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I’m Engaged! Now What? 10 Questions I Have Now That I’ve Said “Yes”

July 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So, my…fiancé (it’s so weird to say that!) popped the question late last week. We discussed marriage in the past. In fact, he even asked my dad for my hand when he went home with me for Christmas last year. But I was still shocked by the proposal. I literally turned around and there he was, on his knee, with a ring!

Since coming down from cloud nine, I’ve been asked a few times already about specifics for the future wedding. Questions which I have no answer to (causing people to stare at me like I have three eyes). You see, I didn’t grow up as one of those girls who knew what her colors were going to be, what her dress was going to look like, and when and where she was going to get married by the time I was in high school. Nope! So now that it’s time to think about those things, I can honestly say that I’m a bit overwhelmed. So many things to do research on! So many things to consider! So much money to save!

Don’t get me wrong. I’m excited to be the future Mrs. Oluloye (*smiles*), God willing. But at the moment, I have no idea where to start in this wedding planning thing. If you have any advice, I would appreciate it. So with that being said, here are 10 questions that have popped up in my head since getting engaged that I need answers to.

10 Ways To Get The Wedding You Want

January 25th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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Last year I got the crazy idea to plan a wedding and carry a pregnancy all at the same time. What can I say? I’m ambitious like that. Honestly, one of those things wasn’t exactly planned but that didn’t make them both any less incredible. And with wedding season right around the corner, I advise anxious brides-to-be to keep that same mindset or you may risk losing it…your mind, that is.

Although I had to change my wedding date, choose a gown that could accommodate both me AND my daughter and track down wedding guests who were already rushing to make travel plans, my Vegas wedding day ended up going exactly how I wanted it to go and it was all because I decided that day was about what me and my fiancé wanted and not about what anyone else thought it should be or perfecting some Pinterest puzzle. If you’re planning your special day, here are 10 ways to make sure your day goes just the way you want:

Signs You’re Suffering From More Than Just Cold Feet

August 13th, 2013 - By Ashley Page
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It’s not uncommon for the bride and groom-to-be to be overwhelmed by feelings of doubt before the big day. This is often known as cold feet, and while not everyone suffers from it, there are plenty of people who do. However, in some cases, the hesitation to tie the knot can mean much more than just cold feet. It might signify that you really aren’t ready. Here are a few signs something more serious is going on.

Must Dos Before You Say I Do

June 27th, 2013 - By Ashley Page
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Wedding planning is a pretty lengthy process with all sorts of important details that must be considered and even more must do’s. While you’ll need to find a caterer for your wedding, as well as a venue, and nominate bridesmaids, there’s a lot more that must be considered and figured out before the big day. Because even though you’re planning for a ceremony, you’ll also need to be planning for a lifetime. Here are 14 things you should do before the wedding in order to make your future with your new husband amazing.

The Wedding That Keeps On Giving: How To Recycle Your Decorations

June 26th, 2013 - By Julia Austin
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Your wedding should come with zero guilt. But, since we know this is impossible because your bridesmaids wanted a different colored dress, your mom still hasn’t warmed to the location, and some people just couldn’t be invited, at least do what you can to feel great after your big day and make use of all the knick knacks/decorations/essentials leftover—or make sure somebody else does.

Newly Engaged? Resources To Keep Your Wedding On Track And On Budget

June 6th, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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Congratulations on your engagement! Taking the next step in your relationship is a big commitment that typically comes with a celebration full of family and friends. If he just put a ring on it and people are already asking you when’s the big day, tell them to chill out, and take all the time you need to sort things out.

Planning a wedding regardless of size can be quite frustrating and overwhelming. There are thousands upon thousands of books, planners and companies to consider when trying to figure out your special day. Can you say too much dot com?

Should you be on the journey to your “I do,” here are some resources to help keep you on track with planning and your budget.

Planning Your Wedding: What to Do When Time Is Running Out

June 3rd, 2013 - By Candace Smith
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The peak of wedding season is in full effect and if you are married, are thinking about getting married, or have participated in a wedding, you know just how stressful and insane preparing for a wedding can get. But while the clock ticks away, there is hope! Husband and wife Sojourner and Milo Auguste are the wedding planning duo behind Erganic Design. If you are seeking something different from the same old wedding planner schemes, read on to gather tips on how to manage the wedding of your dreams in a short amount of time, on a budget.

Bridezillas And Hating Bridesmaids: 10 Things You Shouldn’t Say Or Do When You’re Planning Or Participating In A Wedding

April 2nd, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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I know I’m not the only person who felt enormously stressed by simply being asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. The whole opportunity to support my loved one was nice, but I saw a side of folks, including other bridesmaids and the bride, that I wasn’t too crazy about. If you are the one planning a wedding or just trying to take part in one to make somebody else happy, please don’t be the person to do the following:

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Don’t Assume People Are Balling Out Of Control

You might be rolling in dough while preparing for your big day, or as the maid of honor, you might want the bridesmaids to put in big dollars for getaways, spa sessions, and unique ways to celebrate bridal showers and bachelorette parties, but always remember that times are hard. With people having to buy dresses, gifts, pay for travel expenses and more, folks need to be reasonable in what they expect from wedding parties and family, unless you just want to keep things very small. But trust, if people can’t afford certain expenses, I’m sure they’ll let you know reeeeeeeeal quick.

14 Things You’ll Regret Not Having At Your Wedding

March 20th, 2013 - By Julia Austin
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From big things like a color scheme to little things like alcohol labels, there are so many unexpected things that can make or break a wedding—or at the very least, leave you regretting how you handled that aspect instead of enjoying your big day, like you should be! Be sure to have these things (both tangible and theoretical) at your wedding.

Social Media At Your Wedding: What’s Cute And What’s Cheap?

March 8th, 2013 - By Julia Austin
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When two people get engaged, they want to scream it from the rooftop! And that’s okay, because from the rooftop may be only your next-door neighbors will hear you. But when it comes to weddings, when does sharing become over sharing? With social media having an increased presence in our most intimate and monumental of events, when does it enhance “the big day”, and when does it just cheapen it?