The Groom’s Cake, a Southern Tradition

The Groom’s Cake, a Southern Tradition Did you know that the groom’s cake is mostly a Southern tradition? That’s right… go to a wedding up north and you may not see one. Here’s a fun bit of useless trivia: In the mid-1800’s, it was sent home with guests as their wedding favor. Unmarried female guests […]

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How to Have the Kid-Free Wedding of Your Dreams

There is a scene in one of my favorite books where a wedding guest shows up with her kids to a wedding that was clearly communicated to be kid-free. The wedding planner intercepts the family before they’re seated for the ceremony and explains the bride’s wish that the day be child free. The mother then […]

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Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You

Shopping for a wedding dress can be overwhelming, given the endless possibilities. Just remember that no matter your budget, shape, personal taste, wedding size, or wedding type, there is a perfect dress out there just waiting for you to find it.  Wedding dresses take time to produce, and most are manufactured overseas, which can mean […]

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The Groom’s Ring – Metals Explained

While there’s usually less attention given to the groom’s ring, that doesn’t make it any less important. The rings are there to symbolize your commitment to each other, so you’ll want to find something that will last him a long time. Different metals have their pros and cons, and it’s up to you to determine […]

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Splurge or Save?

If you thought putting together your wedding budget was hard, sticking to it is going to be even harder. That’s why doing a vision and priority exercise with your fiance before you start meeting with vendors and buying decorations is important. But once you’ve settled on your vision and begin to put together your budget, […]

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6 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs

6 Commonly Forgotten Wedding Costs We all know how expensive a wedding can be, but there are small costs that often are forgotten or overlooked. These can add up to a big overage for your wedding budget. After all, you need a dress, a venue, flowers, food, a cake, and countless other items in order […]

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Wedding Decisions To Make With Your Partner

Wedding Decisions to make with your Partner When it comes to planning a wedding, usually you, the bride, take the lead on the decision making. You’ve probably been planning your wedding before even getting engaged, and have an idea of what you want your big day to look like. However, you can’t plan the whole […]

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What Is a Prenup and Do You Need One?

Let’s face it: prenuptial agreements aren’t one of the more fun things to think about while planning a wedding. Although there is stigma surrounding prenups, they’re actually a good way to start a discussion about your future as a couple. In a nutshell, a prenup is a contract that a couple signs before being married […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Boudoir Photography

Boudoir photography is becoming more and more popular, because photo shoots and boudoir albums make excellent wedding day gifts for your future husband. “Boudoir” is the French word for a lady’s private dressing room or bedroom, and in photography terms, boudoir refers to a style in which women pose for photographs partially clothed or in […]

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5 Things No One Told You About Wedding Planning

There’s a lot about wedding planning that’s intuitive. You’re obviously going to need a dress, a venue, and a caterer, and you probably have a good idea about how you want your wedding to feel. However, there are a few things about wedding planning that might not be quite as clear. For one thing, you […]

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