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Liz Coopersmith owns Silver Charm Events, a wedding planning company in Los Angeles. She is also a blogger, and the author of two wedding planning books, available on amazon kindle. Find out more at, or follow her on instagram @lizcharm.

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Weeding Out Your Wedding Nightmares

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 7:10 PM

The original version of this article appeared on The Broke Ass Bride.


The recurring wedding nightmare I hear about, over and over again, is that none of your guests are having a good time. They hate the food, they're not...

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The Holidays vs. Your Wedding

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:30 PM

The original version of this article appeared in The Broke-Ass Bride.

Two weeks before Thanksgiving, I found out that the current number of Mrs. Coopersmiths would soon be increased by one -- my husband's little brother got engaged. Yay! But then I looked at the calendar again and...

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The High Cost of Wedding Fear

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 4:22 PM

The original version of this article appeared on

I talk to lots of engaged couples every week, as you can imagine. And, I've watched a lot of you exhibit two very disturbing emotions when it comes to your weddings: fear and shame.

It takes me at least...

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What I Know About Marriage

(4) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 4:40 PM

A version of this article first appeared on

"No one knows the truth of anyone's marriage, not even their own."
- Nora Ephron

Zane and I have been married for almost 11 years, which is about 41 years in L.A. time, I think. That being...

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Your Divorced Parents vs. Your Wedding -- Five Ways to Cope With the Drama

(9) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 5:14 PM

I pointed it out earlier this year that weddings make families do the wacky. But the wacky factor can rise astronomically when your parents are divorced. Your wedding involves the same things their divorce did: your mom, your dad, and you. You know how well that went the...

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7 Reasons To Believe In Weddings

(64) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 7:33 PM

This article originally appeared on The Broke-Ass Bride.

There is a great debate in the wedding world these days, as to why we all do this. Weddings are down, cohabitation is up. Why, why, why? My life as a wedding coordinator and as an officiant...

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The Myth Of Wedding DIY

(8) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 8:34 PM

I hear it all the time:

"I really love this bouquet I found in a magazine, but I think I can save money by going down to the flower market the day before my wedding and making it myself."

"I don't want to spend money on a DJ, so we're...

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Yes, Weddings Make Families Do the Wacky

(8) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 10:12 PM

There's your Mom, critical of every single wedding decision the two of you have made, from the flowers to the invites to the caterer. She's helping pay for some or all of it, so she's insisting that her voice counts just as much as yours does, or more.


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