The Benefits of Paying For Your Wedding Yourself

The Benefits of Paying For Your Wedding Yourself

Traditionally, it was always said that parents and other family members would help out financially, within their means. While it’s a wonderful relief for those fortunate enough to have that sort of help, many couples foot the bill themselves when it comes to tackling the costs of their wedding. Paying for your wedding yourself won’t necessarily save you money, but it can save you a ton stress, and here’s why.

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Want to Be Gender Fabulous on Your Wedding Day?

Want to Be Gender Fabulous on Your Wedding Day?

Weddings often heighten the traditional performance of gender, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let the idea of performance empower you to rewrite, reclaim, or reinvent gender roles to express your unique identity. 

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9 Reasons to Have a San Francisco Wedding

9 Reasons to Have a San Francisco Wedding

San Francisco is one of those cities that’s both magic and really authentic. It doesn’t apologize for being itself, and neither do its couples. The average wedding spend for 100–200 guests is $63,00–105,00. San Francisco is also home to the nation’s biggest Pride events. You can only imagine the magic that comes from a city priding itself on authenticity and artistic expression, not to mention the beautiful views and venues at your disposal!

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Wedding-Day Checklist: Important Things to Do and Have on Your Wedding Day

Wedding-Day Checklist: Important Things to Do and Have on Your Wedding Day

Even if it takes a little extra time on the morning of your wedding, there are things you can do to ensure that your wedding goes more smoothly. You'll be glad you considered these things once the ceremony starts, and then you can let the joy of getting married carry you through the night.

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DI-Why? Real Talk About Tackling Your Own Wedding Projects

DI-Why? Real Talk About Tackling Your Own Wedding Projects

The real question you should be asking yourself isn’t whether or not you can pull off a DIY cake pop display, but why you might feel DIY itself is necessary. And if it’s a “must do,” how can you do it smartly?

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Hosting Thanksgiving? Here's How to Survive

Hosting Thanksgiving? Here's How to Survive

Halloween may have passed but there’s still time for one more horror story: This Thanksgiving, you’re hosting. Whether you’re already married, getting married, or recently married, family functions have a way of stressing everyone out.

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All-Inclusive Wedding Resorts: How To Find the Best One for You

All-Inclusive Wedding Resorts: How To Find the Best One for You

If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding, having your ceremony at a wedding resort can help make that dream wedding a reality. Here are 5 of our favorite resorts, as well as advice for how to choose the right one for you.

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Handfasting at Weddings: Why It’s Not Just For Pagans and Witches

Handfasting at Weddings: Why It’s Not Just For Pagans and Witches

Handfasting is a marriage unity ritual that has been used during weddings for centuries. Like many other unity rituals, such as unity candles or sand rituals, it represents the combination of two people coming together to create a new singular entity.

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6 Ways to Have a More Trans-Inclusive Wedding

6 Ways to Have a More Trans-Inclusive Wedding

Trans people have always existed and will always exist regardless of official documentation. Full stop. So what can you do to make your wedding more welcoming to your trans and gender nonconforming guests?

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It Might Be Time To Say Goodbye To Sparklers at Weddings

It Might Be Time To Say Goodbye To Sparklers at Weddings

Many couples want to close out their wedding day with a fiery bang. Unfortunately, sparkler exits are often more hazardous than fun, and for the safety of your friends, family, and paid wedding vendors, it might be time to say farewell to this tradition.

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8 Things to Know About Print-At-Home DIY Wedding Invitations

8 Things to Know About Print-At-Home DIY Wedding Invitations

Printing your invitations at home is one great option to consider, but a few small mistakes could lead to a serious Pinterest Fail situation. Before you commit to printing your wedding invitations at home, consider these 8 guidelines.

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4 Tactics For Keeping the Family Peace at Your Interpolitical Wedding

4 Tactics For Keeping the Family Peace at Your Interpolitical Wedding

Whether we want to admit it or not, we have family with all kinds of political stripes and strife. How do you plan an event with them in mind? Welcome to your official guide on planning an interpolitical wedding!

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The 9 Dos and Don'ts of Eco-Friendly Wedding Confetti Tosses

The 9 Dos and Don'ts of Eco-Friendly Wedding Confetti Tosses

Let’s face it, everyone loves a good wedding day confetti toss send off! They’re exciting and make for great memories and even more amazing photos. But sadly, not all confetti is created equal. Choosing the wrong confetti can have a major negative impact on the environment, so here are 9 things to consider before making a confetti choice for your big day.

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My Friends Like to Drink. How Do I Avoid Going Broke with an Open Bar?

My Friends Like to Drink. How Do I Avoid Going Broke with an Open Bar?

At my wedding, I thought an open bar seemed like a great idea. Why wouldn’t I want to encourage all of my friends and family to eat, drink, and have an awesome time at my wedding? Then we got the bill.

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Why It's Ableist to Ban the Plastic Straw

Why It's Ableist to Ban the Plastic Straw

The debate about the plastic straw should have stopped the first time a person with a disability said, “Wait a minute… I need a plastic straw to drink.” Environmentalists should have apologized and moved on to the next issue, one that probably would have a greater impact on the plastic pollution crisis. However, months later, the disabled are still fighting to be heard on social media and at city council meetings across the globe.

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