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Match Your Wedding to your Lifestyle

Planning a wedding and getting married in these tough economic times can be quite difficult. Many couples dream of having a big, luxurious wedding but when they see how much everything costs, they turn over to a more intimate wedding option. Having a small wedding isn’t something bad, on the contrary, it is very romantic. Small weddings are easily personalized to your exact requirements, and with the right preparations and wedding venue it can turn out better than any big and fancy marriage ceremony. So, in this article, we’ll show you how you can have a great small, intimate wedding that will perfectly match your lifestyle and personality. The best thing is all that can be achieved with simple bed and breakfast packages!

Benefits of Having a Small Wedding

Planning a smaller wedding is a lot easier to handle than a big, traditional one. All preparation will be far less stressful. Sine you’ll have a restricted number of guests, you won’t have to worry about not satisfying all the unimportant relatives you would rather not call. You will save a lot of money that could be put towards other things, like a honeymoon vacation, or a down payment on a house.

For Idealists and Nature Lovers – Have an Intimate Wedding

If you choose bed and breakfast in VA Say I Will at Chestnut Hill, you will have a small wedding of your dreams at an affordable price. Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast has an interesting historical background that gives it a unique charm and makes it ideal for a small, intimate gathering.


With the help of their experienced team, your perfect wedding day dream will become a reality. Tranquil, natural setting is perfect if you fancy an outdoor wedding, but they also have the most beautiful venues for indoors ceremonies. The elegant, natural setting of their wedding venue combined with breathtaking landscapes and a team of specialists at hand will ensure your wedding is a memorable event.

For Adventurers and Explorers –  Elope with Your Love

If you don’t want to deal with all the stress that comes with planning a wedding and if you simply want to celebrate your love in peace and quiet, have an intimate wedding for two. To make things even simpler, choose a bed and breakfast package that provides a romantic backdrop to an elopement wedding. The best B&B weddings are attractively unusual, cozy and the most important of all – completely stress-free! If you want to avoid all the chaos that comes with having a traditional wedding, this is the right option for you. You can choose between many fantastic locations in U.S. from the heart of New York and Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to wine countries and Napa Valley California and others more. Every place will be perfect for first timers who only want to celebrate their love, without making a big fuss.


Our advice is to seek for places that offer elopement packages that include the location, a minister, photo package and cake and champagne. This way, with one package you’ll be prepared for everything. Many proprietors of B&Bs can legally perform the ceremony themselves so you shouldn’t have problems finding something that will meet your needs and desires.

To help you plan the most amazing bed and breakfast wedding, contact us today!

Edward Andrews

I am a freelancer living and working from Brighton, England. Hate broccoli.

How To Plan A Fashion-Forward Wedding With A Twist

Every bride wants her wedding to be special and unique. You want the day to be remembered by guests and for future brides to say, “I want that great seating area that she had for the cocktail hour – that was perfect!” We will be sharing some of the unique, fashion forward wedding ideas with you, but we will be adding ideas from an event planner Baltimore to each one to make it a little more special.

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A Luxurious Reception Lounge

This is something that has popped up only in a few weddings but is an instant guest pleaser. Brides are creating a chic lounge with fashionable, comfortable seating for guests to relax in between their favorite songs. The lounge has been popular among guests as a place to relax and talk to other guests who they just met or as a place to put their feet up after dancing for hours. This is a great idea, and you can put a little Baltimore twist on the idea but having a waitress serve up some coffee and cupcakes from your favorite bakery in the city. Another way to put a spin on the idea is to make the lounge area look like the coffee shop from Friends.

Themed Cocktails

Some brides are choosing to serve specific cocktails rather than anything you want to order. One idea is to serve wine, beer, and two signature drinks at your wedding – one to represent the bride, and one to represent the groom. You can call the drinks the blushing bride and the greatest groom or come up with other unique names. Add a MD spin on this idea by serving Cosmopolitans for the bride’s drink.

Standout Guest Bags

Every bride and groom give away some form of a wedding favor. Popular choices include glassware with the newlyweds’ names on it, customized blankets for a winter wedding, and bottles of champagne with custom labels. Make your wedding truly memorable with a bag full of goodies for all of your guests. It is easy to add a NY spin on this idea. Throw in a list of the top things to do in NYC according to the bride and groom, pick up some souvenirs from one of those many shops in Times Square, add a personalized shot glass with your names on it, and then recommend a place to go for their hangover breakfast.

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A Groom’s Cake

Something that might not be particularly unique anymore, but has been more popular lately is having a groom’s cake in addition to the traditional, white wedding cake. Grooms are going with superhero cakes, Nascar cakes, football cakes, and anything else that represents them and what they like. Have your future hubby add a spin on this tradition by choosing his favorite sports team, choosing to have a Batman cake, or theming it after his favorite vacation spot.

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Buying The Perfect Engagement Ring


Love is a mysterious thing, but when you know you’re in love, nothing can go wrong… unless you buy the wrong engagement ring. Proposals are a big deal because you are proposing to spend the rest of your life with the woman who you love. Sure, you and your girlfriend may have already had conversations about spending your lives together, getting married, and maybe even having children, but putting a ring on her finger makes all of that 100% more real. You do not want to go out and spend $1,000 on a ring that she is going to hate. The ring you buy should show her that you know her well enough to get exactly what she wants.

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Choosing the size Of The Engagement Ring

Contrary to popular belief, not all women want the biggest rock you can find. Sure, gold diggers and women who grew up on Park Avenue in New York may want to have the largest ring possible, but not all women are like that. Assuming you have never bought an engagement ring before, the sizes of the diamond rings may be confusing to you. Diamonds are measured in carats, which is not a measurement we come across every day. Rather than explaining what exactly a carat is, we’ll just explain which carat size is right for each woman. Is your girlfriend a modest woman who does not wear a lot of jewelry? If so, .25 or .5 carat is probably the perfect diamond. Does she have a good fashion sense and wear jewelry every day? I would suggest getting something around 1 carat. Is she used to an expensive lifestyle? She may want the biggest ring that you can find which may require a bit more shopping, and you may find yourself searching websites like Zales, BlueNile,, and the Jewelry Exchange.

Choosing The Cut

This is where most men get really confused and are unsure of what their girlfriends would want. I will go over a few of the more popular cuts, but you will need to consider what your girlfriend would want to make the right decision. You may consider asking her family and friends if she has mentioned what she is interested in. The round cut is the most classic. This is just a round diamond, very basic, with nothing too special. The princess cut is a favorite cut that you have probably heard of in movies. It is a square cut, and is probably the safest bet if you have absolutely no idea what shape your girlfriend would like. The heart cut is something that looks cute, but most women do not want to wear a heart on their finger for the rest of their lives because it seems immature.

Choosing the Band Color

hands-with-engagement-ringHopefully this is the easiest part. You have two main options for the band color: white (silver) or gold. White gold is the most common accepted metal for engagement bands, but if your girlfriend is obsessed with gold, then you might consider getting her a gold colored band instead.

When you go shopping for engagement ring, you will need to keep your girlfriend in mind. Take a look at the rings, and consider which one is the most “her.” If you are completely lost, then go shopping with her best friend.

I’m a happy person that loves cats and climbing on mountains.