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Crystal’s pom-poms and stick centerpieces

Are you looking this picture and thinking to yourself, “Self, I want to know more about those awesome colorful pom-poms and non-froofy centerpieces”?

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Unity cocktail

Adrianna and Christian got married recently, and I was scrolling through the pictures. First I noticed the groom’s cake (er, cupcakes?), but then I was really struck by their new tradition: the wedding cocktail.

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Handspun yarn from a wedding dress

This Etsy seller took the “trash the dress” concept to a whole new, awesomely crafty level.

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Bold brides see red when it comes to wedding dresses

I was interviewed by a Canadian newspaper for an article about the red wedding dress trend: Bold brides see red when it comes to wedding dresses. “I’m not saying that all nontraditional weddings should be reactionary, or that your wedding is a place to be rebellious,” the Seattle-based writer told the Georgia Straight. “But I […]

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Who pays for bridesmaids’ dresses?

I’ve told my bridesmaids that they can wear any black dress of their choosing. Since I’m not requiring them to buy an actual bridesmaid’s dress (ick), should I offer to pay a sort of stipend for a new dress that they will probably buy for the wedding anyway?

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Serve your beverages in mismatched ugly mugs: Muglies!

This will look familiar to those of you who’ve read my book — one offbeat bride borrowed my Muglies idea for her recent wedding, complete with using the explanation copy I wrote to explain the concept to guests. Aww. 🙂