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Travel Tips for Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

Traveling changed a lot in the last two years. Now that things are opening up and seemingly going back to normal, people are planning their destination weddings and honeymoons. We talked to The Travel Team’s destination planner Toni McConnaughey and Cruise Planners’ expert Deborah Welsch, who have over four decades of travel planning experience, collectively. We asked...

Laura Amaya Beauty Do’s and Don’ts Before Your Wedding

Everyone wants to look their best before their wedding day. Luckily, we have Laura Amaya Beauty owner Laura Amaya, a skilled makeup pro to help us out with some 2021 beauty tips. Do a basic facial Go to your esthetician. If you’ve never gotten a facial, test it out at least three months before your wedding...

Beverly Hills House Party Wedding Elopement Inspiration

The name of this game is GLAM! For our Beverly Hills house party wedding elopement inspiration styled shoot, we went all out with the luxury. This group styled shoot is the second in our 3 couple shoot out held in March 2020. We here at Indie Weddings chose the theme and direction, then invited all...

3 Tips for Starting Wedding Invitations from Graphic-Poetry

A lot goes into picking out the perfect wedding invitations. We hit up one of kickass wedding pros Graphic-Poetry owner Liz Maute, who creates the most elegant custom & semi-custom wedding invitations. Liz has done this for years and is giving us tips for how to start planning! Most couples will begin to plan for stationery...

5 Best Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

5 Best Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping Everyone has tips for wedding dress shopping, but some are outdated or not specific enough. We’re bringing you the best advice from a custom wedding dress designer from me, Ali Eagen, owner of Upstate Indie Weddings & Made by Anatomy! Picking out the perfect wedding dress can be...

Make Your Wedding Day a Wedding Weekend Festival!

Stretching out your wedding weekend can be as luxe or casual as you’d like. So many venues have lodging on site, or hell, pitch some tents and go full blown festival! Here is a list of ideas we’ve come up with for you. In addition, find the local vendors who can help you pull off your multi-day wedding!

Encore Wedding Ideas and Advice

Encore wedding is the term we coined to describe the second, or, original wedding Covid couples had planned. So many couples, myself included, have had to change wedding plans due to the Covid 19 pandemic. It’s been tough, but we are hoping to be that bright spot in the darkness for all of you! This blog post will outline some of our favorite encore wedding ideas and advice.

Rethink Your Covid Men’s Wedding Attire by Bureau

Jacquelyn DiPuccio – Upstate Indie Weddings   Meet our guest blogger and Upstate Indie member, Jon, co-owner of BUREAU, a made to measure suiting and shirting company! Read on as he shares his input and experience as a professional tailor with us! This week’s topic: How to rethink COVID men’s wedding attire! Some dead white guy...

Why Wedding Officiants are So Important

Officiants are often the last vendors hired for a wedding, and yet we are, in my opinion, the most important.  An officiant is what makes your marriage legal!  Some people are trying to cut costs and have their friend or relative get ordained online.  While this person may know you longer, a professional officiant will know the right questions to ask to get to know you and write a ceremony that showcases your relationship. 

Our Wedding Pros Have Corona Solutions!

After months of quarantine and self-isolation, New York is entering phase 3. Many couples with upcoming weddings have postponed, canceled, eloped or shifted their plans in some way, so we wanted to let you know of some corona solutions our crafty wedding pros are offering during this time!  Village Bake Shoppe Photos courtesy of Village...

5 Reasons Why You Should Elope in 2021

I’m like you – holding out hope that this summer weddings will start to normalize. Hopefully we won’t have to distance, wear face coverings and limit the guest count. Most importantly, hopefully we can dance and really party! I mean, that’s pretty much the entire point for me to have my reception since I already...

Mini-Moon Getaway at the Finger Lakes Must-See Vendors

We’re bringing you the must-see wedding vendors to visit for a mini-moon getaway at the Finger Lakes. You and your bae are in quarantine now, some couples postponed their weddings, while some canceled, a mini-moon getaway at the Finger Lakes will put the sexy back into your relationship. After this is all done, businesses will...

My Glam Evening Cocktail Party Bridal Shower

What can I tell you about my evening cocktail party bridal shower? It was fabulous. Gorgeous. It was everything I dreamed it would be. BUT LET’S BE REAL IT WAS A SHIT TON OF WORK. This is definitely another situation in which I wish I could have hired a planner. YES LADIES you can hire...

My Biggest Regret from My Wedding Day

Now that I’m married, I can share my biggest regret from the day. It’s actually my only regret from the wedding day. I DIDN’T HIRE AN EFFING WEDDING COORDINATOR. There I was, thinking – I plan huge events – I can handle the day on my own. What I DIDN’T take into account was how...

What to Prioritize when Wedding Dress Shopping

Hey! That’s me tearing it up on the dance floor on my wedding day. Clearly having the BEST. DAY. EVER. Now that I’m married, I can’t stress the importance of feeling comfortable in your wedding dress. When you are wedding dress shopping, there are some important things you want to consider. I work with brides...

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