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Wedding 101

You’ve just gotten engaged and don’t know where to start. You here are some wedding planning basics to get you started in planning your wedding on the spectrum of offbeatness.

5 tips to get better wedding photos

A disappointed bride’s 5 tips to get better wedding photos

Our wedding is all done and it was fantastic, but the photography isn’t. There’s little I can do now, except to share some wedding photography advice with the benefit of hindsight in the hopes that my disappointment won’t be yours as well. Here are five things I wish I would have done differently.

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The electronic wedding hacks: Choosing your online wedding planning tools

There are gazillions of planning tools out there, and many of them are web-based. But which ones should you pick? Tribesmaid Sunny has rounded up the best online planning tools that are free, accessible on portable devices, and easy to use. Here’s what you need to know…

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How to beat the heat on your wedding day

We already gave you some great ideas on how to keep warm on your wedding day, but what if it looks like your date is smack dab in the midst of a summer scorcher? We’ve got ways to avoid the heat and ways to cope with the heat, including two unconventional uses for your gardening hose.

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What should I put on my wedding website FAQ? 28 Q&As to for less wedding guest confusion

How can you stop the constant barrage of wedding questions from wonderfully well-meaning guests? With an all-encompassing FAQ page of course! If you’re sitting at your computer, wondering what exactly you should include on your FAQ, here is a huge master list of the things your guests are dying to know.

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Furry, funky, and fun options that’ll keep you warm on your winter wedding day

My fiance and I are getting married in December, and the ceremony is going to take place outside. Any ideas on how I can stay warm during the ceremony and still show off my pretty dress?

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Juggling wedding planning and grief

Stressful as wedding planning can be, doing so after the loss of loved ones brings up so many more painful questions and emotions. Melissa, who lost both of her parents before her wedding, dives into this, sadly, universal issue. Begging the question: how DOES one juggle grief and wedding planning?