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5 Badass Bachelorette Party Ideas When Your Girl Squad Is Broke AF

5 Badass Bachelorette Party Ideas When Your Girl Squad Is Broke AF

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Being part of the bride tribe is a pretty awesome feeling. Between throwing an incredibly lit bachelorette party, to being there for the bride every step of the way as she plans for the big day, the bridesmaids certainly have their hands full. We all know weddings can be extremely expensive, especially if youre asked to be part of several celebrations throughout the summer. Lets just say your wallet will probably be looking pretty sad once September rolls around. But, you can still throw your bride-to-be an awesome bachelorette party, even if the entire girl squad is broke AF. Here are five bachelorette party ideas for when yourefuse to let being broke cramp the party vibes. 1. Classy Great Gatsby themed pool party This soiree will be nothing short of classy AF, complete with all of the...
21 Secrets Your Wedding Photographer Wants You To Know

21 Secrets Your Wedding Photographer Wants You To Know

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Lights, camera, action. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1409916544); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3437869").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409916544); }); View this image › Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. Let your photographer know about any quirks of the venue. View this image › thismodernlove.co.uk This Modern Love “This ceremony is in the Ulster Hall, in Belfast, which is a pitch-black space with crazy lighting, photographer Tim Tooth from This Modern Love told BuzzFeed. “I had to respond really quickly, adjusting the way I normally shoot. “I was really happy with the way things turned o...
Grooms Admit The Crazy Ways They’re Going To Surprise The Bride At The Wedding

Grooms Admit The Crazy Ways They’re Going To Surprise The Bride At The Wedding

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Some say the point of endlessly planning your wedding day to the T is soyou can then relax and dance the night away besides your hubby, friends and family members you only get to see a handful of times in your life. You work your butt off to make sure your vendors are booked and paid for, flower arrangements are approved weeks in advance and the dress fits like a glove before showtime, all in order to avoid any surprises. But what if your groom-to-be has something up his sleeve for you? If you think hes not planning something of his own for the big day, you mightbe wrong. Here are sixgrooms who kindly admitted to us the secret ways they plan to surprise their bride on the wedding day. 1.By hiring a magician during cocktail hour. I kept trying to tell my fiance how boring cocktail hour is...
These Top Honeymoon Spots Let You Leave Your Passport At Home

These Top Honeymoon Spots Let You Leave Your Passport At Home

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Like honeymoons, islands come in all shapes and sizes. There are large ones with vibrant cities,jewel-like hideaways with just one hotel, tropical havens lined with sandy beachesand ones better known for their history, cuisine andadventure activities. Another handy point of difference? Not all of them require a passport to visit. Right in the United States, there are islands boasting everything from classic New England charm to laid-back surfer chic. Find the right one for you and leave the passport at home. Puerto Rico Call it the ideal combination: In Puerto Rico, youll enjoy the excitement of exploring anew culture, cuisine and dreamy destination, all while saving some dollars and ditching your passport. Connected to the mainland US by over 1,300 direct flights a week, Puerto Rico i...
Picture of the Day: Weddings and Wildfire

Picture of the Day: Weddings and Wildfire

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WEDDINGS AND WILDFIRE Photograph by JOSH NEWTON Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog Michael and April Wolber had picked the perfect place for their outdoor wedding, Rock Springs Ranch in Oregon. The couple had been planning for ages for their special day with friends and family. But before April could walk down the aisle a number of firetrucks pulled up with sirens blazing. Not far away, the Two Bulls wildfire was growing and approaching. The firefighters alerted the wedding party that the ceremony had to be cancelled and all guests had to be moved to safety. After some deliberation the firefighters changed their mind and let the ceremony continue provided they do it quickly and retreat back to their reception location Bend’s Drake Park. [source] Deciding to make the best of ...
Here Are 5 Tips To Make Sure You Survive Your Friend’s Bachelorette Party

Here Are 5 Tips To Make Sure You Survive Your Friend’s Bachelorette Party

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Every bachelorette party should be epic and unforgettable for the bride-to-be. She’ll remember this celebration with her squad forever and so will you. What better way to celebrate the lead-up to her wedding day than going all out with extraordinary plans and details that she’ll totally fall in love with? Whatever kind of bachelorette party festivities you decide to organize for the bride, don’t skimp on the details…which include what you should be doing prior to the bachelorette party fun. Yoursquad should be fully prepared leading up to the celebration and throughout the party itself. To ensure your bride-to-be has the best time ever, it’s important she, along with her surrounding girl squad, survives the evening in one piece. If it’s a weekend-long ...
These 6 Easy Tips Will Make You Not Hate Being A Bridesmaid

These 6 Easy Tips Will Make You Not Hate Being A Bridesmaid

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Everybody knows that being a bridesmaid comes with a long laundry list of ugh-inducing moments: It can drain yourpersonal time, savings account and even levels of patience. Aroundthe age of 25, all my friends startedgetting engaged at the same time. I had no choice but to say yes to the bridesmaid dress. My weekends were scratched off with weddings, and my closet was filled with expensive dresses I would never in my life wear again. I began to view being a bridesmaid like a trip to the gyno: something I had to do, even if I was kicking and screaming on my way in. But being a bridesmaid doesn’t have to be terrible. Here are 6 tips to gettingyour frienddown the aisle without pullingyour hair out. 1. Talk to ex-bridesmaids. Being a bridesmaid feels like you've scored the supportin...
Young Woman Marries BF 2 Days After Learning She Has A Month To Live

Young Woman Marries BF 2 Days After Learning She Has A Month To Live

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Mary Ann Elston Photography Liza Heaton, 25, wanted nothing more than to spend her life married to her boyfriend, Wyatt. But last Thursday, Heaton learned her life wouldn’t be very long at all. Doctors estimated Heaton had one month to live following the return of her extremely rare and deadly form of cancer, synovial sarcoma. Heaton was devastated to learn of her fate and saddened her dream of marrying Wyatt would never materialize. Or so she thought. Upon learning the heartbreaking news, Wyatt rushed to grant his girlfriend’s biggest wish and called upon 100 relatives and friends to help plan an impromptu wedding. Just two days after the diagnosis, the pair wed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Shreveport, Louisiana. She’s since enrolled in a clinical trial at Johns H
6 Ways Bachelorette Weekends Suck So Much More Than Bachelor Parties

6 Ways Bachelorette Weekends Suck So Much More Than Bachelor Parties

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In recent years, bachelor and bachelorette parties have evolved from one last crazy night out to four-day long, destination escapades. Most people can see the logic in moving the party further away from the wedding, given our binge-drinking culture. Also, with so many friends spread out throughout the country who want to participate, why not choose a place that’s convenient for everyone? However, these changes to the protocol of a final fling weekend have had radically different effects on bachelor parties and bachelorette parties. Honestly, every girl feels a certain amount of dread when she gets that, Ladies, let’s make this the most special weekend for the bride-to-be email. Here are the reasons why: The Planning Process Bachelor Parties: The best man puts everything togeth...
8 Wedding Planners Reveal Everything Brides Do Wrong Before Their Big Day

8 Wedding Planners Reveal Everything Brides Do Wrong Before Their Big Day

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No matter how many wedding blogs you can read and hours you can spend scrolling up and down Pinterest boards for ideas that’ll up your wedding game, you may still find yourself making a handful of costly mistakes. Whether it’s spending too much money on things you don’t really need or convincing yourself you can plan your entire wedding yourself (while also working full-time), there will be a list of things you can and will do wrong before your wedding. To push away panic and anxiety, here are the confessions from eight top wedding planners about the things they’ve noticed that most brides do wrong before their weddings: 1. Thinking They Can DIY Their Whole Wedding The number one thing I see brides do is think they can do everything themselves. Planning a wedding...
These Are The Surprising Ways Planning A Wedding Makes You A Better Person

These Are The Surprising Ways Planning A Wedding Makes You A Better Person

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Planning a wedding is like going on a stressful, tiring, overwhelming, time-consuming and extremely expensive journey. You spend copious amounts of time researching local vendors and venues that are classy and affordable. You argue with your partner and your mother about the guest list, color schemes, seating arrangements and menu choices. And you don’t just simply pick a cake. You pick a cake flavor, a cake shape, a cake filling, a type of cake fondant, a cake stand and a cake topper… and that’s just the cake. When I first started wedding planning, I wondered who thought it was a good idea to begin marriage this way. But now, as I reflect on the end of this era, I realize the process of organizing a wedding can actually change you for the better. You gain important ski...
21 Easy Ways To Make A Bachelorette Party Memorable

21 Easy Ways To Make A Bachelorette Party Memorable

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For the bride AND the bridesmaids. View this image › 1. Create custom T-shirts with the number of years you’ve known the bride, or the upcoming wedding date. View this image › relaxpics.com 2. Make everyone a survival kit for the weekend, and fill it with all the essentials! View this image › etsy.com Or you can also buy the kits here. 3. Don’t forget the hangover kits too! View this image › etsy.com Buy a set of 20 here. 4. Instead of a real tattoo, slap on these custom fake tats. View this image › etsy.com 5. If you’re going somewhere sunny, these personalized shades for just $6.95 go a long way. View this image › etsy.com 6. These custom gift box kits can also be handed out to guests...
13 Fall Weddings That’ll Take Your Big Day To The Next Level

13 Fall Weddings That’ll Take Your Big Day To The Next Level

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Theres something incredibly romantic about tying the knot in the fall, am I right? Maybe its the rich, deep autumnal color schemes. Or could it be the flower arrangements complete with roses, eucalyptus leaves and dahlias? The location for an autumn wedding is most certainly a selling point. You cant go wrong planning the ceremony and reception at a winery, sunflower field or in a rustic barn in Vermont. Im the first one to admit getting married in the summer looks simply breathtaking, but nothing really beats an outdoor fall ceremony when the couple is surrounded by picturesque foliage. This time of year exudes romance, class and sophistication like no other. These 12 fall weddings will certainly take your special day to the next level and give you major inspiration. These bridesmaids dr...
What Happened At This Couple’s Wedding Is Unbelievable. Just Keep Looking In The Background…

What Happened At This Couple’s Wedding Is Unbelievable. Just Keep Looking In The Background…

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Most people plan weddings and hope the event goes off without a hitch. More often than not, there will be a handful of hiccups… but usually those hiccups aren’t large-scale, dangerous wildfires. When Michael and April Wolber were about to get married at Rock Springs Ranch in Oregon, a group of firetrucks pulled up. The Two Bulls wildfire was close to their location and headed straight for them. Instead of letting the bad news ruin their wedding day, the couple just zipped through their vows. As firefighters carefully watched over the event, the group sped up the wedding. It was still a beautiful ceremony. Even if there was a hin...
Anna Camp Married Her ‘Pitch Perfect’ Co-Star In A Real-Life Fairy Tale

Anna Camp Married Her ‘Pitch Perfect’ Co-Star In A Real-Life Fairy Tale

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Fairy tales, especially the ones that end in talking birds and wedding bells, are usually overrated. Who wants some anonymous prince with a questionable sexual orientation to sweep them off their feet? Im here for the best friends who fall in love one day, the old people who tie the knot after years in the nursing home the eccentric, slow-burning stories. My most recent obsession is the love story of Pitch Perfect diva Anna Camp and her co-star (although, not her onscreen love interest), Skylar Astin. You might recognize Camp from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or, in a real throwback, True Blood. The pair met on set, became buddies and then began dating, tying the knot this past weekend in a Romeo and Juliet-inspired wedding. The only thing better than two beautiful people in love is two f...
5 Ways You Can Pull Off A Nontraditional Wedding This Summer

5 Ways You Can Pull Off A Nontraditional Wedding This Summer

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If you picked the warm weathered months of 2016 to tie the knot, you still have some time to think outside the box for your big day. You can transform your cookie-cutter wedding into one that spews personality, bold decisions and Instagram-worthy pics that your friends haven’t taken at any of the other weddings they’ve spent their weekends at this year. If you’re looking through your wedding plans, your timeline for the day and even your wardrobe you know, that expensive wedding dress you spent a couple of grand on and wondering how to switch it up a little, the first thing you’ll want to think about is what traditions you can kick to the curb. Maybe you’re over the idea of tossing the bouquet, or you’re even rethinking your traditional “Here Co...
These Unique Wedding Table Settings Will Make You Want To Get Crafting

These Unique Wedding Table Settings Will Make You Want To Get Crafting

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The dcoron your wedding day reflects the vibe you want to set throughout the day.If you’re having a themed wedding or a certain color scheme, your dcor should be all about that. Are you tying the knot on the beach, or having a black tie affair? Once you decide onthe overall feel for your big day, decorations are the perfectfinishing touch to pull it all together. Let’s be honest, what girl doesn’t love looking at Pinterest for wedding inspiration? Details, details, details. There are many elegant, fun touches that can be incorporated into your tables. From linens to napkins, china to glassware, candles toflowers, the possibilities are trulyendless. Coordinating with your color scheme will be important to keep in mind when picking out table elements. So be creative, and a...
8 Incredible Outdoor Engagement Photos That Go Above And Beyond

8 Incredible Outdoor Engagement Photos That Go Above And Beyond

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When it comes to taking your engagement pictures from ehhh to ahhh-mazing, we have just threewords of advice for you: location, location, location. Leave the cutesy props at home and find the most awe-inspiringlocation you can. Done and done. Your engagement photos automatically won’t be boring. You can smile on a steep cliff side or hikeyour way deep into a fairytale forest like a few of these eight couples did for their engagement sessions featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Then sit back, relax and let the compliments (or, rather, the likes andheart-eyeemojis) roll in. It’s what we like to call #EngagementPhotoGoals. These fashion industry experts jaunted to the desert withAmanda VanVelsto capture all the good vibes and positivity Salvation Mountain (an art experiment turned ...
16 Reasons Why It’s Totally OK To Elope

16 Reasons Why It’s Totally OK To Elope

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Fun fact: It takes two to tango and not 202. Real talk: Who doesn't love a good wedding? View this image › Pixar It's an awesome way to celebrate you and your S.O. promising that you won't get bored of the other for a while. View this image › E! But you know what? Sometimes weddings are just...too much. View this image › Via whatwouldcatherinedo.tumblr.com So even though people might not understand, it's ...