How to Plan the Simplest Wedding (1)

Today’s lovely guest post, brought to us by Jeremy Senn of Picshare Party (Portland, OR) is a delightfully simple guide to planning a fun, laid-back wedding! Enjoy:

According to a report done by Zola, which surveyed 500 newly engaged or newlywed couples, 96% of them called wedding planning stressful. And nearly half of them used the words “very” and “extremely” to describe the wedding planning stress, making it worse than (for most) moving or public speaking. Yikes. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Gone are the days where everyone has to have a big, fancy wedding. More and more, people are trading in the huge stress-load of “traditional” for a simpler wedding. Here are some tips to make your wedding planning less stressful, yet still classy.

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5 Wedding Emergencies You Can Avoid by Being Honest With Your Venue

5 Wedding Emergencies You Can Avoid by Being Honest With Your Venue

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Today’s lovely guest post is courtesy of Ariel Chiu, Principal Planner and Owner at Wonderstruck Weddings & Events! Enjoy:

No one wants to deal with stressful or embarrassing emergency situations on their wedding day, especially if it can be avoided. If you are planning your wedding and know there is any type of potential for such an emergency, you should always be honest with the wedding venue about it. They likely have a lot of experience dealing with many types of emergencies at weddings and might be able to give you advice on how to avoid them or at least mitigate the damage. Here are five of the more common emergencies you can avoid by being honest with your venue.

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There is no lacking in design, style, color scheme, and aesthetic inspiration when it comes to wedding invitations, but what’s not always mentioned is wedding invitation assembly and wording etiquette. Designing is the easy part especially when you use an online stationery vendor like Basic Invite, but what’s even better is the resources they are providing us today when it comes to not only the design aspect but the insider tips and tricks to the not so glamorous side of creating invitations.

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Summer Wedding Flower Guide


Summer Wedding Flower Guide

There is no specific season of love. If you find the right partner, each day is Valentine’s Day and every season is perfect for your wedding. As for flowers, there are always plenty of options no matter what season you choose for the wedding. If you’re worried about finding appropriate flowers during summer weddings, there is absolutely no reason to be stressed about it.

Summer is the season for beautiful blooms but you have to be extra careful while maintaining them. The sun can be both a blessing and a curse at the same time. Here are few tips to help you plan about flowers for your summer wedding.

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Planning an Outdoor Wedding Advice

Planning an Outdoor Wedding Advice

An outdoor wedding can be a perfect way to celebrate this most romantic day in your life. However, while choosing the regal beauty of the Mother Nature as your venue guarantees beauty and grandeur, all those fantastic feelings can be ruined by lack of planning. The thing with outdoor weddings is that despite being more simple, affordable, and yet amazing, they are also more demanding on details.

The good news? Using these five simple tips will ensure the celebration of your sacred union goes smoothly.

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Do You Need To See a Wedding Band Live Before Booking Them? (2)

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Joe Hoten at Bands For Hire, based in London, England! Enjoy:

You’re understandably going to want to leave as little to chance as possible when it comes to hiring wedding entertainment – you won’t want to risk it being anything other than a huge success. Unfortunately, the majority of wedding and function bands perform exclusively at the events for which they’ve been hired, so it can be tricky to get the measure of them unless you’re attending the wedding or function in question. If a trusted friend or family member can give you a recommendation, then great, although that rather limits your options. Don’t be deterred from booking a wedding band you’ve not yet had the pleasure of watching – here’s a few things to think about before you take the plunge:

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The Best Wedding Checklist (4)

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This super helpful checklist, brought to us by Wedding Forward (Toronto, ON) will help you keep track of everything that needs to get done for the big day! Enjoy:

The moment he proposes is one the happiest life moments. But when emotions subside, wedding checklist seems to be the first thing a practical bride starts thinking about. After all, it is your big day, and it needs a lot of careful planning. Thus, writing everything down won’t help: you need to organize your ideas in order not to forget. A wedding planning checklist is a must-have when you start planning your wedding. It shows you all the tasks that you need to do, and it can be organized as a timeline or by category. Don’t worry, here is The Complete Wedding Planning Checklist from Weddingforward to get you through. Meanwhile, let’s take a brief look at the wedding planning tasks.

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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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A Photographer's Top 4 Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day (6)

Today’s awesome guest post brought to us by Elle of Captured by Elle Photo + Video (Orlando, FL) is an absolute must read for anyone who wants a stress-fress wedding day! Enjoy:

“I want to be stressed out on my wedding day!” Said NO ONE. Ever. If there is one thing I hear all the time from brides it’s about how they want their day to be stress-free so they can just sit back and enjoy every moment! Of course, there are many different factors that contribute to a carefree wedding day, but one of the biggest stressors I’ve seen from experience is issues with the timeline.

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