hosted us so we could experience all that they have to offer. In addition to partaking in the luxurious, Italy inspired hospitality, our focus was also to do research for couples who may be looking […]


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5 Simple Things Required of Grooms

Editor’s note: We are so excited to be welcoming our friend Evan from The Groom’s Guide to ELD as our resident groom expert! He’ll be popping in from time to time to share insights especially for the men who are such an integral part of the wedding day. He’s starting us off with the basics, […]


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9 Things You Need To Know About Planning Your Wedding

While you’re planning your wedding, there are so many details large and small that need to be decided upon. From guest count and venue selection to color palettes and how you will walk down the aisle, your to-do list of questions to answer may feel never ending. As you’re likely well aware by now, we’re […]


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Assigned Seating: Don’t Make This Common Mistake!

You may or may not know that one of my favorite wedding details revolves around assigned seating. Unique escort card displays are my absolute favorite thing, with seating charts coming in a close second. Needless to say, since this is my favorite kind of wedding detail, I pay special attention to these types of details. […]


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