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#SMPWedding101 – Why You Should Take Dance Lessons Before You Say ‘I Do’

In the spirit of honesty, here we go: my hubby and I were downright nervous about our first dance. All 200+ people were watching and we froze up a bit. While we can laugh at it now, looking back, dance lessons may have been a wise choice. More likely than not, dancing will be a big part of your big day and when you kick it off with your first dance, you want to make your mark. Why so important?

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15 Fabulous Outfits to Wear to Any Wedding This Fall

Everyone loves Fall for its crisp air, changing leaves and snuggly sweaters. But the layers of sweaters, jackets and booties you love in your everyday life don't really work when you're a guest at an autumn wedding. So, how do you dress for the changing seasons...

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15 Things NOT to Do as a Bridesmaid

Ladies, beware of the bridesmaidzilla. Like Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrnes' characters in "Bridesmaids," bridesmaidzillas are pretty much every bride's worst nightmare, taking the stress of planning a wedding and multiplying it times infinity.  Whether you're a first-time 'maid, or...

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Wedding Inspiration to Registry Reality: Tablescapes

You spent weeks, months, maybe even years, curating your wedding day design. Tons of creative energy went into picking the perfect colors, flowers and more - so why tosh it away once you've said "I do"!? Throughout the process you've discovered the styles that speak to you and your new hubby best so why not take that and infuse it into your home - in...

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Unique Ideas to Help Choose Your Wedding Colors

Once the excitement of the proposal settles in and you’re ready to start wedding planning, one of the first decisions you have to make will be choosing wedding colors. Choosing the perfect palette may seem like an easy task but knowing which direction to go can be more complicated than expected! The variety of colors to choose from is endless, making finding the right shades to pair together a bit of an obstacle. I'm...

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Don’t Forget to Register for All These Tech Trinkets!

While there's no denying your KitchenAid will get plenty of use over the years, we live in a high tech world and all those gidgets and gadgets are an essential part of our daily lives, so they're not to be forgotten when creating your wedding registry! (And it's our guess that your future Mr. will easily volunteer to help "test out" the best ones!) From the latest speakers to state-of-the-art humidifiers, these are the items that add a...

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The 100 Most Romantic Love + Marriage Quotes of All Time

Is there anything more romantic than a love letter? Whether it's your wedding day, anniversary, or just because, there's nothing like receiving a heartfelt, handwritten note to make your heart flutter. So if you...

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Fresh + Beautiful Color Palettes for Fall Weddings

Deciding on a color palette is one of the first steps in designing the wedding of your dreams. And if you're planning a fall wedding, chances are you've seen lots of inspiration in shades of...

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Proof Your Dream Wedding Dress Could Be Under $500

Hi SMP’ers! Nicole of Sorella Muse here to talk wedding dress shopping. There is so much pressure to say YES to the dress, and things get even more complicated if you’ve decided to spend LESS on the dress, or take a non-traditional route towards a colorful gown. Raise your hand if you’re hoping to find something...

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The Perfect Favor for Every Wedding? These Pretty Flower Cookie Rings!

The only thing better than a diamond ring? A cookie ring, of course! At least these delicious and beautiful flower ones from Silviya of Kurabiiki. Originally created for her daughter's sixth birthday party, Silviya's edible rings would be a fabulous addition to any bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding reception (...

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The Skinny Confidential Reveals Her Wedding Plans

You know Lauryn as the brains and beauty behind The Skinny Confidential, and today we're welcoming our fave Cali girl to the SMP Blogger bride tribe! From advice to anecdotes, she'll share her every step down the aisle and you know absolutely no topic is off-limits. So shake up your margarita and let's cheers the cutest couple and their upcoming celebration! P.S.

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Splurge + Save With These Wedding Registry Essentials

In a perfect world, we'd register for everything under the sun and it would all be topnotch, the best of the best. But let's get real here people, that's not feasible or fair. So how to choose which kitchen appliances to go big with, and which ones to keep a bit more reasonable? We rounded up registry essentials, sharing both sides of the spectrum, so you can choose the one that...

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#SMPWedding101 – Unique Wedding Heirlooms

I'm a sentimental person and that affection extended into my own wedding. I strived to create unique keepsakes from my big day that I'll continue to treasure for years to come and I love whenever SMP discovers new ideas - and we got a whole bunch of them for you ladies today! The Garter Girl is here to share her favorite ways to keep those memories alive; which ones do you plan on recreating?! BOUQUET WRAP You have your mother’s (or...

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Desiree Hartsock Is Helping You Find The Right Dress For Your Figure

Hi, Brides! It's Desiree back again for more wedding fashion talk. Today we're breaking down dress fit, because a perfectly fitted gown makes all of the difference! I've seen it all when it comes to different shapes and sizes of women and I've come to know which details and styles work best for each shape. It’s important to understand and know your shape...

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Beachy Bachelorette Party? You Need These Mermaid Gift Sets!

Hello brides-to-be, Olivia from LivvyLand here and I'm sharing some fun news…I went to Costa Rica for my destination bachelorette trip! For our tropical beach getaway to celebrate I crafted my 'maids a fun gift to welcome them to paradise and as soon as we touched down in...

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Your Linen Closet Will Never Look Better

Growing up I thought my Mom was weird with her love for all things linen; from her precious care of bedsheets to her search for the softest of towels, I just didn't get it. That is until I moved on after college and came to appreciate linens that felt and smelled like pure bliss. So you better believe when it came time to register for our wedding, I made a special trip to feel the fabrics. The apple may have taken a bit longer to...

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What a Bride Secretly Wants, but Won’t Necessarily Say

Hey there handsome, here's the deal. Your lady is planning the biggest party of your lives and quite frankly, she could use a little help. Thankfully for those of you that aren't quite sure what you should (and/or shouldn't) be doing, we've rounded up a list of things that'll win you a bunch of bridal brownie points.

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Rock Your Everyday Look with True Beauty Marks’ Tips!

We're always eager to soak up info on how to get that sultry smokey eye or the dramatic red lip but what about your day-to-day approach? When you want to look put together and oh so fresh but not have it take hours to do so? I don't know about you (but I bet you'd agree) that I'm in need of advice on how to look fab every...

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Don’t RSVP ‘Yes’ If Your Date Plans on Wearing Any of These 10 Items

While some outfits are good for engagement session, not every option makes the cut for formal wear. Case in point? You and your beau are attending your first wedding of the season, but when you peer in his closet you're encountered with a limited options. Which is where we come in, here's a list of what your beloved should absolutely NOT...

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How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom. No Renovation Required.

I adore my whole apartment but my bathroom has a special spot in my heart. It's my own itty bitty oasis, where I primp and pamper, and I find joy in keeping it tidy, clean and cute. So you better believe I had that in mind when creating my wedding registry wish list. From shower curtains to towels and every item in between, your bathroom deserves to be filled with functional beauty. Our favorite ideas below! Overwhelmed with...

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