Brianna and Nick Part 3: Icing on the Metaphorical Cake

In case you didn’t know, there’s a global pandemic going on. Thanks to COVID-19, life looks a little different right now with businesses closed and toilet paper nowhere to be found. There is an element of uncertainty in the air right now, and that holds true for anyone planning a wedding in 2020. Our Couple of the Year Brianna and Nick are doing their best to remain positive through it all while being proactive (hello back update) and focusing on what matters. A wedding day isn’t about a party or a big guest list, it’s about your love. When you focus on love, everything else fades.

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How to Postpone Your Wedding

Let’s talk about the thing no one wants to mention… sometimes weddings have to be pushed back. Whether due to family issues, weather, or in the case of recent circumstances, a worldwide pandemic. Whatever the reason, the protocol is the same and we’re here to walk you through it!

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Jacqueline and Jared Part 6: Finding THE Dress

Our Couple of the Year Jacqueline and Jared are getting married in just 64 days!! While the final planning is happening, it’s time to look back at when Jacquline found her dream dress, in a totally unexpected way!

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Five Myths About Hiring a Wedding Planner – Debunked

Hooray! You are engaged and cannot wait to dive in to planning. The Pinterest wedding world is really exciting and the thought of making your own dreams become a reality is even more exciting.

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Sorting the Guest List Mess | The Newport Bride

Breaking through the guest list mess

When I first drew up a guest list my side alone had over 200 people and my then fiance’s about the same. We hadn’t even set a date but we had 400 people on the list. Between immediate family, extended family, friends from college, friends from work, amazing neighbors, family friends, parents friends, and childhood friends; the first draft guest list was a little overwhelming. Actually, make that a LOT overwhelming. Breaking through the chaos of a guest list takes patience, humility, and the 10 year test.

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Sweet Stations for a Winter Wedding | The Newport Bride

5 Sweet Stations for a Winter Wedding

Our 5 favorite interactive sweet stations for a winter wedding from a hot chocolate bar to a make your own frost cupcake. Sweet doesn’t begin to describe the deliciousness we are imagining.  Continue reading

10 Gorgeous Fall Ceremony Arches

Whether you love over-the-top or super-simple decor, a ceremony arch can be a great addition to where you say your vows. There’s something nice about a feature that defines the space. In case guests were wondering, it says “look here!”. These beautiful fall themed arches are a gorgeous way to showcase the season.

(Header: Simply Peachy 1. Deer Pearl Flowers 2. Mod Wedding 3. Deer Pearl Flowers 4. Deer Pearl Flowers 5. Rooted in Love 6. Weddingomania 7.  Deep Pearl Flowers 8. Happy Wed 9. Wedding Chicks 10. Artfully Wed)

Friday Fav: The Bride Box

You’ve probably heard of BirtchBox or Ipsy, or one of those other services that sends monthly goodie deliverables. There’s ones for makeup, accessories, clothes, home decor, almost anything. Now, there’s one for brides!

Bride Box sends you a package full of fun accessories, planning materials, girls night out inspiration, or things for your new home. With almost 100 brands supplying products for the boxes, you’ll never get the same stuff twice. I wish this was around when I got engaged! You can choose to sign up for 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months and you can cancel at anytime. When you sign up there’s a questionnaire that helps the box fillers get to know you. If you choose to fill it out, some of the items in the box will come personalized. If you’re giving Bride Box as a gift, be sure to fill out your friends information so she can get the ultimate Bride Box experience.

(All photos from the thebridebox.com)

LWD (Little White Dresses) For the Bride-to-be

Brides no longer just need one dress. Now there’s bridal shower dresses, bacheloret party dresses, rehearsal dinner dresses, reception/dancing dresses, there’s easily half a dozen times a bide-to-be can wear a LWD. With hundreds of adorable options, who can refuse another dress! Which of these sweet little numbers do you like best?

For more LWD’s, see our Pinterest board, Little White Dress.

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Eliza J, Alfred Sung, Jenny Yoo,

Etsy, Weddington Way, Asos

Classyside, Glamradar, ModCloth

Muymolon, rStyle, NastyGal

Harper’s Bazar, Banana Republic, BHLDN

Pinterest, Nordstrom, Ebay

Sugar and Spice, and Pumpkin and Apple

Fall is for pumpkin pie and apple cider. Cocktail hour is no different. These festively themed drinks are all about the fall flavors. A drink with spiced cider you say? Consider it served.

Honey Bourbon Apple Cider by Hello Natural

Hot Buttered Rum by Epicurious

Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail Rum by Horrible Housewife

Pumpkin Pie in a Glass by Kitchen Meets Girl

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider by Freutcake

Holiday Mule by Home Sweet Jones

Apple Cider Mimosa by The Cookie Rookie

Cranberry Gimlet by Food Fanatic

Boozy Maple Orchard by The Fitchen

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog by Produce on Parade

For more cocktail hour favorites, check out our Cocktail Hour board on Pinterest!