This fun infographic, brought to us by our friends at ProFlowers (San Diego, CA) is full of creative and memorable ways to propose to your sweetheart! Here’s Taylor from ProFlowers to tell us more:

Are you planning to pop the question? Have you thought about how you’ll do it? An engagement is one of the most life-changing moments for any relationship. You’ll tell this story for years to come so you’ll want to make it a memorable one. It can be difficult to know where exactly to start your planning. To help you find inspiration, ProFlowers put together a guide featuring some of the best marriage proposal ideas. Browse through the collection below to find a style fitting for the two of you:

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Taylor is an avid lover of the great outdoors, spending a majority of her free time hiking or lounging on the beach. If she’s not enjoying the sunshine or writing about happily ever afters, she can be found trying out local coffee shops! To learn more about ProFlowers, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

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Does the thought of having your photo taken make you feel self-conscious? If so, today’s wonderful guest post by James Arnia Photography is for you! Read on to learn some expert tips for feeling at ease in front of the camera:

Very few brides are confident to get their candid photos taken on their big day, but whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or a guest, chances are you’ll find yourself trapped in the camera of your candid wedding photographer. So, it’s better to know how to look flawless in those pictures without ‘trying too hard’! Having shot more than 300 weddings for over a decade now, I reveal my secret tips to ensure that you look absolutely flawless and candid in your wedding pictures.

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Unforgettable Bridal Shower Ideas

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jonathan of HenorStag, Ireland’s free party planning website for organizers to plan their Hen or Stag parties! Enjoy:

Make your hen party celebrations unforgettable with these unusual yet unique bridal shower ideas. After all, no one wants to settle for average. From cocktail stations to candy stalls, your hen party could be the topic of conversation for a long time to come. To help inspire you here are 10 unusual hen party ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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Things Happy Couples Do Differently

Today’s insightful guest post about things happy couples do differently, brought to us by dating advisor Sarah Williams, is full of super practical suggestions for nurturing a happy relationship! Enjoy:

When in a couple, your whole world changes. For some, it’s quite the struggle. They feel obligated to make compromises, feel like they are missing out on a lot now that they have someone to share everything with, and often keep things to themselves, or try to guess what their partner isn’t telling them.

But there’s the other type of couples too. It’s where balance is over everything else. The 2 people are grateful to have found each other and nothing else matters. They are smiling and laughing most of the time, and don’t pay much attention to the issues that come up every now and then that have the potential to turn into arguments.

So, what’s their secret? We’d all want to be more like them. To feel blessed when in a couple, rather than as if we’re settling down. Well, there are a few things happy couples do differently than the rest. Let’s see what these are, why they work, and how we can try them in our relationship:

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Today’s guest post, brought to us by Debbie from A La Mode Events (New York, NY) will help you to get organized for your wedding so that you and your guests can relax and enjoy an amazing day! Enjoy:

Every bride has her own dream wedding. Where to start is probably one of the hardest to do while the least you want to feel is burned out and pressured. So here’s some How To’s that will truly benefit you. Learn how to make your wedding a story. The moment you announce your engagement, you could be hearing expectations on how great your wedding would turn out to be. And the day you give out your save-the-date cards or the wedding invitation, you’d surely want to hear a compliment, what more on the day itself right?  You could have an endless list of ways for your guest to commend your wedding — who wouldn’t right? Consider some of these tips.

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DIY S'mores Wedding Favors (4)

Our friends at Totally Promotional have a great wedding favor  idea to share: DIY S’mores! These are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Here’s Shelley from Totally Promotional to tell us more:

Few things in life make perfect gifts for every age group. Dessert is one of those rare things. So when a bride and groom need a wedding favor that will please every guest, it’s a no-brainer: S’mores Fun Favors. They are simple to create and include an imprinted coaster as a keepsake.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Flowers (5)

If you’re looking for wedding flower inspiration, you’ve com to the right place. Our friends at Wedding Boutique Phuket have created a beautiful and informative guest post all about choosing the perfect flowers for your big day!

When you start to imagine your Wedding Day you have to keep in mind that an important part of your budget will cover the floral arrangement. So, it’s very important to take the right decision! Your Wedding Planner will help you focusing on the perfect blooms for your Big Day.

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How To Help Your Groom Relax For Your Engagement Session (5)

Today’s  guest post, brought to us by Emily Chappell Photography, is full of great ideas for having a fun and relaxed engagement shoot. Enjoy!

Congratulations, brides-to-be! You’re recently engaged, you’ve hired a wedding photographer, and now you’re gearing up to take your engagement photos! This is such a sweet season of life and a wonderful opportunity for you to learn how your photographer operates behind the camera before the wedding day. I imagine you’re super excited to get some awesome images taken of you and your fiancée – except, maybe he’s not entirely into it. In fact, maybe your groom-to-be has expressed his absolute DREAD regarding your upcoming engagement session! Rest easy – this is not uncommon! Many guys tend to shy away from the idea of having their photo taken, especially by someone they don’t know all that well! Having been a wedding photographer for several years, I’ve learned some measures that you can take in order to help ease your guy’s fears and concerns, and ultimately help him loosen up at your engagement session!

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Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Kimberli Lowe Photography in Fort Worth, Texas. Enjoy!

When planning your wedding, budget, compromise and prioritization is the key to staying on track. No matter what kind of wedding you are planning, chances are good you have to monitor finances. Finding ways to stretch that budget means being able to fit in all of your wedding day vision without taking on a 2nd job. High profile vendors provide the best budgeting opportunities.

Considering your funds, your 3 highest priced categories are generally venue, catering, photography. Economizing without sacrificing on these 3 categories is actually easier than you might think. Start by creating a list of your top 2-3 vendors in each category and then narrowing it down. Meet them in person, whenever possible. While a portfolio might be impressive, ensure there is a great vibe between you and the vendor. Working around personality conflicts is not something you want to do on your wedding day.

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