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Hearten Talks

by Faith

Join us and the Independent Wedding Association on Thursday March 2nd for a discussion on inclusivity + diversity in the wedding industry with guest speaker Mary Chatman, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Black Bride Magazine at the Machine Shop! For tickets + more info head here.

Special thanks to our partners: Machine Shop // Chowgirls Killer Catering // Cocoa & Fig // Sadie’s Couture Floral // Events by MV // Champagne Press // Hooked Calligraphy // The Beauty Lounge // La Tavola Fine Linen // Lauren B Photography

 

Minnesota Marriage License

by Faith

Minnesota, being one of two states that required couples to wait five days to receive their marriage license after applying for one, has decided to make a change. As of August 12016, couples can now receive their license the same day they apply. Whether you are a Minnesota resident or a non-Minnesota resident looking to get married in the Twin Cities, here is how this simple law helps make planning a little easier.

  • No need to make multiple trips – there was a lot of traveling involved if you did not know about the five day wait period. You would make the trip to apply for the license and a trip to pick it up five days later.
  • Less stress – since Minnesota was only one of two states with this law, you probably wouldn’t think twice about it. So if you were only planning on being in Minnesota for a day, that can put a lot of unnecessary stress on your shoulders.
  • No need to plan around the license – many of you who are planning to come to Minnesota for your wedding would plan around the marriage license. Your trips to visit the venue, get your license, cake tasting, etc. just got cut in half.

Who would have known that a five day wait period could be so inconvenient for those planning their wedding from afar? Thanks to the new law in place, many couples who were hesitant to host their wedding weekend here, can now do so without the complication of the five-day waiting period.

Getting married in the next 6 months? Head to the sites linked below to file for a marriage license in: Hennepin County    Ramsey County    Washington County

Picture Perfect: Post Production

by Mai Li

Choosing a Wedding Photographer based on post production

Generally, it can take about 4 to 6 weeks for the photographer to prepare proofs for you to view. However, it is a good idea to ask your photographer how long their post production and processing normally takes. Photographers must go through hundreds of images, select the best ones, and finally edit them. You can even ask your photographer what they generally do to the images before you see them!

Depending on what your collection includes, photographers take the time to ensure quality products are delivered to you. Sometimes, certain extra editing features cost more or can be included in your collection.

Ultimately, only you and your fiancé can use your best judgments to select the right photographer for your wedding. We’ve shared various aspects of selecting a photographer that you can take into consideration. It’s important to think about how you want your special day captured and images delivered to you.

Tip: Feel free to write an online review and refer photographers,  if you are happy with the service and products received! It’s a great way to let others know about your experience and what they should expect.

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Hi! I'm Faith

I am a wedding planner in the Twin Cities, a color enthusiast, and the editor behind this blog. I do hope my insights help you in creating an unforgettable wedding weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

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