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How to Have Smooth Family Portrait Time!- Wedding Planning Tips

One of the highlights of the wedding day is the family portrait time! Most often, it’s a rare day that all of your family members come from near and far to celebrate! But, with that comes lots of opinions and lots of people wanting to get in on photos. Here’s a few suggestions on how […]

August 13, 2018

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Rehearsal Dinner Traditions and Trends!- Wedding Planning Tips

You’ve probably never hosted a rehearsal dinner before, and maybe never even attended one. So how do you know what “should” and “shouldn’t” be done? Take a look at some of the traditions and trends that are in the rehearsal dinner world. Then you can decide how traditional or trendy you’d like it to be! […]

July 23, 2018

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Easing Rehearsal Dinner Planning Stress!- Wedding Planning Tips

Well now you realize you have quite a hefty list of people you need to feed after the wedding rehearsal. What can you do to alleviate stress? You can make the dinner simple with just appetizers instead of a large meal. If the crowd will be on the smaller side, consider opening your home or […]

July 16, 2018

Wedding Planning

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For Your Engaged Friends!- Wedding Planning Tips

Do you have any friends who are engaged and getting married in a different state than Ohio? Let them know that if they book their wedding day photography before December 31, 2018, ALL travel fees will be waived!! Do you have any questions about planning your wedding? Comment below or email hello@alaynaparker.com! All content and […]

July 2, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Summer Honeymooning!- Wedding Planning Tips

If you’re going to be taking your honeymoon right after the wedding, you may run into some snags. Things like overpriced flights, crowded tourist destinations, and summer breaks for kids might make you want to turn around and just stay home.   Here are some tips for taking a relaxing honeymoon, even amidst the summer […]

June 18, 2018

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How to Keep Your Guests Cool at Your Summer Wedding!- Wedding Planning Tips

Outdoor ceremonies are absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they?! But you know what’s not so pretty? Hot, sweaty guests. Among other problems, like receiving complaints, you might run the risk of putting your guests in danger! Especially little ones or older ones. Follow these tips if you’ll be getting married outside: Shade Choose a shady spot for […]

June 11, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Taking Care of Guests at Your Destination Wedding!- Wedding Planning Tips

Last week, we talked about giving your traveling guests some extra love! Those points apply even more so when you’re having a destination wedding! Take a look at those ideas again, and get some more tips: Create a wedding website. You can do this for free on theknot.com. You can give your guests a rundown […]

May 28, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Taking Care of Your Out of Town Guests!- Wedding Planning Tips

Most likely you’ll have some family or friends traveling from out of town. They need to receive a little extra TLC! Here are some ways you can take care of your traveling guests: Create a wedding website. You can do this for free on theknot.com. Give your guests a rundown of the wedding day along […]

May 21, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Entertaining Your Wedding Guests!- Wedding Planning Tips

I know I know. You’re already feeding your guests, giving them booze, and providing an awesome DJ to keep them moving all night long. What more could they want?! There are actually a lot of things you could implement into your day! If you want your guests to be talking about how your wedding was […]

May 14, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Favors Your Guests Will Love!- Wedding Planning Tips

Remember when you used to go to a wedding and there were little heart shaped tins full of those pastel mints or m+m’s? I can’t even tell you how many of those little tins I collected as a kid!   Thankfully, there are a lot more options these days. You can make your favors as […]

May 7, 2018

Wedding Planning

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