Three Things We Can Learn from Meghan and Harry

The time leading up to your wedding day should be the happiest time of your life. The stress of planning, however, can easily put a damper on the romance of your big day. Don’t let it get to the point where you spend more time with your to-do list than your fiancé — take a page out of the newly-official Royal Couple’s book in order to enjoy every moment leading up to your day. Okay, so you may not *officially* [...]

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Wedding Planning: Let’s Get Down to Business

Way down the road into your happily ever after, you and your spouse will both look back at your wedding and reminisce – and not just about the big day, but also about all of the big moments leading up to it. So why not get this year started off with a bang of productivity in order to reduce last minute stress and allow yourself to enjoy every second?Nail Down the Weekend-Of Logistics You’ve already made major headway into planning [...]

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Ringing in 2018…with Wedding Bells

The good news: The stress of the holidays is over – phew, time to relax. The bad news The amazing news In other news…you’re getting married this year! And if you’re like most brides, January brings a sudden onset of panic that you’ve fallen way behind in planning and/or are wondering where to start. That’s where we come in. First, don’t fret – even if you’re having a spring wedding, there’s still plenty of time to get everything done. Even [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 9

Our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, is about to be completed soon, but we still have some great money-saving ideas to share! This week’s tips include using candles to decorate your reception site, choosing an easy-to-match wedding color, and options to consider when shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses. Tip 26. Use Candles to Decorate Your Reception Site. When you are planning your wedding budget, you are likely to find that your reception expenses are about 50 [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 8

In this week’s post in our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 8, I will share three more money-saving tips: Choose a Location That is Free, Have a Signature Cocktail Instead of an Open Bar, and Get Wedding Help From Your Close Friends. The location for your wedding and reception can end up being a large part of your wedding budget. For example, if you have your reception in a ballroom or hall you will [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 6

We’re half way through our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, and I still have lots more great tips to share with you. This week I’ll cover choosing an “off season” wedding date, having your wedding during the Christmas season and using student musicians play at your ceremony instead of professionals. Tip 16.  Instead of getting married during the typical wedding months, choose an “off season” date.  You may recall that Tip 15 covered having your [...]

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A Wedding Dream Comes True

Six weeks before her wedding, bride-to-be Ali was asked by HuffPost Weddings to write an article for them on the subject of planning her wedding. Ali, the product manager at Exclusively Weddings, wrote in her article that what she really wanted her wedding to be almost got side tracked. She took a step back to re-evaluate and re-group, and in the end, she got the exact wedding she had been dreaming of. Ali was married to Hill on April 28. In looking at her wedding photos recently, I saw [...]

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