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Wedding Planning

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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Read This Before You Sign on The Dotted Line Of Your Wedding Contracts

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Read This Before You Sign on The Dotted Line Of Your Wedding Contracts

Planning a wedding is an exciting time. While much of your big day is filled with emotions, there’s a lot of paperwork behind it. When else in your personal life have you hired so many vendors or put down so many deposits?! We get that no one wants to be bogged down by boring details, but reading those contracts can have a considerable impact on how your wedding day goes. As brides over the past two years can tell you, it’s especially essential these days.

Part of getting your dream wedding is making sure your expectations and services are agreed to in writing. And when it comes to worst-case scenarios (think a global pandemic!), it’s so important to fully understand the fine print so you can navigate back up plans like a pro. Not to worry though, we’ll guide you to know what to look for in venue and vendor contracts so you can confidently sign on the dotted line...

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Expert Advice for Seamless Wedding Dress Alterations

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Expert Advice for Seamless Wedding Dress Alterations

Saying yes to the dress is one of the best wedding planning moments. Before you move on to the next item on your checklist, take time to think about getting that gorgeous dress tailored. Even if it only needs a slight adjustment like a hem, every dress should be altered to achieve that perfect fit. For budget-conscious brides especially, alterations can make an off-the-rack dress look like a much more expensive custom gown.

Whether your bridal salon has an in-house seamstress or you are working with a local trusted tailor, we’re breaking down what you need to know about dress alterations, fittings, and how to prepare for your first appointment.

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