Ask the Expert: How Do We Get Our Guests to Use a Photo-Sharing App?

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Question: We are going to use a wedding photo-sharing app so that we can gather all of our guests’ fun pictures from our reception—but what’s the best way to spread the word and really get people to use it during the wedding? I don’t want to spend the week we get back from the honeymoon texting 200 people to ask them to send us their photos!

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Honeymoon Inspo: 35 Places to Swim in the World’s Clearest Water

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We’ll take one trip to the Maldives, please! Shutterstock.

This hot, humid city weather has us daydreaming about our next tropical getaway—wouldn’t you love to be dipping your toes in the ocean (frozen cocktail in hand, obviously) right about now? With your honeymoon just around the corner, you’ll be relaxing in paradise in no time, but until then, we have plenty of pretty pictures to tide you over.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe Got Engaged on Last Night’s Bachelorette Finale—Here’s the Ring!

It seems like not so long ago that we were oohing and ahhing over Andi Dorfman’s enormous diamond ring (Josh Murray proposed to her on last year’s finale of The Bachelorette; they called it quits in January), and now thanks to last night’s episode of the famous dating show, we have another sparkler to swoon over.

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s search for love ended with Shawn Booth (the Ryan Gosling lookalike) down on one knee and a stunning 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring on her finger. The happy couple graces the cover of this week’s People magazine, where you can see Kaitlyn’s ring on full display.

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Study: It’s the Little Things that Drive a Marriage Apart

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Here’s an interesting study we came across today: A new 10-year survey out of Australia found that it’s the little things—like differences in personality and habit—that cause unhappy marriages and divorce (as opposed to, say, the larger relationship road bumps you may expect).

Participants were quizzed about income, labor division, relationship satisfaction and issues that lead to divorce, and the results were used to determine the characteristics of a happy and unhappy man and woman.

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You Have to Check Out This Gorgeous New Elopement Space in the Poconos

Photography by Jeremie Barlow Photography

Photography by Jeremie Barlow Photography

We first told you about Alisa Tongg in last year’s roundup of five Philly officiants who can lead your non-denominational wedding ceremony—she’s a storyteller and certified wedding celebrant who’s known for creating heartfelt, deeply personal ceremonies for couples of all backgrounds and religions.

We recently caught up with Tongg and she had some pretty exciting news to share with us: At the start of the summer, she launched The Living Wall at Promise Ridge, a gorgeous elopement space on her property in the Pocono Mountains.

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10 Dos and Don’ts to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

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The flower arrangements and bouquets you decide on for your Big Day will likely be one of the largest investments you make while planning your party—not only are florals the main design element for many weddings, but they can gobble up quite a bit of your budget too, so it’s important to be thoughtful when choosing your blooms.

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PW Reader Ring: Stacey & Ryan!

Stacey's ring!

Stacey’s ring!

The couple: Stacey Frisco and Ryan Stefan from Northeast Philly and Fairless Hills.

The ring: My ring is a white gold Verragio ring from their Venetian collection. I had looked at so many engagement rings on Pinterest and always found myself falling in love with the Verragio designs.

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11 Creative Ways to Entertain the Children at Your Wedding

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At some point during the planning process, you’ll have to make a decision about whether or not to have kids at your wedding. Some brides are perfectly okay with having little ones scooting around the dance floor and are happy to extend the invite, while others prefer an adults-only affair (maybe with just a flower girl and ring bearer in attendance).

It all comes down to personal preference, but if you do choose to have a bunch of youngsters at your wedding, you’ll want to prepared with plenty of activities to keep them entertained—it’ll be a long day, and even the most well-behaved kids can get antsy and irritable.

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