2019 Wedding Trends We Can't Get Enough Of

With wedding season in full swing, we love seeing that latest trends and fads that newlyweds are incorporating into their special day. From intricate bouquets to soft boho vibes, we’re here today to share with you our top 2019 wedding trends we are all heart eyes for!

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Kristi Monte
Selecting The Right Ensemble For Your Ceremony Music

After you’ve figured out which musicians are the best fit for your wedding, the next step is to determine which ensemble you would like! Here at Got Strings you can decide between a duo, trio and quartet - so it’s up to you to decide which ensemble fits best with your day. Luckily, there are a few of key factors of your special day that will lead you straight to the answer you’re looking for!

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Kristi Monte
Tips For The Traditional Bride

Something old, something new…. Well, we all know how the old English rhyme goes! And as a traditional bride-to-be, your wedding is likely going to include just that - tradition! Whether it’s a blue accessory, or the highly-anticipated garter toss, we want your special day to include everything your fourteen year-old self probably journaled about. With the big day rapidly approaching, we’ve compiled some pointers for the traditional bride to help ease your mind.

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Tips For The Modern Bride

Cue Beyoncé voice) Okay ladies, now let’s plan a wedding! As a modern bride-to-be, you likely have an eye for what’s in right now, like a constantly refreshed Pinterest feed. You strive to be different, yet timeless; and like many other girls, you’ve been excited to plan your wedding day since you wore braces and had to attend mandatory gym class (gross). Now the big day is approaching, and we’ve compiled a few pointers for the modern bride that may help guide you in your wedding planning endeavors!

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Kristi Monte
5 Bachelorette Party Essentials Under $20

Your big day is approaching. All the nitty-gritty details are planned. Dress? Check. Venue? Check. Caterer? Check. There’s just one thing left before saying ‘I Do’: celebrate with your gal pals before officially becoming a Mrs! We know how expensive planning a wedding can be, so let us ease your mind with a few bachelorette party essentials that won’t break the bank.

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Kristi Monte
Top 3 Mistakes I See Brides Make On Their Wedding Day (and how you can avoid them!)

As a professional musician and owner of Got Strings, you can imagine I have attended a lot of weddings over the years. I have seen everything from dogs in the Bridal Party to tripping Groomsmen, Brides that are 3+ hours late and more. I could definitely share plenty of cringe-worthy wedding mistakes, but not many are repeated from couple to couple. However, I did find a few common missteps that multiple Brides have taken over the last few years, and this list is designed to help you not make the same ones for your special day!

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5 Bridesmaids gifts on Etsy for under $25

Bridesmaids are one of the most important parts of a bride’s special day. You know your best friends will be by your side through the ups and downs of wedding planning, but asking them to be a part of your BIG day is a BIG deal! To show your appreciation, here’s a list of bridesmaids’ gifts we found on Etsy for under $25 to make your besties happy and keep your wallet from crying!

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To Look Or Not To Look?

Being in the wedding industry, I see a lot of fads that come and go with the seasons. I’ve seen short dresses, lace ones, large bouquets, and small ones. Everything from the flavor of the cake to the timing of the bouquet toss changes every season, but one that is getting more and more popular by the year is something called the “First Look.” Originally, I thought this was just a fad, that it would go away like everything else. But now, it seems like every couple is opting to include it in their special day! So, what is it, exactly?

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How to Plan a Baller Wedding on a Budget

Got Strings Musicians have noticed that weddings seem to get more elaborate every year. Apparently we aren’t wrong, because according to Business Insider, the average wedding in America in 2018 costs over $30,000! If your eyes just glazed over at the thought of spending more than your car is worth on a single day, these 4 tips for couples on a budget are for you!

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The “W” Word

As we all know there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding. From the florist, bakery, venue, caterer and so much more, it’s easy to get confused with the pricing that each business provides. One easy way that those vendors pull the wool over newly engaged couples is marking up the price of their services just for weddings. There are many reasons this is done, partly because of the added pressure and preparation that goes into servicing a wedding but also just because they can. They know couples will pay extra to have their favorite band play, or have their reception at their dream location. This is known in the Wedding Industry as the “Wedding Tax”.

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