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Choose the Best Jewelry to Complement Your Wedding Dress

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Your wedding dress will be stunning! It will certainly be the prominent feature of your bridal ensemble. However, there are some details that you will want to utilize to amp up your bridal style even more, such as your jewelry!

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Tips for Having Wedding Dress Alterations Completed

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Discovering your dream wedding dress is certainly anticipated by every bride to-be! However, once you have purchased your gown, you will want it to fit like a glove. Therefore, you will want to have alterations completed.

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Tips to Assist You with Preserving Your Wedding Dress

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Your wedding dress is a big part of your wedding day! Therefore, even after the big day is done and over, you will want to ensure that it is well-kept. After all, you may have a daughter one day who would love to wear your own gown down the aisle for her own nuptials.

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Popular Trends to Incorporate into Your Wedding Dress

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If you are getting married, you will certainly need a gorgeous wedding dress! However, not just any gown will do. In fact, since this is a once in a lifetime event, you should have a once in a lifetime gown!

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How to Care for Your Wedding Dress Before & After Your Big Day

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After discovering your perfect wedding dress, you will want to ensure that it is well-cared for! After all, you want it to be beautiful for your walk down the aisle. By keeping your gown in pristine condition, you can ensure that you flaunt confidence as you make your grand debut.

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Tips for Having a Successful Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

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As a bride, your wedding dress will be your most beautiful adornment! After all, you will want to flaunt nothing but confidence as you make your way down the aisle, and with the right dress, you certainly can.

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How to Choose the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

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As a bride, your wedding dress will be your most beautiful adornment! Therefore, discovering the best one is certainly of importance! With many dresses to choose from, you certainly won’t be at a loss of options when on the hunt for yours. However, it is important to that you choose the best one for your specific body type.

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Wedding Tips for Wedding #2…or #3, or #4…

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In this day and age it’s really not uncommon for people to be married more than once. It’s been proven time and time again that getting married before the age of 25 skyrockets your chance of divorce (don’t even get me going on the psychology of human brain development before 25 years old), so it’s perfect understandable that a generation of people that got married before 25 would get divorced and then find real love later on in life.

So that being said, let’s get to the fun stuff!

Your second (or third, or fourth) marriage doesn’t have to be exactly like your first wedding, nor does it have to be completely different. There are, however, a few tips you might want to keep in mind.

1.) Focus on this wedding. It can be easy to bring up your first wedding during wedding planning. “When Bob and I got married, we had these adorable little cupcakes…” But it’s not recommended. This should be about your current relationship, not past relationships. Plus, are you really going to take the “amazing” suggestion anyway? Chances are, if your future spouse and his ex had cupcakes at their wedding, you’re not going to want a cupcake near your venue.

2.) Wear what you want. For many women, the first time around was a compromise. They chose a wedding dress that their mother, sister, maid of honor all agreed on, even if it might not have been the dress you would have chosen. For your second wedding, do whatever you want! Screw the ballgown you weren’t crazy about the first time around, and go for a clean elegant white gown covered in lace or a short, blue dress with feathers. Yes I said blue. Or any color you could possibly want.

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3.) Invite the right people. If you had reservations the first time around about inviting your sister-in-law because she makes everything about her and sure enough she showed up in white announcing her engagement, don’t feel bad about leaving her off the guest list this time. And if your mom just insists on inviting your childhood neighbors tell her too bad. No harm, no foul.

4.) Consider including your kids. If you happen to have kids during this time, think about including them in the ceremony. And not just as a flower girl or the best man, but in some of the rituals. A marriage between two people with children is not just about those two people coming together, it’s about the joining of two families. Letting your kids get involved will help them be more accepting of their new step-parent and/or siblings.

5.) Don’t stress. A wedding is a time for happiness, and since this is not your first wedding, consider the weight lifted. Many couples look back on their big day and wish they would’ve slowed down and enjoyed it a little more instead of being worried about if their guests are enjoying their choice of music or not. So on this round, have a good time and appreciate how lucky you are to have found the love of your life.

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Why You Should Have a Wedding Website

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It seems like a new idea, but the wedding website has really been circling around for a few years now. What’s more surprising, is how few couples actually take advantage of this service. It’s understandable to shy away from it if you’ve never gotten along well with computers, but let me give you an idea of what your missing out on, and why having a wedding website will make your entire wedding run much, much more smoothly.

1.) A website doesn’t get lost. As much effort as you’re putting into your invitations (and yes, they look absolutely stunning), many of your guests are going to lose them, along with all the additional information you stuffed them with. Nearby hotels, directions to the wedding venue, where you and your fiancé are registered, the dress code, all of it: gone. A wedding website allows you to put all this information in one place, so even your most disorganized guests will have a place to find all the information they need.

2.) Websites are more intimate. This may seem counter intuitive, of course, and you’ve probably got your mother in your ear explaining how hand-written invitations are much more meaningful, but I stand by my statement. Websites allow you to upload much,much more than what you could put in a mail-out invitation. You can add countless photos of you and your fiancé, not to mention photos of important people in the wedding party. People are going to need to get ahold of the Maid of Honor and the Best Man for various things and a website lets people know how to get ahold of them and just who exactly they are. Plus, how awkward is it go to a wedding and not know the bride’s parents or the groom’s brother? A website takes care of these issues.

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3.)  Websites are active 24 hours a day. You know those idiots (oh yes, I’m calling them idiots) that end up calling the bride on the day of her wedding asking for directions to the venue? Yeah, a wedding website will cut those idiots in half, if not eliminate them completely. And no one has to worry about when they can or can’t get ahold of you. Think of it as your own personal wedding secretary; the website will have all the required information and it will be available to all of your guests every second of the day. That’s got to be enough to give you a little sigh of relief.

4.) Websites are convenient. Attending a wedding is more of a process than many people think it is. You have to find a place to stay, figure out something to wear, buy the couple a gift, get time off work, book your tickets, budget for the trip, etc. So make things easier on your guests. Having all the information in one area will make it infinitely easier for them to book their trip, find out where you’re registered and RSVP.

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Wedding Proposal “Mistakes” that Aren’t Mistakes

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Oh, proposals! I can’t think of a person alive that doesn’t love a good proposal story, regardless of what happened. Of course, every story is different so that means every story is often up for criticisms.

So one day after browsing the internet, I came across an article that claimed the dos and don’ts of a proper proposal. One of these ‘tips’ was to avoid a public place. “It should be an intimate moment,” it said, “so it should be just the two of you. Having other people around is a recipe for disaster.”

Excuse me? I’m not yet engaged, but every proposal fantasy that I have has one thing in common: everyone I know will be there. I think it takes a certain amount of bravery to announce your love to the world and not care what anyone thinks. The more people around, the more romantic I feel it is.

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But that’s just me. So I started browsing articles for other common ‘mistakes’ and found these. And here’s why none of these are proposal mistakes:

1.) Proposing without a ring. The ring does not make the proposal. Theoretically, it’s supposed to show that you’ve been thinking about this for a while are sure that it’s what you want to do. You’ve clearly been saving and planning the appropriate design for someone you love. However, that doesn’t man proposing without a ring is a mistake. It takes a lot of guts to get down on one knee and ask someone to spend their life with you. That is all that matters.

2.) Proposing in front of family. Many “experts” say proposing in front of family is a no-no, but all they say is that it adds to the stress of the event. Get over it. In all honesty, she’s going to call every single person she knows as soon as that ring is on her finger, so many women love turning around to see all the other people in her life ready to congratulate the two of you. If you want to do it in front of family and friends, do it.

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3.) Proposing without a plan. Proposing is a big deal, so planning it out only seems natural. However, there are many people out there that only get more and stressed when trying to plan something, so the answer is to just do it already. Drop to one knee in the middle of the living room as soon as she gets home from work. Do it when your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere in the pouring rain. You don’t need a plan for it to be perfect.

4.) Proposing in any way someone else would consider silly or stupid. Proposing in a supermarket aisle? Might sound awful, but the truth is anywhere can be romantic when presented in the right light. You might think being proposed to onstage at a concert is over-the-top and attention seeking, while someone else might see an intimate mountaintop proposal as boring and lame. You know your soon-to-be-fiancé better than anyone; propose however you think they would love it. If you think she’s prefer you dressed up as a penguin and surprised her at work, do that. If she’ll love it, that’s all that really matters. 

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