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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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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 Deal With Opinionated Parents

Help! My parents are trying to control my wedding We all love our parents.  But sometimes wedding planning can cause tension between you. Especially when your mother wants to invite all her co-workers and your father wants a wedding cigar bar. When it comes to weddings, everyone has an opinion.…

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…
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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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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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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…

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!…

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…

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…

How to Include Kids in your Wedding

Tips for Including Kids in your Wedding When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the decisions that couples have to make is whether or not to include children in the ceremony. For those who decide to have kids as part of their big day, it can be a…
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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…

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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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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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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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…
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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…

How to Start an Amazon Wedding Gift Registry

How to start an Amazon Wedding Registry Amazon is one of the best places to create a wedding registry. It’s convenient for your guests and you get a lot of extra perks too, like 20% off any items that your guests didn’t purchase! Here’s a step by step guide to…
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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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How to Deal with Wedding Planning Disappointment

Avoid Wedding Planning Drama It’s still your special day, but when you are planning a wedding, you have to keep others in mind besides just yourself. Many wedding guests and those helping with planning have their own lives and are dealing with their own problems. If your Maid of Honor…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What to pack in wedding day bag

Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials This page contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. You have the wedding dress, the shoes, undergarments, veil, and jewelry.  Now, you are ready to get married. It’s a long day and…