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Here’s an easy project for some super cute DIY pomander balls. My maid of honor helped me create these, and I’m getting double duty usage from them since I displayed them on tables at my bridal shower then plan on using them to hang in the windows of the church!      DIY Pomander Balls […]

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Weddington Way is so excited about their new, exclusive line of dresses that they’re giving away a FREE dress! There’s just one week left to enter for your chance to win! Simply sign up before March 31 and add your favorite Private Collection dress to your showroom! 

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  Around that six month mark, bridal magazines and websites tell you to start your beauty regimen stat! I was six months away from my wedding back in November, and I was befuddled. Admittedly, I’ve gotten lazy in “my old age”, and I eventually found myself keeping with my same routine. That “same routine” is […]

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  To keep the cost of our paper suite down, I was decidedly against having RSVP cards returned by mail. We live in an age where a lot of people handle their business online or by phone, and from there everything is recorded electronically. Not only did I not want the extra costs, I didn’t […]

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Hi BSB’s! I’m back with a super simple and sweet printable that has a TON of possibilites. I’m calling these DIY Printable Wedding Medallions, and with the right tools you’ll have these printed and ready to go in less than an hour. Use them to embellish your invitations, or use them on napkin rings, candles, […]

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One of my favorite traditional wedding substitutions has been taffy tasting instead of cake tasting. We are not cake people and on our big day we’ll all have white chocolate cheesecake. In the meantime, our guests were going to need treats. Our favorite taffy store is in Morro Bay, CA and just 30 minutes from […]

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A lovely wedding for you all today in a public park– gorgeous location for a ceremony, don’t you think? I love all the touches of color and DIY that ties everything together. As we say time and time again- DIY can save you money when you do it right! I know you’ll love these photos […]

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I’m loving the wedding signage and cut outs trend that’s hot right now (Check out Bianca’s Post here for ideas) but I was a little intimidated by trying to cut out shapes myself for signs free handed or trying to take on painting every letter. One option could be to purchase already made signs & […]

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Our honeymoon has been a source of stress throughout our engagement. With life being so unpredictable, we didn’t even know if we’d be able to go on a honeymoon. However, I have been persistent and won this battle. As with our wedding, we were also on a budget for our honeymoon. Josh’s only non-negotiable was […]

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This is the 2nd time I’ve been chosen to receive a VoxBox from Influenster!  The first time was a very busy month for me, so I didn’t get the chance to fully review the products on the blog. This time, I wanted to be sure to share my thoughts and feelings about my samples! Please […]

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    Dear Jessica, I don’t want to spend a fortune, but do you know where to find unique men’s wedding bands? Thanks for any thoughts!      – Sara in Ann Arbor, MI   Hi there! Thanks so much for your question! Of course there are so many options when it comes to purchasing men’s […]

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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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