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We all want our bridesmaids to look wonderful on our big day (just not more beautiful than us) as a compliment to our beauty. I have been a bridesmaid and maid of honor six times now. For awhile my closet event looked like 27 Dresses because I had the same issues of holding on to […]

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Our biggest argument over our wedding happened early on. We still don’t agree. My wonderful fiancé always dreamed of a big wedding with all of his family members and friends in attendance. I had always dreamed of running off to Paris and eloping. Two very different wedding dreams. My mother had given me permission years […]

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Amanda + J.D. June 2, 2012 Rockville, Indiana (St. Joseph Catholic Church – Ceremony) (Bill Creek Village – Reception) What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. $9,000 – $800 Attire – $1,200 Flowers – $500 Venues – $1,500 Rentals (Tent, Tables, Chairs) – […]

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I had seen so many chalk board menus in recent weddings and I wanted one for my own, for the bar to list our drink selections for the night. Luckily I had just the thing hiding under the couch at my parent’s house. In my college dorm I had a chalk board hanging where my […]

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Even though we haven’t finalized our menu yet and we’re doing a buffet, I’ve decided I want to make my own menu cards for our wedding. I figured this was something I can do fairly easily and hopefully inexpensively as well. Since we haven’t finalized our menu, I just played around with a few options […]

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I was initially not on-board with the idea of a Bridesmaid’s Luncheon, even though it didn’t directly involve any actual additional planning on my part.  Heck, I found myself Googling it to see what exactly it even was!  It seemed like extra trouble for my lovely ladies, additional spending, plus I felt like I would […]

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Indulge your bridesmaids just in time for the wedding with Guylian Belgian Chocolate’s summer bridesmaid giveaway!  Just a short introduction, Guylian “ultra-indulgent” luxurious chocolate seashells and seahorses are 100% pure, silky smooth, dark and white Belgian Chocolate and are filled with rich, decadent creamy chocolate praline truffle.  They are perfect for a destination wedding or a […]

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Well, all the planning is finished, the wedding is over, and married life has begun. It’s crazy to think that all of that hard work is finally complete, and there is nothing left on my to-do list. The day was truly amazing, more than I could have imagined or planned. We got married on April […]

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This is time to talk about my very first budget splurge for our wedding — our photographer. I found our photographer through a recommendation from another photographer. I was hoping to spend about $2,500 on photography and I wanted to book one ASAP. I know some advice to stay within a budget is to find […]

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So, I’m going to get into a subject that I’m sure many brides-to-be are already thinking about — getting in shape for your wedding day. I’m no expert on the subject, but I know what works for me so I thought I would share it. I’m sure that we all could share some great tips […]

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