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

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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!

5 Kitchen Essentials You’ll Wish You Registered For

You’re about to register for your wedding and you’ve decided to start with your kitchen. But what could you use? What do you actually need? One of the biggest mistakes couples make when registering is not knowing where to start and what to register for… and that’s where we come in. Today we’re sharing five kitchen essentials from Cuisinart you’ll absolutely need, use, and be glad you registered for. Plus, we’ll give you some ideas on how to use these products to create three delicious recipes for the holidays. Enjoy!


Kitchen Essentials for the Registry

1. Cuisinart® Cook Central

Why you’ll love it: now you can spend less time prepping dinner and more time enjoying it! You can slow cook, roast, brown/sauté, or steam — even combination cook — with the touch of a button. Prepare meals ahead of time so they’re ready when you are (and not the other way around).

cuisinart slow cooker

5 Easy DIY Secrets Every Bride Should Know

It’s Monday… which means we’re sharing helpful hints for the bride! If you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!

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“Am I Ordering Invitations Too Late?” – Ask Emmaline

Happy Monday, lovelies! We’re kicking off the week with an Ask Emmaline question. When is too late to order your wedding invitations? Sasha wrote to us on Friday afternoon a little nervous about her looming wedding date and her lack of wedding invites at the ready. She wonders whether she is ordering invitations too late. She writes,

“Emmaline, I’m freaking out. My wedding date is November 21st and I have not ordered my wedding invitations yet. I was talking to my best friend who got married last year and she told me I need to hurry because most invitation designers are all booked up way in advance. She also said I’m way behind. Am I ordering my invitations too late?”Sasha

When to Order Wedding Invitations - Ask Emmaline | photo: Eric Boneske

photo: eric boneske | see the real wedding

“Cake Topper with Dog — Or, Am I Being Weird?” – Ask Emmaline

When we received the latest Ask Emmaline question from Breanna, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. She writes,

My fiance and I have a dog named Sadie who has been a big part of our history. We adopted her just a few months after we began dating and it has been now five plus years together. Sadie lives with us both and we all hike, go for walks, etc. together and consider her a part of the family. We don’t have any kids yet so we pretty much treat Sadie like our “kid”. I was telling a bridesmaid about how we plan to have Sadie at the wedding as the “ring bearer” and I even want to include her as part of our wedding cake topper. My bridesmaid thought I was absolutely nuts. Am I being weird? Or is having a cake topper with us and our dog something I should reconsider? Thanks in advance for your help!”Breanna

P.S. This is the cutest ↓

dog sitting while bride and groom get married
photo: skye blu photography via style me pretty

Groom: These 30+ Wedding Duties Will *Really* Help the Bride

Brides: this post is for your Groom. Share this post with him!

Dear Groom, It’s me, your Bride. I know I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, pouring over wedding blogs and Pinterest for more wedding ideas. I’m just really excited to marry you. And I realized something: there are a ton of groom duties you could do that would *really* help me out. So, I’ve made them into a list. Some of these are really simple, while others are a little more elaborate. And, a few of these are cute ideas I found that I really want you to do. You’ll see what I mean once you start reading the list. Oh, and have I mentioned lately how good looking you are? It’s true. I really should say that more often (cause I’m sure thinking it). Anyway, thanks for helping with our wedding plans. You’re awesome. But you already knew that. On to the list…

groom kissing bride

photo: bonnallie brodeur

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