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Over the years I’ve witnessed a lot of folks spend every penny of their earnings, some of their parents (or other sponsors), and unfortunately, a good bit of their future as well. It’s a practice far too often adopted by couples planning weddings when faced with coming up with large sums of money. How else […]

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When Shug Avery belted the words “I’se married now,” in the Color Purple, it was an exclamation of joy and triumph.  Post-wedding, I understand exactly what she meant. It’s been almost a week and I’m still floating high from my nuptials last Saturday. To be completely honest, it was a rocky road getting there. For […]

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It was almost five years ago to this date that I told my dad that I thought I’d met my husband.  I hadn’t known Sherrod very long, but somehow I just knew.  Even still, I played it cool.  A few months later, he worked up the nerve to tell me that he’d thought I’d be […]

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The walk down the aisle is probably THE most anticipated moment of any in weddings.  It’s a very special moment and the music you select is very important. Long before I was ever engaged I always knew that I’d walk down the aisle to a Stevie Wonder song. It was predestined. When I was just […]

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  As a bride on a budget, I eventually grew to dread the words—“What’s your budget?”  Generally speaking, I don’t have a problem talking about my budget.  It’s a harmless question and a good starting point for determining your options, but it’s also a loaded question, particularly when talking to vendors.  There’s a good chance that the […]

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One of the most daunting decisions in my wedding planning turned out to be flowers. To DIY or not to DIY?—that was the question. There are tons of folks out there who lobby on either side of the fence for various reasons. Typically, florists say doing DIY wedding flowers is too big of a gamble […]

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  My health had gotten the best of me lately and it’s been rather difficult to get any of my DIY projects done. The list is rather lengthy, so I’ve been feeling the stress in more ways than one and it came out in my first wedding nightmare. The scene began really normal; set during wedding rehearsal.  […]

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  Signage ranks high on the list of commonly forgotten details brides plan for. It’s a shame too because signage is a great way of adding personal touches to your big day. If you’re still not sure that signage is important to weddings, let me show you…  Image Above| Row 1:  Mr. & Mrs., Seating […]

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  Source Knowing my budget wouldn’t take me very far, I began dress shopping resigned to the idea that I would have to buy my wedding dress second-hand because I thought it was the only way to find a dress in my price range. I started my search by pinning a bunch of dresses I […]

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OMG! I’m going to be a Mrs. in 99 days…99 DAYS! Whoa… now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I thought I’d share with you how I’m organizing everything. I like my wedding binder the same way I like to cook—from scratch. It’s the only way for me to get exactly what I […]

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