It’s one of the most magical milestones of your life. You’re marrying the person of your dreams. The venue is set, the invitations have been sent and the perfect dress is finally ready for its big debut. But before you officially walk down the aisle, you might want to find out exactly what kind of debt you may also be walking into.

“Wait, there’s more to marriage than love?”

Oh, yeah. It’s a whole partnership, not just in life, but also in financial obligations. But before you go all Runaway Bride, below are 3 things you need to know to keep both your marriage and your student loan payments as blissful as possible.

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How to Pick the Perfect Song for Your First Dance

Picking your first dance can be tricky… you want a song that is personal to both of you, but feels just right for the big moment! On a practical level, your first dance can also be a great way to encourage people on to the dance floor, hopefully leaving it packed for the rest of the night. Fortunately, we at Last Minute Musicians are on hand to offer some insight into picking the perfect first dance!

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2018 Wedding Dress Trends

2018 Wedding Dress Trends
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Reem Acra, Oscar De La Renta, Berta, Badgley Mischka… There’s no denying that a quick web search of 2018 wedding dress trends will reveal such renowned designers. While few can deny the beauty of couture wedding gowns — reality check — most of us are not daring enough to wear them or honestly can’t afford them! As dreamy and fairytale-like as they may be, we’re are here to keep it real with you as you go on the hunt for your perfect wedding dress. First up, here’s a rundown on spring 2018 dress styles before we show you how to get the best deal on them.

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Getting Ready Wedding Photography


Getting Ready Wedding Photos

Imagine the scene with your bridesmaids fussing over you, as you get ready, and the raw emotions when your parents see you for the first time in your bridal attire. Isn’t it priceless? There are many more such lovely moments when a bride gets ready for her wedding day.

When your photographer captures all this action for your wedding album, you have the opportunity to preserve those memories forever. So, do not think twice about whether you ought to have getting ready photos taken. Let your wedding day photography begin when you get ready for your wedding day.

Here are some essential tips from the Best for Bride team from Canada to help you get the best getting-ready pictures.

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Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Venue
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A wedding venue is so much more than just a place where you’ll get married; it stands as a symbol for one of the most important days in your life and you will no doubt remember the (hopefully) magical feeling the setting gave you for as long as you will live. When deciding the perfect wedding venue, however, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the number of available choices from indoor and outdoor to restaurant, barn, beach, garden and many more. To come to your rescue, we have listed our top 5 helpful tips on how to select the perfect wedding venue and enjoy your special day to the fullest.

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Black Wedding Dress

Black Wedding Dress Photo credit: Photo credit: Martina Liana

And the bride wore… whatever the bleep she wanted!

If you’re a fashion-forward bride and really couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks, we’re certain you’ll love at least one of the non-traditional wedding dress options listed below. Remember, this is your special day and you need to own it by truly feeling comfortable in an ensemble that is an honest reflection of your personality and style.

So whether you’re looking for a dress that’s non-white, non-traditional or hey, maybe not even a dress — you’ve come to the right place to get you started on your journey to narrowing down what’s right for you and you only!

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Ridding Wedding Day JittersWedding Day Jitters? 4 Reasons Why You Should Sleep On It

It’s nearly time for your big day. For that special moment when you look into your best friend’s eyes and get to say those magical words. You’ve probably taken up permanent residence on Cloud 9, right?

Well, actually…possibly not. Because next to moving home and giving birth, getting married is up there with the most stressful things you’ll ever do. Sorry to break it to you but it ain’t all googly eyes and lovehearts; it’s pissed-off parents, stressful shopping and a budget that breaks more every day.

There’s a whole bunch of factors that can cause wedding day jitters. And these factors can seriously disrupt your sleep – a big no-no for any bride-to-be.

Here are 4 top reasons why you should get some decent Zzz before making that journey down the aisle.

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How important do you think music is to a wedding? Think about it this way. What do wedding guests remember a year after a wedding? Do they remember how good the food was? Probably. Do they remember how the room looked? Probably. Do they remember the bride’s wedding dress? Probably. Do they remember if they had a good time? Most likely.

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Black diamond engagement rings are very distinctive and are ideal for those buyers who are looking for something that’s a little bit different. A black diamond, paired with white gold can look stunning and still very sparkly – they also look great when complemented with white diamonds.

Making their way into the limelight, they are now used in women’s jewelry more than ever before. So, with these diamond engagement rings becoming ever so more popular, keep in mind that black is a color that symbolizes:

  • Power
  • Strength
  • Passion

What better ring design to showcase your love for your soon-to-be? There are a limited amount of jewelers offering black diamonds making them even more special.

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Worlds Most Expensive Jewelry

Appreciate the finer things in life? You’ll love today’s infographic by fine antique and vintage jewelry store, Berganza (London, UK) that puts the spotlight on the Top 10 most expensive pieces of jewelry and their origin!

There’s no doubt that jewelry can be quite expensive. Some pieces of jewelry, however, are worth amounts most of us can only dream of having, let alone splashing all of that money on one single piece of jewelry. So, what makes these pieces of jewelry so expensive? There are a number of factors that determine how much jewelry is worth such as age, rarity, quality and demand for the item.  With, that in mind, let’s take a look at the Top 10 most expensive pieces of jewellery and their origin.

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Worlds Most Expensive Jewelry

WeddingLovely and Berganza teamed up to share with couples the worlds most expensive jewelry with this partnered infographic. Visit their website to browse their collection!