After The Wedding: Transitioning To Marriage

So, you tied the knot and the honeymoon is over…so you ask what is next? Many of us have spent countless hours in a day, days in a week to get all the planning for our wedding day and it is all over in a matter of hours. Looking back, we all sometimes wish we could hit the “Easy” button and have everything magically appear without the countless hours we spent planning. What seemed overwhelming has now become our daily grind. We have become depended upon the pressure, the stress and chaos and now that it is finally over we tend to have issue with transitioning into taking breaks and relaxing.

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Do I Really Need A Save The Date?

Are save the dates necessary and how much will they cost us? Save the date is a way to not only announce your wedding date, but also a way to let your out of town guest have a chance to prepare and plan to attend your wedding. You may find that your list of guests will be from out of town and some may live out of the country and they will need time to prepare. When should you send out your save the date? Generally, couples will mail them out about six months before the wedding. Sending out the save the date can also put in perspective that your wedding planning and date is almost half way through and the big day is coming.

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The In-Laws

Your about to marry your best friend and nothing will stand in your way of that treasured moment. Well…one can only hope that will remain true. Have you asked yourself the question about what type of in-laws you will inherit?  I am sure many have witnessed the movie “Monster In-Law.” If you have not sat down with your partner to discuss the boundaries of what you will or will not tolerate from your in-laws in your marriage then it is strongly recommended that you do so before walking down the aisle.

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Bridal Yard Sales: The Holy Grail of Affordable Wedding Decor

There’s a new type of bridal show in town that’s becoming more popular with DIY wedding couples everywhere: The Bridal Yard Sale or Bridal Flea Market. You probably have an idea of what a wedding flea market is from the name alone, but I’ll elaborate just to make sure no one misses what an incredibly helpful concept this is for finding affordable DIY wedding decor.

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Ready, Set, Sell!

You’ve spent months, and months scouring high and low to find the perfect items to create your perfect wedding celebration, but in one day, and a few short hours, those chartreuse, glass, tea light holders, with silver glittering accents that were shipped from a small specialty boutique from across the country, suddenly don’t seem all that “must have” important anymore. You’ve gotten married, yay! Now what do you do with all that décor and “stuff”? It accumulated, was used, and then piled into a corner in your dining room again? It’s taking up valuable space, collecting dust and becoming an eyesore. You’ve decided that maybe you don’t need 15 sky blue 120” round table linens with 200 matching napkins. Time to Sell- Time to recoup some of that hard earned money!

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Why A Professional Wedding Planner Is A Great Investment

With so many brides embracing the DIY wedding concept, many think that wedding planners and Day Of Coordinators (DOC) are too expensive and not necessary; besides, they have friends and family who can help out. Right? Wrong! Planners and DOC’s are becoming more commonplace as brides realize the huge benefit of having a “personal assistant” to guide them through the planning process. They enjoy their wedding day, stress free, knowing that their DOC or Planner is executing every detailed plan, and doing everything necessary to ensure a smooth day. Here are a few reasons to seriously consider having some extra help.

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How To Prepare For Mother Nature And Save Your Wedding Day

After planning the biggest day of your life, you sure don’t want Mother Nature to spoil your perfect wedding.  Depending on the geographic region and time of year, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to weather.  In this article, we will highlight some tips and ideas on how to save your wedding day if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate.  We have broken down the following list by categories of weather.  This is not a comprehensive list, but intended to spark thoughts on the topic that is rarely discussed.

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