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Since you’re personalizing your summer wedding ceremony with aisle markers, arches or altar arrangements, and programs, why not consider writing your own vows too. First things first, decide if you want to recite separate or identical lines full of love, promises and memories (or inside jokes). Be specific! Your words may be different, but the tone should be the same. It’s about making a pact — an agreement that will last “until death do us part” — approximately one to three minutes long for your guests’ sake. Remember, practice beforehand in a natural, low key voice to keep you calm, and during the exchange, it’s okay to shed a tear or two.
What did you include in your wedding vows? Share in the comments below!
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What’s not to love about a low-key rehearsal dinner? Immediate family, out-of-town guests and of course, bridesmaids, groomsmen and flower girls or ring bearers gather after the ceremony run-through to eat, drink and toast to the future newlyweds. It’s quality time spend with those loved ones, who you most likely won’t have enough time to hold long conversations with during the reception and a way to mellow out any pre-wedding jitters you may have.
Kick off the weekend with our favorite summer cocktails and appetizers and end the outdoor picnic with one of these regional comfort foods below.
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Wedding season is in full force this month! While most brides choose to have an outdoor wedding to enjoy the weather, they also whether it. It can be risky! Heat and rain are two of the major concerns, so be sure to have a backup plan. If it rains, have a tent ready-to-go. If it’s hot, have chilled flavored water in decorative beverage tappers or programs that double as fans. Keep your guests in the shade as much as possible . If not, consider providing sunscreen and bug spray. Just remember, don’t sweat it as long as you’re prepared!
Where are you having your summer wedding? Let us know in the poll below!
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Brides look forward to their last night out as a single lady before their big day. That’s why the maid of honor and bridesmaids do the honor of hosting. Not only should they decide on a date that is not the night before the wedding, (unless they want to remake the Hangover), but also pick a theme that suits the bride’s style. A typical bash drags the bride from bar to bar and makes her blush at the sight of any man. However, there are endless ways to celebrate, reminisce and of course, laugh. Start planning with some of these low-key ideas if you need help!
How are you celebrating? Let us know in the poll below!
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With so many items to choose from, registering for wedding gifts can be an overwhelming but exciting task. That’s why our registry checklist is here to help! Make sure that your registry has a mix of home essentials you need and your guests can afford. Otherwise, your guests may purchase an item you won’t use. Tip: choose more items than the number on your wedding guest list. Some will purchase two gifts–one for the bridal shower and one for the wedding. It’s always fun to personalize your list too, let it reflect your hobbies or interests. Maybe sports gear, if your groom is an athlete or bakeware, if you have a sweet teeth for cakes and cupcakes. Happy scanning!
Now, by all means, we don’t want you to stalk your registry to see what’s been purchased, but it’s okay to sneak a peek. Which gifts will make your jaw drop when you tear the wrapping paper off? Let us know in the poll below!