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.
Non-Common, Memorable Wedding Songs
Let's be honest, how many times are you willing to hear "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran at a wedding? I get it, some songs are simply popular and fit the mood perfectly. However, your first dance should be unique, special, and not be based on what is "the big hit" for the year.
Wellness 2021: How My Indian Wedding Inspired Me to Decolonize Beauty Shopping
2020 was the year the Internet collective adopted #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal as the unifying rallying cry. However, seeing these hashtags everywhere pushed me to think about what #ShopSmall as a blanket statement actually accomplishes?
How To Have A Sustainable Wedding
Weddings, just like any celebration, can result in an immense amount of waste. An average wedding produces about 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of CO2 emissions (according to The Green Bride Guide). Imagine carrying out 400 bags of garbage at the end of your wedding day? Yeah, hard pass for most. So, let’s be the change we wish to see!
Wedding Dress Styles Based on your Zodiac Signs
You might think that your zodiac sign doesn't play into your personality. You might think that the stars can help you make decisions to live your best life. I can't help but see all the similarities in my personality that my sign tells me I should have, like my competitive nature and quick temper. After working in the bridal industry for years, I also began to see similarities in the type of dresses purchase by brides and their horoscope sign. Here's my opinion on where to start your wedding dress hunt based on your zodiac sign.
My dream date
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Los Angeles International Airport. Local time is 12:00 pm and the temperature is 22 degrees. For your safety and comfort, please remain seated with your seat belt fastened....’
The Secret Of A Happy Marriage Life
The Secret Of A Happy Marriage Life All that dancing and laughter—weddings are a lot of fun, but being married isn’t always a piece of cake. (Sometimes it’s more like the frosting chunk that went up your nose during the smash—good intentions, but wrong outcome.) There’s actually a lot of work that goes into living “happily ever after,” so whether you’ve been married for years or just tied the knot, we asked the experts what couples can do to have a happy marriage. Follow their helpful tips for a stronger, healthier and yes…more blissful bond.
Wine, Wedlock, and a Touch of Whimsy
"We're going to get married." I nearly choked on my pasta as I sputtered and coughed into my napkin. "What?" I managed to croak out.
Nine lives to die
Honestly, I don't want to spend another $35.00 on this website to meet my future husband. I was married and didn't last or have the enchanted adventure as I expected. Poor little Cinderella.
Weddings Are Wasteful
Your wedding is your most special day. It is a celebration of love and new beginnings surrounded by your closest friends and family. However, dream weddings often come at a hefty price – not just to you, but to the environment as well.
My Second 1st date
The little black dress I was wearing was definitely a little tighter than I remembered. As I checked myself out in my full-length mirror, I cringed. Who was I kidding? I am far to old to date. Far to old to try to look sexy. This was insane. What in the hell was I thinking? To tight dress, to many wrinkles, to many scars. To many scars inside and out. This was foolish. A date? A date with a man I had loved 15 years ago. A man who had ghosted me and was now telling me that it was the biggest mistake of his life. A man who did not love me enough to stay, to fight, to even tell me it was over.
One Too Many
The most beautiful, sexy, compassionate, smart, funny woman that I had ever met, and my dream date, just danced, twirled to the bed, slipped away from my fingers, fell onto her backside, bounced back up off the bed, and then proceeded to throw up the exquisite dinner that she ate earlier.
Will you be my Queen and I your Slim?
As my Lullaby starts, it ends the same. When I woke I was not ready for the day. To be honest, I'm scared. This is new to me, having to go to the next steps.
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