Author: Sandy Malone

Make Easy Driftwood DIY Wedding Centerpieces

Lots of brides want to make DIY wedding centerpieces for the big day but choose something too complicated. You can save a ton of money by making DIY wedding decor – especially centerpieces – but it’s important to get everything figured out well in advance, so there are no unpleasant surprises in the week prior to your wedding. Today, I’m going to teach you how to make a really easy style of centerpiece that can be done way in advance if you choose your design elements carefully. The DIY wedding centerpieces featured in the picture above are made with...

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Bridal Shower Etiquette for Modern Brides

Bridal showers have become far more creative than they were when our mothers got married. The rules of bridal shower etiquette have relaxed a bit, and co-ed wedding showers that include the groom have become very popular. But as modern as things have become, there are some questions that seem to come up over and over again surrounding a few basic points of shower etiquette. I think most hostesses just want to make sure they’re doing things properly so the bride is pleased with the results, and brides who are asking don’t want to do something that could be...

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7 Awesome Co-ed Wedding Shower Themes

Bridal showers can be lots of fun to plan. Some are very fancy and traditional, but many surround wedding shower themes aimed at setting up the soon-to-be-married couple with things that they’re going to need in their household. Now that many couples are playing house long before they actually tie the knot, gift registries have expanded to cover far more aspects of the couple’s life than ever before. Twenty years ago, only department stores and specialty boutiques offered wedding gift registries. Now you can register for home improvement projects, patio furniture, camping gear, and so much more. If it’s...

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Why Venues Charge More for Weddings

Brides and grooms who have just begun wedding venue hunting quickly become familiar with a whole host of terminology and policies that they’ve never encountered before. It’s quite an educational experience for them. Many couples come away from their first venue hunting experience asking why some venues charge more for weddings than other events. Today, I’m going to attempt to explain that. No, it’s not a myth. And it’s not your imagination. It’s true. The vast majority of venues who permit weddings and receptions charge a higher premium for those events. That’s because weddings are higher maintenance than other...

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Alfred Angelo Won’t Be Delivering Any More Wedding Gowns

Alfred Angelo Bridal is leaving thousands of brides high and dry, without wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses that were ordered and already paid for, just weeks after promising to deliver on prepaid orders. I predicted this when they shut all their stores without warning a couple of weeks ago. Seriously, if they couldn’t even do a professional job of notifying clients that they were going out of business, did anybody actually expect them to keep their word about delivering dresses trapped in their shops and warehouses? That was never going to happen. When a business goes into bankruptcy, all the...

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