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The Only Timeline You Need to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Congratulations, you're engaged! Once the newly-engaged bliss starts to wear off, panic may start to set in. After all, there's a lot of information and inspiration out there when it comes to planning a wedding, and it's easy to get...

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10 Bridal Shower Essentials For Planning A Pretty Party

I've planned and attended my fair share of bridal showers the past few years so it's safe to say I have some advice to share with any newbies out there. From cute cocktails to decor that shines (but not brighter than the bride-to-be), here's our SMP checklist for all bridal shower essentials. 1. Theme + Decor: First and foremost, to get the planning started, you need a style, and when deciding on this theme, it should reflect the bride-to-be and her personal passions and preferences. Does...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Al Fresco Wedding in Santa Ynez

This bouquet had me at Hellebores. For when it comes to wedding day perfection, Mindy Rice knows the exact recipe for a standout celebration. Proving this theory is a dreamy peach bouquet that has managed to steal our wedding loving hearts time and time again. Packing a powerful amount of pretty into one lil' handful of heaven, we've got the entire bouquet...

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#SMPWedding101: Branding Your Wedding

Every single bride wants her wedding to be unique, to really represent her and her hubby to a tee. But with all the ideas and inspiration out there, how do you capture "you"? That's when Edna Dratch-Parker, the "Wedding Brander™" of EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design comes in to save the day. She guides couples through the journey of branding their wedding, pulling in different layers of details to tell the whole story...

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What Does Your Favorite Flower Mean?

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Did you know that certain flowers mean "I do?" During the Victorian era, The Language of Flowers gave ...

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Toned Arms Workout for a Sleeveless Wedding Dress

As a bride-to-be this is THE year I want to feel my absolute best, and since I may (or may not) be wearing a sleeveless wedding gown, toned arms are an absolute must on my daily to-do list. That said, if there was ever a time to go full force into my exercise routine, it’s right...

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Before You Sign the Venue Contract, Ask These Questions!

Choosing a venue was, without a doubt, the most stressful part of wedding planning for me and my now-husband. We looked all over and when we finally settled on a spot, there were never-ending questions and confusions for us to tackle. Very few newly engaged couples are used to confusing contracts and policies, so before you sign that precious paper yourself, make sure you cover all of these topics - in writing - so you can proceed with the planning feeling confident and excited about what's...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Elegant + Fun Innercity Elopement in Berlin

Botanic Art you sure have a way with florals. For this marsala hued beauty has found it's pretty lil' way onto every single one of our Pinterest boards, and for good reason! It's the type of pretty that deserves applause, which is why we've asked this petal mastermind to breakdown this beauty of a bouquet, below!

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What to Do When You Love the Man But Hate the Ring

I'd all like to think that when the perfect man gets down on one knee and asks me to be his forever, I won't care what the ring looks like. But, if I'm going to be wearing one ring for the rest of my life, I should love it, like really love it, right? Yes, you're marrying the man (or woman) and not the ring, but...

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#SMPwedding101: Secrets Your Wedding Photographer Wants You to Know

We fret over dresses and first dance slip-ups but as brides-to-be, we all sometimes need to take a little step back and breathe. Because let's not lose focus on why we're actually busy with all these DIYs and our never-ending to-do list. Anna of Bianco Photography is here to remind us of that. As a wedding photographer she's seen her fair share of celebrations and knows a thing or two about what's important on your special day -...

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Beach-Ready Swimsuits for a Hot Honeymoon

As I stalk Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' ultra-romantic beach vacation from my desk, all I can think about is how much I'd rather be on a beach sipping on a...

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Blogger Bride: Boxwood Avenue’s Tips on Translating Your Wedding Vision

Hi Style Me Pretty friends! It’s Chloe here visiting from Boxwood Avenue, and today I get to share one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process with you (design!), plus some great tips to keep in mind during the wedding planning process. We'll be talking planners - and why you need one! - plus a fun Q&A with the pros at A Savvy Event. Immediately after...

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10 Tips for Drama Free Seating Assignments

Oh, the task of assigning where your guests will sit as you wine and dine after your vows. Aunt Mary can't be near Uncle Frank, but Uncle Frank must be by cousin Ben; the "rules" and requests could go on forever. But we're all about making wedding planning fun, not stressful, and that includes removing the drama from the dreaded seating chart creation. Here's our top 10 tips for making it easy as can be! 1. Be Organized: As with all wedding planning tasks, it helps to be organized from the...

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Get A Bridal Glow + Masks For Every Skin Type

Hello, lovely ladies! Liz here from Sprouted Routes and today I’m talking about one of my favorite topics: skincare. I'm on a mission for clear, smooth, wrinkle-free, evenly colored, radiant skin, and for my wedding? All of that becomes even more important! Which is why I reached out to Marie Veronique skincare to to share a few of their go-to, make-at-home mask recipes to...

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Best Tips Ever on How to Write Your Own Vows

My husband and I wrote our own vows, and let me tell you it wasn't easy (but it was SO worth it)! Months leading up to our Big Day I kept stressing about writing the perfect prose, but then I realized - all I had to do was be honest. The toughest part about writing your own vows is finding a jumping off point, which is why we're sharing a few tips on how to get started below!

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You Said Yes to the Wrong Wedding Dress. Now What?

I've never been shy about my love for TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, and I'll be the first to admit that I fan-girled the first time I walked into Kleinfeld (how could I not?!)—the boutique is as magical as it looks on TV, and the consultants are just as lovely. But what happens after you say yes, especially if you start to wish you had said no?

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Bouquet Breakdown: Spring Inspired Photo Shoot

Here's hoping you didn't have plans today. because once you see this Bows and Arrows bouquet we have a feeling you'll want to fill those Pinterest boards pronto. A dreamy pairing of pastel petals, we think this handful of happiness may (or may not have) inspired...

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Wedding 101: The New Rules of Engagement Ring Etiquette

It's 2016, and the world is (thankfully) more modern than ever. But there are still some notions stuck in the past—like, the rules of engagement rings. Thankfully, our friends at Who What Wear are dispelling the outdated myths and giving them a much-needed update...

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Quick Tip: Photo Booth Location Options

Hands down, one of the funnest parts of any wedding? Dancing the night away and capturing silly and sweet moments galore in the photo booth. But why do these two highlights need to be separated? Boston Common Band is here to share their insider advice for making the most of both hot spots for your soiree so that not one monumental moment is missed (aka Uncle Larry pulling off a mean Dougie). From...

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Quick + Easy Tips on How to Create the Perfect Bridal Hairstyle

I'm here to tell you a little secret: that the most important accessory on your wedding day is your hair. So whether you choose a bridal up-do or rock a head full of loose waves, we've asked Mar of TEAM Hair And Makeup to share...

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