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Outdoor Entertaining Tips

While the suggestions in this story from The Washington Post are not specific to weddings, there’s a lot of inspiration to be taken from these ideas. For example, if you’re planning a casual outdoor reception, put blankets and pillows on ...

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DIY Hanging Vases

Talk about creative — and beautiful! We love this DIY hanging vase idea from Jade and Ron over at WeddingBee.com. Bride Jade took glass hanging vases in a couple of different shapes and filled them with flowers and beads to ...

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Consignment Queen

Stroll through your local thrift or consignment store and scan through the classifieds, and you’re likely to find a number of wedding dresses looking for a second chance to shine. And if you’re a bride on a tight budget, buying ...

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Photos that Pop

You want great engagement photos, but a special photo session to get them is just not in your budget. Follow some simple tips from the pros — choose the right time of day, don’t dress matchy-matchy, pick a unique location ...

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A Good Thing

Making your own cake? Enlisting the culinary skills of a relative or friend? Domestic guru Martha Stewart shared her versatile vanilla cake recipe on the Today Show this morning. The cake is simple — and easy to make into a ...

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Green Week: Honeymoons

Extending your green wedding planning into your honeymoon? Here are two ways to go about it: The first is to choose a destination that is eco-friendly, whether that be a hotel, cruise or resort. The second is to honeymoon close ...

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Green Week: Favors

One of the easiest ways to “go green” at your wedding is to give environmentally friendly favors. You can choose favors made in an eco-friendly way; for example, look for recycled products, items made from sustainable materials, or items made ...

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Green Week: Reuse, Reuse, Reuse

Want to save money and do something kind for the environment? Make your decorations and bouquets do double duty! Ask a trusted friend or family member to take the decorations and flowers from your ceremony site over to the reception ...

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DIY Gift Boxes

Want to package your favors in cute boxes but not finding anything to your liking? Make your own! MonkeySee.com expert Mary Gallagher-Stout walks you through the process of making a box that has a paper bottom and a clear top. ...

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Saving Your Bouquet

Preserve the flowers from your bouquet right, and you’ll have a beautiful reminder of your wedding day. Expert Carol Macht of Forever Yours Preservation and Framing in Savage, MD, shows you how to properly preserve your flowers and then walks ...

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