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5 Wedding Preparations You Should and Shouldn’t DIY
DIY weddings give you full control over the planning process, which can be both a blessing and a burden. What few resources will tell you when you’re coming up with your DIY wedding plans is the fact that not all aspects of your wedding should be handled alone. So, which preparations should and shouldn’t be done yourself? To better illustrate how to plan out the DIY wedding of your dreams, here are five wedding preparations you should and shouldn’t DIY.
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3 Important Things You Should Consider When Purchasing Your Wedding Bands: Beauty, Quality, and Price
One of my favorite memories in life is the day Malick proposed to me. It was a symbol of our love that will be cherished forever! For those of you who have been following my journey for the last several years, you know how special the trip was; Malick proposed at sunset in a beautiful cliff-side restaurant in Santorini, Greece! After Malick and I got engaged, I couldn’t help but catch myself staring down at my beautiful engagement ring—it was the most magical and perfect day. Fast forward to today, I still remember our engagement, one of the happiest moments of my life, like it was yesterday every time I glance down at my left hand.
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I Swore I'd Never Get Married. Then I Had Ten Weddings.
One night, during the year's shortest days, two people who didn't much like large parties found the same quiet corner of a very busy room.
9 Rules on Writing a Best Man’s Speech
Here are 9 tips on how to write a best man's speech that you never thought was in you. I know you want to hear them. How do I know? Because I've been there, nervous, looking for answers, searching the web for emancipation from this hell.
Weddings Are the Worst
Weddings are romanticized around the world. They are viewed as an opportunity for a couple to celebrate their commitment to each other with their friends and family. At the same time, they honor religious and cultural customs.
Seven years later, I propose to you
This is our seventh year together. I've decided to ask you to marry me. Take it easy, let me tell you something about my past.
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