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Unique Wedding Favors

Unique Wedding Favors

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If you want to show your wedding party just how much they mean to you on your big day, check out these ideas for unique wedding favors. Personalized cocktail glasses Homemade soaps Jars of jams Personalized tote bags Custom shot glasses Donuts S'mores kit Sunglasses (for summer or destination/tropical weddings) Bottle openers Containers of local honey Temporary tattoos

What To Look For In A Caterer

What To Look For In A Caterer

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Here is a list of things to look for in your wedding catering company choice: - Responsiveness and Personal Interest in Your Needs - Flexibility Regarding Menu Options - Willingness to Provide Tastings - Familiarity with the Venue - Complete Explanation of Services/Goods Promised in the Contract - A Well-Defined Cancellation Plan - References You Can Call and Talk To - An Experienced Chef and Kitchen Staff

30 Essential Wedding Planning Tips & Tricks

30 Essential Wedding Planning Tips & Tricks

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30 Essential Wedding Planning Tips & Tricks Cover all your wedding planning bases with these expert tips no soon-to-be-wed should be without. When planning your wedding, there are things nice to know, and then there are things you need to know—advice so essential that any bride who's lucky enough to hear it thinks, "I'm so glad someone told me that!" If you're wondering whether there's something you may have missed (or even if you've got eve...

Maid of Honor Duties

Maid of Honor Duties

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Maid of Honor Duties Pre-Wedding  Attend bridal shows with the bride If needed, attend venue meetings with the bride.  After all, you know her best and you know what she likes and dislikes Help create an inspiration board (Pinterest, in a binder) Go wedding dress shopping (take pictures) Attend dress fittings (you may have to help on the wedding day) Get the bridesmaids together for their dresses, shoes, etc. Offer to pay for your outfit Assist with wedding planni...

5 Things You Can Carry Down the Aisle That Aren't Flowers

5 Things You Can Carry Down the Aisle That Aren't Flowers

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Fact: Wedding flower bouquets are gorgeous.  There's a reason why tons of brides choose to use them as their big-day splurge!  Though there are some brides-to-be who might want to forego the traditional blooms. For some, it's the cost, for others, environmental concerns. Some brides have allergies to consider, and others simply love the idea of incorporating more original and sometimes sentimental details. So, whether you're eco- or budget-conscious ...

Wedding Planners Tell All - 11 Things They Wish Brides-To-Be Knew

Wedding Planners Tell All - 11 Things They Wish Brides-To-Be Knew

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Your planner is there to help you bring your dream wedding to life. That said, a wedding planner is not your personal assistant or your family therapist — even if some brides believe that's part of the job description. Of course, planners can't tell their clients they're acting like a bridezilla, but they can tell us!  Here, wedding planners reveal the things they don't have the heart to say to your face. Take notes, ladies. "We want you to make your own dec...

How Not To Become A Bridezilla

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Of course, you're a kind, loving, emotionally generous person. But you're also an engaged woman. That means you are susceptible to succumbing to the temporary but extremely toxic (for others) condition called, "Bridezilla." As anyone who has been through it can attest, wedding planning is one of the most stressful endeavors known to womankind. You and/or your parents are spending thousands of dollars on an event that will last a few hours yet live...

20 Tips to Plan Your Wedding on a Budget

20 Tips to Plan Your Wedding on a Budget

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                              1. Avoid guest list bloat. Although you might be tempted to throw everyone you know on your guest list, that isn’t always a great idea. With each addition you make, you’re adding additional costs while also making your wedding less intimate. To a degree, this was a trap we fell into with our own wedding – our g...

Top Tips to Choosing Your Wedding Party

Top Tips to Choosing Your Wedding Party

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           They're your support group, your A-team, your wedding day front line. Here's a crash course on creating your perfect wedding party.  Choosing who will stand up with you on one of the most important days of your life may seem daunting, but don’t worry— here’s a few step  to walk you through it.  Take a deep breath, we promise it’s not as tough as it seems. Think t...

HOW MUCH DOES THE AVERAGE WEDDING COST?

HOW MUCH DOES THE AVERAGE WEDDING COST?

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                     Your wedding day creates memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, those memories often come at a high price — and that price is on the rise. The average wedding cost has increased significantly in recent years, making it more difficult for couples to save enough money to pay for their dream weddings or other goals like buying a house...

12 Steps to Finding the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

12 Steps to Finding the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams

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 1. Start your search about nine months to a year prior to your wedding date, if possible. Designer gowns should be ordered six to nine months in advance to ensure there is enough time for delivery and alterations.  If you want to customize your dress by adding beading or lace or by modifying the neckline or train, it can take even longer, so plan accordingly. On a time crunch? Ask your consultant if your dress of choice can ...

What’s the Ideal Engagement Length?

What’s the Ideal Engagement Length?

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                                        How long do you have from the moment he puts the ring on your finger to the moment you walk down the aisle? A standard engagement used to be (hold your breath on this one) two years. That's not happening anymore. Not to be a downer, but some people are only staying married for two years. One ye...

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