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Winter weddings have so much going for them! There's no doubt that summer, spring, and fall are the hottest seasons to throw a wedding. And poor winter ... the underdog, the underrated cold-filled season ... but full of so much promise! While lots of couples choose to get married in the warmer months of the year, a magical winter wedding has tons of amazing advantages. From the festivities of the

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One of the issues couples fight over leading up to their wedding day is money. Weddings are pricey enough to begin with, but it’s easy for dreams to overtake reality, resulting in skyrocketing estimates that are far beyond what either party expected. Before your bills start to overshadow your big day, it’s important to figure out how much you should spend on your wedding and where all that money
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Creating the guest list for your wedding often feels more difficult than finding your one true love. After all, while falling in love may take time, it’s just two people deciding they want to spend the rest of their lives together in the end. When you’re considering who will be there when you say your vows, everyone from your future mother-in-law to your mailman seems to have an opinion. Before

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DIY weddings have become increasingly popular over the years, especially in the wake of 2020, when many couples were forced to rethink the size, location, and even date of their weddings. Backyard bashes are all the rage, and with that informality comes a willingness to forego formal floral arrangements and glitzy centerpieces in favor of homemade bouquets and candleholders designed by the bride

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The average wedding in the United States in 2019 cost a whopping $33,900. That’s roughly the equivalent of a new car or even a hefty down payment on a gorgeous new house. While there’s nothing wrong with spending your savings on a dream wedding, even A-list celebrities and other wealthy couples have a budget in mind. Use these expert tips to keep your wedding expenses under control without

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“[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally Getting engaged is like speaking the first few words of a novel-length promise. You know you’re at the beginning of something momentous. But in order to get from “yes!” to forever, you have to set a date. For some people

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There’s a fantasy-like aspect to writing out your wedding guest list, but there’s also a very practical side to the whole process. Deciding who you’ll invite and who you can’t (or won’t) affects everything from how much you’ll spend to how chaotic the actual day will be. How can you create the wedding you want without bludgeoning your budget or making your mother-in-law cry? Before you send out
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Wedding invitations are a lot like houses: the more bells and whistles you want, the higher the price tag is going to be. But by paring back your list of must-have features and investigating lower-priced alternatives that still look phenomenal, you can honor your budget and your aesthetic and still have a thoroughly memorable big day. 1. Go in with a plan You'd be amazed how often people pick out

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Maid of honor duties aren't always clearly defined ... this list will help. Now that you’re engaged, there are lots of decisions to be made. The wedding date, budget, venues, style, vision, colors, flowers—oh and choosing your wedding party, of course! As the bride-to-be, it’s likely up to you who you’d like to stand right next to you as you say your I Do’s on the big day. We’re talking about your

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Things to do right after you get engaged 1. Tell your families first 2. Write down your love story 3. Decide on your wedding vision 4. Pick a date ASAP 5. Talk budget 6. Plan YOUR wedding day, not a Pinterest-perfect one 7. Insure your engagement ring 8. Pick your bridal party with care 9. Wait on inviting the whole world 10. Join online social communities Ready to kick start your wedding planning