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20 Wedding 'Must Haves' You Don't Really Need

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

For any of you stressing about all the details you've been told you have to include in your wedding, here are 20 wedding "must-haves" we happily skipped.

Musician Plays Wrong Wedding, World Does Not End

Terri Zimmer | Posted 08.02.2014 | Weddings
Terri Zimmer

No matter what happens, the day will still go on; the bride will walk down the aisle -- whether she's accompanied by music or Aunt Clara's throat-clearing. Wedding disasters happen, but they rarely stop a bride and groom from tying the knot.

The Overlooked Importance of a Gift Attendant

Lauren Randolph | Posted 07.17.2014 | Weddings
Lauren Randolph

Depending on your family, friends, and cultural background, you could receive large amounts of cash and valuable gifts on your wedding day. Most people would never just leave cash unattended, so why are couples so passé about leaving envelopes and gifts unattended in public places on their wedding day?

9 Things You Can DIY for Your Wedding Without Losing Your Mind

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Fortunately, there are several DIY wedding projects that can be cost-effective and fun, although they're all a little bit time-consuming. But that's exactly what the motivated bride and groom want -- something that costs them more time than money.

10 Ways Wedding Planning Prepares You For Marriage

Posted 08.12.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide From the time you get engaged to your big day, with every decision you make and hurdle you overcome, you're putti...

Going To A Wedding Solo? Here's How To Make It Awesome

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Be strategic: As soon as you receive the invitation, call the future bride or groom and get a sense of who's who on the guest list. Don't be shy about being in touch with both sides of the bridal party (it'll double your chances.)

10 Things No One Tells You About The Big Day

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 07.20.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Bridal magazines and Pinterest boards don't often speak of this, but I will: Your wedding day is one day of your life. Your marriage, God willing, will last longer than one day.

11 Things Wedding Planners Can't Say To Your Face

Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings

By Elizabeth Mitchell for Brides Your planner is there to help you bring your dream wedding to life. That said, a wedding planner is not your perso...

Making Your (Wedding Day) List and Checking it Twice

Sarah Shewey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

With some simple pre-planning you can ensure a smooth and seamless wedding, free of unwelcome surprises -- the ones you can control, anyway.

Engagement Photo Props to Embrace and Avoid

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

One of the most fun initial steps of getting engaged is choosing a photographer and getting your engagement photos taken. However, there's so many possibilities with what to do or props to add for your engagement photos -- how do you choose just one?

8 Wedding Planning Secrets From the Insiders

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Your wedding day will not be perfect, but a great team of vendors can make sure it's as close as possible.

Here's Some Tough Love All Brides Need To Hear

Posted 03.28.2014 | Weddings

Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom's blog, The Stir Just like any major milestone in life, your wedding day is something you just have to experi...

The Top 10 Mistakes Newlyweds Make After The Big Day

Posted 03.08.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide As you settle into married life, there are still a few important wedding-related tasks that you need to keep in m...

6 Unconventional Wedding Fashion Tips

Carmen Feliciano | Posted 04.15.2014 | Weddings
Carmen Feliciano

Wearing something akin to a sack will not make you look "better". While you want to avoid dresses that are too tight (this applies to anyone of any size), dresses that show off your curves actually make you look slimmer and sexier.

5 Tips for Not Screwing Up Valentine's Day This Year

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

So many couples screw up the biggest romantic holiday of the year. And then they feel bitter about it. Let's avoid that this year!

You're Engaged! Now What? Review These 6 Dos and Don'ts to Avoid Major Wedding Mistakes

Glamour | Posted 03.27.2014 | Weddings
Glamour

There's so much to do! But don't jump into doing any of it just yet. You'll have plenty of time to write checklists and contact vendors -- but you can't get back the first few dreamy, floating-in-the-clouds days after you've just gotten engaged.

3 Reasons It's Okay to Say "I Guess I Do"

Raquel Kelley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

Do whatever you need to do to unwind and know that what you are going through is completely normal. We all go through it, but know that tomorrow will be better.

4 Things You Should Never Ask Your Bridesmaids

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

While your bridesmaids are going to be there for you, that doesn't mean you should abuse your bridal power! No one likes a bridezilla, but as some of you past brides must know, sometimes walking the line between bride and friend is tricky.

3 Savvy Secrets to Find Your Wedding Style From Top Wedding Bloggers

Ariane Fisher | Posted 03.15.2014 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

"Keep it timeless. Don't choose a style just because it's this season's trend."

How to Say NO When Your Significant Other Pops the Question

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Oh yes, it happens. All the time. The problem is that most of the women being asked -- with a bright sparkly diamond -- say yes because they don't know what else to do in the moment.

The Top 10 Wedding Trends Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Rachel W. Miller for Lover.ly As we look back on another year gone by,...

The First Three Things You Should Do to Pre-Plan Your Wedding Before You Announce the Date

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's too early to announce the date and location of your wedding before you've got things all locked down. Just because you have written down your wish list, doesn't mean that it will have the slightest resemblance to a real wedding budget when it all comes down to it.

What the Bride Wants, the Bride Gets -- Wedding Planners Don't Make the Big Decisions

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.15.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst some about WHO makes the decisions and choices for the wedding events. The clients choose the venue, the lighting, the food, the beverages, the music and pretty much everything else you can think of.

How to Not Ruin Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

The DJ cut off your favorite song right before your favorite part? That's okay. Dance to the next song.

5 Best Pieces of Advice for Newly Engaged Couples

Stacie Martin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings
Stacie Martin

Wedding planning is a good lesson in trust, compromise and learning to lean on each other for the soon to be married couple. When challenges arise, remember that your finance is there to help and support you.