To Bling Or Not To Bling?

He finally popped the question! The date has been set and now you can finally start planning the wedding you've been dreaming about ever since you were a little girl. First and foremost, though, you must ask yourself a very important question - to bling or not to bling?


This question might sound funny at first, but it raises a very important point. How decked out do you want your wedding to be? Do you want a dress glittering with rhinestones, or would you rather keep things simple?

Your friends at WhereBridesGo.com are here to help you find your dream wedding style with this fun simple quiz. Answer honestly in order to ensure the most accurate response!

How Accurately Do The Following Statements Describe You?

I love getting dressed up for the day - I have to make sure my hair and makeup are perfect!
A.  Does not describe me.
B.  Somewhat describes me.
C.  Describes me perfectly.

Getting a mani-pedi is my favorite way to wind down after a long week.
A.  Does not describe me.
B.  Somewhat describes me.
C.  Describes me perfectly.

I'm definitely agree with the old saying, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend."
A.  Does not describe me.
B.  Somewhat describes me.
C.  Describes me perfectly.

I think every girl should be treated like a princess on her wedding day.
A.  Does not describe me.
B.  Somewhat describes me.
C.  Describes me perfectly.

I've wanted a big, fancy wedding for as long as I can remember.
A.  Does not describe me.
B.  Somewhat describes me.
C.  Describes me perfectly.

Let's Evaluate Your Answers!

If You Answered Mostly 'A's...
You're pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical "girly girl" - and some might even classify you as a tomboy! You never gave much thought to your wedding before you got engaged, and that's fine by you. You're looking forward to getting married now that you've found Mr. Right, but you certainly don't need all the ritzy details. A casual, low-key wedding will probably be perfect for you.

If You Answered Mostly 'B's...
You find a nice balance between feminine and masculine perspectives. You enjoy the finer feminine things in life, but you're not afraid to get a little messy every now and then. You tend to get along with men and women equally well, and you want to design a wedding that everyone will enjoy. Your best bet will be to strike a balance between a fancy and casual wedding - and you shouldn't have any trouble doing it.

If You Answered Mostly 'C's...
The secret is out! You're every bit of the stereotypical "girly girl" - and you're completely okay with it! You love being pampered and you always take great care to make sure your appearance is flawless. Your fairytale wedding will be everything you always dreamed it would be: beautiful, dreamy, and romantic. Don't be afraid to go all out with the glittery decorations and accessories!


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5 Things You Forgot To Budget For

The wedding budget... the most challenging aspect of wedding planning that most brides and grooms will face. Just when you think you've thought about every possible expense and planned ahead for everything, another detail pops up out of nowhere and completely disrupts the delicate balance. Don't get caught off-guard! Here's a snapshot of some of the things most brides forget to include in their budgets.


1. Gratuities

Many wedding vendors will add an automatic gratuity to their total bill, but they may not include the gratuity in their initial quote (or it may be hidden in the fine print). Even if the gratuity is not automatically included, many wedding vendors will expect gratuity for their services. This goes for your caterer, your DJ/band, your hair and makeup stylists, servers, bartenders, and any other staff assisting with your big day. Don't forget to discuss their gratuity requirements/expectations with your vendors ahead of time so you can include the added expense in your budget.

2. Alterations and Undergarments 

You've definitely incorporated the cost of your wedding dress into your budget, but have you thought about the accompanying expenses? Finding a wedding dress that doesn't have to be altered is a myth - you can almost definitely guarantee that your dress will need to be shortened, lengthened, taken in, or altered in some other way. Not only that, but you may need different undergarments that will fit well underneath your dress. Don't forget to include these extra costs in your wedding dress budget.

3. Hair and Makeup Trial Runs

Most brides understandably want to do a trial run with their hair and makeup stylists before the big day. The trial run allows the brides and the stylists to perfect the wedding look ahead of time, which can help reduce stress on the big day. What some brides may not realize, however, is that most stylists will still charge for the time associated with the trial runs. The cost of the trial run is typically less than the cost of the actual hairdo and makeup, but it is still something that should be included in the wedding budget.

4. Postage

Mailing things can be expensive! Not only do you have to cover the cost of your actual invitations or save the dates, you also have to pay for the envelopes and - last but certainly not least - the stamps. If your invitations are heavier than standard letter weight, you may need additional postage for each one. Remember to to include the cost of postage for your invitations, save the dates, RSVP cards, and thank you notes in your budget.

5. Emergency Fund

No matter how carefully you plan ahead and try to budget for everything, last-minute expenses are inevitable. Do yourself a favor by setting aside some money now to cover these last-minute items. If you don't use it all, great - but if you do, you won't have to worry about going over budget!

Happy Budgeting!
Good luck and happy planning from the team at WhereBridesGo.com! If you are looking for affordable wedding supplies that won't break your bank or bust your budget, be sure to check out WhereBridesGo.com

~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

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