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Things we’re not planning Above all, we want our wedding to be simple. We also want our wedding planning process to be simple. What does this mean for us in the planning process so far? Part of planning is doing things. Things we have done so far: 1. Ordered our custom-designed wedding bands (and my […]

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been collecting a plethora of images from blogs and magazines to inspire the design of your wedding – your dress, the decor, photography styles, etc. And while this can be a great part of your planning to help you nail down a specific “feel” for your big day, […]

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My mother was adamant that we send out save-the-date notices of some sort. The wedding’s in the summer, in tourist season, in a tourist city. Most of the guests are coming from far away! If we don’t send them a save-the-date, how will they make plans? I told her that I could easily just call […]

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I swear I have the world’s most amazing maids. I decided that I am calling them all maids of honor, and not having just one MOH. It might be different if I had a sister or something, but I do not and all of these girls are equally important to me! I could NOT pick […]

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  I’d like to welcome our newest sponsor, Luna Bazaar, specializing in paper lanterns, parasols, and celebration decorations. Their company was named THE place to go for paper lanterns by Martha Stewart Weddings- their editors and stylists use Luna Bazaar‘s products to decorate their tents. They’ve also been mentioned as a great resource by BRIDES […]

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Where to start?! So, I am ten months out from my wedding. According to the all-encompassing wedding checklist I’ve been using, I should already have created my wedding budget, decided what my top priorities are, gotten my final guest count, booked my ceremony and reception sites, musicians, rental items, florist, caterer, photographer, cake baker, and […]

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G2B has very few opinions when it comes to wedding planning. He is very easy going and goes with the flow pretty well. But, right after we were engaged, maybe less than a week, he declared that he wanted him and his men to wear tan suits. We had already established that it would be […]

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Hello my dears! As an interior designer, I’ve always had a love for unique buildings and great architecture. So when it came time for Nate and I to pick our wedding venue…well, surprisingly, we chose something that is neither unique nor great! Because we live in the middle of nowhere, and because our wedding is […]

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I had planned on my G2B designing our own invitations, tracking down the correct papers and envelopes. (kind of like Jessica did!) and printing them out ourselves. I had all of these great ideas and had been researching what I wanted them to look like. And then one Sunday afternoon I was roaming the aisles […]

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The search for my dress began in June. One of my bestest friends (and bridesmaids), S, was in town from California, and we had planned the search for then. So my sister, C, (my matron of honor), S, and her sister, M, and I all went in search for the perfect wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses. […]

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Hello, My name is Leah and I am a sell out. At least, I feel a little like one. I had planned on wearing my mother’s dress for my wedding. We were going to do a “re-make” of sorts, she was married in the 1970’s in February. It had long sleeves. But, I thought – […]

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I’ve learned that hiring vendors can be the biggest budget-breaking task of planning your wedding, and a daunting one at that! So, I’ve put together a few tips to help you find budget friendly vendors and lessen the stress of trying to do so… 1. Hire a wedding planner. I know there are budget savvy […]

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