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Welcome to NWweddingplace: your resource for wedding-related articles, advice and ideas from wedding professionals, DIY projects and more to assist you during your wedding planning phase! Browse these helpful articles below:

Health, Beauty & Clothing
Wedding Day Hair Do’s & Don’ts  Professional Advice
Bridal Hairstyle Ideas
Un-Matching Bridesmaid Dresses
The Dress That Didn’t Fit Wedding Photography Follies
Bride’s Pre-Wedding Grooming Schedule
DESSY.com’s Bridesmaid Dress Style Trend Report

Planning Help
The Top 11 “First Things First” After You Get Engaged List  So you’re engaged, congratulations! Now what?
Time or Money Wedding Planning  During your wedding planning process, do you have more time than money or more money than time?
Choosing Your Wedding Month in the Northwest
To DIY or Not To DIY?  Should you do some do-it-yourself wedding projects?
Wedding Color Schemes For Every Season  What’s New? Get color scheme ideas now
Personal Wedding Websites  Get your own custom wedding website!
Destination Wedding Websites and Tips  Getting married somewhere else? Read now…
Wedding Photography Wish List  Sample list of desired wedding photos to discuss with your photographer
Bride’s Pre-Wedding Grooming Schedule  Timeline and plan for looking your best on your wedding day
Our Best Recommended Wedding Resources  A list of online companies with excellent wedding services and products!

Etiquette & Tradition
Too many eligible flower girls or ring bearers? How do you choose?
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Duty Twists  Fun, memorable alternatives for traditional flower girl and ring bearer duties
Wedding Gifts – The Good vs. The Bad!  Humorous examples of great wedding gifts and…some not so great ideas
Wedding Dances  Got two left feet? Concerned about dancing at your wedding? Learn how!
Someone Else is Paying…Do We Have to Do it Their Way?
Advice for Brides from a Bridesmaid’s Perspective

Wedding Decor Ideas
15 Easiest Reception Table Decor Ideas Ever  Looking for a simple reception table decor solution?
Reception Table Decor and Centerpiece Ideas. A massive list of possibilities
Drab Wall Make-Over. What to do when your reception hall’s walls are a nightmare

General Wedding & Reception
Unique Beautiful Wedding Invitations  Match your wedding style with your invitations and wow your guests!
Wedding Gifts: Good vs. Bad Ideas! Humorous examples of great wedding gifts and not so great ideas
New Ideas for Wedding Guest Favors and Thank You Gifts
10 Practical Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Dual Purpose Decorations! Ceremony and reception decor that doubles as guest favors or wedding party gifts
Dual Purpose Food Decorations! Ceremony and reception decor that doubles as reception hors d’oeuvres
Take My Advice! Wedding Do-Overs… A compilation of wedding advice from the NWweddingplace community. Things that real couples wish they’d done differently or didn’t go as planned
Best Wedding Tips From the NWweddingplace Community  A collection of advice from real brides and grooms sharing their most favorite wedding experiences and tips

Advice from Professionals
Groom Style Trends  Professional Advice
Groom Attire – Tailored or Rented?  Professional Advice
Bridal Hairstyle Ideas
Wedding Day Hair Do’s and Don’ts  Professional Advice
The Communion Spill Wedding Photography Follies  One photographer’s story of “on-the-fly” problem solving
Plan a Blessed Honeymoon or Destination Wedding  Information about combining a wedding and honeymoon – destination style!
DESSY.com’s Bridesmaid Dress Style Trend Report

Best Oregon Beaches Report by our Oregon Coast Honeymoon Expert
Plan a Blessed Honeymoon or Destination Wedding by CTA Melissa E. Anderson

ASK SARAH – Past Ask Sarah Articles:
From a Bridesmaid’s Perspective  Advice for brides from a bridesmaid’s perspective
Planning a Bachelorette Party  How to help your maid-of-honor plan your bachelorette party

Past Ask Sarah Questions & Answers:
Are Bridesmaid and Attendant Gifts Standard Etiquette?
What is a good way to ask my friends to be my bridesmaids?
I’m a bridesmaid and I hate my dress! Help my bride change her mind!