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Wedding Planning

Score Some Wedding Savings this Black Friday

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Score Some Wedding Savings this Black Friday

Holiday shopping is probably top of your mind when it comes to Black Friday. But this can also be an amazing once-a-year opportunity to save hundreds on everything from your wedding dress to invitations and bridal party gifts. No matter where you are in your wedding planning, we are sure there’s a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale with wedding items you could use.

We’re making it super easy, so you don’t have to keep checking your inbox or endlessly search for deals. We have organized this list with some of the best bridal Black Friday sales around. This covers the most popular online retailers, but don’t forget that November 27 is Small Business Saturday. It’s a great time to support local small businesses that are likely running their own sales...

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Planning Your Menu? Here's What Your Caterer Won't Tell You

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Planning Your Menu? Here's What Your Caterer Won't Tell You

For many wedding guests, food is one of the most memorable parts of the day. There's nothing better than a meal that enhances your story as a couple and delights guests with equally stunning and delicious dishes. But to reach wedding food nirvana, you have to choose the right caterer first.

Not many brides can say they've planned an event where they had to feed about a hundred people. This unfamiliarity with large-scale catering can sometimes lead to a stressful situation. To help you figure out your wedding menu, we've decided to let you in on some of the lesser-known industry secrets that your caterer won't tell you. This way, you can cut through the fat (sorry, we had to sneak a food pun in there) and set your expectations so you won't be disappointed on your Big Day...

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10 Ways to Support the Causes You Care About at Your Wedding

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10 Ways to Support the Causes You Care About at Your Wedding

Your wedding is likely one of the most significant events you'll ever host. Why not use all that purchasing power for a charitable cause and seize this as an opportunity to do some extra good? These days, there are many simple ways to give back, from donating flowers to serving charitable wine or including nonprofit donations on your registry.

Your Big Day is about sharing your love story, and for some couples, your values are a big part of that. When planning your budget and hiring vendors, think about what is most important to you. No matter how you choose to incorporate giving back into your wedding day, every little bit counts. Here are 10 ways to make a difference and kick off this next chapter of your life in a beautiful and meaningful way...

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Little Known Places to Score a Designer Wedding Dress for Less

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Little Known Places to Score a Designer Wedding Dress for Less

Love designer wedding dresses on Instagram, but feel let down by the options available within your price range? You should not have to sacrifice style to stay within budget. Standard wedding dress shopping at well-known boutiques keeps many of these high-end dresses out of your reach. But if you go off the beaten path, you can find places that offer dresses for as much as 90% off their retail price.

We've checked out a bunch of sites and shops to bring you some of the best places to score a great deal on your wedding dress. Plus, there's a magical feeling about being able to leave a store with your wedding dress in hand. Will you get a dedicated sales rep to bring champagne for you and your girls? Probably not, but if you are willing to forgo some of those perks, you're sure to find lots of gorgeous yet affordable dresses...

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Creative Desserts That'll Make Your Wedding Even Sweeter

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Creative Desserts That'll Make Your Wedding Even Sweeter

More couples than ever before are serving up options beyond cake at their weddings. Some are even going as far as ditching the multi-tiered wedding cake altogether. Whether you choose an alternative or are just looking to further ignite guests' sweet tooths, there are so many mouth-watering treats to choose from.

Dessert displays have come a long way in recent years and are the second most frequented spot at receptions aside from an open bar. They're also a great way to personalize your Big Day by pulling all of your childhood favorites together, incorporating family recipes, honoring your heritage with a traditional treat, or tying the theme together with a show-stopping display. Here are our best tips and suggestions for creative desserts at your wedding.

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