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Tips & Trends: The Power of Print and After-Party Delight

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Tip: The Power of Print. One thing is certain; you may not recall all the details of your big day, but a beautifully designed wedding album will bring back all your favorite memories each time you open it. “Don’t underestimate the importance of the printed album,” says Chris Keeley. “People are rediscovering the value of something permanent that they can take out and look at with family and friends. Many of my couples tell me they do this regularly, especially on their anniversary. Casually pulling your wedding album off the shelf and cozying up to your partner—that never gets old!”…

Tips & Trends: Make it Perfectly Clear and It’s all about the Details

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Tip: Make it Perfectly Clear. In the midst of a beautiful setting, nothing brings the outdoors inside—while still providing protection from the elements—like a completely clear reception tent. According to Kristen Rollins of PEAK Event Services, clear reception tents allow you to weave nature into the whole wedding experience, “something we’re seeing more and more couples gravitate toward,” she says. “They allow you to build your dream venue from the ground up. And they create a sleek, upscale look, especially the black-framed ones. However, note that clear-topped tents can be like saunas. I would not suggest using one in July…

Tips & Trends: Be Bold with Colors and Cake takes Center Stage 

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Tip: Be Bold with Colors. Pastels in bridesmaid dresses and floral arrangements will always be classic, but bold, saturated colors and warm, rich shades are taking over the color palette these days. Our Editorial Advisory Panel agrees—don’t be afraid of embracing these lush shades in everything from cake colors to dresses to intense pops of floral color. Some favorites are moody wines, mossy greens, deep mauves, rusty oranges, and rich earth tones. Lisa Greene of Beach Plum Flower Shop tips us off to a new flower trend that is the perfect way to introduce color into your bouquets and table…

Tips & Trends: Think Outside the Box and Bring on the Band! 

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Tip: Think Outside the Box. Creatively presented hors d’oeuvres and unique food stations are a fun way to wow your guests during cocktail hour and beyond. According to Liz Curcio, who owns the catering company The White Apron with her chef husband Jay, their clients are going BIG with everything. “We’re seeing more food, more drinks, and longer parties,” she says. For The White Apron, a popular starter is tiny tacos served with margaritas in mini tequila bottles. Guests also love sushi stations, raw bars, charcuterie grazing boards, and the latest trend, butter boards with a variety of toppings and…