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How to Get Out of a Wedding Alive (for Guests and Brides)

Kate Carraway at has written a funny and spot-on survival guide for both brides and guests when it comes to weddings. I promise, you will enjoy… Read More

August 17, 2013 | Written By | Blog, Traditions

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An Elegant New Year’s Eve Ceremony Full of Warm Memories

Ashley-Jo Armstrong and Joe Pflueger wanted their wedding day to fizz and bubble with the romance of  New Year’s Eve. And with the help of loving family and friends, the ceremony was infused with precious and personal touches that warmed up a chilly mid-winter Wenatchee night.

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June 8, 2013 | Written By | Wedding Stories


Local Author Offers the Inside Scoop on NCW Winery Weddings

Morgan Fraser is a North Central Washington native, born and raised in a Manson orcharding family. She has turned her passion for her hometown and her agricultural roots into two very popular books about the region’s food and wine, Savoring Chelan and Savoring Leavenworth. Both books not only make the perfect wedding gift, they also offer an insider’s point-of-view of two wedding hotspots. Read More

March 27, 2013 | Written By | Putting It Together

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What Do I Say When All They Want to Know About is Price?

This post has been reprinted from Book More

“How much do you cost?” “Can you send me your pricing and package information?”

PRICE is often the first question couples ask…even before they know if we’re available for their date! Read More

March 4, 2013 | Written By | Putting It Together


What Does The Bridal Party Do?

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Q: What does the wedding party actually do?

A: The honor attendant is usually a close friend or family member who not only organizes and hosts a shower for the bride, but also helps her get ready on the wedding day. She wears a dress that she usually pays for, which matches or Read More

January 25, 2013 | Written By | Traditions

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5 Things to Make Your Bridal Trade Show Pay Off

I know January is the traditional time for bridal shows but, WOW, they really sneak up on you after the holidays, don’t they?

You’ll find loads of great business ideas in my book, Cashing in on Bridal Trade Shows, available now for $4.99 on Scribd.

But you need a plan FAST, here are five things to help you make your trade show investment pay off. Read More

January 7, 2013 | Written By | Putting It Together

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Big Love in a Tiny Town

By Kelly Allen

When it came time for Mariah Morris to plan the day that would launch her future with Justin Titus, she looked to the past for inspiration and there was only one place she would consider for the setting: home. Home for Mariah — and five generations of her family — is the tiny town of Havillah, Washington, just 18 miles south of the Canadian border.

September 29, 2012 | Written By | Wedding Stories

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How Is Your 2012 Marketing Going So Far?

As the wedding season winds down, it’s not a moment too soon to start looking at your marketing strategy for 2013. By now, you should know if the plans you made for this year need tweaking.

How did the 2012 bridal season go for you this year? Did you meet your sales goals? What worked? What didn’t?

Wedding trade shows will kick off the new year in just four months so now is the perfect time to evaluate the past year and plan for an even more successful 2013.

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July 18, 2012 | Written By | Putting It Together