6 Easy Ways to Detox at Home

Book and tea

Image Source Now is the perfect time to detox at home. All the excuses you’ve had in the past are gone: there are no business dinners, happy hours, networking events, weddings. Whatever got in the way of committing to a cleanse has been #cancelled. Why not take this time to take your vibration higher with […]

4 WAYS TO UP YOUR MOOD WHEN THE WEATHER IS DOWN

Umbrella in the snow

Image Source It’s officially #PSL season, which means it’s time to put on our cozy knits, binge watch Netflix, light a million candles, and excitedly cancel plans with friends. Even though we all look to fall and winter as a time to get hygge, the novelty of the season can wear off quickly as the […]

6 TIPS FOR GIFTING MONEY TO FAMILY MEMBERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Gift

Money is a go-to for many people when it comes to gift-giving. It’s not the most personal gift you could give, but if you’re not sure what the recipient would like, you can spare yourself from guessing incorrectly and allow them to spend the money however they choose.  However, the etiquette surrounding giving money as […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE REMOTE WORKING

Mother and child

As the world hunkers down to weather the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), work is shifting gears as well. In many industries, working from home (WFH) is going mainstream. It’s a smart way for companies to limit the potential exposure to the virus and keep employees safer while at the same time remaining productive. […]

POPPING THE OTHER QUESTION: WILL YOU BE IN MY WEDDING?

Bride and bridesmaids

It’s typical when a bride or groom asks their closest friends and family to stand by their side on their wedding day, that the occasion is marked. Men may take their hopefuls out for a drink, while women may have something ‘grammable they give to their potential bridesmaids. Either way, there’s been some kind of […]

Staying Healthy During the Stress of Wedding Planning

Bride and groom at gym

  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 […]

4 Reasons to Play Music During Your Engagement Session

Couple walking outside

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?

Thinking woman

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 […]

You Love Your BFF – Make Sure You Don’t Let Them Forget It

Happy bride and groom with guests

Written by DearAva.com Your best friend is there for you through thick and thin. Whether you regularly talk about how much you appreciate each other, or you have a more strong-and-silent sort of friendship, you know that your life is better because your best friend is in it. It’s easy to take the people we […]

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

Groomsman Gifts

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 […]

Wedding Planning For a Green Bride

Chicago Wedding Beautiful Outdoor Ceremony

Weddings are a beautiful celebration of love between two people committing to a lifetime of partnership, but often our partnership with mother Earth is forgotten about during the actual planning. By no means do you have to sacrifice style to plan your perfect wedding while also keeping the environment in mind. Here are a few […]

Words That Ring: 8 Ways to Say “Will You Marry Me?”

Chicago Bride and Groom To Be

You may have seen countless wedding proposals on celebrity gossip sites or on your friends’ social media. But none of them seem to truly fit you both as a couple. If you’re on a rut on unique wedding proposal ideas, fear not. We’ve listed eight wedding proposals for you to choose from. 1. A candlelit […]