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{© 2011 Universal Studios} Choosing a wedding party may or may not be easy for some.  For me, I had a little  trouble in balancing my past friends through the years, and my current friends, so I opted for all current relationships and mostly local (you know, so they can feel obligated to be nudged […]

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I discussed groomsmen gifts last week, so now it’s on to my bridesmaid gifts.  I hate to ruin the surprise, but I’m going to anyway.  After being a bridesmaid in other weddings, I’ve gotten a few cute gifts, some that have since made the voyage to our local Goodwill (I’m big into donating, and not-so-big […]

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As I’ve mentioned multiple times, Eric & I have both been in several wedding parties.  Eric has about four flasks that he’s received as gifts (some complete with engraved initials, some not), an engraved koozie, an engraved money clip, and some other items– all very thoughtful and elegant gifts for a man.  In the three […]

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With the wedding date closing in, I’m beginning to realize that instead of just buying supplies and PLANNING my DIY projects, I need to actually start completing them.  One of the first photos I had seen that that kind of set the tone for what I wanted our wedding style to be, were moss-covered monograms […]

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While many people who know me may describe me as “laid back,” throughout this planning process I’ve realized that they couldn’t be more wrong.  In some areas I think I’ve maintained a light and reasonable grasp on things, but private freak-outs, anxiety, and momentary stupidity have unfortunately become the norm.   After being prescribed adrenal pills […]

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With about 106 days until the BIG DAY (but who’s counting) , I’m finding myself bogged down with some tasks that aren’t as fun as I’d hoped.  With insurance out of the way, my next dreaded task– room blocks.   Both Eric & I’s families are from Iowa, so rooms blocks are an important thing to […]

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  I wish I would have used Reception Lighting. It would have given the bland banquet hall more pizzaz. I also wish I would have had a photo booth. I would have gotten more pictures of my guests and their personalities. A couple of things I’m glad I did was to have a live band […]

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It seems like as soon as you announce an engagement, you’re instantly flooded with questions and unsolicited advise, as well as opnions that you may or may not want.  I thought it would be a fun project to reach out to family and friends for thoughts on things that they would have done differently with their […]

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Insurance is an expensive part of life– Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.  Weddings are no different, for both rings and the event itself.  In our case, our venue requires a Certificate of Insurance covering for up to $1,000,000.  For many brides, wedding insurance may be something that isn’t always figured into a […]

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As I’ve mentioned in previous entries, I’ve been a bridesmaid myself several times.  Some of the dresses have been okay, some I have hated, but that’s beside the point– I’ve never once been able to re-wear a dress!  One was a style that I could have re-worn, but it was not something that I would […]

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I love baked goods.  I love cake.  I love pie.  I love cake pops.  I love cobbler.  I love cupcakes. I love pie pops.  I love most anything that falls into any other categories not mentioned. With that being said, dessert options for our wedding seemed endless, and (unlike most of my planning) actually fun […]

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Our save-the-date cards finally out went! I decided to go with postcards to save the inconvenience of envelopes, and save some money on postage (only 29 cents). One important thing to keep in mind is the size of the postcard. If it’s too large, you’ll end up paying additional postage.  The USPS website (and sometimes […]

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