Wedding Dress Code 101

Have you ever been invited to a wedding and the dress code left your head spinning? What exactly is the difference between white-tie and black-tie? Isn’t “casual dressy” an oxymoron? No one wants to be underdressed, or overdressed — how do you know if [...]

Our favorite DIY wedding projects for you to tackle together

Details, details, details! As we know, weddings are all about the little things that come together to form the big picture of your wedding day design. There are so many moving parts to keep in mind, and before you know it, the costs can [...]

Wedding Wellness: Practicing self-care throughout your wedding planning journey

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes...wait! What about wedding planning? The stress of wedding planning can be overwhelming, to say the least. Everything is in the details, and there are SO many details to work through! From wedding invitations to dress shopping to [...]

3 ways to share your wedding day timeline

So, you’ve planned your day-of timeline down to the minute and you’re ready to share it with your loved ones. There are so many ways to communicate your wedding day timeline, it can be hard to choose just one! Check out three of our [...]

A quick vocab lesson: CBU Weddings

As wedding planners, it can be easy to forget sometimes that many of our clients are often brand new to the wedding industry. The terms that we use on a daily basis can definitely be confusing when you’re beginning your wedding journey with us. [...]

Must-haves for your wedding day emergency kit!

Your Catering by Uptown team has compiled a list of all of your wedding day must-haves for those unexpected day-of emergencies. Use our checklist to build your very own wedding day survival kit: Health & wellness... - Antacids - Baby powder - Band-aids - [...]

Need hotel recommendations? We’ve got you covered!

With our venues scattered throughout the DC/Maryland area, it can be difficult to choose the perfect hotel with so many available options! For out of town guests, you may need to take into consideration the travel time from the airport to the hotel, and [...]

3 clever ways to use social media before AND during your wedding

Social media is such a great tool to keep in your wedding arsenal. Here are three ways to keep your guests involved in capturing, sharing, and embracing the special moments on your wedding day: 1. Create a wedding hashtag. When your family and friends [...]

The Ultimate Guide to an Unforgettable Cocktail Hour

What most wedding guests don’t realize is that the purpose of a wedding cocktail hour is to allow the wedding party time to capture those perfect photos after the ceremony. While your guests mingle, enjoy scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, and grab drinks from the bar, [...]

PROS and CONS: Wedding Programs

One of the toughest decisions to make throughout the wedding planning process is whether or not you want to have programs! Should you have paper programs or a program sign? Should your program include a timeline, and should that timeline include an overview of [...]