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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: The Music and First Dance

In this post, I cover all things music for your wedding! Read on for guidance to help you choose from using an ipod, having a DJ, or a band, and some tips to creating your memorable first dance!

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: Food and Beverage

Our wedding menu included three passed or displayed hors-d'oeuvres and a two-course meal (first course and entree). For the entree, I recommend having beef and fish options.

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: Flowers and Decor

The advantage of having an outdoor wedding is that you can leverage your surrounding gardens. In the Bay Area, the best time of year to have a wedding is September-October, when the temperature is in the 70s and 80s. It's also right before harvest so the leaves on the vines are still aplenty and starting to turn yellow, and flowers are still out everywhere - in essence, spring and fall are happening at the same time!

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: Make It Personal with Hashtags, Stationary, and More!

Planning your wedding these days is not just about the day itself. From the moment you say "yes!" there will be engagement parties, wedding showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, save the dates, and invitations going out in the mail... A lot happens before the wedding which provides many opportunities to engage and get your guests feeling excited too! A great way to achieve this is by creating a cohesive experience leading up to the big day.

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: Dressing Your Wedding Party

Traditionally, the groom and groomsmen wear the same suits, with the groom wearing a different tie, boutonniere, or pocket square (just to name a few examples) from his groomsmen. The bride, in contrast, is very much noticed in her white dress while her bridesmaids will be in pretty shades matching the wedding colors.

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: The Bride's Dress

I started out searching for lacy dress with capped sleeves, thinking it would suit me perfectly. But after trying on several dresses, I learned it didn’t suit my petite frame and was just too much fabric. I definitely recommend looking at 2-3 different styles from the start.

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: The Guest List

The guest list is a tricky and sensitive topic. You have probably heard and can imagine the stories brides and grooms can share. To help minimize the family drama, here's a guide to creating your list and checking it twice...

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Plan Your Wine Country Wedding: Budget and Timeline

Once my husband and I got engaged, it was natural to be excited and start sifting through Pinterest boards of beautiful dresses, pretty decor, and gorgeous flowers... I certainly got inspiration, but looming was the worry of how much all of this was going to cost. I wanted my fairytale wedding, but I didn't want to get attached to a certain idea and then find out we couldn't achieve the wedding of our dreams.

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