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Wedding vows are more than the pretty words leading up to your I-do moment. Vows are a promise and a thesis, setting the tone of your relationship together. It's not surprising that many brides and grooms balk at writing their own wedding vows. The pressure to get the words just right can make it hard to get down any words at all. Not to worry; our guide to writing wedding vows below helps you
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Having a sense of humor is one of the best ways to get through wedding planning in one piece. But if you’re a couple that values a good giggle here and there, you may want to explore how you can infuse your big day with even more laughter. Why not start with your wedding invitation? There are all kinds of wedding invitation designs ranging from modern to vintage, simple to bursting with pattern
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A wedding planner can be part fairy godmother, part logistical magician. They have the ability to turn dreams into reality and can wrangle a spreadsheet with one hand tied behind their back while also explaining to a vendor why wheat pasta won't work for a gluten-free buffet. These professional multitaskers can make life so much easier for engaged couples organizing their big day, but bringing in

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So much of what makes a wedding comes from decades or even centuries of tradition, but current events can also shape how we choose to say I do. In 2021, wedding trends are shifting away from surprising color palettes and frou-frou appetizer ideas. Instead, we’re seeing new concepts born out of necessity — but don’t think that means these trends are a letdown, because they’re anything but. From
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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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So many decisions to make! One of the first (and maybe hardest!) decisions of wedding planning is picking out the perfect wedding color palette. Color sets the mood and vibe for your wedding day, so it's a super important step in the planning process. And well, there are millions of colors and combinations to pick from (and you probably don't want wedding colors that you have already seen 100

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Be inspired by 10 save the date photo ideas from real couples! Cheers to you! You’re engaged, and now the wedding planning begins. Amid figuring out your wedding date, style, and all that other fun stuff … please take a bit of a creative break to think about how you want to share your date with friends and family. That is—with a save the date card or save the date magnet. Photo save the dates come

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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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Yay, your guest list is done! And then you do the math. 250 guests x food/drinks/cake = OVER budget! Ugh. Now what? How do you save money, yet have the perfect wedding you dreamed of? An easy way to reduce costs is to cut your wedding guest list. Sure, we all want to invite the world to our weddings … but … budget. So before figuring out how to make the decisions on who to cut, first you have

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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