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In: Decor Vendor Spotlight

Bloomerent: The Easiest Way to Get Greener, Cheaper Wedding Florals

Here’s some news that won’t surprise you — weddings are expensive. And wedding flowers can eat a big chunk of your budget. Here at Joy, we do everything we can to help you find …


In: Reception Tips and Tricks

How to Host a Wedding During Football Season

Fall is a great time for weddings. The colorful leaves and the fresh autumn air make for a beautiful setting for your big day. But fall is also football season—and that can create some …


In: Honeymoon Uncategorized

How to Plan an Affordable Honeymoon

Anyone who has planned a wedding for more than five guests knows that costs can quickly add up. When you are done paying for the dress, the venue, the food, and the drinks, it …

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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 …

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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 …