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Happy summer!

Today is the first day of summer, and if you’re planning a summer wedding celebration, you can’t go wrong with a garden-themed affair. For inspiration, feast your eyes on this gorgeous real wedding with a French-inspired garden look. From the ...

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Love those curves!

If you’re anything larger than, say, a size 8 or 10, you might feel left out when you browse through the wedding magazines and look through the racks at bridal salons. Everything seems geared toward stick-thin brides, and let’s face ...

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DIY Vintage Centerpieces

Here’s proof you don’t have to be crafty to make your own centerpieces. This bride scoured garage sales, flea markets, and antique stores for interesting glass pieces that she could use as vases and candleholders. Grouped together on silver metal ...

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Bottoms Up!

If you’re not sure what to do about the bar at your wedding, how about offering a selection of special drinks? The folks at the Brides.com Wedding Bits blog have added a twist to some favorite drinks to make them ...

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Send us your pictures!

If you’re a newlywed who was married Southern Maryland, we want to see your wedding pictures! We’re currently collecting pictures for our twice-yearly cover picture contest. Our panel of judges will comb through the entries to choose finalists, and those ...

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A Look Back

If a vintage wedding is in your plans, you won’t want to miss this retrospective of wedding photos from 1960 through 1999. From dresses to hairstyles to colors, it’s fun to see how things have changed — and what should ...

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Pretty Paper Cups

Serving cupcakes at your wedding and want to spruce them up a little? Make the treats a centerpiece at your reception by creating your own cupcake wrappers. Download the template from DIYBRide.com and then print it out onto your favorite ...

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J. Crew’s New Bridal Boutique

If you were excited when J. Crew launched its wedding line, you’ll be ecstatic to learn that the clothing company has opened a bridal and special occasions boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City, complete with a collection exclusive ...

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Fairy Princess for a Day

Little girls love fairy princesses, and your flower girl will feel like the belle of the fairyland ball when she walks down the aisle carrying an adorable fairy wand. A great alternative to a bouquet or basket of flower petals, ...

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Dress Fitting Tips

Once you’ve found the dress of your dreams, you’re not done yet! Chances are pretty good it will need alterations and that will require you to meet with your seamstress for a fitting or two. Take some time to prepare, ...

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