I Had A Beautiful Wedding & You Should Too!

So, I don't know when this fad started of hating on brides that are actually excited about their wedding day, but it needs to stop pronto! It just gets under my skin and makes me so mad. So, I just wanna take a moment and tell the HATERS........more

6 Wedding Planning Myths It’s Time to Forget About

Wedding planning can be so stressful. Everywhere you look there are checklists, websites, blog posts, etc telling you what you need to do for your wedding. And as if the process isn’t stressful enough, they aren’t all true. Scratch that. TONS of them aren’t true. There are so many wedding planning myths out there that it’s time to forget about. Brides are particularly susceptible to media and advertising. We see something and immediately think it has to be a part of our wedding day. We see something pretty and we buy it. We hear a myth and we believe it....more
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Wedding Planning Paralysis

That time has come for my SO and I to start planning our wedding for 2016.  Over my adult life, I've been to several weddings.  Some stick out in my mind others just kind of blur together. I've seen friends take several months to plan their weddings others seem to have taken only a couple of weeks.  Having never been through the process, I didn't realize how many decisions would need to be made....more

10 Websites to Make Wedding Planning Easier

When Dave and I first got engaged, I had no idea where to start with the planning. I think I was the rare girl who, even being in a serious relationship and knowing we would get married, hadn’t starting thinking of wedding plans! I had just graduated college, so pretty much all of my time had been spent reading, studying, sleeping, repeat. Being the master Googler that I am, it didn’t take me long to find some websites that had great wedding planning resources. Over the next two years, I would go on to find loads more....more

6 Ways to Be a Gracious Bride

Every engaged gal fears being called the B-word.  You know which one I’m talking about.  The one that insinuates that you’re being selfish, controlling, and/or unrealistic.  I’ll be honest – when you’re planning your wedding and things aren’t going quite as you had thought they would, it’s actually not all that difficult to slip into the role of a Bridezilla. ...more
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6 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

I think choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning. This is especially true if you’re like Dave and I, and had the ceremony and reception at the same venue.Quite often, venues have onsite catering as well. So you’re not just choosing the space for the wedding, but the food as well! The staff will set up the ceremony and reception, serve dinner, make sure everything runs smoothly, etc. It’s an important decision....more
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Shopping For a Wedding Dress? Don't Make These Mistakes

One of the most important decisions a bride makes before she walks down the aisle is about her wedding gown. On this, one of the most special occasions of her life, a bride wants to look and feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. She will call upon friends and family members for opinions and help with finding the perfect dress, and she should not settle until she has that “this is the one!” a-ha moment....more
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Wedding Planning 101: What is my fiancé’s part in all of this?

 Congratulations! You just got engaged! Your fiancé spent countless hours comparing diamonds and settings and finally got the courage to get down on one knee. He was nervous and sweating and happy and excited....more

Wedding Planning 101: Stationary

My best friend just started to plan her wedding and she has been asking me a ton of questions. As I listen to her talk about her plans, I instantly get that overwhelmed feeling all over again. There are a million questions that need to be answered!I remember all the big-ticket items that you must take care of right away. But after talking to her about DJ’s and photographers and flowers and photo booths, I realized I was missing the most important item: the wedding stationary!1 // Save-the-Dates ...more