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Choosing Your Bridesmaids : 4 Tips to Keep it Stress Free!

A big part of your wedding and your wedding planning is the selecting bridal party - your maid of honor and your bridesmaids.  Choosing who will stand next to you on one of the most important days of your life can be a stressful decision.  You want to make sure that no one feels left out, but you also don't necessarily want that overly-dramatic friend (as much as you love her) to add stress to your big day. We have put together some tips to help you choose your bridesmaids wisely! 1. Determine How Many Will Be in Your Wedding Party How many bridesmaids should you have?  Although people have differing opinions on this subject, twelve is the limit.  It is important to include the people closest to you, but don't go overboard. You can always ask people to help with the wedding in other areas.  A few tips to help keep the numbers down: A good rule of thumb is to have one bridesmaid and one groomsman per every 50 wedding guests.    The number of bridesmaids does no

Choosing Your Wedding Date - 7 Considerations

So you got engaged?  Let the wedding planning begin!  Before you jump into all the details, you need to select a date. Choosing a wedding date may seem simple at first, but there are considerations.  We have put together a list of things to think about before setting your date in stone. 1. Your Budget While June is the most popular month for weddings, July and August come in a close second. May, September and October are not far behind.  The slowest month is January, with February, March, November and December all trailing. Why does this matter? By choosing one of the less popular months for your wedding, you may have more options for venues. Some vendors even lower their prices in the "off-season" to compete for your business. If you have family friends in the wedding business who are willing to help you out at a discounted rate, try not to choose a date when they are extremely busy with other weddings and events. Not only should you consider the month, but al