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From the Publisher 2022 has been an amazing year for weddings! We are so excited to see all the new, emerging trends and can’t wait to see which ones will continue and what new ones we’ll see as we head into 2023. We have packed this issue with beautiful real weddings, unique styled shoots, and sweet engagements to inspire your wedding designs. We’ve also added some really exciting wedding photography that we have never before featured in our pages. This edition showcases a unique honeymoon session, a 10 year anniversary couple, and not one, but two bridal boudoir sessions - one of a bride and one gorgeous couple’s session that just might melt our pages! I have been so inspired by the incredible elopements and destination weddings we’ve seen this year. Our couples have taken the traditional elopement and turned it into some thing really special. From adventure weddings, out-of-state road trips, and even intercontinental events, the simple elopement has been elevat ed with unique details, great photography and thoughtful touches creating a whole new category of weddings. This issue is loaded with destination and elope ment weddings and advice, styled shoots, and nuptials in southern destination locations. For the #vanlife lover, we’ve included a great boho styled shoot. A classic southern couple chose a Hawaii adventure for their special day, and a Jackson, MS pair headed for the mountains of South Carolina. We’ve added some traditional New Orleans weddings, a Texas lakefront event, a beautiful Florida beach wedding, and so many more to inspire both local and destination couples to create their dream event. We love it when couples think out of the box, but we encourage you to think out of your neigh borhood. There are so many special and beau tiful locations for weddings across the southern states. With a little planning and research, you can have both the wedding of your dreams and a destination event too!Happy Planning!
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| I DO Y’ALL SUMMER/FALL 20226 COVER DESIGN ON THE COVER Morgan Hollis & Thomas Cameron....................117 Sharon Coker Photography ARTICLES DESIGN 31 Attendant’s Responsibilities ............................. Creating a Wedding Album .............................. Destination I Do’s ................................................... Destination Planning Timeline........................... First Impression ...................................................... Fun Date Night Ideas ........................................... Getting There in Style .......................................... Must Haves for Microweddings ....................... No Wedding Party? No Problem! ................... Travel WhyUnpluggedApps................................................................Weddings..........................................toAttendaWeddingShow.................. 292140122102521341701761281041468 Boho + UrbanSun-drenchedBeautiful....................................................+Dreamy....................................+Organic..................................................... 443238 GUEST CONTRIBUTORS Best Wedding Exit Ideas .................................... 5 Dreamy Honeymoon Locations.................... 5 Things to Do After You’re Engaged ......... Tips for Choosing a Wedding Date ............... 1881882212
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A wedding show
A lot of wedding show exhibitors will offer showonly specials or discounts that can save you money. Large shows usually have tons of free gifts and giveaways, while boutique shows have smaller events full of carefully cultivated, toptier Weddingvendors.planning is serious business, but wedding shows are lots of fun. From runway fashion shows, free champagne, gifts, and prizes, to great food and wedding cake tastings, wedding shows are the perfect place to start your planning, find those last minute details or just celebrate being engaged and in love!
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Planning a wedding is exciting, and you can get so many ideas from blogs, magazines, social media and even real weddings you attend. But one of the most valuable resources can be attending a wedding show where you can start relationships with multiple wedding professionals at one time. From beauty to backdrops, these pros make it their business – literally – to make your wedding your best day ever. While it can be so convenient to research wedding professionals by scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest, what you see on a beautifully designed website or a vendor’s frequently updated social media account does not necessarily mean a wedding vendor is a good fit. Before you put down a non-refundable deposit, we recommend that you meet them first.
have time for a full consult at a show, you can learn more about how your potential vendor conducts business, and see examples of their work up close. Wedding shows give you the opportunity to “interview” potential vendors. You can cross off those you don’t think are a good fit and begin those next steps with the ones you love.
Talking with wedding professionals face-to-face allows you to make that all important personal connection where you can directly communicate your visions for your big day. While you won’t
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Hawaii Hawaii has something for everyone and offers the perfect mix of downtime and activities. It is hard to go wrong with a honeymoon in Hawaii where there are luxury resorts, stunning scenery, and some of the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. A honeymoon in Hawaii can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you like with beautiful beaches to enjoy, plenty of places to relax in private or go hiking through rain forests, flying over volcanoes, and surfing some of the biggest waves in the world!
Italy Culture and food are at the heart of Italy. In every corner of this charming country, you will meet the smiles of friendly locals, pointing you to the best espresso, authentic pasta, and gelato. In Italy, you can choose from romance in the colorful towns of the Cinque Terre, the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the historical sites of Rome. No matter what towns are on your itinerary a honeymoon in Italy will not disappoint.
The Greek Islands are one of the most romantic destinations on Earth with whitewashed houses, breathtaking sunsets, turquoise waters, boutique hotels and an endless choice of islands to choose from. Natural beauty combined with Greek mythology truly makes Greece one of the most captivating places on Earth. No matter where you stay you will find views that tumble down the steep whitewashed and colored hillsides into the bluest of seas! If you want to take it to another level, think about a cruise to the Greek Islands.
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Iceland Rugged and beautiful, Iceland is one of the unique honeymoon places on earth. Here you can look forward to black sand beaches, volcanoes, glaciers, whale-watching, helicopter rides, waterfalls, and the breathtaking Northern Lights.
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The Northern Lights are one of Iceland’s most famous attractions, this natural phenomenon dazzles spectators with its vibrant green, red and yellow palette.
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Thailand Thailand offers the whole package – beaches, temples, and mind-blowing street food. Most international flights land in Bangkok, where you’ll start your Thai adventure! Some parts of Thailand are simply too marvelous to miss, so wheth er your plans revolve around touring temples in Ayutthaya, kicking back on the peaceful Railay beach, or finding the best street food in Chiang Mai, you should set aside time for widely adored destinations like Ko Samui and Chiang Rai too.
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| I DO Y’ALL SUMMER/FALL 202252 Destination Planning Timeline Resort destination weddings can be a great way to have a unique wedding experience without all the stress of planning a large, local event. Once of the benefits of destination weddings is that most resorts have on-site wedding coordinators to help with the details. There are some things that you will still need to handle to make sure you have a smooth running event. 12 MONTHS BEFORE • choose date & venue • contact venue’s on-site wedding planner • research airfare & room rates • review legal marriage requirements 9 MO NTHS BEFORE • visit resort • tour venue & guest rooms • ask about group discounts • send out save-the-dates & hotel info • update passports if necessary 6 MONTHS BEFORE • reserve block of rooms • book travel • purchase travel & wedding insurance • confirm cake, flowers, menu, & decor 3 MONTHS BEFORE • send formal invitations • create wedding day itinerary 1 MONTH BEFORE • discuss final details with wedding planner • release extra rooms from room blocks • have programs printed, ship favors, etc. to resort 2 WEEKS BEFORE • make sure you have proper documents to obtain marriage license • collect all necessary documents paperwork 1 WEEK BEFORE • share itinerary and contact info with wedding party and guests • final check with wedding plannerSASs Photography
IDOYALL.COM | 53 KATE BLUBAUGH SETH WOODRUFF JANUARY 29, 2022 | DAPHNE, AL REAL WEDDING
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| I DO Y’ALL SUMMER/FALL 202270 modern couples. southern style. www.idoyall.com WWW.IDOYALL.COM A wedding blog with a southern vibe. We promise to share and showcase the very best wedding inspiration, style, tips, and planning resources for engaged couples and newlyweds as they start the next part of their journey together.
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5 Things To Do After
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The first question people ask you is “What’s the date?”. Don’t feel like you need to have an exact answer. However start thinking about what time of year you’d like to get married. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of that spring wedding with blooming flowers, or maybe the fall leaves and crisp autumn air are more your style. Once you nail down the season, then you can start focusing on an actual date. You Get Engaged
What’s your wedding style?
Think About Hiring a Wedding Planner This is the point where you’ll want to hire some help for planning your wedding. Think about it – you won’t want your mom or sisters running around trying to put out any fires that may occur on your wedding day. Leave the logistics and behind the scenes part of your day to a professional. Plus, wedding planners can help you stick to your budget and shop for the best wedding profes sionals to fit your budget.
Look at Venues
This is the fun part where you get to look at some awesome wedding magazines, search Pinterest for inspiration, and browse real weddings on wed ding blogs. This is when you start the brainstorming pro cess – don’t feel like you need to make any major decisions at this point. It’s more to gather thoughts around the look of your wedding.
Your wedding planner can help you find venues that fit within your budget and also within your style (think back to steps 3 + 4!). There are so many differ ent styles of wedding venues to choose from! Do you want to get married downtown? Or maybe you like the countryside and a barn might be the best choice for you! Think about these things and start schedul ing venue tours.
Celebrate Your Engagement
Enjoy the moment! Tell your engagement story! Make those #ringselfie posts. Then, take a deep breath and take it all in. Don’t feel like you need to have all the answers friends + family mem bers are going to ask you. Relax and enjoy this time with your fiancè – pour some champagne and celebrate the moment!
Think About the Time of the Year You Want to Get Married
Create Your Vision
You’re Engaged, Now What?. From #ringselfies to wedding venues, we covered most topics you’ll want to start thinking about after you get engaged.
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IDOYALL.COM | 83 MARGARET DAVIS MICHAEL SANGUINETTI MARCH 5, 2022 | NEW ORLEANS, LA REAL WEDDING
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2. Hire a Wedding Planner
Long-distance anything is hard. Relationships, running (don’t even get me started there), and, yes, wedding planning too. Today we’re talking all about LDWP aka long-distance wedding planning. Adding a far-off location to the already stressful seas of wedding planning? Double whammy. No worries, we’re here to guide you through LDWP with ease with these 10 tips!
3. Be Prepared to Hit the Ground Running
If you can travel to your wedding destination, make sure you are prepared to jump in head first. Try to book most of your vendor meetings within the timeframe of your trip. Especially for tastings, fittings, or anything that can’t be done through phone calls, emails, and online. This may mean 5 meetings in one day. You got this!
1. Find Your Theme & Stick to It
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A simple way of kickstart your wedding planning, long-distance or not, and being efficient while do ing so is to find your theme and stick to it. Once you have a theme in mind, the detail and style decisions tend to get a little easier and you won’t get bogged down in random Pinterest ideas. It also helps to communicate to your vendors, so you can streamline choices.
4. Hello Zoom!
If the last year didn’t made Zoom your newest BFF, wait until you’re LDWP. Zoom calls can be incredibly beneficial especially if you can’t make the trip to your wedding destination.
Speaking of vendors, your best bet is to hire a local wedding planner or at least a month-of-co ordinator for your out-of-town wedding. They will know the local wedding market, have relation ships with other vendors, and be able to be your point person throughout the madness.
Destination I Do’s
Don’t, don’t, don’t forget about arranging for your transportation! Whether it’s booking a flight and getting a rental car, or just figuring out how everyone is getting around, don’t leave this to the last minute. You would be surprised at how sim ple things can be forgotten and add a whole new level of stress into the mix.
5. Here or There List Your here or there list is an easy way of determin ing what all needs to be done when and where for a destination wedding. It’s deciding what can/ should be done where you live vs. what needs to be done in the venue location where you are getting married.
9. Arrive Early Try to arrive a little early to your destination wedding location if you can. A week before would be great, but at least the Wednesday or Thursday before a Saturday wedding. Arriving early lets you tie up any loose ends and have a little break between traveling and the big day.
MAC Photo Co. Misty McLendon Photography Pro tip: If you’re booking a destination wedding with a resort, make sure the hotel’s planner is an experienced wedding planner. While an experi enced resort planner often comes with the wedding package, she may be limited by the package options without the flexibility to create an event with all the special details you want. Check out local wedding planners if you want a destination wedding event that is truly unique.
6. Try to Do as Much as You Can Locally Let’s try to ease your stress about doing every thing in a different location than where you live. It doesn’t all have to be done there! Things like your invitations, favors, and attire fittings can be done in your city or town, so you can get those tasks completed early with no travel needed.
10. Breathe Last, but not least, just breathe. Go ahead and take a deep breath! Every wedding day is going to have some hiccups and have a few things not go according to plan, even a wedding in your own city or backyard. Be prepared for something not to go exactly right, and remember what you’re planning for anyway. It’s not just a wedding, but a marriage! That’s what’s more important!
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8. Delegate if You Need To If you’re getting overwhelmed, don’t feel bad about delegating some of the tasks, especially if you’re in the research stages of finding the right vendors or venue in your wedding location. Hand it off to your wedding planner, MOH, or family!
Not only can Google translate text for you, it has a conversation mode that allows you to speak into the phone and instantly have a 2 way conversation. It also has a feature that can decode text straight from your camera to make reading signs a breeze. Airline App (Whatever airline you’re flying) All of the major airlines have their own app now to make traveling easier. You can view your flight times, check in on your phone, and scan your ticket to board, all using your own mobile device! Lines actually go faster when you use your phone as a ticket. If there is a delay or you have to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances, swapping your flight is no big deal when using the app.
Airbnb Looking for the perfect stay during your sweetheart getaway? Airbnb offers a wide variety of bed and breakfasts in the form of cottages, lofts, bungalows, and more to make you feel at home in the local culture. With locations all across the world, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot to rest while you travel.
Partnered with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Airports Council International, this app is legal to use in certain airports and cruise terminals as a passport for your convenience and travel. No more nightmares of leaving your passport behind and being stuck in an airport somewhere. Make sure your airport is on the approved list before departing!
The perfect wedding registry app that allows guests to contribute to your dream honeymoon. They can choose between traditional gifts for your home, or more modern gifts like adding to the down payment on your house or chipping in to your flight for Hawaii!
Viator A TripAdvisor Company, Viator is the one-stop-shop for all the activities you want to plan on your trip! Book your excursions and outings through Viator to get low rates and plan before you get to your final destination.
XE Currency If you are traveling abroad, this app lets you know the live conversions of the going currency rate in real time. Using this technology, you can calculate prices on-the-go.
Uber Most everyone already knows what Uber is, but did you know most countries now use it? If you’re worried about transportation worry no more! Uber is a largely trusted mode of transport that will safely deliver you to your destinations along the way.
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PackPoint Are you a list person? Are you terrible at making lists? Either way this app can make your life easier. Based on your location, the weather of your location, number of days gone, and activities you have planned, PackPoint creates a suggested packing lists tailored just for you. Not only is it helpful, it presents the list in a visually appealing fashion to make checking off your list more fun.
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IDOYALL.COM | 111 KAITLIN HADAWAY AARON YUHASZ NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | MILTON, FL REAL WEDDING
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A microwedding is everything a normal wedding is just with a smaller guest count (usually 50 guests or less). It still includes a ceremony and reception and all the good things in between. Whether it’s in your backyard or at a fancy venue, it can still be everything you dreamed of but only with your nearest and dearest.
Don’t skip things you want Just because your wedding is 50 guests and not 150 doesn’t mean you can’t have it all. If you want the full she-bang wedding experience, do it! It’s still your wedding day after all.
Okay, this may be our top reason to have a microwedding. Weddings are supposed to be about you and your future spouse coming together and building a life. So of course personal details are a given! With a smaller wedding, you’re able to incorporate more of these. For example, instead of a ballroom, you can have an intimate reception at your favorite restaurant where you’re regulars or where you had your first date. You can have everyone at the wedding give a toast and include their best stories. The list goes on and on, but we’re big advocates for making a wedding that is completely you and there’s no better way than by adding tons of personal details. Great Food We can’t leave this out. With a small-scale wedding, there may not be as much attention on the dance floor and DJ, but it makes for great dinner and conversation. So make sure that food is delicious! And like we mentioned above, when you include your favorite restaurant or food truck, you already know it is! Also, a smaller guest count could mean more menu options for each guest.
Okay, so you’ve decided to have a smaller wedding aka a microwedding! Maybe it was because of a limited budget, or a desire for a more intimate gathering. A small-scale wedding can still be big on inspiration which is why we want to talk about the must-haves for a Pinterest-worthy microwedding!
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Elevated Guest Experience
This is definitely one of our favorite reasons to hold a microwed ding. With a smaller guest count, you’re able to focus more of your time and budget towards each individual guest. So think more elaborate favors, wedding weekend gift baskets for everyone, and more actual time with each guest at your wedding. You and your people will leave the weekend feeling so incredibly loved and connected in a way that only intimate gatherings can.
Wait, so what is a microwedding exactly?
More Personal Details
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IDOYALL.COM | 129 JOELLEN ORNSTEIN NATE STALEY OCTOBER 10, 2021 | CHARLESTON, SC REAL WEDDING
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Experienced stationers are your best guide, and their advice is available at no charge when you purchase your invitations in their store. Not only do stationers offer assistance on the invitations, but they can also provide helpful hints on when to order and mail them while also determining proper postage budgeting and a myriad of other Takedetails.time to select your invitations and put thought into the decision. Feel the paper samples. What impression do they give? Understated elegance? Fun? Whimsical? Romantic?
THE FIRST impression
When your guests receive their wedding invitation, they will immediately form an impression of the ceremony to come. That is why selecting the invitation - the paper, the style, the wording - is an important first step in your wedding plans.
To determine how many invitations to order, count each couple and single guest, each attendant, parents, family and clergy. Order extra invitations to handle surprises and extra envelopes for addressing mistakes. Be certain to pre-stamp reply cards, weigh the complete invitation to ensure correct postage and remember to select attractive stamps.
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Your stationer will know the etiquette for proper wording, including unusual situations such as divorced parents, second marriages, professional titles, religious customs, and so on. Envelopes should be hand addressed in black or charcoal gray ink. You may also choose professional hand calligraphy or an automated calligraphy machine for the envelopes.
THE PERFECT INVITATION
IDOYALL.COM | 135 BECKY PACKARD CAL HAMILTON NOVEMBER 6, 2021 | DESTIN, FL REAL WEDDING
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attendants’ OF HONOR BEST MAN Photography
Propose the first toast to the newlyweds at the reception.
May dance with the best man during the first dance.
Sign the marriage license as a witness, if the groom asks. Hold the bride’s ring during the wedding ceremony.
Assist bride in setting a date to have bridesmaids’ dresses fitted and coordinate other bridesmaids to ensure they get to the proper location on time.
Give the minister a sealed envelope with payment (from the groom) immediately following the ceremony.
Help the bride bustle her train, remove her headpiece and change into going away outfit.
May assume responsibility for transporting the bride’s gown home or to the cleaners. May assist the best man with transporting gifts to the bride and groom’s home. Assist groom with wedding details such as accommodations for out-of-town groomsmen and ushers.
Hold the groom’s ring during the wedding ceremony.
See that the groom is properly attired and at the ceremony site on time. Tie bow ties, provide drinks, if applicable and otherwise support the to-be-wed.
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Sits to the bride’s right at the reception, providing charming conversation throughout. May dance with the maid/matron of honor during the first dance.
Sign the marriage license as a witness, if the bride asks.
Assist maid of honor in transporting gifts to the bride and groom’s home.
Attend all pre-wedding parties and host a bridal shower with other bridesmaids, preferably one in keeping with the bride’s own Arrangetaste.the bride’s veil and train before the grand walk down the Holdaisle.the bride’s bouquet during wedding ceremony.
Attend to the bride throughout the day, running errands and tying up loose ends, calming nerves and otherwise ensuring the success of the wedding celebration.
Hold luggage under lock and key until the bride and groom
Escortdepart.the bride and groom to their limousine or drive them to the Returnhotel.all formalwear rentals on time, and to the correct formalwear shop.
Stand next to the groom in the receiving line and sit to his left at the head table.
IDOYALL.COM | 141 CHAU PHAM RYAN BURLISON APRIL 8, 2022 | NEW ORLEANS, LA REAL WEDDING
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Imagine: You haven’t seen the groom all day. You can’t wait for that “first look.” While you’re getting ready, the Maid of Honor snaps a photo of you in your dress and veil. She has a few minutes of down time, so she posts the photo on Instagram. The groom, also with a few minutes to spare and out of habit, checks for Instagram updates and the first look is spoiled. A first look via social media isn’t exactly the stuff of dreams! Brides and grooms are avoiding such spoilers altogether by declaring their wedding “unplugged.”
In the midst of all this online connectedness, we’re viewing the world through our phone screens and missing out on true human connections. Brides and grooms want to have face-to-face connections with their guests — especially during the ceremony — instead of staring out into a sea of electronics. If guests are experiencing your big day from behind a screen, are they truly experiencing it? Your wedding is comprised of some of the most important moments of your life; making it unplugged encourages guests to live in the moment with you.
In our technology-crazed world, it’s become a habit to check our phones every few minutes, to post a constant stream of status updates to TikTok and Facebook, and to document any and everything on Instagram. At an unplugged wedding, the couple kindly asks that everyone in attendance turn off cell phones, cameras, and other digital distractions during the ceremony and/or reception.
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The what and why of going unplugged
Be Fully Present
There are few things that annoy a professional pho tographer more than an amateur trying to do their job. Uncles who jump in the aisle and cousins waving their phones in the air, at best, are an eyesore in your pro fessional photos and can completely ruin once-in-a-life time moments. Imagine your “kiss the bride” moment blocked by an uncle who stepped into the aisle to snap a photo. The professional photographer didn’t see it coming and his hands are tied. Nothing can bring that moment back — it’s lost to a grainy photo on Uncle Al’s smart phone. There are so many ways to make sure your wedding is unplugged without hurting the feelings of your friends and relatives. You can purchase adorable signage like this one from Amazon or have one custom created at Etsy or by an artistic friend. Add an unplugged mes sage to your schedule of events placed in ceremony chairs, and have your officiant make an announcement before the ceremony begins. If you’re really worried about that one relentless relative who always has to take non-stop photos, nominate a friend or relative as the “Unplugged Police.” It’s their job to make sure that overzealous guest keeps their phone in their pocket.
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IDOYALL.COM | 147 TAYLOR POKORNY ANDY POKORNY OCTOBER 10, 2021 | AUSTIN, TX REAL WEDDING
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IDOYALL.COM | 153 EVELYN CHRISTINARAMOSGRULLON DECEMBER 12, 2021 | NEW ORLEANS, LA REAL WEDDING
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IDOYALL.COM | 159 MORGAN REDWINE NATE COLE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 | OLOWALU, MAUI REAL WEDDING
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IDOYALL.COM | 165 DARCY ROBBINS WILL BLUM JANUARY 16, 2022 | LOXLEY, AL REAL WEDDING
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Visit a local shelter or charity and serve someone. Not only are you having fun with your fiancé, it’s a great way to give back to your community.
Ask your friends over and play some good, old fashioned board games. You don’t realize how competitive your friends are until Monopoly comes into the picture!
Have a Game Night
Ask your friends for ideas. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh with the person you love to have a great night. Don’t forget the popcorn.
Grab a Disposable Camera
DIY Day You know all those pins you’ve saved on Pinterest and never tried? Now is the time to get crafty! You can probably find most of the items around your house. P.S. Check out our blog, idoyall.com, for a fun paper marbling DIY! It’s oh-so-satisfying.
Watch the Worst Movies on Netflix
Explore a Local Park Sometimes the best adventures are waiting right outside your door!
Walk around your city and take pictures of each other with this oldie but goodie. After you’ve used all 28 of your pics, get them devoloped at a local drugstore. The cloud may fail you, but prints last (almost) forever. Exercise Encouraging each other to be healthy can be a fun way to stay in shape.
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Check out Open Houses Near You Who doesn’t want to be Joanna Gaines? Why yes, we’ll take the $1,000 house without walls. We can shiplap that. (JK, please don’t do that-just get an idea of what each of you would like one day.)
(that won’t break the wedding budget)
IDOYALL.COM | 171 MELISSA RUCKER AMY DEADERICK OCTOBER 2, 2021 | NASHVILLE, TN REAL WEDDING
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A horse-drawn carriage is a romantic, vintage option, and like vintage cars, are also great photo ops. As with other details in the wedding, make sure your transportation reflects your personality. Does the groom ride a motorcycle? Ride off together on your own bike. Do you share a love of mountain biking? Don’t be afraid to wheel over on a tandem together. Personality is what makes weddings memorable. Aislinn Kate Weddings
TAKING THE TROLLEY
For larger parties, a party bus or luxury coach is a great way to travel. Offering all the amenities of a luxury limousine, these elaborate options have room to spare. For even larger groups, a passenger coach or party bus can seat 21 to 49 people. For a small wedding, this is a fun way to get all the guests in on the party right away. Like limousine services, passenger and luxury coach companies require a minimum number of hours.
LIMOS If there is a day to splurge on this iconic luxury vehicle, your wedding day is it. Unlike some other forms of transport, a limo can be booked for an entire day, and most companies have a one or two hour minimum. If you want a car for both going and leaving the ceremony, it might be more affordable to hire two separate cars rather than pay for the vehicle to sit during a long reception. A formal limousine seats four, but to include the wedding party opt for a stretch limo for six to 10.
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Getting There in Style
The moments between the ceremony & reception are exciting ones too, and it’s only fitting to be whisked off in style with your loved ones.
FIRST HOW MANY? First decide how many people you’ll be moving. Do you want just the bride and groom in a vehicle, or is the entire wedding party heading to the reception together? What about their spouses or dates? Once you make those decisions, you can start searching around for transport based on size.
A fun and picturesque alternative to a limo or passenger coach is a trolley. They’ll generally accommodate between 20 and 35 people, so they’re great for larger parties or adding on some family members. With this antique look and old world charm, they’ll lend a lovely, elegant touch to this wedding day detail. Since most have outdoor decks, these are especially fun in small towns or neighborhood weddings so you can take a peek outside and watch onlookers wave at the newlyweds.
IDOYALL.COM | 177 AMANDA SHERRILL HUNTER ROGERS FEBRUARY 5, 2022 | POINT CLEAR, AL REAL WEDDING
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IDOYALL.COM | 183 EMILY WAYCHOFF BRADY NENTWIG OCTOBER 16, 2021 | AUSTIN, TX REAL WEDDING
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Confetti or Rice
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Sparklers, Pom Poms,
Tip: buy glow sticks that are within your color scheme for your wedding (make it all come full circle!).
Sparklers As one of the most common wedding exit ideas, a sparkler tunnel is a beautiful choice! Plus, it makes for some incredible photos! Remember, the longer the sparkler, the better. Depending on how much wait time you are allowing or how far away your getaway car is, don’t let the spark run out on your guests’ sparklers. And check with your venue to make sure they allow a sparkler exit before you make any plans.
Pom Poms and Ribbons
Glow sticks can be a fun novelty at your wedding. Breaking them out (literally!) on the dance floor at the end of the night will also make for some memorable photos! And keeping them going for your wedding exit gives off a modern night clubby vibe at the end of your special day.
From metallic tinsel pom poms to elegant ribbons, this trend is alive and well for brides thinking of wedding exit ideas. This is one of my new favorite wedding trends and I’m hoping to see more of it this coming year! With pom poms, you can literally create your own cheer squad as you leave your wedding and enter into marital bliss! Wedding Exit Ideas
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Purchasing some biodegradable confetti or rice is SUCH a fun option for your wedding exit!
Exciting times call for exciting wedding photos, which is why I’m rounding up some of my favorite wedding exit ideas for some pretty creative wedding exits!
Walking through a veil of confetti is a great way to end the best day of your life. Rice is very traditional and would work so well for any wedding that vintage and classic. Again, be sure to check with your venue on their clean up policies – it may cost you a bit more to have a confetti exit.
IDOYALL.COM | 189 KRISTY WILL PEDRO ESPADA NOVEMBER 27, 2021 | SANFORD, FL REAL WEDDING
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