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Add laughs and levity to your wedding when you include your pets

Host a reception where you grew up? Sure! This Charleston bride shares how she squeezed 300-plus guests into her parent’s Ansonborough abode

Rhyme & Reason blogger Jillian Attaway Eversole shares her best bets for your own bridal luncheon

Host a wonderful wedding in Charleston on a budget (for $7K)? You bet you can

Throw a flower-crown bridal luncheon with a little help from your friends

Want to get the most out of Etsy (and save your wedding budget)? Read on

Score ideas in spades with this hands-on reception that was, indeed, a labor of love

Host a fête inspired by marble and infused with spring elements

Years after a private ceremony, this military couple trade vows in a beautiful Big Day way

With child photographers, a dog in a floral collar, and custom pillows, this waterside wedding will slay you

Want to infuse a cool-weather wedding with all the vibrant hues of the hot months? Here’s how decadent color can reign all year long

A local design pro and organization expert turns a cherished waterfront dive into her very own dream wedding venue

Have a cool-weather luncheon or shower on the agenda? Event maven Mindy Rice visits the Old Village and shows how to greet guests with colorful grace

Bring on the fun and family bonding at your reception with these games that can be dressed up for the most elegant of affairs

A resourceful bride dresses her Big Day in pretty little details

Enjoy this simple, sweet wedding by the water in Rockville, where the oaks tower, roads are unpaved, and romance is always in the air

Take a peek at our picks for the best local treats for guests­—perfect for favors, welcome bags, and more

See how our $1,500 floral package recipient stretched her prize to outfit her entire reception in fresh blooms

Leigh Webber's macro shots of flowers make great wedding party gifts

Find out what it means for you when a local stationery pro signs on with the big leagues