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    Planning

    Saving Money on Your Wedding Day

    Weddings are expensive and if you find yourself listening to friends and family, you may end up spending more money than you expected. In fact, you can save money on your wedding and still have a good time. Here’s how. Still looking for some extra help financing your dream wedding? Get multiple loan offers within seconds with LendingTree. Cut the Guest List You may hate to do it, but trimming the guest list is a must for saving money. Say you have $5,000 budgeted for the wedding menu. You can either use that money to have the most fabulous meal for 20 guests or you can use the money to try…

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    DIY Weddings

    5998592 Tips And Inspiration By Sara Doerrier Planning a wedding, especially on a tight budget, can be stressful. Obviously, we all want to find that perfect and affordable wedding dress. But while you search, some others ways to help you alleviate your budget would be doing some things on your own. Do-it-yourself (DIY) is a great way for brides to save some money and get very creative as well! Let’s take a look at some of the top wedding DIYs for some inspiration. Create beautiful invitation cards with Evite. Wedding Invitations We know that wedding invitations can be very expensive. Hand making your own invitations will not only save funds, but…

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    Creativity

    The Difference Between Suits and Tuxedos

    The SimplyBridal office is a girl-centric place, but sometimes it helps to have another opinion. For today’s post, we asked someone with a Y chromosome to contribute his opinion on the tuxedo vs suit debate. Here’s what he has to say! Find high-quality, cheap suits for only $275 at SnapSuits. Even the untrained eye can differentiate a tuxedo from a suit. The average person, however, can’t tell you exactly what makes a tux different from a suit. As you prepare for your wedding, you have to become more informed than the average person. There’s no better place to start than the differences between a tux and a suit.   Traits…

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    The Proper Way to Not Invite Someone to Your Wedding

    Every wedding has a budget, and as such, it isn’t always possible to include every family member, friend, and acquaintance on the guest list. Aside from budget concerns, there may be people that simply aren’t welcome at the event due to interpersonal problems. Whatever the reason, it may be necessary to not invite certain people to a wedding, but how does one do this without causing hurt feelings? Be Direct Lying will often backfire, so don’t tell people that they will be invited if they will not be receiving an invitation. Instead, explain the situation in a way that makes sense. Most people will understand if budget or venue size…

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    [Vendor Interview] Scott Wood Photography

    Which married couple wouldn’t want to relive their wedding story when they look at their wedding photos? This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing one such photographer, Scott Wood, who captures stories so well. Be sure to look him up if you’re getting married in the UK. Why did you choose the wedding industry? I originally started out in architectural and interiors photography which is very commercial work. What I loved most were the shoots where we were on location and I was able to capture everyday life. Paris and Florence were favourite destinations and it was during a trip to Italy that I was inspired by a photographer…

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    Introducing Headpieces from SimplyBridal

    We’ve just added headpieces to the product offerings at SimplyBridal, and we’re extremely excited about it! This initial launch introduces a variety of different tiaras, hairpins, and headbands that our designers have carefully selected to add some sparkle and color to your bridal party. Bridal tiaras are traditionally worn along with a veil, and our tiaras will definitely work well with many of our veil styles. Recently, more brides are looking for a cleaner look without the veil, and worn on its own, tiaras are great for brides that are looking for alternatives. For those holding more casual weddings, or who are looking for headpieces for their bridal party, we…

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    Real Brides: Donna Raimondi-Glass

    Every month we feature one of our blushing brides! Today we’re delighted to share Donna’s story. She and her husband, Mitchell, are pictured here. Doesn’t she look gorgeous in the Mariah gown? So, tell me a little about yourself. I am a paralegal from Los Angeles, California. I was born and raised here. Mitchell and I actually met over thirty years ago at the gym. We were friends first and didn’t date until two years after knowing each other. But, a job opportunity in Virginia swept Mitch away from California and we lost touch. Flash forward thirty years and we are married! Three years ago we reconnected on the internet…

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    Social Media 101 For Weddings

    In this increasingly technology-dependent and connected world, it comes as no surprise that most, if not all of us have at least a Facebook account. The social media platform comprises of not only that but a whole stream of others such as Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Youtube. While these social media tools can be of help when it comes to wedding-related matters, there’s no denying that they can be quite the opposite too. So as a way of addressing the issue of social media and the etiquette that should ensue a wedding, here’s a rough guideline to where and when social media should and should not come into play before,…

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    Top 5 Inspirational Love Songs

    Love can be expressed in countless, different ways but music evokes a certain type of passion and feeling unlike any other. The lyrics of a song coupled with its tune and beat can really move a person. Sometimes so much so, that it can bring one to tears which is why music is undeniably one of the most beautiful ways of expressing one’s love for someone. With love being one of the main reasons behind marriage, there is no better time to start looking for a song (or more!) if you happen to be taking a trip down the wedding aisle soon. Listed are 5 of the best love songs…

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    Things to Consider when Hiring a DJ

    While the main focus of a wedding is, by right, the newly weds, ensuring that the guests end up with a good time is just as important. You wouldn’t want your wedding to be termed as a bore by hundreds, would you? This is why your choice of entertainment is extremely crucial, perhaps even more so than that of food or location. Hiring a DJ is a great way to keep guests entertained but with all other things, there are several things you should take note of when picking a DJ. Budget For one, the price of hiring one. Most couples tend to leave the budget of this entertainment portion…