18 posts by Nicole Chilton

Tips & Tricks: Reception Seating

The task of seating family and friends at your wedding ceremony and reception can take careful planning and valuable time, but will mean so much more to your guests. This is a good time to involve the groom’s mother and learn more about your future partner’s extended family. Work with your fiancé, too, to help create a plan that works for the two of you. Tips for Reception Seating: A seating arrangement by table is highly recommended, as it cuts down on guest confusion and empty ...

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Old-Fashioned Etiquette for a Modern Bride

Weddings may have evolved over the years, but good etiquette is timeless. In the hustle and bustle of planning for your big day, there are so many details to keep in mind without losing your mind. By applying the timeless Golden Rule throughout every part of your wedding planning, you will ensure a thoughtful and personable event. One that the special people in your life will remember for years to come. INVITATIONS “The invitation will be what sets the tone of your wedding,” ...

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Get Pumped with MetBride

Click here to listen to the Spotify Playlist What songs are an absolute must for your party? Did you have a song that brought everyone to the dance floor, or one that made everyone scatter? We'd love to hear! Elevate Entertainment We've compiled the best beats from the region's best entertainers and put it in a Spotify playlist for you. Listen to picks from: All That MusicB#D & E EntertainmentDJ OnnistElevate EntertainmentWhorlow Entertainment

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Patient Love

Metropolitan Weddings Chase & Rachel Mills February 24, 2018 written by Christine Temple Adam Williams Photography Their love story almost didn’t happen. As students at Missouri State University, Rachel had noticed Chase around campus for almost a year and a half. “I was definitely drawn to him,” she said. She never talked to him, but one fateful night the two ended up at nearby tables at MSU’s Meyer Library.  “I was there studying for a test at one ...

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Crazy Rich…Weddings

Can't get enough of the wedding from Crazy Rich Asians? Here's a roundup of links and inspiration! How the Crazy Rich AsiansProduction Designer Made the Film's Over-the-Top Wedding Look Like $40 Million --Brides.Com   Why the Extra AF Bride In Crazy Rich Asians Didn’t Wear a Wedding Dress -- InStyle.Com *** Bridal Brand Floravere Designed a Red Wedding Dress Inspired by Crazy Rich Asians -- Glamour.Com *** Meet the Real Family That Inspired Crazy Rich ...

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A Peony For Your Thoughts: The Flower Merchant

Pat Phillips has owned The Flower Merchant for 32 years now, but grew his very first floral business literally from the ground up. “We were poor,” he says, about his childhood in rural Arkansas. “Everyone had a garden, so I decided to sell the flowers from ours to make money.” After completing a mail-in correspondence course he found advertised in the back of a magazine, Pat was ready. At age 13, he did his first wedding, for one of his high school friends. “We drove around the ...

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Pop! Goes the Wedding!

For the couple who wants to get married but keep it a quiet, intimate affair, consider the Pop Up Wedding. Pop Up Weddings have been, well, popping up across the country, and we expect the trend is here to stay. Easy, personalized, cost effective, and quick, they can be the perfect fit for many couples. In larger cities, couples can find a pop-up wedding company who sets dates and times for on-the-spot weddings. Couples show up at the ready, bringing only themselves and maybe a friend or ...

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Their Greatest Adventure Yet: Anna & Andy

Anna had already traveled around the globe and back by the time she met Andy in Fort Worth Texas, but even then, she knew he would be her greatest adventure yet. “Within one week of meeting, we had three dates,” Anna says, adding that she knew right away that he was someone she wanted to see more of. “He put a lot of thought into our first few dates,” she says. “It wasn’t just dinner and a movie.” The new couple explored local breweries in the Fort Worth area, went to jazz ...

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Destination Wedding Quiz

  Do you have a destination wedding on your mind? Take this fun quiz from Buzzfeed, and then visit our Merchant Marketplace to find the best travel agent who can help you with your plan. So where are you headed? Or did you already have a destination wedding? If so, let us know! We'd love to hear about your planning details.   {featured image from Getty Images}  

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Destination Wedding: Seven Palms Villa

Planning your winter wedding honeymoon? When the weather is frigid and cold in Missouri, the private beach at Seven Palms Villa in Jamaica has a warm tropical breeze blowing in from the ocean. “It’s so pleasant,” says Ari Farley, rental coordinator for the villa. “The beach is a perfect spot to get married.” Seven Palms Villa, a four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate is set on two acres near The Jewel Runaway Bay Golf course, and has been a host to many family gatherings, including ...

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