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Everything You Need to Know About Throwing a Backyard Wedding

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Kate McKenna

SAVE MONEY ON THE VENUE

Perhaps the most attractive reason for having a backyard wedding is the fact that they can be so budget-friendly. “Maybe [couples] feel as if they can spend their money elsewhere and can achieve their Pinterest goals, rather than spending money on a [conventional] venue space,” said Sarah Campbell, owner and wedding planner at Pollyanna Events. Saving money on renting a traditional venue can free up a large chunk of the budget for things like decor, rentals, and catering. Continue reading

The Ultimate Wedding Day Photo Checklist

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Lisette Mejia

 

HANGING DRESS

Whether it’s hanging in front of a window or from a bedpost, the dress deserves to be captured in its full glory.

BRIDESMAIDS GETTING READY

A good photographer knows that plenty of special moments arise when bridesmaids get ready together.

MAID OF HONOR ZIPPING UP THE BRIDE

It’s one of the last finishing touches before the bride says “I do” and an important duty of being her right-hand gal. Continue reading

9 THINGS THAT BORE WEDDING GUESTS TO DEATH

1887GannonYou can’t please everyone! When it comes to weddings especially, this statement couldn’t be truer. No matter how hard you try or what precautions you take, there are bound to be a few yawn-inducing moments in every big day (yes, even at the best of them).

So what tends to bore guests to tears then? We went straight to the source to find out. Moral of the story: anything that requires people to pay attention without eating or socializing for too long won’t win the crowd.

  1. TONS OF TRADITIONAL DANCES

“The billion dances they do! The first dance, father daughter, mother son, grandparents, money dance, bridal party dance, etc., etc. Usually by the time they’re done my buzz has already worn off.” — Candace  Continue reading

10 Wedding Decor Trends That Haven’t Jumped The Shark

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FAIRY LIGHTS

Edison bulbs had their moment, but they’re a teeny tiny bit played out at this point. A better plan: Bring back the good ol’ fairy lights and string them lightly in areas that might need a little extra ambiance. Just make sure they’re an accent, not a focal point.

GREENERY VOTIVES

Call us romantics, but there’s something so delicate and lovely about lining your reception tables with pretty buds in mismatched vases in lieu of over-the-top floral centerpieces. Continue reading

If Momma Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!

4d068faed6f7f-jack  joyce-1566 EASY WAYS TO MAKE THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE HAPPY

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Yes, we know it’s your big day and it’s all about you, but keep in mind that your wedding is a big moment for mom too. While it’s not your job to appease her, you can keep the peace and get her involved without sacrificing your sanity or vision. From allowing her to invite a few of her friends to simply asking for her opinion on certain things, here are six ways to make the mother of the bride happy as a clam.

  1. LET HER HOST HER OWN SHOWER

If your mom’s like most mothers of the bride, she’s been waiting for this day ever since the day you were born (literally) and can’t wait to throw a party in your honor. So while you may not want to have multiple showers or travel back home just to get showered, is it really the worst thing in the world to let mom have her moment and not make her share it with others? Hey, more gifts and cake for you, bride!

  1. GIVE HER SOME INVITES TO DISH OUT

Even if it’s only a few, your mom will be super stoked and appreciative to invite a couple of her closest friends to attend your big day. Every party’s more fun with your BFFs by your side, right? Chances are, she’s been your rock throughout this whole process and helped you every step of the way too, possibly even footing the bill for many things. So if you can, make a little room in your guest list to show mom just how much you appreciate her. Continue reading

5 People You Don’t Have to Invite to Your Wedding

z414048_10151185666013216_145288896_oOnce again a great post from  Brides Magazine. Here is some good advice in the wedding guest area. You don’t have to invite everyone. If you want to see more stories like this, but also want to see great videos, pictures, articles and maybe lots of crazy pet videos… Please “Like” our Facebook Page.

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Deciding who makes the guest list is no easy thing (seriously, we don’t envy you). But making an already tough task even more difficult, says Sarah Glick, wedding planner at Brilliant Event Planning in New York City, “is the unspoken social expectation that anyone and everyone you interact with on a daily basis needs to be invited — read: your boss, your coworkers, the dog walker.” She’s here to tell you that’s not the case and give you five guests you can strike from your list, stat. Continue reading

6 Stereotypes About Marrying Young That Simply Aren’t (Always) True

Emily Glover

“There is no way I’m getting married until I’m at least 30,” I declared to my two best friends during one of our weekly sleepovers in high school. At the time, I associated marriage with settling down, sacrificing personal goals and getting on with the business of having kids. Fast-forward just three short years and those two girls were standing beside me at my wedding.

In the course of those three years, I learned a lot about myself and what I wanted in a partner. It just so happened that I connected with my person a few years ahead of my planned timeline. Suddenly the thought of getting married young wasn’t so bizarre to me — but rather, it actually seemed to be the best option for us. Continue reading

6 Signs Your Marriage Will Last a Lifetime

  1. 40x80TensionFosters-5When something weird happens, my guy is always the first one I want to text.” Erin W., Highlands Ranch, CO

Seeing your guy as your person – the one you want to share gossip or funny observations with – is essential, say Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz, psychotherapists and authors of Building a Love That Lasts. “Good couples tend to view their partner as their best friend,” says Charles. “Having inside jokes and stories is part of what builds that bond.” That’s why it’s key to share funny anecdotes about your day, even if they’re as minor as your coworker freaking out because someone stole her Diet Coke from the communal fridge. Continue reading

8 Signs Your Relationship is Headed for Marriage

Jillian Kramer0016Gannon

If you think there’s no sign short of a diamond ring that can point to whether you’re headed for marriage or not, think again. Our experts are here to share eight ways you can tell if your relationship will last a lifetime. Continue reading

11 Common Bachelorette Party Blunders

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Laura Marie Meyers4/1/2016

 

Bachelorette parties can be a blast, but a large, random group, poorly planned festivities, or an unhappy bride-to-be can turn a fun night into a total disaster. One of the easiest ways to ensure a great time? Think ahead. Learn these common bachelorette party mistakes so that your next round of festivities is all smiles and smooth sailing.

MISSING PERSONS

To avoid any hurt feelings, it’s important to go over the guest list with the bride-to-be. When it comes to who should or shouldn’t be invited – from relatives to random friends – she knows best. Plus, she’ll be able to help organize the rooms so that everyone feels comfortable within the group. Continue reading