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How Early Should You Shop For Your Wedding Dress?

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 03, 2015

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

The most-asked question our Fashion Editor receives: “How early should I shop for my wedding dress?” Well, she answered: “Anywhere from seven to nine months before the actual date.” Don’t be surprised. At bridal salons, you will be trying on samples that can’t be purchased right off the racks. Hence, once your order is into the designer, it will be created from scratch. Bonus: You can make as many or as little alterations as you need to fit your figure. Read more reasons here.

11 Ways To Preserve Wedding Keepsakes At Home

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 02, 2015

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Photos (from left to right): Krista A. Jones Photography; Invitations: Christa Ursini 

After going through post-big day blues, I had no idea what to do with ALL the leftover wedding mementos I purchased or receieved over the past 12 months. Did you? Well, before you start to throw everything into one box at home, consider these ideas: use your hand-stamped utensils, two-hole punch your cards, dry your bouquet and boutonniere, and wear your getting-ready outfit. Read more here.

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The 87th Academy Awards this past Sunday was a who’s who of Hollywood A-listers. We watched major stars walked the red carpet in custom couture and head-turning gowns fit for celebrity royalty. With our eyes glued to the hours of coverage, we came across many looks that could work for a variety of wedding events. From bridal showers to black-tie affairs, there was something on the red carpet for everyone involved in a wedding. Take a look at our round-up of looks inspired by the stars themselves. Oh, and they’re all available for purchase. Happy shopping!

15 Ways To Deal With Those Post-Big Day Blues

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 23, 2015

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Photo: Krista A. Jones Photography

After a year of planning and prepping, I FINALLY got married on September 20, 2014! And guess what? My mother and father were right when they said, “It goes by so fast. Really, really fast. Take a deep breath, loosen up, and enjoy it while it lasts.” Because I wish I could do it all over again (and again). In order to keep the post-big day blues away, find out how to deal with your withdrawal here.

How To Make Your Wedding Reception More Intimate

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 09, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Amore Events by Cody, LLC

Winter weddings are meant to be intimate, especially when it comes to your reception seating floor plan. Creating your chart isn’t the most fun-filled task, but, thankfully, WeddingWire has a FREE tool to help keep you organized. You can easily drag and drop guests at different shapes and sizes. Our Decor Editor suggests to opt for a combination of square and rectangle tables in lieu of circle. Read all the pros and cons from real event planners here.

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