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Did you know that the tradition of having a bridal party dates back to medieval times, when it was the job of members to protect the bride from kidnap in case of hostile families? Today, bridesmaids may have tons to do with the wedding-planning process, or they may merely be silent supporters at the altar. […]

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Hello hello! I have been so busy over the holidays trying to take advantage of the time off by getting as much wedding stuff done as possible. My wedding is in 3 short months, you know! I’ve been creating invites, taking engagements photos, dealing with a venue change (yeah, that’s a biggie), making and buying […]

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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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Just wanted to share a wonderful giveaway from PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com – they’ll be giving away a $2,000 wedding dress to a lucky bride! Such a great opportunity for a bride planning a low budget wedding! The contest runs until Jan 31, and the winner will be selected on February 3rd.  There are over 7,000 gowns on […]

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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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