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

4 Practical Ways to Unplug Your Wedding

What's an unplugged wedding, and why should you consider one? Read on if having your guests be attentive to the ceremony, and witnessing the union of you and your intended is important to you.I’m going to start this article with the end: you really WANT to have an unplugged wedding!...more
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Welcome to the Planning Life, Welcome!

Once you start planning for your wedding, you will love to plan or hate to plan either way you must be plan your wedding wholeheartedly. I feel once you start having ill feelings toward planning your wedding, you will not be satisfied once the Big Day is finally here. Don’t let wedding planning consume your life or alter your attitude because no one want to feel your wrath or deal with your irrational behavior. Don’t be a Bridezilla!...more

Imperfect Weddings, Imperfect Marriages

Since I am fresh from having a wedding on May 25, 2013, I decided to write a blog post about my experience of being a bride. I wasn’t your average bride because my husband and I eloped on May 26, 2011 with only our immediately family knowing about our secret journey. I enjoy getting eloped because it was my husband and I professing our everlasting love and commitment to one another at the Justice of the Peace's home in Attleboro, MA. Just us, no bridal party, no fancy dress, no drama, no first dance or the ambiance....more