Bridal party advice: how to win bridesmaids and influence people

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Braedon Photography and Redmond Digital Media

Even for the most relaxo bride, weddings can be stressful. The pressure of planning an event that is attached to emotions, add some family quirks and spending a chunk of change, can unknowingly, and for some surprisingly, reveal cracks in friendships and create unnecessary dramas. To put it simply, we can go a little mental, act in ways that we probably wouldn’t in ‘real life’ especially when it comes to our nearest and dearest…. those who have been there with you through highs and lows…those who forgive you when you say something that you will later regret…I’m talking about bridesmaids. We’re here to give you a little bridal party advice to keep all those friendships attached when all is said and done!

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A Provence-inspired lavender country wedding by a guy + a girl photography

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Here’s a silly question — who wouldn’t want to get married in the south of France? The gorgeous lavender, rustic details and sophisticated atmosphere of Provence is enough to make even the most unflappable engaged couples swoon! Well, if you can’t get married in Provence, why not have it come to you? That’s what today’s couple, Debbie and Beau, did with their lavender country wedding at Ahmanson Ranch in Santa Monica!

You’ll be wowed by the rustic, rolling hills and majestic oaks of California as the backdrop for this wedding, which was decorated with lavender, wheat and more special touches like the groom’s family crest! The couple’s heritage was represented in their wedding in a way that made it so unique — but you’ll have to read on to see what I mean!

Captured by a guy + a girl photography, this is one day you don’t want to miss!

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Fun summer wedding ideas to keep guests happy

Sarah Morris Photography

Sarah Morris Photography via Wedding Ideas Mag

Everybody loves attending a summer wedding; however, guests may feel the need to bring with them more than usual to keep themselves happy and relaxed throughout the day – think a bottle of water, sunscreen, bug repellent and so on.

So, why not put your guests at the forefront of your wedding day and provide them all the summer supplies that they may need?! Not only will these fun summer wedding ideas make for happy guests, it also will make for a happy bride and groom since everybody in attendance will be taken care of and ready to help celebrate the day!

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The wedding ceremony rehearsal: how to pull off a seamless run-through

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Tori and Sal via Hello May

So you want to get married. You’ve booked the venue, have your A-team of wedding vendors, got your bridal party assembled and are ready to walk down the aisle. But have you taken a second to think about your wedding ceremony rehearsal? Probably not — even though it’s the precursor to a wedding rehearsal dinner, many brides forget to plan their ceremony run through until the last minute. And it makes sense — between all the other planning tasks you have to take care of, taking an hour to run through your wedding ceremony might seem like the least of your worries!

Well, stop what you’re doing now and take the time to schedule a wedding ceremony rehearsal with your officiant, family and wedding party. Not only will it make your ceremony go smoother, you and your attendants will feel confident and happy when walking down the aisle — not clueless and wondering if you’re all doing it right!

Wondering what goes into planning and executing a wedding ceremony rehearsal? We’ve broken down the details for you below!

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