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5 different places to wear a tuxedo

5 different places to wear a tuxedo

Fine menswear isn’t a luxury, it’s an investment. You don’t need to own a tux to wear one, of course — just renting one for a night or two opens you up to black tie events that otherwise might be off-limits to you. If you’ve never rented a tuxedo for anything other than prom, you…

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What factors affect the cost of your wedding venue?

What factors affect the cost of your wedding venue?

Everybody wants an impressive venue for their wedding. But different venues can cost radically different amounts of money. In general, the more unusual or fancy the venue, the more money you’ll pay. But these aren’t the only factors affecting your wedding’s cost. Some venues may seem more expensive than others, but they may come with…

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5 great alternative wedding venues

5 great alternative wedding venues

While traditional church or backyard weddings are certainly lovely, there is a strong trend towards using alternative venues for weddings. Places such as a park, castle, farm or other location that have meaning for the couple are becoming increasingly popular. If you are planning a wedding, consider having your ceremony are one of these somewhat…

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The most expensive wedding venues in the world

The most expensive wedding venues in the world

Weddings give a lot of couples sticker shock. Renting a venue, catering, invitations, tux rentals, a wedding gown and everything else can seriously add up. But you’re probably on the budget plan compared to these venues! Read on to learn about some of the most expensive wedding venues in the world — and all the…

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Outdoor vs Indoor weddings: Pros and cons

Outdoor vs Indoor weddings: Pros and cons

Wedding planning requires you to make a lot of decisions, ranging from minor to major. Without a doubt, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want your wedding to take place indoors or outdoors. In fact, this is one of the first choices you’ll need to make before you can…

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Spice up your wedding with these 5 offbeat venues

Spice up your wedding with these 5 offbeat venues

Many people opt for a traditional wedding setting — like a church, landmark or tourist destination. These settings have timeless appeal. But some couples want to break out of the usual wedding venues, and try something different. Cut loose and let your personality shine by choosing one of these five unusual venues for your wedding.…

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Should You Put Wedding Expenses On a Credit Card?

Should You Put Wedding Expenses On a Credit Card?

Flowers, food, decor, and attire are a few of the many things you’ll spend money on to make a memorable wedding. There’s no denying that weddings are costly. In fact, the average cost of a wedding was just north of $35,000 in 2016. So, how do you afford all these costs? Most Americans don’t have…

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5 tips for choosing your wedding venue

5 tips for choosing your wedding venue

You’re getting married! But before you can make all the fun plans like your DIY favors and finding your perfect wedding dress (squeal!) you need to decide where you are going to get married. Not only does the location help set the tone for your day, but it can also play a factor in the…

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8 ways to improve your wedding cake experience

8 ways to improve your wedding cake experience

No one readily admits it, but an elegantly crafted wedding cake can fiercely compete for glory with the newlyweds. A wedding cake acts as a superb conversation starter at cocktails, and it is an important focal point. Its presence on the table should help brighten the entire room. To ensure a pleasing outcome with long-lasting…

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The tradition of the wedding cake

The tradition of the wedding cake

Weddings didn’t originate with elaborate wedding cakes and easy suit and tux rental services. It took hundreds of years for weddings to evolve into their current form. These days, most brides and grooms couldn’t imagine their wedding without a decadent wedding cake. This wasn’t always the case. ANCIENT ROME Ancient Romans did enjoy a special…

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Wedding cakes that are not cakes

Wedding cakes that are not cakes

So you’re finally tying the knot–congratulations! There’s a long to-do list for your wedding, but you’re a non-traditional couple. A traditional classic white wedding cake may look lovely, but modern brides often want to offer their guests something more unique, right? Remember, this is all about celebrating what is most meaningful. And wedding cakes can…

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Menguin styled shoots: Our favorite tux/wedding cake combos

Menguin styled shoots: Our favorite tux/wedding cake combos

Being a service in the wedding industry means that we get the opportunity to participate in many styled shoots year-round. There are so many talented wedding planners, photographers, and vendors of all sorts that Menguin gets to share these shoots with. One of our favorite aspects of these shoots is seeing what creative and unique…

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Wedding cake taste test

Wedding cake taste test

In celebration of our cake edition of Coat Tales, we asked Menguin employees to find funky cake recipes online and try to recreate them. Then, we invited couples to come in and give ’em a taste. To be honest, we were expecting the outcomes of these recipes to end up as our own “Pinterest Fail”…

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Skylar Caitlin – Chancey Charm styled shoot

Skylar Caitlin – Chancey Charm styled shoot

Skylar Caitlin, of Chancey Charm Wedding Planning and Design, recently did a styled shoot in Houston, Texas featuring one of our tuxes. Her passion for what she does is so clear in her sophisticated and elegant styling. Her work is comprehensive and refined, yet effortless. When she approached us to work together for this shoot,…

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Honeymoon do-over: Menguin CEO

Honeymoon do-over: Menguin CEO

We asked our CEO, Justin, where he would choose to re-do his honeymoon if given the chance. Justin was previously a travel writer; we knew we could trust his judgment on everything travel-related. Lucky for us, him and his wife, Kristin, had already done a honeymoon do-over. Here’s what he had to say. I didn’t…

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Your funniest honeymoon stories

Your funniest honeymoon stories

We asked some of our Menguin customers for their funniest honeymoon stories. Here are our favorites of what we got back. Enjoy – we know we did. We went to Costa Rica on our honeymoon. We had all kinds of dangerous adventures, white water rafting, grappling down waterfalls, scuba diving. None as dangerous as simply…

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10 best honeymoon beaches

10 best honeymoon beaches

Before founding Menguin, CEO Justin Delaney spent years as a travel writer. He and his wife have traveled the globe, making him our resident guru on all things destination. So, we asked him to share the best of the best beaches for honeymoons from around the world. Here are his Top 10: Turks and Caicos…

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Most unusual honeymoon destinations

Most unusual honeymoon destinations

Planning a wedding can be stressful. But once all the most crucial things are taken care of — venue booking, cake tasting, and suit rental for the wedding party — it’s time for the real fun to start. The honeymoon is the chance to explore an exotic locale with a new life partner, so why…

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3 honeymoon destination ideas and itineraries

3 honeymoon destination ideas and itineraries

Congratulations, you’re married! Now that the formalities are done, pack your best evening attire and grab the speedo and bikini: It’s time to head out on your honeymoon. We’ve rounded up our top three honeymoon destination suggestions and are even providing your itinerary for this dream vacay with your brand-new spouse.   THE MALDIVES Made…

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What not to pack on your honeymoon

What not to pack on your honeymoon

Now that it’s all said and done, you are ready to hit the road and enjoy married life on your honeymoon. While you may be thinking about what to pack, we’ve got some suggestions on what NOT to pack. These are important, so pay close attention. Family   Sleep Apnea mask   Your lucky undies/socks…

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