33 posts by Metropolitan Bride

5 Simple Steps to Better Ceremony Photos

When some people think of great wedding photos, they often think of the magazine worthy image of the bride and groom in a pose similar to a kiss/dip with the dress perfectly flowing and a breathtaking background. This is great, but the one important part of your wedding day, the ceremony, sometimes doesn’t get the love it deserves when it comes to photos. From the countless ceremonies I have covered, here are a few things I have noticed as a pro photographer that needs a little attenti...

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What to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue

When planning a wedding, the MOST important decision you can make is WHO to marry. Next on the list, however, is WHERE to marry. That’s right, finding the ideal venue can be a real chore, as there are LOTS of things to consider. Here are our top five priorities we suggest couples consider when searching for that perfect place to tie the knot. Availability and Physical Space First of all, is the venue you’re interested in available? It’s not uncommon for popular venues to ...

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Creating the Perfect Bridal Gift Registry

Do you have questions about when and where to open your bridal gift registry? These 7 tips from Dillard’s Wedding Specialists will be able to help this potentially stressful process go as smoothly and efficiently as possible: Timing your Registry It is acceptable, if not recommended, to create your registry as soon as you get engaged. This allows your guests to purchase gifts for any pre-wedding celebrations, such as engagement parties or showers. However, six to nine months prior ...

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FIVE MUST HAVE ITEMS IN YOUR BRIDAL SUITE FROM A PRO MAKEUP ARTIST

Every great bridal makeup artist or hairstylist carries in their kit a secret magical bag we at Gloss like to call our “save the day” kit. Mine has certainly grown over the years as I’ve gained the experience of hundreds of weddings and events under my belt, but I’m here to share with you the top 5 things I would never show up to a wedding without! Scissors! I can not tell you how many times my team and I  have loaned our scissors to a desperate bride in need. There are ...

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So, you need a tent!

Outdoor weddings are always a part of the Ozarks. Rolling green hills, beautiful sunsets, fresh breezes, the reds and oranges of a Missouri fall are the perfect backdrop for your special day! Tents are a great way to provide a focal point, provide shade, and protect you from any weather that might pop up at the last minute.   So, what are the questions that you need to ask when getting a tent? Where is the tent going?  Grass is best and easiest for staking a tent.  You can also ...

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Find Your Figure

The Journey to a Flawless Fit Pressed to find the most flattering gown of all? We’ve listed the most timeless (and trendy) styles of dresses found on the market today and why you’ll love each one. From dramatic ballgowns to sky high mini skirts, you’ll be able to find a design that suits your style! Consider this the starting point to discovering the gown that makes your heart sing! Remember this advice and carry onward to customizing the dress of your dreams… Because ...

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4 Ways to Stay Stress-Free While Wedding Planning

Why is wedding planning so overwhelming and stressful? You are jumping into making many decisions very quickly all while changing key aspects of your life. Over the course of wedding planning you are making dozens of financial, personal, and relational decisions in a short period of time. In the process of choosing your vendors you are likely talking with three to four different companies to make a decision on one vendor and then repeating that five to fifteen times (depending on how ...

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How To Plan An Unforgettable Wedding Day: Wedding Entertainment Tips from Wedding Pros

Your wedding day should be a day you treasure and love to look back on. Yes, delicious catering, a gorgeous venue, and unique theme can certainly help bring your vision for your special day to life. However, there is an often overlooked aspect that has a major impact on how your day goes: the entertainment! Your DJ is the one who will be interacting with your guests on the mic, maintaining the energy level in the room and on the dance floor, and the one who essentially has full run of the ...

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The Art of Crafting a High Value Guest Experience

The planning of your big day starts far before it ever becomes a reality.  You might be a bride who spent your elementary years fantasizing about that picture-perfect wedding day, or your teenage years watching romantic comedies with your best friends.  You could be a groom that wants to pull out all the stops in making your fiancé’s dream wedding come to fruition, hoping to craft the perfect experience for your friends, family, and future bride.  As you sit down to plan your ...

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3 Keys to Choosing the Perfect DJ

So often in planning a wedding, the DJ+EMCEE gets overlooked or pushed to the side.  When in reality, the DJ can either MAKE or BREAK your reception.  It is truly CRITICAL to the LIFE of your reception to pick the perfect DJ! Your reception is such an opportunity to CELEBRATE and really just ENJOY the night.  The stressful part is over and now you can just have a great time.  To be able to do this, you must have someone keeping the night moving along and keeping your ...

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