Here Are the 4 Different Types of Wedding Officiants 

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For the most part, we find that brides pretty much know right away whether they’ll be getting married in a religious house of worship, or some other place (venue, beach, park, parents’ backyard, etc., etc.).

If you’re going religious, usually, you’re pretty much set—you either know or have an idea of what priest or rabbi or other religious official will tie your knot—but if you’re not, you’ve got a few options to consider as the two of you decide who will legally pronounce you wed. And it’s definitely something we hear couples struggling with from time to time; it tends to be one of those well-where-do-even-we-start kind of things.

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The Only 5 Strength-Training Exercises You Need To Do To Get In Wedding Shape 

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Our buds over at Be Well were talking about this article this week, and because we love anything that’s timeless, classic, and no-frills, we’re sharing it with you, too.

It’s a breakdown from Women’s Health on the only five strength-training exercises that anyone really needs to do—no need for new-fangled or fancy or complicated!—because altogether, they basically hit your entire body. (And better yet, you don’t need to be in a gym to do them!)

Add these moves into some cardio, some good nutrition, and you’re pretty much good to go on your journey to get fabulously dress-ready before you rock it down that aisle.

For more on bridal health, fitness and nutrition go here

RELATED: 10 Philly Fitness Packages Designed to Help Brides Get In Wedding-Day Shape 

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Mistakenly Sent Text Results In Amazing Wedding Photo & Best New Hashtag Ever 

We have been laughing at this all day.

A bride named Kristen in London sent a group text out to a bunch of friends concerning her wedding BBQ and photo op—except she got a wrong number in there.

She tried to rescind the invitation, once she realized what she had done—but as you can see, the mistaken invitee declared, “We still coming.”

They seriously did still come, the whole group snapped the above photo together, and a frigging fantastic new hashtag (#WeStillComing) was born.

Now that looks like a group we’d like to a party at a wedding with.

{Update: There is some talk on the web that this is fake or a hoax or not what it seems or what have you—but we’re just going to go on pretending that this is the most fun wedding crashing to ever happen, so feel free to do the same.}

{Update: Ah, so here is what happened. Happily, still an awesome story!}

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How to Have a Secret First & Father-Daughter Dance, for Spotlight-Averse Brides  

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Well isn’t this just the week of my clever friends sharing with me their clever wedding ideas!

Today, it’s about my friend Erica and her plan—which she has given me her blessing to share and you her blessing to steal!—for doing the special dances at her upcoming fall wedding (you know, she and her groom, she and her dad, etc.) but kinda not doing the special dances at her wedding. Here’s what we mean.

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Trying to Decide If You Should Hire a Wedding Planner? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions 

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Obviously, for a lot of couples, the question of whether or not to hire a wedding planner will have first and foremost to do with their budget. When it comes to figuring out what funds you have to pay what vendors, well—sometimes it’s just a matter of: Well, we can’t bake a wedding cake ourselves, but we can make phone calls, so a planner is going to get cut.

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Not Having Bridesmaids? You Can Still Officially Invite Your Best Girls to Be Your Non-Bridesmaids

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One of my best friends, Jess, recently got engaged, and she and her fiancé are not doing the whole big wedding-party thing. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen—just his brother standing up for him and her sister standing up for her.

But, you know how, when a friend asks you to be a bridesmaid, there is usually a prelude—whether she does it in writing or over a bottle of wine—about how much she loves you and how big your friendship is in her life and how she’s so pumped you’re going to share in this particular time and experience with her before she says and, you know, Will you wear the dress? Well, turns out you can still do that part without asking them to wear the dress.

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