Philadelphia Wedding’s Editor Is Featured On the Styled Bride!

Hi, guys. Photo by Jessica Webster.

Hi, guys. Photo by Jessica Webster.

You know normally, we’re the ones reaching out to the fab peeps in the Philly wedding industry to get their take on things; to ask them to provide solutions to wedding-planning stumpers, to chat about their favorite things, or whatever else we’re talking about over here on PW.

Well this week, someone turned the tables on us, and this time it was me yapping away about all the things I love about weddings in Philadelphia!

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Getting Married When Pope Francis Is In Philly? Check Out These Wedding-Planning Tips

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If you are getting married in Philadelphia the same September weekend that will see the city play host to Pope Francis’ visit, well, then we don’t need to tell you that there will undoubtedly be some logistical hurdles coming your way. Our guess is that managing those hurdles—namely that hotels have blocked out basically all of the city’s thousands of hotel rooms in anticipation of the influx of visitors—has already taken up a good deal of your time.

A quick scan of Airbnb did show (reasonable!) rental availability in Philly the weekend of September 25-27, but if you’re still hoping to house the majority of your guests in the same spot for your wedding, wedding planner Lynda Barness of Philly’s I Do Wedding Consulting—who has also weathered the wedding nightmares caused by Jay-Z’s descending on the city—has a few ideas:

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Should You Sign a Prenup? This Guide Will Help You Decide

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Prenups are (obviously) not one of the more romantic topics we discuss here on the blog, but they are nonetheless an important aspect of tying the knot. Whether you and your to-be plan to sign one is completely up to the two of you, but either way, it’s beneficial to at least have an understanding of what these pre-marriage agreements entail.

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Ask the Expert: Is it Ever Too Late to Send a Wedding Gift?

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Question: My friend got married during a time when I was insanely busy and stressed, and I am just now realizing that I don’t think I ever sent them a gift—and the wedding was nearly a year ago.

How much did I miss the standard time frame for sending a gift? Is it ever too late, and at what point would be weirder/ruder to send one?

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Ask the Expert: Do We Have to Serve a Gluten-Free Option at Our Wedding?

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Q: I know that it’s standard practice to offer a vegetarian option for the dinner at our wedding, but these days, I feel like everyone is doing the gluten-free thing—including, we’re assuming, some of our guests. (Whether they’re all doing it for allergy reasons or because it’s a fad is another story.) Must we now offer a gluten-free option, too?

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10 Wedding Photographer Pet Peeves You Should Know About

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Here’s the thing: wedding vendors very often have super helpful advice and/or tips and/or do’s and don’t’s that would extremely useful for their couples to know—but a lot of this stuff is some seriously blunt real talk, and by the time they are your hired person, they’re probably not going to break it down for you in the same way that they can when they are just speaking in the general sense. Except that seriously blunt break down is what can be most helpful to hear.

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