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5 Ways to Avoid Overspending for a Wedding

Between hiring professionals, renting a venue and feeding 50+ guests, sticking to your wedding budget can seem like a strenuous task. However, if you are diligent about spending within your budget, you will find that there are actually a lot of ways to save on what could otherwise be a very expensive day. Here are some money-saving tips to avoid over spending. Choose your Non-Negotiables Without a celebrity-sized wedding budget, you already know you'll have to cut back, but not on everything! If you really want the live band that was playing when you met your fiance to play at your wedding, go for it! Splurge on the band and spend less on somethings that are not as important to...

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10 Wedding Professionals to Follow on Instagram

{source} The search for beautiful and unique wedding ideas can get overwhelming. Rather than sifting through countless websites for inspiration, why not let inspiration come to you?! Instagram is such a fun way stay connected with family and friends but it's also a fabulous source for discovering talented wedding professionals! Their pictures offer a dose of creativity, a peek into their day to day, and a whole lot of pretty on your newsfeed. Check out the Instagram handles of these pros for some search-free ideas for your wedding day. @lovebythreeconcepts These ladies make everything from wedding invitations to personalized candy bags and offer party decor and rentals too!   @elisespieces22 Elise's cake designs are very fashion forward. Can't get enough...

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Sample Wedding Timeline: 5 Tips for Super Organized Brides

  When it comes to throwing your dream wedding, experts know best which is why I invited Esme, the talented wedding planner behind Bodamaestra, to give her top 5 tips on staying organized the day of your wedding. Esme started planning weddings in Mexico back in 2004 and has since moved her business to the US and is planning weddings for brides in the Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland area. If you're a bride that likes to do it all, below are Esme's top 5 tips to creating a wedding timeline and staying super organized on your wedding day! Creating a timeline for the day of your wedding is not only important but essential. It will give you details of all...

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3 Wedding Planning Tips for the Multicultural Couple

{source}   Today's wedding advice comes from California Wedding Planner, Melissa dos Prazeres-Silva of Prazeres Events. Born and raised in Dubai, it's easy to see why this talented wedding planner's specialty is throwing multicultural weddings. Multicultural couples may find themselves overwhelmed when deciding which cultural aspects to include in their wedding. Below are Melissa's 3 essential wedding tips for the multicultural couple: Couples that come from different cultures can celebrate their love in more than one way - whether you're planning one blended wedding or two completely separate weddings, here are some tips that every bride and groom need to keep in mind while planning their multicultural wedding: 1) Communicate Early & Clearly Before letting the families weigh in, the...

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Bridal Shower Games Your Guests Will Love

{source}   Now that the invitations are sent and the menu is set, the next step in planning the bridal shower is figuring out how to keep everyone entertained. Pleasing a group of all-ages and encouraging guests to mingle can seem like a daunting task! Although not a requirement, bridal shower games are the perfect icebreaker to get everyone socializing. You may have played your fair share of cliche games in the past, but these bridal shower games are fresh, fun and your guests will love them! How Old Were They How to play: Set up pictures of the bride and groom around the room at different ages in their lives. Hand out a sheet of paper to each guest...

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