Monthly Archives: November 2013

Beautiful Wedding Invitations You Can Make Yourself

Wedding invitations are one of the most popular DIY projects that brides take on, either to save money (professional invites range from $1 to $10+) or create a one-of-a-kind design that guests won't see anywhere else.

 

We've rounded up some of our favorite do-it-yourself invitation tutorials. Whether you're interested in personalizing a basic paper suite or want to design one from scratch, there's something for every skill set. Happy DIYing!

By: 
Jenna Hastings

48 Heartwarming Proposal Stories

By: 
Stefania Sainato
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The proposal sets the stage for your incredible journey towards becoming husband and wife. From carefully orchestrated to totally spontaneous to asking with the help of loved ones or unusual props, we love reading all of the unbelievably sweet, hilarious and thoughtful proposal submissions that we receive from BG readers around the world.

Here, we've rounded up some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. P.S. Recently engaged? Submit your proposal story to us via Facebook or Instagram!

Holiday Wishes Come True

Christmas Eve/Christmas:

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Why Using a Credit Card Can Help You Save Big

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Before you sign on the dotted line, take a closer look at which credit card you plan to use — one may be considerably better than another depending on where you’re doing your spending. These days, many card companies offer extra rewards for specific types of purchases — which can translate into savings for your wedding expenses. If you strategize your spending to take advantage of target categories such as online or department store shopping or travel, you can end up racking up extra rewards while paying for your wedding. Here, Jeff Hindenach, director of content at NextAdvisor.com, a consumer research website, offers a guide to the best credit cards for different big-day scenarios.

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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Rentals

By: 
Sharon Naylor
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Gatsby glam. Boho chic. Minimalist zen. If you can envision your ceremony style and décor, you can create it in real life. Such is the state of party and event rentals today. And while the biggest cities offer the widest range of options, if you do some online digging, you’ll be surprised at how much is available, no matter your wedding locale. 

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Photo courtesy of Taylor Creative Inc.

Tips for Your Rentals

Make it fun! Consider renting crowd-pleasers such as cotton candy makers and popcorn machines. For outdoor areas, offer games like bocce ball and a beanbag toss.

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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Rentals

From sleek, chic and minimal to decor that oozes vintage charm, there’s a wide world of stylish pieces ready to rent. Don’t forget the photo booth!
By: 
Sharon Naylor
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Gatsby glam. Boho chic. Minimalist zen. If you can envision your ceremony style and décor, you can create it in real life. Such is the state of party and event rentals today. And while the biggest cities offer the widest range of options, if you do some online digging, you’ll be surprised at how much is available, no matter your wedding locale. 

wedding seating
Photo courtesy of Taylor Creative Inc.

Tips for Your Rentals

Make it fun! Consider renting crowd-pleasers such as cotton candy makers and popcorn machines. For outdoor areas, offer games like bocce ball and a beanbag toss.

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35 Romantic Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

By: 
Kristen Finello
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Set the Scene

1. Hold your festivities at the site where your husband-to-be proposed. One couple held their wedding at the majestic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where the groom had proposed a year earlier. Since he'd popped the question in a horse-drawn carriage, they treated guests to their own romantic rides.

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Photo Credit: Tanja Lippert Photography

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10 Ways to Keep Your Sanity While Planning a Wedding

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Amid the whirlwind of those seemingly endless last-minute preparations, take time to relax and reflect on what matters most: friends, family, and of course, fun! Whether it’s a moment of Zen by your lonesome or happy hour with the girls, every bride needs a few strategies to step out of the spotlight and enjoy the moment.

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1. Load up your iPod with a “Wedding Countdown” playlist to keep you energized and positive. Think of this as your emotional pacifier—it’s basically impossible to be in a bad mood while lipsyncing to “Call Me Maybe.” If all else fails, break out the heavy artillery: ABBA and old-school Britney Spears.

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Throw a Memorable Welcome Party

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S’mores. Ping pong. Fresh pie. Those were just a few of the treats on offer at this welcome dinner in California wine country. And while the overall theme evoked carefree memories of summer camp, the décor was decidedly adult: a heady mix of country charm punctuated with luxe touches of crystal glassware and colorful blooms. Designer Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events shares all the gorgeous details.

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