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Amazon Prime Membership Benefits

Amazon Prime Membership Benefits Prime Perks Overview Free 2 day shipping Wedding registry discounts and free gifts Free music Free movies & TV shows Free e-books So much more! I’ve personally been an Amazon Prime Member for so many years I can’t even remember. I started with a free 30…

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!…
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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…
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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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How to Pick a Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress Shopping Advice You said “Yes” to the ring. Now, it’s time to say “Yes” to the dress! Finding the wedding dress of your dreams might be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be a depressing experience. And, let’s be honest. The dress plays a huge part in planning…
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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.…
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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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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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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…

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…
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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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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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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. …
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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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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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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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Holiday Gifts for Fiance

Holiday Gift Ideas for your Fiance The holiday season will be here before you know it. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping for your fiance.  The longer you’re married, gift giving might become more difficult. But when you’re engaged, you haven’t exhausted all your gift ideas yet! Here’s…
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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…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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…