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Festive Ideas For a Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding

Photo by Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes

The official wedding season may have come and gone, but there are plenty of brides taking advantage of the crisp and nostalgic Fall months for their big days. And if you’re having a wedding around Thanksgiving, there are some creative ways to give it some of the holiday’s magic without getting cheesy. Here are some festive ways to incorporate Thanksgiving into your wedding!
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Today’s Crazy Bride Wants Her Friends to Chip In for Her Wedding—and That’s Just the Beginning

What better way to wrap up our week than with another edition of Crazy Brides?

Writes Save the Date reader Priscilla:

My best friend of six years lives out of state, but we’ve maintained our friendship, so when she got engaged and asked me to be her maid of honor, I happily said yes. Soon after, I wished I hadn’t. Our phone calls quickly turned into hours-long conversations about nothing but her wedding. At first, it was fun when she wanted my opinions about flowers, photographers, and cakes, and I gave them happily.

But then she began asking me to call vendors on her behalf, since she lives out of state. I ended up pricing out chairs, salons, wedding dresses, cupcakes, photographers, florists, and wedding DJs. All this planning had me overwhelmed—and it wasn’t even my wedding. It was especially frustrating when I’d call her with my findings and she’d dismiss them with, “No, that’s too expensive.” or “I don’t want to do anything the traditional way.” After hearing the florists’ prices, in fact, she declared she was going to have each bridesmaid carry $5.99 Walmart bouquet.
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Your Last-Minute Wedding-Day Checklist

We found this great article that covers all you would want to cover on your last minute check list. Something you probably wouldn’t need but we are sure there are some good ideas here for everyone. Let us know if this list is missing a check that you used.

Although these wedding details may be at the end of your list, you won’t want to forget them.

By: Jennifer Lazarus

It’s crunch time, and you’re pretty sure you’ve got everything in order. But “pretty sure” isn’t good enough. So take a look at these to-dos—and be certain you’re one hundred percent on top of everything.

1. Check In With Your Vendors.
“Confirm arrangements with your pros and make sure they all have exact directions and a contact person’s cell phone number,” advises Julie Pryor of Pryor Events in Los Angeles.
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How to Answer Those Nosy Questions Everyone Asks Once You Get Engaged

by Terri Pous

1238327_79257252So, you just got engaged. Congratulations! Now, prepare for the onslaught of questions. Engagement often brings a flood of unexpected inquiries, some of which you may find intrusive. Knowing why a friend or family member is asking these questions will help you come up with tactful replies. We compiled some common queries and etiquette expert-approved answers for your convenience.

“When are you going to have a baby?”

This is most likely to come from hopeful future grandparents. If so, you may wish to acknowledge their longing. Then politely — but firmly — tell them that when the time is right for you two to start a family, they’ll be the first to know. Coming from people who aren’t so close to you, this question may seem like an invasion of privacy. Humor can often defuse tense moments; you might simply laugh and say, “I think we need to have the wedding first.” Continue reading

The 10 Mistakes Couples Make When Booking Their Honeymoons

The honeymoon is a much-needed respite after months of wedding planning. For many couples, it’s also the trip of a lifetime — the first long, exotic trip taken together. Heaven, right? Not always.

Believe it or not, it is possible to do it wrong, thanks to ill-timed bookings, too-small budgets and more. We consulted a few travel experts who specialize in booking honeymoons to find out what you should and shouldn’t do when planning your post-wedding getaway.

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The 6 Biggest Etiquette Mistakes Brides Make

by Carolyn Hsu 

Wedding etiquette is a pretty tricky subject, and sometimes brides might not even realize they’ve broken “the rules” until someone gets upset at them. We know that the last thing you want to stress about is a sticky etiquette situation — so to help you navigate the ins and outs of wedding etiquette, we asked Lizzie Post, co-author of Emily Post’s “Wedding Etiquette,” Sixth Edition, to explain the six biggest bridal blunders and how to avoid making them.

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