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3 Must-Know Tips for Choosing Your Professional Makeup Artist

When it comes to getting prettied up for your Big Day, it's so, so important to choose a makeup artist that fits your personal needs. I mean, how often do you really get dolled up by a professional? I can count on one hand how many times I have and each experience yielded a different result. Enter makeup guru Carly Pribich. She's sharing her top three must-know tips to find your perfect match! 1. FIND AN ARTIST THAT FITS...

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Top 12 Questions to Ask Your Caterer

Hands down, one of my absolute favorite parts of planning my wedding has been working with our on-site caterer to select our menu, cocktails and do the tasting. But I also realized just how important it is to be on the same page as your caterer—from the style of service you choose to where your food is sourced. So we've partnered up with one of the greats in the industry, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering (who've been whipping up gorgeous...

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Top 10 Alternative Wedding Gifts for the Couple That Has Everything!

We love the gift of giving and wedding season is no exception. While there are plenty of wedding-worthy ideas for your favorite couple, choosing the perfect one can be be a little tricky. Thankfully, Emily of Bespoke Bride has rounded up a list of 10 fabulous gift ideas that are the perfect reminder for their journey into wedded bliss!

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How to Care for Your Engagement Ring

Whether you're a proud owner of some shiny new left-hand bling (yay!) or you've been sporting your gem for months or even years, you're going to want to tuck this info-packed feature away for safe keeping. From insuring to sizing, cleaning and everything in between, custom designer Josh Levkoff is sharing everything you need to know about keeping your...

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Inspired By: Cameron Diaz’s At-Home Wedding

It's no secret home is where the heart is. And today, we're taking inspiration from one of our favorite Hollywood girls whose California casa played setting for her recent "I dos" to Benji Madden (we're looking at you, Cameron D!). Indoor to outdoor, glam to handmade, we've gathered up some of our favorite ideas to show you just how fun an at-home affair can be.

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DIY Floral Ampersand

When it comes to celebrations, sometimes it's the smallest details that can make the biggest statement. With major staying power, the ampersand is - without a doubt - my favorite logogram and today we're giving it an organic Valentine's-inspired makeover. The perfect addition to any fête, this sweet signage makes a statement.

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The ABC’s of Wedding Registry

If you're looking for a little advice when it comes to registries, look no futher m'dear! While registering for your wedding can feel a little overwhelming, we're out to make the process a whole lot smoother and enlisted the help of our Style Me Pretty contributor Rustic Wedding Chic to break down the process from A to Z.

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10 Unique Items for Your Registry

Hi Brides! Angela here from Saffron Avenue bringing you a helpful little post on out-of-the-box registry picks! We all have our standby favorites when it comes to registries, but take it from me - getting a unique gift from your guests makes it that much more exciting. Especially those extra fun gifts that keep on giving. See below for my top ten items to add to your list, stat!

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Cozy Welcome Bags to Treat Your Guests

There's nothing better than being greeted by a bag o' goodies once you arrive for a fun wedding weekend! And the perfect welcome bag can make your guests feel right at home with all of the day's essentials. Infuse a personal touch by adding treats that are locally sourced, special to you as a couple, or are unique finds for your guests! Watch below as Abby Larson shows you her favorite tips for building the coziest welcome bags- ever!

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7 Tips To Get A Perfect Bridal Glow

Pretties, get ready to take notes or better—pin this one for safe keeping, because we're talking about the 'glow'. That perfect bridal glow that we all want on our Big Day and its recipe for success. With seven incredibly helpful tips on how to get your skin in prime shape, Artistry By Danika is letting us in on all her secrets. From...

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DIY Wedding Planning Kit

When I received my own sparkler last year, I didn't quite know where to start. I knew organization was key, but 100% wish this package o' bridal goodies was dropped off at my door. It's a wedding planning kit that takes all the guesswork out of those early stages, and whether you put it together for yourself or a friend, it's got every must-have a bride-to-be could ask for - gold confetti included. [avery_logo]...

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How to Address a Wedding Invitation

You may or may not have noticed we're a bunch of paper junkies around these parts, but when it comes to the invitation logistics? Well, that can be tricky territory. Learning the right way to address the invitation is one of our brides' FAQs, so we pulled together this quick how-to to make sure your invites make the perfect (and prettiest!) first impression.        ...

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Wedding Dress Shopping Survival Kit

Shopping for your wedding gown is a cause for celebration and here at SMP, we've been known to ogle over a dress or two. Speaking as a bride-to-be, finding the dress is memorable beyond measure, and it's best to go in prepared. With our easy step-by-step guide, you'll have a tote full of goodies and sustenance, the perfect kit that'll have you ready to say "Yes!" to your dress. [avery_logo]...

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A DIY Floral Ombre Centerpiece

When it comes to wedding décor, fresh, colorful blooms are our #1 go-to. From bright punchy hues, to subtle shades of pastel, show-stopping centerpieces are a perfect way to add interest to your tablescape. Try your hand at this easy ombré DIY and we guarantee your guests will want to stop and smell the roses.  ...

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Wedding Day Beauty with Molly Sims

Remember that time we got an inside peek - part one & two -when supermodel extraordinaire Molly Sims tied the knot? Well today Molly is back and spilling her beauty secrets for wedding day and beyond in her new book ...

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3 Unique Wedding Registry Ideas

There's nothing more exciting than creating a registry for your newlywed life ahead...but looking for something other than the run-of-the-mill china sets? We've got you covered! Maggie Lord of Rustic Wedding Chic is popping by to share three awesome alternatives to the traditional registries without a department store scanner in sight. TRAVEL REGISTRY Perfect for: The couple that has lots of wanderlust and not much...

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DIY Wrapping Paper Envelope Liners

Hi friends, Angela here from Saffron Avenue bringing you a quick and easy DIY envelope liners! Since we all tend to stock up on wrapping paper around the holidays, I wanted to incorporate that into my Christmas cards this year as envelope liners. I'm using some custom wrapping paper I've made, but as we know...

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DIY Leftover Treat Boxes

They say that the smallest details make the longest lasting impressions. Send your guests home with a little something sweet, tucked neatly inside these adorably whimsical treat boxes - and they will most definitely be stopping by for more! Check out our Holiday Mag for even more ideas on how to be the hostess with the mostess this year. [avery_logo] Treat boxes (we used...

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Golden Hour Tutorial: How To Get Magical Wedding Photos & Video

It should come as no surprise that we're wedding photography and film junkies 'round these parts. After all, this little 'ol blog is fueled by pretty imagery and film. So today, we've teamed up with the talents at Epic Motion and Curtis Wiklund Photography to chat about the prime time of your wedding day to capture those magical, sunlit moments: Golden Hour. [iframe...

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Favorite Color Palettes for Winter Weddings

Just because a wedding takes place during the time most noted for holiday festivities doesn't mean we should be left with only shades of red and green. We stepped out of the box and gathered a stunning collection of color palettes for these chilly months ahead, from sparkling shades of champagne to classic beauties like navy. So grab some hot cocoa and settle in for some warm winter inspiration right this way. P.S. more winter wedding goodness:...

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