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    [Infographic] Loving around the World

    Loving is human nature, and through time, each culture has developed their own special way to symbolize and protect their love for one another. Some of these traditions have been around for thousands of years, whereas some started much more recently. While the diamond engagement ring really only started in the 1920’s, the Korean depiction of ducks or geese in weddings, since they mate for life, has been around for centuries. Some have worked themselves into mainstream American culture, like the boutonniere being the color of the bride’s bouquet, stemming from when knights would wear the color of their lady to display their love. However, some have either died out,…

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    [Infographic] The Wed, White and Blue

    With the Fourth of July soon approaching, we wanted to wish all of our American readers a happy and memorable day. To all of you Summer brides, if you are planning a wedding on or near the Fourth of July this is the perfect time to draw some gorgeous wedding inspiration from this patriotic day by having a themed wedding celebration in honor of the Fourth. Read on for our tips on how to draw a little, or a lot of, inspiration from this holiday in order to tie the patriotic theme into your wedding or engagement party. A meaningful and memorable Fourth of July wedding will be one that…

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    [ Infographic ] How To Change Your Name

    Everyone knows that marriage can be hard work. But before you start out on your quest for eternal happiness, there is the task of officially changing your surname – should you wish to do so of course! We know it isn’t easy and there can be a couple of pitfalls along the way, so we’ve traced the journey from Miss to Mrs and come up with a few handy hints to help. In many cultures taking your husband’s name is not considered necessary or even normal; some newlyweds carry on as before with their own surnames, while others assume the wife’s name for their new family. In some cases, no…

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    [ Infographic ] Something Blue

    The old British saying goes, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.” For the past three weeks, we have brought you ideas on how to incorporate the old, the new, and the borrowed into your weddings plans. Since “a sixpence in your shoe” is pretty straight forward, last but not least, we bring you “something blue”! Did you know, that the color blue is associated with purity and fidelity? It also used to be worn in order to ward off the “evil eye” that would make new brides infertile. Nowadays though, this may be one of the easiest of the four “somethings” to…

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    [ Infographic ] Something Borrowed

    “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”  Over the last two weeks we have shared our ideas on how to incorporate both new and old items into your wedding. This week we focus on “something borrowed”! Did you know that originally “something borrowed” was based on the superstition that brides could be made more fertile by borrowing an item from a married woman whom had already had children? Now-a-days brides may borrow an item from a loved-one regardless of their relationship status, although they still typically borrow items from happily-married friends and family. Here are a few options you may have initially overlooked. Some of our favorites include…

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    Something New Infographic

    We’ve all heard the old British saying. On your wedding you should have “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”. Last week we introduced ways that you could incorporate “something old” into your wedding. This week we are following up with this theme to introduce “something new”. When people hear the words “something new”, daunting images of extra bills often come to mind. But it actually doesn’t always have to mean buying something. Try something new by using the latest technology to modernize your wedding! From the moment he bends his knee, to the day you finally send your last thank you, taking advantage of the latest technology…

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    Something Old Infographic

    The saying “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is an Old English rhyme. These are traditionally thought of as good luck charms for the bride to carry on her wedding day. “Something old” represents continuity and signals the link between a bride, her family, and her past. Often, mothers, sisters, relatives, or attendants will gift these tokens to the bride. However, these days many brides plan ahead and find them for themselves. Your something old can vary from an accessory, to something you secretly wear, to a decoration at the ceremony or reception. These good-luck items can be as subtle as the perfume your wear, to as noticeable…

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    Get Celebrity Fit Infographic

    This time of year is met with the much anticipated warm weather and the less anticipated bikini season. Plans to get in the best shape ever before the beach or wedding day force us to renew our vows to exercise every day and curse all those delicious treats that tempt us as we gaze at the perfectly chiseled bodies of A-list celebrities with pangs of jealousy. Exercise isn’t the only thing you need to do to have the body of a star, incorporating a healthy lifestyle and choosing foods rich in vitamins and nutrients are necessary in achieving your dream body. We challenge you to try these celebrity fitness moves…

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    Alternative Bouquets Infographic

    Many brides spend a large chunk of their budget on flowers. But there are alternatives, if you are brave enough. Opting for a nontraditional bridal bouquet can save you money and add a bit of personality to your accessories. For a fun and color-filled theme, consider lollipops or balloons. If you are a spiritual person, honor that by carrying a symbol of your religion. Some brides may pay tribute to a loved one who can’t attend the special day by incorporating a personal item into a traditional bouquet. These non-floral bouquets will be unforgettable, make for great pictures, and be a timeless keepsake from your big day. Here are a…

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    Bouquet Infographic

    Last week, we did an infographic on flowers and their meanings. You can check it out here. Surprise, surprise, there are also a ton bouquet types, but we’ve only covered nine of the most popular. What is your favorite?