A guide to wedding veil lengths: choose your perfect style with these pros & cons!

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Ellie Asher via Hey Wedding Lady

For some brides wearing a veil on their wedding day is a no-brainer, but for others it’s more of a process. Any bride considering wearing a veil on her big day will be answering questions like, “Does the length of the veil match with the venue where I’m getting married?”“Does the wedding veil length match the style of my dress?” and most importantly: “Am I going to be wearing the veil all night, or will I take it off after the ceremony?”. It doesn’t matter if you’re not sure what category you fit into, because this post will guide you into the direction of the right wedding veil length for you!

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From the wedding infographic above, it’s clear to see there are a variety of different veils to choose from. Today, I’m going to be delving into the five most common veil varieties and do what any bride does: go through a list of pros of each! That way you can obviously make the most informed decision without breaking a sweat. The best (and probably most cost effective) place to search for these types of veils is on Etsy, so I’ll share the best Etsy retailers to buy your wedding veils from without breaking the bank!

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Plan a perfect honeymoon in Hawaii with these essential tips & ideas for newlyweds

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1. Planning first steps

Is there anything that sounds more idyllic than a relaxing, luxurious honeymoon in Hawaii? After the stress of a wedding day, a vacation to Hawaii is the perfect way for newlyweds to unwind in paradise before returning back to the real world. Hawaii isn’t just a top spot for its beaches, sunshine and beautiful landscape, but as part of the United States it eliminates the hassle or need for newlyweds to trouble themselves with customs or renewing their passports.

It’s completely possible for newlyweds to plan a honeymoon — scheduling, ticket booking, itinerary-building and all — beforehand during wedding planning as another set of tasks. But really, how many brides and grooms want to put yet another set of tasks on their endless to-do list? Many engaged couples don’t realize that having your honeymoon planned and booked for you is a lot more accessible and affordable than it might seem, and it eliminates the stress of planning a trip on top of a wedding.

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A boho vintage-glam styled shoot by Edward Lai Photography

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When you think about your wedding day, what do you picture? Do you see a urban loft with lots of twinkly lights and rich colors? A boho farm reception or a glam ballroom affair with luxe accents? The wonderful thing about living in the internet age is that brides are able to find inspiration for their perfect wedding theme (or unique wedding themes they’ve never even heard of!) with the click of a button. The other wonderful thing is that as a wedding blog, we get to deliver the amazing photos and ideas right to your monitor — and it’s hard not to love our job on days like today when we have an extra-special dose of inspiration to share!

Today’s styled shoot from Edward Lai may mix a few themes together — think art-deco opulence with an urban loft backdrop and a woodsy, boho feel — but guess what? It works, and we’re sure that after seeing today’s beautiful shoot you’ll be inspired to mix and match a few wedding themes of your own to create the perfect combination! The planners, A Day To Remember Weddings & Events, and their A-team of vendors behind this shoot used the brick, wood and leather elements of the loft to their advantage, mixing in sequins, lots of greenery, a cigar bar and even a pair of moose horns!

Are you intrigued yet? We bet you are, so keep reading to see more of this vintage-glam boho wedding shot by Edward Lai Photography!

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The best DIY photo booth backdrop ideas for your wedding reception

Best DIY photo booth backdrops

Aimee McAuley Photography via the Wedding Chicks

It appears these days that no party or wedding reception is complete without a photo booth. They are a fun, entertaining activity for guests to partake in, and they create memorable, lasting memories, as well as great take-home favors for guests.

However, renting a professional photo booth does not come cheap. That’s why thanks to the numerous amounts of DIY tutorials available on the Web, more couples are choosing to create their own photo booth backdrop! It’s an opportunity to create a backdrop that goes with your wedding day theme and décor so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Before you start creating your one-of-a-kind backdrop, there are a few other things to consider about setting up a DIY photo booth.

  • A photo booth is that for a reason because there’s nobody standing there taking the photos for you. Make sure that you have all the necessary equipment before you decide to take on this project – something that can take photos (point and shoot camera, iPad, iPhone, etc.), a tripod, and a remote shutter release button will typically be enough for a successful photo booth. Using Wedding Party app’s mobile (and free!) photo booth feature is perfect for this…
  • Choose a location wherever your wedding is being held that is ideal for setting up the photo booth but is removed from heavy walking and mingling traffic. It should be visible to guests (otherwise, what’s the point?), but it also shouldn’t be the focal point of the reception. Hallways or narrow spaces are typically best for photo booths. If your wedding is outdoors, make sure there is somewhere to hang your backdrop.
  • Don’t forget about lighting! If you’re having an outdoor wedding, then you’ll receive the best since natural lighting is ideal for photos. If the photo booth is set up indoors, consider having a spotlight and photography umbrella for the best lighting conditions.
  • Lastly, props are always a fun touch that are sure to liven up your photos. You can get our free photo booth prop printables to DIY the props yourself!

For more details and tips on what you should have and consider for a DIY photo booth, HGTV and Curbly break it down step-by-step.

Best DIY photo booth backdrops

Jake & Necia Photography via Style Me Pretty

Depending on what type of backdrop you plan on making, that will dictate how soon you should start on it; however, since the two to three months leading up the wedding can be hectic and stressful, I would recommend getting started as soon as you narrow down what you want. It never hurts to be ahead of the game!

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