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A Sweet Idea for Honoring Your Parents on Your Wedding Day

At Southern Weddings, we believe that there is nothing more important than family. Whether your parents have thrown you the wedding of your dreams, or simply loved and supported you through this special season of life, it’s always worth the time and effort to show them your appreciation and gratitude on your wedding day, and we have a sweet idea to share today! […]

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Hitchin’ Out West: A Texas Ranch Wedding

One of the easiest ways to infuse meaning into your wedding day is to get married at a location that is particularly special to you. Martha and Mac met and got engaged at her family ranch, so when her cousins, who had built a barn for their daughters’ weddings at their ranch just down the road, offered to host Martha […]

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Hats Off to This Elegant Baseball-Inspired Wedding

It’s not always easy to plan a wedding that’s equally elegant and reflective of the bride’s and groom’s personalities, but Shelby and Ryan hit it out of the park! Everything about this sweet couple, from their ice-cream first date to their balloon-filled proposal (don’t miss the cute story below!), is charming and fun.

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Woodsy Georgia Wedding by Brita Photography

Destination weddings tend to be smaller than hometown weddings, but in Ashley and Kevin’s case, that’s exactly what they wanted. Instead of being married in Boston, where they both live, or in either of their hometowns, they chose an intimate lakeside venue in Georgia, in honor of their first meeting in the Peach State years before. They loved hosting their […]

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: Dress Codes

As you read in one of our past guest etiquette posts, any well-mannered wedding guest takes special note of the wedding’s dress code and arrives outfitted appropriately. However, the prerequisite to adhering to the dress code is understanding the dress code, so that’s what we’re chatting about today! Along with a few outfits that would fit four of the most […]

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: Gift Giving

A gift for the bride and groom is a lovely thank you for their invitation, and a way to help set them up for their new life together.

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: After the Wedding

While your duties as a guest largely conclude when you head home from the reception (after the cake is cut, of course!), there’s one surefire way to earn yourself a spot in the hall of wedding guest VIPs: send a thank you note.

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How to Be a Well-Mannered Wedding Guest

Now that we’ve discussed wedding guest etiquette for before the wedding, we’re moving right along to how to be a well-mannered guest on the day of the wedding.

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: Before the Wedding

Most of our posts on Southern Weddings and The Daily South are written to inspire Southern brides as they plan their meaningful beginnings to married life, but for the next few weeks, we have something a little different to share: the etiquette of attending a wedding! Although the main role of a guest—congratulating and celebrating the bride and groom–is quite […]

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Southern Wedding Tradition: House Party

Along with our hair, our bridal parties tend to be a bit bigger here in the South. But what to do when the bridal party grows and grows? We owe a thank you to fellow Southern gal Jenna Bush Hager for introducing the world to an old Southern solution when she opted for a “house party” of fourteen in addition […]

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