Make It Yours
When I was planning my first wedding, I had this idea in my head of what a wedding was "supposed" to be. I would wear a white ballgown (even though white and my pasty skin tone do not mix) that puffed out in true Cinderella fashion, a veil, have 5-12 members of each side of the wedding party, everyone in hues of purple and silver and it would all take place in a grand hall. Guests would be black tie only because it was a day in celebration of ME...um my husband and I... and that was a formal occasion. There would be all the pomp and circumstance with a DJ and a cocktail hour and speeches and a giant white cake with a simple centerpiece.
Clothes are where the heart is
I thought making my own wedding dress (while doing all the wedding planning) was a very smart idea. Even though I hadn’t even sewn more than a hem here and there in about a decade. And had never done any bead-work.
Why Do We Still Romanticize Surprise Proposals?
Every sitcom has that episode where the girlfriend wonders if her boyfriend is going to propose. And in parallel, the boyfriend is asking his friends whether she’s going to say yes. And then there’s a season finale where he gets down on one knee and she tears up and he puts a ring on her finger.
The Wedding Road Less Traveled
October 1st, 2005 was an auspicious day. At least according to the Buddhist monk that officiated our wedding. The journey from first date in October 1998 to our wedding on October 1st, 2005 was a long one in many ways.
5 Wedding Photography Props You Should Thrift
The misconception that thrift stores or secondhand items are of lower quality is simply absurd. Over the past four years of thrifting, I've found items to be better valued, more affordable, and certainly more sustainable than their brand-new, mass-produced counterparts.
How to Throw an At-Home Wedding Even the Old Folks will Love
The Quick Highlights: We bought a house instead of paying for a wedding venue We hired a food truck, tents, tables and chairs 73 people came and everyone had plenty to eat Our color palette was plaid Our budget was $3,500 (my dress was gifted) — we came in $300 under
13 Things That’ll Save Your Sanity During Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding may be one of the most stressful undertakings of this lifetime. I hope you can learn from or at least laugh at my failures during this trying time. The wedding itself was damn near magical, the actual marriage was not as enchanting. If you find any of this useful, please consider donating a tip to my divorce relief fund
The Love Contract
“Sit up straight,” my mother said, fixing my collar. “This is important.” Though I’m 23, she had always spoken to me as though I was 12. I went to city college, worked at the bar on the weekends, and at the time, still lived at home with her. When I told her my idea to be a teacher, she scoffed, saying I ought to dream bigger—pharmacist, engineer, computer whatever, like the rest of the Viets who went away for college. She even recommended that I learn how to do nails—it’s good money.
How Covid affected our wedding
In December, 2019, my partner of over 8 years asked me to marry him. After a difficult year personally, it helped to end the year on an unbelievable high, and I couldn’t wait to dive in to planning our wedding.
How to Plan a Stress-free Wedding like an Expert
Weddings create very special memories in our lives. These memories last with us forever and make us remind about the fun and enjoyment that we had at our wedding.
Arranged marriages - still a good option?
I was born in India and lived there a few years. I now live in Canada. For my marriage I chose to go through an arranged marriage and my wife later immigrated to Canada to be with me.
6 Necklace Design You Should Check out This Wedding Season
Every girl dreams of a fairytale wedding, in this wedding she is a magnificent bride with a typical gold bridal necklace around her neck, achieving perfection between elegance and sophistication.
Two will come together and become one. There is no other beautiful sight to behold than to see couples professing their love for one another. The sparkling eyes of the bride jam with the lovely and tender smile of the groom, they stand face to face looking at each other.
The Trials of Marriage & Cake
Charlie stood frozen as he noticed a young woman with spiral curls spilling over her brown doe eyes. He casually stepped towards her,
Brown Paper Package, Tied Up with String
Of all the wedding presents that Shayleen and Max received for their big day, the one that stood out was the one that wasn't wrapped in gold and white and glitter. There wasn't any indication who gave it. No one could remember who brought it and they almost missed it when they were opening their gifts after their honeymoon, their living room piled high with tissue paper, gaudy gift bags, and colored ribbons.
Lyliana loved to bake. It was her own personal form of stress relief. Whether people at the office got under her skin or the latest in a long line of suitors irritated her, the kitchen was where she would find respite from the aggravation.
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