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Soiree’s Guide To: Unique Guest Book Ideas

It’s very rare that we see the traditional book anymore with pages and pages of blank lines for guests to write their names in. Instead, most of our couples are choosing to do something more unique and meaningful to document those who attended their wedding day. Many of their “guest books” are not books at…

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Soirée’s Guide To: Why You NEED a Wedding Planner

As much as we love the image of JLo with her earpiece masterfully executing an enormous wedding, times have changed from the idea of wedding planners only being for the super wealthy. Below we’ve outlined and explained several misconceptions about wedding planners. Take a peek at why we think you absolutely NEED a wedding planner:…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are one of those fun ways that you can showcase your wedding theme and give a small token to your guests as a thank you for their love and support. However, not all weddings choose to give favors anymore and that’s totally okay! A $1-$5 favor multiplied by the number of people at…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Applying for the Marriage License

One of the admittedly less glamorous aspects of getting married is applying for your marriage license. And we know it can make you feel a little like this: For those of you that are feeling overwhelmed we broke it down into some simple steps to take the stress and confusion out of it!   When to…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Tipping Your Wedding Professionals

Planning a wedding comes with finding caterers, photographers and just about everything in between. With full expenses already coming in for your wedding and it’s vendors, it can be difficult to plan ahead where all the money you spend will go, including gratuity. With all your vendors being the platform to your beautiful wedding, it…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Beautiful Engagement Photos

Engagement photos might be the first formal image your guests will see when it comes to you and your future companion’s nuptials. These pictures can be featured on your save the dates, invitations, as well as your Facebook profile when you finally change your relationship status from “in a relationship” to “engaged”. (so exciting!) While…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Wedding Dress Shopping in Iowa

Calling all brides! Congrats on the engagement! We are so happy you have found your perfect mate. But, as you all know, it does not stop there. Finding the perfect dress is just as important (only kidding), but it is what makes the you feel amazing and beautiful on your wedding day. Sometimes shopping can…

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2016 Iowa Wedding Expo

As a former Catering Sales Manager for full service hotels, I have done my share of wedding shows.  But the 2016 Iowa Wedding Expo was the first wedding show that I had done for Soirée, my own wedding & event planning business.  I was super excited to design my booth and here are some of…

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Finding the Right Wedding Planner

{This post originally appeared on Geno Photography} Congratulations! You’re engaged! You’re going to be wed to the man or woman of your dreams, and it’s everything you have been wishing and hoping for your whole life. You are so excited and cannot wait to spend the rest of your life with this person. Now what?…

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