Archive for 'Planning Tips'

The Secret to Saving Money on Wedding Gifts


Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by .

Tweet There’s a certain age you hit – somewhere around five years out of college – where it seems like literally everyone is getting married. Which is wonderful for them, but not so much for your bank account. Of course, a wedding is a momentous occasion and you want to celebrate the bride and groom […]

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Can I Get an Extra Side of Sauce with that Wedding Tradition? Racy Wedding Customs from Around the World

Groom removes bride's garter.

Posted on 13. May, 2013 by .

TweetI was at a wedding recently. Which isn’t that odd, given my age. Sometimes it feels like I might as well block off the next three years of weekends to accommodate all of my friends and relatives getting married. Anyhow, after the ceremony, which was a beautiful outdoor affair, a fairly typical reception, for an […]

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10 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Get Married


Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by .

Tweet Back when I first saw Susan Piver promote her book, The Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”, on Oprah, I was one of those girls desperately hoping my boyfriend would propose. Now, too many years later, I’ve got a year of marriage under my belt (yep, same guy) and […]

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Top 10 Honeymoon Spots

Pool and Palms - Desroches Island

Posted on 20. Feb, 2013 by .

TweetYour honeymoon is a once-in-lifetime vacation, and while some brides might be happy to just flop down in the sun next to some pool, you have an opportunity to enjoy incredible experiences, people, and destinations that will make your honeymoon so much more memorable. Michael Cottam created TheBigDay honeymoon registry website in 2001; today, he’s […]

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Bridezilla Conundrum: Do You Really Have to Invite Everyone on the Big Day?

Angry Bride

Posted on 08. Feb, 2013 by .

TweetWe all have that one person who is just kind of in our lives — for better or worse. Whether it’s a weird uncle, your best friend’s annoying sister, or the snarky gal you work with, everyone has someone in their lives that they can’t really stand, but are stuck with. Of course, you know […]

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Infographic: Top 10 Engagement Facts and Trends

Top 10 Engagment Facts and Trends Infographic

Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by .

TweetDid you know that the average cost of an engagement ring in 2011 was $5,130? Find that and more engagement facts facts and trends in this infographic. Source: Simply Bridal.

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Celebrity Style on a Budget: Famous Bouquets You Can Recreate

Kate Middleton Wedding

Posted on 21. Dec, 2012 by .

TweetSometimes every detail of a celebrity wedding seems like an elaborate fantasy that you could never attain. But a lot of celebrities’ bridal bouquets can be recreated quickly and inexpensively by hand. And what’s more special than walking down the aisle with a bouquet of your own making? Take a look at some famous arrangements […]

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6 Worst Wedding Songs and Why Not to Play Them at Your Wedding


Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by .

TweetThere are wedding songs no one ever wants to hear again (can I get a “Hey Ya” for “the Macarena”?). Some songs are just obviously wrong, like Jay Z’s “99 Problems.” And then there are the songs you love but don’t realize how completely inappropriate they are until you are dancing with your minister at […]

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5 Historical Theaters You MUST See in the Puget Sound

Rialto Theater by Ross Griff

Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by .

TweetI didn’t grow up dreaming about the big, perfect wedding I’d have one day. I never imagined myself in a white dress or thought about flowers or gave a single second of thought to what song I’d want played for my father/daughter dance. I always assumed I’d head down to the courthouse, say a quick […]

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Guest Post: Mine vs. Yours – How to Combine Your Stuff Without Killing Each Other

Moving Boxes

Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by .

TweetIt should be incredibly exciting to make a home together with your new husband. All those glittering new gifts to use, family traditions to start, and cozy nights to savor all on your own! So why is it that so many couples spend their first few weeks of cohabitant bliss bickering over his hideous collection […]

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