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Do This One Thing for a Better Relationship With Your Daughter-in-Law

Cue the champagne: Your son or daughter has found the one! That said, after the wedding dust has settled, you might find that you and your new daughter-in-law are living less than happily-ever-after. Of course, every MIL and DIL duo is different, and the tension between each pair will vary for any number of reasons. Still, the most frequent complaint […]

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How Much Everyone Else is Spending on Wedding Gifts

With wedding season in full swing, guests everywhere are asking the same question: How much money should I give the newlyweds? Though most guests will spend an average of $109 this year—on par with last year’s figure, $108—the average cost nearly doubles to $200 if the recipient is a close family member, according to the American Express Spending & Savings […]

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Recycle Those Bridesmaid Dresses You’ll Never Wear Again

Your best friend simply had to have her bridesmaids donned in a mint chiffon gown, so you forced a smile and forked over the cash knowing full well you’d never wear the dress again. The good news? There’s no need to let that mint-colored monstrosity take up valuable real estate in your closet.

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Is Social Media a #Do or a #Don’t at Weddings?

While some couples embrace social media by dedicating a unique hashtag to their big day, others are turning their cheek to a digital dump of wedding photos (even attention-loving Kim and Kanye are said to have put a ban on cell phones and cameras at their May 24 wedding). According to a survey by TK, only 14 percent of brides ask guests to power down, but a hefty 44 percent believe some digital boundaries should be respected.

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How to Save on Wedding Gifts

When you’re deep into wedding season, you may also find yourself deep in debt. There’s no way around it: Weddings are expensive, and even more so if you’re in the wedding party. Though you can’t get away without booking travel and accommodations or getting the couple a gift, you can find ways to make those bills just a little easier on your wallet.

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The Top 10 Biggest Wedding Guest Complaints from SHEfinds.com

Springtime marks the start warmer temperatures (let’s hope) and the kick off to wedding season! Whether it’s your own, a family member’s, friend’s, or coworker’s, there is no doubt that you’ll be attending one or two of these celebrations over the next few months. Our friends at SHEfinds.com have put together a list of the top 10 biggest wedding guest […]

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How to Ask For Cash as a Wedding Gift

These days, plenty of engaged couples already have bedding, kitchen appliances, and other items you’d need to furnish a home and begin a life together. So, what’s an engaged couple to do if they’d rather receive a cash gift?

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Wednesday Trivia: National Marriage Proposal Day

Thursday, March 20 is the first day of spring—a changing of seasons that causes so much excitement, apparently, that it shares a date with National Marriage Proposal Day. The San Francisco Chronicle has a slew of fun facts about engagements, including the interesting detail from a David’s Bridal survey that one in five women reserved their Internet usernames with their […]

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10 Ways to Get Freebies for Your Wedding by SHEFINDS.com

Although I’m not currently planning a wedding myself, at my age, I almost always know someone who is. Recently, my younger sister got engaged (congratulations, Mel!). In an effort to help her plan the wedding of her dreams, I came across this helpful piece on SHEFINDS.com. This story gives 10 clever tips to help you stick to your budget without […]

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How to Create a DIY Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Meredith Perez, founder and creative director of Belle Fleur, explains how to create a lush flower arrangement.

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