Fun and Creative “Save the Date” Ideas

Once you have set your wedding date, you want everyone to know. Not only do you want to announce to the world that you are getting married in a particular date, you also want to give people plenty of notice so that they can be sure to be there on your special day. Before you start sending out wedding invitations, it is smart to send out “save the date” notices. This way, your intended guests will have plenty of advance notice that they will be receiving invitations to your wedding. This is especially important if any guests will have to get time off to travel to your wedding, or you expect guests to travel for a destination wedding. Now, you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. You want your “save the date” notices to be unique and creative. That is just what you will have when you take inspiration from the following ideas....more

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans and T-Shirts not an option-3

2 Weddings... One month – Jeans and T-Shirts not an option-3Matthew 6:30 [Full Chapter]If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?...more

Save Money with Unique Wedding Favors

Weddings are wonderful, but they can also be incredibly expensive. Yes, you want to have the best of everything, but you don’t need to break the bank and go into debt in order to do it. You can have a beautiful wedding on a budget, without sacrificing anything. For instance, many things for your wedding service and reception can be hand-made, such as the wedding favors you will be giving to your guests. Here are some great options that won’t cost much and are easy to make....more

How to Have Your Perfect Wedding

How to Have Your Perfect WeddingAh, it's that time of year again. The time when besotted brides and grooms vow to love, honor, and cherish their sweethearts until death they do part......more

Celebrating Our First Anniversary!

Hello everyone!I'm coming off of a fabulous weekend. Friday was my last day of work in Houston. School's out for summer, and I said goodbye to the kiddos. Saturday was my first day of relaxation, and I watched TV in my pj's from 8am to noon. On Sunday, Ryan and I celebrated our first anniversary!...more

Windex, Wonky Prongs, and Wedded Bliss

My engagement ring is completely fake.  Well, the setting is real, actually:  a circa 1995 gold and silver Tiffany style setting, with a wonky prong that after 20 years borders on being horizontal.  The oversized prongs were originally designed to hold a carat-sized diamond securely to the setting, preparing for an investment so important that it calls for protection and dependability, for power and stability—platinum.  I, however, have all that pomp and circumstance holding tightly to a cubic zirconia....more

7 Websites That Make Online Wedding Planning Easy

The most important day of your life is also one of the most stressful of days to plan. Your wedding is something that you are going to remember for the rest of your life, so you want to make sure that everything is going to be perfect and go smoothly on your special day.Image: Africa Studio via ShutterstockNot only is wedding planning stressful, it is incredibly expensive. The average wedding these days costs around $30,000, and that doesn’t necessarily include the cost of the honeymoon. Luckily, there are several online tools you can use to make wedding planning easier, and less expensive. Here are some of our top picks....more

To the Small Things of Marriage

In a couple of weeks, my husband and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary.  We've discussed possible plans.  I suggested a weekend spent organizing our house.  While I believe that one will be vetoed as simply too un-anniversary-like, I'm cool with us not doing it big or giving each other expensive gifts.  I have told him as much and I believe he would like it notarized.  ...more