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How to Decide What Venue Works for Your Wedding

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most magical days of your life. So, it makes sense that you would want everything to be perfect—including the venue. But with so many wedding venues out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are a few things to keep…

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 10, 2022 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Ideas for Making a Ballroom Your Wedding Venue

Ballrooms have long been a favorite venue option for weddings of all styles and sizes. While other venue options may seem to offer greater flexibility, the elegance, space, and comfort of ballrooms make them the perfect canvases for transforming wedding dreams into realities. Time…

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 1, 2022 at 7:00am — No Comments

Top 5 Decisions You Need to Make When Planning a Wedding

If you're getting married soon, no doubt you've been agonizing about many different things to make your big day perfect. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it is not impossible. Many decisions need to be made, and sometimes it might seem like there is no way out of the endless list. Here are five critical…

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Added by Kara Masterson on September 13, 2022 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Furniture Worth Putting On Your Registry

When you sit down to think about what exactly to put on your registry, there are definitely some common traditional items that likely come to mind. Kitchen appliances, bedding, and decor likely are some of the first things that you think of. However, when thinking about what you…

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Added by Kara Masterson on August 22, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ways to Create a Magical Wedding Ceremony Without Breaking the Bank

You've seen stunning wedding ceremonies on television, and you've likely been to some in real life too. Now the time has come for you to walk down the aisle, and you want the space filled with the same magic. However, your budget is on the smaller side. Fortunately, creating a…

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Added by Kara Masterson on June 14, 2022 at 1:33pm — No Comments

How to Host a "Hustlers" Inspired Bachelorette Party

Your best friend is getting married, and she asked you to be her Maid of Honor. You couldn’t be more thrilled but stumped for an original bachelorette party idea. The bride may be in her 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s. If JLo showed us anything this Super bowl was that age is just a number Her recent movie…

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Added by Kara Masterson on March 31, 2020 at 7:19pm — No Comments

4 Wedding Secrets for the Perfectly Styled Groom

From the wedding album to the actual ceremony, a picture-perfect wedding takes time, effort and attention to detail. A few trade secrets can make it much easier to ensure a perfectly styled groom. From skincare and hairstyle to selecting the perfect suit, even the most minor detail may have an important role to play in helping you to plan the perfect…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 20, 2020 at 7:42pm — No Comments

The Difference Between Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

If you’ve decided to take the next step in your relationship, there’s a good chance that you’re a first time ring shopper. Getting the perfect rings can make your engagement and wedding all the more special than these events already are. Surprise the one you love by knowing exactly what you’re doing and getting the right rings to celebrate the occasions.…

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Added by Kara Masterson on February 7, 2020 at 7:58pm — No Comments

5 Must-Have Reservations for Your Vegas Elopement

Organizing the perfect wedding requires months of careful planning and painstaking preparation. Running off to Vegas in order to get hitched can be done with just a plane ticket. While an all-night wedding chapel may not be everyone’s cup of tea, an impromptu wedding can spare you the expense and legwork needed to…

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Added by Kara Masterson on January 20, 2020 at 6:46pm — No Comments

5 Benefits of Changing Into a Reception Dress After the Ceremony

After the wedding ceremony is over, you may be wondering if it’s appropriate to change into a reception dress. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to consider doing this. You can either show off your wedding dress all day and feel increasingly uncomfortable, or read about the benefits of donning a reception dress instead.

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Added by Kara Masterson on January 15, 2020 at 6:40pm — No Comments

4 Professionals You Should Call Before Booking Your Bridal Photography

Planning a wedding is often a trying ordeal, one that may require you to address any number of concerns that are all competing for your attention. While booking a wedding photographer is a detail that no one is likely to overlook, there are plenty of ways to ensure things are picture perfect on the big day. The following appointments should all be…

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Added by Kara Masterson on January 10, 2020 at 3:27pm — No Comments

How to Choose the Right Wine for Your Wedding Dinner

The right wine selection is an essential element for ensuring a more enjoyable wedding reception. Spending too much on the wine or selecting options that clash with the menu plans and options are common missteps that you would do well to avoid. Arranging for a tasting and limiting your selection to just one or two wines makes it much easier to choose…

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Added by Kara Masterson on January 6, 2020 at 6:39pm — No Comments

How to Delegate Your Maid of Honor Responsibilities

Being a maid of honor is an experience that you will remember for an entire lifetime. Your childhood friend trusts in you to make sure that her special day goes off without a hitch. One of the primary duties of the maid of honor is to assign roles to each of the bridesmaids. With some proactive planning, you can assure that you’ll create…

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Added by Kara Masterson on December 30, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Delegate Your Maid of Honor Responsibilities

Being a maid of honor is an experience that you will remember for an entire lifetime. Your childhood friend trusts in you to make sure that her special day goes off without a hitch. One of the primary duties of the maid of honor is to assign roles to each of the bridesmaids. With some proactive planning, you can assure that you’ll create…

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Added by Kara Masterson on December 27, 2019 at 7:06pm — No Comments

5 Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas for the Adventurous Bride

All brides are different. Some brides are significantly more adventurous than others. For these women, a typical ladies night out might not cut it. You want this to be a night that she remembers forever.  

Theme Park

There are a number of theme parks out there with terrifying and fun roller coasters. Make sure you pick a park with the…

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Added by Kara Masterson on December 27, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Courthouse Ceremony—5 Stress-Free Casual Reception Ideas

Civil ceremonies take place in a courthouse according to municipal, county or state regulations, depending on the specific state.

It may also be officiated by a magistrate, country clerk judge, notary public, court clerk or justice of the peace. The official who performs…

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Added by Kara Masterson on December 17, 2019 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Family Finances— 5 Money Conversations to Have Before You Start Your Marriage



When you get married, you and your partner will be coupling your lives together for the rest of your life. This includes your finances. While this can be a delicate topic of conversation, it’s certainly important to clarify how you will handle money when you get married. Here are 5 money conversations to have before your start your…

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Added by Kara Masterson on December 6, 2019 at 5:57pm — No Comments

How to Best Prepare for Bridal Hair and Makeup Trials



Brides have a lot to think about before their wedding days, including planning to have the proper types of makeup along with choosing the best hairstyle. Experts recommend having makeup and hairstyle trials before the big day so that you can look your best. Here are some of the ways that you can prepare for your hairstyle and makeup application…

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Added by Kara Masterson on November 26, 2019 at 5:51pm — No Comments

6 Exciting and Unusual Bachelorette Party Ideas



A less conventional bachelorette party can provide a far more memorable experience. While there is certainly nothing wrong with planning a trip to the casino or a going out for drinks and dinner, shaking things up a bit could prove to be a lot more fun. From jumping out of an airplane to planning a road…

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 29, 2019 at 1:42pm — No Comments

4 Benefits of Buying Gold Wedding Rings



If you are like most people, the prospect of getting married is one of the happiest occasions of your life. At the same time, there is a great deal to plan for. In addition to determining the date for the big event, you will need to locate a venue and plan your guest list. This is just the beginning. At some…

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 20, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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