Jessica Shanstrom

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30 Cheap & Polished Home Upgrades You Need To Create A Cozy Nest

We're officially in the thick of nesting season: Temperatures are on a steady decline, and all we want to do is stay in, watch Netflix reruns, and …

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14 Navy Blue Wedding Decoration Ideas for a Timeless Color Scheme

It's a brilliant alternative to the more traditional black.<p>Wedding trends come and go, while others remain perennial favorites for both decor and wedding attire alike. A navy blue color palette, for example — despite the fact that it's having a moment according to Pinterest — is as timeless as they …

9 Ceremony Photos You’ll Want to Add to Your Shot List, Stat

Capturing memorable photos on your big day is a major must, and making sure your photographer snaps plenty of shots at your ceremony is essential!<p>Here is the wedding ceremony photo shot list. You definitely don’t want to miss:<p><b>1. The father daughter first look.</b> This photo is going to be a tearjerker …

13 Wedding Photographer Secrets You Need to Know Before You Get Married

Wedding photographers see it all — and they capture it forever on film. The nature of their job is to get right in the mix of things, and while this makes for great photos, it also makes for great stories. In a Reddit iAMA, a wedding photographer of 16 years dished the dirty, funny, and touching …

14 Colorful Serveware, Dishes, and More to Upgrade Your Table for Summer

If you love snapping Instas of your gorg dinner setups, you’ll definitely *need* a few of these tabletop finds. By simply swapping out your standard dishes, you can upgrade your meals with a healthy dose of bright, summery flair. Think: millennial pink serveware, tropical drinking glasses, and even …

Wedding Guests Seriously Love These 6 Reception Extras

Entertaining your guests for the night seems easy, right? As long as the drinks are flowing and the plates are filled with endless food, everyone should be having a grand ol' time. But if you're looking to impress your wedding guests all night long, you may want to add a little extra spark to your …

3 Style Hacks For Guys We Found On Pinterest

<i>Lifesavers.</i> Has anyone else been on Pinterest lately? Because male bloggers are pinning some serious style hacks.It’s probably because Pinterest is …

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10 gorgeous summer wedding dresses under $500

Trying to find appropriate attire to rock to a summer wedding can be tough. And if you’re the bride, it can a lot harder – especially when on a …

15 Wedding Movies to Watch for Major Inspo

When you’re a bride-to-be, you start seeing inspo for your wedding EVERYWHERE. But beyond scrolling through all the amazing photographers on Insta or the top Pinterest wedding accounts, there’s one place you might not have considered — and it’s easily streamable on Netflix. Take a break from your …

25 Stunning Wedding Hairstyles for Brides With Short Hair

#ShortHairDontCare.<p>If short hair is your ~signature~ and you're in need of some inspo for your big day, feast your eyes on these 25 bridal-approved styles that'll leave you looking stunning in your wedding photos — now and forever more.

5 Ways to Have an Instagram-Worthy Wedding on a Budget

Let’s be real for a second: All those gorgeous, glittery wedding planning ideas you’ve saved on Pinterest? They’re probably from staged shoots—not real weddings—and photographed in tiny spaces. Filling a wedding venue with oversized florals, rose-covered backdrops, a la Kim and Kanye, and dazzling …

8 Bedroom Essentials You Can't Forget to Add to Your Wedding Registry

So much of a wedding registry focuses on the kitchen. After all, newlyweds have to eat, and wedding gifts are a great way to set yourselves up for evenings of gourmet cooking and entertaining. Often overlooked, however, is the place you spend the most time when you're home: Your bedroom! It should …

32 Reasons Why You'll Want To Use Amazon To Help Plan Your Wedding

It doesn't need to be stressful. I mean it probably will be, but Amazon is here to help.

Wedding Details to Share With Your Friends Before Asking Them to Be Bridesmaids

Asking your closest gal pals to stand by your side on your wedding day can be one of the coolest and most exciting moments of your wedding adventure. It may be something you have waited to do for quite some time, even deciding who your bridesmaids would be long before you were even engaged (or …

33 Insanely Beautiful Formal Dresses You Can Actually Afford

All under 80 smackaroos. Hello, summer soirées!<p><i>The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

21 DIY Wedding Flowers Tips - How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

I know it sounds like a lot of work, but if you actually put these floral tricks to the test, I promise you'll save yourself a lot of money on your wedding day. Here, Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy in Las Vegas, shows how to DIY your way to gorgeous flowers on your big day.<p>1. Cut your flower …

30 Minimalist Wedding Ideas for the Cool Bride

With so many details and décor options, wedding planning can be stressful, so why not make it simple? Beloved by the cool girl, minimalism has become a major wedding trend, and let us tell you — there is beauty in simplicity. You may think you need loaded centerpieces and layers of linens for your …

What I Learned From Trying 5 Popular Wedding Makeup Options

I look like a completely different person in each photo.<p>I never could've guessed that deciding on my wedding makeup look would be as difficult as finding the perfect wedding dress. As someone who writes about beauty for a living, selecting a service and choosing a look should be easy, right? …

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These Edible Flower Wedding Cakes Are Next-Level Gorgeous

When it comes to your wedding cake, you obviously want something that’ll fit your theme and add that extra touch of romance. But if you’re on the hunt for a total *showstopper,* edible flowers will let you have your (stunning) cake and eat it too. This oh-so-pretty garnish isn’t just for your …

A Real Bride's Guide to Planning Your Own Bachelorette Party

*The minute you get engaged, the questions start pouring in: Did you set a date? Who's on the guest list? Open bar? But your girls may have a different question: where and when are we having the bachelorette party? It used to be that the bridesmaids were the safe bet for planning a killer …

8 Simple Wedding Updos You Can Copy from Pinterest

Updos are pretty much standard fare for brides, as any scroll through wedding blogs and social media feeds will confirm. But, as the recently released Pinterest Wedding Report tells us, rather than intricate styles, brides these days are searching for something a little less fussy. In fact, …

The Best Lip Products Brides Need for Perfectly Kissable Lips by Their Wedding Day

These must-have lip products—from hydrating oils to exfoliating masks—will get brides-to-be first kiss-ready just in time for their wedding day!

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18 Bridesmaid Robes That Are Perfect For The Wedding Day And Beyond

Florals, flannel and lace, oh my!<p>No pre-wedding photo shoot is complete without some cute pics of the bride getting ready for the big day with her bridesmaids.<p>Matching bathrobes for the bride and her BFFs make those shots extra adorable. And hey, it doesn’t hurt that the robes are comfy and won’t …

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16 Spring Wedding Favors on Etsy for Under $5

Spring is in the air! And as one of the most popular seasons to get hitched, Etsy is totally stocked with clever and budget-friendly wedding favors. We’ve gathered up 16 of our faves that will top off your spring nuptials in style, while still being kind to your wallet. Pick one of the gems below …

Wedding Dress Codes Explained

Here's How to Dress For Every Wedding, No Matter The Dress Code<p>We asked the experts how to dress for every kind of wedding, from beach to black …

Guys, here's exactly what you should wear to that wedding you have coming up

It's wedding season, and that means that invitation you have hanging on your refrigerator door is likely going to be put to use soon.<p>Ergo, you're probably panicking about what to wear. Well, don't panic — we're here to help. We'll translate the invitation's instructions for you, with the help of …

14 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Wedding Flowers

You’re so in love with your blooming bridal bouquet, so why should it only get a limited amount of glory? Whether you hang your flowers, press them, or sprinkle the edible ones on your favorite desserts, you’ll be able to keep your pretty petals much longer than just one day. Plus, you won’t feel …

Here's how to give an amazing Maid of Honor speech at your best friend's wedding

Your best friend’s wedding is a very big deal and as Maid of Honor, you might even be more nervous than they are about the big day. Maid of Honors …

This fancy KitchenAid cold coffee brewer is built to fit in the fridge

With a compact design and square shape, the KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker should squeeze into your fridge but still brew big batches.<p>Competition among cold coffee products is heating up just in time for summer. KitchenAid has entered the arena with its new $130 Cold Brew Coffee Maker. What sets …

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Brides, Here's Your Definitive Guide to Wedding-Registry Etiquette

<i>Your wedding registry can be anything you want it to be, from a curated list of items for your new home to a honeymoon fund to help with that trip of a lifetime. But no matter what you decide to register for, making sure your registry is well planned and organized will make the whole process that</i> …