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    Fun on the Cheap

    There’s nothing better than having some free time to spend with the one you love. Whether you’re homebodies who prefer to cuddle up with a movie or a book or you’re an adventurous couple looking for the next adventure. We’ll look at some inexpensive popular couple activities. Take incredible 360-degree videos at your wedding with SelfieSpin360. Date Night An alternative to hitting up the classy restaurant downtown or even the low-key brasserie on the corner is to spend the evening at home cooking. Cooking is a fun activity that lets you unleash your inner Bobby Flay, or at least attempt to and even if your meal ends up tasting more like…

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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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    How To Plan Your Second Wedding

    A lot of people feel pressured to keep their second weddings small. They think that they shouldn’t make a big deal out of it because they’ve already been married once. If you really want to have a small wedding, that’s your business. But don’t use the number of times you’ve been married as an excuse to throw a lame party. Do That Wedding Right! I don’t think it matters how many times you’ve been in love. Love is always worth celebrating. Will it work out “forever”? People who have been divorced know all too well that true love can turn into true hate. No one can predict the future. If…

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    Bridal Shower Initiation

    Planning a wedding is often not complete without a bridal party. Bridal showers occur one or two months before the wedding so the bride has plenty of time to focus on her actual wedding planning. Traditionally, bridal showers were thrown for women who came from a poor family or from a family who refused to give a dowry because they did not approve of the wedding. Therefore, close friends and family of the bride would gather gifts and money to give the bride so she could afford to be married. Nowadays, this isn’t usually the case. The bride isn’t in charge of planning this, this is a party planned by…

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    Wedding Day Must Haves

    As the list gets longer and longer and your ideas keep growing new ideas you find yourself with a lot of new additions to your wedding day. More foods, more flowers, more guests, and like most of us more stress. But, let’s imagine you can’t plan your wedding, you can only have one item. Everything else will be things that are beyond your control. What will your “must have” item be on your wedding day? We asked our lovely ladies what their item would be and the responses were fun, stylish and charming. A rather large response was that of “the groom” which, let’s face it, is the second most…

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    Four Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

    A few decades ago most newlyweds would spend their honeymoons on a cruise. Yet, now is the best time for newlyweds because anything goes for today’s honeymooners. So, since you can write your own honeymoon itinerary, why not go for the exotic? Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand is more than just hobbits, it is home to a thriving capital city that is an overlooked travel destination. Wellington has stunning landscapes, tons of shopping and the dining doesn’t disappoint. Opt to take a vineyard tour and sample more wines than you ever thought possible, or slow things down a bit by indulging in a couples massage after visiting the South Coast…

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    Are Destination Weddings Too Much?

    In recent years, I’ve been invited to maybe a dozen destination weddings. These aren’t friends who live far away asking their guests to meet them in another city. These are friends who live nearby asking their guests (who mostly live nearby) to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy a wedding. Some of them want to get married in a gorge where they fell in love during a hiking trip. Some of them want everyone to fly to Hawaii so that they can leave the next morning for a honeymoon in the South Pacific. People, I love you, but you’re asking too much. Your wedding is one of the most important…

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    Wedding Website Essentials

    In our technologically advanced world of cyber fanatics it’s no surprise that wedding websites have become the latest wedding necessity. Let’s look at the essentials for a wedding website and some of the fun touches you can add. Basics Ok, this one is obvious, but be sure your guests know that the website is for your wedding including a story about how you met and fell in love like Jyssica and Devanie did on their websites. But also think about what you will be doing at the wedding. Will you be planning a game that may require ladies to rethink their stiletto heels? Let them know. Make it Personal Be…

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    5 Things to Do When You Get Engaged Infographic

    Unless you’re Emily Blunt or James Segel’s characters in Five Year Engagement, your time as fiance/fiancee is fairly short. The average length of an engagement is about a year. While it’s easy to get lost in the blur of wedding planning and getting married, being engaged has its perks too! We’ve made this infographic for all the folks who got proposed to over the holidays. It does not include wedding planning at all, but the etiquette monster does raise its ugly head. On the plus side, social conventions have definitely relaxed so most social faux pas can be fixed. Perhaps this is an idea of a future infographic? But don’t…

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    Wedding Planning Playlist

    Some people do wedding planning for a living. So how do people who have regular jobs and a social life get their planning done? While wedding planning can be a chore, an awesome playlist can help a ton. Whether you plug in your headphones and start browsing or blast it from your speakers, music can make you feel more upbeat and efficient. Don’t believe me? Medical experts have reported that “feel good” music can increase levels of dopamine in the brain, which puts you in a better mood. It can also stimulate your brain, which helps you focus on lengthy tasks. Music has also been found to reduce anxiety as…