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Soiree’s Guide To: Choosing Your Hair & Makeup Team

A topic that we frequently help with is picking your wedding hair and makeup team. Most brides have little idea where to start and have many questions. Don’t fret… we’re here to give you some guidance and best advice using our experience working with some great hair and makeup teams! Here are the questions or…

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Soirée’s Guide To: Creating Your Guest List & Seating Chart

Putting together a guest list can seem like such a daunting task, and even more, figuring out a seating chart may be overwhelming. But we’re here to remind you that it’s important to take the whole process step-by-step and we’ll break it all down for you! *** 1. Create an initial guest list The first…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Micro & Intimate Weddings

Move over classic, large weddings – micro weddings are IN! In response to COVID-19, we’re seeing more and more couples plan smaller, intimate weddings. It’s truly heart-warming to see couples overcome a crisis such as this pandemic. BUT, don’t let the idea of a micro wedding fool you into thinking it’s a piece of (wedding)…

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Soirée’s Guide to: What We Cannot Do For You!

We (kindly and lovingly💜) cannot… We are always so excited to tell you all the things we absolutely WILL do for you, but we want to make sure your expectations are clear for what we won’t do too. It isn’t that we don’t want to though! It is just that there are real limitations on…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Hotel Shuttles vs. Hired Transportation

How do we get here and there? A big question that pops up often for our planning couples is all about transportation! Should you book transportation for your wedding party, family, and guests attending the wedding? Or, does it make more sense to use the (many times, free) shuttle provided by your hotel? It can…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Hotel Room Blocks

One of the most common topics we end up discussing at length with our couples is all about accommodations for their wedding guests. To make this discussion a little easier, we wanted to put together a guide that helps you as you’re deciding on how many rooms, where to reserve, and what you should know…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Why a Great DJ is Important

Wedding DJs do so much more than just spin the tunes. Have you ever been to a wedding where the DJ is just awful? They are microphone hogs, play too loudly, play the wrong music, or worse, don’t say much of anything at all leaving awkward silences! Some DJs will even affect the mood in…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Floral Recommendations

Flowers play such a huge role in the overall look, feel, and vibe of your wedding day! From bridesmaids bouquets to centerpieces, and boutonnieres to archways, flowers are a gorgeous way to add color and texture to your big day, and the options are endless! Check out Soiree’s top tips for your big day blooms!…

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Soirée’s Guide to: DSM Urban Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos are the best in DSM! Des Moines is home to some of our favorites: delicious food (looking at you Tasty Tacos), heavenly local brews, our ever-growing public art and now, the Soirée Wedding Planning team! The thing about Des Moines is this: if you were born here, you’re proud of your heritage. If…

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