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A "Love Wins"-themed playful Oregon wedding (with pizza and toys!)

Two brides, a kilt, a chic pants outfit, and so many playful details: this sweet Oregon wedding at McMenamins is making our life. But when you see what they did at the ceremony (hint: it involves singing into a mic!), you'll be bowled over. Then take that bowling over to the lawn games and pizza party and you'll have this fun-as-hell wedding.

Add some color to your wedding with rainbow socks

When it comes to adding a little zing to your wedding (especially if you're going a more traditional route), socks are one way you can go totally wild and still keep everything neutral otherwise. Or maybe your wedding is totally colorful and you want to make sure you're staying true to your color theme from head to toe. Either way, these rainbow socks are the shit.

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Get SLAIN by this black dragon scale dress

Winter is coming, my friends. Good thing we found this epic black dragon scale dress for any bride or bridesmaid who wants to be Mother of Dragons at the wedding. Subtle shiny dragon scales, a deep v-neck, a killer collar, and a puddle train — tell me this isn't divine. If you'll be forgoing a white dress, this black number can go goth, geeky, or just plain snazzy.

Use giant word balloons as a non-floral backdrop

When you're as adorable as Cat and Babs are, proclaiming your names to the heavens with giant word balloons seems perfectly acceptable and magical. If you too need a cool and cheaper-than-flowers backdrop/decor for your ceremony or reception, maybe huge ass balloon letters are your solution. They're cheap and awesome, and here are a few we like…

Recent Real Weddings

A "Love Wins"-themed playful Oregon wedding (with pizza and toys!)

Two brides, a kilt, a chic pants outfit, and so many playful details: this sweet Oregon wedding at McMenamins is making our life. But when you see what they did at the ceremony (hint: it involves singing into a mic!), you'll be bowled over. Then take that bowling over to the lawn games and pizza party and you'll have this fun-as-hell wedding.

An homage to Athens wedding & a Halloween-in-June dance party

This wedding was an homage to the couple's hometown of Athens, GA, and featured Halloween costumes, lovely blended family traditions, and an amazing tribute to Prince and Purple Rain… literally! Plus, they had a seriously funny wedding hashtag that ties in to the champagne of beers. You'll want to see it. Also, don't miss why the bride totally thinks we should all forget to exchange rings at the ceremony!

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A gold dress wedding + karaoke + tacos + fairy lights

Jenny and Dean's wedding was a dream of fairy lights and over 200 candles. Jenny's gold dress lit up the room even more, and when paired with Dean's blue suit, was vaguely reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast! The reception featured guest karaoke with tons of dancing. Don't miss the coloring book guest book, taco bar at the reception, and loads of sweet cuppin' cakes.

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Add some color to your wedding with rainbow socks

When it comes to adding a little zing to your wedding (especially if you're going a more traditional route), socks are one way you can go totally wild and still keep everything neutral otherwise. Or maybe your wedding is totally colorful and you want to make sure you're staying true to your color theme from head to toe. Either way, these rainbow socks are the shit.

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My boyfriend doesn't want a legal marriage. What can I do to make him reconsider?

My boyfriend has major trust issues from infidelity in his previous marriage. He made it abundantly clear during the early stages of our relationship that he never wanted to remarry. However, he knew that marriage was a must for me. He doesn't want to legally be tied to someone. And I simply don't understand how to compromise on this one. What happens when we have kids? What happens when once of us is in the hospital? I'm so lost and confused and don't know how to meet in the middle.

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I went window shopping for rings and now regret it

I had a modest ring that I could afford bookmarked and budgeted. Then my fiancé convinced me that we HAD to go try on rings at a big box jewelry store. The men's band and wedding set we found and fell in love with costs $8,000! And my reasonable little ring looks shabby and drab by comparison. I thought I could walk away, and I can. I just did not anticipate the other cascade of feelings…

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How we decided which wedding traditions to uphold or scrap

Sorting through wedding traditions is a Sisyphean task. American wedding traditions are a conglomeration of hundreds of different cultures, not to mention the endless traditions from our individual backgrounds. Traditions, especially ones associated with major life events, connect us with our past, reinforce our cultural values, and hold our communities together. We want to make sure we include elements of both of our families' cultures, but how do we figure out what to include and what not to include? Here's how…

Lost ships: When election results strike fear in your wedding planning heart

It's safe to say this recent election has brought increased tension to the (often already-dysfunctional) dynamics in many families throughout the nation. As the weeks go on, many of you (especially on the not-winning side of the election results) may now find yourselves feeling lost at sea in turbulent political and emotional waters. And if your shipmates in this metaphor are the family members with whom you most butt heads, it can feel like there's mutiny afoot.

Oh, and all your seemingly-mutinous shipmates? They are invited to your upcoming wedding.

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Crash plans and mingling: how to host an introvert-friendly wedding shower

"The bride, other bridesmaid, and I are all introverts and all have general/social anxiety or both. As the maid of honor I want to plan the best wedding shower possible, however I don't want it to be too strenuous. Can you please help me with some ideas to make the lead up to my friend's wedding as enjoyable and memorable (for all the right reasons) as possible!" Yep! Here are some ways to host an introvert-friendly wedding shower…

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Unicorn wedding ideas (treats! decor! fashion!) for your magical AF nuptials

What does a unicorn wedding look like? Well… whatever the fuck you want it to look like. Mostly, it's all about having fun and celebrating your uniqueness and the magic of love!

Whether you're harnessing the spirit of the unicorn, or going full unicorn wedding theme, and here are the things that will help you pull that off…

Recent DIY

Snazz up your reception tables with these DIY menu candles

If you're not that chill with DIY, this ultra easy DIY menu candles project could be the one task you feel comfortable undertaking in your DIY wedding efforts. It takes about 20 minutes total and is pretty inexpensive, even if you need a ton of them. Here's what you'll need to create these DIY menu candles for your reception tables…

Happy trails with this trail mix favor bag printable

Remember this s'mores favor bag printable we featured a while back? I've got another free printable, this time for a trail mix bar, if you're going that route. This trail mix favor bag printable is so rad for letting guests scoop their own peanuts, raisins, M&Ms, granola, and whatever other trail mix ingredients you like. Let's see how to print your own trail mix favor bags…

Video games and guitars: How to DIY a save the date video

My husband and I saved about $200-300 because we learned how to DIY a save the date video. We thought it would be a waste if people got a paper save the date because most of those go in the garbage (Remember to Recycle). Who wants a koozie with our wedding date on it, anyway (I don't even want one for myself)? Ultimately, we wanted a video! Here's how we did it…

Recent Stuff we love

These Sydney wedding photographers are offering a HUGE discount (anywhere in the world!)

Sydney wedding photographers Irena and Jan are both partners in life and in their photography business — Live Photography. While they're based in Australia, these two regularly travel to shoot weddings all over the place. (So anyone can take advantage of their special, very generous discount!) And because of their travel-friendliness, the secret to their photography magic was born…

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