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How to Wear a Garter — The Ultimate Guide

The ultimate guide on how to wear a garter for weddings is here! Make sure you’re on the list so you don’t miss other helpful how-to posts in the future!

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by southern ever after

Brides: wondering how to wear a garter? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll talk about how to wear a garter, how to measure for a wedding garter, and tell you which leg the garter should be worn. Plus, we’ll talk about that blush-worthy garter toss and tell you whether it’s required. And, in true fashion, we’ll inspire you with the hottest handmade wedding garters this year…

How to Assign Wedding Seats in 4 Easy Steps

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by aquariusds

If you are planning a sit-down dinner at your reception, you will need to assign seats to guests. You don’t necessarily need to have guests assigned at specific seats, but you’ll want to assign them to specific tables. In today’s blog post, you’ll find out how to assign wedding seats, why assigned seating is important, who to ask for guidance, whether guest names should be arranged alphabetically or by table, and more! We’re also sharing a few of our favorite seating charts for weddings to inspire you. Let’s cross this one off the to-do list! Read on to get started…

How to Make Beautiful Wine Labels for Weddings

Are you wondering how to make custom wine labels for your wedding? It’s easy when you know where to start! Today we’re sharing our favorite ideas for wine labels from Bottle Your Brand. Be sure to subscribe to our feed so you never miss a post!

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Making personalized wine labels for your wedding has never been easier thanks to Bottle Your Brand! Find out three ways to use custom wine labels in your wedding…

How to Plan an Awesome Champagne Bachelorette Party

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by the couture kitten

Maid of Honor: this one’s for you! We’ve talked about how to plan a beach bachelorette party and a hot pink and black bachelorette party (just to name a few)… and now we have a new theme to share! We’ll show you ideas on how to plan a champagne bachelorette party with top picks for venue, invitations, favors, party decor, bridal party tanks and tees, and more! Get ready to be inspired with over twenty hand-picked finds! Enjoy!

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings

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by felicette

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I know you’re more than aware that sending thank you cards is a must for your wedding and bridal shower. But what kind of thank you cards should you send? Custom thank you cards (which match your invitations) are a great way to coordinate your entire event, but you usually need to order them with your invitations (and they can be quite costly). That’s why you’ll love this easy DIY thank you card idea! it will save you time and money AND add that personalized touch we know you crave. All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies…

How to Plan a Coffee Themed Wedding

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photo: birdsong photography

Happy Friday, loves! Do you remember this song by Landon Pigg? The one about falling in love at a coffee shop? I heard it the other day and it reminded me of this fun coffee themed wedding post we did a long time ago. So, I dug it up, freshened it up, added some really fun new ideas, and here it is! Just in time for the weekend. It may be getting slightly warmer out, but curling up on the couch with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa is still my idea of a relaxing Friday night. In this post, we’ll show you how to plan a coffee themed wedding (or bridal shower) with a few easy-to-find ideas to make a totally chic coffee theme. Read on to get inspired with coffee wedding centerpieces, decor, coffee themed wedding favors and much more! Enjoy!

How to Plan a Honeymoon: 8 Months – 1 Year Before

Hi, loves! This post is an important one: pin it, tweet it, facebook it (however you’d like to share it) because you’ll want it for later! Today we’re sharing part one (of four) on How to Plan a Honeymoon. In this post, we’ll cover what you need to do to plan a honeymoon eight months to one year before your trip. (Did you know you needed to start planning that early? It was news to me when I planned my honeymoon, too.) We’ll be doing one post a week, so by the end of July you’ll be on your way to planning the perfect honeymoon vacation. Now, some of these may seem obvious, but it helps to have them all in one (easy-to-reference) place. Let’s get started, shall we? Oh, and I wanted to mention that there is an awesome giveaway happening inside this post by ArenLace… so don’t miss it!

How to Plan a Honeymoon

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How to Plan a Honeymoon – Part 1

Eight Months to One Year Before the Trip

1. Set your budget.

Set your budget right off the bat. This will also help determine where you’d like to go, based on what you can (comfortably) afford. Don’t forget to allocate funds for activities, food, and incidentals while you’re there. It’s always better to have more than enough money than to be worried about every penny while on your honeymoon. Need help setting a budget? Read how to plan your honeymoon on a budget.

2. Call a travel agent (if you plan to use one).

If you want to take the guesswork out of planning your honeymoon, a travel agent can be an invaluable resource. A good travel agent will know the best locations, deals, and places to visit while you’re there. Most times, the fees that travel agents charge is nominal.

3. Pick a place.

Narrow it down and pick your perfect honeymoon destination. We’ve showed some amazing destinations in the past here.

4. Make travel arrangements (flight + hotel).

Once you’ve picked the place, book it! Book your flight and hotel accommodations as soon as possible. Read this excellent post about the best time to book airline tickets before you buy — it could save you a bundle. Look up ticket prices on Kayak — I’ve always saved the most money on my own trips using that service. Don’t forget to pick the best seats on the plane before you book by using this. It will actually look up the type of plane being used on your flight and then give you a breakdown of the best seats on the flight. I used to book corporate travel for a past employer and I always picked the best seats (most legroom, away from the lavatory and galley, largest armrest).

5. Get a passport or renew yours (if you need one).

Since a passport lasts four years, you can renew or get yours now and save yourself the headache closer to the wedding.

Giveaway: Win a honeymoon dress!

Now that you know the first steps on how to plan a honeymoon, it’s time to win a little something to take with you! We’ve teamed up with ArenLace to offer a ‘Bride’ honeymoon maxi dress to one lucky reader! It is black and white with ‘Bride’ on the front in rhinestones. Dress is long-length and has a strapless top. So cute! Perfect for wearing on the beach.

Win a Bride Maxi Dress via How to Plan a Honeymoon (Part 1 of 4)

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 7/2/14-7/9/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Bride maxi dress by ArenLace

• 95% rayon 5% spandex
• Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, hang dry

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/10; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $35.00
o Shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
o No cash value

Good Luck!

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Look for part two on How to Plan a Honeymoon coming next Wednesday! Better yet, subscribe for FREE so you don’t miss it!

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-E.

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