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How to make extra money online

Weddings are Expensive We get it. And there’s no shame picking up an extra shift at work or looking at other ways you can make extra money to pay for it. Even if it’s for that extravagant wedding cake. We’re not here to judge! There’s a lot of ways you…
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I’m Engaged! Now What?

Congrats, you’re engaged! It’s important to enjoy this special time when you’re recently engaged! Before you jump into wedding planning, remember: your wedding day is your special day to celebrate love. Plan the wedding of your dreams. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.  Now that you’re engaged……
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How to Save Money with Rakuten

Earn Cash Back When You Shop Online For Your Wedding Get ready to save some serious moolah! I have personally used Rakuten for years and am proud to refer them to you!  Weddings are expensive. Even weddings on a budget.  With all the online wedding shopping you’re already doing, why…
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Fighting with Fiance about Wedding

Pre-marital fights? Here’s how to deal with them… Are you engaged and over the moon? You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with your fiance? If the answer is yes, then you are at the right path. But, sometimes the pre-marital bliss can become a nightmare. Many…
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Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Best Man & Groomsmen Guys are typically so easy to please when it comes to gift giving. Give your groomsmen a subscription box that contains beer or meat? You’re golden. Or, why not both? Craft beer and high quality meat go together perfectly! They’ll appreciate the fact…
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How to Avoid Wedding Planning Stress

Stressed about Wedding Planning? Don’t worry. It’s totally normal. First, take a deep breath and repeat out loud “This wedding is about a lifetime of happiness with my fiance. The stress is not worth it. Everything will be OK”. Planning a wedding requires time, money and commitment. You’ll need to…
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Bridal Shower Decorations & Accessories

Bridal Shower Decorations and Accessories Click a category to jump ahead! Invitations Decorations Dessert Games Guest Favors Bride Accessories Bridal Shower Invitations Set of 25 coral and greenery watercolor floral fill in style Bridal Shower invites. Includes envelopes.  Shop Now Set of 30 wedding dress Bridal Shower invitations with envelopes. …
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Fiance

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Valentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate your engagement and show your fiance some love! You don’t have to spend a fortune on a Valentine’s Day gift to show your fiance how much they mean to you. Browse our recommendations for the perfect Valentine’s Day…
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Gift Ideas for Parents & Future In Laws

Wedding Day Gift Ideas for Parents Stressed about finding the perfect gift for your parents and future in laws? Both sets of parents are likely just as stressed about the wedding as you. They want to look good for you on your special day. Which means Mom is spending all…

Gift Ideas for the Bride

Gift Ideas for the Bride to Be Whether you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, Christmas, engagement party, or just because…when the recipient is the Bride to Be, you’ll love these ideas.  Bride Gift Guide Sequins Bride tote is the perfect gift for engaged women so they can show…

Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

Bridal Shower Theme Ideas Are you in charge of throwing an upcoming Bridal Shower? Are you the Bride and need ideas to give your host? Either way, we’ve got you covered with Bridal Shower theme ideas from traditional to totally authentic! Modern Bridal Shower Themes 1. Brunch and Bubbly Enjoy…

Free Virtual Wedding Technology Guide

FREE VIRTUAL WEDDING TECHNOLOGY GUIDE Live stream your wedding without any tech hiccups Grab your FREE virtual wedding technology guide! Send me the freebie! You’re in! You’re ready to plan your virtual wedding.  Here is your free Virtual Wedding Technology Guide. We hate spam and pinky promise to only send…

Date Night Games at Home

2 Player Game Ideas for Date Night There are so many unique 2 player games out there that are perfect for date night. Try something new and pick up a few of these games and plan a fun game night with your fiance! Authentic Bride Guide Tip: Add these games…
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Hidden Wedding Costs

Hidden Wedding Costs & Unplanned Expenses Weddings are lovely. It’s the absolute declaration of love and happiness. But, weddings require money. Typically a lot of money. And many couples fall into the same mistake. They estimate just a portion of the expenses into their wedding budget. Then, wedding planning stress…
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Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Your bridesmaids are your rock throughout the most difficult and stressful periods of your life. Because you love them, you’ve chosen for them to stand by your side and you want to celebrate them with a unique bridesmaid gift.  It’s important to show these wonderful women how…
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Changing your last name after wedding ceremony

How to Change Last Name After Marriage “And now I pronounce you husband and wife”! Or should we say, Mr. and Mrs. Such and Such? In the past women changed their last name, no questions asked. Nowadays many brides want to keep their maiden name. And that’s ok! Some others…

Wedding Invitations

Shop Wedding Invitations The Best Websites to Buy Wedding Invitations Minted Etsy Amazon Zola Zazzle Basic Invite Picking out the perfect wedding invitation can be more overwhelming than what it needs to be. There are so many beautiful options and it can be hard to narrow down. Let us help!…
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Where to Create Wedding Registries

How to Start a Wedding Gift Registry You may be excited to start registering for wedding gifts, or it might make you feel like you’re fishing for gifts.  Either way, you need to create a wedding gift registry. Yes, even if you can’t think of anything you need. Your friends…
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Difficult Bridesmaids

How to Avoid Bridesmaid Drama Bridesmaids. The support system behind every bride. They make sure everything is perfect and everyone is having a great time at the bachelorette party, the bridal shower, and of course throughout the entire wedding day. At least that’s what they’re supposed to do… Shop: Amazing…
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Virtual Wedding Planning Expo

Get your free ticket to a virtual Bridal Expo When you get engaged, one of the things you’re probably looking forward to the most is wedding expos to browse through all the vendor booths and get ideas! Many in person expos are cancelled right now. Or, you’re doing the right…
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Date Nights with fiance

Fun Date Night Ideas Wedding planning is stressful. Once you set the date, you have a giant clock in front of you, bringing you closer to the most amazing day. And you may love your partner will all of your heart, but sometimes the stress affects even the best of…
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Should I include my pet in my wedding

How to Include Dogs in a Wedding Are you a proud owner of a pet? Can’t spend much time apart from your adventurous pup or your lovely cat? Pets are an important member of a couple’s family and your big day might not feel the same without them. But, in…
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Engagement Ring Shopping

Shopping With Your Fiance for an Engagement Ring You and your partner are a fantastic team. You support them and they have your back. If you make the decision together to get married, you will likely buy the engagement ring together, as a team. This is wonderful, but there are…

Fall Backyard Wedding Decorations

Fall Wedding Decorations on a Budget Autumn is the perfect time for a wedding. Depending on where you live, the weather is getting cooler and a great opportunity to host an outdoor wedding. On a budget? I’ve got you covered!  These autumn inspired wedding decorations are the perfect touch to…
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Wedding Gift Registry Overview

Do I need a wedding gift registry? Wedding gifts can be wonderful.  Or, they can be cursed objects that you wish to transfer to another dimension. No matter how you feel about wedding registries, it’s always a good idea to have one.  Not sure where to start? Read this post…
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My family and friends don’t like my fiance

What can I do? My family doesn’t like my fiancé. You get to spend the rest of your life with the person you love and create your own family. But, what happens when your family doesn’t want this man by your side? If that’s the deal then you don’t start…
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Save Money on your Wedding with Amazon

Wedding Items You Can Buy on Amazon ​Trying to save money on your wedding? Tired of driving around to all of the craft and hobby stores in town looking for exactly what you want?  I used Amazon to purchase a lot of items for my wedding because it saved me…
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How to Create a Wedding Budget

How to Create a Wedding Budget Planning a wedding is a wonderful experience. Searching for the dress, the venue, and the wedding decorations can be a fun experience. In order to execute the wedding you’re envisioning, you need time and money, honey! And if you don’t want to end up…
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Interactive Wedding Planner

INTERACTIVE WEDDING PLANNER Because you’re ready to get organized and say goodbye to wedding planning stress! You deserve to enjoy your wedding planning experience.  It starts with a simple, easy to follow plan. I have what you need to get there! I’m giving you an exclusive deal on my digital…
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Who is supposed to host the bachelorette party and bridal shower?

Who will host my bachelorette party and bridal shower? During wedding planning, you and your fiance have to organize every detail. From the invitations to the cake, everything gets the OK by you two. Except one thing: the bridal shower and bachelorette party! For one amazing night — or weekend…