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Archives: November 2012

Poor Reasons to Get Married

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If you’re anything like me you can probably talk yourself into anything. I have to admit, my internal logic for doing something stupid is actually quite astounding. Now you would think that something as significant as marriage would be immune to something as simple as poor judgment, but you and I also know that relationships can be very muddy at times. It’s actually quite easy (and quite common) to fall into the category of getting married to the wrong person for the wrong reasons. And if you’re getting married for any of the reasons listed below, stop, because you’re setting yourself up for disaster.

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6 Most Common Mistakes When Wedding Dress Shopping

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Shopping for your wedding dress should be an amazing experience! Just think about it; you, joined by your closest friends, trying on one gorgeous dress after another, imagining yourself walking down the aisle toward the love of your life while wearing each one. You end up leaving the store beaming with pride and excitement, while your mom is still recovering from seeing you in a wedding gown for the first time. Sounds great, right?

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Tips for Writing Your Own Vows

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Writing your own vows can be one of the most tasteful ways to personalize your wedding. Instead of saying what others have said to each other for years, you are saying exactly what you wish to say to your partner. Plus, you can promise things to each other that are uniquely fitting for your relationship. Who wouldn’t want to say their own vows?

Problem is though, that the task can be rather intimidating. What do you say? How do you say it? Does it sound like you’re rambling? Does it sound like you’re repeating yourself? Are you even making sense at all? Never fear, for here are a few tips to ensure your vows come out just as perfect as you mean them to.

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Choosing Your Bridesmaid Dresses

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Ah yes, the dreaded bridesmaid dress. It’s been frequently used as a punch-line in many Hollywood movies, and for good reason; bridesmaid dresses are often a sore spot among bridesmaids. Not only will you possibly be forced to wear an ugly, unflattering, uncomfortable dress, but you’ll also have to pay for it and then smile all night long like you’re happy about it.

However, this is just the Hollywood worst case scenario. The truth is, you the bride have the option to let your bridesmaids actually enjoy your wedding night by picking the right dresses for them to wear. So here are a few things to consider:

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Wedding Photo Mistakes to Avoid

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Your wedding album is by far one of the most significant aspects of your wedding day. Your wedding pictures will be seen for years and years to come and even passed down from generation to generation, and that means you need to put some serious thought into many aspects of your wedding photography.

However, there are plenty of mistakes that can ruin even a well-planned wedding photo session, so here are a few mistakes you should be sure to avoid.

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Tips for Wedding Centerpieces

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No other items typically set the mood of a wedding quite like the centerpieces. They are usually on every table and they are often include a number of decoration components. They can provide a subtle nod to your wedding bouquet while also displaying a nod to the sense of humor you and your fiancé are so well known for. But they can also fall victim to complete boredom, so before you plan on doing something unoriginal and generic, read a few of our tips to making sure your centerpieces are as memorable as your wedding is sure to be.

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Tips to De-stress On Your Wedding Day

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Sorry to get a little blunt here, but let’s be honest: even though your wedding day is probably going to be one of the most exciting days of your life, it’s also probably going to be the most stressful. And why wouldn’t it be? You’ve been planning for almost a year (give or take) to make this day go as smoothly as possible. You’ve already trained yourself to notice a tiny problem before it turns into a huge catastrophe. And while this can be a good thing, it can also mean that you be able to thoroughly enjoy your own party, so here are a few tips to follow to keep you grounded and stress-free on your wedding day.

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