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6 tips for inexpensive and totally stunning custom-made wedding dresses

I'm getting my wedding dress custom-made and I'm so glad I went this route. As a US size 16, and after watching my size 14 sister struggle to find places who even had things in her size to try on, and then settling for something at David's Bridal, I knew I was going to get a custom dress. I can't believe more people don't do this. Here are my tips for making the process rock…

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Beauty from pain: A cancer survivor's non-wig ways to rock being a bald bride

“Will you postpone the wedding until after your cancer is gone?” asked my friend the week I was re-diagnosed with lymphoma. My response was so feral it surprised even me. “Honey, come hell or high water, I am motherloving having this wedding, and you better motherloving be there because I don’t know how long I’ve got left.”

My cancer came back a few months before my wedding, and I wanted to use my baldness as an opportunity to recognize cancer's presence while living through it with beauty and joy. Here's my story…

No cake? No prob! Pull a "Lady and the Tramp" for your alternative cake cutting photos

If you're opting for a non-cake alternative for your wedding dessert, you might be thinking, "but how will we do a cake-cutting photo?!" Fear not, there are awesome options. Pull a Lady and the Tramp-style move (you know, sharing the spaghetti?) and eat from both ends of a donut, like Sadie and Devin did at their adorable brewery wedding. Alternately, duo-bite into a cupcake, a slice of pizza, a big ol' hot dog… whatever your nosh of choice may be.