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Non-pro bam 80s Wedding
Rachel, on May 26, 2019 at 1:46 AM

What a whirlwind it has been! When we get some pro photos back I’ll talk more about the day and any tips I have. But I just wanted to share some photos here. (Okay, a lot of photos!) I also include a...

Sherry, May 29, 2019 71
Rachel
21 days out and i purchased a new gown! Eek!
Rachel, on April 15, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Last week, the gown got me down. The first gown I bought is amazing, gorgeous, and everything a gown should be. But I felt self-conscious, awkward, and frumpy in it. It was giving me so much anxiety,...

Paula, May 1, 2019 103
Lynnie
Footing the Bill: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:17 AM

One of the first and most important questions that comes up when you start wedding planning is "who's paying?" Traditionally the parents of the bride used to foot the bill, but today many couples are...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 142
Lynnie
Dessert: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Another place where couples have been catering to their personal preferences is dessert!! The traditional multi-tiered wedding cake is no longer a staple of every wedding reception, with cupcakes,...

Michelle, Dec 26, 2020 126
Lynnie
Ceremony Venue: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:18 AM

The choice of ceremony venue has been switched up too! Less couples are getting married in a place of worship (just 25%!), and more couples are choosing to say "I do" in gorgeous gardens and unique...

Michelle, Dec 26, 2020 118
Lynnie
Bridesmaids Dresses: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Bridesmaids dresses are one area that's seen some major change recently! Couples have been moving away from the uniform look of an army of bridesmaids in the exact same dress (not to mention...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 144 1
Lynnie
Wedding Attire: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

One of the first things you picture when someone says "wedding" is a bride in white! This tradition seems to be holding strong - we surveyed last year's couples, and 82% of them said at least one of...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 117
Lynnie
Living Situation: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Relationships have definitely changed a lot over the years!! Today's couples (on average) have dated for 2+ years, lived together, talked finances, and 35% even own a pet together! What's your...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 127
Lynnie
Vendor Recommendations: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

How did you find your wedding vendors? The internet has obviously revolutionized the vendor search process, expanding your knowledge past word of mouth recommendations from friends and family to an...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 101
Lynnie
Planning Timeline: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Most people would say the planning doesn't start until after the proposal - but that doesn't seem to be the case with millennials! Maybe it's because we're waiting longer to tie the knot, but two out...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 118 1
Lynnie
Proposal: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

One tradition that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon is getting down on one knee for the proposal! Did you or your fiancé(e) get down on one knee for the proposal? Or did you try something...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 127
Lynnie
Parental Permission: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

One of the most important pre-proposal traditions has always been asking the bride's father for their permission... or as the tradition has (thankfully) evolved - asking your future in-laws for their...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 166
Lynnie
Ring Shopping: Modern or Traditional?
Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Who picked out your engagement ring? Were you involved in the shopping process, or was it a complete surprise? Traditionally the bride had no input on her new rock, but nowadays 20% of couples pick...

Squeezy Bean, Dec 25, 2020 177
Jessica
How Far Out?
Jessica, on April 22, 2019 at 12:44 AM

How far out from your wedding did you start doing hair and make up trials to pick your people? I have 6 months before my wedding in October and am desperately trying to grow my hair out as long as...

Caitlyn, Apr 24, 2019 19
Jessica
Night Before The Wedding
Jessica, on April 22, 2019 at 12:20 AM

Ok, so this is actually to discuss a tradition but that wasn't a group choice so I figured Family and Relationships might be the closest. We have our venue for the wedding weekend. They have little...

Stephanie, Jul 4, 2019 140
Mrs. C
Exactly 11 days out and i am so emotional
Mrs. C, on April 22, 2019 at 12:08 AM

I cannot believe how the time has flown. This weekend has been especially emotional for me because I am moving my stuff out of my parents house to my OUR house. I have finished putting together our...

Keary, Apr 22, 2019 12
Mary
What's your budget?
Mary, on April 21, 2019 at 6:48 PM

While planning, I have always taken the cheaper way out. I am paying $0 for my venue as my dad is a priest and is friends with the priest of the church we wanted to get married at. My sister is...

Alycia, Apr 23, 2019 43
Denise
Tell me about your cake
Denise, on April 21, 2019 at 8:25 PM

How big is it? Are you doing something besides cake too? Are you doing multiple flavors? How are you having it decorated? I'm doing a 6 layer cake. Each layer will be about 6 inches tall (Triple...

Ashley, Apr 23, 2019 39
Molly
Biggest Fear
Molly, on April 21, 2019 at 10:16 AM

What is your biggest fear about your wedding day! I have to say my biggest fear, is drama from family members that I know who always want the attention always on them.

Cristy, Apr 22, 2019 43
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