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How to Match Your Signature Cocktail to Your Wedding Style

Every wedding guest loves an open bar. But before the bartenders break out the shot glasses, it's nice to ease into the evening with a signature cocktail (or two) that reflects both you as a couple and your vision for the big day. So pop the bubbly, because now that you've determined your wedding style, we've determined the perfect signature drink for the big day. Cheers, dears! How Not to Screw...

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Why I Asked My Best Guy Friend to Be My “Bridesman”

From SMP Blogger Bride, LivvyLand... Flashback to 11pm on a Saturday night in year 2010. I’m in college at the University of Texas and hanging out at a friend’s house. Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” is blaring in the background and right as it’s about to hit that final, harmonizing moment, we make eye contact and decide it’s time for our signature finale dance move. I make a run for it, he catches me and suddenly I’m lifted up in...

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Wedding Gifts for Couples Who Already Have It All

Maybe they've lived together forever. Or maybe they're amateur chefs and have already acquired quite a collection of kitchen items. Either way, you're stuck in a rut. A standard registry pick, while great, just won't cut it for the duo that already has it all so we gathered up some super unique, super fabulous gifts that are sure to hit it out of...

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#SMPWedding101 – Choosing the Perfect Photography + Cinematography Team

While you put thought and care into selecting each one of your wedding vendors, did you also think about how well they'd all work together? Of all these relationships, your photographer and cinematographer are pretty key - they're the gatekeepers to those post-vows very important items. So who better to get insight on this important partnership than Love by Serena and...

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Could You Afford These Iconic Movie Weddings?

Whether you're the Bride and Groom, a member of the bridal party, or just a guest, weddings are expensive — there's no way around that. And Hollywood weddings? Well, they're really expensive, even...

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Easy DIY Updo for After Wedding Brunch or Rehearsal Dinner

Guess what? Achieving the perfect bridal hairstyle is not only easy, but you can also do it yourself.  That is, so long as you've got the madly talented Face Time Beauty Concierge on hand to show you exactly how it's done. Thankfully, we've got just that and eight easy steps for you to follow so you too can replicate updo perfection below! P.S. See even more hair inspo on...

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What to Pack for Your Beach Honeymoon No Matter Where It Is

Wedding planning is no walk on the beach, but the light at the end of the tunnel? A fabulous honeymoon where you can literally walk on the beach! And because your honeymoon should be all about basking in newlywed bliss, we're helping you out with...

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The Most Powerful Father-Bride Moments on SMP

We celebrate love stories day in and day out on this little ol' blog but today we're spotlighting the daddy-daughter stories that have touched our hearts in a serious way. From emotional first looks to meaningful escorts down the aisle, consider this our ode to fathers everywhere. We love you so. P.S. Our Favorite Daddy-Daugther Dance Songs!...

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Everything You Need For The Most Romantic Bedroom Ever

After months and months of wedding planning and the whirlwind wedding weekend itself, there is just one thing you'll be dying to do... sleep. Pure blissful sleep. But that won't happen unless you have all the essentials to create a heavenly haven to rest you and your new hubby's tired heads. See below for all those must-register-for pieces to get that relaxing - and romantic - special space to come home to. Want...

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#SMPWedding101 – 10 Questions to Ask a Band Before Hiring Them

Future hubby? Check. Sparkly ring? Check. Date and venue? Check and check. Great wedding band? Don't sign along that dotted line just yet! Finding just the right band for your big day can be a bit overwhelming and before you put that deposit down, there are essential questions to cover. Boston Common Band has the 411 on what needs to be discussed before you start planning that first dance! 1. How would...

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Easton Events Shares Their Must-Know Wedding Day Timeline

Your wedding is a whirlwind of activity and emotion, and to prevent essential details from falling through the cracks, we're big fans of creating a timeline to guide you through the chaos. And while you may have all the major milestones (vows, first dance) already on there, the ladies of Easton Events are filling us in on their 10, easily forgotten but oh so important, items to include on that timeline of yours! 10 Things Not To...

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I Unplugged For My Honeymoon + It Was The Best Decision Ever.

My hubby and I just recently celebrated our first anniversary and while we spent the occasion looking back on our wonderful wedding, we also found ourselves daydreaming about the honeymoon that followed. Simply put, it was amazing. And one of the main reasons it was so spectacular was that my cell phone was not included. Other than using the camera to capture some special moments, my cell phone...

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Get Him Excited to Register With These Poker Night Essentials

Let's get real; your man may not be that into picking out flowers for centerpieces or fonts for invitations, but when it comes to weddings registries, this is where he can happily get involved. Add in essentials to have on hand for his future poker nights with the guys, and we bet he'll be begging to take this item off the to-do list for you. Get ready for these manly must-haves to be filling your cabinets very soon..

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#SMPWedding101 – Secrets Your Planner Wants You to Know

In the throes of wedding planning, it may seem like you're fighting an uphill battle, that every vendor is out for more money, pushing their own agenda. But it's not true! Step out of the madness and read these wise, kind words from Bluebird Productions, an event planning crew that's here for YOU. We all need a breath of fresh air every once in awhile and these little reminders from the pros will do just the trick. 1. You’ll catch a...

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Going to a Summer Wedding? Here’s the Outfit Inspiration You Need

Pop the Champagne, it's time to celebrate our favorite time of year: wedding season, of course! And with...

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What I Wish I’d Known Before Planning My Wedding

With time comes wisdom, so is the story of life. And that lesson can certainly be applied to the adventures of wedding planning. So we wondered, what bits of wedding wisdom would our own Blogger Brides and SMP Editors have when asked to look back at their own special days? Read on and take notes so you can learn from these former real...

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The $2 Hack Every Wedding Guest Needs to Know

With wedding season comes new outfits to fit the dress code. And with those new outfits probably comes a new pair or two of shoes. The problem? Most of us wait until the day-of to first break in those pretty new heels and the risk of a slip on a staircase or an unexpected skid of the dance floor is totally real. We care about your safety (and obviously your style) so head to the local...

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10 Design Pieces Every Millennial Couple Needs On Their Registry

When One Kings Lane invites you to host a brunch highlighting their gorgeous registry products, you say YES without question. Because the fact that you can actually um, REGISTER at OKL and then carefully choose pieces that will build your forever home together is basically our idea of complete and utter genius. The only tough part now is choosing the perfect pieces! The...

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Meet Our New Blogger Bride “Love You, Mean It”

You know how we feel about adding a new blogger bride to the SMP family, so this Tuesday morning we've got good vibes ALL around. Dallas fashion and lifestyle blogger, Allison of Love You, Mean It is kicking off her journey down the aisle, and she's going to be sharing stories from the wedding planning trenches, right alongside you. Read her engagement...

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Picnic Registry Essentials + A Summer BBQ Must-Make Recipe!

Some people get pumped for the pool; others can't wait to dip their toes in the sand. For me however, summer means it's my favorite food season! Bring on those picnics and all day long BBQs! So it's no surprise that outdoor entertaining was on my mind when registering and here are the essentials! And since no BBQ would be complete without some...

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