10 Tips for Managing Wedding-Planning Stress

A week before my wedding, one of my bridesmaids asked me if I was stressed. On that day, I was quitting my corporate job to pursue my dream career. I had the whole week off before my wedding. I replied, “What is there to be stressed about? I have plenty of time to get everything done before the big day.”Or so I thought....more

Planning Your Destination Wedding 101

So you're tying the knot, and you've decided to take the road less traveled, opting for ocean breezes and picturesque sunset nuptials in the sand. Wedding planning can be stressful and overwhelming no matter where your event is happening, but organizing your big day in an entirely different country comes with its own set of challenges. Here are a few pieces of advice to keep in mind while planning your destination wedding:...more
I live in a great destination wedding town of Lowell, Michigan. There is a good selection of ...more

When I Tried to Buy My Ex-SIL's New Wedding Dress

My name is Chris and I am an over-helper.I am in a helping profession so it’s no surprise that it also comes out in my personal life.  I like to help friends, neighbors, and my larger community.  Often, this works out well and is a win-win:  I get to feel good about being a helper and the helpee is, well, helped.There are instances where my helping is detrimental.  I caught myself in one of these scenarios at year’s end when I attempted to buy someone’s wedding dress for them.Yes, you read that right--I actually thought this was okay....more
yesnofilms , I take it your messages contain advice or ideas on how to help?  I've been there ...more

11 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Beautiful Wedding

My husband and I got married and had a full reception for 300 guests for under $15,000. And no, it did not look like a budget wedding....more

7 People You Don’t Have to Invite to Your Wedding

I think anyone who has planned a wedding would agree that the guest list is one of the most stressful parts. It definitely was for me! In fact, it would probably the only part of wedding planning that really caused me a great deal of stress and the only part that caused me to shed any tears. Basically, it sucks trying to narrow down everyone you know to fit into one guest list. One of the things that can make it so stressful is the pressure you’re going to face from friends and family regarding who should be on the guest list....more

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
I like your post a lot! It's completely relevant as brides seem to be spending more and more on ...more

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
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