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This Isn’t Your Grandma’s China…

Think registering for china is passé? We dare you to think a bit differently! With today's fresh, fabulous designs, wedding china gets a major update and we're loving it. And don't think you need to save it for those (rare) super special occasions only! Decadent dinner parties and ladies brunches? Pull those pretty pieces out! The ideas - and designs - are endless and these are some of our current favs! Adding to...

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#SMPWedding101 – Choosing Your Wedding Jewelry

My grandmother wore a beautiful little ring on her pinky finger when she got married, and my mom wore the same one. So when it came time for me to walk down the aisle, it was a given, and as I slipped that petite piece on my finger, I felt the specialness wash over me. The jewelry you don on your wedding day instantly sparkles a bit more and Lauren Hartman of Trousseau Style couldn't agree more - and she's here sharing more tips and ideas for making those...

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4 Little White Dresses for EVERY Wedding Event

Hi, everyone! I'm Mackenzie from Design Darling and I'm excited to share a little bridal fashion inspiration with you today! You already know from our engagement photos that I've been obsessed with outfit planning for the biggest day of my life and today's post is further proof.

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Follow Whitney Bischoff’s Wedding Journey!

You first met "Whitney B" on Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor, but Whitney's love story didn't end there. She went on to find her forever love post-reality TV and isn't looking back. As the newest addition to our Blogger Bride crew, Whitney is embarking on her wedding planning journey sharing her favorite moments right here on Style Me Pretty! With Always Yours Events by her...

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A Pro Surfer’s Tips For Staying Healthy While Wedding Planning

Carissa Moore is a professional surfer with some impressive titles under her belt, but she's also a bride-to-be gearing up for her biggest day yet. She's marrying her love, Luke next December and the while the wedding planning journey comes with its share of stress, she's sharing insider tips to keep your mind, body, and soul in total check. How to Stay Healthy While Wedding Planning Eat Well I start my day off with something light and...

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What NOT to Do When Your BFF Gets Engaged

Whether it’s over FaceTime, in-person, or writing in an all-caps text message, there are few phrases more exciting than hearing “OMG, I’m engaged" from your BFF seconds after the question (and hopefully a bottle of champagne) has been popped. Chances are you’ll feel like you just got engaged too, finding yourself shedding happy tears, jumping up and down in pure excitement, and perhaps even wondering what you should plan first for the upcoming wedding. As a professional...

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The First 5 Things to Do Once You’re Engaged!

YOU'RE ENGAGED!! Pop the bubbly, let the excitement sink in, and let's talk about what's next. Wedding planning extraordinaires, Aleah and Nick of Valley & Company Events are here to help spell out those very first steps so you can fully enjoy the early days of your journey down the aisle. Grab a seat and let's get started! Soak it In Before you do any actual planning, take a breath! This is one of the most exciting times in...

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How Much Should You Actually Spend On an Engagement Ring?

Now that we're in the midst of proposal season, it's time we had a little chat. We've all heard the three-month rule — that an engagement ring should cost three-month's salary — but as it turns out, that's not exactly true. So how much should you really spend? Josh Levkoff has the answer. What’s in YOUR wallet? Everyone’s financial situation is different, and a strategic plan based on your specific situation is what matters most, not...

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5 Beauty Looks to Steal For Your Big Day

Finding just the right look for your wedding day is no small task but we're about to make things a little bit easier. Because when Special Occasions Hair Design artfully crafts five gorgeous styles that don't immediately scream "bride", we happily share each one so you can pin it, save it, and take it straight to...

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Follow a Creative Director’s Wedding Journey

'Tis the season of proposals, so we couldn't think of a better time to kick-off a wedding planning journey with our newest blogger bride, Paige of Studio Bicyclette. Paige is a creative girl boss with a total knack for styling so you can expect her big day to be off the charts. Scroll below to read her proposal story and hear what she's got in the works for her...

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5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Registry Meaningful

Hi SMP brides! Shelby here from Pretty in the Pines! With less than six months left until our wedding, we’ve started the process of registering for gifts. Before making any decisions, I decided to do some research and learn how to make a registry more meaningful and give it some purpose. I kept the following five tips in mind when...

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#SMPWedding101 – Style Ideas for Winter Brides

I'll be honest, I was never a huge fan of winter weddings, they seemed chilly and full of Christmas cliches, but how I was wrong! They are some of the most intimate, romantic, cozy celebrations I've ever seen in my time with SMP and they bring a sense of love and light that's extra special for the season. Snow and low temps call for creativity though and...

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2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire

We get downright giddy when it comes to hair and makeup; add in the bridal element and before we know it, we're head over heels heart-eyed. So when Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup wanted to share some fresh bridal beauty looks to inspire all you newly engaged ladies out there, we literally jumped at the chance. And of course we needed some gorgeous gowns...

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How to Incorporate 2017’s Hottest Color Into Your Wedding

Drumroll, please. The color gods have spoken and Pantone's 2017 color of the year is Greenery! We thought it couldn't get any better than last year's Rose Quartz and Serenity — soft, romantic and pretty, but...

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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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