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Something Old, Something New…

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Wedding Advice

Bridal Brooch Bouquet

Every bride-to-be is familiar with the tradition of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on her wedding day. It actually comes from an English poem, and can be found in an 1871 short story:

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Men’s Style For Summer Weddings: 3 Trendy and Timeless Ideas

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

Breaking news: Men care a lot about how they look, they just hide it well. (Except for Kanye West, we all know how amazing he thinks he is…) Especially on their wedding day. The guy who is perfectly content to go out to dinner in jeans and his old college t-shirt wants to be uncharacteristically pulled together on his wedding day. Brides have a million options, from classic to cutting edge, and can be overwhelmed by the decision making process…but it’s a process they revel in. Men, on the other hand, don’t always know how to pull the look they want together, or what they can do to accessorize the perfect tux in a way that makes them feel like a million bucks.

Fear not! Here are 3 trends for summer that are easy to love.

1. The Bow Tie

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Bow ties are smart and even a bit whimsical. There’s something about them that implies intellectualism and modern preppiness.

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Will You Hashtag Your Wedding, Or Ban Social Media? Both Sides Of The Coin.

Friday, May 23, 2014 | Jewelry Worry Free Weddings

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting married this weekend, and despite her affection for the spotlight, she’s decided to ban posting on social media by her guests. Allegedly, the couple has gone so far as to have contracts drawn up.

“The contract bans guests from uploading anything on social media, taking any pictures and even talking about the big day with friends and family who weren’t invited to the wedding”, a source reveals to the Daily Star.

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On the flip side, a recent survey done by David’s Bridal reveals that fewer than 15% of brides would go so far as to ban the use of social media on their big day. The W Hotel in New York even offers a “Social Media Wedding Concierge.” According to the W, “the concierge will also be responsible for creating a ‘wedding blog’ leading up to the big day, as well as posting Vines and Instagrams under your special hashtag. Just be sure to remind them that you prefer the ‘Mayfair’ filter.”

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Writing Your Wedding Vows? Read This First!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

In a romantic moment of excitement and pure bliss, you both decided you want to write your own vows. No pressure! You’re only going to recite these words to the love of your life, in front of everyone who means the most to you both… No big deal, right? WRONG! Before you start pricing ghostwriters, we’ve got some pointers and ideas that are sure to get the creative juices flowing.

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First of all, relax a little. You aren’t going to find the right words while racking your brain. You’ll come to them by expressing naturally just what you’re feeling. A great exercise that will help you get started: Free writing!

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5 Great Creative and Unique Grooms Gift Ideas For Brides

Monday, May 12, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.”

~  Thomas à Kempis

Many couples choose to give each other a special gift to commemorate their love on their wedding day, and you may be racking your brain trying to figure out what you can give your groom that will touch his heart and tickle his fancy. Now that he thinks he has it all (he has you!), what on earth do you give him?

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It’s all about being meaningful, so it’s not what you spend that counts here. No matter your budget, you can find a personal way to show your groom how much he means to you. Here are 5 ideas that we hope will inspire you and get your creativity flowing!

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How To Plan The Perfect Romantic and Memorable Proposal

Friday, May 2, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

Worry Free Weddings: Interview With The Proposal Planner™, Sarah Pease

You may have seen Sarah Pease on The Today Show, ABC Nightline, or the E! Network sharing her expert advice and commentary on marriage proposals and engagement. From elaborate proposals on the big screen in Times Square with a private serenade by American Idol celebrity Katherine McPhee, to more intimate ones like a log cabin in the French Alps and a glamorous yacht in Miami, she is the go-to person for dream marriage proposals. We snagged a bit of her time to bring her experience and insight to our blog in an interview we hope will get your imagination going.

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Get Inspired And Creative With Your Wedding Logo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

If you ever practiced writing your first name and his last name in the margins of your notebooks in high school, you’ve already got a little bit of experience with wedding logo design. No, really! Jack + Jill, J&J, Jill Hill, Mrs. Jack Hill, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hill… Now you’re all grown up and you’ve found The One, no more scribbling! Except… One of the first things you’ll want to start thinking about when planning your big day is your wedding logo (sometimes referred to as a wedding monogram). It’s the first impression made on your guests of the tone you’re setting for the big day. Is the feel you’re going for with your wedding planning whimsical? Classic? Modern? Your logo should encapsulate that feeling, without competing with the other elements that pull everything together.

Wedding Logo Inspiration

(Check out our Pinterest board for more Wedding Logo Inspiration!)

Where do I get a logo?

Your best bet for getting an amazing wedding logo would be to hire a graphic designer. Reviewing portfolios will give you an idea for the type of designs they are capable of and will help you choose the right person for the job.

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The Best Advice For Choosing & Working With Wedding Vendors

Friday, April 4, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

Worry Free Weddings: Interview With Jess Levin of Carats & Cake

Our “Worry Free Weddings” series continues! We sat down with Jess Levin, Co-Founder of Carats & Cake, to get the lowdown on how to choose the best wedding vendors, and what to expect from the experience of working with them. It can be overwhelming to sort through countless websites for wedding planners, florists, photographers, caterers… In this post, we cut through the noise.

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Lavalier: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Jess! For our readers who aren’t familiar with Carats & Cake, can you tell us about it?

JL: Carats & Cake is the best place to find local vendors to turn your wedding vision into reality. We feature real weddings and provide direct access to the vendors reviewed by the couples. So, you can not only fall in love with an image of a stunning floral arrangement, but also you can click through and contact that vendor for your own wedding.

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The 3 Free Apps Every Bride Needs To Get Now

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | Worry Free Weddings

Worry Free Weddings: The Apps Edition

Planning one of the most important days of your life can be a bit overwhelming. NO PRESSURE! 😉 I know, I know, we’re putting it mildly… We thought we’d do you a solid by curating some of the most useful and fun things we’ve come across that will keep planning a pleasure, and keep you out of the Bride-zilla zone. Binders bursting at the seams with pages ripped from magazines aren’t exactly the best way to go: The first in a series, today’s post focuses on apps that will keep you organized, prioritized, and… excited about your day. Your fiance, family, and friends will thank us.

Erm, will thank you… You!

Wedding Party:

WeddingParty

Not only is Wedding Party beautiful to look at (and free!), but it’s got a ton of features that will add another dimension to your wedding experience – for both you and your guests.

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