Local Bridal Guide: 5 Philly Food Trucks Your Wedding Guests Will Go Crazy For

Imagine this beauty pulling up to your venue. Photo by Erik Lu.

Imagine this beauty pulling up to your venue stocked with desserts galore. Photo by Erik Lu.

Food trucks have been a growing trend for quite some time now, and there’s no denying that the mobile food scene here in Philly is thriving: At any time of day you can find a number of these restaurants-on-wheels parked throughout the city, serving up their famous grub to lines of loyal fans.

Since the whole food truck concept has become so popular, we weren’t surprised when it began to seep into the wedding world as well. Whether you have your favorite local truck pull up to your venue at some point during the reception (this is especially great if you have a chunk of downtime between the ceremony and the party) or you have one ready as a late-night, post-reception snack for (over-served?) guests coming off the dance floor, food trucks are a pretty fantastic accent to your Big Day.

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Follow These Steps to Create Your Wedding Budget

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The wedding budget is an often dreaded topic of conversation, but because it’s also an extremely necessary one—your entire celebration basically revolves around that magic number, after all—we like to offer as much support on the subject as we can. (Just take a quick glance below.)

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PHOTOS: 10 Sexy-Sweet Garters We Love From Etsy

This lacy number can also serve as your "something blue."

This lacy number can also serve as your “something blue.”

Time and time again we’ve stressed the importance of choosing the proper undergarments to wear under your wedding dress (we’ve even told you where to buy them!), and by now you’re likely well-educated on all of the contraptions that exist to hold everything in place on the Big Day.

But while your wedding-day underpinnings may not be the prettiest pieces in your lingerie drawer (function comes first, right?), one bridal accessory you can always have a bit of fun with is your garter.

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Wow Your Guests: The New Rittenhouse Spa & Club Can Choreograph a Flash Mob-Style Dance for Your Wedding Reception 

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By now you’re probably pretty familiar with the whole flash mob proposal thing (we love this Philly one), but imagine pulling off a surprise like that during your actual wedding reception—you know, when you (and even your whole bridal party) can be in on the entire thing.

Well we just heard that the team over at the new Rittenhouse Spa & Club (which opened this past fall) can help you do just that by putting together a dance routine that’ll totally wow—and surprise!—your guests. (And you know that’s just about our favorite thing ever.)

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Your Wedding Guests Will Love These Sugar Cookies Perched Atop Their Coffee Cups

Photo by Courtney Apple

Photo by Courtney Apple

When it comes to wedding-day desserts, the all-important multi-tiered confection draped in fondant doesn’t have to be the only sweet treat your party guests get to nibble on—and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more darling companion to the coffee service at your reception than the heart-shaped teacup cookies coming out of local baker Jess Balmer’s Kitchen on Mermaid Lane.

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Follow These 5 Tricks for Buying an Engagement Ring That Looks Bigger Than It Really Is

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a woman in this day and age who doesn’t have multiple images of her dream engagement ring stashed away on her phone or Pinterest page. It’s no secret that lots of us do it—it must be ingrained in our DNA. (Plus we’d all like to do our part to avoid the awkwardness that comes with not liking your engagement ring.)

But while the early years of our engagement ring research (read: when you’re single and not getting proposed to anytime soon) is all in good fun, it does have a way of setting unrealistic expectations: Have you ever seen someone go on a pinning spree of modest engagement rings? We didn’t think so. It’s always the multi-carat stunners whose price tags would likely give your fiance-to-be a heart attack.

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Local Bridal Guide: Treat Your Wedding Guests to Donuts From One of These 5 Philly-Area Bakeries

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When it comes to wedding-day desserts, there are few baked goods more versatile than the donut. Whether it be for a dessert spread (at your reception or any one of the affairs leading up to it), as a sweet breakfast for your girls the morning-of, packaged up as favors for your guests or tiered up into a makeshift cake, donuts have a place in every couple’s journey to the alter—and we have been seeing them more and more.

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Attention Coffee-Loving Couples: #StarbucksWedding Is Now A Thing

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Of all the wedding hashtags we’ve seen over the years, #StarbucksWedding is definitely one of the more mind-boggling, albeit entertaining, ones. If you haven’t yet heard of it, the hashtag is quite self-explanatory: Coffee-loving couples across the country are getting hitched—bridal party and all, in some cases—at their local Starbucks. And the evidence is right there on Instagram.

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