5 no-fail ways to have a fun wedding

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It’s every bride’s nightmare: a totally lame, snoozefest-worthy wedding. Of course, not that any wedding would be boring at all (you’d really have to try hard for that) — but hey, wedding planning takes so much time, money and effort that you want to make sure every last person has a BLAST on your big day. Right?

Well believe it or not, the key to having a fun wedding isn’t in the wedding decor, or the type of flowers you get, or whether or not you decide to wear a veil. Nope — it’s all in the planning! Sounds unsexy but hey, it’s true. And if a little extra planning on your part can ensure guests are raving about your wedding for months to come, then it’s worth it.

We’ve rounded up these 5 ways to have a totally fantastic wedding from our fabulous friends over at A Practical Wedding. As experts on down-to-earth advice for REAL brides, they know what they’re talking about, and these 5 tips will definitely ensure you have the fun wedding of your dreams.

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I gotta say, I agree with every last one of these rules! They’re simple, effective, and totally attainable for any bride to be.

What do you think, brides? What personal touches or ideas are you adding to your wedding to make it extra fun? Let us know in the comments!

Infographic content: How to have a fun wedding via A Practical Wedding

Photos: Nancy Ray and Giuli&Giordi

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Sneak a peek at Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress and wedding weekend looks!

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Bachelor no more! Notoriously handsome and single Hollywood star George Clooney married the kick-ass and beautiful Amal Alamuddin this weekend, as you all already know. BUT, have you seen Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress and all her other stylish ensembles from her wedding weekend in Venice?

As an internationally renowned human rights lawyer, you might think that Amal’s got it all — but her emergence as a new style icon has got the media buzzing, and her wedding weekend outfits are proof that this lady’s got some serious fashion game. Read on to get inspired by her stylish bride-to-be ensembles, and sneak a peek at her GORGEOUS dress!

Day 1: A stylish arrival in Venice

Amal keeps her pre-bridal look classic and modern with a black and white striped Dolce and Gabbana dress. Her best accessory? We can’t decide whether it’s George Clooney or that gigantic engagement ring…

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Fun and fashionable fall groom and groomsmen style ideas

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It’s now the fall, but that doesn’t mean the colors of summer are going away! One of the best ways to keep your fall or winter wedding fresh is to inject some exciting colors and patterns into the mix. All eyes will be on the bride, but that doesn’t mean the groom can’t have some fun too! Dressing the guys in these eye-grabbing fall groom and groomsmen style ideas can give your overall wedding day some pop and pizazz without feeling overwhelming.

From fun florals to unexpectedly bright and bold suit styles, these looks are sure to elevate your wedding’s wow-factor. Read on for more well-dressed grooms!

Fun Florals

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Paula O’Hara via One Fab Day

Bright Suits

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Last chance! Enter to win over $2000 for your bridesmaid dresses, wedding invites, bridesmaid gifts + more!

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The giveaway ends THIS Wednesday, Oct. 1, so don’t delay! Trust us your, bridesmaids are going to LOVE you if you’re the lucky winner…

Check out our fab giveaway partners Weddington Way, Wedding Paper Divas and POPSUGAR to get a sneak preview of what you could win. And don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids to enter + share the giveaway too… a couple extra entries for you can’t hurt, right? Good luck!

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