Drafting your Wedding Party

September 22, 2014

It’s the hardest time of the season, the time comes to draft a few key players that will be by your side when that final touchdown happens! Now, while you may have several friends, it is important to take time to process your engagement and plans. Remember…you can’t go back once they have been drafted.

Here are a few DW ideas:

Consider the size of your wedding, prior to asking. How many attendants do you need? 

Remember, this is also a line-items in your budget, so be conscious 

Don’t ask someone just because they asked you. 

You never want to regret a decision, relationships grow apart without constant effort, be sure the chosen few will stick by your side. 

Set expectations + explain those expectations 

Being a part of a wedding is a big responsibility and expense. Be sure to make individuals aware prior to putting them in an uncomfortable situation. 

Be appreciative 

Give them a gift, treat them to hair+makeup- you want them to look and feel beautiful too, even though it is your day. 

Man of Honor + Maid of Honor 

Choose who you most feel comfortable with. This is someone that has been your companion through life and knows everything about you, even the dirty laundry! Be sure to introduce the man of honor and maid of honor before, it is nice for them to get to know each other prior to that weekend. 

Mix it up!

Traditionally it use to be guys on one side and ladies on the other, but modern friendships have shown that you can feel free to break the rules and mix up your bridal party. 


There are several important roles at a wedding. Individuals that just didn’t make the play-off draft can still be included and feel important. 



The Wedding Ring

August 29, 2014

Calling all newlyweds! Exclusively Entertainment, a full-service company specializing in entertainment, lighting, and cinematography will be hosting an evening filled with some of our favorite DC wedding vendors (including two of our District Favorites, Hitched and Bridal Hair by Remona) on Thursday, September 18th from 5-9PM at their headquarters in Potomac, Maryland. You will be able to mingle with event professionals over hors d’oeurves and champagne while having all of your wedding questions answered. Book with as little or as many of the vendors as you wish, or just simply enjoy an evening indulged in all things wedding!  Visit The Wedding Ring or their Facebook Fan Page for more details!


Same Sex Invitations

August 26, 2014

There is no rule book on how to script your wedding invitation. Often times same sex couples are paying for their wedding on their own. In such situations, it is completely appropriate for the wedding invitation to come from the two of you. For example; “Ryan Brennan and Drew Rouper cordially invite you to join them as they exchange vows in a celebration of marriage.”

If your parents are helping with the wedding process you can include them in the invitation by stating, “Together with their families, Megan Tinley and Sarah Owens invite you to celebrate the occasion of their wedding.”


The important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to present your invitation. Together decide how formal or informal you want your big day to be and choose your wording accordingly.

Photography {Scott Clark PhotoSugarB Studio}

Glitz + Glam {Real Wedding – Alexis + Harrison}

July 30, 2014

I’ve always adored the Cosmos Club for formal Washington, DC weddings. It’s a stunning ballroom with a distinct European feel. It’s as if you’ve stepped into a ballroom in Paris,” said photographer, Jennifer Domenick, with Love Life Images.

For Alexis and Harrison, the Cosmos Club did just that. This stunning venue provided the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. It was the ideal location for their simple and intimate ceremony followed by a beautiful reception. The reception lavished in golds and glitter, creating a boutique environment for all those in attendance. Surrounded by loved ones and with the help of an amazing vendor team, Alexis and Harrison were overwhelmed with joy throughout their big day.

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 all thanks to:

 Bride + Groom: Alexis and Harrison – March 22, 2014 

Photography: Jennifer Domenick – Love Life Images | Bridal Shop: Hitched Salon | Venue + Catering: Cosmos Club | Floral: Amaryllis | Event Coordinator: Claire Matthews – SoCo Events |Band: Black Tie Band | Ceremony Music: Bialek’s Music | Hair: Peggy – Karma Beauty Lounge by Erwin Gomez | Makeup: Erwin Gomez – Lounge by Erwin Gomez | Cake: Maggie Austin Cake |Invitations: William Arthur by Crane – Creative Parties |

Redefining Grooms Attire

July 24, 2014

From grooms to groomsmen and everyone in between, Alton Lane can receive the highest quality custom suiting for a fraction of the cost. Customizing every detail imaginable from adding monograms with wedding dates to having button threads, piping and lining in coordinating colors.

Alton Lane showrooms offer a one-of-a-kind experience through a relaxed and comfortable environment. Step into the 3D body scanner for a precise measurement while the on hand style expert fixes you a drink and puts on your favorite show or sporting event.

By Alton Lane redefining the wedding suit buying experience by allowing the groom to have a say in his big day, grooms all over are starting to look truly priceless. 





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