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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Hana Willow Design Will Turn Your Dried Bridal Bouquet Into a Work of Art

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Last year, we couldn’t stop raving about the gorgeous works of art that Philly florist and Papertini Floral & Event Design owner Tanti Lina was crafting out of dried bridal bouquets. (We still can’t.)

And so it goes without saying that we’re pretty excited to spread the word about Lina’s new company, Hana Willow Design, which she recently launched to focus solely on floral preservation and artwork.

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