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November 9, 2015

7 Ideas from Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's Wedding You'll Want to Try

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo over the weekend in a destination wedding that sounds downright dreamy! As the wedding details roll in, here are the ones we're loving so far.

Engagements Event Planning
November 6, 2015

How Virginia Brides Can Give Back!

I read this really great article on things that brides can do to give back to the community and enhance their wedding. Here are a few suggestions of things you can do if you want to incorporate a little something special for others:

Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
November 2, 2015

When You Don't Need Gifts

We've entered November, which means the holiday season is almost upon us. As that magical time of year rolls around we tend to think a lot about giving and receiving and making and baking and buying, but it's also a great time to think about donating.

About Style
October 21, 2015

What is a Wedding Registry?

A bridal or wedding registry is a list of wedding gifts that an engaged couple would like to receive. The service is typically provided by stores free-of-charge. The couple chooses wedding gifts they'd like and friends and family can access their wish list online. The list is updated to show what is still available to choose from.

Seattle Bride
October 17, 2015

8 Ways to Make 'Philanthropy' Your Wedding Theme

Vintage, glamorous, rustic, modern. Thanks to planning tools like Pinterest, wedding theme possibilities are virtually (no pun intended) endless. True, choosing a direction can help you narrow down a mind-boggling number of options during the planning process, but what if you're looking to go beyond the typical theme? What if you'd like your wedding to be about something bigger, besides the obvious fact that you're marrying your best friend?

Nonprofit Quarterly
September 16, 2015

Marrying Philanthropy: When Couples Choose to Give Rather than Get

There's an inspiring wedding trend that's on the rise. Instead of wedding registries filled with bread machines and ice cream makers, many newlyweds now choose to support philanthropic causes in lieu of receiving wedding gifts.

September 12, 2015

The Best Online Wedding Registries for Every Type of Couple

Long gone are the days of cookie cutter wedding registries! Now, there's a gifting option out there to suit practically any couple's wants and needs. Whether you're in the market for a new home or have absolutely no space at your place, we've got a registry for you.

Crain's Chicago Business
September 10, 2015

Doing good when saying 'I do'

Erin O'Donohue doesn't like getting or giving useless things. So, for her August 2014 wedding, she and her fiance, Dan, decided to skip party favors. Instead, the Wicker Park couple donated $800 to Chicago Canine Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues and finds homes for dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia because of their age or health problems. The two adopted Benny, a 10-year-old Maltese mix, from Chicago Canine Rescue and wanted to include the group in their wedding celebration.

Coastal Weddings
August 27, 2015

Skip Wedding Favors and Donate!

For many centuries, across a wide range of cultures, wedding favors have been a part of traditional wedding ceremonies. Initially wedding favors were an extravagance at celebrations hosted by European upper classes charitywho had the wealth to provide elaborate gifts to guests. They would send their wedding guests home with a small gift box, called a bonbonniere. These bonbonnieres were made of metal, precious stones, porcelain, or even crystal. In a time when sugar was extremely rare (and expensive) a bonbierre filled with candy and sugary confections was the ultimate decadence for wedding guests.

FTF Weddings
August 19, 2015

3 Ways to Make Your Wedding Day About More Than You

Your wedding day is, undoubtedly, one of the most important days of your life. It's a day celebrating you and your spouse, a day to be surrounded by family and friends as they join together in support and love of your marriage, and a day you will never forget. For most, it is also a day that can seem overwhelming. But in the end, it's all worth it when you get to stand next to your soul mate and proclaim your love to the world.

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