The Lifecycle of Love and Money

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  Source   For this blog post, we’re going to discuss something almost everyone wants. It can bring great joy or great pain, but it can be awkward to talk about. We’re of course referring to… wait, is this post about love or money? Oh, both? Yeah, it’s both. Every couple is going to have […]

Staying Healthy During the Stress of Wedding Planning

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  It is no secret that wedding planning can take a toll on a person. Whether you’re planning a big wedding or a smaller affair, there is much to be done by a hard deadline. You don’t want to look back at this time of your life and only remember the stress or countless hours […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Wedding Vendors

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Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision-making, especially when hiring wedding vendors. Since suppliers play a crucial role in creating your dream wedding, knowing the most common mistakes to avoid when choosing wedding vendors can save you from any wedding horror stories. Pushing through with bookings without meetings, reading contracts, asking for samples, and […]

4 Reasons to Play Music During Your Engagement Session

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It can sometimes be nerve-racking to have your professional engagement photos taken. With jitters, you may end up not posing properly or looking your best in front of the camera. This is why there are various reasons to play music during your engagement session — whether it’s to loosen up or energize the set. 4 […]

What Will Your Guests Really Remember About Your Wedding?

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There is an endless supply of decisions to make for your wedding, some big and some small. It’s important to start with the basic idea of what your guests will remember about your wedding. The best way to answer the question is to think back about weddings you’ve attended. What do you really remember the […]

The Only Trends that Count

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Now more than ever, there are many ways to have a wedding. There are more ways than ever to get ideas for your Chicago wedding that others have used. You can read articles on The Knot, Wedding Wire, or on any social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, and hundreds of other sites. With all of […]

How to Include Music for Your Micro-Wedding

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  Because of COVID-19, weddings have now changed from 250 guests to 10-50 guests. Along with your gut count, many other aspects have been affected, including music. As you know from attending many of your friends’ weddings in years past, music is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Just because you’re doing […]

Smaller Wedding Tips

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Due to the current circumstances, there are many couples re-thinking their entire wedding plan. There is a mixture of emotions and questions running through our minds. Is the wedding date secure or need to be rescheduled? Are the venue and other vendors on board with changes? During this time of uncertainty, take a deep breath […]

Thinking of Rescheduling Your Wedding During the Virus? Read This First

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By David Rothstein Written 4.15.20 This is obviously a very difficult time for everyone. Trying to reschedule your wedding can certainly seem like a daunting task. Hopefully, this article will help you put together a plan for making it a much easier process. If you are a current bride and groom that is considering rescheduling, […]

Daughter Getting Married? Your Role On Her Big Day

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This article was first published on Dear.Ava Your daughter is overjoyed to begin the wedding planning process, and as the mother of the bride, you know that you play an important role in her big day. Of course, it’s key to talk to your daughter and her fiance about the role they’d like you to take in their […]

The Groom’s Guide to Gifting for the Guys in your Wedding Party

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So, you’ve just walked in the door from your bachelor party and you’re still a little bit high off of love! You are pretty lucky to have a great group of guys that are hysterical, loyal and ride-or-die.   At this point, you’ve done a lot of wedding stuff. You’ve probably tasted cakes, you’ve been […]

Stress-Free Tips to Your Perfect Wedding

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Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the wedding planning to-dos? Getting married to your special someone is going to be one of the best days of your life, and indeed, something to celebrate. However, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of planning. Take these tips into consideration when preparing […]