Birchbox & Style Me Pretty Have Teamed Up to Create a Wedding Themed Beauty Box

Here's the pretty box!

Here’s the pretty box!

Remember when we told you that Birchbox—the subscription service that delivers a box of personalized beauty samples and other goodies to your doorstep each month—was launching a bridal-focused landing page filled with fun little gifts and inspiration for your wedding? Well now they’re once again catering to the engaged set by teaming up with Style Me Pretty to curate a wedding themed Birchbox just for brides-to-be (or bridesmaids or any girl that has a billion weddings to attend this summer).

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6 Ways to De-Stress and Actually Get Some Sleep the Night Before Your Wedding

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Between the excitement, nervous energy and endless list of wedding to-do’s running through your head, it may seem nearly impossible to get a good night’s rest right before your Big Day. We get it: there’s just so much to think about, and switching your brain into sleep mode, especially on that night, is a lot easier said than done.

Here’s the good news: Getting some decent shut-eye the night before your wedding is doable, and there are a few strategic tricks that can help you get there with minimal effort.

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In Honor of Kimye’s First Anniversary, Here’s Some Unseen Footage From Their Epic Wedding Weekend

We must start off by saying we’re just the slightest bit disappointed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West didn’t plan some huge blowout to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Their wedding, after all, was a days-long extravaganza, so we were kind of hoping that they would do something elaborate for their anniversary as well, and that we could all meet up here this morning and review and enjoy.

Alas,  no such celebration (that we know of!) went down—but we did get was a bunch of never-before-seen wedding photos from their 2014 festivities, which the bride (and a few others in the Kardashian clan!) shared on her Instagram over the weekend.

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Learn How to Make Your Own Floral Headpiece at Flowers & Company’s Flower Crown Workshop

Here's a peek at what you'll be making!

Here’s a peek at what you’ll be making!

Ever since flower crowns first became a thing in the world of weddings, we’ve been seeing them everywhere. Not only are brides wearing them down the aisle in lieu of a veil (and having each of their ‘maids wear one too!), but DIY flower crown stations are a popular bridal shower activity nowadays, too.

If you’ve always been keen on the flower crown idea and even feel like you might be crafty enough to take a hack at making one yourself, sign up for Flowers & Company‘s floral crown workshop next Wednesday, May 27, where you can practice your skills before signing yourself up for your Big Day.

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10 Simple Ways To Cut Wedding Costs & Stay Within Your Budget

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Now that the average wedding comes with a $31,213 price tag, it’s not uncommon for couples to seek out ways to make their Big Day more affordable. And while we’re all for saving a few bucks whenever possible, there is a fine line between cutting costs and cutting corners, especially when it comes to your Big Day. No one wants a tacky wedding that considers the bottom line first and guests second, so it’s important to know when to save and when to spend.

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PHOTOS: 10 Pairs of Pretty Bridal Gloves from Etsy

This pair is simple yet so pretty.

This pair is simple yet so pretty.

Although bridal gloves aren’t the most common of wedding-day accessories, every so often we see a bride with a pair that really works and we find ourselves wondering why more ladies don’t go out on that particular limb.

Come wintertime, even a delicate pair of gloves can provide a little bit of warmth for your bouquet-clutching hands during pictures (and look fantastic in them!), and even in the spring, sometimes they’re just the most perfect darling finishing touch to your elegant bridal look.

 

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WATCH: This So-Fun “Pitch Perfect”-Inspired Proposal is Spot On

Well, this is sure to brighten your rainy morning: One Pitch Perfect fan got the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend popped the question after he and his friends elaborately reenacted the Treblemakers’s finale performance from the hit movie.

Both Lindsay Versage and Max Podell (and most of their friends) love Pitch Perfect and its soundtrack, so it made perfect sense for Podell to incorporate the movie into his surprise proposal. Take a look for yourself:

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How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Wedding Fights

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While planning your wedding can be a major bonding experience for you and your to-be, you’re sure to encounter a few road bumps and differing of opinions along the way—after all, have you ever heard of a couple agreeing on every single aspect of their Big Day? We didn’t think so.

On the bright side, the fights that tend to arise between engaged couples while wedding planning are incredibly predictable—money, family, prenups and religion are just a few of the topics that usually cause tension—so with a little foresight and a lot of thoughtfulness, you really can work to successfully steer clear of any blowouts.

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Study: How Your Hometown Affects Your Likelihood of Marriage

Does your hometown encourage or discourage marriage? New York Times.

How does your hometown measure up?  Screen grab via the New York Times.

Here’s an interesting study we came across today: According to data published by The New York Times, where you grow up plays a role in how likely you are to get married (by the age of 26, to be exact).

What it boils down to is political ideology, population size and how those two factors contribute to a whether a state/county/city encourages or discourages marriage. In general, they found that conservative and less densely populated places are more likely to encourage marriage while liberal areas and large cities tend to discourage it.

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These are the Foods You Should—and Should Not—Eat on Your Wedding Day

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Despite all of the effort couples put into the food that’s served on their Big Day, one of the most common remarks we hear from brides post-wedding is that they never got a chance to eat—whether you’re stuck posing for photos during cocktail hour, too nervous and excited to stomach a meal or too busy mingling with your guests to sit down for dinner, food can easily become an afterthought.

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