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Planning Your Dream Honeymoon!

Let's be honest: the honeymoon is one of the best parts of getting married! After what was probably an incredibly busy engagement, you  will finally be able to escape with  just the two of you and enjoy some much-needed quality time. Sounds like heaven! The team at wants to make sure you get to enjoy the honeymoon of your dreams, so we put together this list of frequently asked questions about the honeymoon planning process. Hopefully these will help you as you plan your trip!  1. Who plans the honeymoon?   Traditionally the groom plans and pays for the honeymoon (since the bride's family traditionally pays for the wedding). Today, though, most couples choose to take on the honeymoon planning process as a team. 2.  How much of the budget goes for the Honeymoon?   This is solely up to you and your fiance. Once you determine how much your wedding and reception will cost, you can figure out how much money you'll have leftover to fund your hon

5 Awesome Wedding Favors That Your Guests Will Actually Use!

Favors That Are Sure to Wow Your Guests Why not give your guests a favor that they will always remember?   Send them home with a wedding favor that they can use over and over. We have some great ideas to help you say thank you to your special wedding guests.  Choosing the perfect favor to match your wedding theme while getting something your guests will keep after the wedding can be a challenge.  We have put together a list of some of our favorite favors that you can share with your family and friends! 1. The "Perfect Blend" Burlap Bag with Coffee The "Perfect Blend" Burlap Bag with Coffee Send your guests home with something they can enjoy: the perfect blend of coffee!  Who doesn't enjoy a nice cup of coffee, especially the morning after celebrating a big event like a wedding?  These adorable burlap bags come in a set of 12 and you can fill them with your favorite coffee.  Pure, heartwarming country charm is packed into these favors - perfect for t

6 Super Creative Ideas to Get Your Guests Talking About THE BEST WEDDING RECEPTION EVER ... Yours!

You've planned every little detail of your wedding ceremony, down to the exact shade of the rose petals your flower girl will have. You have your dream dress and you know exactly who will stand where, who will speak when, and where the flowers will be placed. But have you given equal attention to your wedding reception? Most wedding ceremonies last about thirty minutes, but receptions can go on for several hours. Your guests will probably enjoy dancing for a while, but what happens when they get tired of dancing? These dreamy Hollywood-themed disposable cameras can be a great way to make some memories! Here are some fun, easy, and cost-effective ways to keep your guests entertained at your reception! 1. Send Your Guests On A Photo Scavenger Hunt When all else fails, a good photo scavenger hunt can be a great way to keep guests entertained. Photos - (especially funny ones) - have a way of breaking the ice for almost anyone. Put together a list of moments, funny

Your Dream Wedding, Social Media, And You!!

Over the last few years, the use of social media has absolutely skyrocketed. People are rarely without their smartphones nowadays, which means that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and all the other platforms are only a finger-tap away! It is very common for brides to rely heavily on forms of social media while planning their weddings. Facebook and Twitter allow brides to follow their favorite wedding vendors to learn about products and promotions, and Pinterest helps brides organize all their ideas and resources in one easy-to-find place.  Recently, the use of social media in weddings has expanded beyond just the planning phase. The use or prohibition of social media on the actual wedding day has become a hot topic among today's brides and grooms! Here's a quick glance at the main differing opinions on the use of social media on the wedding day. I love it! Hashtags all around! Some couples are all for the idea of using social media at their weddings, and encou

8 Wedding Stressors (and How to Resolve or Avoid Them)

Engagements and weddings are supposed to be blissfully happy times in a woman's life, and they are -- but they don't come without their fair share of stress. Brides are often surrounded by people who feel it is their right - or even their duty - to add their brilliant insights and wisdom to make your life easier. Unfortunately, they usually end up accomplishing just the opposite. We want your wedding to be the happy, exciting time it was meant to be, so in this blog, we're going to look at how to overcome some of the common stressors that often surround wedding planning. 1. I can't please everyone!!! No, you can't. And the sooner you learn to accept that, the better off you'll be. Everyone will have opinions and entitlements, but if you're considering a guest list of over five people, it's very unlikely you will be able to satisfy everyone. Remember that first and foremost, your wedding is about you and your fiancĂ©. When it's all said and done,