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Splurge or Save: What’s Worth Blowing Your Wedding Budget?

August 19, 2019

It goes without saying: weddings are expensive. From engagement photos to rehearsal dinner to the ultimate event, couples and their families invest loads of planning and dollars into their wedding day. How much to spend on what, though, varies from family to family. To be sure you don’t blow your budget, it’s helpful to choose […]

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35 Must-Have Songs for Every Wedding Playlist

August 6, 2019

There are certain songs that light up any crowd. You know – the classics, the sweet ones, the dance breaks. All of these tunes combine to make the greatest reception line up that will keep your dance floor packed all night long. Make sure to add these songs to your playlist; your guests will thank […]

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The South’s 5 Best Honeymoon Destinations

July 15, 2019

It’s no secret the South is full of charm, romance and warm temperatures throughout the year. From the Louisiana bayous to South Carolina’s Lowcountry, small towns, quaint cities and nestled getaways are ready to host your newly-wedded bliss. If you’re looking to honeymoon closer to home without forfeiting any of the dreamy vibes, look no […]

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5 Showstopping Fourth of July Cocktails

June 28, 2019

Whether you find yourself on a boat, out of town or on your porch, the Fourth of July offers a chance to unwind, relax and celebrate with a drink or two. No matter the celebration you’re in for this Fourth, here’s a list of cocktails that are sure to please any and all party guests. […]

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How to Give a Great Wedding Toast

June 10, 2019

Making toasts can be tricky. Between topics and length and who exactly should be toasting, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Whether you’re tempted to share embarrassing stories, write a tear-jerker or wing it completely, here are some tips to help make your toast the best yet. Keep it short and sweet. We all […]

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Destination Wedding Tips for Guests

May 29, 2019

Traveling to a far-flung (or maybe closer to home) location for a destination wedding this summer? Lucky you! Attending a destination wedding can be a fun and exciting event, but it also requires a bit of a time and energy commitment from guests. Here’s how to make the most of your trip. What will it […]

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How to be the Best Maid of Honor Ever

May 10, 2019

Congrats on being asked to be a maid of honor! This is a big deal — the maid of honor is critically important to the wedding. Think of yourself as the bride’s right hand woman. She will depend on you for several tasks, including planning the bachelorette party, making sure the bridesmaids dresses get ordered, […]

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Featured Vendor: Stems & Styles

April 28, 2019

Owner/designer Suzanne Martensen launched Stems & Styles in Homewood 10 years ago, and her lush, pastoral designs are more in demand than ever. Martensen says she “loves a love story,” and her fresh eye for floral whimsy and romance makes every bride’s big day dreams come true.

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6 Delicious Easter Recipes

April 8, 2019

Easter dinner is a perfect time to say out with the old and in with the new. Celebrate this time of renewal by trying a new dish that is sure to become a family favorite. We’ve rounded up a few Easter recipes we think are worth a try this year. A “secret ingredient” elevates these […]

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Bridal Shower Etiquette Guide

March 28, 2019

The bridal shower is one of the most fun pre-wedding events. It’s an event where you can bond with the wedding party and the bride’s family and friends. Are you planning to host or attend a bridal shower this spring? Get the etiquette 411 here so you can have the best bridal shower ever. 1. […]

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