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Registry Woes Remedied

It seems like a silly thing to get upset about – free stuff! – but deciding on what to register without murdering your fiance is more difficult than you might think. Here are some tips to help get you through it. Why You’ll Be Fighting You’ve got the scanner in hand, and you’re walking through your favorite stores just scanning what you want – but why did you just scan that? That color doesn’t even match our living room! This blender is clearly a much better value than that blender! Oh come on, the thread count on those sheets...

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A Thousand Cuts: Managing the Guest List

The guest list is a huge determinant on how your wedding is planned, how it plays out, and how you’ll remember it. Should you have a huge wedding or keep it as small as you can get it? What’s the best way to trim it down? How many mortal enemies are you likely to make? Here are some tips on ironing out the kinks in your Santa impression. Start Big There’s time to make cuts later: start by writing down everyone you would possibly want to invite, even if you’re almost certain they won’t make the cut later. Just...

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Unique Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

Everyone loves free stuff, and as long as you choose something other than selected Bible verses you want to share, your guests will love pretty much any party favor you offer them. Still, you can enhance your wedding’s theme and get an extra-big smile from your guests with a unique and memorable favor. Here’s a few of our favorites to consider. Custom Cocktail Kits You know all those miniature bottles of liquor at the cash register in the grocery store? Choose one you like and pair with it with a similarly small share of mixer, together with a tiny...

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Illuminating the Lightning Situation

One universal truth about weddings is that guests would like to see what’s happening. Even if you’re planning to hold the ceremony and reception both outdoors, you still need to think about lighting for accenting the overall decoration situation – and if you actually need to properly illuminate a space, the concerns are doubled. Here are some thoughts to get you started on choosing your lighting. Choosing the Right Source First thing is to take your dream wedding lighting and make sure it meshes with your venue. If you love candlelight, be sure your venue is okay with open...

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Wedding Budgeting 103: Venue

Your choice of wedding venue colors everything else around it: the food, the flowers, the decorations, and the general mood of the party. But a great venue doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank, and a unique choice can go a long way to creating lasting memories for you and your guests. Avoid Saturday Afternoons in Summer We’ll start with the easy one: avoid Saturday. It is by far the most popular day for weddings, and venues know it. Some may charge as much as a 50% premium over the slower days of Sunday and Friday. While it might...

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