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Newlyweds Need To Talk: Tips For Communication

Newlyweds Need To Talk - Tips for Communication In Your First Year Of Marriage

Seven days from now, I’ll turn in my sweet little Newlywed Bride tiara and replace it with my more regal Experienced Wife crown as Terrence and I celebrate our one year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly 365 days of happily wedded bliss. Even more surprising is the fact that after […]

How To Save Money On Flowers for Your Wedding

How To Really Save Money on Flowers for your Wedding

We had a couple of huge breakthroughs in our wedding planning this week. The check for the venue and catering cleared (!!!), we received our fabulous, personalized guestbook in the mail, and our first two wedding gifts have been received! I have a dress (well, two…more on that another day), Terrence has his tux, and […]

Not Naughty Wedding Gifts for Brides

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Wedding season is in full swing, and even if you aren’t the bride to be, chances are you’ll be participating in someone’s big day. As part of the wedding festivities, it’s likely that you’ll attend a bridal shower or two as well. Bridal showers have the reputation of being a bit risque, and it’s a […]

I Will Not Stress Out Over This Wedding

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We are at the point in our wedding planning where stress is trying to make an appearance. Time is running out, money is running out, and it’s tempting to get overwhelmed by it all. Well, I said it when we first got engaged, and I mean it now. I will not lose my mind planning […]

Wedding Save the Dates: How and Why to Buy Them

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When Terrence and I first started planning our wedding, I wasn’t convinced that save the dates were necessary. I mean, isn’t that what invitations were for? After doing a little more investigating, it became clear why Save the Dates were so important. That realization, of course, came with a task (as most wedding realizations do), […]

Wedding Contests – Week of 5/6

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It’s official. We only have four months until our wedding! You know what that means.  I still have time to win our honeymoon! Since winning my bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Angelo, I’m absolutely convinced that it’s possible. There’s plenty to go around, and I love to share, so here’s a list of some wedding contests […]

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress

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I have great news to share. Last week, I bought my wedding dress, and it is gorgeous! The best part of all, though? I was able to get it for half of what we had budgeted for a dress! It was really such a blessing. Three of my bridesmaids and I went to Alfred Angelo […]

The Waiting Gain

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When my fiancé proposed to me a little over a month ago, it wasn’t as if I didn’t expect it. In fact, it was just hours before he popped the big question that I was chatting with my girlfriend about how I had the feeling that he might propose, but he wasn’t acting weird enough […]

Wedding Contests – Week of March 11th #WeddingWednesday

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Alright, Ladies. How is the wedding planning going? In the past few days, we’ve spent hours and hours on Pinterest, and are starting to get some lovely ideas to incorporate into our special day. Of course, there’s still the issue of that pesky budget, so I’m continuing to look for contests and great discounts to […]

Wedding Contests – Week of February 25th

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If you’re on a tight budget for your wedding like I am, you’re probably looking for all kinds of ways to cut costs. There are the usual tips like planning your wedding during the off season, or decorating the venue yourself. One of the things that you may not have considered is entering contests. I […]