Planning Your Wedding During The Holiday Season!

Planning Your Wedding During The Holiday Season! The holidays can surely be stressful but there are ways to still plan and enjoy every moment of the festive season! To help you out, below I have listed 5 tips to conquer the holidays and keep you on schedule with your wedding planning! 1. Apps on Your […]

4LovePolkaDots

I am so excited to introduce you to one of our sponsors who we have fallen madly in love with: 4LovePolkaDots This amazing company creates wedding invitations, supplementary wedding stationery and other accessories. Each product is completely customized and handmade, and each design is inspired by nature and colors. They specialize in rustic, boho themes as […]

50 Super Important Wedding Planning Tips!

Planning Your Wedding? 50 Super Important Wedding Planning Tips!   Planning your own wedding certainly is stressful and time-consuming. It also amazing and wonderful! These very 50 helpful tips will get you on the right track and headed toward marital bliss! Use online wedding resources – The Knot, WeddingWire, Style Me Pretty, etc. Ask friends for […]

Selecting a Wedding Theme!

Selecting a Wedding Theme! Wedding themes are a great way to help bring your entire wedding into focus. They can be fun, romantic, glamorous, and silly – but one thing is sure… We Love Themes! Are you having a tough time narrowing down your options or want a theme but just can’t figure out what […]

DIY Crystal Rose Ball

DIY Crystal Rose Ball Items needed to create this Crystal Rose Ball: *Roses (dark red used in this DIY) (cut to length to use in styrofoam ball) *3 inch styrofoam ball *Crystal strands (5 of 7-crystals in length each *Long crystal strand (30 crystals) *Extra greenery stems to secure crystals Step 1 Take the bush […]

5 Things To Do First When Planning A Wedding!

So You Are Engaged, Now What? 5 Things To Do First When Planning A Wedding! The ring is on! The champagne is popped and the celebration of an engagement has begun! After all the fun and excitement of becoming engaged slightly subsides, it will set in that you have to set a date and start the […]

5 Creative Ways to Pick Your Wedding Colors

5 Creative Ways to Pick Your Wedding Colors   Do you know how incredibly important the colors in your wedding are?!?!? SUPER important! The colors you choose to have in your wedding affect your invitations, bridesmaid dresses/groomsmen attire, flowers/bouquets/centerpieces, table and chair linens, event lighting, and even the mood of the reception. See, I told […]

How to Choose Your Groomsmen!

How to Choose Your Groomsmen! Read the Full Post Here ===== >> How to Choose Your Groomsmen! Picking your groomsmen can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be! 1. First you will want to look to family (both on your side as well as your fiance’s). 2. Next take a look at your […]

DIY Centerpiece: Crystal Tree

DIY Centerpiece: Crystal Tree (with teal flowers) Items needed to create this crystal tree centerpiece: Silver tree branches 12 inch x 4 inch cylinder vase Teal flowers 15 strands of crystals Silver bling ribbon Teal satin ribbon Dazzler rocks White Led floralyte Mirror Dashes Oasis Adhesive Step 1 Attach ribbons to vase. First, attach the […]

Lies Wedding Professionals Tell You

Lies That Wedding Professionals Tell You Your wedding day is in the hands of the most qualified event professionals who may have worked with hundreds of brides before you. Most times, these professionals are really great and cater to your every request to bring your wedding vision to life. Unfortunately, just like every other industry, […]

DIY Fresh Flower Failure

DIY Fresh Flower Failure! Tips For Ordering Fresh Flowers Online! DIY Brides Buyer Beware! Great to work with Flowers By Libby, LLC to create this post! The florist tells all when it comes to purchasing fresh flowers online and I could not agree with her more! It is definitely a risky bet to purchase fresh […]

RSVPs Cracked: Pros + Cons to Going Digital

Guest Post: RSVPs Cracked: Pros + Cons to Going Digital The Friend of the Bride is thrilled to partner with Designs by Kayla in this great post on the Pros and Cons of Online RSVPs. Check out her guest post below but also check out her amazing and unique wedding invitation designs! Let’s get something straight. […]

Fashion Alert! New Trends in Wedding Hair Accessories!

Fashion Alert! New Trends in Wedding Hair Accessories! The Friend of the Bride is excited to partner with Wicked Sugar Fashion Jewelry & Accessories, LLC a Boutique specializing in women’s Fashion Jewelry and more, to reveal the 5 fashion trends in wedding hair accessories that will have you looking perfect on your wedding day! Be sure to check out their […]

Wedding Stylist? What is that?

Wedding Stylist?  What is That?   This wedding professional is not the same as a wedding planner, coordinator, or even a decorator! Have you heard of this? It’s seems to be a relatively new role in the wedding industry but probably something some planners/coordinators have been doing since the beginning! But, this artistry of styling […]

DIY Centerpiece: Orchid Extravaganza

DIY Centerpiece: Orchid Extravaganza with Mint Accents Items needed to create this centerpiece: White orchid stems (10) Mint mini orchid stem (1) White hydrangea bush White rose bush Styrofoam ball (cut in half) 20 inch by 4 inch cylinder vase Dazzler rocks Crystal strands Gold and silver bling ribbon wrap Mint/aqua ribbon Navy blue ribbon […]

Hiring a Wedding Photographer

The Friend of the Bride is thrilled to partner with Hannah Barlow, owner and photographer of Hannah Barlow Photography, LLC in informing brides about Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Photographer. Check out her guest post below but also check out her fantastic photography skills (check to see if she is available for your special day!)! Things […]

Guest Post: Your Wedding Invitation Timeline (Designs by Kayla)

Your Wedding Invitation Timeline The Friend of the Bride is thrilled to partner with Designs by Kayla in this super important post on Your Wedding Invitation Timeline. Check out her guest post below but also check out her amazing and unique wedding invitation designs!   Two of the biggest questions I get are “How long […]

Every Question to Help You Choose A Wedding DJ or Band!

Every Question to Help You Choose A Wedding DJ or Band!   The entertainment at a wedding is a key component to a successful reception! Referrals are great, so definitely take note of DJs and bands that you like when you attend other formal celebrations. But when you are searching online or attending a bridal […]

Date Your Fiancé: Unique Wedding Decor

Date Your Fiancé: Unique Wedding Decor What is Date Your Fiancé? Becoming engaged is a festive and exciting time! It is a magical feeling knowing that you have found the one that you will share memories with for the rest of your life. But sometimes, that all comes to a screeching halt when you begin […]

4 Hottest Trends in Wedding Accessories!

4 Hottest Trends in Wedding Accessories When it comes to fashion on your wedding day, you want to make sure the dress, shoes, and accessories are all on point! It is the one day that you must go all out because all eyes are on you! Selecting your perfect accessories is one challenge but with today’s […]

The Perfect Wedding Sign

The Perfect Wedding Sign Location, Location, Location Exactly! Signs are very popular right now and are great tools to point out where things are around the venue. Using arrows with wording can be a simple way add some character to your main event. Check out these cute and affordable options that I found! Metal Chalkboard Sign  […]

33 Wedding Venue Questions

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33 Wedding Venue Questions (Make Sure You Have ALL Answered!)   Did you know that there are so many things to ask when you do a venue visit? There are a lot of things you need to know before signing the contract and securing the space where you will celebrate your commitment to each other. […]

Date Your Fiancé: Pick the Venue

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What is Date Your Fiancé? Becoming engaged is a festive and exciting time! It is a magical feeling knowing that you have found the one that you will share memories with for the rest of your life. But sometimes, that all comes to a screeching halt when you begin the wedding planning process. It can […]

DIY – The Ring of Bling

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DIY The Ring of Bling Items needed to create this: Wire Cutters Sink Strainer Crystals (optional) Dash stickers (square) – OASIS® UGlu™ Adhesive (Yep! That’s it!!!!) Step 1 Take your wire cutters and remove all of the wire from the sink strainer. Please be careful – the wire is very sharp! Step 2 Crystals – […]

Date Your Fiancé: Budget Planning

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What is Date Your Fiancé? Becoming engaged is a festive and exciting time! It is a magical feeling knowing that you have found the one that you will share memories with for the rest of your life. But sometimes, that all comes to a screeching halt when you begin the wedding planning process. It can […]

Don’t be THAT Bridesmaid! (27 Things to Avoid)

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Don’t be THAT Bridesmaid! (27 Things to Avoid) Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a privilege and a special experience for you and the bride-to-be! It is important that you are supportive, helpful, and showing the bride that you will not let her down. Below are 27 things to avoid and not be THAT bridesmaid! 1. […]

Wedding Items You Should Buy Used (and Save a Ton!)

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Wedding Items You Should Buy Used (and Save a Ton!) When it comes to saving money for a wedding, a very trendy and sensible approach is buying items used. Let’s face it, these wedding items have been used for one day! It only makes sense that certain things can still be in mint condition and used […]

10 Special Ways to Keep Lost Loved Ones Close on Your Wedding Day

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10 Special Ways to Keep Lost Loved Ones Close on Your Wedding Day    Paying tribute to those who are no longer with us can be an important part to include on this very special day in your life. Below are a few special ways to keep loved ones close to you. 1. Save a […]

Be the EXPERT at the Bridal Show! Do These 7 Things!

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Be the EXPERT at the Bridal Show! Do These 7 Things!   Are bridal shows intimidating to you? Where to go, who to talk to, what is the real benefit of these crazy bridal events?!?! Do not fear, I have the 7 things that will allow you to be the expert at the bridal show! […]

Uplighting – Which Color is Right For You?

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Uplighting – Which Color is Right For You? Which color to choose in lighting for your reception? Uplighting has been an ever-increasing trend in decor for events. It is an immediate mood-changer for any room. Lighting can make a large room feel more intimate, make ugly or boring walls now beautiful, and simply bring elegance to any […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Inspired Centerpieces & Lighting!

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpieces & Lighting!   Here are some St. Patrick’s Day centerpieces that incorporate Green and Gold! This is a great color combination that is different that the standard colors you see at weddings! These are bold and beautiful when combined with the right flowers, branches and crystals!         Don’t […]

DIY Centerpiece – Four-Vase LED Calla Lily

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  Items needed to create this centerpiece: Purple calla lilies 20, 12, 10, 8 inch by 4 inch cylinder vases Acrylic clear rocks White led submersible floralytes Silver bling ribbon (4) Mirror Step 1 Add the rocks to the bottom.Turn on the floralytes. These should last a strong 12 hours and then continue to fade […]

DIY Centerpiece – Three-Vase Submerged Coral Petals

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DIY Centerpiece – Three-Vase Submerged Coral Petals Items needed to create this centerpiece: 8, 10, 12 inch cylinder vases Gold bling ribbon (3) Coral satin ribbon (3) Petals (in photo – cream, coral, & multi-color (yellow & coral)) Mirror Dazzler Rocks Candles (3) Dash stickers (square) – OASIS® UGlu™ Adhesive   Step 1 Attach Coral […]

Trend Alert: Metallics!

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The Best of the Best! Trend Alert: Metallics! I just absolutely love this trend! Metallics can go with any theme or design. Whether it is just a little touch of shine or a total over-haul, this trend will surely make a huge statement at your party! I created a Pinterest board of my favorite ways […]

DIY Centerpiece: Gold & Mint, Flowers & Pearls

DIY Centerpiece: Gold & Mint, Flowers & Pearls   Items needed to make this DIY centerpiece:Gold & Mint, Flowers & Pearls: 10 inch tall cylinder vase 8 inch tall cylinder vase Wine bottle Metallic spray paint Pearls connected on fishing line (can be purchased) White orchid stem Mint flower stem Gold Bling Ribbon (2) Mint […]

Expert Advice: 23 Tips for Discounts on your Wedding

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Expert Advice: 23 Tips for Discounts on your Wedding Weddings are definitely expensive! Did you know there are lots of discount opportunities out there to help curve your budget! The list below can save you some big bucks when booking with vendors! 1. Have you or your partner served? Check to see if they offer a military […]

5 Reasons Why Hiring a Wedding Planner Should Be the First Thing on Your List!

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5 Reasons Why Hiring a Wedding Planner Should Be the First Thing on Your List! Do you enjoy the stress of planning? Love the endless lists of things to do? How about scheduling with the 10 different vendors just to find the perfect cake? Of course, you don’t! But this is the reality of wedding […]