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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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#SMPWedding101 – Surviving the Heat this Summer Wedding Season

Summertime is for lemonade, flip flops and fabulous weddings but let's not let that sun go to our heads. We've all been there, sweating our lovely dresses off as we watch our friends say "I do"... so how do we survive and thrive this summer wedding season? Sarah Hall of Joel Catering and Special Events knows the 411 to "beat the heat" so we all can enjoy and not sweat our stilettos off! Circulate It’s amazing what a little shade and a fan...

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Going to a Wedding This Weekend? 5 Things You Can’t Forget!

Wedding season is fully upon us and we're loving every little bit of it (cute dresses, happy tears, wining, dining and dancing!). But amid all the business, it's easy to forget some must-have essentials that make sure your wedding attendance is as prepared, pleasant and enjoyable as possible. As you pack up that cute clutch this weekend, double check to make sure you have these important items in tow! 1. Portable Phone Charger There's nothing worse than realizing you're down to 10% battery...

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Sneak a Peek at Our Blogger Bride’s Wedding Plans!

Hey friends! Thanks for following along on our wedding planning journey so far. I'm SO excited to show you our wedding venue today. My mom and I went to see Holman Ranch before we were even engaged, because we happened to be in the area and had heard amazing things. After exhaustive research, we decided to land on Holman Ranch for our September 2016 wedding. For many reasons, this...

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Wedding Registry Items You Can’t Find In The Stores

While we're not usually ones to say no to shopping, when it comes to unique registry ideas, thinking beyond the shops can lead to some pretty fun and exciting experiences. From honeymoon activities to expanding your horizons or raising funds for causes near and dear to your heart, we're on board. We may dream of that espresso machine...

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#SMPWedding101 – What To Consider When Hiring Your Cinematographer

Wedding videography has evolved immensely over the years and these days, there are so many different styles, it can be a bit unnerving to find that perfect fit for you. Which one will capture your celebration the best? What are all the factors to consider? Feeling a bit overwhelmed and lost?! Stop right there because we got the gurus of Happy Together Films to share their insight so you can be prepared and ready for your time...

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Peek Inside a Fashion Blogger’s Bridal Shower Brunch!

To say we're obsessed with Steph of SS LIFE + STYLE is putting it lightly. She's one of our favorite ladies in the blogosphere and today we're lucky enough to peek inside her insanely pretty Toronto bridal shower. Inside the gallery from annawithlove you'll find dreamy tablescapes, cascading florals, and a...

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