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Local wedding and event resources

Local wedding and event resources

Local wedding resources for engaged couples in the West Sound and South Sound. read more

March 8, 2017
Look your best on your wedding day

Look your best on your wedding day

Once you and your loved one have selected your wedding date, wedding venue, caterer, photographer and florist, what’s next on your list? “Hiring a hair stylist and makeup artist is often an afterthought,” says Melissa... read more

December 13, 2016
Plan your financial future before you tie the knot

Plan your financial future before you tie the knot

Your engagement is a time to plan your life together as well as your wedding. Once you decide to marry, it’s time to talk about money. “Today many engaged couples are living together, so they’ve... read more

December 6, 2016
Wedding planning tips from newlyweds

Wedding planning tips from newlyweds

We asked our newlyweds featured in South Sound Wedding & Event magazine 2016 for advice they would give to engaged couples. These are excellent suggestions for engaged couples. Do what feels right to you The biggest... read more

August 22, 2016
Book wedding and reception location early

Book wedding and reception location early

Book your wedding venue and wedding reception venue early. read more

April 29, 2016
Cost cutting wedding tips

Cost cutting wedding tips

Save money on your wedding. read more

April 29, 2016
53 items for your wedding day survival kit

53 items for your wedding day survival kit

If you don’t have a wedding day emergency kit, someone in your wedding party is sure to need something that you will wish you had brought. To avoid that sinking feeling, plan ahead and... read more

April 28, 2016
Day of the Dead wedding cake

Day of the Dead wedding cake

Elegant Day of the Dead wedding cake Corina Bakery created this tasty and beautiful Day of the Dead red and black wedding cake for a couple's wedding. J. Robbins Florist adorned the cake with fresh... read more

April 28, 2016
DIY wedding bouquet

DIY wedding bouquet

Create your own bridal bouquet Supplies: Flowers (for an 8-inch bouquet you need 30-60 stems), ribbon, florist tape, wire Prepare: Choose and prepare flowers (for information on how to do this, see our Floral Arrangements article) Design:... read more

April 28, 2016
DIY wedding floral arrangements

DIY wedding floral arrangements

Whether you plan to make your floral arrangements yourself or just want to add some decorative centerpieces for the reception, there are essentially two steps to any DIY floral arrangement Step 1: Pick your flowers. Your... read more

April 27, 2016
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South Sound Wedding Show

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Wedding cakes

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May 3, 2017

Fall 2017 color trends

Pantone announces the men's and women's fashion top 10 color trends for fall 2017. read more

April 6, 2017