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Answers to Your Questions

  Photo Credit:  Endy Events If you are a bride who is knee deep in wedding planning, you know it takes and enormous amount of organization.  First, you create a fine-tuned budget, lay out a well-planned timeline, and then you face dozens of other decisions that might add up to difficult questions and dilemmas. Here…

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100 Money Saving Tips for Your Wedding

  Your wedding budget should not be something you are paying off for the next 5 years! There is a lot of pressure from family and friends to spend lots of money and I am here to tell you that you don’t have to! Make your budget something you are comfortable with and not what your family…

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How are You Going to Purchase Your Wedding Dress?

  Today let’s talk about how you are going to purchase your wedding dress.    Why are dresses so much pricier when they’re meant for walking down the aisle?    Buying a wedding dress is not like buying a pair of boots or that new phone.  It’s an emotional purchase – after all, all eyes will be…

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How to Choose your Wedding Photographer

The photographs from your wedding day will be a timeless memento of a truly special day. Wedding photographers can be very expensive, focus on a number of different styles, and offer a variety of levels of service. All the bridal magazines say to look at some basics like does the photographer work more classic style…

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Do you have a secret desire to be a SuperHero?

Are you a fun, crazy, and some-what offbeat couple looking to have a FUN wedding – something that’s different – something that you?   Do you have that secret craving to be a Super Hero?  Batman?  Wonder Woman?  The Hulk?   Well, express your style and have a comic book themed wedding.  From Star Wars to Spiderman…

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Are you considering a Wedding Hair Wreath?

  Romantic hair wreaths are one of my favorite new trends that you see more and more. It’s a great alternative for an offbeat bride who cares for something fresh and youthful for her wedding. It’s especially good for that “organic” garden style wedding in an open meadow or backyard. Couple your wreath with a…

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So what do you think?

So, what do you think? Last December I reached out to a number of experts in the wedding industry and asked, “What are your predictions for future weddings?”  Let me share with you some of what they expect, and then I would love to hear back from you as to how you feel about their…

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20+ Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding

I am going to start you off with 20+ ideas to personalize your wedding, and by the time you get to the bottom of this list, you will have probably thought of several things as well.  Here we go: Dress doors and entrances with flower garlands and fabric swags. Have a garden wedding and hang…

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What Kind of Bride Are You?

The Visionary Bride The Visionary Bride has a clear and distinct vision of exactly what she wants her wedding to be.  There is no hesitation or uncertainty about the look, the feel, and type of wedding she wants.   She doesn’t want to be overwhelmed with facts and figures.   If you are a “visionary” you may…

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The Fascinator

A style enjoying a huge resurgence in the head covering department is a hat called the Fascinator.  Fascinators are whimsical, frivolous headpieces, usually involving feathers, beads, flowers, and veiling and are worn on the head at an angle.  These hats go back to the 17th century and were worn as an alternative to hats and…

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Brides – Tell Us How We Can Better Help YOU

  BrideStLouis.com has been growing, growing, and growing and we love hearing from you.  We are getting ready to launch the our NEW web site and want to know how we can better help you.    Here are some items we are considering: A Countdown Clock to know exactly how many days are left until your…

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What is Love?

Spring is in the air and so is love.  But what is love?  We asked several future brides to tell us what love meant to them.   For some the answers came quickly, and for others, they had to think about it.  We heard that love is caring for someone else deeply and unconditionally and accepting…

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Welcome to Our Newly Engaged

  Welcome!  Here is a shout out to our newly ringed and engaged brides-to-be.  BrideStLouis.com is delighted to have you join us.  We are the FIRST Place Brides come to plan their wedding. Be sure to visit us at our next WEDDING EXPO or BRIDAL SHOW (See a schedule of all shows on our Web…

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Enjoy the Moment!

When you walk down the aisle and join hands with your husband-to-be, it is one of the most emotional moments of your life.  You have come together to begin a life united as husband and wife.   And quite naturally, this is a time that your guest should be totally focused on what is happening.  BUT,…

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What does your Wedding Color say about you?

The color pallet of a wedding can indicate the season, such as Oranges & Browns for Fall, Pinks for Spring, etc.  However…color can also speak of your individual personality and the relationship that you share with your significant other.  I think Mondays deserve just a little fun to lighten up the back to work day,…

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Is Marriage a Luxury?

There is a very interesting article I recently read in Today’s Money  and I thought it would be good to discuss the highlights of their article and get some feedback from you, our St. Louis/St. Charles couples.   This article points out that the demographics of who walks down the aisle has change in recent…

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Planning to be a DIY Bride?

As many of you know, I really am all about making your day special and adding the personal touches that set your wedding apart.  It is amazing to see how creative our local brides are and the originality they display with taking a theme and really exploiting the idea.  Pinterest and hundreds of other websites…

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Creating “WOW!” at your Wedding Reception

It’s time to talk about making your wedding reception something that family and friends will be talking about for years.  You don’t have to spend a fortune.  You just need to add some extra pizazz and show guests that you really appreciate them.  Let me explain what I am talking about. After years and years…

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Time for Some Fun!

Time for some fun!  How well do you know your wedding trivia?        1. Where does the tradition of the wedding cake come from? A.  From ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride’s head for fertility’s sake. B. From Germany because something sweet will make for a happy marriage. C. No…

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Wedding Favors that your guest will love!

I’m not a big fan of the standard little wedding favors such as the box of colored M&Ms or mints in a tin.  Um…I’ve seen them many times.  Boring.   I think the bride today who uses a little imagination can add a lot of fun and flair to the party.  I’m not talking about breaking…

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Engagement Stories – Is your guy the romantic type?

A big “Welcome” to all you new to-be brides that got your ring recently.  We’re glad you are here…the first place brides in St. Louis go to plan their wedding. We have all seen and heard about proposals made at family get togethers and fun public events, like hockey games etc.   Something tells me that…

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The Path to Wedded Bliss

HOW well do you remember the journey to your big day? Where did you first get together? How long was it between when you first got together and when he proposed? How many months are between your engagement and the marriage? How long were you dating before you met your fiancé’s parents? How many hours…

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