1. Wedding Photography Trends for 2019

“Finding the right photographer is arguably one of the most significant aspects of hiring your vendor team. You want a photographer whose work resonates with your style, along with images you’ll want to share on social media and treasure in albums for many years to come.”

In order to get the right pictures, you have to have the right photographer. WeddingWire combines both factors in this fun look at some of the hottest photography trends of 2019.

2. Engagement Photo Fun

100 Layer Cake was also in on photography this week, but they chose to focus on engagement photos. This article combines a look at one specific photo session with some general concepts that any can use to enhance their engagement photos.

3. Vintage Wedding Inspiration

If you are considering going with a vintage theme, you’ll be able to find plenty of inspiration in this stunning wedding featured on Every Last Detail. Everything about this wedding was done right, but our favorite detail was that wooden door backdrop, which you could totally steal for your big day.

4. What Do Your Flowers Mean?

Some people pick the flowers for their wedding based on looks and colors. Other people want something a little bit deeper. The Knot took a deep dive into the symbolic meaning of a wide range of common flower choices that you definitely won’t want to miss.

5. Alternative Guest Book Ideas

Everyone wants their wedding to have a couple of things that stand out as different and memorable, and the guest book is one of the best places to do something a little bit different. Rock My Wedding has some great ideas in that department featured in their Alternative Guest Book Ideas article.

6. Interviewing Your Wedding Vendors

We’re heading back to WeddingWire for a second time this week because they also put out an excellent guide to selecting your wedding vendors. The article breaks down six different areas where you should be comparing to make sure that you are choosing the right vendors for your big day.

7. Choosing Your Wedding Venue

“But before you start Insta crushing on venues and telling people where you NEED to get married, it’s smart to have a meeting – a few glasses of wine and Netflix (on low volume) in the background can’t hurt, either – with your S.O. to at least put together some preliminary questions for all of the venues you’ll visit, and, even more importantly, to align on your individual preferences for the day.”

This article from Wedding Chicks has a great list of questions you should be asking when comparing venues. (We think we stack up pretty well :-p)

8. Ramping Up Your Wedding Website

Wedding websites are incredibly popular this year, and with places like WeddingWire and The Knot making it easier than ever, there really is no reason not to have one. This post from Style Me Pretty highlights some of the most helpful functions you can add to your site from your guests perspective.

9. Leaning Tower of Scones

We’re all about the cookie tables here in Western PA, but scones are a popular alternative over in England. This lovely English wedding featured a huge tower of scones and berries that could be replicated here in place of a cake or cookies if you were looking for something unique.

10. Groomsmen Gifts

“When it comes to picking out gifts, men can be difficult to shop for. This includes the men that you’ve selected to be your groomsmen, and they are the people you know the best amongst your friends. Whether you decide to get the same gift for everyone or give individual gifts, these eight gifts are guaranteed to be something they will never forget.”

Amen. Check out this list of eight simple groomsmen gifts from Wedding for $1000 and you can cross that off your planning schedule right away.