20 Wedding Tips & Tricks To Simplify Your Life - Part 2

If you are in the process of planning a wedding, then hopefully you were able to use a few of the first 10 Wedding Tips & Tricks To Simplify Your Life in part 1 of this series last week. Today WhereBridesGo.com has 10 more suggestions to make everything about the wedding a little easier so you have more time to enjoy yourself. 


11. Duplicate Your Wedding Info

You have kept your trusty wedding binder close to you at all times during the planning process. On the wedding day, make sure that you have a couple of copies of all the important information (vendor & wedding party contact info, wedding day schedule, list of family photos, names of special dance songs, etc...) in case your copy gets lost. Give one copy to the groom, one to your maid of honor, and a copy to anyone else that's responsible enough to help you keep things running smoothly.  

12. Clean That Ring
The wedding ring will be brand new on your finger, but you've proudly been wearing that engagement ring for a while now. Have it professionally cleaned right before the wedding day so it sparkles and shines in all of your photos. The jeweler where the ring was purchased will often do this for free. 

13. Dress Down For Hair & Makeup
Button-down, that is! You and your bridesmaids won't be putting on your gorgeous gowns until after your hair and makeup are finished. Don't make the mistake of wearing the wrong thing to get ready and having to pull a shirt over your head and ruin all that work. Wear a button-down shirt, or even better, a fabulous robe from WhereBridesGo.com while you are getting ready. Our robes make the best bridesmaid gifts


14. Pack Drinking Straws
It's extremely important to stay hydrated during all of the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. Avoid smearing your beautifully applied lipstick by always having straws handy to drink out of. 

15. Avoid A Flyaway Veil
Have you heard about veil weights? These ingenious creations are small and inconspicuous items that keep your veil in place. These are incredibly helpful for an outdoor wedding just in case the wind decides to pick up during your vows or right in the middle of taking pictures.    

16. Protect Your Heels
Another useful item for an outdoor wedding that will be taking place on soft ground is a heel protector. These are small pieces of plastic that go onto the heels of a woman's shoe so that it stays above ground and doesn't sink into the dirt or grass. This way you can still make it gracefully down the aisle without your heels getting caught up. 

17. Sew Your Bra To The Dress
If you have a bridal gown that needs a bra underneath it, have someone sew the bra to the dress so that it stays in place and you don't have to keep checking it or adjusting it all day long. 

18. Hide Tissues
There's a very good chance there will be tears on your wedding day (happy tears, that is!) You can hide tissues in your bouquet for your walk down the aisle so that you're ready to dab your eyes and keep that mascara from running at a moment's notice. 

19. Stash Hidden Cake
Great big, elaborate wedding cakes can cost a lot of money. If you are trying to keep your budget under control, order a small decorated cake to place your wedding cake top on and to be cut at the reception, then have a sheet cake of the same flavor hidden in the kitchen to serve to your guests. It can even be cut ahead of time to speed up getting the cake served to everyone.  

A Kiss Above - Bicycle Wedding Cake Top

20. Create A Hashtag
Everyone at your wedding will have their phones out snapping pictures of your special day. If you have a wedding hashtag for them to use when they post those pictures, you will easily be able to locate each of them and save your favorites. If coming up with a creative hashtag sounds too difficult, simply do a Google search for "wedding hashtag generator" and let the computer do it for you. 


When it comes to your wedding, there are lots of simple things that you can do to keep everything running smoothly and keep the day positive and enjoyable. There is no reason to let small things put a damper on your wedding day. One last tip that we can offer you is to shop online at WhereBridesGo.com and take care of a large majority of your wedding needs all in one place. The easier you make things on yourself, the happier your entire celebration will be!  


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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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20 Wedding Tips & Tricks To Simplify Your Life - Part 1

A lot goes into planning a wedding (and that's an understatement!) so learning a few tricks from people that have been through it before can save you a lot of time, money, and stress. Every bride can come up with a list of things she wishes she had done differently, if only she had known. Well, today WhereBridesGo.com has the first 10 of 20 tips and tricks to help you get through the wedding day, as well as the wedding planning, a little bit easier. 




1. Avoid Paper Cuts
The best way to seal all of those wedding invitations is to use a wet, foam brush to moisten the glue instead of your tongue, or you can even use a glue stick to do the trick.

Scalloped Top Wrap DIY Wedding Invitation Kit


2. Number The RSVPs
If you are collecting your RSVPs through the mail, discreetly number each one in a corner or on the back in case your guest forgets to put their name on it. (This happens more often than you would think!)


3. Buy A Return Address Stamp
A personalized return address stamp to use on your wedding invites will save a lot of writing, plus if you are using the address where you and your fiance will be living after the wedding, it can be reused for many years to come. 


4. Set Up A Wedding Email Address
You'll be getting a lot of emails form various vendors for the wedding, and you don't want to lose them among all the other emails in your inbox. A temporary email address specifically for this special event lets you keep emails separated and allows you to delete it after the wedding to avoid future solicitations from vendors you no longer need to hear from. 

5. Make A FREE Wedding Website
There are lots of places online that let you set up a wedding website at no cost! This is an excellent way to keep your guests informed by providing updated wedding details. You can also share directions, hotel information, gift registries, engagement photos, and all kinds of useful information all in one place, and even collect the RSVPs digitally.

6. Earn Free Money
As long as you stick to your budget and pay off the bills before interest starts adding up, using a rewards credit card to pay for those big-ticket items for your wedding can earn you free cash back, special perks, and airline miles for a honeymoon trip.

7. Use Sticky Tabs To Plan Seating
Colored post-it tabs on a diagram of your reception seating chart let you visually see who is sitting by who, and re-stick a name in another seat if you don't like the setup. Assign colors to the different groups you want to keep together (or keep apart.)


LOVE Place Card Holder with Matching Place Cards
8. Break In Your Shoes
You will both probably buy a fancy, brand new pair of shoes to walk down the aisle in. Don't set them aside for the special day. Wear them around the house occasionally to break them in so they are comfortable to wear at the wedding. If the shoes are slick on the bottom, you can rough the soles up a little with sandpaper for better traction.

9. Create A Hashtag
For your social media savvy friends, this is the perfect way to collect those photos they'll be snapping all day with their phones. Get creative and think up something unique that represents you as a couple. Short, sweet, and easy to remember is always best. If you are stuck for ideas, google "wedding hashtag generator" for some inspiration. 

10. Practice The First Kiss
People don't always think about this, but when your officiant says "You may now kiss the bride!" most couples have a moment of "how should we do this?" Will it be a quick peck or a long embrace? Practice a few different ways before the big day. If nothing else, it's a great excuse to squeeze in some extra TLC before the wedding. 



The first half of our wedding tips and tricks list should give you some tasks to tackle until we finish up with #11-20 next week. In the meantime, you can get a head start on your wedding planning by browsing through our online wedding decoration and accessory store to find some inspiration for your special day. There's a little bit of everything at WhereBridesGo.com: organizers, decorations, cake tops, wedding party gifts, favors, invitations, and so much more! Your one-stop shop for nearly all of your wedding day needs. 



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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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5 Special Ways to Honor Loved Ones at Your Wedding

WhereBridesGo.com knows that your wedding is such a special time for you and your significant other. But it's not just special for the two of you, it's special for the entire family. The tradition of marriage brings together not only two people in matrimony, but two families as one. It's natural to want to honor your family on your wedding day. Whether it's acknowledging parents or other influential people during the ceremony, or bestowing honor on those who are unable to be present, we've got some great ideas on how you can honor your loved ones on your wedding day.


Follow the Family Tradition

Look back on where your parents and grandparents got married. Perhaps there's a church or a special venue that ancestors have traditionally used for the ceremony or the reception. Holding your big day in the same location will keep that tradition going and also bring back many great memories for family and guests to reminisce about. Plus, you'll be able to share photos from past family weddings and events and see all the creative ways your family continued enhancing the tradition.

Make Physical Mementos part of your Special Day

Honoring loved ones who are no longer here is important to make the celebration feel complete. Honor those that can't be present for your special day by incorporating physical mementos so you have a piece of them with you, even if they can't physically be there. Wear a piece of your grandmother's jewelry as your "something borrowed," or include your groom's grandfather's cuff links or watch in his wardrobe. You can even set up a special table with memorabilia and an "Always in our Hearts" memorial box frame or a memorial candle.


Use Old Family Photos in your Decor

You'll hear it a lot leading up to the big day: "I remember when you were just a little girl, and now you're all grown up and getting married!" Share that nostalgia with your guests by implementing old family photos in your wedding decor. This will give guests something to enjoy while they're waiting for the wedding party to get done taking pictures between the ceremony and reception.

Include Family Favorites in your Catering

Everyone knows that your aunt makes the best apple pie around, and since not everyone likes cake, you can use her famous apple pie as another dessert option. A great idea if your families are from two different ethnic backgrounds. You can get creative by implementing foods from both sides of the family on the menu. You can even have the rehearsal dinner be themed to one family heritage and the reception dinner to the other.


Incorporate Meaningful Words or Music into your Ceremony

What song reminds you of or has great meaning to you and your parents? You'll need to have a song picked out for the father-daughter and mother-son dances. This the perfect opportunity to tell them in music just how much they mean to you. Perhaps you have a sentimental letter from one of your family members that has a great excerpt that can be used within your ceremony. Maybe there's a special scripture that your parents used in their wedding ceremony, and you can honor them by using it in yours.


With these great ideas to honor your family on your special day, you'll be sure to create memories for the whole family that will last a lifetime. For more fantastic ideas to make your big day unforgettable visit WhereBridesGo.com for all of your bridal and wedding accessory needs. From beautiful memorials to personalized wedding gifts online, we've got everything you need to honor those you love on your special day!

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