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What I Learned About Planning a Wedding

With a two year engagement I had plenty of time to plan for every small detail of my wedding, and plan I did. Still, a wedding that runs with absolutely no hiccups or surprises is fairly rare, and mine was no exception. Here’s what I learned from planning a wedding, and how you can learn

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5 Quirky Wedding Venues In & Near Saratoga Springs

Gone are the days when weddings were a one-size-fits-all affair, with the ceremony taking place in a church and the reception at a hotel or restaurant afterward. Today, it’s much more commonplace for weddings to be really personalized and tailored to the bride and groom, reflecting the uniqueness of the couple. If you’re planning for your

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The Ins & Outs of the Wedding Budget and How to Cut Costs

Has the idea of coming up with a wedding budget gotten you completely overwhelmed? You’re not alone! Many couples struggle with getting started with the wedding plans because it can be so intimidating and confusing to break out the hard numbers for every vendor, every favor, every minute detail. We’re making it easy for you

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Popular Wedding Flowers & When They’re in Season

Planning your wedding is hard enough without having to worry about what flowers will be available on your special day. To make floral selection easier, we put together a guide detailing when the most popular flowers are in season. Choosing in-season flowers can keep you from breaking the bank, and can enable you to create the bouquets, boutonnieres,

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Simple Hair & Makeup Wedding Tips for Your Big Day

You’ve got the wedding dress of your dreams! Now you need the right hair and makeup to pull the whole beautiful bride look together. You’ll need to consider if you want your hair up, down, or partway up – we’ve got suggestions for each style, and some overall makeup tips as well. Choose a Hairstyle

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8 Steps to a Successful Low-Budget DIY Wedding

It’s almost every bride’s dilemma: You need to keep costs for the wedding down, but you also want your guests to have a fabulous time. Achieve the low cost wedding of your dreams by following a few simple steps to rein your budget in – and have some fun with do-it-yourself craft projects while you’re

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A Practical Bride’s Guide to Dazzling Makeup

How much do you know about makeup? Whether the makeup consultants at your local department store know you by name, or you purchase the bare minimum needed at the grocery store, every bride can use some sensible advice on wedding makeup. Regardless of your skin tone, there are some comprehensive tips you’ll want to skim

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2017 Longfellows Wedding Show a Success – 2018 Date Announced

Local engaged couples gathered at the annual Longfellows Wedding Show last month. If you’re newly engaged, you should definitely save the date for next year’s show – here’s how the recent event went, and what you can expect at the next Wedding Show. Vendors For the 17th year, the beautiful and historic Longfellows in Saratoga

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