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Spring Date Ideas

Spring is finally here!! And we are bringing you some fun Spring Date Ideas.
After a long and cold winter season, it’s important that you get out to enjoy some date nights or days with your significant other or spouse. After all, it’s a great way to get some fresh air and sunshine together and enjoy some happiness after being cooped up for a long winter season. It doesn’t matter what type of couple you are, each of these spring date ideas will give you a way to enjoy each other’s’ company no matter what your style or idea of date night is. Make a list and check each one off before spring is over! Is the weather not quite warm, and it still feels like winter? Check out our Winter Date Ideas!

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Couples Game Night-Fun Games for Couples to Play at Home

Couples Game Night always makes the best Date Night, and it helps save money too! When you’re strapped for cash and don’t have the money to go out for date night, staying in and having a fun and competitive game night, with couple games to play at home, is always a good idea.  B and I have just started to get back into Game Nights, and I forgot how much fun we always have. So, if you’re looking for a fun date at home, here are some of our favorite games for date night.

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Winter Date Ideas

Looking for great Winter Date Ideas, but you want to stay indoors? We’ve got you covered! Need some Winter Date Night inspiration? We have some fun date ideas all ready to go. Don’t let the cold keep you locked up inside and bored out of your mind. Here are some fun winter dates you can enjoy with your sweetie!

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Who to Invite to Your Wedding

Writing your guest list and figuring out who to invite to your wedding can be one of the most daunting tasks of planning a wedding. And yet it is probably one of the first things you should do when you start planning too. You’ll need to know how many people you are going to invite to your wedding before deciding what type of wedding you will have. There are many factors that go into figuring out your guest list, so we’re here to help you figure it out. 

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Everything you need for your Save the Dates

Ahh! We got our Save the Dates in from Minted and couldn’t be more excited!! This is all really happening and as soon as we dropped our beautiful Save the Dates in the mail, it became even more real. After we secured our venue in Southern California, the Save the Dates were our next step, so we could let family know to start making plans to come to our wedding. And ordering from Minted was such a breeze, and we ended up with everything we wanted! 

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How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses your girls will love

“Always a Bridesmaid…Never a Bride.” I’ve been in my fair share of weddings as a bridesmaid, and now its my turn to be a bride! You always hear horror stories of dresses the brides pick out for her bridesmaids, and I have experienced one myself.  Sometimes brides don’t necessarily think of their bridesmaids wants when picking their dresses, but now, some brides are much better at allowing their Bridesmaids to choose their dresses or at least give some input.  I always wanted to be the bride who let her girls pick a dress they would love and feel beautiful in…and most importantly comfortable.  So, when Amsale reached out to work with us, I was over the moon, because I fell in love with their styles, and I could see a perfect dress for each girl.  

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Destination Wedding Planning Advice- Sandals Resorts

So I just want to say before I go into bullets that I am very happy with our decision to do the sandals wedding. Our wedding team, our photographer, videographer, and the amazing ladies who did our hair and make up seriously made our day extra special. I have never been to a sandals resort before this but I will definitely be going back and I know that Sandals Grande St Lucian will hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life. The wedding and the whole vacation itself was life changing and magical. I wouldn't change it for the world.

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Wedding Planning Advice - Fairytale Wedding

1.  Embrace the Nerves 

My girls and I got ready in the venue and had tons of snacks to eat the morning of, while the others were getting hair/makeup done. It was a very emotional morning, I was sooo nervous and kept crying and shaking… but as soon as we were pronounced husband and wife all my nerves instantly went away! 

When I got into my dress, I had only my mom and sisters in the room with me which I loved, and then we did a surprise reveal to my bridesmaids it was a really cute moment!

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Wedding Planning Advice -Fun and Colorful Wedding

1.  Accept help! 


My wedding was absolutely incredible, and would not have been that way without the help of my family, friends, and even some strangers! I was 1,300 miles away throughout the entire planning process, so allowing help was not an option for me. We didn’t have a coordinator, but everyone pitched in to plan, set up, and tear everything down. 

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Wedding Planning Advice From Brides -Mountain Wedding

1.   Have the wedding that speaks to you.

Canmore Alberta is our favorite cozy mountain town, and getting engaged on the top of a mountain there made it the perfect place for us to get married. With Canmore being an 8 hour drive from home, it likely wasn't a popular choice at first for many of our family and friends. Once we spotted the venue of our dreams, there was no going back, and we decided we would absolutely NOT settle on a different venue. Having a wedding in our hometown would have been the easy option, but we knew we would look back and regret not having the wedding of our dreams, in our favorite place.

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Wedding Planning Advice From Brides - Southern Elegance

1.  Set a budget and Secure your Venue and Photographer ASAP!

The most important step in wedding planning is setting a reasonable budget. There are many apps like “Wedding Wire” and “The Knot” to assist you with budgeting and wedding timelines. Be reasonable with your budget.  The worst thing is to start off your new union in debt! When your budget is set, you have an idea of the type of Venue and Photographer you could want for your special day. Do your research but try to book early, as most places are all booked up months or even years in advance.

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Best Amazon Wedding Veils for Cheap

Ever wonder about buying your Wedding Veil on Amazon?!  There are so many things you can buy on Amazon to save you money!  However, buying things online can be scary...sometimes its hard to know what you're going to get.  But with the crazy prices some bridal salons are charging, brides are often wondering if it's even worth it to buy a veil.  Well, thanks to Amazon, (and lots of our research), we've put together a list of real brides who have had success with their Amazon veils.

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Advice From Brides- Summer Romance Wedding

1.  Find your Budget! (and stick to it!) 

As tempting as it is to just start planning, establishing a budget is an absolute must.  Get everything out in the open with what you can spend and if your parents or future in-laws will contribute.  If you aren't happy with your budget, maybe that means a longer engagement.  But just remember that there is an AMAZING wedding for every budget. 

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Advice From Brides- Golf Course Wedding

1. VIDEOGRAPHER- GET ONE!!! 

Still photos provide an image of a moment in time, but wedding videos capture both movement and sound. With a wedding video, you’ll be able to hear your spouse gasp during your first look, your dad’s toast and your mom’s laughter. You’ll be able to watch your first kiss as newlyweds, your first dance, and your grandmother’s amazing dance moves. For as beautiful and artistic as still photos can be, they cannot capture motion or sound—which makes a wedding video a must-have. 

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Bridesmaid Proposal Box Ideas

Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes are such a fun new trend.  Now that you’ve got your celebration on, with your own Bridal Box Subscription, and you’re getting use to your new bride status...it’s time for, what I believe to be, one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning process...asking your bridesmaids to stand up with you as you say “I do”. Your bridesmaids are the girls in your life who are there for you during the crazy wedding planning phase. “Back in the day”, brides simply asked their girls to be bridesmaids, but now...there’s a fun trend to ask with a fun gift...also known as a “bridesmaid proposal.”  I personally love this trend, as I get to give my girls a special gift while I ask them to stand up with me as I marry my best friend. 

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Wedding Planning Advice for a Boho Wedding

1.  YOU DO YOUR THING GIRL.

I spent a year planning our wedding and at the start it was a completely different vision. Halfway through, I realized that I was planning a traditional wedding that would be just like every other wedding I was at, even though it didn't reflect what I had dreamt about my whole life. I am a free spirit and have my own unique tastes- I realized MY wedding wouldn't be traditional. Some of the things I changed were: *I went from having all matching traditional bridesmaids dresses to having all different mis-matched patterened, non-traditional dresses * I changed the flowers from just some uniform smaller bouquets to bright, fun, crazy wildflowers spilling out from every which way.

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding With Amazon

Looking to Save Money on your Wedding? Here are some awesome Amazon Deals to save you tons of money!
Is there anything you can’t find on Amazon? Amazon has everything from ebooks to Oreos. What you may not have considered though is that Amazon also has some of the supplies you need for your wedding. Everything from wedding invitations to candles can be found. Let’s take a closer look at things to order for your wedding on Amazon.

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Wedding Planning Advice From Brides Who Have Been There

1.  Invite who YOU want to invite, not who everyone says you should.

We struggled with the guest list the most. We are in our mid to late twenties so we still have lots of close friends and family friends that definitely added up when it came down to invite them all. We had invited 190, 175 had RSVPed and 165 came. We were a little upset that people weren’t more considerate about the fact that we pre payed for the plates but it didn’t interfere with the day at all. It took us over a week to realize they were missing.

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How to Plan a Fun Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour...the dreaded in between time after the ceremony and before the reception. Weddings are always amazing and mostly full of excitement all around. As fun as it is to be a part of your friends or loved ones special day, the cocktail hour in between can seem to drag on while the Bride and Groom take their photos.  But, your cocktail hour does not need to be the most boring hour of the day.  


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