A Groom’s Guide to a Destination Wedding

So, you are lucky enough to have booked that dream wedding in the sun. A taste of bridal paradise if you will. From mingling in Maui to sunning it up in Seychelles, grooms need to pay attention to those vital details. 

And we are not just talking about throwing their passport and sunnies into his hand luggage. Oh, no folks…but before you shout Bon Voyage, there’s so much more to a destination wedding. 

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Even before you kick off your flip flops on the golden sands, there is lots of prep to undertake. In the first place, consider getting suited and booted before you jet off to your wedding hotspot. Squeezing into your three-piece or tux like a penguin? It will certainly be worth it as there will be no time for adjustments at 30,000 feet.  Continue reading

Practical and Personalized: High-Quality Gift Ideas for Your Groomsmen

When you think about getting gifts for members of your wedding party, you have three or four basic goals: You want the gift to be practical, personal, convenient and you want it to look expensive (whether it is or not).

Since we now have the internet at our fingerprints, this is a possibility that doesn’t take weeks of searching through boutiques.

Who has time for that while planning for a wedding???

In this list, I’ve noted a few special things that fit all of the points above. (Well, let’s be honest, if you’re shopping online, they’re all convenient). 

Hopefully, you will be inspired to find things that are also unique to your groomsmen (or best man, or fathers in the wedding. . . or any of those guys who’ll make that wedding great).

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Personalized Barber Grooming Set with Straight Razor Blade, Wood Comb, Scissors & Sharpening Stone, $74.51, https://www.groomsmengiftsource.com/

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The Ultimate Wedding Guide!

Hour upon hour was spent interviewing countless San Diego wedding planners (including AT YOUR SIDE PLANNING), wedding photographers, wedding venues, and wedding DJ’s. They were all asked to provide their expert advice on a particular wedding question related to their profession. We are very happy with the results and feel that this is the Ultimate Wedding Guide for any couples looking for great advice to make that big day extra special!  See article here!

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Bridesmaid Dress Trends For 2017 & 2018

Up until fall, we were seeing a lot of the traditional bridesmaid dresses. But recently we have seen the trend beginning to curve. There are two distinct trends happening from now through the spring of 2018.

The first trend is the casual bridesmaid dress. Bridesmaids gowns are short or tea-length with an A-Line cut and either cap sleeves or ¾ sleeves. They are in solid colors in mainly deep hues of gray, purple, rose, or blue.

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Why Couples Need A Second Shooter

After the gown is boxed up, the tuxes are returned and the tan from your honeymoon fades, you’ll look forward to opening your photo album and reflecting upon the heartfelt memories from your wedding for years to come. And more importantly, you’ll count on your photographer to capture and deliver the most important highlights, from the vow exchange to your first dance!

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