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Today’s guest post is from Marie Kubin, founder and CEO of Rent My Wedding, the leading U.S. provider of do-it-yourself wedding rentals. Marie started the company while planning her own wedding, with the goal of helping brides on a budget create a dream wedding for a fraction of the price.

Couples frequently tell us that wedding lighting made more impact and garnered more compliments than any other reception decoration. Thanks to new technology, wedding lighting is easy for anyone to setup – no experience required! Here is an overview of four popular do-it-yourself wedding lighting techniques that will help you create a beautiful wedding reception without breaking the bank. We’re also including the rental pricing from Rent My Wedding to give you a ballpark idea on how much to budget for wedding lighting.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Jenny Wescott who works on behalf of The Diamond Ring Company. Jenny is passionate about all things wedding related and loves to read, write and share anything to do with enhancing amorous environments.

Autumn is a magical time of year. The change in seasons brings golden tones to fallen leaves, and rich reds to sunsets. It’s the perfect backdrop to a rustic, earthy, post-summer wedding. But you don’t need to swap your sandals for scarves just yet. Britain usually enjoys an Indian summer, where the temperature stays warm through to the middle of October. Popular wedding venues are also cheaper after August, and you don’t have to worry about friends or family being away on holiday. The new school term starts, so most people are back at home. There are plenty of quintessentially autumnal trends that are present in weddings during this time of year. From rich, sumptuous shades, to rustic room decorations, read on to find out what you should include for your special day.

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Are you considering a unique destination wedding? If so, this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas is for you! From Wedding Paper Divas:

Your marriage is a special day in your life, so why not host it in a special place? Scanning the globe for worldwide attractions such as the Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower and Pyramids of Giza, we grew curious of not only how much it costs to visit these places, but how much it costs to have your dream wedding there.

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This infographic was created by Danielle Bagworth, a fashion and beauty writer and an extremely excitable wedding guest (always the bridesmaid, never the bride). She recommends eden spa to any bride-to-be for a luxurious and relaxing spa break in Nottingham, UK.

The inspiration for this infographic stemmed from a Summer filled with countless wedding invitations. As a giddy guest, I often obsess about my outfit, make-up and hair and this made me think; what must the bride be going through? Therefore, I have provided 6 top tips and tricks to applying perfect bridal make up that will last all day long.

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Planning Tips for a Church Wedding (1)

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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 (3)

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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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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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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WeddingLovely's Planning Guide is Now Free

We love our online wedding planning guide — launched awhile ago, we help couples walk through their wedding planning online and connect them with some of our most awesome vendors that we work with through our wedding vendor guide.

Up until now, it was a paid product with a free trial, but we have decided that it was time to work with as many wonderful couples as possible — so we’ve made our planning guide 100% free.

The planning guide comes with a ton of amazing features, including:

  • Walk through the biggest steps in planning your wedding, like finding a venue.
  • Local venue and vendor recommendations included in your task pages.
  • Vendor favoriting and reviewing all integrated.
  • Note-taking — keep track of all the little things you need to remember.
  • Printable checklist so you can keep track of everything you need to do at once.
  • Partner and planner integration — invite others to help plan with you.
  • One-on-one wedding advice — ping WeddingLovely with specific questions and we’ll help you out.
  • Email reminders to ping you every few weeks with inspiration and ideas.
  • Pinterest board integration — keep your inspiration in mind as you plan your wedding.
  • Partnership with Appy Couple — get an Appy account for just $35 through WeddingLovely.

Think that’s pretty awesome? Now it doesn’t cost a cent.

Plan your wedding with WeddingLovely today!

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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