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Amanda Waks
Amanda Waks is a newlywed with a passion for weddings. Originally from Florida, she now resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and dog Rusty. Amanda covers the ins and outs of planning a wedding and honeymoon - from the latest trends to advice for brides-to-be.

Entries by Amanda Waks

That's One Stylish Groom

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 12:45 AM

Brides spend months putting together their perfect wedding day look. Well, ladies we are not alone. Grooms also want to customize their getup.

My groom was very particular about everything he wore, even down to his socks and blue suede shoes. Here are a few ideas you might want...

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Hawaii Honeymoon: A Guide to Maui

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Just 24 hours after getting married, my husband and I jetted off to Maui to start our honeymoon. Life was crazy busy leading up to our wedding, so we didn't have much planned for our Hawaii trip other than flights and hotels. But we bought a couple of guidebooks and...

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Hawaii Honeymoon: A Guide to Kauai

(3) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Deciding to honeymoon in Hawaii was a great idea -- adding Kauai to our itinerary was an ever better one! The drive alone from the airport to our resort was beautiful. From the lush greenery to the mountaintops covered in clouds, the scenery is just stunning. Whether you're planning a...

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My Favorite Wedding Décor Trends

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 6:24 PM

When it comes to wedding décor, I believe that less is more. Beautiful blooms combined with special touches here and there are all you need to complete a special look. Couples that deck their venue wall to wall with themed décor run this risk of looking tacky. With that said,...

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Creating the Perfect Wedding Welcome Bag

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 12:15 PM

Welcome Note and Itinerary

First things first, you want to thank your guests for traveling near and far to celebrate your marriage. Upon arriving to the hotel, they are going to be anxious to see you and join in on the festivities. Create a weekend itinerary with where to...

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Deciding Where to Honeymoon

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 2:27 PM

My fiancée and I had a really hard time deciding on a honeymoon spot. We love to travel and there are just so many places we want to visit. Yet, we've also done our fair share of globe- trotting and wanted to find a destination that would be new for...

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Document Your Wedding on a Budget

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 4:02 PM

Planning a wedding is all about setting priorities and in my opinion, hiring a high quality photographer is at the top of the must-have list. According to The Knot, couples paid an average of $2,379 for photography in 2012 (see full breakdown of wedding expenses here). This is...

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Why Do a First Look

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 3:52 PM

As we start to finalize our day-of wedding timeline, I've been thinking more and more about our first look. What's a first look you may be thinking? Well in the wedding world, a first look usually refers to a picture perfect moment when the bride and groom first see each...

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Tips to Make a Too-Tight Wedding Venue Work

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Searching for the perfect wedding venue is a mission and for some brides, it can be the most stressful part of the planning process. Quite frequently, a couple will fall in love with a space that's just a bit too cozy. Worried that your guests might not have enough elbow...

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