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Stylish + Sustainable Registry Picks with The Good Beginning

Amid all the beautiful chaos of wedding planning it can be easy to forget that not every day is filled with romance and roses, so we love any opportunity to support causes that help those in need both near and far. And with The Good Beginning, it doesn't get any easier. Founded by wedding planner Beth Helmstetter, The Good Beginning is an online charitable donation...

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#SMPWedding101 – Wedding Day Stain Removal

I believe that a dirty wedding dress at the end of the night is a sign of a perfect party success but what is that mess occurs before your last dance? Not so great. But fear not dear friends, we have J. Scheer & Co. here to advise on all wedding dress stain stresses. From what to have on hand to what to do to ensure you never see that wine spill again, read on...

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The One Wedding Trend That Absolutely Needs to Go Away

We here at SMP have been to more than our fair share of weddings, and one trend we think should be banished for the rest of eternity? The cake smash. We get it, you're trying to be playful, but honestly it's just downright heartbreaking (as a guest) to watch. Because in our eyes there is nothing worse than seeing a beautiful Bride with bits of buttercream smashed all over her perfectly primed makeup. So do us (and yourself) a favor and use a fork to feed your favorite person. xx See Our...

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How to Discover Your Wedding Day Style with Desiree Hartsock

First comes the proposal, then comes the planning! As a new bride on the cusp of holy matrimony, it can be difficult to know where to begin. While friends, family and internet inspiration can be resources to figuring out where to start, it’s important to first know the style of wedding you’re going for. The wedding style you choose will walk you through each step of planning and better equip you to make decisions...

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Pretty in Pink Registry Items That Every Lady Needs

Last week we introduced our favorite new campaign#SMPThinksPink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what better hue to inspire our wedding registry picks today? Because in our world, every...

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What It’s Really Like Planning a Wedding With the Internet Watching

Hi Brides-to-be, it's Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential and as I approached this post I wondered, in the endless sea of wedding posts on the Internet how can I offer something different? Something unique? Something not-so-bridal? Then I realized, why not talk about what it’s really like to plan a wedding with the Internet watching! DOCUMENTATION Firstly, you’re documenting the whole process of the actual planning stages. It has...

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#SMPWedding101 – Sourcing Wedding Decor Online

When planning my wedding, I loved searching for just the right pieces of decor to deck our tables and bring my vision to life. But finding those missing pieces of your pretty puzzle isn't always easy. Design studio and online shop esselle SF is here to help with advice on sourcing those stylish add-ons for your special day - read on and check out...

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Tailgating Must-Haves for a True Touchdown

Fall means pumpkin lattes, leggings and cozy sweaters. But fall also means Sunday's spent on the couch, cheering on our favorite teams. It's officially football season and for those of you lucky enough to NOT be on the couch, but at the actual game itself, let's make sure your tailgate is decked out with every single essential. Thanks to Food52 and...

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A Blogger Bride’s Berry Sweet Surprise Bridesmaid Brunch

Hi SMP brides! Shelby here from Pretty in the Pines and today I’m sharing all the details of how I asked my bridesmaids and flower girls to be a part of our wedding day! Since it had been several months since the engagement, I had quite some time to think of ideas of how I would ask all of my best friends and family to be in our wedding party. I thought about giving gifts and asking separately, or even sending surprise...

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#SMPWedding101 – Negotiating Room Blocks with Hotels

I remember those days of calling hotels for our wedding guests, leaving messages, following up on cutoff dates and more. It was never ending. Enter Roomblocker: Roomblocker takes care of all that stuff and more - so you can busy yourself with more important things. They even request specific hotel contract terms that give you the most flexibility, and monitor those contracts so no one (aka you) is at risk for...

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Wedding Details That Your Guests Will Notice

"It's all in the details", that's what they say - right? I just so happen to believe this statement is true, especially when it comes to hosting a wedding, parties or showers. Reason being? It's always the super meaningful yet small details that guests seem to remember long after you've celebrated your one year anniversary. So, with that I've spent quite a bit of time putting little touches into our wedding day! LINENS Linens are something every wedding usually has (unless you've been...

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How to Communicate with Your Hairstylist

When it came time to tell my hairstylist how I wanted my hair on my big day, well, I was tongue tied. I had photos I liked and an idea of what I didn't want... but struggled to find real words to describe these looks. Our talented friends at Janelle on Location are here to save the day for all you other beauty bumbling brides out there. With pics and proper vocabulary, they're sharing essential info to ensure you look and feel your best on that walk...

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10 Things You Do Not Need to Register For

Registering for your wedding can be totally and completely overwhelming, especially when what you want and what you need are two very different things. Yes, that fondue pot can melt chocolate or cheese into a bite of heaven, but chances are, it'll be collecting more dust than deliciousness. So...

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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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