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When Should I Send Out My Wedding Invitations? And More Questions!

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Jan 27

You asked, and I’m answering! A few weeks ago, I posed this question on Instagram: what do YOU want to know about wedding planning? You guys asked such great questions! I thought I would answer a couple of the most popular ones here. Have a question that wasn’t answered? Check my Instagram stories for the […]

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Real Wedding | Amanda + Wesley

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Jan 20

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 one of […]

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Should I Have a First Look?

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Jan 14

I have had many of my couples tell me in our kick off meeting that they aren’t sure if they’d like to do a first look, or wait until the wedding ceremony to see each other. As a wedding planner, my brain gets immediately logistical on how both options would flow with their wedding day […]

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The First 3 Things To Do When Planning Your Wedding

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Jan 6

So… you’re engaged. First of all, CONGRATS to you and your partner! This is such a special time in your relationship, take every little moment to celebrate! On social media and with my friends in real life, I see the excitement of this new chapter fade into the anxiety and stress of actually planning a […]

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Meet the Joyful Day Weddings Team!

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Dec 23

Happy Monday friends! Today I wanted to introduce you to the JDW team. If I can’t be there on your wedding day, one of these beauties is taking charge! You can read the bios on our About page, but I thought I’d put some fun questions below.   Gabi – Owner + Senior Lead Planner […]

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Welcome to the New and Improved Joyful Day Weddings!

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Dec 16

Hi Friends! Welcome to the new and improved Joyful Day Weddings site! I am so excited to finally be sharing this update, it’s been a work in progress since August. When I first launched my site earlier this year, I was just starting my business, and working alone. Fast forward 11 months or so, and […]

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