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In: About Joy Love Stories

6 Creative Wedding Website Examples From Joy

The best part about working at Joy is getting to virtually meet the thousands of couples who use Joy to create their wedding website and app. We designed Joy to be able to reflect …


In: Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight: Umlaut and Ampersand

Devon Danielle isn’t just a florist, she’s an artist. (I’ve been to one of her gallery shows. In one word: enchanting.)  When I met Devon Danielle three years ago, she was just launching her Seattle-based floral business, Umlaut and …

Photo credit: Niki Rhodes Photo

In: Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight: Niki Rhodes Photo

Weddings are generally romantic, and wedding photographer Niki McCarthy of Niki Rhodes Photo is a true romantic – no wonder we are as smitten with her interview as we are with her pictures. Based …

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In: Love Stories Real Weddings

Real Joy Weddings: Juli and Thineshan’s Catholic and Hindu Wedding in Toronto

As soon as the Joy team saw Juliann and Thineshan’s adorable cover photo on their Joy wedding website, we knew we had to  share their story with the world. On June 2 and June …

wedding plunge

In: Real Weddings

Real Joy Weddings: Vanessa and Joe’s Florida Destination Wedding

Here at Joy, we’ve shared the stories of some of our favorite vendors. Now we are get to start sharing some other really special stories – the stories of real Joy couples. We can’t …

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In: About Joy

7 Ways Joy Makes Weddings Better

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably involved in an upcoming wedding. Whether you’re a bride, groom, bridesmaid, groomsman, mother of the bride, father of the groom, wedding photographer, DJ or anything else …

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In: Love Stories Wedding Guests

What’s The Worst Wedding Advice You’ve Ever Heard?

The first thing you’ll learn when you start planning a wedding is that everybody has very strong opinions and nobody is shy about sharing them with you. Personally, when I planned my wedding back in 2007, I …

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In: Budget Decor DIY Infographics Sanity Tips and Tricks

5 Easy Ways To Save Money on Wedding Flowers

Shakespeare questioned whether a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet. Well, when you’re already over budget and suddenly faced with florists’ quotes that are bigger than your rent, you might start to …

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In: Budget Food + Drink Infographics

5 Ways To Save Money on Wedding Catering

Wedding planning is tough, especially if you have champagne tastes and a beer budget. But just because money is tight, you aren’t doomed to a cash bar! The team at Joy is here to save the day …


In: New Features

We Heard You Loud and Clear: Wedding FAQs Are Live

In addition to another handful of refinements to Joy, we’ve made 2 major improvements that many of you have been asking for. We hope you find them handy! QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS You can now …