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My honest review of Halloween wedding decor from Temu

Considering purchasing Temu Halloween wedding decor? We tested out Temu’s Halloween stuff to see how they’d fare as wedding centerpieces, table decorations, and more! Were they worth it? Here’s our honest opinion, plus a few tips to consider if you’re thinking of purchasing from Temu!

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10 unique wedding hashtag sign ideas for your venue

You’ve booked your venue, said yes to the dress, and picked out dazzling decorations, but have you thought about branding your big day with some wedding hashtag sign ideas? 

Get ready to be blown away by this queer AF musical theater wedding

Our social justice and queer-themed wedding tables

Our wedding theme was to have a queer AF wedding that was hopefully as much a gift to the people we love as it was to us. Our wedding included a ceremony musical theater interlude, a Stevie Nicks-themed cocktail hour, bomb food, bomb dancing, homemade wedding cakes, and social justice and queer-themed tables. Here’s how we did our queer-themed tables…

A greenery filled Tanzanian-inspired Northern Michigan wedding

8 ways to rock your wedding greenery

Wedding greenery can give you a lush look with a skinny price. You may be surprised by how many places it’ll work — illustrated with gorgeous photos from our community.

How wedding string lights can make photo magic at your wedding

10 ways wedding string lights can make photo magic

Outdoor wedding that needs lighting? Cafe lights. Indoor wedding that needs some glow? String lights. Ceremony backdrop that needs style? Hanging vertical lights. Photo booth that needs flattering lighting? ALL OF THE ABOVE. Wedding string lights are nothing new, this we know, but when you’re going for simple style without a ton of fuss, string lights and cafe lights can make the decor.

Here are some of my favorite times wedding string lights made photo magic…

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WALL-E, “love is love,” & moonstones: the best photos, rings, and goodies we saw this month

This month brought us some gorgeous moments: fall leaves to die for, moonstone rings, silly engagement photos, tossing plushies instead of bouquets, and even a new expansion pack for one of our favorite hilarious wedding games. Here are some of the best photos we saw in the past month from the amazing vendors in our Offbeat Vendor Guide.

From stunning portraits to flashy bling to lush decor, here are a few of the stand-outs…