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The Difference Between Wedding Keepsakes and Throwaway Gifts

Dealing with the aftermath of a wedding can be surprisingly difficult. While everyone who’s attended likely expects you to appreciate their gift—and almost definitely expects you to write a thank you note—sorting out what’s worth saving and what’s not worth your time can be difficult. Start your life of wedded bliss on the right foot, and without the…


Added by Emma Sturgis on August 9, 2019 at 5:31pm — No Comments

5 Etiquette Rules When Attending a Rehearsal Dinner

Congratulations, you’re getting married! It took months, but you’ve finalized everything for your big day. From the flowers to reception hall, everything is falling into place. The only thing left before you walk down the aisle is your rehearsal dinner.

Your rehearsal dinner should be a time to relax a little bit; however, when it comes to making sure…


Added by Emma Sturgis on July 31, 2019 at 7:44pm — No Comments

5 Fundamentals for an Elegant Barnyard Wedding


In today’s world, many individuals have decided to have their wedding in a barnyard. This is an incredibly fun and exciting choice for many reasons, including the fact that it undermines the ideas that weddings can only be elegant when held in churches. If you’re ready to start preparing for your barnyard wedding now, it’s important…


Added by Emma Sturgis on July 30, 2019 at 3:34pm — No Comments

How to Choose Between 5 Types of Wedding Registries

How to Choose Between 5 Types of Wedding Registries
Presents. Theoretically, they're meant to be one of the best parts of the wedding aftermath, but when you're unwrapping the fifteenth set of monogrammed tea towels in a color you don't even like, you might find yourself questioning…

Added by Emma Sturgis on June 28, 2019 at 4:42pm — No Comments

A Bride’s Guide for Glowing Healthy Hair and Nails

When you’re getting married, you want to be the beautiful bride that you see in magazines. One of the most important parts of looking great on your wedding day is to have healthy, glowing skin and shining hair. You put thousands of dollars into your dress, hair, and makeup, but you should really start with the perfect canvas. Getting beautiful hair…


Added by Emma Sturgis on June 19, 2019 at 4:59pm — No Comments

5 Style Secrets Every Groomsman Should Know

Guys, it’s your buddy’s big day. With all the stress he’s got on his shoulders, the last thing you want to do is let him down, sartorially or otherwise. It’s not just about looking good for potentially cute party attendees! With that in mind, there are a few things you should know before you really get down to business.

Go with the Thematic…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Ordering Blooming Floral Arrangements

Ordering flowers is a classic way to surprise loved ones in your life. If you’re planning on having them delivered, you will want to ensure that you are getting what you paid for and surprise your loved one with the perfect arrangement. These are 5 tips to keep in mind when ordering floral arrangements.

Check Reviews

Always check the…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 20, 2019 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Wedding Approaching? 4 Tips for Looking Your Best on Your Special Day

Weddings are one of the most momentous occasions in a person’s life. There is so much to plan for and even more to get excited about as the big day grows closer. While there might be a handful of uncertainties regarding your wedding day, one thing is for sure: you want to look your absolute best when you say, “I do.” the following are four…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 20, 2019 at 11:32am — No Comments

5 Vital Tips for a Stunning Wedding Ceremony in Nature

Before you start planning out your picture perfect wedding in the great outdoors, make sure you’re ready for the eventualities that might hit. The natural world makes for a lovely setting, but even the finest weather can go south a little too fast. Plan ahead by taking these tips on outdoor wedding ceremonies to heart.

Keep Nature…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 17, 2019 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Military Wedding Etiquette: What Your Guests Should Know Before the Ceremony

The beauty of a military wedding is unforgettable. For brides and grooms who choose to incorporate military traditions on their special day, there are specific protocols to follow. 

Here’s what your guests should know before the ceremony. 

What the…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 17, 2019 at 5:10pm — No Comments

4 Skincare Tips to Avoid Stubborn Sunburns Before The Wedding

We’re all happy as the weather starts to warm up. You want to be able to have fun with your friends, but don't want to be peeling or sunburnt when your big day comes. Nothing is worse than having to have  your legs, arms, chest, and face all different shades of sunburnt. You want to enjoy the summer months however, the one thing that many dread…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 16, 2019 at 6:50pm — No Comments

4 Low-Cost Alternatives for Your Wedding Luncheon

A 2014 study published by two economists from Emory University revealed that couples who spent the most on their wedding were the most likely to divorce. Economizing on some wedding expenses won’t guarantee a perfect marriage, but here are four tips to help keep…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 16, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

4 Simple Yet Elegant Bridal Shower Hacks

One of the most popular wedding seasons of the year is coming up around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning your bridal shower!

Here are four simple, yet elegant hacks that you can use when planning your bridal shower.

Focus on Neutral Colors

This is an especially great…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 7, 2019 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Wedding Stress? 4 Tips for Simplifying the Planning Process

Getting married is wonderful. Planning a wedding, however, is grounds for a headache and a half. The stress of planning a wedding gets bigger depending on the size of your event and how much time you have left. You don’t need to cut back on things if you don’t want to. If you’re worried about planning your wedding, these are four tips for…


Added by Emma Sturgis on May 1, 2019 at 11:21am — No Comments

Just got Engaged? 4 Unique Ways to Ask Your Friends to Be Your Bridesmaid

Getting engaged and planning a wedding is an exciting time in your life, but you have some serious things to think about. For example, who are you going to ask to be your bridesmaids? And HOW are you going to ‘propose’ to them? Sure, you could just call them up, but what’s the fun in that? Here are four unique ways to ask your friends to be…


Added by Emma Sturgis on April 22, 2019 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Unique Wedding: 4 Ideas to Help You Break out of the Norm

Weddings are a celebration of two people coming together. There are plenty of traditions that are carried through at weddings. However, there are a few ideas that will help you to break out of the norm so that you can do what you want to do. It can allow you to create amazing memories and give people something to talk about.

Cater from…


Added by Emma Sturgis on April 9, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Making the Day Special: 5 Gifts for Wedding Parties

Your wedding party plays a vital role in your planning; without their selfless commitment and support, it could be unbearable to handle everything on your own. The groomsmen and bridesmaids have been almost as invested in the wedding as you are, and they’ve invested their time, money and hearts into helping you prepare for one of the most important days of your life.…


Added by Emma Sturgis on April 3, 2019 at 6:49pm — No Comments

What About the Groom? 5 Tricks to Looking Your Best on the Big Day

Getting married is understandably one of the biggest days of your life. It is also an event that seems to be largely focused on the bride and her needs, but one must not forget the groom. You have a desire to look your best as well. You want to remember this day for the rest of your life, so it is time to…


Added by Emma Sturgis on March 29, 2019 at 7:43pm — No Comments

How to Make Your Big Wedding Dreams Come True on a Smaller Budget

Many brides begin envisioning their wedding day well before they are engaged. Some brides are excited about having a small, intimate wedding, but you may have grand dreams about hosting a huge event. A big wedding often comes with a huge price tag, and you may be worried about executing your dreams on a shoestring budget. While you will need a reasonable budget to host a large event, you may be…


Added by Emma Sturgis on March 25, 2019 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

Wedding of the Summer! 4 Things to Take Care of Before the Big Day

A wedding can feel both like a three-ring circus and a fairy tale, especially if it’s a summer wedding. Think colorful butterflies landing on the roses in the garden, singing birds, and succulent seasonal fruits adorning the wedding table. Ideally, your wedding day will be closer to the fairy tale and less like the three-ring circus. You can take some steps to make sure that this happens. You just need to make sure that you take care of as many tasks as possible before the wedding chimes…


Added by Emma Sturgis on March 21, 2019 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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