Stories, Expert Advice + Wedding Ideas

Is There Really a Wedding Markup?

If you're planning a wedding, you've probably heard someone say something like, "Be careful, as soon as you drop the word 'wedding' the price goes up." The Wedding Markup.  WTF?  Is this really a thing?  Yes and No. Do weddings generally cost more than other types of events?  Yes. Is it because wedding vendors are [...]

Expert Advice: Ten Essentials for Your Wedding Welcome Bags

Photo: Meg Morrow Fine Paper Planning a wedding is all about creating an experience that tells your story.  For your guests, their experience starts when they first arrive in town for the celebration, which makes it the perfect opportunity to set the tone for the weekend and show them your appreciation with a wedding welcome [...]

Expert advice: Planning and budgeting for your wedding bar

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many factors to consider. Today we’re giving you advice on one factor that could make or break the mood and groove of your wedding reception - your wedding bar. Drinks please! So many brides and grooms wonder what it takes to plan a bar for [...]

What’s Your Wedding Planning Personality?

Find your Wedding Planning Personality and get tips on how to Do You as you say I Do.

10 Real Weddings Featuring Stunning Floral Installations

Dramatic floral installations are a trend with staying power and for good reason. They can take wedding decor to new heights. Here are 10 real weddings that incorporate floral installations in stunning fashion, from botanical greenery and dripping flowers to dazzling lights and draped fabric.


The big question was popped—you slid that ring on your finger and popped champagne to celebrate. Soak it in, then put down your glass because you have a question of your own to pop to your nearest and dearest: Will you be my bridesmaid? You have your bride tribe lined up and hand-picked, but you need to decide just what to include in your very own boxed-and-bowed proposal.

Thanks to Pinterest, we have just the gift-giving insight you are looking for. Follow along and decide which gifts are simply too adorable not to box up with love for your girl squad come proposal time.


Rustic meets elegance. It’s the ultimate balance for a wedding that brings family and friends together under the historic, wooden beams of a barn. From draping twinkling globe lights to florals climbing rafter-high on towering posts, blending that old-time charm with modern and fresh décor is key—and finding the perfect barn venue that allows you to execute your dream wedding vision is crucial.

Luckily, the greater Philadelphia area has an abundance of breathtaking barn options. We’ve gathered 8 awe-inspiring barn venues that would be the perfect setting to host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

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Spring into Wedding Planning

Spring is here and that means so is wedding season. Engaged couples planning a wedding in Greater Philadelphia, we’ve got ten more reasons for you to celebrate.  We’re partnering with 10 of Philly’s best wedding vendors to bring you 10 weeks of wedding giveaways full of fun experiences and prizes to kickstart your wedding planning.  Complete your Wedding Profile by May 29th for a chance to take your pick from the ten prizes up for grabs. Winners will be selected at random once a week and will have their choice of the prizes below.  We’ll be awarding each one only once, so you’ll want to get in on this one early.

Meet Your Wedding Planner and Florist: TableArt & KPW Productions

  When hosting a truly unique wedding that reflects you and your partner every detail matters. A bespoke wedding requires creativity, vision, the ability to execute and manage the foreseen and unseen - you need a professional Wedding Planner. Finding a Wedding Planner that is a fit with your aesthetic is the first step but [...]

In the Spirit of [Brotherly] Love: Personal Wedding Vendor Recommendations are Live in Philly

BG Pro | Photographer ● Cescaphe Event Group | Catering, Event Planning + Styling, Venue and 3 more... Congrats! You've found your person and decided to get married. The confetti from your Engagement Party has settled and reality sets in that you're about to plan the party of a lifetime. You're gonna need to research 8-10 [...]

Meet Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ: Remixologists

Photo by M2 Photography As Chief Remixologist at Remixologists, DJ Simon 'Taiga' Tai knows how to party.  He spins weddings up and down the east coast, leaving sore feet and happy customers in his wake.  We asked Simon some questions to learn more about how he got here, what inspires him, and who's a Remixologists [...]

Top Weddings of the Week

December 8, 2017 Photo from Ivy + Matt's Wedding at the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, by Love Me Do.   Love Me Do shares a showstopper featuring one of Philly's own wedding experts - congrats to Ivy + Matt [the woman behind Philly's Lovely Bride]! And, these weddings at the Horticulture Center have us counting [...]

4 Philadelphia Restaurants Perfect for Your Wedding or Rehearsal Dinner

Mary & Matt's Tiny Philadelphia Wedding, photo by Haley Richter Photography   Planning an intimate wedding in Philadelphia or looking for the best venue to host your rehearsal dinner? If excellent food is a high priority, consider hosting your wedding-related event at one of Philadelphia's best restaurants. We've rounded up four Philadelphia restaurants, in four Philly neighborhoods, that [...]

Tips for Finding Your Wedding Style

  Figuring out where to start when searching for the perfect wedding look can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.  Read our tips below, take note of a few key aspects of your wedding goals, and then go out and attack wedding dress shopping like a pro.   1. Take cues from your […]

Top Weddings of the Week

Week of December 4, 2017 Springtime Soirée at the Horticulture Center, photo by Brittney Raine Photography   Inspired by the announcement of a Spring 2018 wedding at Windsor Castle, we're bestowing the title of Philly royalty upon the couples featured in this week's top three... the bar has been set for Prince Harry and Meghan's [...]

10 Venues to Consider for Your Classic Center City Philadelphia Wedding

Photo by Love Me Do   What's not to love about a classic Center City Philadelphia wedding?  They're filled with romance, timeless details, and that air of elegance that can be hard to come by these days.  Plus, all of the rich history and architecture in this city makes for some special places to host [...]

Two Weddings, One Philadelphia Venue: Ballroom at the Ben

  Weddings at Ballroom at the Ben are known for elegance and sophistication. Total Beauty and the Beast vibes - high ceilings dressed in crystal chandeliers. So fabulous you might expect to find Lumière and Cogsworth gettin’ after it on the dancefloor. This Center City Philadelphia wedding venue comes with its own classic style but, [...]

Five Tips to Find Your Dream Team of Wedding Vendors

You’re engaged – YAY! He juuuust put a ring on it and BOOM… literally, everyone you know wants to know when and where it’s all going down. Even the calmest of couples can start to feel the imminent pressure of wedding planning closing in on them. Finding the right team to make it all happen […]

10 Tips for Planning your Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

  The rehearsal dinner is the official kick off for your wedding weekend. Your closest friends and family have arrived and everyone is ready to get this party started. The rehearsal dinner sets the tone for the main event and this pre-party comes with its own unique set of planning considerations. No one knows the [...]

Say Hi to Pennsylvania Flowers Magazine’s Inaugural Issue

Love pretty pictures of flowers? Us too.   Say hi to the very first issue of Pennsylvania Flowers Magazine, the brainchild of uber-talented wedding photographer and Flutter Social member Sarah Collier (Taken by Sarah Photography). The magazine takes us behind the scenes with some of the best florists and flower farmers in the business through [...]

Three Mini-Moon Getaways by Flutter Social Newlywed, Jessica Dunbar Bolton

Photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography   "Mini-moon," you may have heard the phrase thrown around if you are in the midst of wedding planning. When I first heard of the mini-moon, it came across as a little pretentious, like using "summer" as a verb. So, I had to know... what is a mini-moon? A mini-moon [...]

Meet Your Philadelphia Wedding Photographer: Love Me Do Photography

Love Me Do Photography is a powerhouse collective of female Wedding Photographers led by Carina and Amanda. The two Founders met at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia while studying Fine Art Photography and shortly after graduating started Love Me Do Photography in 2006.   We asked a few questions of Carina to get her [...]

Meet your Philadelphia Wedding Photographer: du soleil photographie

Do you know those people who just being around is like medicine for the soul? Minh of du soleil photographie is one of those people – good for the soul. As a Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, specializing in Film, she brings light and dimension to the relationships she cultivates and that translates into the wedding photographs [...]

Meet Your Philadelphia Wedding Photographer + Videographer: BG Productions

Meet BG Productions, a husband and wife Wedding Photographer + Videographer team. Every wedding they capture has a special creative flair to it. As you look through their portfolio, you'll notice an unmistakable “fun” factor that is consistent across their work; yet, each wedding seems to have its own personality. Within minutes of spending time with Cathie [...]

How to Manage Wedding Stress to Be a Balanced Bride

Photo by With Love & Embers Your engagement is a very special time, but it can also be a really stressful one. Even the most centered woman can go a little nuts planning a wedding. Between dealing with both families, vendor meetings, and doling out money in amounts you never before fathomed, the wedding stress [...]

Meet Your Philadelphia Wedding Photographers: Haley Richter

Photos by Schon Photography We first met Haley Richter, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, at the Design Sanctuary Workshop. She was busy capturing the artistic process and product of nearly 20 Floral Designers collaborating on wedding inspired designs. Among all the excitement and creative chaos, Haley stood out. She has a calm, collected presence about her and [...]

Five Creative Wedding Bouquets from Real Philadelphia Weddings

The weather in Philly this winter has been all over the place and all those warm days and early spring buds left us with flowers on the brain.  It might not be spring yet, but wedding season is right around the corner, so we've decided to put all this flower obsessing to work and share our [...]