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It’s official. At my wedding, I will have THE MOST INCREDIBLE wedding dress – with a more incredible story behind it AND ALL FOR FREE! Confused? I understand. I am not very girly and haven’t been dreaming about my wedding gown for years. In fact, after I got engaged, everyone asked me what 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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For reasons I don’t quite understand “What are your wedding colors?” is one of the first questions you’ll get as a REP (Recently Engaged Person). I’m not sure why so many people are interested in this particular detail, but it comes up all the time, which means it’s something you need to decide pretty early […]

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Okay, I’ve held on to this for too long and it HAS to come out. I’ve been deceiving you. The Boy and I are already married. *GASP* Shut up! I KNOW! We didn’t mean to… I promise! It just happened! I don’t know how! We were both wearing clothes – I swear!!! Heh… here’s how […]

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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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I don’t like to admit how many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress I have watched. While I consider even the least expensive dresses featured on that show to be completely ludicrous, I am still fascinated by the triage work of bridal consultants, awed by the elaborate dresses, and jealous of the girls who […]

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After searching high and low for the right type of scrapbook for our diy guestbook, I finally found what I was looking for at Deserre’s art store. I was wandering around for hours looking at everything trying to decide on a theme for the guest book. I wanted to keep it very simple yet classy […]

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So it’s time to get into the sore subject around our house…The Great Ring Debacle of 2011. The most unthinkable, devastating thing happened. My engagement ring was stolen. Ladies, let me walk you through the most horrifying experience of my life. It was just like any other Friday afternoon; my work was hosting a late […]

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  You and your hubby’s names, and your wedding date? I’m Meg, and my husband Matt and I got hitched on August 20th, 2011 in Simi Valley, CA, just northwest of Los Angeles. What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. Our budget was […]

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No one ever told me what a pain in the you-know-what RSVPs would be. When it came time to put together invitations, I thought there were only two options for RSVPs. Either you required them, or you didn’t, and if you required them then you sent a card and people were supposed to return that […]

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As we discussed in my last post, venue-searching was generally a pretty fun process. So let’s review the Heather-and-Jon-perfect-venue checklist: Lots of natural light/nice scenery/plants (conservatory preferred) Not a church or banquet hall (except maybe one with really big windows and a nice view) Back-up plan in case of rain Personality (really. Venues can have […]

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