This is a guest blog post by Maddison Wallace from Paperlust Summer is the most popular time for a wedding and for many people, summer is synonymous with spending time at the beach. Throw it all together and it’s no surprise summer beach weddings are one of the most popular choices for brides. Choosing summer …

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Planning your dream wedding? Congrats! With so much work and money going into your special day, we know you’ll want to make it stand out. Why give in to the standard trends you see on wedding sites where everything looks the same? Not only is a wedding an occasion to celebrate your love in front …

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There are two big problems with wedding gifts. First, there’s this crazy rule that the bride and groom get to tell guests what stuff they want and we’re all supposed to go along with it like wedding lemmings.   Second, even when that doesn’t happen there’s this weird, unwritten rule that you absolutely must get ‘em …

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ice cream wedding cake

It’s traditional to end the wedding celebration with a slice of delicious and decorated wedding cake. But are there other options than the three-tiered, white-iced bite we’re all used to? Of course, there are! Below, you’ll find 20 wedding cake alternative both you and your guests will love. Some are cake renditions and other nix …

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Are you planning an amazing destination wedding in Rome? Or maybe you’re scouting for the perfect location for your engagement photos.  Nothing says romance quite like Italy. When you choose Rome, you’ll get the perfect combination of love and history. But there are so many beautiful places in Rome, so how will you find the …

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Everyone has their idea of a dream wedding – whether that’s small and simple or a huge extravagant production. While you may have just gotten engaged, I’m sure your dream wedding has been something you’ve been thinking about for a very long time. Even if you think you know how you’d like every detail of …

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Like Western weddings, there is a wide spectrum of traditions you can expect to find at an Indian wedding. Most traditional Indian Hindu weddings are a multi-day affair, and you might be surprised to find that there are ceremonies for several days. If you’ve been invited to a traditional Indian wedding, you’re in for a …

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Enso Rings Packaging

How did I even get here? I got engaged in December 2016 and loved my engagement ring, obviously. However, I went to a wedding in Jamaica in April 2017 and felt pretty hesitant to bring my ring in the pool or even out of the safe – I didn’t want to ruin it! Fast forward …

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Are you planning a hen do for a bride-to-be who’s worst nightmare would be a stereotypical one? If so, put away the L-plates and sashes, forget the willy straws, avoid the cheesy fancy dress and don’t even think about humiliating her – or getting her so drunk she can’t remember a second of it. Instead, …

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It’s not always just the happy couple who feels jitters as the day X approaches. Sometimes, the guests share the uneasy feeling about the ceremony and following the etiquette. Even what to write in a wedding card can be a struggle. Before you start overthinking the whole process, here are the suggestions to help you …

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Are you stumped on what to get your spouse for the bride and groom gift exchange? Here are 10 unique wedding gifts that your new spouse will love! The big day has finally arrived! And as if marrying the love of your life isn’t gift enough, it’s time for the tradition of the bride and …

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Wedding favors are always one of the trickier elements of wedding planning: although they are intended to simply be a small take-home memento, it’s all too easy for them to become overly complicated and for costs to spiral. Everyone wants their wedding to be beautiful and unique, but never forget there are ways to achieve …

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pumpkin pie slice sugar cookies recipe

Fall weddings have to include some autumn-inspired flavors. Whether it’s within the signature cocktails or the sweet table, there are so many delicious bites to include. But today, we’re shining a light on the favorite: pumpkin spice. Pies, cookies, brownies, and more, below you’ll find 15 of our favorite pumpkin spice desserts and treats perfect …

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There is no bond quite like that of a father and daughter, which is why the father-daughter dance is oftentimes one of the most memorable moments of a wedding reception. Since your father-daughter dance is an experience you will always remember, it is important to put some extra thought into planning your own to ensure …

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rose gold bridal brooch

There are so many different ways to utilize a brooch on your big day. From the back of your dress – where the zipper comes to a close – to your veil, to your bouquet, all the way to your waistline, there are so many routes to take a show off a sparkling piece of …

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Set of groomsmen wearing socks with different famous paintings

Spread a bit of sunshine and happiness around your wedding day but adding a pop of color or too “secretly” to the groomsmen. You may get a peek of a personalized design or a funky pattern, some fun socks can finish off your big day’s ensemble – or the rest of the bridal party’s outfits …

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It’s common knowledge that a wedding is an investment and one that doesn’t come cheap. Other than the long and often tedious process of planning one, the amount of cash you will need from the ceremony itself down to the reception can be too much of a burden on your pocket. That being said, the …

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The couple and guests always look forward to the best man speech at weddings, so it is necessary the introduction is funny, appropriate and captures the audience. The best man speech stands to tell the audience about the couple or groom, for the sake of guests who are not very familiar with the couple. As …

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Groom Tuxedo Do's and Don'ts with Groom doing the Do's

The men can be lost and the women aren’t familiar. It’s important to brush up on all the details behind the groom’s gear before the main event – and before you decide on the final ensemble. Thankfully, we’re here to make it easy for you! Just because he slips on the tux, doesn’t mean it’s …

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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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