The Cost of Being in the Bridal Party

March 31, 2015

Yes, weddings are expensive, and for everyone involved. It is important to be conscious of how much your bridal party is actually spending on your big day. It is an honor to be asked to stand by your loved ones, but also a large financial commitment. As a bridesmaid, they are often times spending money on wedding attire from a dress to shoes to jewelry, bridal showers, bachelorette weekend, transportation, hotel stays, hair and makeup for the day of the wedding, and the list goes on. The average bridesmaid will spend between $1,500-$1,700 by the time the wedding is over. Make yourself aware of the time and financial efforts your bridal party is putting in to making sure your dream day is everything you wanted. Don’t forget to show them your gratitude and remember everyone loves a little pampering. Hey, they deserve it!





Photography: Elizabeth Messina, Kristin Vining, Jennifer Childress, Je T’aime Beuty

Winter Wonderland

December 16, 2014

There is lots to love about getting married in the winter, but definitely a few details you want to remember to ensure the day goes without a hitch! More couples are getting married in what used to be considered the “off-season” of weddings, December-February. What’s not to love about the snow covered landscape and environment while cozying up beside the fire? While the winter months create a romantic feel, be sure to consider these few tips while planning for your big day!

1. Dress Your Bridal Party Appropriately: There is style to be found in winter wedding attire. Faux fur shaws or cashmere wraps are perfect for your bridesmaids. We love the idea of dressing down your groomsmen with a sweater and bow tie.


2. Don’t Leave Your Guests Out In the Cold: You want to make sure your guests are warm and comfortable. Consider providing everyone with gloves as a wedding favor or keep them warm the old fashioned way – with a bottle of brandy!


3. Plan Your Honeymoon Wisely: While the winter is a perfect time to have fun in the sun in the Caribbean, be careful when booking dates. Price increases are extremely common over the Holidays, so you may opt to wait a few weeks before taking off on your jetsetting adventure!


Photography: Jeff Sampson Photography, Magnolia Photography, Deb Lindsey Photography, Live View Studios

The Original Love Letter

November 11, 2014

Today we reflect and show our gratitude to all of the men and women who have served our country. We can’t help but think about how far our nation has come and in doing so, we are reminded of all the bride and grooms that are separated for months and even years at a time while their significant other is off at war.

The “original” love letter began in the early 1900’s when the world went to battle during the first world war. Often times, love letters were the only way couples could communicate during this time of separation. From these monumental moments in history, a tradition of writing your bride or groom a love letter to read on the morning of your wedding began.

We are thankful for a beautiful tradition that emerged from a time when not much love filled the hearts of others. Love letters the morning of your wedding are the perfect way for a last minute reminder of why you have chosen each other to spend the rest of your lives with.



District Weddings would like to thank all of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to do so – thank you for what you do!

Photography: Brette-Ashley Photography + Jen Fariello


Oh, Sweet Honey!

October 24, 2014

One of our favorite ingredients this fall is the sweet taste of honey! From favors to cocktails, there are so many ways to incorporate the delicacy into your wedding. Go with a “Meant to Bee” theme for your bridal shower or shower your guests with honey infused cocktails. Either way, the treat is sure to be the perfect complimentary detail!



Put a PEP in your step

October 20, 2014


Put a pep in your step, and select stylish shoes for your special day. Here are a few #DW is drooling over today!

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