8 top tips for planning your wedding guest list

Gorgeous romantic wedding couple on the big day!

Yuna Leonard Photography via Ruffled

We figured it was about time we tackled one of the most contentious parts of wedding planning, the dreaded guest list. Our main goal with this list of top tips is to de-stress the guest list and make sure you’re focussed only on smooching your honey when it comes to the big day!

We’ve all heard the horror stories about arguments with in-laws over guests or avoiding acquaintances for weeks because they weren’t invited. Planning your wedding guest list certainly isn’t easy, but with these tips we know you’re going to be looking out at your guests after you say “I do” with a big old smile!

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13 Couples That Had The Best Rainy Wedding Day Photos and How To Get Your Own!

Bride and groom all smiles on their rainy wedding day! Check out the post for 12 other couples that embraced rain on their wedding day!

With all of the rain, we have been getting here in California it is hard not to think about rainy wedding days. I know rain on your wedding day can seem like a bad omen or at least a huge stressor, but I am here to show you that it can also be a blessing! There are a lot of things that need to get done to prepare for rain on your wedding day. One thing you should definitely consider is how to get lovely rainy wedding day photos that you will treasure forever:

  • Don’t be afraid to go outside
  • Don’t be afraid of getting a little bit of rain on your wedding dress
  • Do properly accessorize with adorable rain boots and colorful umbrellas
  • Do involve your bridal party in fun rainy day photos
  • Do be sure to lift your wedding dress up as you walk through the rain, a few rain drops on your dress is fine (but you won’t want to pay for the cleaning bills that will incur if you get it muddy)!
  • Do take fun photos of you and your groom through rainy windows
  • Do use rain reflections for fun photos
  • Don’t let the rain ruin your day!

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BOW awards: the most gorgeous wedding dresses of 2014

Gorgeous beaded long sleeve wedding dress. I'm in love!

Rachel Kara

Well it’s official — the clock is quickly winding down on 2014, and a brand new year is just around the corner. Call me a little nostalgic, but I love looking back on a year that’s gone by and picking out my favorites. In fact, I like it so much that I’ll be doing a little blog series from now until 2015, picking out the very best in weddings for 2014. Get ready brides: the Best of Weddings awards (BOW awards for short, how cute is that?) starts now!

First order of business: rounding up the most gorgeous wedding dresses of 2014. Because who doesn’t want to kick off a series with an awesome topic like wedding dresses, right? Read on to see the very best dresses of 2014 and the fearlessly stylish brides who rocked them!

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Festive wintry & New Year’s Eve wedding favor ideas

Gorgeous New Year's Eve wedding inspiration! We love these favor ideas!

Nancy Ebert

Wedding favors have evolved over the years, becoming more of an opportunity for the bride and groom to showcase their personalities to their guests in a unique, memorable way. Rather than simply setting out candies or mints, couples are taking favors a step further so their guests have a token of appreciation to take home from the wedding.

If you’re getting married during the cold-weather months, particularly around the end of the year, a New Year’s Eve wedding favor is a guaranteed opportunity to incorporate the season and holiday into your big day. Not sure where to start? Use the following favor ideas as inspiration for favors that your guests won’t soon forget.

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