Category Archives: Tips

Your Essential Guide To E-Invites For Weddings

Here’s an article by Claire for One Fab Day on e-invites for weddings.

What’s the etiquette around online invitations?

We’re bona fide stationery lovers around here. We love the weightiness of card stock, the luxury of envelope liners, and the feel of letterpress. But we also know that wedding stationery can be expensive, and that’s before you buy the stamps! So more and more couples are asking us about and opting for wedding websites and e-invites, in lieu of some, or all of their wedding stationery. So to help you navigate digital invitations, we’ve put together a handy guide to e-invites for weddings, from where to make them, to who not to send them to!

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Reception Ideas To “Wow” Your Guests

Here’s a good article on ideas for your wedding reception by Oncewed.com.

Your reception is the party – the place where you celebrate your vows with your most beloved friends and family. And just as planners work to make the reception space perfect for their clients, anxiously awaiting the reveal to see the joy and love on their faces, it’s also important to ensure the receptions sets the tone for the evening for guests as well.

Sarah Chancey, founder and creative mentor behind Chancey Charm, shares with us some tips on how to achieve a memorable guest experience.

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7 Rare Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings Every Alternative Bride Will Love

Here’s an article on gemstone engagement rings by Eva Meijer for Bridal Musings.

With the days getting shorter and colder, you may feel romance is in the air…it’s no surprise then that winter is the most popular season for people to get engaged in!

Perhaps you’re planning to make the most of engagement season with a proposal? But what if you feel a conventional diamond just can’t express your love to your better half and something more colorful is required? Enter the fine-quality colored gemstones! Only these rare stones have the quality to stand the test of time and the expressive beauty to capture your love’s heart.

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How to Plan And Start A Wedding Beauty Regimen

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Here’s some tips on beauty for brides by Dana Wood and Adrienna Barionuevo for Brides Magazine.

You’ve made it through the fun part of your engagement (admit it: you love snapping all those ring selfies!), and now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of looking fantastic on your big day. We’re talking about your wedding beauty regimen because right now is the perfect excuse to give it a makeover so that you can have the best hair, skin, and nails of your life as you make your way down the aisle.

Sorry, brides-to-be, but it’s not just your venue, invitations, wedding dress, and seating chart that need your attention. In addition to your wedding checklist, you have another set of to-dos to conquer before you say “I do,” but luckily this checklist is tons more fun than deciding where your feuding cousins should sit. Starting (or revamping) a wedding beauty regimen is a great way to practice some self-care, giving you the opportunity to de-stress ahead of your nuptials. And of course, each step will aid you in perfecting your wedding-day look, from smoothing your skin to strengthening your hair. Because who doesn’t want to look their best on their big day? Wedding photos last forever, need we remind you.

“To a certain extent, everyone wants to look like a supermodel on a daily basis, but we may not have the drive to act on it,” says New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman, who helped Sofia Vergara prep for her wedding day. “A wedding date gives you a deadline, and forces you to start making a move.” The clock is ticking and it’s time to start checking things off your wedding beauty plan leading up to the big day!

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8 Tips For Planning A Bridal Shower

Here’s a good article by Kaitlin Chad from My Wedding.

Hosting a bridal shower is such an honor to do for the bride to be. Though it can be very stressful to coordinate between what the bride wants and what the bridal party may suggest, there are simple steps you can take to make it the best shower ever!

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5 Wedding Trends Every 2019 Bride Should Know

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Here’s a good article on 2019 Wedding Trends by The Everygirl.

If the front of your fridge has been as crowded with invitations as ours this year, your summer was full of weddings. Now that summer — and with it, wedding season — has come to a close, that means one thing: we’re headed into engagement season. Next thing you know, your Instagram feed will be full of beautiful proposal pics, and if you happen to be one of those lucky ladies getting engaged this year, that means you’ll be in full planning mode for a 2019 wedding. There are countless decisions to make, and no shortage of inspiration out there between bridal magazines, Pinterest, and your own social media feeds — but sometimes you need a more focused list of ideas. So we rounded up 5 of the newest (and some just newly popular) wedding trends all you 2019 brides ought to know about — from dresses and flowers to reception food and invitations.

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Wedding Bands To Fit Every Personality

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Here’s a good article from News Usa on wedding bands for every personality.

It’s one of the toughest decisions for any bride and groom — and, no, we don’t mean where to seat feuding relatives at the wedding reception.

We’re talking wedding bands, symbols of eternal love, and the most important pieces of jewelry a man and woman will ever own.

In the search for the perfect wedding bands, many couples turn to platinum to ensure they are getting the best value for their money. With a bevy of styles and a range of prices — a platinum band can be purchased starting at $1,000 — it’s easy to find a ring that best suits the bride’s personality.

“No matter what ‘type’ you are,” says style expert Michael O’Connor, “you’re guaranteed of getting the best possible ring for the price because platinum, being naturally white, will not fade or change color, lasting over a lifetime of wear.”

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Helpful Tips For Picking The Perfect Engagement Ring

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A helpful article from NewsUSA on choosing the ‘right’ engagement ring.

Your fiancée will wear her engagement ring every day for the rest of her life, so choosing the perfect ring is crucial.

How do you know if you are buying the right ring? Follow these simple tips from the experts at Jewelry Information Center, a non-profit trade association that has offered consumers information about fine jewelry for over 60 years:

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Before You Marry, Meld And Merge A Perfectly Accessorized Home

Here’s a thoughtful article on merging the bride and groom’s home that both will love from News USA.

Some brides-to-be might find it hard to think beyond the intense planning that a wedding requires. But beyond the pomp and circumstance of the big day, it’s important to think ahead to mergers — not the corporate kind, but the merging of styles and décor to set up a home the bride and groom will both love.

Forget Mars and Venus. Men are from the planet of mismatched furniture and floor coverings, while women accessorize their home with as much care and finesse as they do their wardrobes. Ideally, decorating a first home together begins with the furniture and accessories near and dear to both the bride and groom.

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5 Wedding Trends Every 2019 Bride Should Know About

Here’s an interesting article from The Every Girl on 2019 wedding trends.

If the front of your fridge has been as crowded with invitations as ours this year, your summer was full of weddings. Now that summer — and with it, wedding season — has come to a close, that means one thing: we’re headed into engagement season. Next thing you know, your Instagram feed will be full of beautiful proposal pics, and if you happen to be one of those lucky ladies getting engaged this year, that means you’ll be in full planning mode for a 2019 wedding. There are countless decisions to make, and no shortage of inspiration out there between bridal magazines, Pinterest, and your own social media feeds — but sometimes you need a more focused list of ideas. So we rounded up 5 of the newest (and some just newly popular) wedding trends all you 2019 brides ought to know about — from dresses and flowers to reception food and invitations.

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