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H&M Recreated Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress for $299

Whether you're planning to walk down the aisle soon or hoping to meet Mr. Right at the wedding on your calendar this year, you're going to fall in …

Weddings

Be an Inspired Bride: Three Wedding Color Story Ideas

So, your big day is on its way, eh? Rest easy—you don’t have to have every detail determined right away. Start by selecting the vibe you’d like to achieve, then everything else will fall into place! As for your leading ladies? They’re probably eager to start bridesmaid dress hunting. We’ve pulled …

Weddings

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Demographics

30 Unique Altar Alternatives For Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor weddings offer all sorts of possibilities for ceremony decor — especially when it comes to creative, unexpected altar alternatives. Whether …

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Stuck in Judgment? Ask Yourself These 5 Transforming Questions | Inc.com

Believe it or not, it is possible to develop your empathetic ability. The goal in understanding others is to let them know that they are supported and how they feel is important to you. The outcome can be life changing: You will find it easier to deal with the negativity of others by understanding …

Self-help

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

How to Craft Your Life's Purpose and Stop Wasting Your Precious Time Here on Earth

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.<p>…

Four Ways To Improve Your Focus When You Work From Home

Working from home can be a lot more productive than working in an office if you set some parameters.<p>If you want to get more done at work, consider staying at home. People who work remotely three to four days a week are more engaged with their work, according to Gallup’s latest “State of the …

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Here's What To Do If It's Raining On The Morning Of Your Wedding

There are a lot of anxieties that surround your wedding day, but you shouldn't let the weather be one of them. While we'd all love a sunny day filled …

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <b>90 percent</b> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

This Bride Wore So Many Stunning Outfits During Her Italian Wedding, It's Hard to Choose a Favorite

Blogger Annie Lawless had her dream wedding on the Amalfi Coast. The bride wore not one but four custom white ensembles by designer Pnina Tornai. During the <b>Midsummer Night's Dream</b> welcome party, Annie wore a wide-leg jumpsuit that featured a plunging neckline. Later, she switched into a lace crop …

9 Questions Brides Forget To Ask Their Wedding Venues

Getting engaged just begins the start of a long line of wedding planning. Whether you plan your wedding yourself or hire an expert planner, there are …

5 Mistakes Brides Make When Planning A Wedding Out Of State

Yes, weddings are a fun and exciting time. However, planning them can be stressful--especially if you're getting married out of state. Luckily, there …

Bridal Shower Gift Etiquette: Should I Send a Gift if I Can't Attend?

<i>Traditional etiquette states that if you receive an invitation to a wedding (even if you can’t make it!), you should send the couple a wedding gift. But a wedding isn’t the only celebration you’ll be invited to. So does the same rule apply to other pre-wedding events where gifts are expected—do you</i> …

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6 Traditional Wedding Dress Fabrics & Why They're Popular

Not all wedding dress fabrics are created equally. Some fabrics are better suited for structured designs, others are great for flowing, light looks, and others for larger-than-life ballgowns. Before you jump into wedding dress shopping, learn what to expect when it comes to fabric. We talked to …

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5 Things The Mother Of The Bride Forgets To Do Before The Wedding

From your her first breakup to teaching her how to file a tax return, you've been with your daughter every step of the way. Now that she's a …

Wedding Reception Etiquette That Every Guest Should Know

<i>While every wedding is a little bit different, there are a few tried and true pieces of etiquette for guests that apply across the board, like arriving 15 minutes before the ceremony start time listed on the invitation or only RSVP-ing for the number specified on the invitation’s envelope. We asked</i> …

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What To Do When You’re Invited To A Wedding—But The Couple Stiffed You At Yours

While no wedding is about the gifts you’ll get in return, you will probably never forget who (if anyone) attended your wedding but left you empty handed. Fast forward, and now you’re invited to theirs. What’s a scorned couple to do? You pretty much have four options. Here’s what they are.<p>Open the …

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10 'Something Blue' Wedding Ideas That Will Bring You Extra Luck on Your Special Day

We've all heard the old English rhyme something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. But you may not have known the meaning behind …

Weddings

Haven't Thought Of Your Vendors' Day-Of Attire? Here's Why You Need to Address It

<i>You’ve done your research, interviewed the pros, and are positive you’ve hired consummate professionals for your big day. The last thing for them to do now is show up and make your wedding dreams come true! No matter how talented they might be, the last thing you want is for your vendors to arrive</i> …

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Wedding-Exit Toss Ideas, From Flower Petals to Fresh Herbs

The tossing of rice at newlyweds as they exit the wedding ceremony is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes showering the bride and groom with abundance and fertility. But these days, some venues restrict couples from tossing rice—many think it's because the rice is unhealthy for birds (though …

18 Outfit Ideas For Engagement Photos You'll Actually Love

We've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to engagement shoots, but with so much riding on one set of pictures, we want them to be perfect — and to feel like us. The trick isn't just having the right photographer or great lighting — a lot of it is what you and your partner are …

Weddings

How To Plan A Wedding In 6 Months

So your fiancé finally stepped up and proposed—congrats! But for some crazy reason, you decided to get married in 6 months. Maybe the venue of your …

Debunking Bridesmaid Myths, From a Woman Who Has Been One 30 Times

For many women, the movie <i>27 Dresses</i> is a hyperbolic take on reality. Katherine Heigl plays the quirky, hopelessly romantic Jane who brings new meaning to the phrase “always a bridesmaid,” who accepts bridesmaid duties no fewer than on 27 occasions. But for Manhattan-based communications director …

Your Go-To Extensive Wedding Planning Checklist

With so many steps involved in planning a wedding, where do you even begin? You’ve got a million things on your mind and your to-do list for the big …

How to Handle Last-Minute Guest List Additions Without Losing Your Cool

<i>No matter how much advanced notice you give to members of your guest list, how easy you make the RSVP process, or how many times you follow up with stragglers, there’s a good chance you’ll have a few changes to your guest list in the final days before your wedding. Is it inconvenient? Yes. But it’s</i> …

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