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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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Start Summer Right with these Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

I don't know about you but I'm ready to wine and dine outside! The temps and our hemlines are rising and everything has a bit more sparkle. Pull out those picnic tables and get ready for an afternoon of outdoor fun and festivities with these wedding registry must-haves for your next backyard BBQ!

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How Not to Be the Bride Who Overshares on Social Media

Modern brides have the advantage of so many amazing social media platforms at their fingertips. From Pinterest to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so many more, it's never been easier to involve your people in the planning...

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The Perfect At-Home Workout To Get You Wedding Dress Ready

Every bride-to-be knows that time is a precious, precious thing. Between planning a wedding, working a full-time job and (keyword) trying to stay sane, squeezing in a workout can easily fall to the bottom of the...

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Wedding Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Summer

Whether you've got one wedding or ten on the calendar this summer, it's always an exciting time of year to celebrate. While you may be fussing over what to wear and those all-so-important guest dos and dont's, remember to have fun and take a few style notes from the front lines of wedding...

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How to Deal With Outside Opinions While Wedding Planning

There's no way around it, when planning a wedding you're bound to run into a few Negative Nancys. You know the type - the people dishing out unsolicited advice or better ways of designing YOUR day. Fear not brides because our girl Kristin Joy of Bridentity Crisis is here to teach you simple ways to tune out the haters and enjoy every second of the planning journey. From ...

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Advice After I Do: Editors’ Registry Tips

We've been there, done that. So looking back, what do us SMP editors' wish we'd done differently, or vice versa, what are we so proud of for doing right when it comes to registering for our weddings? With our own do's and don't still fresh in our minds, we have some words of wisdom to pass on to all brides-to-be out there embarking on the...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Romantic Pastel Copper Inspiration Shoot

The Southern Table, you just get us. Because this bouquet? Well, it's beyond perfect. In fact, it's so pretty that we're dedicating our entire morning to looking at it, and we invite you to do the same below. We're asked this powerhouse of petals to breakdown what makes up this pretty lil' posy and we've got it all waiting for you to discover!

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11 Things NOT to Do the Week Before Your Wedding

You've been planning this day for months (and dreaming of it for even longer) and the countdown has finally reached the single digits. Everything is falling into place and you have a backup plan for any potential mishap, so now is not the time to...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Elegant + Colorful Springfield Wedding

This bouquet makes me all sorts of happy. Why? Garden roses. Lots and lots of garden roses. Oh, and I simply can't forget those ranunculuses because those are a major fav too. Which is why we've asked the ever-so-talented He Loves Me Flowers to share the pretty that went into making this posy and we've got it all waiting for you below!

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#SMPWedding101 – Hosting Your Wedding at a Restaurant

Florals and gorgeous gowns are obvious essentials to a fabulous wedding but let's not forget the cuisine... the surest way to your guests hearts is through their stomachs after all. We're big fans of hosting your "I do's" at a favorite restaurant and L'Andana Grill agrees, and are happily sharing the reasons why you should be saying yes to your go-to dining destination when looking for just the right venue! Reason #1 A...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Rustic Bohemian Bridal Inspiration

What's better than a handful of blooms? How about a handful of heavenly blooms perfectly curated by Reverie Made. Nowww we're talking. For not only does this posy of petals appeal directly to our love of saturated hues, but it's also got a few pretty florals the mix that we haven't even heard of. Unreal, I know. See it all below!

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