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Planning your wedding requires a lot of discovery. In this section, you can find inspirational lists to help make your wedding special to you. Look for wedding reception ideas, wedding ideas on a budget, and more. Enjoy! ~ Bobette
12 Comfort Food Recipes for Groups - bowl of red soup with vegetables in the background

12 Ultimate Comfort Food Menu Recipes for Groups

What big get together with friends and family isn't better with good food? Take the hospitality up a notch with this comfort food menu for groups. Sprinkle your offerings with ingredients that feed the soul and raise spirits. Guests will ...
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10 Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremony Ideas

10 Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Times change and different types of weddings flourish. Whether because of individuality or necessity, here are some ideas for putting a unique twist to your wedding ceremony. First, here's a bonus idea! If you find yourself in a lurch where ...
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5 Tips for Planning a Delayed Wedding

5 Tips for Planning a Delayed Wedding

When unexpected complications happen, you may not be able to avoid putting off your wedding reception or other events indefinitely, but you don't have to forego ALL the enjoyment! Sure, tradition dictates a particular order to the festivities. You know ...
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How to Pull Off an Online Wedding from your Living Room

How to Pull Off an Online Wedding from your Living Room

In an age of social distancing, stream your wedding for those who can't be there in person. Can you still have a wedding now when, for health reasons, crowds are not the thing to do? Yes, you can! You don't ...
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How to Make an Inexpensive Wedding Posh

Top 5 Ways to Posh Up Your Wedding on a Budget

Are you planning a wedding on a budget? You aren't alone. According to The Wedding Report, although the average wedding cost was nearly $25,000 in 2018, 44% of those cost less than $10,000. And just because you plan your wedding ...
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Men's Engagement or Mangagement Ring. Diamonds and solitaire sapphire.

Wear a Man’s Engagement Ring? Mangagement Options.

The man's engagement ring is more common in other countries than in the United States and Canada, but the tradition is becoming more popular in North America. More couples want the man, as well as woman, to wear evidence of ...
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Top 25 Bridesmaid Ideas for Brides

Top Bridesmaid Gift Ideas for 2020 Brides

Bridesmaids are an integral part of your wedding. Questions you may have include "What are some bridesmaid gift ideas to give?" and "What are we going to be doing as a group?" Here are some bridesmaid gift ideas for the ...
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25 Mason Jar Centerpiece Ideas You'll Adore

25 Mason Jar Centerpiece Ideas for Weddings

Mason jars efficiently serve as inexpensive vases for your wedding centerpieces. Depending on how you decorate or fill them with, they can also add different effects to your guest tables. Here are 25 different mason jar centerpiece ideas for weddings ...
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37 Unique Nontraditional Wedding Favor Ideas

37 Non-Traditional Wedding Favor Ideas You’ll Adore

Wedding favors can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of a wedding for both you and the guests. Non-Traditional wedding favors are becoming more common as they provide an excellent opportunity to add a personal flair to your wedding ...
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35 Non-traditional Wedding Ideas You May Not Have Thought About

35 Non-traditional Wedding Ideas You May Not Have Thought About

One of the most overwhelming aspects of making wedding decisions is the judgment that comes from others. A common line of reasoning is "do it this way because that's the way it's done." Well, times change and different types of ...
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76 Non Traditional Wedding Venue Ideas

76 Unique Non-Traditional Wedding Venue Ideas

Non-traditional wedding venues are all around if you know where to look. If you are having second thoughts on that traditional wedding venue for your non-traditional wedding, look no further! Here are some unique locations ideas to inspire your own ...
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Top 5 Fresh & Formal Summer Wedding Suit Ideas that Slay

Top 5 Fresh & Formal Summer Wedding Suit Ideas that Slay

Wearing a formal wedding suit in the middle of summer should be considered an Olympic event. Despite the thermometer creeping into upper double digits, most of us are expected to calmly watch or participate in the festivities. While pretending there ...
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37 Unique Nontraditional Wedding Favor Ideas

37 Cheap and Unique Wedding Favor Ideas for Guests

Favors can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of a wedding for both you and guests. And they do not have to be a blow to your wedding budget. Unique wedding favors, for example, can save you money by ...
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75 Unconventional Wedding Ideas on a Budget

75 Unconventional Wedding Ideas on a Budget

There are options and ideas beyond the traditional for every wedding decision you make. Most of these revolve around getting tasks done in unconventional ways. This may be by buying a product or service somewhere else besides a wedding vendor ...
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Creative Ways to Save on Your Wedding Food

23 Wedding Food Ideas on a Budget. Chop Costs!

Whether you have a caterer do all, only part, or none of the food preparation, there are ways to save on wedding food costs. Wedding food ideas on a budget become more apparent if you take a "you, me, or ...
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Affordable wedding party jewelry gifts they will flip over. 12 different ideas. Okay, I admit some of them are more bling than jewelry. But still. On the My Online Wedding Help blog.

12 Affordable Wedding Party Gift Jewelry Ideas They’ll Flip Out About

Jewelry gifts for the wedding party are a much-loved tradition. And there are inexpensive options. Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are typical. And I’ve included some. But what, exactly, is jewelry? For purposes of this discussion, it's pretty much any piece ...
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6 Money Saving Tips for Your Dream Wedding

Top 6 Wedding Saving Tips for Your Dream Wedding

In some ways, getting married is like buying a house; it's a significant milestone in life and–almost always–there is initial sticker shock. ("It costs how much?!") For those of you who cannot afford the "average" $25,000-ish wedding, wedding saving tips ...
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5 Must Haves for Your Country Wedding

5 Must Haves for Your Country Wedding

Now, more than ever, wedding styles are completely personal. Many are choosing to go the country route. Couples are often having their weddings at non-traditional wedding venues brimming with character. In fact, having a rustic wedding is one of the ...
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Here's a simple step-by-step wedding planning guide, plus a checklist. Use them when planning your wedding on a budget. Wedding planning steps + a detailed checklist + a budget planner can translate into saving money. Get all three on the My Online Wedding Help blog. #WeddingPlanning #MyOnlineWeddingHelp #BudgetWedding #WeddingChecklist

Simple Step-by-Step Wedding Planning Guide

Getting everything for the wedding done on time and within budget is one of the biggest dilemmas for those planning their own weddings. Once the date is set and vendors are in place, there's no turning back. And everyone's wedding ...
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I LOVE rustic and country weddings. Here are 25 different ideas for yours ... rustic decor, wedding signs, rustic card box, flower girl dress and basket, and a lot more. Read and see how to buy on the My Online Wedding Help blog.

25 Rustic Elegant Wedding Ideas You Will Love

Rustic country weddings are here to stay (yay!) and have even expanded to include variations on the theme. One of my favorites is rustic elegance (think rustic chic with a drop or two more spiff). While the setting goes a ...
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You got to have mason jar invitations for your rustic wedding, right? Here are some ideas for invites alone with several examples, plus link to where you can buy them. Some of them are templates, so you can DIY. Others come printed and personalized. #RusticWeddingInvitations #MasonJarInvitations #MasonJarWedding #WeddingInvitationsIdea

Top 10 Mason Jar Wedding Invitation Ideas

The range of rustic- and country-inspired themes is one of the most enjoyable aspects of modern weddings. The mason jar has emerged as a predominant detail. Not only is it fun to drink from, but the container is also a ...
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Wedding reception food tips and ideas on a budget. A low budget doesn't have to mean a boring wedding menu. Here are ideas for making your food unique while still keeping the costs low.

5 Low-Budget Wedding Food Ideas Your Guests Will Love

While saving money is great when you are working with a limited budget, adding to the guest experience is important as well. There are ways to do that without spending a lot (or any) extra money. Here are some wedding ...
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Wedding Inspiration Ideas: "Less is More"

Wedding Inspiration Ideas: “Less is More”

Planning the look of any event is a balancing act--more of one element means less of another. Strike the right balance and you create an affair to remember. But less of what? And more of what? Here is some wedding ...
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100+ Ideas That Will Help Save Money on Wedding Costs (Part 3)

100+ Ideas That Will Help Save Money on Wedding Costs (Part 3)

Here, in part three, are the final 37 tips to help you save money on wedding costs. You will find ideas for the rehearsal dinner, rings, skin care, dress and accessories, save the dates, jewelry, the reception, and gifts. Part ...
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How to Save Money on Your Wedding Budget (100+ ways, 2nd of 3 parts).

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Budget (100+ ways, 2nd of 3 parts).

Here are 38 more ideas on how to save money on your wedding budget. Part 1 covered money management as well as venue and planner, caterer, and the toast. This next installment focuses on the beverages, cake and dessert, flowers, ...
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Top 100+ Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding (Part 1)

Top 100+ Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding (Part 1)

There are many ways to save money on your wedding, but smart spending—-knowing where the money is coming from, finding ways to use it wisely, and earning even more money from it before it's spent-—tops the list of strategies. These ...
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Engagement Rings for Men: 9 Style Ideas & How to Wear Them

Engagement Rings for Men: 9 Style Ideas & How to Wear Them

If women can wear engagement rings to announce their status, why can’t men? Well, there really is no reason. Historically, the wearing of men's engagement rings is more common in other countries. We expect the tradition to spread, however, as ...
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Unique wedding ideas. Here are some non traditional wedding product ideas that will help you show off your uniquely personal tastes and personality. DifferenceMakesUs

24 Favorite Unique Wedding Items That Help Show Your Difference #DifferenceMakesUs

We are each individuals and should show it on our wedding day. It is certainly okay, of course, to go with an all-traditional wedding, but many these days want to express their uniqueness with nontraditional details. Here I share 24 ...
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7 Fun Beverage-Related Wedding Favor Ideas

7 Fun Beverage-Related Wedding Favor Ideas

Sure, you could just go with plain, rented beverage glasses for your guests’ drinks and be done with it, but why not add an entertaining twist by relating the favor to the drinks? The glass itself, how you decorate it, ...
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11 Ideas for Cute but Inexpensive Wedding Accessories

11 Ideas for Cute but Inexpensive Wedding Accessories

Ladies, there are a couple of ways to approach accessories. You may make the dresses the focus and choose understated accessories or decide to go with simple dresses—of which there are more inexpensive choices—and focus on shoes, sashes or belts, ...
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Unique & Inexpensive Men's Wedding Bands

Unique & Inexpensive Men’s Wedding Bands

Note: redirected to top 5 tips for finding affordable wedding ands A plain wedding band for your husband-to-be would be, but you do, even on a tight budget, have the option of choosing a more unique style. Here are four ...
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Wedding Toast Options for Those on a Budget

Wedding Toast Options for Those on a Budget

Toasts are traditional and lovely, but hardly anyone actually drinks the champagne! That means it is both smarter and less expensive to avoid the waste. You can, of course, ask folks to use whatever they are currently drinking, but there ...
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5 Winter Save the Date Theme Ideas

5 Winter Save the Date Theme Ideas

Even though it is the heat of summer, now is the time to send save the date cards for your winter or holiday wedding. You can send them later, of course, but conventional courtesy asks that you give people a ...
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23 Wedding Getaway Car Ideas

23 Wedding Getaway Car Ideas

Limos are lovely, but they do not always fit your vision for the wedding transportation and/or budget. The good news is there is a whole plethora of alternatives, one or more perfect for you! Take a look at the list ...
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Creating a Cohesive Wedding

Creating a Cohesive Wedding

One of the ways to make an inexpensive wedding look more upscale is to have a cohesive look throughout. Here are some ideas from SimplyBridal ...
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Economical Alternatives to Diamonds for Your Wedding Rings

Economical Alternatives to Diamonds for Your Wedding Rings

The stones making up your wedding rings go a long way in determining what you will pay. Each type of gemstone has a value that fluctuates according to whether it is natural or laboratory- made, its quality, and size. Luckily, ...
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Chalkboard Wedding Invitation Ideas

Chalkboard Wedding Invitation Ideas

One of the most intriguing current wedding trends is the chalkboard. The written-upon, black slate look is appearing as signs, painted upon glassware or favors, and even incorporated into wedding stationery. Which, of course, means more appearances in wedding invitation ...
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Vintage Save the Date Ideas

Vintage Save the Date Ideas

You are engaged and want to give everyone a "heads up" well in advance. You also know you like the current vintage trend but are not sure of all the options. Here is the lowdown on some of the most ...
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11 Approaches to Saving on Wedding Cake and Dessert (and still create a lavish look)

11 Approaches to Saving on Wedding Cake and Dessert (and still create a lavish look)

One way for getting "more bang for your buck" when planning your wedding is to be conscientious of how the cake or dessert will be served. There are two angles to consider: portion sizes and presentation. Portion Sizes If you've ...
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47 Inexpensive Gemstones for Bridesmaid Jewelry

47 Inexpensive Gemstones for Bridesmaid Jewelry

The bridesmaids' ensembles offer a way to add an additional dimension to your wedding colors. One way to do this is with gemstone jewelry. And, as a bonus, many gemstones are as inexpensive as they are beautiful. You may decide ...
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6 Ways to Have a Dream Wedding Band AND stay on budget

6 Ways to Have a Dream Wedding Band AND stay on budget

"With this ring, I thee wed." It is a tradition that is as much a part of the wedding ceremony as your vows. You probably can't imagine getting married without the words or the rings, but you may be worried ...
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7 Ways to Get More Wedding Dress Style for Less  Money

7 Ways to Get More Wedding Dress Style for Less Money

Buying a wedding dress can seem very expensive when you do not have the money to pay full normal retail. But there are options. Here are seven ways to have your beautiful gown and save, too. In all cases--whether buying ...
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#MayWeddingPhotoChallenge--Wedding Inspiration All Month Long!

#MayWeddingPhotoChallenge–Wedding Inspiration All Month Long!

It's May and the MayWeddingPhotoChallenge is here! If you haven't heard about it, wedding professionals are getting together during May to bring you inspiration in all areas of your wedding, with a different theme each day. Those of us who ...
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5 Sources of Custom Wedding Gowns for Less Than $500

5 Sources of Custom Wedding Gowns for Less Than $500

You may think finding a custom-made wedding gown on a very limited budget is impossible. Surprisingly, this is not so. There are actually many dress makers who will make the dress of your dreams and mail it to you for ...
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Wedding Hairstyle Ideas

Wedding Hairstyle Ideas

Your hair is your crowning glory. If ever there was time to make the most of a good thing, it is now. How do you find the right hairstyle for your wedding day? Pinterest, of course! (Check out some wedding ...
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Top 11 Wedding Invitation Trends (and how to find them cheap!)

Top 11 Wedding Invitation Trends (and how to find them cheap!)

<href="http://invitations.myonlineweddinghelp.com/blue-invites.htm"> If you want substantial-looking wedding invitations, but are worried about the high cost of ordering traditional engraved invitations--or think your choices are severely limited--you needn't fret. There are now online options to make very nice looking personalized invitations at ...
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4 Wedding Apps to Make Your Wedding More Fun For Guests

4 Wedding Apps to Make Your Wedding More Fun For Guests

If you are one who likes a party-like atmosphere you no doubt want your guests to have as much fun as possible. The modern way to do this is through your own personalized smartphone and iPad app. With the right ...
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Real Wedding Budgeting Tips--Candles, Farms, Frames, and More

Real Wedding Budgeting Tips–Candles, Farms, Frames, and More

Real wedding are excellent for finding ways to stay within a limited wedding budget or save time (i.e. your sanity) while planning your own wedding. This week I've found three to give you inspiration. Dana + Adrian's Outdoor Wedding on ...
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Modern Engagement and Wedding Rings

Modern Engagement and Wedding Rings

Just like everything else, popular engagement and wedding ring styles change over time. Although I still love it, my marquis diamond and yellow gold band is now considered "old fashion." If you are recently engaged or almost-engaged and looking for ...
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Inspiration: Blush Lace With Standout Clutch

Inspiration: Blush Lace With Standout Clutch

Illusion Lace Sheath Dress Pink Pearl Drop Earrings Beaded Rose Evening Handbag Blush Lace Heel ...
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"Pinteresting" Wedding Ideas

“Pinteresting” Wedding Ideas

We've all heard about--and probably even use--Pinterest. It's awesome for creating inspiration boards while planning a wedding. Many of us in the industry help out by setting up boards of our own to showcase interesting images. In my case, it's ...
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How to Decorate Paper Lanterns. Wedding Uggs?

How to Decorate Paper Lanterns. Wedding Uggs?

DIY Pretty Paper Lanterns. Are you yearning for decorated paper lanterns for wedding decor, but want something fancier than plain solid colors? Christy of OneHandspunDay.com shows you exactly how to do it in a tutorial on GreenWeddingShoes.com... Read the Pretty ...
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Illusion Back Dresses, Checklist, and More.

Illusion Back Dresses, Checklist, and More.

A Real Illusion Back Wedding. You've no doubt heard that Facebook founder Mark Zuckenberg married his long time girlfriend, Dr. Priscilla Chan, this week. But have you heard about the dress? Kim over at Wedding Wire tracked it down as ...
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Wedding Trends: Nifty and New in 2012

Wedding Trends: Nifty and New in 2012

Although the classic fairy tale wedding will always be in, new ideas surface each year, defining the "modern" wedding. 2012 is no different. "We are seeing couples move away from formal and traditional type weddings to fun, romantic, simple, casual, ...
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How to Include Your Personality In Your Wedding Favors (Part 2)

How to Include Your Personality In Your Wedding Favors (Part 2)

by Nicole Chireau In Part 1, Nicole introduced us to the history and tradition behind wedding favors. Here, she delves into the advantages of custom favors. Personalized Wedding Favors The centuries old tradition of the wedding favor has now been ...
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How to Include Your Personality In Your Wedding Favors (Part 1)

How to Include Your Personality In Your Wedding Favors (Part 1)

by Nicole Chireau In the first of this 2-part article, Nicole helps us understand the history and tradition of wedding favors. Wedding favors are as ancient a tradition as weddings themselves. As simple as candies or as elaborate as miniature ...
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Titanium Wedding Rings for Men

Titanium Wedding Rings for Men

We have just finished upgrading the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com men's wedding band section to display 13 categories of rings from our hundreds of merchants. Throughout the section, there are also tips to help you better use the product search feature. (Sidebar: By ...
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A Welcoming Winter Wedding

A Welcoming Winter Wedding

If you are planning a cold-weather wedding, you will probably want to take a few steps to make sure your guests are comfortable. Here, Guy Antonelli gives you several tips, plus tells you how to avoid a few pitfalls you ...
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Expressing Love, Joy, and Passion

Expressing Love, Joy, and Passion

From My Online Wedding Help Publisher Bobette Kyle: I recently met a wonderfully multi-talented woman who, by coincidence, lives very near me in a St. Louis suburb. Deborah Weltman publishes a deck of nifty cards designed to "guide and bless ...
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Different Types of Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Sets #ww

Different Types of Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Sets #ww

Wedding sets--matching engagement and wedding rings--allow you to continue wearing the engagement ring on your left hand and assures it will look right with the wedding band. You can find these in several configurations. Photos at left, from top to ...
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Wedding Music--The Ceremony #weddingwednesday

Wedding Music–The Ceremony #weddingwednesday

From the prelude before the ceremony to the recessional marking its end, those of you planning your own wedding have many musical decisions to make before the big day. Here are some popular favorites you can count on to please ...
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Small Wedding Venues: Finding the Perfect Venue for an Intimate Wedding

Small Wedding Venues: Finding the Perfect Venue for an Intimate Wedding

by Jane Stans Publisher's Note: Here, Jane Stans shares location ideas for your small-budget weddings. You can also decorate your venue very reasonably by searching online. Browse wedding decorations by price here (shop by different price ranges, merchants, or brand.) ...
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Wedding Dress Trends Part 2

Wedding Dress Trends Part 2

Last week we took a look at some of the wedding gown trends demonstrated by our merchants: thin spaghetti straps, unexpected texture, allover lace, textured skirt and train, short gowns, multi-textures, and interesting folds. Another is the increasing popularity of ...
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New Wedding Gowns Show Off Latest Trends--Part 1

New Wedding Gowns Show Off Latest Trends–Part 1

We know that, as a soon-to-be bride, you consider many styles and fashion for your wedding and reception dresses before making the perfect choice. This is why we have recently brought on over 50 new partners, several of which carry ...
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Engagement Ring Inspiration Board #WeddingWednesday

Engagement Ring Inspiration Board #WeddingWednesday

There are so many different engagement ring styles and price ranges it can be overwhelming at first. One way to hone in on your favorites is to categorize the rings. To help, I've put together a quazi-inspiration board with different ...
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St. Louis Wedding Reception Idea

St. Louis Wedding Reception Idea

The folks at two Hearts Banquet Center in Sunset Hills were kind enough to let Karen Fox and I use the Grand Foyer to record two recent videos for MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com. While there, I discovered how beautifully it photographs and learned ...
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An Amethyst Engagement Ring?

An Amethyst Engagement Ring?

One of the glorious advantages of shopping online is you can find items that are difficult or impossible to find locally. This applies to engagement and wedding rings as well. Every retailer carries a nice inventory of diamond rings, but ...
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Ideas For Your Wedding Welcome Bag

Ideas For Your Wedding Welcome Bag

If you have out-of-town guests traveling to your wedding, or you are all traveling to a destination, you will want to make your guests comfotable. A welcome bag filled with items they will need during their stay is your answer ...
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Wedding Gown Trends: The Sparkly Belt

Wedding Gown Trends: The Sparkly Belt

Fashion-conscious belts have been popular for awhile now, so it only makes sense that the trend spread into wedding attire. The last couple of seasons has seen more belts modeled with the latest and traditional dress styles, giving an ensemble ...
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The Perfectly Personal Wedding Gift

The Perfectly Personal Wedding Gift

We often agonize over what to get the parents of the bride and groom or want to find a truly meaningful gift for the couple. In both cases, a personalized item with the family or individual names--and even a favorite ...
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Man's Shoes, Budget Ideas

Man’s Shoes, Budget Ideas

We've been working on a redesign of MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com to help you find better prices on things you need to put on a "budget friendly" wedding. As part of that we have devoted a separate section to < target="blank" href="http://mens-shoes.myonlineweddinghelp.com/">men's formal ...
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Finding Comfortable Wedding Shoes

Finding Comfortable Wedding Shoes

A Truth: Endless agony of the feet is not a wedding-day requirement! I can definitely understand the need for cute bridal heels during the reception, for photos, and when making an entrance at the reception. But there are options for ...
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Rings: 7 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Rings: 7 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Most women love jewelry, making it the perfect bridesmaids gift. Consider giving each bridesmaid a ring chosen especially for her. By buying online you can find a much larger selection. While some are expensive for most budgets, silver and other ...
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The Power's in the Word - Unity Sand Ceremony Vows Affirm Love

The Power’s in the Word – Unity Sand Ceremony Vows Affirm Love

The perfect wedding is more than just a stunning gown and a stellar guest list. For brides and grooms who have a strong Christian faith, the Lord is the center of the ceremony. Couples who want to show their unity ...
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Creative Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas

Creative Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas

Note: For creative inspiration, browse MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com: Save the Date Magnets, Stickers, and Post Cards When choosing to plan the wedding of your dreams on limited resources, you shouldn't have to worry about finding creative save the dates wedding invitation ideas ...
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Personalized M&Ms Favors

Personalized M&Ms Favors

Every once in a while I run across something that hits me as incredibly nifty. That happened today. Did you know that you can actually customize M&Ms as favors for your wedding reception?! The M&M Mars people make it easy ...
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Tips for Finding Religious Wedding Rings

Tips for Finding Religious Wedding Rings

If you shop only in your local stores for religious wedding rings, you are likely to find only a few conservative cross styles. Online, the selection soars if you know where and how to look. You can find a nice ...
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What is an Asian Wedding?

What is an Asian Wedding?

Note: Find our Asian wedding favors here. Before defining an Asian wedding one has to keep in mind that Asia is a very diverse continent, comprising very different cultures and civilizations. Even if most people think of the Indian traditions ...
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Vegas Wedding Favors

Vegas Wedding Favors

It is needless to say your Las Vegas wedding will be great fun. Make it better with Vegas-theme favors at the reception. Personalized playing cards are a natural, and your choices are many. Customized tins with gaming theme designs are ...
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Farm Weddings

Farm Weddings

Note: Browse our farm wedding favors page to shop reception favors for your farm wedding. Calling all nature lovers! Why get married in a stuffy hotel ballroom when you love the great outdoors? For anyone looking for a unique outdoor ...
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Unique Bride or Bridesmaid Gift: Daysteps Planner

Unique Bride or Bridesmaid Gift: Daysteps Planner

Looking for a unique gift for your bridesmaids or a personal gift for the bride? Take a look at the Personal Lifestyle Planner from Daysteps. Unlike traditional planners, Daysteps is just for a woman and addresses all areas of her ...
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Your Wedding Gown Style

Your Wedding Gown Style

Dress shops and designers most often describe their gowns in terms of style -- a-line, column, empire waist, etc. But what you really want is to look at wedding gowns with certain features, but you don't know the "official" terminology ...
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Western Wedding Cake

Western Wedding Cake

Your roots are all country and you want to show it off? Consider a western wedding cake and western-themed reception. Western cake toppers are the obvious choice for the cake, but there are other creative choices, too. To get the ...
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Heritage Wedding Dresses

Heritage Wedding Dresses

Traditional and other mainstream wedding gowns are everywhere you turn. But what if you want a dress that honors a piece of your heritage? That's more of a challenge. Fortunately, you are not limited to local wedding shops. Nearly anything ...
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Wedding Ideas

Wedding Ideas

If you are like many newly engaged people, your thoughts about wedding planning can be summed up in one word: clueless. You may have feelings about specific aspects of your wedding, but detailed wedding ideas are probably few. After deciding ...
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Your Wedding Shoes Style

Your Wedding Shoes Style

Soon after you begin shopping for wedding shoes, you find a wide range of styles -- from simple to elaborate. How do you know which will look best for your wedding? The key is a balanced look. If your dress ...
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Pink Wedding Dresses

Pink Wedding Dresses

Look at pink wedding dresses here. >> Like most colors, "pink" encompasses a range of color shades. For the most part, pink wedding dresses are a light or pastel pink. You will see this described relative to something familiar to ...
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Irish Rings

Irish Rings

The traditional Irish ring is called a Claddagh ring (and can be used as an engagement or commitment ring). It features two hands, a heart and a crown. The design is named for the fishing village where Richard Joyce -- ...
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Wedding Food and Drink Ideas -- 2008 Wedding Trends

Wedding Food and Drink Ideas — 2008 Wedding Trends

If you are looking to add a food-related twist to your wedding reception, consider finger food presentation. Go beyond plattered, tooth-picked tidbits. Bryan Young (owner of Bryan Young Catering Plus in Richmond Heights, Missouri), suggests serving hors d'oeuvres in barware ...
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A Ring Tattoo

A Ring Tattoo

When you say your vows, the words "till death do us part" have real meaning. For some couples, that means wearing rings that will never leave your finger. That is a tattooed wedding ring -- an idea that is gaining ...
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Square Wedding Cakes -- Trends

Square Wedding Cakes — Trends

Unique wedding cake designs are a continuing trend. We've seen cakes drenched in chocolate, covered in fresh flowers, and monogrammed with the couple's initials. Some are more elaborate, with lighted fountains, multi-shaped tiers, or trimmed in lace or jewels. The ...
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The Bridal Headband

The Bridal Headband

Brides' headbands are simple, yet sophisticated and versatile, and work with any length hair. If you want to wear your hair in a flowing hairstyle, a headband will keep it off your face. It will accent your curly updo, set ...
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The Victorian Ring

The Victorian Ring

Vintage, Victorian-era jewelry was made during Queen Victoria's reign, in the mid-1830's through the end of the 19th century. Historians often break Victorian jewelry into three periods: - Early Romantic (mid 1830's - 1850) - Mid Grand (1860's - 1870's) ...
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Bun wraps, halos, and wreaths

Bun wraps, halos, and wreaths

If you like the tiara concept -- how it encircles the hair -- but it doesn't create quite the look you want, consider a similar headpiece. Bun wraps, halos, and wreaths are all ring-shaped headpieces that encircle your head or ...
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Custom Engagement and Wedding Rings

Custom Engagement and Wedding Rings

Having your engagement or wedding ring custom-made is easier than you might think. The first step to making your dream ring a reality of to visualize the exact setting and stone of your dreams and sketch it or otherwise describe ...
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Choosing a St. Louis Reception Venue

Choosing a St. Louis Reception Venue

Since the wedding is on Valentine's Day AND a Saturday (February 14, 2009), venues will book up fast. So, we spent some time during the Christmas hub-bub getting a handle on reception venues. From the start we wanted to avoid ...
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