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Entertainment is THE MOOD setter for a reception. Choosing the right kind of entertainment, whether live music or a DJ, is entirely up to your preference. So, how do you choose which will work best for you?  Start by discussing with your wedding planner. We have been planning weddings since 2014, and we know how […]

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Modern technology makes it easier than ever to serve our clients and simplify our planning process and communication. Below is a (non-comprehensive) list of the tools and apps I use in my wedding planning business.  Showit You’re viewing this blog and my website on Showit. Showit is a drag-and-drop website platform that provides creative freedom […]

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Whether you’ve had your eye on the ideal venue for a year or you’re sifting through lists of recommended venues in your area, I think we can all agree that your wedding venue will set the tone for the rest of your big day. Just think about it: your venue is the place that will […]

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We’re well into 2022, and approaching the end of the most popular engagement season! Whether congratulations are in order for you and your partner, or whether you’re expecting a proposal in the near future, it’s never a bad time to begin thinking about your first steps in wedding planning. After celebrating with loved ones and […]

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D + T’s Wedding Day D + T were married on May 12, 2021 at the LINE Hotel in Washington, D.C. They reached out to our team amid the pandemic. They were eager to move forward with wedding plans but were at a loss with where to begin and knew above all they wanted to […]

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Custom gifting from Camden & Blue As the couple getting married, you’re obviously the stars of the wedding. But what about your wedding party? They’ve put in time, money, and energy to make your day as special as possible. So how can you show your wedding party you appreciate them? Read on. Pay What You […]

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Stephanie and LaMarr were married on December 6, 2020 at Viceroy Washington DC Stephanie and LaMarr were our final couple of 2020 and we couldn’t be happier to have been apart of their journey to marriage. Stephanie and LaMarr booked our services for one of our all-inclusive micro-wedding packages at Viceroy Washington DC. Their day […]

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I’m sure you’ve seen those epic photos of couples having the absolute time of their lives as they dash through rows of their friends and family holding sparklers to their exit vehicle. They’re amazing – but sparklers are not without their issues. Not every venue allows sparklers for your end of the night send-off. And […]

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When you’re looking for the venue for your wedding day, it’s important to consider options that best suit your style, fits into your planned budget, and is in your ideal location. Here are five new venues in and around Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and surrounding areas. Venues in Washington, D.C. Ajax DC Ajax DC, a new […]

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It was never my plan to become a wedding planner. In fact, until I began the process of planning my own interfaith, interracial wedding in 2012, my only understanding of what a wedding planner did was from (terrible) 2000’s rom-com movies about the profession. I’m looking at you, J. Lo.  It can be hard to […]

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8/06/22

Source: ModernAlbumDesigns We’re all familiar with the traditional guest book that guests sign their name in with well wishes for your future. We are also familiar with the endless amounts of dust that compile on top of that guest book, while it lays to rest on a bookshelf or in a closet. But if you’re […]

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7/08/22

Entertainment is THE MOOD setter for a reception. Choosing the right kind of entertainment, whether live music or a DJ, is entirely up to your preference. So, how do you choose which will work best for you?  Start by discussing with your wedding planner. We have been planning weddings since 2014, and we know how […]

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6/24/22

What is a Wedding Manager: So you have just recently gotten engaged! Congratulations! Once all of the excitement turns into the reality of planning, you will ask yourself “what should I do now that I’m engaged ”. I’m here to tell you- hire a wedding manager. We are here for you! A wedding manager from […]

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6/17/22

In the spirit of Pride Month we spoke with Brides about wedding day attire options for non-binary wedding guests. While adherence to the couple’s dress code is important, ensuring that your guests feel empowered to wear whatever makes them feel their best and like their truest self should be a priority. We provided professional planning […]

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6/03/22

Modern technology makes it easier than ever to serve our clients and simplify our planning process and communication. Below is a (non-comprehensive) list of the tools and apps I use in my wedding planning business.  Showit You’re viewing this blog and my website on Showit. Showit is a drag-and-drop website platform that provides creative freedom […]

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5/20/22

So it’s time to tackle the dreaded guest list (and all of the forewarned stress they say it brings), and you’re unsure where to begin. We understand – we’ve been here before. While it’s the planning task that involves the most important people in your life, we’re here to reassure you that making your list […]

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5/16/22

L + G’s Wedding Day I could go on and on about Lauren and Garrett’s wedding this past September at the Frederick Douglass-Issac Maritime Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Their water inspired theme and decor was the perfect match for their stunning waterfront ceremony and reception. The venue also offers up lots of classic historic Baltimore […]

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3/08/22

Whether you’ve had your eye on the ideal venue for a year or you’re sifting through lists of recommended venues in your area, I think we can all agree that your wedding venue will set the tone for the rest of your big day. Just think about it: your venue is the place that will […]

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2/25/22

S + J’s Wedding Day When it came to Sam and Josh’s wedding, this sweet couple envisioned an intimate, outdoor Jewish ceremony that was safe for all of their loved ones, and sought our guidance on best practices and finding trusted vendors. We could not be happier to help their vision come to life!  When […]

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1/31/22

L + N’s Wedding Day After a two-year, yes TWO YEAR delay (thanks, COVID), this past fall, L + N finally tied the knot in front of their family and friends during a garden ceremony at Belmont Manor & Historic Park located in Elkridge, Maryland. Hands down, these two had the most colorful and vibrant […]

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1/18/22

We’re well into 2022, and approaching the end of the most popular engagement season! Whether congratulations are in order for you and your partner, or whether you’re expecting a proposal in the near future, it’s never a bad time to begin thinking about your first steps in wedding planning. After celebrating with loved ones and […]

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12/13/21

Referrals are one of the highest forms of thanks to us here at Dantus & Co. That’s why we were over the moon excited when one of our April 2021 couples, referred us to L + J. These two envisioned an intentionally intimate day with lots of playful details. The American Visionary Art Museum in […]

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11/11/21

Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It was also M + T’s wedding day. We’ll be honest, within minutes of meeting these two we knew they were a great fit for our team. They’re committed to social change and knew that they wanted to make a firm […]

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7/26/21

D + T’s Wedding Day D + T were married on May 12, 2021 at the LINE Hotel in Washington, D.C. They reached out to our team amid the pandemic. They were eager to move forward with wedding plans but were at a loss with where to begin and knew above all they wanted to […]

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7/13/21

J+R’s Wedding Day J + R helped us officially kick off the 2021 wedding season and looked damn good while doing it with the Dockmaster Building at The Wharf in Southwest Washington, D.C. as the perfect backdrop for their classic, springtime wedding. Karla from Petalos DC helped us welcome in spring with light, full and […]

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6/08/21

What IS a Wedding Rehearsal? This is a run-through of your wedding ceremony and your planner/officiant will go over each aspect of the ceremony from entrance (processional) to exit (recessional). This is the time to make sure everyone knows where they belong and when and to practice any significant moments. You’ll also cover important details […]

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5/10/21

Custom gifting from Camden & Blue As the couple getting married, you’re obviously the stars of the wedding. But what about your wedding party? They’ve put in time, money, and energy to make your day as special as possible. So how can you show your wedding party you appreciate them? Read on. Pay What You […]

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3/16/21

Are you on the hunt for a place to host your rehearsal dinner in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Northern Virginia? Here are some of our favorite locations in The DMV. While you could certainly go the unconventional route, we’ve found that restaurants are a great option for wedding rehearsal dinners because they’re all-inclusive. This means […]

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2/22/21

Images by Geneva Hiring anyone you know to be a vendor at your wedding comes with pros and cons. If you don’t want to find yourself reminding your partner’s best friend to “get ordained already!”, let’s talk through the ups and downs. Let’s Get Memorable Many couples elect to have a close friend or relative […]

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1/23/21

Stephanie and LaMarr were married on December 6, 2020 at Viceroy Washington DC Stephanie and LaMarr were our final couple of 2020 and we couldn’t be happier to have been apart of their journey to marriage. Stephanie and LaMarr booked our services for one of our all-inclusive micro-wedding packages at Viceroy Washington DC. Their day […]

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11/16/20

After months and months without weddings, we can’t tell you how incredible it felt to design and be around other amazing Washington, D.C. area wedding pros again. Our “Fall in Love” styled shoot was recently featured on Munaluchi Bride and we can’t wait to hear what you think about all of these gorgeous, warm, rustic, […]

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11/14/20

What do you get when two best friends start a podcast to document the highs and lows of planning a wedding? Enter the Hue I Do Wedding Podcast. Ashleigh (Whitby) Coffie (the Bride) and Toniah Paryo (the Maid of Honor) started their podcast in 2019 after noticing a lack of Black representation in the wedding […]

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11/09/20

I’m sure you’ve seen those epic photos of couples having the absolute time of their lives as they dash through rows of their friends and family holding sparklers to their exit vehicle. They’re amazing – but sparklers are not without their issues. Not every venue allows sparklers for your end of the night send-off. And […]

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9/16/20

Photographer Credit: Elaine Li Photography Let me begin this post by first apologizing on behalf of the wedding planning industry. We have let you and thousands of other couples down by misleading you to believe that day-of wedding coordination exists. It doesn’t. There is no magical formula, secret sauce, or whimsical, time-traveling elves that I […]

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8/14/20

More and more couples are moving away from hiring a traditional officiant for their wedding. Instead, they are opting to have one of their close friends or family members officiate their wedding and make it more of a personal and meaningful experience. Especially with the current restrictions in place surrounding COVID-19, this may be even […]

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7/13/20

When you’re looking for the venue for your wedding day, it’s important to consider options that best suit your style, fits into your planned budget, and is in your ideal location. Here are five new venues in and around Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and surrounding areas. Venues in Washington, D.C. Ajax DC Ajax DC, a new […]

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6/25/20

Your wedding is all about you! So your wedding day should reflect that. As a couple, you should plan a day that is uniquely you; not what you’ve seen on Pinterest, in wedding magazines, or at your friend’s wedding. There are so many things that end up being included in a wedding day that are […]

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6/17/20

Planning a wedding can be stressful for just about everyone, and it’s easy to get carried away. But, it’s an experience that you want to enjoy so it’s important to take care of yourself. This is where self-care comes in. Self-care can mean many different things, but essentially should be anything that takes care of […]

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5/20/20

It was never my plan to become a wedding planner. In fact, until I began the process of planning my own interfaith, interracial wedding in 2012, my only understanding of what a wedding planner did was from (terrible) 2000’s rom-com movies about the profession. I’m looking at you, J. Lo.  It can be hard to […]

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Dantus & Co. Events specializes in wedding planning & design in the greater Washington, D.C. area and beyond. Our couples are busy professionals who love details, want to incorporate several cultures or religions into their big day, and need a wedding planner who gets it to help.