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    5 Tips for Choosing A Makeup Artist for Your Wedding Day + Why They Are Worth The Investment

    5 tips for choosing a makeup artist for your wedding | elegance by alex on ohlovelyday.com

    Today’s 5 Tips Post comes from Lovely Vendor Elegance by Alex.  You can see her fabulous work on yours truly in my current headshot and our celebration shoot here, and in the photos below.  She’s sharing some tips on why you need to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day and how to find the one that is right for you. Read More »


    5 Tips To Help You Find Your Wedding Planner

    5 tips for finding your wedding planner on Oh Lovely Day

    One of the things I’m most proud of on Oh Lovely Day is our ever-growing handpicked Lovely Vendor Guide.  We’ve got some great vendors to choose from and are selecting and adding more all the time, all to help you find the perfect match for your wedding.  One of those Lovely Vendors from our event coordinator category (as in wedding and event planners), Hustle and Bustle Events, is sharing 5 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Planner.  I think you’ll find these tremendously helpful.  Pin now for those meetings later! Read More »


    5 Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding (Part 2)

    While your wedding is a day for joy and celebration many of us had or will have a loved one missing from their special day.  For me, it was my dad.  Whether you are missing a parent, grandparent, sibling, or dear friend, you may want to honor them in some way.  Keep in mind how fresh your loss is, if you’d like to honor them publicly or privately, and what the most appropriate way to honor them would be.  If you want to do something beyond lighting a candle, making mention in your ceremony program, or having a photo display like the one above, here are some ideas to get you started.

    ways to honor lost loved ones by Oh Lovely Day | JL Photography

    1.  Save them a seat.  I like this tribute using the  loved one’s boots to reserve their seat. Read More »


    Planning Tips: Who Pays For What (Traditionally) in Weddings

    Ok, so let me preface this post by saying that these days no one is expected to pay for anything and anyone can pay for anything when it comes to weddings.  These days, things are done less “traditionally” when it comes to footing the wedding bill.  That being said, there are things that, traditionally, are assigned to the bride, groom, bride’s family, or groom’s family.  I’ve compiled a list to help guide you, and maybe to use to facilitate the conversation on who will pay for what in your wedding and what your budget should be.

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    Welcome Bags DIY for your Out-of-town Guests + What you MUST include in them

    What to put in your wedding welcome bag

    Today I’ve got a DIY for you to make your own out-of-town welcome bags, and then I’m sharing what to put in them.  I think this is often an afterthought for brides, but an area where you can make your guests (especially those who have traveled and spent money & effort to attend your wedding) feel appreciated! Read More »

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