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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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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12 Marriage Quotes to Consider for Wedding Toasts & Speeches

12 Marriage Quotes to Consider for Wedding Toasts & Speeches

The big day is coming, the day two loving hearts start beating as one! Which means it’s high time to consider what exactly you are going to say in your wedding toast. The question that worries the most speakers at an LGBTQ+ ceremony — what quotes should you use?

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17 Dark and Moody Fall Wedding Dresses from BHLDN Under $400

17 Dark and Moody Fall Wedding Dresses from BHLDN Under $400

We love to see people who choose to rock non-traditional wedding dresses, and one of the easiest ways to stand out from the crowd is to wear a non-white wedding dress. Not only can you make a huge impact with your non-white gown or dress, but you also stand to save a lot of money in the process, as non-white dresses tend to be significantly less expensive than their white counterparts.

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6 Things to Include in a Killer Welcome Bag for Your Guests

6 Things to Include in a Killer Welcome Bag for Your Guests

Welcome bags can include just about anything, but they are a major cause of waste in weddings. That’s why we encourage you to be extra thoughtful about which items you include. Here are 6 items that are sure to make your welcome bags fun and super useful to your guests!

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7 Not-So Obvious Details You Need to Tell Your Vendors

7 Not-So Obvious Details You Need to Tell Your Vendors

The big to do’s come easy when you first get engaged — set a date, find a place to get married, and book someone to feed everyone — but what most people don’t realize is that the minor details they forget to mention to their wedding day team can actually make or break your celebration.

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Cisgender Hetero Couple? Here Are 5 Ways to Still Support LGBTQIA+ Visibility on Your Wedding Day

Cisgender Hetero Couple? Here Are 5 Ways to Still Support LGBTQIA+ Visibility on Your Wedding Day

If you and your partner are two cisgender hetero people planning your wedding day, you may think that supporting LGBTQIA+ rights and promoting LGBTQIA+ visibility doesn’t have a place in your wedding, but the truth is there are lots of ways to still support your LGBTQIA+ friends and family on your wedding day!

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10 Stylish Gifts to Give Your Wedding Party

10 Stylish Gifts to Give Your Wedding Party

If you're looking for gifts for your wedding party that aren't going to wind up in a landfill next year, these ten wedding party gift ideas, thoughtfully curated, are sure to be a hit.

Pick one or or two things to gift along the way, or stuff a tote bag (there's one listed here) full of everything for an over-the-top gift bag to present to the folks who are getting you through.

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