Proper Etiquette for Wedding Thank-You Notes

Just because the wedding is over doesn’t mean the planning is completely done. As the bride and groom, you still have one big thing left to do: Write your wedding thank-you notes.People went out of their way to pick out a nice gift (or write a nice check) for you. Show your appreciation both for the gift and for making the effort to come to your wedding. A simple thank-you note goes a long way....more

Proper Etiquette for Wedding Thank-You Notes

Just because the wedding is over doesn’t mean the planning is completely done. As the bride and groom, you still have one big thing left to do: Write your wedding thank-you notes.People went out of their way to pick out a nice gift (or write a nice check) for you. Show your appreciation both for the gift and for making the effort to come to your wedding. A simple thank-you note goes a long way....more

4 Stylish Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Reception on a Shoestring Budget

Weddings are known for being exorbitantly expensive, but you don't have to drain your bank account to enjoy an unforgettable evening. Try these affordable yet undeniably elegant DIY decorations for a reception that's both beautiful and budget-friendly. Go Big with Balloons...more

Another Letter to the Bride

It happened again. A friend announced her wedding. For her, her wedding day is the most special thing that can happen to a woman. For me, not so much. So here's what I'm thinking of telling her.Your wedding is going to cost us, your family and friends, more than we can afford, or want to spend. You've been living with and traveling with this guy for six years. You both have good incomes. You've got every imaginable household appliance. You've got leather furniture, an entertainment center and each of you drives a new car....more

Marriage

Marriage. Who knew one little word could carry such incredible weight? It is quite hard to wrap my brain around the emotions that overcome us, the experiences we have shared and the decisions that are placed in our hands, each and every day through marriage.When I married Nathan, four years ago today, I was a different Ashli. He will tell you that too, but he a different Nathan....more

4 Ways To Not Make Your Bridesmaids Hate You

I remember watching the show Bridezillas religiously (it was hilarious, especially those first couple of seasons) and being amazed at how absolutely crazy those girls were. I’d promise myself every episode that I would not be like them whenever my time came. When that time in my life did come, I always had those crazyBridezillas in the back of my head and tried to be the opposite of them....more

A Warning About Sparklers and Children

When most people think about childhood memories, you’ll conjure up visions of eating hotdogs and lighting sparklers around the 4th of July. I can’t remember a time when my friends and I would run around the backyard with our little glowing sticks of joy away from strains of schoolwork and living the free life....more

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Death Made Me Get Married

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Impromptu Flower Press from a Coffee Sleeve

I came up with a simple solution for pressing rose petals after an out-of-town wedding, using a cardboard coffee sleeve and a hair clip. ...more
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