Category Archives: Weddings

Popular Wedding Trends for 2018

It’s a new year, which means there’s a new list of trends to keep up with. If you or someone you know is getting married this year, we’ve put together a few suggestions and design choices to keep you in …
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Winter Wedding Photo Prep – Making Sure Your Wedding Party is Ready

In recent years, winter weddings have become increasingly popular. They’re more affordable, venues are easier to book, and attendees schedules are generally more open. One of the best parts of a winter of a winter wedding, however, is the photography. …
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Planning a Surprise Engagement Party

Post-engagement parties have grown in both popularity and size in recent years. What was once a humble gathering of parents and a close friend or two is now a full-blown celebration of what’s to come. It’s a wonderful time when …
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Writing a Best Man/Maid of Honor Speech

Best man and maid of honor speeches are great in theory. The best friends of the bride and groom get up and tell a funny/heart-warming story, followed by a beautiful statement of how much they appreciate them as people.  But in …
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 The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

You might not have realized this before, but your wedding rehearsal is the last event you and your spouse will attend as an unmarried couple. You want it to be special. Unfortunately, it comes right in the midst of the …
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Why You Should Hire a Caterer

Parties and events should have food. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, a holiday party, a corporate event, a formal gathering to watch the solar eclipse, or a wedding. The people showing up are going to want something to consume.  That …
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Four Surprising (and Slightly Strange) Wedding Traditions from Around the World

We talk a fair amount about wedding trends and traditions here in America. But what about the rest of the world? After all, marriage isn’t unique to this country. In fact, most countries having been getting hitched far longer than …
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How to Actually Pay for Your Wedding

Weddings can be expensive. It’s a trend that’s gone on for a while now, and the forming at that tradition is a story in itself.   The short version is, grand, expensive event weddings used to be exclusive to upper class …
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Advantages of Weekday Weddings

Weddings are seen as very traditional affairs that appear to follow certain unwritten rules. But the truth is, a lot has changed about weddings, even in more modern times. For example, less than a century ago, weddings almost always took place on …
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Throwing a Country Wedding

Weddings are usually stereotyped as prim, proper, and clean. While many love the perfectly crafted elegance of an old-fashioned church, modern venue, or scenic golf course, others find it stuffy. They want a little rawness. They want to smell and …
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True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
Smokehouse.
All Glory be to God!