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Tips for Planning a First Birthday Party

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A farm-themed first birthday party dessert table

A first birthday is a milestone that many parents enjoy celebrating with friends and family. This party is more for the parents than for the child. A few helpful hints will make it more likely that a first birthday party will go smoothly. Start With a Budget Start by setting a budget. You can’t make plans […]

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Tips for Writing Your Own Vows

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groom reading wedding vows to bride

One way to make your wedding more personal and meaningful is by writing your own vows. Take a few steps to make the process easier. This makes it more likely you’ll end up with exceptional wedding vows. Check With the Officiant Check with the officiant before writing your own vows. They may not even allow […]

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Ideas for What to Put in Welcome Bags for Wedding Guests

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bottles of water to include in welcome bags

When couples invite out-of-town guests for their wedding, they sometimes put together welcome bags. Welcome bags are especially used for destination weddings when many guests stay at the same few hotels. It helps to show your appreciation of the effort the guests have made to come to your wedding. Here are some ideas if you want to […]

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Food Stations: A Trendy Alternative to Buffets

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an example of food stations: table with display of various cupcakes

When planning an event, you can choose from all sorts of alternatives for food service. You need not choose between a seated dinner and a standard buffet meal. One alternative that’s trendy is to use food stations. You can offer multiple food stations to provide an entire meal. You could also combine a seated meal […]

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Tips for Personalizing Your Wedding

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If you love dinosaurs, personalizing your wedding can be as easy as a centerpiece with greenery candle, dinosaur toy, and a dinosaur card with the table number

One of the latest trends in wedding planning is personalization. Couples don’t want their wedding to be a copy of all the other weddings they’ve attended. Here are some tips for personalizing your wedding. You can make it more of a reflection of you and your future spouse as a couple. Remember that not everything […]

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Tips for Setting Up Your Wedding Registry

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Guests appreciate having a well set up wedding registry to give them ideas for your wedding gift. Not everyone will buy from the wedding registry. However, it will give guidance to those who prefer it. Following a few tips will help you set up the perfect wedding registry. Do It Early In the Wedding Planning Process […]

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Tips for Coming Up With a Great Seating Plan

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part of table at wedding reception showing "bride" place and her hand as well as plates, wine glass, and candle, making the seating plan clear for the table

You want everyone to enjoy themselves at your wedding. One way to help ensure people have fun is to plan where everyone will sit. You need not assign people to an exact seat. However, it’s helpful to at least assign tables. The following tips will help you come up with the seating plan. Start With the Head […]

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Deciding Whether to Have an Unplugged Wedding

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man texting on his phone, which shouldn't happen at an unplugged wedding

Almost everyone always carries a phone. They spend a lot of time taking pictures and making social media posts from wherever they are. This might include your wedding. While planning your wedding, decide whether to have an unplugged wedding. You could also allow people to take photos and post at will. Each choice has its […]

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Ideas for Reception Activities to Entertain Your Guests

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DJ's hands using DJ equipment

You need not offer activities at your wedding besides the typical grand entrance, food, and dancing. In fact, some couples don’t even take part in these reception events. However, including reception activities on your special day gives guests a more memorable event. Icebreaker Games Yes, these games are sometimes cheesy but done right, they’re lots of […]