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Spill Those Wedding Registry Secrets!

There's nothing we enjoy more than brunch with our ladies and spilling secrets over croissants and coffee. Girl talk is essential - especially during the wedding planning process when everything can become overwhelming within seconds. Including wedding registries. But since we all can't gather together this morning (though, how great would that be!?), we're hosting a...

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#SMPWedding101 – Photo Album Tips + Trends

I just received my own wedding album (!!!!) so I fully appreciate the time and talent that went into creating something that I'll treasure for the rest of my life. But I'm also aware that when beginning the album process, well, it can be a bit overwhelming. The Album Room is here to help all you brides (and newlyweds) out there so you're better informed and prepared. After all, your album is the last piece of the puzzle and deserves just as much attention as...

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See SMP in the Latest ‘Charleston Weddings’ Issue!

We've had a longtime love affair with the pretty happening over at Charleston Weddings, so when an opportunity to collaborate on their latest Fall-Winter 2016 magazine came about, we jumped on it. Inside the issue, you'll find an exclusive Style Me Pretty section that we've custom-designed for the Charleston bride including a real elopement, inspo for your bachelorette weekend...

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The Pros + Cons of Having Kids At Your Wedding

When it comes to hashing out the details of the big day, every couple has to make the guest list decision: kids welcome or adults only? It's not always an easy question to answer, and today we're weighing the factors to consider on both sides of the coin to help you make the choice that best fits your wedding vision. Grab your pro/con list and let's get to it... CON: Meltdown Potential

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Inexpensive Wedding Details That Make a Big Impact

Designing your dream wedding on a budget is easier said than done. Especially when you want a celebration that your guests will be talking about long after the last dance. But fear not, savvy brides, because our editors are sharing inexpensive details that can make a serious impact. Trust us, you'll want to...

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A Blogger Turned Bride: Meet Mackenzie of Design Darling

To simply state that Mackenzie of Design Darling is ah-dorbs would be putting it mildly. For not only is she as sweet as a summer peach, but she's got style for days and her love story? Well, it's truly spellbinding. From their Tinder beginnings to their walk down the aisle, our newest blogger bride will be sharing every bit with us and we've got the engagement story waiting for you below! From Mackenzie of...

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Top 10 Wedding Registry Items At Macy’s

Curating your registry is, hands-down, one of the most exciting parts about planning your Big Day. You've found the one, now it's time to build a life together and the perfect place to start is your wedding registry. While there are literally thousands of amazing items to choose from, Chie of...

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#SMPWedding101 – Calligraphy Pricing Decoded

We've stumbled upon some confusion when it comes to calligraphy styles and pricing but thankfully Carla Hagan is here to help sort it all out. You see, not all calligraphied envelopes and escort cards cost the same - it depends on the style you're choosing for your big day. Carla Hagan Designs recently conducted a survey and her results (below!) helps it all make more sense - because we all know, mixups...

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5 Tips to Throw a Fab Bachelorette Weekend On a Budget

One of the best things about being a bride is coming up with any excuse to wrangle up your gals. But let’s face it, sometimes we've got to celebrate on a budget. There are so many easy ways to save a little cash along the way, and today we're sharing how to throw that fabulous bachelorette weekend without forcing your bridesmaids into bankruptcy. Keep it local From college roomies to primary school BFFs, we all have those close girlfriends from all over the globe. Pick a spot that’s...

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Introducing Style Me Pretty The Wedding App!

If you were under the impression that today was just another Monday, think again because we're unveiling a HUGE secret we've been dying to share. Allow us to introduce you to your new best friend (and our new baby): Style Me Pretty The Wedding App. Modern brides know that wedding planning is a non-stop process and while albeit fun, it's not exactly fluid. Which is why we've crafted the chicest and easiest...

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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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