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How to Save Money on an Engagement Ring

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Vashi Dominguez, a Spanish entrepreneur, founder and owner of Vashi, a luxury online diamond jewellery store founded in 2007. Enjoy!

Who said you have to spend more to get a bigger diamond or an exquisite engagement ring of your choice? Deciding on your dream ring goes far beyond buying a sentimental piece of jewellery, however it doesn’t need to break your bank or lead you down a road to financial disaster before you’ve even said ‘I do’. With the right amount of knowledge (knowing exactly what to look out for) coupled with a few tricks of the trade, founder of Vashi and celebrity diamond jeweller, Vashi Dominguez, has put together his top five tips on how to save money on your dream engagement ring.

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9 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Invitations

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Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Barbara of AvantGarde Design. Barbara is a type loving, coffee drinking, ice cream fanatic, runner who loves designing and pushing boundaries. She’s also currently enjoying all the fun of wedding planning for her upcoming nuptials next September! :)

So you want gorgeous invitations, but don’t want to break the bank. Well, that’s understandable! Usually wedding invitations are the first place where a budget cut happens. Your save the dates and wedding invitations are the first look your guests have of the occasion to come, so presenting yourself in the best way possible is the only way to go. Below are some tips I share with clients when it comes to saving money without compromising the final product.

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Monograms — Infographic

B spells Boring. Or Beautiful. Depending on how you feel, monograms can stand for many words, but they are also one of the best symbols of the saccharine sweet affection between you and your love. While they used to be a staple in weddings, monograms went out of fashion for a while but they are now back with a vengeance! Find out how you can make your special day extra sweet with this infographic by SimplyBridal!

Monograms — Infographic

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Planning Tips for a Church Wedding

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Today’s guest post is from Michelle R. Mays. Michelle is the owner, lead planner and designer of RenayMeshell Events, a boutique wedding and event planning company based in New York City. Michelle treasures working with brides and grooms to manifest their wedding vision.

Church weddings are rather easy to plan as long as you know and follow the guidelines. If you start planning before receiving the guidelines, keep the ceremony simple and design an elaborate reception. Simple does not equal no décor, instead use statement pieces that will make an impact.

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6 Tips Help Plan Your Wedding Day Timeline

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Joanna Carina, owner and lead photographer of Carina Photographics in Minneapolis MN. She specializes in wedding photography and wrote this article based on the advice and timeline planning guidelines she gives to her wedding clients.

It seems like something so complicated. Plan the timeline of your entire wedding day, even though you’ve never planned a wedding before in your life! Thankfully, there are some tips that you can keep in mind to help you plan out and organize the time needed for the events on your big day. Here’s a few:

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How to Hire A Professional Wedding Photographer

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kenneth Berry of Berry’s Wedding Photography based in Atlanta, GA!

Wedding photography should be one of the most important items on a bride’s never ending list of to dos. Countless special moments take place on your wedding day, and pictures represent priceless memories that you, your groom, and family can look back on for years to come. Your wedding photographer is the one person that literally holds the day’s memories in his or her hands from start to finish. They capture the day’s events and place them in a chronological order which makes it easy for everyone to be able to look back on and reminisce.

That’s why it’s so important for a bride to choose her wedding photographer very carefully, and not make the mistake of choosing a photographer based on attractive low prices. Low prices combined with inexperience is the perfect combination for disaster. A smart bride always does her research and chooses a professional wedding photographer that is versatile, talented, creative, has a fun personality, and makes her feel comfortable enough to capture intimate moments throughout the day.

Trust me — it’s well worth the investment to put your trust in an amazing photographer to capture every last detail of one of the most important days of your life. You should consider many characteristics when on the hunt for a professional wedding photographer. At the top of the list, however, should be a compatible personality, professionalism, style (traditional vs. photojournalistic), flexibility and experience.

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DIY Tent Decoration for Your Wedding Reception

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Today’s guest post comes from Diana, one of our readers who helped her sister pull off DIY tour de force, on time and on budget! Here’s how she did it:

My boyfriend’s sister was trying to do a backyard wedding with a budget of $15,000 and was trying to figure out a way to decorate the tent for cheap. I volunteered to do it because the wedding was months away and it seemed like a nice thing to do (I’m not sure how I felt the day before the wedding but that’s another story). She said she wanted something like this picture.

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12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding, Part 8: Set Expectations

12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding,Part 8: Set Expectations

Cheryl of Cheryl Ford Photography is back with the the final post in her wonderful guest series on how to have YOUR dream wedding! Enjoy:

Welcome Back to Part 8 of my blog series on 12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding. Over the course of these months I will be sharing with you a series of articles to help you have the most amazing day of your life. In case you missed it, you may want to catch up on the past articles:
Part 1 :: Money Talk
Part 2 :: Hiring a Photographer
Part 3 :: Hiring a Wedding Planner
Part 4 :: Plan Ahead
Part 5 :: “Pinspiration”
Part 6 :: Wedding Parties
Part 7 :: Be Good to Yourself

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12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding, Part 7: Be Good to Yourself

Cheryl of Cheryl Ford Photography is back with Part 7 in her wonderful guest post series on how to have YOUR dream wedding! Enjoy:

Welcome Back to Part 7 of my blog series on 12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding. Over the course of these months I will be sharing with you a series of articles to help you have the most amazing day of your life. In case you missed it, you may want to catch up on the past articles:

Part 1 :: Money Talk
Part 2 :: Hiring a Photographer
Part 3 :: Hiring a Wedding Planner
Part 4 :: Plan Ahead
Part 5 :: “Pinspiration”
Part 6 :: Wedding Parties

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12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding, Part 6: Wedding Parties

12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding, Part 6: Wedding Parties

Cheryl of Cheryl Ford Photography is joining us again today with Part 6 in her in-depth guest post series. Enjoy!

12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding – Part 6 – Wedding Parties
Welcome Back to Part 5 of my blog series on 12 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding. Over the course of these months I will be sharing with you a series of articles to help you have the most amazing day of your life. In case you missed it, you may want to catch up on the past articles:
Part 1 :: Money Talk
Part 2 :: Hiring a Photographer
Part 3 :: Hiring a Wedding Planner
Part 4 :: Plan Ahead
Part 5 :: “Pinspiration”

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