If you’re like me, you spend a lot of your time on Pinterest and wedding blogs. Even before I was engaged, I spent endless hours pinning over to-die-for centerpieces and learning about Momzillas. Now that I’m officially getting married, I’m browsing the Internet like it’s going out of style. But fear not. My phone battery’s …

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If you’re in the mood to splurge on your groom, we’ve got a great idea up our sleeves. Come the morning of your wedding, you may want to slide a boxed beauty under his door and then scurry away as he finds the surprise. These luxury watches will wow him and last a lifetime. Add …

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Environmentally friendly, green, sustainable. All are words or phrases that aren’t generally associated with engagement rings. Now, though, there is a very real push to come up with alternatives to the usual way of doing things.  Recycling Any ring that has come back to market without requiring a new diamond or band is the simplest …

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If the big day is coming up and you are looking to lose a few pounds so that you can look great in your wedding dress, the most important thing is to be consistent and build good habits when it comes to your diet. One thing that a lot of people do when they want …

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A timeless peek and one that’s incredibly popular in the wedding world, capturing silhouettes throughout this special day may become your best, tangible memory of the entire experience. It’s romantic, it’s intimate, and it’s an absolute must to have on your photographer’s lists of moments to shoot. If you’re a sucker for these kinds of …

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When it comes to the wedding of a close friend or family member, a good gift can show them how much they mean to you, and how excited you are for the next chapter in their life.  One great wedding gift that not many people consider is an antique. Antiques can be a long-lasting gift …

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Your wedding day can be filled with joy, excitement and wonderful memories. It is so important to be able to beautifully capture these moments on film to carry with you through the years to share with family and friends. If you are having a small and intimate wedding or destination wedding, there is nothing more …

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Minimalism is marked by clarity, purpose, and intentionality, rather than the simple elimination of excess goods from our lives. Instead of thinking of the simple decluttering of one’s home or life, minimalists think about both time and possessions in a very different way, prioritizing that which matters most over else and removing anything and everything …

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Planning a wedding is easily one of the most stressful things a person will ever go through. At times it can feel like a full-time job and as though it can be hard to see the vision coming together. If you are planning on an outdoor wedding, then there is a whole other element of …

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A destination wedding may sound perfect to you. You get a mini vacation inside one of the most special days of your life and you don’t have to worry about all of the hustle and bustle of a large, local wedding either. Instead, there’s a bit of adventure involved for you, your soon-to-be spouse, and …

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We are suckers for value. Value and price are often related, but a value is when something gives a lot and costs as little as possible. That often means inexpensive, but never cheap. Cheap is never good… and good value isn’t always cheap. We also love Etsy because we like supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. …

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Pay homage to the season with some petal prints on your wedding day. Spring and summer can withstand a bit of unique styling in the bridesmaid’s dress department. Those flower patterns fit right into the time of year and add extra bouts of personality and poise to the photographs. Today, we’re showing 8 floral bridesmaids …

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Weddings have the ability to simultaneously be some of the happiest and most stressful times in people’s lives. When you are attending a wedding as a guest, it is obviously considerably less stressful. It’s much easier to sit back and enjoy proceedings when you don’t feel the pressure of the occasion upon your shoulders. But …

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Bright lights, amazing amusements, and fabulous food; New York is a whirlwind of excitement. Stroll around Central Park hand-in-hand, sip cocktails in Downtown, take in the panoramic views at the Rockefeller observatory and relish in the glamour of Broadway. Tick off all the famous sites from your bucket list and discover the hidden gems, away …

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Buying a gift for a work colleague or acquaintance can be difficult; it’s hard enough buying for our close friends and family. What do you get for someone you don’t know intimately? What is the proper amount to spend, what will they be able to get a lot of use out of it, and should …

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When it comes to getting married, we often get so caught up in making sure the big day is absolutely perfect that we neglect to put much thought into the honeymoon. If you’re a bride-to-be who hasn’t given her post-nuptial getaway much thought, don’t panic. We’ve put together a list of four cool honeymoon ideas …

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Weddings can become quite costly. Instead of hiking up your budget at every bout of Pinterest inspiration, why not get yourself to work? There are a lot of ways to lessen the stress of your wallet when it comes to planning the big day and that includes DIYing. Today we’re focusing on the fashion. Don’t …

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On your wedding day, you want to look your absolute best. You are surrounded by friends, family and maybe a few people you don’t know yet and of course your groom. Hundreds of pictures will be taken, all eyes on you. To ensure you are looking and feeling your best, it’s all in the preparation. …

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Creating a black tie wedding celebration is no different than planning for a bohemian-vibed party or a destination affair because it’s all in the details. But, what sparks that prepping all starts with one major decision and that’s the theme of the event. If you envision everyone in stunning gowns and tuxedos then a black …

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My wedding was beautiful, everything I could have wanted, and it came in at just under $10,000. I’m sure you’re thinking “how did she do that?”, and of course, you are. We all know weddings cost a mini fortune. The Knot’s most recent survey revealed the average cost of a wedding in 2017 was $33,391. …

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Weddings are definitely one of the most memorable and life-changing occasions in a person’s life. But just because your wedding is a special milestone, it doesn’t automatically mean it should be expensive. From choosing affordable wedding rings to creative DIY decor, there are plenty of ways for you to save money on your wedding day. Here …

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Organizing a wedding is no easy feat. There are tons of details to attend to and people who are going to be asking you all sorts of questions. What you need to do is make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch and find the right people to help you pull off a …

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So, you and your partner have decided on a destination wedding. You both have dreams of reciting your vows under palm trees or maybe making your lifelong promises amidst a lush, green landscape. While either scenario can make for some Pinterest-worthy wedding material, it can be tricky to navigate the planning process in an unfamiliar …

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Buying thoughtful gifts for our partners is one of the ways in which we show them how much we care.  Part of giving a gift is to not only reflect your affection but also enables us to demonstrate how well you know the other person. Selecting a gift that brings your loved one both surprise …

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Going to be a bridesmaid? Once you’ve finally calmed down and the tears of joy have stopped, it’s likely that reality will bite and the sense of responsibility will hit you. Don’t panic though, we’ve got some great advice on how to plan the perfect outdoor hen party to help you out – ideal if …

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Favors

Whether you’ve decided to jet off with the girls for a weekend away or have the biggest bash at your best friend’s poolside home, there are certain necessities every bachelorette party must have. And we’re sharing them all today. From favors to matching tees, this is a time to really kick some ass and celebrate …

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Want to go against the grain on your special day and rock a theme that stands out more spectacularly than the standard white dress and traditional vows? If you yearn for a uniquely unforgettable wedding, then look no further than our guide to doing your “I do’s” differently… Ditch the White Dress If you’re not …

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It’s a common enough dilemma. You get invited to a wedding and the pristine invitation requests the presence of your good self ‘plus partner.’ The only trouble is you’re currently single. It shouldn’t really be too hard to think of a male friend who could escort you to the joyous occasion. But before doing so …

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Getting married is an unforgettable event. It is the beginning of a new chapter and many things change such as your last name if you opted to change it, your marital status and also your home if you weren’t cohabitating before marriage. Transitioning into this new home can be easy for some, while others may …

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Spring is the quintessential wedding season. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the air is filled with a fresh bout of sunshine and perfectly welcoming temperatures. There is so much romantic and fairy-tale quality surrounding these three months of lively beauty – which is why it’s such a beloved time of the …

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Planning a wedding can be both exhilarating and stressful. With flowers, food, and your dress are only a few of the many items on the planning list to be researched and booked, it can be overwhelming. If you add trying to lose weight on top of that, it may feel impossible to find the time. …

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There are many important aspects that one has to consider before their wedding day. Because of the fact that this is the most memorable day of your life, you want to be prepared for it from all points of view. In order to make sure that everything works out perfectly, you need to focus on …

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Planning for a wedding is not just about beautiful dresses, wedding invitations, and finding the perfect venue. You must also carefully consider various legal obligations and options to ensure you enter a safe, secure, and legal marriage to your partner. Here are the legal matters you should sort out before the big day. Apply for …

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Buying a new home after your wedding is extremely exciting and helps you and your partner to continue further cementing your relationship and going from strength to strength. Your new home is a somewhere for you both to enjoy and settle down. Finding the right property isn’t always easy but you’ll know when you find …

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Summer weddings are the epitome of romanticism. In movies, they take place on a white, sandy beach, where everyone wears floaty dresses and the sun is perpetually shining. However, the realities of planning your perfect summer wedding are never as glamorous. Although the big day may be what dreams are made of, you need to …

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