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7 Ways to Keep your Sanity while Planning your Wedding
(Free E-Book)

bodamaestra ebook - wedding planning help for brides - 7 wedding planning tips

Are you looking for tips on how to efficiently plan your wedding? Well, we’re bringing you some helpful tips from one of our preferred wedding planners, Esme Krahn from Bodamaestra. Esme specializes in working with couples from Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland. She has created an e-book for all brides called “7 Smart Ways to Keep your Sanity while Planning your Wedding“. So what’s in this e-book that’s going to help you? Esme tells us, “As the title suggests, my goal in writing this e-book is to help couples maintain a sense of control, ownership, and yes, sanity, as they embark on what can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience.” Parts of planning your wedding are sure to be overwhelming, but what we like about this e-book is how Esme breaks down barriers, keeps you organized, and offers smart tips to help you. Get started with your free e-book!

Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

by brad goodell weddings

Hello, hello! It’s Wednesday, the sun is shining, and we have a brand new giveaway for you! We’ve teamed up with The Wedding Gallery by Brad Goodell to give away a $100 gift certificate towards anything in their shop! While they are most notably known for their beautiful champagne flutes and wine glasses, there are plenty of additional items you’ll love to see for your wedding from cake server sets to wedding party gifts — even vases and home decor! If you have a specific wedding theme, you’ll love their assortment of unique themed glassware including peacock, day of the dead, western, beach, bird, and more. You have never seen etched glassware quite like the collection from Brad Goodell. As Brad describes on their website, “All our glass art starts with an idea, which is designed and sketched on paper.” Once captured, there is a process of recreating on the computer, cutting the design into a vinyl resist, applying it to the glass, and sand blasted to engrave the design. It’s quite an intricate process, which means each item is completely custom-made, just for you! Read on to see some of our handpicked favorites from their shop and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate!

3 Easy Ways to Choose Your Save the Date
(+ Giveaway!)

save the date calendar style

by paper street press

Are you engaged and ready to share the news, but you’re not sure how to choose your save the date? We’re here to help! While save the dates are not required, we definitely recommend sending them. A save the date — sent four to six months before your wedding — does the following: it serves as an official announcement, shares your excitement, and gives your guests advance notice to make travel arrangements, if necessary. It also lets guests know they’re on the list so they can save the date on their calendar. (Note: If your wedding is out-of-state or on a holiday weekend, a save the date is a must.) Today we’re showing you just how easy it is to pick save the date cards with some new designs by Paper Street Press. We’re also offering a giveaway with Paper Street Press that will make sending your save the date cards, invitations, and more SO MUCH EASIER. See? Mondays aren’t so bad. :) Read on to find out more!

Giveaway: Win Pearl Dangle Earrings!

Pearl Dangle Earrings | by Petite Margaux |

by petite margaux

Happy Monday! How was your weekend, lovelies? Mine was fast, fast, fast — but very relaxing. Regardless, I’m happy to be back in action! And… we’re kicking off the brand new week the best way we know how — with a new giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Petite Margaux to give away a pair these beautiful pearl dangle earrings to one lucky bride-to-be. Find out how you could win them and add sparkle to your big day!

9 “Getting Ready” Rules You Need to Know for Weddings
(+ Giveaway!)

getting ready

bow-back tanks: bridal bliss couture, photo: amber hatley photography

Getting ready for your wedding is an event in itself. The hair. The makeup. The pop mix your MOH made blaring from a nearby speaker. The (happy) tears. The waterproof-mascara (I swear by this one, and I’m pregnant so I cry a lot, ha!) The bridesmaid gift-giving moment. The first look after putting on the gown. There is so much to love about getting ready before the wedding, so you might as well make it a special part of your day. Today we’re sharing some rules you should know for getting ready to ensure you and your entire bridal party have an absolute blast. We’re also sharing some getting ready attire ideas and a special giveaway from Memento that you’ll want to win and start wearing RIGHT NOW. So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and get ready to jot down a few notes for the big day!

Giveaway: Win Monogrammed Bouquet Ribbons

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We have another fabulous (+ free) giveaway in store for you! But first, have you visited the lovely Oatmeal Lace Design lately? McKay is an inspiration: she’s always finding creative ways to make your wedding more personal and heartfelt. One of our favorite items in her collection is her monogrammed bouquet ribbon. We’re giving away a set of three bouquet ribbons to one lucky reader: one for the bride, one for the Maid of Honor, and one for a bridesmaid. You can buy more if you’d like to give one to every bridesmaid in your wedding party. Each ribbon is handmade and features an individual monogram in your choice of embroidery thread color. This ribbon can be wrapped around your bouquet handle for a charming and personalized touch, like this:

monogrammed bouquet ribbons | by oatmeal lace design | photo: lauren rosenau photography |

by oatmeal lace design, photos: lauren rosenau photography

Read on to see how you can win!

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