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It’s Time To Deck The Halls – Are You Ready!?

It's that time of year! I've begun to deck our halls with festive flair, and I continue to get giddy as I unwrap all the seasonal decor that's been stowed away for months. My favorites? The special pieces we received as newlyweds, the "First Year Together" ornaments, the holiday platters, and more! They may make a brief appearance only once a year, but these items shine bright so don't forget to add them to your wedding registries! Need...

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Essentials For a Perfectly Cozy Weekend

Let me take a guess... you're settled in on the couch, covered in blankets and barely moving. Still stuffed from all that turkey (and potatoes and pie), this is the sort of situation that cozy weekends at home were made for. Take advantage of all this solid sofa time and add all the snuggly and cozy must-haves to your wedding registry list - you'll be wanting these items for winters to come. PS. We've included a recipe for...

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10 Tell-Tale Signs He’ll Propose This Holiday Season

I don't know if you've heard, but the 'tis the season to get engaged. That's right, statistics have shown us that more than one in four grooms propose to their brides over the holiday season and if that isn't exciting, then what is!? And while we can't guarantee anything will happen for certain, but certainly can point out some sneaky tip-offs that he just might be preparing to propose before the...

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For Better or Worse, Your Wedding Guests Will Remember These Details

Are you in the midst of planning the biggest party of your life? Then allow us to introduce you to Ashley of The Graceful Host. Because thanks to this lovely lady we're about to make all of your planning problems disappear. For not only is this Southern sweetheart giving us an inside scoop on the planning process, but she's also giving you a rundown on what your guests are sure to remember about your big day below! The Dress  Your guests will...

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10 Registry Items Worth the $$$

Spoons and shakers may be no big deal but pots, pans and many other registry items get pricey pretty quickly. And if you're like us, you're familiar with that feeling of guilt adding those essentials (?) to your wedding registry. But enough with that. We're diving in and discovering the goods that are really worth the high price tag. If you'll use it every day and/or have for the...

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#SMPWedding101 – Planning a Destination Elopement

Destination elopements are the ultimate in intimacy and romance but just because you don't have a crowd doesn't mean it can't be a bit tricky to arrange! It still takes plenty of planning but where to begin? We have Santorini Glam Weddings here, who knows a thing or two about planning special days, giving guidance on ensuring your private party is everything you dreamed of and more! Choose the Right Location Elopements usually go hand...

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The Most Epic Groomsmen Dance Ever

Sure, we've seen choreographed wedding dance routines on our favorite sitcoms but come one, have you ever seen a REAL wedding pull it off? Look no further folks. These groomsmen hit it out of the park with this epic show for all the guests - and the lucky new Bride - and Amari Productions captured it all on camera. This is not to be missed! (See even more moments from...

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The One Trend Your Bridesmaids Will LOVE You For

Did you hear that? That's the sound of bridesmaids collectively rejoicing that they can now wear prints. It's a poppy new trend we've seen take hold of the wedding industry and bridal parties everywhere are incorporating it big time. From the prettiest floral prints to inspired hues, we've got to say it adds a bit of personality to your big day.

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Where to Start When Selecting a Wedding Venue

Hi brides-to-be! It's Shelby from Pretty in the Pines and today we're talking about finding your wedding venue! It’s one of the biggest decisions you'll make while planning and it tends to be the deciding factor that holds up the rest of the planning process such as booking photographers, music, and every other detail. Which is why I’ve put together some steps to help narrow down your decisions, below! Simple Steps to...

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Holiday Entertaining Is About To Ramp Up!

Well, there's no denying it now that it's November; holiday season is upon us. Let's fight off any potential stress and let's start planning ahead! And we've got Food52 on board! From their classic pewter servingware to their entertaining essentials, they have every piece to make your Thanksgiving table complete - are you ready to go, too!?

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10 Times You Might Lose It While Wedding Planing

If you're deep in the throes of wedding planning, feeling like your sanity is hanging on by a thread, listen carefully: put down the glue gun, step away from the spreadsheets and take a nice DEEP breath. There's no doubt planning this day comes with a dose of stress, but remember you're not alone. We're sharing 12 of the most common reasons brides-to-be (understandably) lose their cool leading up to the wedding.

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Spill Those Wedding Registry Secrets!

There's nothing we enjoy more than brunch with our ladies and spilling secrets over croissants and coffee. Girl talk is essential - especially during the wedding planning process when everything can become overwhelming within seconds. Including wedding registries. But since we all can't gather together this morning (though, how great would that be!?), we're hosting a...

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#SMPWedding101 – Photo Album Tips + Trends

I just received my own wedding album (!!!!) so I fully appreciate the time and talent that went into creating something that I'll treasure for the rest of my life. But I'm also aware that when beginning the album process, well, it can be a bit overwhelming. The Album Room is here to help all you brides (and newlyweds) out there so you're better informed and prepared. After all, your album is the last piece of the puzzle and deserves just as much attention as...

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See SMP in the Latest ‘Charleston Weddings’ Issue!

We've had a longtime love affair with the pretty happening over at Charleston Weddings, so when an opportunity to collaborate on their latest Fall-Winter 2016 magazine came about, we jumped on it. Inside the issue, you'll find an exclusive Style Me Pretty section that we've custom-designed for the Charleston bride including a real elopement, inspo for your bachelorette weekend...

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The Pros + Cons of Having Kids At Your Wedding

When it comes to hashing out the details of the big day, every couple has to make the guest list decision: kids welcome or adults only? It's not always an easy question to answer, and today we're weighing the factors to consider on both sides of the coin to help you make the choice that best fits your wedding vision. Grab your pro/con list and let's get to it... CON: Meltdown Potential

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Inexpensive Wedding Details That Make a Big Impact

Designing your dream wedding on a budget is easier said than done. Especially when you want a celebration that your guests will be talking about long after the last dance. But fear not, savvy brides, because our team of editors is sharing inexpensive details that can make a serious impact. Trust us, you'll...

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A Blogger Turned Bride: Meet Mackenzie of Design Darling

To simply state that Mackenzie of Design Darling is ah-dorbs would be putting it mildly. For not only is she as sweet as a summer peach, but she's got style for days and her love story? Well, it's truly spellbinding. From their Tinder beginnings to their walk down the aisle, our newest blogger bride will be sharing every bit with us and we've got the engagement story waiting for you below! From Mackenzie of...

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Top 10 Wedding Registry Items At Macy’s

Curating your registry is, hands-down, one of the most exciting parts about planning your Big Day. You've found the one, now it's time to build a life together and the perfect place to start is your wedding registry. While there are literally thousands of amazing items to choose from, Chie of...

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#SMPWedding101 – Calligraphy Pricing Decoded

We've stumbled upon some confusion when it comes to calligraphy styles and pricing but thankfully Carla Hagan is here to help sort it all out. You see, not all calligraphied envelopes and escort cards cost the same - it depends on the style you're choosing for your big day. Carla Hagan Designs recently conducted a survey and her results (below!) helps it all make more sense - because we all know, mixups...

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5 Tips to Throw a Fab Bachelorette Weekend On a Budget

One of the best things about being a bride is coming up with any excuse to wrangle up your gals. But let’s face it, sometimes we've got to celebrate on a budget. There are so many easy ways to save a little cash along the way, and today we're sharing how to throw that fabulous bachelorette weekend without forcing your bridesmaids into bankruptcy. Keep it local From college roomies to primary school BFFs, we all have those close girlfriends from all over the globe. Pick a spot that’s...

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