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#SMPWedding101 – Tips for Keeping Lipstick in Place

I absolutely loved my makeup for my recent wedding and after seeing some pics, I've learned the brighter the better for me - like these bold looks I'm loving! But it doesn't do me any good if the color comes off before I even leave the house. So we connected with Melanie Dial, founder of Bridal Makeup MD for her tips on making sure...

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Quick Tip: The Faux Glow, Perfected

Even if you consider yourself to be a self-tanning aficionado, doing a trial run at least a week in advance of your Big Day is an absolute must. Before the main event, make sure your entire body has been thoroughly exfoliated, and that any necessary hair removal has taken place at least 12 hours prior, before applying self-tanner, and you're practically guaranteed a gorgeous, even glow! Photography:...

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The Sound of Music with The FlashDance

The reception is the perfect place for guests to let loose, but curating the ultimate dance party (with seamless transitions)? Well, it's no east feat. Which is why we turn our tables to the professionals dance party starters. Cue The FlashDance, who has given us an inside scoop on what it takes to create a memorable musical fete below! Ceremony Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t...

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#SMPWedding101 – Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Remembering being a little girl and standing on your Dad's feet to dance? I do, it happens to be one of my fondest memories. So, with Father's Day on Sunday (the day before my own wedding) it's moments like those that I can't wait to relive. Although this time I won't need the boost in height, it's that simple spin on the dance floor that we're dishing this week and we've asked Boston Common Band to share a few of their favorite...

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Quick Tip: Caring For A Pearl Ring

If you're the lucky owner of a beautiful pearl ring, you know that pearls require special care, but did you know that even the compounds in hairspray, cosmetics, and perfume can potentially damage their natural luster? To preserve your pearl's unique beauty, put your ring on as the final step of getting ready on your Big Day, and make sure it's the first thing you take off when the night is through. Photography:...

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Anatomy of a Party Invitation

What could be more lovely than receiving an invitation in the mail? To help you craft the perfect party invite, we're breaking down the basics with Meredith Kurosko, behind the amazing letterpress design studios Regas, covering everything from the essential info every invite needs to unique ways to make your invite stand out. The anatomy of a party invitation What information is important to include in a party invitation? Putting together a...

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20 Finger-Licking Summer Desserts

There is nothing more delicious in the summer than juicy watermelon, fresh berries, ripe nectarines and sweet cherries. A fruit salad is always a crowd pleaser, but why not impress your guests with some...

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8 Tips For Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

One of my favorite engaged moments was dress shopping without a doubt. But oh, what an adventure it is as you dive into the racks of gorgeous gowns! We're in luck m'dears, for Lovely Bride SF is here to share their tips for finding that special dress. Josh Gruetzmacher snapped chic styles at their...

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How to Look Like Yourself on Your Big Day

I was not prepared for the anxiety I felt going into my hair and makeup trial for my own wedding: "How can I look extra special...but still look like me!?" Oh how I wish I had Janelle on Location in my neighborhood, because with her wise words, those worries would have been out the door. She gets to know all her clients so she can create the most authentic looks for their special day and her tips below are absolute lifesavers.

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All Natural Bridal Beauty Inspiration

With the endless primping, prodding, cinching and styling, that will undoubtedly go into your pre-wedding routine, why not keep it simple when it comes to beauty, and go for a natural look on your Big Day? While we think all Brides...

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Wedding Invitation Mailing Tips

Speaking as a someone who just sent out her wedding invitations, there is nothing more exciting (and relieving) than handing over a pile of pretty pink envelopes to your courier. Because after weeks of calligraphy cramps, pretty postage stamps and stuffing envelopes, the hard work has commenced and it's time to celebrate. Which is why we asked Regas Studio to share their top tips on what it takes to make mailing...

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SMP Blogger Bride: A Dash of Details’ Gets in Shape for Her Big Day

Hi Brides! It's Ali from A Dash of Details here again to talk about something every Bride thinks about: working out. Every Bride wants to feel their best on the inside and out on their Big Day, so I am here to share a few tips on how I am getting in shape for my own wedding! But let's be honest, it is much easier to get motivated with friends by your side. If you are anything like me, I get so bored doing the same workout...

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#SMPWedding101 – Bridal Emergency Kit Must-Haves

With only two weeks before my very own wedding, I'd be lying if I said I was completely prepared. So when Sweet Chic Events shared their amazing list of bridal essentials for our latest #SMPWedding101, I instantly felt at ease. This list of must-haves is sure to solve any issue that may arise, and with this sigh of relief I can focus on what...

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#SMPWedding101 – 5 Long-Wear Mascaras for your Wedding Day

From emotional vows to sweet first looks, happy tears are something we're all too familiar with. And given that weddings are filled with once-in-a-lifetime emotions, we want you to be ready for every. single. one. Because when it comes to your Big Day, the last thing you need to worry about is your mascara holding up. Thankfully, the SMP glamsquad has spilled a few faves that'll have you reception ready, below! 5 Long-Wear Mascaras for your Wedding Day TIP 1 from...

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Top Tips for Choosing Your Vendors

Getting engaged is awesome. And then you have to plan a wedding. The entire thing can be totally daunting. And even though I am in the industry, and most of my friends think that it must be easy, I assure you that it is not! Maybe you are a super amazing planner and I admire you for that, but for those of you who are feeling like...

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7 Outfits Every Engaged Girl Needs

From our friends at Who What Wear... On top of all the planning and decision making that comes with the joy of being engaged, you've got to look really cute. On multiple occasions. And we’re not even talking about your actual wedding day. But it’s fine. You’ll be fine. We helpfully made a list for you encompassing each and every outfit you could possible need on your road to marital bliss—and...

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DIY Baking Soda Scouring Powders in 3 All-Natural Scents

Baking soda in a scouring scrub is a safe yet effective way to get stains and grease out of surfaces, but Hello Natural takes it to another level with these all-natural powders infused with luxurious ingredients like dried rose petals and herbs. Not only would we feel good about using these green cleaners, but we'd break them every chance we get just to enjoy the wonderful scents! Discover how to make your own with these three recipes from...

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10 Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon

I was the wedding girl. My husband knew it when he picked me up for our first date, he knew it when he got down on one knee, and he knew it when I started planning our wedding on the plane ride home from the proposal. The honeymoon was all for him, or so I thought. I had no clue how much I needed that romantic post-wedding trip (a lot). So when Nancy from Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways offered up her ten best tips for planning a...

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Soiree Style: The Rehearsal Dinner with Social Dress Shop

Getting pretty for a party with the girls is always an event in itself, pop the bubbly, throw on some tunes and get gorgeous! So, when a friend tells me she's tying the knot, I look forward to all of the stylish soirees leading up to the big day. Whether it's a sophisticated bridal brunch, al fresco engagement dinner, or sassy bachelorette party, there's a style for each event. We got together with one of our lovely LBB fashion gurus, Sarah Baucom of...

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A Wedding Tip….

To save money on cocktail-hour catering, offer more stationary hors d'oeuvres than passed trays. That will reduce the number of service staff required.  Brought to you by bridalguide.com. And, check out Style Me Pretty’s style tips on Bridal Guide! Image: Feastivities Events.

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