Is a Wedding The Same As a Party? The Truth About “Wedding Markup”

There have been some whispers going on around the web about the words “wedding markup”, thanks to a recent news story that aired recently, comparing a wedding to a party. While I’ve discussed this topic before (Read: Is The Wedding Industry Scamming You?), I wanted to go ahead and touch on it once again, but […]


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5 Reasons To Hire A Professional For Your Wedding, Not A Friend!

Today we’re talking about something that is near and dear to my heart- hiring professionals for your wedding. One would think that hiring professionals would be a no-brainer, but this isn’t always true. Sometimes you just want to spend as little as possible, and so you resort to trying to find “alternatives” for the usual wedding services. And […]


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7 Common Wedding Myths: DEBUNKED

Some of you may know that one of the big reasons I started blogging back in 2009 was to help other brides- because I myself as a bride felt like there was so much about weddings that I wish I had known. I remember being on my honeymoon, and realizing things that went wrong- things […]


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15 Destination Wedding Locations You May Not Have Thought About

After Lauren’s most recent trip to Italy to attend a destination wedding (you can catch a few of her pictures on Instagram!), it’s safe to say each and every member of the ELD Team continues to have a touch of wanderlust. What better way to cure our travel bug than turn to the vetted and […]


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5 Simple Things Required of Grooms

Editor’s note: We are so excited to be welcoming our friend Evan from The Groom’s Guide to ELD as our resident groom expert! He’ll be popping in from time to time to share insights especially for the men who are such an integral part of the wedding day. He’s starting us off with the basics, […]


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9 Things You Need To Know About Planning Your Wedding

While you’re planning your wedding, there are so many details large and small that need to be decided upon. From guest count and venue selection to color palettes and how you will walk down the aisle, your to-do list of questions to answer may feel never ending. As you’re likely well aware by now, we’re […]


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Wedding Truths

Okay, it’s time for some wedding planning truths y’all! Some of you may know that I used to be a wedding planner and designer in a past life. And before that, I was totally and completely clueless about weddings, while at the same time, planning my own wedding. Needless to say, when I started out […]


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5 Reasons To Register For Your Wedding Using MyRegistry.com

Registering for your wedding might seem like one of those things about getting married that is cliche and outdated, especially if, like many couples, you live together and basically have everything you need. With a traditional registry, you’re usually limited to the items and price ranges of whatever store you register with- which can be a […]


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Aisle Society: An All New Way To Find Wedding Inspiration

I am so very excited to introduce you to an all new way to find wedding inspiration- with the recently launched Aisle Society! I and 30+ other wedding bloggers have been hard at work for the past 9 months to create this all new wedding inspiration website for brides, grooms, and wedding pros. This week we finally lifted […]


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What To Wear Underneath Your Wedding Dress

Let’s be honest- your wedding is dress is likely one of the most important parts of your wedding day. I don’t care how much you spend, whether you’re eloping or hosting a grand ballroom soiree- just about every bride is going to be wearing a wedding dress on her wedding day. Spending hours searching for […]


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