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Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Spectacular Wedding Gowns for Spring 2013

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The season is overflowing with beautiful gowns for brides and bridesmaids!   As usual, there is something for everyone... fluffy ballgown for the princess in you, sleek sheaths for the modern bride, colors and prints for extra fun, and even minis and pants! Remember, even if you can't afford a gown by a top designer, use these photos as inspiration for your own dress. Often, a talented dressmaker can remake a gown for a fraction of the cost! All photos are from Martha Stewart … [Read more...]

Wedding Thank You Notes 101

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Just when you thought you could heave a sigh of relief, there's one more wedding-related task that mustn't be forgotten- writing "thank you" notes for all the gifts you received. After all, your mom will want to everyone to know that you've been brought up properly! But sometimes the task can be a little daunting, especially when it comes to writing "thank you's" for gifts you don't really love, or notes to people you don't really know. But with a little finesse and a few helpful pointers … [Read more...]

Weddings & Kids: All you need to know!

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I've been to many weddings, my own included, where kids were welcome guests who were expected to pretty much do their own thing and enjoy the wedding like everyone else. No separate children's room, no special activities, no kiddie meals. The kids sat with the parents and ate adult fare (most kids are fine with a roll, some chicken or fish, a vegetable-- although they usually eat a lot less than adults). When they got too tired to participate any longer (in any positive way, at least!) they were … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Bouquet: Make it more meaningful!

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Americans will buy somewhere in the ballpark of 200 million roses for their Valentine’s sweethearts. While roses are a safe bet, there are many other beautiful flowers with special meaning behind them. To make your offering even more memorable, compose a little note (or even a poem!) describing your feelings and how your loved one is like the lovely flowers you've chosen! About.com Marriage has a super-inclusive, alphabetical list of flowers and their meaning. Check it out here. Here's a … [Read more...]

Brides in Glasses: Yay or Nay?

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If you are a gal who wears glasses, the big wedding debate (at least as far as your mom or grandma may be concerned) is whether or not it's OK to keep your glasses on! But that is a wholly personal choice, and mainly depends on how comfortable and pretty you feel in your specs. Of course, we already know your glasses don't take away from your beauty or womanliness. In fact, some may regard them as a necessary fashion accessory. If you love your glasses and don't feel like "you" without them, … [Read more...]

Marriage: Signs of Communication Breakdown

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Lack of communication in relationships seems to be a consistent cause of marital problems. But because a breakdown in communication does not usually happen overnight, there are usually signs of trouble for a while before a real split happens. Here are some symptoms and suggested remedies to heal ailing communication between partners, from Kim Malchuk, motivational speaker, coach, and award-winning author (via Hitched). : 1: Short Fuse. This is a warning flag, especially if your spouse is … [Read more...]

Wallpaper your Wedding!

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A great way to DIY decorate is by using wallpaper to set the tone of your wedding. Starting with invitations and envelopes, moving on to the ceremony and reception venues, there are lots of creative ways to use wallpaper to create beautiful, whimsical designs and decorations. Martha Stewart Weddings and other wedding websites have some lovely ideas to get you started. Check out these photos and then let it flow from there! Invitations and Envelopes: via 100layercake Click here … [Read more...]

Decor for a Very Merry Wedding

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'Tis the season to celebrate, and a wedding at holiday time is double the joy! Plus, a holiday-time wedding may have the advantage of having family and friends already at home, ready to party! Keep the holiday cheer going by decorating your wedding venue in traditional holiday style. Here are some beautiful ideas! Photo: Sara Gray & Novia Events via Style Me Pretty via Storkie The Knot: Rose and berry bouquet. Martha Stewart weddings: In this holiday-time wedding, … [Read more...]

10 Exquisite Handmade Touches for your Wedding

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It's frustrating when you know just what you want but can't find it anywhere. That's when sites like Etsy are simply amazing-- you can find someone to make just about anything, just the way you want it! From gowns to veils to slippers to invitations, these talented artists and artisans  can bring your vision to life. Here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding things I've found by browsing Etsy! 1. Custom Alencon Lace Wedding Jacket - Short or Capped Sleeves by GlorybyJeannieLee:  "The … [Read more...]