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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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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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Affordable Wedding Decorations on Amazon

Affordable Wedding Decorations Beautiful wedding decor is the perfect way to finalize your wedding day vision!  The cost can add up very quickly though.  This is where your new best friend Amazon comes in. It’s the best place to buy wedding decorations. Not only can you buy in bulk for…
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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…
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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…

Date Night Games at Home

2 Player Game Ideas for Date Night Date nights might look a little different now that you’re staying at home more. That’s ok, because I’ve got some fun alternatives to the standard “Netflix and Chill” date night. There are so many unique 2 player games out there that are perfect…
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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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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…
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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 Pick your Bridesmaids

How to Pick your Bridesmaids Are you having a meltdown before the wedding? Are you looking for a shoulder to cry on? Insert your bride tribe, aka your Bridesmaids and Maid of Honor. The support group that will be by your side from the start to finish. The team that…
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Start A Wedding Blog

Write about your wedding planning AND make money from it with a wedding blog! Why should you start a wedding blog? You’re planning a wedding and learning a lot! Why not share your wedding planning advice with the world and earn some extra money to pay for your own wedding?…
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How to Plan a Unique Wedding

Unique Wedding Ideas Are you bored with the classic wedding traditions? Do you want to decorate the venue with huge lollipops? Or do you want to create a “Game of Thrones” inspired wedding? DO IT! That’s what being an #authenticbride is all about! Don’t let anybody make you feel bad…

Free Virtual Wedding Technology Guide

How to pull off a virtual wedding without the technical difficulties Host the wedding of your dreams for your guests online, without the stress. It’s easy to live stream your wedding with this FREE Virtual Wedding Technology Guide! – Compare online platforms – Learn the pros and cons of each…
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How to take care of engagement & wedding rings

Protect Your Engagement Ring Your engagement ring is special. It’s not just a another piece of jewelry. It’s a symbol of your relationship with your fiance and the love you share together. But, your engagement ring needs some TLC, just like you. If you want to keep your ring in…

Wedding Budget Bundle

Want to take your wedding budget to the next level? Get this exclusive Wedding Budget Bundle for only $7! The Bundle includes 4 of our best selling wedding planning products, which will teach out:  How to create a budget from scratch 25 ways to save money on your wedding Wedding…

Virtual Wedding Planning Guide

How to plan your virtual wedding in only 5 weeks! Have you decided to change your wedding plans due to the pandemic? You can have a beautiful virtual wedding online without the stress! Getting married is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life together. With everything going…
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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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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…
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How to get fiance excited about wedding planning

Ways to Include Your Fiance in the Wedding Planning Let’s face it, ladies. Not everybody is interested in color-coordinated binders and chair covers. But, they’re more than happy to go on a few cake tasting appointments. Am I right? No planning, no stress, right? Just because your fiance doesn’t have…
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Free Wedding Budget Planner

FREE WEDDING BUDGET PLANNER Plan the wedding of your dreams without going broke! Grab your FREE wedding budget tracker! Send me the freebie! You’re in! You’re ready to plan the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Here is your free Wedding Budget Tracker. We hate spam and pinky…
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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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Free Checklist Ways To Save For Wedding

80 ways to save money to help pay for your weddingPLUS10 free printable checklists! Weddings are expensive. Finding ways to cut costs to help save some extra moola can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Get started with these 80 money saving tips + 10 FREE printable checklists!…
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Questions to ask wedding photographer

Wedding Photographer Questions Not sure what questions to ask your potential wedding photographer? Be sure to do your research ahead of time, so you’re not disappointed when you get your photos back and it’s too late. You only get once chance to do it right. You don’t want to skip…
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How to Pick a Wedding Venue

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue After the first kiss as husband and wife, it’s time to PARTY! This is the most fun part of the wedding day. It’s the perfect time to connect with relatives and friends, drink, eat delicious food, and dance. Your options really are endless! You can…
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How to Create a Wedding Budget

Creating 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 spending a…
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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…

How to Plan a Virtual Wedding

How to plan a virtual wedding Have you decided to change your wedding plans due to the pandemic? Here’s how you can have a beautiful virtual wedding online! I know it was probably a hard decision to postpone or cancel the big wedding you had been planning. With many states…

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!…