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How to Write the Perfect Wedding Toast

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Mar 11

Wedding toasts – we’ve all heard really good ones, and we’ve all heard REALLY bad ones. Were you recently asked to give a toast at a friend or family member’s wedding? Are you unsure about how long you should speak for? Is there anything that is off limits? Have no fear! I have a foolproof […]

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Minimalistic Styled Shoot

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Mar 4

I love my job. Don’t get me wrong, the off season is always very much appreciated, but I just LOVE to create and collaborate with other wedding vendors. That’s the beauty of a styled shoot, a bunch of vendors come together to create something beautiful just for the fun of it! It’s a way to […]

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What You Should Bring to Your Wedding

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Feb 18

Recently, there has been one final question that I’ve been asked by Brides and Grooms alike – what do I even bring to my own wedding?! I know it can be super overwhelming. Your planner has all of your d├ęcor, your mom has your heirloom veil, and your maid of honor is bringing you that […]

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Solving Your Timeline Troubles

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Feb 11

I recently made an Insta story asking my followers what their biggest questions are about wedding planning. I received SO many about timeline creation, and finding a good “flow” for your wedding day. Brides and Grooms – you are NOT alone! No one expects you to have the perfect timeline when this is something you […]

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January Favorites

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Feb 4

This post has absolutely nothing to do with wedding planning, but I thought it would be fun to do a little round up of what I’m loving each month!   Book I’ve been so bad at reading this month you guys – I usually try to read 1-2 books a month, but didn’t even make […]

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Real Wedding | Amanda + Wesley 12.7.18

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Jan 28

Living in Minnesota, wedding season is typically June-October. I truly don’t understand why winter weddings aren’t as popular after seeing this gallery. SERIOUSLY THESE PICTURES ARE MAGIC.   Amanda and Wesley got married in Saint Peter this past December. You may be wondering, what’s in Saint Peter, besides Gustavus? Well, I’m about to reveal my […]

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How to Plan an Amazing Rehearsal Dinner

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Jan 21

Rehearsal dinners can often be an extremely difficult part of the planning process. There are so many different venue types that it can be overwhelming! Here are some tips that can make planning the most epic dinner party a little less stressful:   Talk Expectations Start out your rehearsal dinner search by discussing with your […]

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The 5 Most Used Items in Our Emergency Kit

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Jan 14

  On every wedding day, our team has emergency kits containing everything from fashion and beauty items, to things like band-aids and tape. In this photo, you can see me holding one of our kits while loading up the bus for photos. A Joyful Day Weddings team member will bring it with to photos, just […]

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Dress Codes Decoded

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Jan 7

It’s happened to the best of us: you receive a wedding invitation in the mail, and have no clue what the heck the dress code means! No worries- this post will be your best friend. Below, I’m breaking down what each dress code entails for men and women! Brides: bookmark this post for help wording […]

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Welcome to Joyful Day Weddings!

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Jan 1

Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited to begin 2019 with the launch of my website and blog. This has been a LONG time coming (I did my website by myself… With help of a saffron ave template) and I am so happy to share this project with you guys.   Since high school, […]