Prepare for Anything with a Mini Emergency Kit: Part One

Wedding Emergency? How to PrepareWhether you are a bride looking to plan for whatever may come on your wedding day, or a friend wanting to be the best maid-of-honor ever, it is surprisingly easy to create a mini emergency kit. This simple kit can help prevent and cope with many a mishap on such a big day, from torn pantyhose to failing bridal updos. Though there are some pre-made options available for sale, it’s possible and easy to make your own. Here is what we recommend including in a save-the-day kind of wedding emergency kit! (more…)

Love Is Sweet: New Wedding Cake Trends and Alternatives

Wedding Desserts That Aren't CakesAre you unexcited by the prospect of serving a traditional tiered, white wedding cake at your wedding? If so, don’t be afraid to ditch this standard dessert in favor of something more suited to you or your groom’s sweet tooth. While wedding planning keep in mind that most anything goes for modern wedding fare. From cookies and cupcakes to doughnuts or other delicacies, nothing is off limits, and wedding cake is certainly not required. Just make sure you do end the night on some kind of sweet note, by serving a dessert your guests are sure to love. (more…)

Fun Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Fare, Flowers and More: Part Two

Non-Traditional Wedding IdeasHave you been wondering how you can set your wedding day apart from all the other celebrations you and your friends will also be attending? The last thing you probably want is to have a wedding that looks like everyone else’s, some kind of generic celebration of one of the biggest moments in your life. Showcasing your personality, as well as your groom’s, is one great way to create a one-of-a-kind celebration. Of course, it can also be both wise and fun to let go of tradition, if you want to design a day that is wholly yours!

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Fun Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Fare, Flowers and More: Part One

Non-traditional Wedding IdeasSure, traditional weddings are beautiful. Who doesn’t love roses, white dresses, and a slice of beautiful wedding cake? But many modern couples want something other than a recreation of their parents’, or even their friends’ very typical wedding celebrations. If you want to set your event apart, don’t shy away from choosing less traditional options for everything from the food and flowers, to your dress and more. After all, a wedding should be a testament to two people’s unique love story, not a cookie cutter celebration! (more…)

Tips for Throwing a Beautiful, Budget Wedding: Part Two

Working with a Wedding BudgetIf you recently became engaged, you may have just begun the process of planning your dream wedding. And while planning can be really exciting, it can also be overwhelming, especially if you are working with a tight wedding budget. Fortunately, we’re here to share a few helpful tips for keeping your budget on track, while still creating a gorgeous day. (more…)

Tips for Throwing a Beautiful, Budget Wedding: Part One

Throw a Beautiful Budget WeddingMost brides-to-be learn pretty quickly just how expensive weddings can be, especially if they start the planning process without a budget to help keep their spending limited to what they can actually afford. Fortunately, it is possible to throw a hugely entertaining wedding that is big on style, without a ginormous budget. If you are looking to host a chic, stylish wedding celebration, without spending crazy amounts of money, it just takes some careful planning, a little patience, and more than a pinch of creativity!

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Honor Your Grad with a Great Party! Part Two

A Graduation Party Your Grad Will LoveChances are, your graduate will be attending a lot of similar parties this summer, all meant to celebrate graduation. If you want to help make your grad’s party extra special, it is pretty simple. You just need to make decisions with your child in mind. Don’t worry about making the party picture perfect, Pinterest-worthy or to your tastes. Instead, make sure it celebrates the graduate’s unique personality and interests. This way, you can be sure you’re throwing a one-of-a-kind celebration that will truly honor your grad. (more…)