You Said Yes! Now What?

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You Said Yes! Now What?

How exciting!! Your significant other asked you to spend the rest of your life with them, and you said yes! You’re about to start the rest of your life together, and this journey is going to be awesome. You have so much on your mind. You want to start planning, start announcing the engagement, decide the color of flowers, decide your colors, what will you wear? So much is going on in your head you can’t even think straight.

Don’t worry we have your back. We have come up with the first 11 things you need to do after you say yes.

5 Bridal Shower Alternatives

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5 Bridal Shower Alternatives

If you want to shake things up and give your guests a bit more than crust-less cucumber sandwiches and bridal shower games, there are many other fun, classy ways to celebrate your upcoming nuptials--that are appropriate for grandmas and the future M.I.L., of course.

1. Put the Ladies to Work.

It can be a lot of fun to spend the day creating your wedding centerpieces and making wedding candies that will serve as favors for your guests. This fun day of crafts and cooking with the ladies will also help cross a few things off the wedding to-do list. Have your bridal party get prepared and have all the supplies you’ll need ready so it can be a fun, stress-free day of Martha Stewart-ing.

Wedding Tents: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Wedding Tents: 5 Things You Need To Know

When tents were announced the number one rented item for weddings in 2014, the first thing that came to mind was a small camping tent that smells like campfire and no matter how hard you try you can’t keep the dirt out! Today's event tents are nothing like a camping tent. The technology has really expanded past a center pole and framework with thick bulky canvas draped around the frame. Today's events tent designers have made beautiful dance floors, entrances, and walkways. Today’s tents range from ballrooms to tents with lighting and electricity!

We have gathered up five amazing things you should know about renting a tent for your big day:

The Backyard Bride: DIY The Home Wedding of Your Dreams

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The Backyard Bride: DIY The Home Wedding of Your Dreams

According to Time, the cost of the average American wedding is in excess of $31,000, which is easily more than half the median household income in Berks County. Not everyone has the luxury of going all out and spending an entire year’s salary on a single day. Here are a few great ways to cut costs and still have the wedding of your dreams. Also included, what to leave to the professionals.


By making your own wedding favors, you’ll not only save money, but will have the opportunity to truly personalize keepsakes for your friends and family.

Recently Engaged? First 5 Steps in Planning Your Wedding

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First 5 Steps in Planning Your Berks County Wedding

1. Set the Tone of Your Event
This is the time to decide if you're having a formal wedding, a casual affair, or a theme wedding. It's also the time to decide on having a religious or secular ceremony. In short, you need to decide what you want your wedding to feel like. A good way to begin is to sit down with your partner and do some free writing about your ideal wedding. Look at the adjectives that each of you write and use them as a starting point.

Your newlywed Christmas: A few tips on handling family, gift ideas and decorating

Your newlywed Christmas: A few tips on handling family, gift ideas and decorating

As newlyweds, you have a lot of decisions to make. Which one of you will take the lead in paying bills? Will one of you do the cooking, or do you plan to share it? Who takes out the trash? Lots to decide. Then there’s the big one, the first great test of your marriage: with which family do you plan to spend the holidays? That’s one you definitely want to iron out as soon as possible, especially if you were married late in the year. As newlyweds, you’re going to be in high demand among family and friends.

Jittery About Reciting Vows? These Tips Can Help!

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Jittery About Reciting Vows? These Tips Can Help.

A typical wedding in the US has about 175 guests.

More people put their fear of public speaking above their fear of dying.

These facts are juxtaposed because we can reasonably assume that not every Berks County bride and groom is going to feel perfectly comfortable standing up in front of 175 people to exchange their vows.

However, there are many solutions to overcome this anxiety, and no, we aren’t going to tell you to picture your guests naked. Your grandparents are out there.

Solution: Stick with traditional vows. You’ll feel less nervous with the officiant cuing you.

Unique Wedding Favors to Help Guests Remember Your Big Day

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Unique Wedding Favors to Help Guests Remember Your Big Day

Jordan almonds and butter mints are delicious, and we would never suggest you skip them, but they are consumable and you don’t want guests to forget your big day after they devour their treats. To add something truly commemorative to your wedding favors, offer guests a container for the sweets that they won’t be able to part with. Add your new last name, your wedding date, or photo to any of these containers to give guests something to hold on to.

Mini mason jars

Votive holders

Champaign flutes

Mini metal pails

Take-out boxes

If you want to go non-consumable with your wedding favors, try some of these unique wedding favor ideas.

Hire A Wedding Planner or Do It Yourself?

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Hire A Wedding Planner or Do It Yourself?

With many couples trying to cut costs when it comes to wedding expenses, many couples consider foregoing the wedding planner and handling all the details themselves. There are a few good reasons to rethink that plan.
Wedding planners are not emotionally attached to the details of your wedding. A wedding planner will listen to what you want and do everything in his or her power to make your dreams come true, but sometimes you need someone who can take a step back and help you think critically about potential problems and cost-cutting measures.

Important Timeframes to Remember in Preparation for Your Wedding

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Important Timeframes to Remember in Preparation for Your Wedding

While you surely won’t forget to order your invitations or book your venue, there are a few wedding day preparations that involve some fancy footwork if you want to time them just right.

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