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Wedding Day Gifts for Spouse

Gift Ideas for Spouse on Wedding Day If you’re a gal, you probably love giving gifts! If you’re a guy, probably not so much. Couples enjoy giving a wedding day gift to their new spouse. And hopefully it’s one that won’t wind up in the back corner of the closet. …

Wedding Gifts You Need to Register For

50 Gifts Engaged Couples Should Register For Not sure what gifts to add to your wedding registry? Even if you think you have everything, now’s a great time to add some new items to your home that you’ve always had your eye on. Or, register for replacements or “upgrades” of…

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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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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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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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 Organize Wedding Plans

How to Stay Organized During Wedding Planning Is wedding planning driving you insane? Not sure how to go about keeping everything organized? You are not the only one who is facing this first world problem. Shop: Wedding Planners Even the simplest wedding involves planning an, every couple must organize a…
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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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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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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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How to Get Ready for Engagement Photos

Engagement Photography Ideas Are you engaged and living in a premarital bliss? Then it’s time to snap some engagement photos. But why you should take engagement photos? Besides the fact that it’s fun? First of all, it’s an easy way to announce your engagement. You can send Save The Date…
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Wedding Guest List Advice

Wedding Guest List Advice Who should score an invite to the big day? You are getting married! Mazel tov! You are over the moon with excitement.  But…you have to plan a wedding first. And let’s be real ladies. One of the most dreaded tasks is finalizing the wedding guest list.…
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How to earn extra money to pay for wedding

Side Hustle Ideas to Fund Your Wedding Get exclusive discount coupon codes and earn cash back on your wedding purchases and honeymoon travel with Rakuten! Get $10 for free when you sign up through this special link. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You…
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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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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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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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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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Free Wedding Budget Planner

FREE WEDDING BUDGET PLANNER Plan the wedding of your dreams without going broke! Grab your FREE wedding budget worksheets! Yes, I need this! Loading… Yay! Get ready to plan the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Your Wedding Budget Worksheets are on their way to your inbox! We hate…
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Easy Ways To Save Money At Your Wedding

How To Save Money At Your Wedding It’s a known fact that weddings cost money. A lot of money! You’ll be busy worrying about how to save money on wedding expenses and trying to find ways to stay organized. Many couples struggle trying to save money for their wedding while…

Virtual Wedding Planning Guide

Live stream your wedding online so everyone can attend! 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 on…
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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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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…

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…
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Where to Save & Where to Splurge

“Say Yes” To The Perfect Wedding Budget First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the wedding bill! Getting married is what you’ve always dreamed of. You imagine yourself next to the person you love, exchanging vows of eternal love. In the background the wedding planner is waiting for the…
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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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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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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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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…
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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…