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Planning a Chapel Wedding in the Raleigh Area

Wedding planners in the Triangle warn that saying “I Do” in a local chapel takes advanced planning. Barring another couple’s misfortunes, the months of April, May and June are pretty much off the table a year in advance, as is October. Some savvy brides have already snapped up prime dates for fall 2018 and spring 2019. “This is such a growing… READ MORE

Traditions to Honor Family on Your Wedding Day

It's natural that many couples want to take extra steps to honor special family members and even the whole clan during their wedding. Sometimes it may be an acknowledgement made to parents or other influential people during the ceremony such as having parents light an altar candle or handing a flower to each mother. Honor can also bestowed on those who… READ MORE

Foodie Focused Weddings

In North Carolina, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the top culinary talent in the county, and luckily for brides, many of those chefs are also linked to the wedding and catering industry. We are proud of all of the NC Chefs who were recognized in this year's James Beard Foundation nominations! Special shout out… READ MORE

Bridal Beauty Tips from SB&G

Ladies, do not be ashamed to splurge on your wedding day looks. There will never be another day in your life in which you are more in the spotlight. We’re sharing some of today’s most popular beauty treatments that will help you look your best on your wedding day. Spray Tanning Sunless tanning is healthy and quick. Avoid harmful… READ MORE

Skip Saturday Weddings to Save Money

NC Brides on a Budget can opt for Friday and Sunday Night Events at Local Wedding Venues Big Saturday weddings are not likely to lose their luster anytime soon, but more couples are considering alternate days or months outside of spring or fall as a way to save money or make travel more attractive to visiting guests.… READ MORE

Wedding Beauty Tips: Eyelash Extensions

You’re knee deep in planning your perfect day. Venue: check! Wedding planner: check! Catering and photographer: check! Now, you’re on to the personal stuff: gown, veil, hair, makeup and...eyelashes? Yes, eyelashes. Who knew there were so many options for that bright-eyed, bushy-tailed bridal look? Jennifer Buenviaje, co-owner and lash stylist at Makeup for Your Day,… READ MORE

Green Wedding Ideas

Eco-friendly options have come a long way in recent years as brides continue to look for different ways to incorporate green elements into their wedding. Today, there are many earth-friendly options for the eco-conscious couple. Print on Green Paper Going green starts with your save-the-dates and invitations. There are so many options from recycled paper… READ MORE

Finding the Perfect First Dance Song

Every couple is different, which in turn makes the challenges and speed bumps during the wedding planning process vary between brides. A challenge I didn’t expect while planning my wedding was being stumped by the first song selection. Besides creating the guest list—which was a daunting task—I spent days scouring blogs and music sites trying… READ MORE

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