How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses that can be Worn After the Wedding

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How To Choose Bridesmaid Dresses that Can Be Worn After The Wedding

Have you seen that soup commercial with the lovely young lady in the not so lovely bridesmaid dress? She isn’t very happy with her sister the bride’s choice of a dress for her and you definitely can’t blame her. It’s just a commercial, but it happens every day in real life. Being a bridesmaid can be expensive, so it would be great to choose really beautiful dresses that your bridesmaids will get some use out of after the wedding. You don’t want to be the bride that chose the ugly dresses that they will never wear again, so here are some tips on how to choose bridesmaid dresses that can be worn after the wedding.

1. Stick with classic styles and colors. Certain cuts never go out of style and these are the best choices. Neutral, muted or classic colors are perfect. If you choose something to “loud” or too trendy, your bridesmaid will not get much more use from it.

2. Look for something that can be either dressed up or down. You may be getting married on the beach and high heels are the best option for walking in the sand. Choose something that looks great with flats but that she can also wear with heels for a night on the town. Versatility is very important if your bridesmaids will be wearing their dresses for other occasions.

3. Choose figure flattering dresses. Everyone has a different body type and you want something that each of your bridesmaids will feel comfortable and beautiful in. If they hate the way they look in the dress, you can bet they will never wear it again.

4. Put yourself in their shoes. If you chose someone as a bridesmaid, chances are you know them quite well. Try to look at dresses through their eyes. If you know baby blue looks great on one bridesmaid but another bridesmaid can’t stand baby blue, consider choosing the same dress in different complimentary colors. If it’s a color they love, chances are better that they will wear it again.

5. Give your bridesmaids some rules to go by such as color scheme, length, style, etc. and let them choose their own dresses. Of course ask them to run it by you before they make a final decision so that you can be sure it fits into your wedding and looks appropriate.

Use my tips to choose bridesmaid dresses that can be worn after the wedding. Your bridesmaids will look and feel amazing and they won’t be hiding those gorgeous dresses in the back of the closet anytime soon.

What kind of bridesmaid dresses do you plan on using at your wedding? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Still need a few items or ideas for your wedding? Check out these items, these are my affiliate  links so I may earn a nickel when you shop with me. I found a beautiful bridesmaid dress here that I would have loved to wear! Fashion Plaza One-shoulder Chiffon Bridesmaid Formal Evening Party Dress D0126 (US4, Purple) Need a pricecheck on mints?Darice VL09560 Mr. and Mrs. Buttermints Wrap, 50-Pack Or maybe looking for those bubbles? Wedding Gown Bubble Bottles, pack of 24 Are you looking for roses for the flowergirl? Big Value Rose Petals, 300-Piece, Red Looking for a  beautiful wedding veil?Loveshop Top-level Quality 3 Meter Long Single-layer Embroidery Lace Edge Bridal Wedding Veil(White) Here’s a great book for planning your wedding!

Happy Wedding planning!

Personalised Wedding Candy Adds Special Touch

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Personalised Wedding Candy Adds Special Touch

Nothing can quite compare in importance to a couple than their wedding day. Before the big day arrives, every moment of the event is envisioned and planned down to the last detail, so that everything is perfect. A place to hold the wedding and reception and items such as the gown and the flowers must be chosen well in advance. Another important addition to the wedding is the candy, which has recently grown in popularity. If finding the perfect wedding candy seems a bit challenging, the following tips will help.

1. Bulk Candy

Depending on the size of the wedding and number of guests, you may need to order bulk candy. The best place to find it is by researching the Internet for an online lolly shop that is able to fill large orders. Even if you do not need a bulk order, working with this type of shop means they will be able to fill any size order easily and will likely have more choices. You will be more confident knowing you are dealing with a reliable vendor.

2. Personalised candy for bonbonnieres

Even though many bridal couples are satisfied with plain wedding candy, thinking about personalised candy may make things more interesting. That is another reason to discuss your needs with a lolly shop, as they have many different kinds of candy, including those made especially for you. They will assist you with making a choice, and if you decide to personalise your candy, they will be able to provide it for you.

3. Variety of candy types

No wedding will be exactly the same as yours, and all your guests will be different, with their own individual tastes, as well. This makes it extra important to deal with a lolly shop, since they will have a greater variety of wedding candy than a small local candy shop, for instance. They offer bouquets, centrepieces, lollipops and many other items. This will give you almost unlimited options to find the confectionary that is exactly right for you and your special guests.

A sweet way to thank your guests for sharing your day is giving them personalised wedding candy, which they will not soon forget. As you plan your special day, visit Designer Candy, Australia’s trusted and reputable online lolly shop, to check out their impressive array of choices visit: http://designercandy.com.au/.

Tips for Getting Guests To Take Great Pictures at your Wedding

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Tips for Getting Guests To Take Great Pictures at your Wedding

You may have a professional photographer at your wedding and reception but the photos that your guests take will be some of your favorites. They will capture intimate and impromptu moments that your photographer won’t. So, you want to make sure that your wedding guests take lots of pictures, but how do you do that? Here are some tips for getting guests to take great pictures at your wedding.

Get your guests involved in the photo taking at your wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding and after the ceremony you attempt to take some pictures of the bride and groom, but by the time you get outside they are already in the limo on their way to the reception? It’s so frustrating! The way to solve this problem is by having a set time period after the ceremony for picture taking. Everyone will be excited, moving around and greeting others. Have someone announce that there will be 20 to 30 minutes in which the entire wedding party will be available to take photos for and with guests inside or outside the church or wedding venue. This will ensure that everyone has ample time to take photos before going to the reception.

Get great Reception photos too!

Of course, your guests will also be taking photos at your reception. This is when you will get some really fabulous photos. Most people will have their own cameras or cell phones with them to take photos, but for the few guests that don’t, have a small basket of disposable cameras (yes, they still make those lol) available for guests to take and use. You should also give each guest a small photo album to take home. Now, here’s the fun part. Everyone will take lots of photos at the reception but you want to take it a step above that. Set aside an area at your reception that is designated for photos. Put up a fun backdrop and have a table set up with all different photo props. Masks, hats, signs, mustaches on sticks, sunglasses, etc. Encourage your guests to participate in taking and posing for photos. Let them know that it is very important to you that there are lots of pictures to share.

You want your guests to share their photos with you and each other. The best way to do this is to set up an email address or an album on a site like flickr.com. Print out little cards with the email address or url and log in information and ask guests to upload their photos. This gives everyone a chance to save photos that other guests took and share theirs with others as well. This also gives you access to all of the photos and is great when you are putting together your wedding photo album.

Part of your special day is the memories that you will have. Photos are a great way to preserve those memories. Encourage your guests with fun props and photo shoots. Get started by using my tips for getting guests to take great pictures at your wedding.

What tips do you have for getting your guests to take great photos at a wedding? Share them with me in a comment!

 

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Wedding Gift Ideas for the Couple That Has Everything

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Wedding Gift Ideas for the Couple That Has Everything

So, you were invited to a wedding for the couple that has everything and you have absolutely no idea what to buy them. Well, you can stick to the registry and get them the same old things that everyone else is getting them or you can think outside the box and give them a gift that is as unique as they are. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few great wedding gift ideas for the couple that has everything.

They may already have a lovely home and everything they need to go in it but it doesn’t clean itself. You can arrange for a cleaning service to come in every other week for a couple of months. They will love not having to do the cleaning for the first couple of months of their marriage and they will think of you every time they sit back and relax in their spotless home. This gift is especially great for a couple with very busy schedules.

Subscription boxes are all the rage and it’s no wonder why. You can find a monthly subscription box for almost anything your heart desires. You can choose something traditional such as a fruit of the month type subscription or something more customized to their tastes. Candy, wine, beer, gourmet meals, juicing boxes, there is something for everyone. Decide which one you think they would enjoy and get them a year’s subscription. They will look forward to it every single month.

This next one will require some investigation on your part if you want to keep it a surprise. Find out where the couple is going on their honeymoon. Get as many details as possible about the destination and where they will be staying. Now, get online and research the area. Book a special event for them while on their honeymoon. It could be a fancy dinner in a local restaurant, a wine tasting at a vineyard, a romantic spa day or a special show. This gift takes some time and thought to put together but they will love it and enjoy it so much more than a toaster!

If you still can’t find the perfect wedding gift, go beyond giving them something material. Make a donation in their name to a charity they support or even name a star after them! Get creative, make it personal and I promise you will come up with a great wedding gift for the couple that has everything!

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3 Unique Wedding Venues that will save you money

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3 invitations that are easy, cheap, and quick to do for a late summer wedding

3 easy invitations for your summer wedding

3 invitations that are easy, cheap, and quick to do for a late summer wedding

One of the best things about summer weddings is their ability to be simple, easy, and still beautifully done. If you are planning a late summer wedding, you still have time to get that perfect invite that matches your theme and colors, and you can do it easily, cheaply, and quickly with one of these ideas.

Floral invites

Nothing says summer quite like flowers and bright colors. Incorporate both into your wedding with the invites. You can buy card stock in a light color, design an invite the way you’d like with a computer program like Photoshop, then print that one the card stock. Don’t just stop there, though! Really make it pop by adding in jewels to the center of the flowers, or if they are arranged like a bouquet, add twine or ribbon to make a 3-D tie for the bouquet. If you are good at painting, you can print everything in black and white and use paint (or even a marker) to high-light certain areas in the colors you want.

Nautical invites

Summertime is best by the water- so why not have a nautical themed wedding? The invites will really set the mood for this one. Try to do a plain invite on blue and white striped card stock. In the center, glue a yellow piece of paper that has your wedding info printed on it. At the top, glue a knotted piece of white rope and in one corner glue a 3-D anchor (you can pick up at craft stores in the scrapbook section). It’s really that easy to set the mood for a simple nautical wedding.

Lazy summer day

Summer has lots of great activities that you can get into and that you can fuse into your wedding. For example, hot air balloon rides, kite flying, and picnics are all ways to pass lazy summer days and they make great wedding themes. If you want a picnic wedding, for example, send out an invite on checkered card stock with cute wording that lets people know this will be a picnic. If you want a wedding where people fly kites during the reception, send out a kite-shaped invitation. The possibilities are endless and summer weddings really do allow for just about anything to take place.

 Nothing says wedding like the perfect wedding invitation. Why not make sure yours is beautiful, functional and inexpensive! 

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How to do a themed wedding that’s classy and unique

3 Unique Wedding Venues that will save you money

3 invitations that are cheap, easy and quick to do for a late wedding

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3 unique wedding venues that can save you a lot of money

3 unique wedding venues that will save you money

 

3 wedding venues that will save you money

3 Unique Wedding Venues that can save you a lot of money

Aside from finding that perfect White Ivory Sweetheart Wedding Dress Bride Gown (stunning and inexpensive!)
dress on a dime, finding the perfect venue can also be a very stressful part of wedding planning. If you want to save some cash and still make an impression with your venue, consider one of these great and very unique options. TIP: Have the reception in the same place as the ceremony to really save some money. 

Public Park

You may have considered a park, but have you thought about a public park? Many areas have gorgeous park settings and there’s nothing like the natural beauty of an outdoor wedding to help decorate your scene for you. Try a gazebo at a park, or a pavilion by a river. You could even plan a space off of a walking trail. Just get there early enough, set up your space, and have someone or a few people make sure your things aren’t disturbed. If you want to make it even cheaper and easier, do the ceremony in the morning and have a picnic lunch in the same spot afterward.  Make sure to check with your town to make sure you don’t need a permit first. 

Backyard

Backyard weddings aren’t unique, but if you don’t have a backyard have you considered asking someone you know if you can use their space? Or if they know of someone that would be willing to give up their yard for 48 hours? You can set up rules, the person can be in attendance, and you can have a short, sweet, and small affair for little to nothing (or free) in a cozy backyard setting.  My wedding took place in my backyard and I loved it. 

An abandoned bridge

This may sound crazy, but think about- no one is driving on it, and what’s it being used for? If it is safe and you have access to it without doing anything illegal, go for it! The scenery alone will be astounding, and the venue will definitely have people talking. Set up tables and chairs, make it an intimate affair, and do a sunset wedding on a bridge. Doesn’t that sound so romantic? Make sure to check with the town the bridge is in to make sure you don’t need a permit. 

Weddings are all about the bride and groom. Why do it so expensively that you can’t enjoy your honeymoon? I’d rather have a lovely honeymoon and an ok wedding. My honeymoon is where the memories of our beginning will be so fresh and engrained. Think outside the box and you can enjoy your wedding inexpensively. What other unique wedding venues can you think  of that would save you money?

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5 wedding dress ideas for $50 or less

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wedding dress ideas

5 wedding dress ideas for $50 or less


Finding a wedding dress on a budget is hard. Finding one for $50 or less is impossible! Right? Not really, if you know how to do it right. These tips can help you find 5 wedding dress ideas for $50 or less. 

Buy a prom dress

Prom dresses may not be what you thought about when you were planning your wedding dress, but there are many cream, white, ivory, and champagne colored styles that can make for fabulous wedding attire. Many are also unique, too, when compared to traditional wedding styles, and come in less bulky materials. Plus, you an generally find them for a great price. Check department stores first, then go to boutiques that sell prom and even pageant dresses. If you opt for one that is plain enough, you can always customize it later to be just what you want for a price you can live with. 

Shop Vintage for your wedding dress

Vintage, second-hand, antique, and thrift shops all have those quirky finds- and wedding dresses are no exception! If you like the idea of a recycle, up-cycled, or used dress, check out these places. Also check garage sales and grandma’s attic! With a little lace, a bolero or wrap, a funky headpiece, and some fabulous shoes you can turn an old dress into a stylish new piece for a wedding. Besides, vintage is all the rage right now and you sill be in-style and in budget by going this route. 

Go short

Show off those legs and the gorgeous shoes you bought for this day in a short dress. Short dresses are cheaper and definitely in style. You can go above-the-knee, at-the-knee, tea length, and even calf length to get a sassy style that not many brides can rock- but you can! If you don’t like the idea of an all-over short dress, find a chiffon summer dress in the hi-low style and add a bridal sash and some lace pieces to it. You’ll come in under $50 and have a look that is so very in and very unique. 

Shop clearance 

Bridal shops often have a clearance sale because they need to make room for new styles. Shop them! Even if you are a size 12 and the dresses are all a size 22, you can still get a great deal. Alterations aren’t that expensive, and if you save enough on the dress you can afford to have it altered professionally. Buy a plain style from the Winter Collection for a Spring wedding and add in ruffles, bows, ribbons, pearls, jewels and whatever else you want. Shopping clearance just gives you the dress- what you do with it is up to you! 

Separate it 

If you want to get a dress right now, and you don’t want it to cost much while still being unique, go with a skirt and blouse. Seem too casual? You haven’t seen a pleated maxi skirt, then! If you really want to turn some heads and get tongues wagging, get a pleated maxi skirt in a high waist and wear a cropped long sleeved blouse. This is so elegant, so red carpet, and a style that not many people dare to wear. It will show about two inches of skin, but it will still look sophisticated and bridal with a veil and some nice jewelry. Do you dare to go this route?

Finding your wedding dress for $50 or less can be a challenge.

But it’s so worth it. This is one day in your journey. Do not blow your budget when you may not have too. Just think outside the box and your wedding can be beautiful and elegant. Your spouse will love you for saving money this way!

Still need a few items or ideas for your wedding? Check out these items, these are my affiliate  links so I may earn a nickel when you shop with me. Here’s a few under $50 dress ideas.

I found a beautiful bridesmaid dress here that I would have loved to wear! Fashion Plaza One-shoulder Chiffon Bridesmaid Formal Evening Party Dress D0126 (US4, Purple) Need a pricecheck on mints?Darice VL09560 Mr. and Mrs. Buttermints Wrap, 50-Pack Or maybe looking for those bubbles? Wedding Gown Bubble Bottles, pack of 24 Are you looking for roses for the flowergirl? Big Value Rose Petals, 300-Piece, Red Looking for a  beautiful wedding veil?Loveshop Top-level Quality 3 Meter Long Single-layer Embroidery Lace Edge Bridal Wedding Veil(White) Here’s a great book on planning your wedding!

Happy Wedding plannning!

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How to plan a wedding in 10 weeks or less

how to plan a wedding in 10 weeks or less

how to plan a wedding in 10 weeks or less

How to plan a wedding in 10 weeks or less

You’re engaged- congratulations! And you have decided that you don’t want (or can’t have) a long engagement. So what are you to do if you want to plan a nice wedding, on a dime, and fast? You follow this easy guide, of course! 

Steps to plan a wedding in 10 weeks or less

Buy a planner

You will need one. Get it now and save yourself some headache.

Download an app

You will need it, too, especially when on the go. Download one of the many free wedding planning apps out there and get started. Find one that is customization to save yourself hassle, headache, and unnecessary work. 

Set your date and time and location

Do all of these things at once so that you will eliminate confusion when you start picking your bridal party. If you and your fiance agree on September 16 at 6 p.m., in your hometown, stick to it!

Pick your party

Let them know the date, time, and location up front when asking them to be in the wedding. You’re planning this quickly, so they will need to know if they’re already booked that week and cannot accept your invite to be in the wedding. 

Plan your theme

On week two of your wedding planning, plan your theme. You need to have this down before you make any lists or buy a sing item. Spend the whole week researching colors, patterns, and themes and settle on one. If you want to plan it quickly, though, keep it simple. 

Book your venue and get to hiring 

On week three, book your venue and hire all the people you will need , like a photographer, officiate, and florist. These need to be booked within six weeks before the wedding, so spend this week getting those people booked to help you or asking people you know to pitch in. 

Make your to-do and shopping list

On the fourth week, use that calendar and app to make yourself a to-do and shopping list. You should also tell the bridal party, the groom, and everyone else the dress code and requirements. Speaking of dresses- have you found yours? Get to looking! You should have it and all accessories bought at least four weeks before the wedding to allow time for any last minute alterations. 

Invites

On week five you need to send out invites. That came fast, huh? That’s why you needed the venue, date and time set so soon! Focus your energy on invites this week and make them happen. There are many DIY options, so no need to order and spend more time and money. This is the week you should also buy rings. After they’re purchased of the way, you can focus on the rest of your to-do and shopping list because the major things are out of the way! 

Don’t go big name

When buying your dress, do not go big name or you will spend more money than you need and you may not have time to get alterations done. Go with a smaller boutique, or order one form an online site and have a local seamstress alter it for you. 

Don’t go for cake

Cupcakes, pies, and dessert bars are faster to make, cheaper, and can be ordered as little as one week in advance. Try that instead of buying a huge cake that could take a chunk out of your budget and cause you more stress than it’s worth. 

Do a potluck

Have people pitch in to help instead of doing all the food on your own or having a caterer. You could also opt for catering from a local restaurant, but be sure to order with them three weeks before the wedding. 

Your wedding is now planned in less than 10 weeks and is sure to be a beautiful event.  Congratulations! Do you have tips for planning a quick wedding that we’ve not thought of? Leave us a comment and let us know what worked for you! 

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Tips to pick your wedding music for your big day

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Wedding Menu- 5 Brunch ideas to feed 75-100 people for under $250

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wedding brunch on a budget 5 brunch ideas to feed 75-100 people for under $250

Wedding Menu- 5 Brunch ideas to feed 75-100 people for under $250

There is a new trend sweeping wedding receptions and it is a great money saver- the brunch wedding. If you are an early riser, or simply love the idea of getting married when the world is still waking up, this could be the wedding reception for you. A breakfast or brunch reception is a perfect compliment to a casual wedding, girlish, or whimsical wedding. This is not a great idea for upscale weddings.
If your reception will start between 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., go with a breakfast or brunch reception.

Tips-

To truly pull off this type of reception, tell your guests ahead of time they will be served breakfast style foods for being so kind as to attend a wedding at an unconventional hour.

Serve food in beautiful china or serving platters. This will make it seem more upscale than it is. Place the food on a buffet for guests to prepare as they like. Not everyone like salt on their eggs, and some people may like honey instead of jelly on biscuits. Give them those options!

Imagine your favorite breakfast meal and try to recreate that as best as you can for your guests. If you have a local eatery that you attend Sundays after church or on Saturdays with friends, ask them if they would consider catering for you. Breakfast foods are generally inexpensive, so this is the one time catering might be a fantastic idea for stress and your wedding budget.

Are you having a romantic garden wedding? Serve tea with pastries and fruit. Having a fair themed, whimsical wedding? Serve doughnuts and coffee! Your food should compliment your theme.

Eggs served in a pan look gross. Biscuits under a warming light get hard. Ask someone to make the food for you during your ceremony to avoid these types of mishaps. Most of the foods listed below take less than 20 minutes to prepare, even in bulk, so it will still be hot when guests get ready to eat.

Remember you;re serving breakfast portions, so do not plan to feed guests a lot of food. Plan for each guest to have one plate of food. If they’re still hungry they have the rest of the day to get food elsewhere!

Breakfast or Brunch Menu:

Biscuit Bar

A biscuit bar is simple and perfect for a rustic wedding. Have a friend cook up enough biscuits for each guest to have two each. Pop them in the oven 20 minutes before the reception starts and they should still be nice and hot when guests arrive to the buffet. Toss them in wicker baskets lined with pretty tissue paper and place syrup, honey, butter, and multiple flavored jellies on the buffet in pretty containers that are CLEARLY marked. On another bar place fruit trays you can buy the night before and different juices and pots of coffee, with options for guests to sweeten and favor the coffee as they like. You can also do this with waffles.

Breakfast Sandwich Bar

Subway is well known for its sandwich bar, and it began offering the same for breakfast. You can allow your guests the opportunity to make their own breakfast sandwich, too, by placing different types of buns, biscuits, and rolls on a buffet with freshly cooked eggs, sausage, bacon, and vegetables. Don’t forget condiments and fruit and yogurt as side dishes!

Fruit Crepes and Yogurt

Order fruit crepes from a local breakfast place and serve them to guests with their choice of yogurt to accompany the crepe. Pair with mimosas for a true upscale brunch that will leave your guests full until lunch.

Doughnuts and Coffee

It’s the perfect breakfast for those on the go, but it doesn’t have to be impersonal or cheap. Visit a place like Dunkin’ Doughnuts that offers a large variety of doughnut favors and ask them to cater your reception for you. Simply place your large order a week in advance and pick it up early in the morning. Do NOT leave the doughnuts in boxes, though. Place them on nice serving trays. To save money, make your own coffee flavors from recipes you find online and place them in large thermoses or pump-pots on a bar. Now you have a doughnut and coffee bar with variety. Place fruit, chocolate, and mints in small dishes on the end of the buffet to give guests the feeling that this breakfast or brunch is al about letting go and having fun for the rest of the day.

Tea Time

It’s always a good time for tea, and if you have a vintage, garden, or romantic wedding, offering tea and coffee along with bagels and cream cheese, cucumber sandwiches, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and parfaits will really set off the theme. This is great for the later morning receptions and for the couple that want to give their guests options. It’s very much like offering appetizers for breakfast.

Still need a few items or ideas for your wedding? Check out these items, these are my affiliate  links so I may earn a nickel when you shop with me. I found a beautiful bridesmaid dress here that I would have loved to wear! Fashion Plaza One-shoulder Chiffon Bridesmaid Formal Evening Party Dress D0126 (US4, Purple) Need a pricecheck on mints?Darice VL09560 Mr. and Mrs. Buttermints Wrap, 50-Pack Or maybe looking for those bubbles? Wedding Gown Bubble Bottles, pack of 24 Are you looking for roses for the flowergirl? Big Value Rose Petals, 300-Piece, Red Looking for a  beautiful wedding veil?Loveshop Top-level Quality 3 Meter Long Single-layer Embroidery Lace Edge Bridal Wedding Veil(White) Here’s a great book for planning your wedding!

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How to plan a wedding in 10 weeks or less

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Wedding Essentials you do not want to forget!

 wedding essentials you do not want to forget

Your big day is just months away. Have you remembered everything? Is there something you are afraid you are forgetting? Check out this list of essentials to help you prepare for your wedding! 

The number one thing that a bride needs is her planner! The Bride’s Essential Wedding Planner: Deluxe Edition

All bride’s need a survival kit. Bride Essentials Survival Kit – Wedding Emergency Kit

Make sure you have gotten your music for your big day. ESSENTIAL WEDDING COLLECTION PRELUDES PROCESSIONALS & RECESSIONALS PIANO SOLO

An arch would be beautiful at the front of the church/venue where you share your vows. Darice 5209-06 Decorative 8-Foot-Tall White Wedding Arch with 200 Netting Lights

How sweet is this for the flower girl? Darice VL6301 Crown Finish Girl Headpiece with Rose and Lilly Flowers, White

Favors are a big deal. Fill this with some yummy candy and let your guests enjoy their favors. Clear Takeout Boxes – Favor Containers (1 dz)

Have you purchased your veil? You have to have a veil. 1T 1 Tier Pencil Edge Bridal Wedding Veil Extra Full 108″ – White Shoulder Length 25″

This is a must have for a new marriage. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before—and After—You Marry

Veil or tiara for your big day? SC Tiara Comb With Three-Crystal Center 57235

Great book that has withstood time and perfect for those beginning their lives together. His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage Fifteenth Anniversary Edition

Did you remember the garter? Pure White Garter Attached Ultra Fishnet Lace Thigh Highs

Here’s a different one in case you’re still looking. Thigh Hi Stocking Lace Top Wedding Bell Bridal Applique White Color:: White

Do you have the dress? Faironly J5 White Ivory Sweetheart Wedding Dress Bride Gown

This is super cool way to hold up your strapless dress. Chic & Sexy! StrapN’Guard® New Dress Style Crystal Shoulder Pin-Straps for Bra and Clothing, Prevents Strapless Slippage, Perfect for Women Dress Gown; Wedding Dress, Prom Dress, Formal Dance, Holiday and Gift

The rings are so important. Don’t forget them! 3mm Stainless Steel Comfort Fit Plain Wedding Band Ring Size 3-10

What have I forgotten? I’m sure there is a lot more! Happy Wedding Planning to you!

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