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Bridesmaid Selection 101: How to Choose Your Supporting Cast with Ease

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and one of the many decisions you'll make is choosing who will stand by your side as bridesmaids. These ladies play an important role in your big day and selecting them can be a tricky task. To help you make this decision with confidence, we've compiled a list of common questions and tips to guide you through the bridesmaid selection process.
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How to Celebrate Valentine's Day as an Engaged Couple

Valentine's Day is a special holiday for couples in love, and for those who are engaged, it can be an exciting time to celebrate your love and commitment before tying the knot. Whether you're planning a romantic dinner, a fun adventure or a cozy night in, there are many ways to make this day special for your fiancé and yourself. Here are some tips and ideas to help you celebrate Valentine's Day as an engaged couple.
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How to Incorporate Your “Step-Family” into Your Wedding

As the structure of the American family continues to evolve, it's important for couples to find ways to include and honor the children from previous relationships in their wedding ceremony.
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Holiday Weekend Weddings: The Pros And Cons

When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the biggest decisions a couple has to make is the date. With so many options to choose from, it's no surprise that many couples are now considering having their big day over a holiday weekend. Some guests love having built-in plans (and food/alcohol) over the long weekend, while others don’t prefer to spend their limited time off with someone else’s closest friends and family. Before you start sending out save-the-dates, there are a few other things to consider when deciding if a holiday weekend wedding is right for you.
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How to Avoid Saying The Wrong Thing in a Wedding Speech

“No-Go’s” are tricky. They go beyond the bounds of everyday etiquette, often relating to tensions you’re unaware of. Only the couple (and their closest confidantes) can flag sensitive family dynamics, history between guests, or matters they themselves prefer not to discuss before an audience of everyone they know and love. So having a conversation with them is kind of a no-brainer.
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The Wedding Budget: Who Pays For What?

When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the most stressful aspects can be figuring out the budget. Who pays for what, and how much should each person contribute? It can be a delicate subject to navigate, especially if you and your partner come from different financial backgrounds or have different expectations for your big day.
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Why It Feels Like Everyone's Getting Engaged Right Now (Hint: It's Because They Are)

In recent years, wedding industry professionals have begun referring to the period between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s day as engagement season, given the surge in new proposals around the holidays. Industry professionals estimate that 40% of all proposals take place in this 2.5 month span.
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How To Start Planning A Wedding

Just got engaged and don't know where to start with wedding planning? Here are five easy steps to get the ball rolling so you can start checking things off that (growing) wedding to-do list.
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How to Decide Between Weddings on the Same Day

A wedding in Los Angeles and Rhode Island on the same afternoon, you’d need a time turner to make both. So what’s a person to do: how does one decide between two competing weddings?
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How to Respectfully Decline a Wedding Invitation

The fact is: there is just no way you can make every wedding. But how do you respectfully decline an invitation? It's harder than one would think.
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