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.
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!
How To Be a Fashionable Bride in 2021-2022
There are a lot of things a bride should do before the wedding like to choose an outfit, a place for celebrating and the best wedding photographers. But the bride should be not only charming but also fashionable. The upcoming season is filled with a variety of dresses of different styles, hairstyles in different directions, and a wide variety of shoes and bouquets. Here are a few tips on how to be a fashionable bride in 2021-2022.
Check out reactions to what a bridesmaid wore to her friend's wedding (Video)
The internet is abuzz today because of a new video making the rounds on Twitter. In the video, a bride is dancing during her wedding but all eyes are not on her. Oh no, all eyes are on her friend in the bridesmaid train and the outfit the bridesmaid is wearing along with the reaction of the bride and what people think of all the whole situation has been very interesting to read.
The first wedding rings can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians when they exchanged rings made from braided reeds and hemp. They placed these rings on the fourth finger of the left hand as they believed that there was a ‘vein of love’ that ran from this finger directly to your heart.
The Myth of Marriage
Derived from the rules of ancient beliefs, a woman is considered a spinster if she is not married by a certain age. That leaves us to think we must marry as soon as possible. So we tend to marry the first man that asks. As little girls, we are bred to believe in an unreal fantasy that one day we will marry, have children, live in a home with a white picket fence, and live happily ever after. As young as age ten or earlier, we plan the perfect wedding. We envision the white dress, the handsome groom on our side, the wedding party, and then the honeymoon. We foresee the ideal and invincible marriage. Most marriages are anything but…
How Much Does a Wedding Planner Cost?
Most couples need assistance with their wedding arrangements. A wise pair would collaborate with a competent planner to ensure a smooth, stress-free celebration. But where to begin? And how much does a wedding planner cost?
10 Extravagant Wedding Cakes for the UK's Favourite Wedding Themes
Your wedding day is a wonderful opportunity to go all out. From a dress fit for a princess to lavish decorations, more is more when it comes to your special day, and your wedding cake should be no exception. Even if you want to stick to the traditional tiered cake design, there's a lot of room for creativity, and wedding cake inspiration can come from anywhere! If you've decided to go down the route of a themed wedding, for example, the cake should be inspired by whatever theme you choose.
Picking the right holiday gift for a special one
Holiday seasons are around the corner and you haven’t started shopping for your special one yet then no better time than now. Whether you are planning for a holiday proposal or getting a simple gift saying ‘I love you’, diamond jewelry always makes a perfect holiday gift. Branded stores are flooded with unique jewelry designs. From vintage ornaments to diamond engagement rings; you name it, you got it.
How are wedding traditions changing?
When it comes to a traditional UK wedding, things like white dresses, having the bride’s father give her away, the best man’s speech, and bouquet-throwing all spring to mind. Throughout history, these wedding traditions have remained popular, and the majority of couples have followed the same structure. But how important is a traditional wedding? With society becoming increasingly diverse and an emphasis on individualism, why should we feel the need to conform to a traditional wedding?
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