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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

Build your event around a single element—like this watercolor table linen

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 

Lisa Thomas and Keller Perry of Ooh! Events fashion a decadent dessert bar for a playful couple

The event design team at WED and photographer-slash-stationer Heather Forsythe joined to make a cocktail-hour or reception lounge area
Event and floral designer Sara York Grimshaw Designs partnered with stationer Dodeline Designs to fashion a romantic tablescape for a small wedding’s head table