Did you realize that one-quarter of today’s engaged couples will choose a destination wedding to celebrate the beginning of their lives together? Gathering your closest friends and family and taking off to an exotic or distant locale is no longer something reserved for celebrities and the super-rich. It is reality and totally within your reach. …

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When it comes to planning your wedding, pretty much everything is optional. For example, you can wear a suit, rather than a dress and forgo the wedding cake for smaller “cupcake bites.” It’s your day, which means it’s all up to you. However, one thing you can’t forego is the venue. You have to have …

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Africa might not be the first continent you think of when you finish planning your wedding celebrations and get ready to jet off on your honeymoon.  Places like the Caribbean or the Maldives are often viewed as the go-to destinations for newlyweds but the Kingdom in the Sky has a few tricks up its sleeves when …

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1.    Be Beautiful You need to look your best on the day. Not only will all of your friends and family be attending the most important day of your life, but the photographers will also be there as well. You need to plan your beauty routine well in advance. Book an appointment for day spa …

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Madison james wedding dresses

A lot of brides aren’t spending thousands upon thousands on their wedding gowns anymore. Instead, they’re saving the money and putting it towards the honeymoon, the house, or other more practical areas – like student loans! So, it’s only natural that one of the biggest buzzes in the wedding world right now is on affordable, …

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2018’s engagement ring trends embrace subtle, unique touches. From distinctive diamond shapes to eye-catching (and money saving) gemstone rings, this year’s trends show that there’s a lot to love on the scene right now. Let’s take a closer look at the best of 2018’s engagement ring trends.  Choose a Moissanite  Moissanite is a relatively new …

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So the question has been popped and the wedding bells are ringing loud and clear. One of the first things you’ll want to do is decide a venue for your destination wedding. It’s your big day after all, and you want a fairytale wedding that can fit in your pocket. We have just the place …

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January may not be the most popular choice for vacationing but it’s becoming more popular in the wedding world for winter wonderland celebrations. In turn, that makes honeymoon planning a bit different. Choosing to travel throughout the winter months may seem tricky, but there are actually some incredible options! Some of the best reasons to …

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You may be a single woman desiring a healthy, serious relationship, a relationship that can lead to marriage. Your idea of a good marriage partner is someone who you have known for some time, be it a young man of your age group or a much older one. Maybe you had at some time in …

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Bride and Groom getting married in a backyard wedding themed celebration

Transforming the backyard into something beautiful could be your ticket to the most perfect (and affordable) of dream weddings. Whether it’s your own, your parents, or a family friend, this is a great way to cut costs on high-priced venues and create a magical event to remember – for both you and your guests. With …

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Wedding planning is stressful. I’m sure most people would agree with that statement. But does it have to be?  Any event that involves assembling various distant family members into one venue is always going to be a bit anxiety-inducing. But it definitely doesn’t have to be as stressful as most bride and grooms make it. …

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A wedding is such an emotional and touching moment of your life,  and what a better way to celebrate the bond of two loving hearts than to perform a ceremony in a charming garden with your nearest and dearest, surrounded by blooming bushes and wonderful flowers? Thankfully, there are plenty of outdoor decorations you can …

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Weddings can be crazy elaborate affairs if you want them to be. You may have dreamed of a fairytale wedding or perhaps something from your favorite book, movie or show. Thankfully, that’s not an impossible dream. All you need is good planning and a penchant for doing something new. Gone are the days when weddings …

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After you had your fairy-tale wedding, why not linger in that romantic bubble a little while longer and continue on across the big pond for a dreamy European honeymoon? Wander the old streets in the City of Love, then venture on to vibrant London, before ending your trip with a touch of “dolce vita” in …

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Bridesmaids and Bride in Winter Wedding

Shopping for something special for your gals should be one of the most fun “have-to’s” throughout the wedding planning process. So, enjoy it and be creative. For celebrations that fall throughout the winter months, use that chilly romance as inspiration for your gifts! Below you’ll find 8 fabulous winter-inspired bridesmaids’ gifts. Each of them has …

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Bride and Bridesmaids in the Fall

Choosing gifts for the bridesmaids may be one of the easiest choices you make throughout the wedding planning process. But, that doesn’t mean you may be in need of some fun ideas. If you’re exchanging vows throughout the autumn months, using the season as a means of inspiration is key! Today, we’re sharing 8 great …

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Personalization in your wedding can take on many forms including DIYing your wedding flowers, which can be a cost-effective and fun project to tackle before the Big Day. It does, however, take careful planning to ensure its success. Choosing the right flowers is one important aspect of taking on a DIY wedding project like creating …

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Hiring a wedding photographer is an investment, not just of money, but trust. Weddings don’t come with “do-over” options, so you need to be confident that you have hired the right company. How can you assure that you’ve made the right match? Here are some tips for vetting your wedding photographer. Find Your Candidates Begin …

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Over $3.5billion was borrowed to pay for weddings in the USA last year as couples looked to make their big day the most memorable of their lives. 80% of newlyweds have paid via credit for aspects of their weddings, with the humble credit card one of the popular methods of payment to make the big …

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Before you set the date, you’ll have to set the location. Even if you don’t want to rush the wedding or the planning, it’s a good idea to go ahead and book a spot in advance before your choices of times are limited. What are some ways to go about having a wedding? Do you …

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Securing your wedding venue isn’t just a huge relief to check off your to-do list, but it sets the stage for the remainder of your planning leading up to the big day. There’s a lot that weighs on your decision, and some important questions that you need to ask before writing that deposit check. Initial …

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A lot of planning goes into your big day. But just because you’ve tied the knot doesn’t mean that you’re done with wedding tasks. There’s still plenty to do after you’ve said, “I do.” Within the first year of your newly minted marriage, you’ll still have a long list of items that need to be …

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Whether you’re the maid of honor or father of the bride, you’re probably on a mission to deliver a killer wedding speech. A heartfelt line or two, maybe even a giggle-inducing punchline, we’re here to help! This is your moment to really express your love, happiness, and well-wishes for the happy couple, so it’s important …

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Congrats! You just got engaged and are basking in the warm glow of the love of your future partner and the congratulatory gestures of family and friends. Now it dawns on you that planning a wedding is expensive and you’re not sure how to pull off a traditional wedding with the finances you and your …

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Ah, the Swiss, they truly know how to live. They have all the best chocolate, heavenly cheese and incredible white wine – which is actually one of their best-kept secrets. So it may not come as a big surprise that many couples opt for Swiss goodies on their special day or even choose Switzerland as …

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While weddings are based on tradition, your special day doesn’t have to be confined to the same old standards. You can take your wedding from ordinary to extraordinary by integrating unique features and personal details. From invitations to your getaway car, give your wedding the wow-factor it deserves. Here are some tips on how you …

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Wedding Ring Display

You’ve got the venue. You’ve got the photographer. You even have the dress of your dreams. You have everything a bride or groom needs to make these nuptials happen… except for the rings! On top of that, your engagement ring was super unique and no existing ring will do. How do you go about getting …

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Traditionally, weddings are all about the bride. Sure, the groom is there also. You couldn’t really have a wedding without him showing up. But he has never really been the star of the show. One indication of this is that when it is time for the big moment, the groom is just standing there with …

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Weddings are amazing. You love them so much that you’re the kind of person who knows every wedding dress designer and the best venues in town. You woke up early to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And recently, you’ve been thinking of being a wedding planner yourself. After all, you’ve …

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Whether you DIYed your own celebration or you just so happen to has leftover “things” from the wedding, there are so many different ways to dispose of the goods. Our favorite, of course, is to put them up for resale. You’ll recoup some of your budgets and be able to give someone else a beautiful …

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After what seems like years of planning, your wedding day is finally coming up this summer. While you are thrilled to be getting married during such a sunny and beautiful time of the year, you are also a bit concerned about how the hot weather might wreak havoc on your makeup. In addition, you know …

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Paper flowers are beautiful and they’re such a unique way to set the tone for your big day. Not only is it better on the budget, but you’ll be able to transform the party into something with a handmade, personal touch. If you’re a fan of texture and getting your hands dirty with craftiness, then …

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Regardless of whether your big day is around the corner or in a few months’ time, it’s vital to start considering your bridal beauty preparation routine. Assuming that you have secured your wedding venue and picked out your dress, now is the perfect time to focus on yourself. Here, we’re taking a look at how …

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It’s your big day, and the details are all starting to come together. Many people think it’s all about the dress, but without the perfect venue to match your ultimate vision, you could be left out in the cold — literally. Trying to choose just one place from all the wedding venues that are available …

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Congratulations! You are now the second most important guest at the wedding, meaning you are one of the bridesmaids. This means that you were tasked to deal with the whole bachelorette party and in this case, organizational matters might fall a little too difficult on you. Below is a short step-by-step guide on how to …

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