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Bridget Clegg

From: Cleveland, OH Favorite Celebrity Wedding: Jackie O & JFK Veil or No Veil: Flower crown! One Thing I Would Never Leave Home Without: My headphones Piece I look forward to every week: DIY Weddings Follow on Twitter: @bridgetdearie

23 Grammy-Nominated Songs That Sum Up Wedding Planning

It's called wedding brain. It's a condition that many to-be-brides experience while wedding planning. It's where everything you see and hear sounds and looks like it pertains to your wedding. For those of you who are in the midst of planning and can identify, this is for you. (PS We also made it into a... read more

Make These 6 DIY Wedding Day Accessories

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Earn some serious creative cred by topping off your flawless wedding day look with a pretty accessory that you made yourself. From glittery turquoise wedding shoes to simple homemade hairpins that work just as well on your wedding day as they do on a Saturday night out, these six bridal style additions pack a punch... read more

21 Guest Books That Make Great Keepsakes

Yes, the guest book is a record of all the friends and family who attended your wedding. But it can also be a sentimental keepsake that you use or display after your wedding day. Make your alternative guest book something that reflects you as a couple: a collection of corks for the wine enthusiasts, a... read more

7 Places to Use String Bistro Lights at Your Wedding

Talk about mood lighting! Decorative bistro lights, also called string or market lights, add a twinkling atmosphere to wherever you put them. And guess what: These lights aren't just for outdoor receptions. See where these 19 weddings used bistro lighting to brighten up the wedding night and create effortless ambience. 1. Under the Ceremony Arch... read more

These Purple Onions Might Just Be The Coolest Wedding Flowers Ever

Adrienne and Cameron's downtown Los Angeles wedding was full of modern details at every turn. But the best part has to be the quirky purple alliums -- called purple sensations -- used in the ceremony flower box. Fun fact: Purple sensations are plant cousins with onion, garlic and leeks! Florist Clover Chadwick at Dandelion Ranch and planner... read more

6 DIY Save-The-Date Templates You Can Easily Pull Off

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Send guests a save-the-date made by you, but that looks totally professional? It can be done. You just need to arm yourself with a few crafty secret  weapons. Customizable templates, personalized stamps and cute stickers (like photo stickers!) will help you create a note that's pretty and memorable. Get your wedding date inked in everyone's... read more

The Most Nostalgic Centerpiece We’ve Ever Seen (Plus 9 Ways To Use Dried Flowers)

When you know, you know! With amazing foresight, Michigan bride Shelley Clark collected a rose from every bouquet that her then-boyfriend now-husband gave her throughout middle school and high school and displayed them at their wedding reception. While you probably don't have a collection of sentimental stems at your disposal, you can still take advantage of... read more

Play Cornhole At Your Cocktail Hour! These 12 Couples Did

Indulge your guests' competitive sides with a friendly game of cornhole at the cocktail hour. Also called bags, bean bag toss or corn toss, the game is simple: two teams of two try to throw bean bags into the hole on the opposing team's board. The best part? You can design the platforms any way... read more

11 Ways Real Couples Cut The Cake

You've found a cake baker and nailed down a design, but you probably haven't thought too much about the first bite. After you cut the cake, the first taste can be delivered one of two ways: in a delicate forkful or a full-on cake-smashing fight. See how these 11 couples cut their wedding cakes, from... read more

This Is How A Wedding Florist Gets Married In Charlottesville, VA

When a wedding florist gets married, expect lushness! Such is the case with Anne and David's painterly wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia, where floral watercolor invitations, a stunning ceremony arch and tall pink and white centerpieces pop against a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After an outdoor ceremony at Keswick Hall (part of... read more
Accept that you might not actually be able to press pause on the compulsive wedding chatter. Hey, you're excited, and that's cool! But expecting one or two people to listen to all of it? Too much. Share the love. Spread the obsessing out over a wider circle of friends (that's what cubemates are for, right?) and space it out, so you can spare them all, including your fiance, from bride (that would be you) burnout.
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