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Create a Super Simple Infographic Template in Adobe InDesign

You must have had your head buried in the sand if you haven't noticed the infographic invasion across the design world! Infographics are enjoying a …

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This tutorial will teach you how to improve your In Design skills, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate user, you will learn some good tips …

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Quick Tip

This Basix tutorial will give readers with no or limited InDesign experience the basic knowledge on how to set-up a document for print.<p>Step 1<p>Open …

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The A to Z of Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a diverse software programme for creating beautiful designs for print and digital. Most designers will have a tried-and-trusted set …

33 InDesign tutorials to level up your skills

Digital publishing platform Adobe InDesign has a ton of features that make it essential for everything from brochure design to creating magazine …

Surviving NaNoWriMo: The Tough Mudder of Writing Challenges

That chill felt by writers at the sound of the words “National Novel Writing Month” is more than just a brisk fall wind. For seventeen years running, November has become a time of year associated with procrastination, scrawled notecards, and word-counts in the glorious tens of thousands — the …

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The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

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Real Brides Reveal the Wedding Trends They Wish Would Retire | Brides

If you're a bride-to-be that just got engaged, you're probably spending your afternoons pinning away to your heart's delight, putting together mood boards, and eagerly crafting your dream wedding. But by month two, you've probably noticed an inundation of common trends that are starting to take …

Can You Invite People to the After Party, But Not the Wedding?

Newsflash: Weddings are expensive. So who <i>hasn't</i> thought of throwing a super-casual after party — on your guests' own tabs, of course — to keep your costs down and your interactions high. But is it really OK to ask people to your after party but not your wedding?<p>"The etiquette rules for weddings are …

San Francisco Companies to Stock Your Guests' Gift Bags and Party Favors

When it comes to wedding favors and gift bag items, one trend that's here to stay is showcasing a bit of where you live, a city you love, or the destination where the wedding is taking place. In San Francisco, that means showing off the bounty of the Bay Area with products made from local companies.<p>…

An Earthy, Organic Wedding in South Carolina

In May of 2010, Melissa Crotty was working at a local store in Park City, Utah, while prepping to open her own business. "Dave came in to pick up a mirror for his sister-in-law and I assisted him," she says of their first encounter. "He noticed me and called the store for a dinner date that same …

5 Wedding Invitation Trends That Are Totally Worthy of Your Guests' Mailboxes

[[opening:<p>In partnership with Wedding Paper Divas<p>]]<p>Will the postal system be able to handle <i>all</i> of the pretty wedding invitations that are about to get sent this season? Well, it isn't stopping the stationery experts over at Wedding Paper Divas from spilling on these five totally timely stationery …

The Groom's Guide to Handling the Registry

Is your guy taking the reigns when it comes to registering for gifts? Or are you a gung ho groom who's pumped to create that wedding wish list? Well, we're about to make the process a breeze with this handy guide to handling the registry in five easy steps. Asking for presents has never been so …

16 Dessert Bars We Double-Tapped on Insta This Week

We love that couples are opting out of the traditional tiered wedding cake and choosing to get creative with dessert bars instead!<p>From this trendy self-serve donut display to a suspended showing of sweets, these couples totally nailed the confections at their weddings...<p>{{script:async defer …

Things to Remember the Month Before Your Wedding

The final countdown has arrived and while the butterflies of excitement are starting to swarm in your stomach even more than they have before, it's important to stick with your ultimate to-do list and make sure you tie a ribbon on any last-minute tasks that you have to take care of before you take …

26 Wedding Rules You Might Not Know

While we're always up for taking Uncle Albert for a twirl on the dance floor and clinking a flute of Champagne to the happy couple, a looming pile of …

Best of Bridal Fashion Week: Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress Collection

As we continue to share our favourite collections from New York Bridal Fashion Week, today we’re gushing over dresses from a designer who always gets …

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10 Reactions You'll Have When Trying on Wedding Dresses

Shopping for your wedding dress can be a simultaneously stressful and joyous experience. Just like meeting your fiancé, they say of finding your wedding dress: "when you know, you know." Here are 10 reactions you may have before the big "yes" moment...<p><b>1. This dress costs HOW much?!</b><p><b>2. Does this</b> …

10 Unique Wedding Gifts to Give

Finding the perfect wedding gift can be challenging... but it doesn't have to be boring! Why give a toaster, gravy boat, or some other random gadget off the couple's registry list when you can surprise them with something truly special? There are so many unique wedding gift options that put these …

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13 Charts That Perfectly Sum Up The Reality Of Planning A Wedding

Why is there glitter everywhere? Why is everything SO EXPENSIVE?

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How to Rent a Wedding Tuxedo or Suit Without Ever Leaving Your Home

[[opening:<p>In partnership with Generation Tux<p>]]<p>From ordering take-out without ever picking up the phone, to hiring an on-demand handyman instead of messing with an overly-complicated manual, to getting a last minute at-home blow-out in a bind, our dependency on technology these days is for <i>real</i>. And …

Crowd-Pleasing Late-Night Wedding Snacks: The Comfort Foods Edition

Serving late-night snacks at a wedding reception is becoming more popular — not to mention the guests love it! One of our favorite menu trends? Delicious comfort foods (often served in bite-size portions!). Here are our favorite ways to serve them and keep everyone dancing until dawn.<p><b>Pizza:</b> After …

5 Things You Should Know Before Committing to a Big Wedding

There's a whole lot to love about big weddings and more love to go around, no doubt. But is the more the merrier the right approach for you and your big day? Let's find out! Before you say yes to 200+ guests, take these 5 factors into consideration first.<p><b>1. You'll have to make sacrifices in other</b> …

Say Fine to the Dress: How To Dress For The Wedding YOU Want To Have

The first thing you should know about me is that I love weddings.<p>I love to talk about them, look at pictures of them, and obsess over every last detail from escort tables to bustles. I also totally understand that a “perfect” day, at least by Pinterest standards, just isn’t achievable, unless you …

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Shop for a Wedding Dress Without Making Yourself Miserable: Here's the Secret

Wedding dress shopping can be a surprisingly miserable experience. You're not exactly sure <b>what</b> you want, your mom has a <i>very</i> specific style of wedding dress in mind and gets worked up when you ask try on anything else, and your bridesmaid entourage just wants to get to lunch already. (And if your …

5 Sisters Wore Their Wedding Gowns Together for the Sweetest Photo Shoot Ever

Who says you'll only wear your wedding dress once?<p>Five sisters — Lindsay, Becky, Kelly, Cassie, and Jamie (formerly known as by their maiden name Walitsch) — recently decided to thank their parents for spending what one can assume was a fortune by paying for all five weddings. The sisters showed …

5 tips for giving a wedding toast. Skip the inside jokes — and no roasting.

<i>Welcome to Wedding Guest Wednesday, an occasional feature in which Solo-ish explores the joys and woes of attending other people’s weddings. Because it’s not all about the happy couple — it’s a big day for guests as well.</i><p>Several months before my first time as a maid of honor, I had a stress dream …

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A Wedding Day Timeline For Thoughtful Brides-To-Be

<i>By Jessica McGuinn</i><p>Planning a wedding can be one of the most joyous and exciting but also stressful events in a woman's life. We've all seen the proposals where the (already shaking with nerves) bachelor has to ask, "So, is that a yes?!" when the girl of his dreams stands there crying with her hands …

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24 Semi Naked Wedding Cakes With Pretty Details

Add to favorites<p>Unique <i>wedding cakes</i> today have come a very long way. Whether you call them half naked/,barely frosted,nearly naked or semi naked …