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Planning a Christmas Wedding

Details, ideas and tips for a wonderful Christmas wedding

By Nina Callaway

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, your family is gathered around you, and the church is already decorated. Why not have a Christmas wedding? Here are ideas and tips to have a fantastic Christmas wedding with all the trimmings.

Wedding Colors:

Red and green are natural colors for a Christmas wedding – It is likely that your church or reception site will already be decorated in red and green for other events and holiday parties. But don’t feel limited to this palate. Other possibilities, which will work with existing decorations, include:

  • silver and white
  • silver and light blue
  • burgundy, forest green, and gold (as long as the existing decorations aren’t too primary)
  • gold and cream

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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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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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