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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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Complete Guide to Choosing a Music for your Ceremony (6)

Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Brandon Stiles of Uptown Down Entertainment, based in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy!

We get questions all the time about wedding ceremony music! What ceremony songs to choose, how long should they last, how much does it cost, should it be modern or classical? So today we’re going to be looking over all of it: the art of planning wedding ceremony music.

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20 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Wedding Dress (3)
20 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Wedding Dress (3)
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Today’s in-depth guest post, brought to us by Felicia Lazaridou of Loves Young Dream Weddings, will answer all of your burning wedding gown questions and help you find the perfect gown for your big day! Enjoy:

Buying your wedding dress is hard because you know this is probably going to be the most memorable item of clothing you will ever choose to wear in your life, and because you know all eyes will be on you. Aside from a handful of superhero women who may have been lucky enough to have had a different experience, most married women would agree that buying your wedding is going to be stressful. Felicia Lazaridou, CEO and creative director at Loves Young Dream Weddings, a bespoke wedding planning company for dream destination weddings in Halkidiki Greece will be a buffer to your stresses as she guides you through what you should know before buying your One And Only Perfect Wedding Dress.

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