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Can You Have An Adult Only Wedding or Reception?

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Children are so adorable at weddings; they have the cutest outfits, and they can land the recording of your wedding day on America’s Funniest Home Videos. Your dream reception venue can have limited space; wedding catering can be quite expensive, and event rentals can limit your guest list. You may love kids but how do you ask your guest to leave the little ones at home? First off, it is not an unreasonable request to have an adult only wedding but you will need to be careful about how you communicate this request to your guest. Most brides leave it to their planner to spread the word, but if you are planning your own wedding, you will need to know how politely to request no children at the wedding or reception.

Here is how to approach this situation:

How Brides-to-Be Can Earn Extra Money for the Wedding

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For many brides-to-be, the stress of planning a wedding is outmatched only by realizing the cost of everything. Even on a budget, many nuptials can get pricey, in part because most couples want to include as many of their friends and family members as possible. It can be difficult to cut out something you really want all in the name of saving a few dollars, so many people turn to making extra money in the weeks and months leading up to the big day.

Home-Buying Tips for Soon-to-Be Married Couples

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Home-Buying Tips for Soon-to-Be Married Couples
Ways to Plan a Successful Move While Keeping Up With Wedding Plans

As a newly engaged couple, you may set your sights far into the future of wedding bliss and buy a home, however, you must consider if it is feasible, as many things should be considered budget-wise. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Here are some tips to reaching your goal of walking down the aisle while simultaneously purchasing a new home.

Prioritize

You Said Yes! Now What?

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You Said Yes! Now What?

How exciting!! Your significant other asked you to spend the rest of your life with them, and you said yes! You’re about to start the rest of your life together, and this journey is going to be awesome. You have so much on your mind. You want to start planning, start announcing the engagement, decide the color of flowers, decide your colors, what will you wear? So much is going on in your head you can’t even think straight.

Don’t worry we have your back. We have come up with the first 11 things you need to do after you say yes.

5 Bridal Shower Alternatives

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5 Bridal Shower Alternatives

If you want to shake things up and give your guests a bit more than crust-less cucumber sandwiches and bridal shower games, there are many other fun, classy ways to celebrate your upcoming nuptials--that are appropriate for grandmas and the future M.I.L., of course.

1. Put the Ladies to Work.

It can be a lot of fun to spend the day creating your wedding centerpieces and making wedding candies that will serve as favors for your guests. This fun day of crafts and cooking with the ladies will also help cross a few things off the wedding to-do list. Have your bridal party get prepared and have all the supplies you’ll need ready so it can be a fun, stress-free day of Martha Stewart-ing.

Wedding Tents: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Wedding Tents: 5 Things You Need To Know

When tents were announced the number one rented item for weddings in 2014, the first thing that came to mind was a small camping tent that smells like campfire and no matter how hard you try you can’t keep the dirt out! Today's event tents are nothing like a camping tent. The technology has really expanded past a center pole and framework with thick bulky canvas draped around the frame. Today's events tent designers have made beautiful dance floors, entrances, and walkways. Today’s tents range from ballrooms to tents with lighting and electricity!

We have gathered up five amazing things you should know about renting a tent for your big day:

The Backyard Bride: DIY The Home Wedding of Your Dreams

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The Backyard Bride: DIY The Home Wedding of Your Dreams

According to Time, the cost of the average American wedding is in excess of $31,000, which is easily more than half the median household income in Berks County. Not everyone has the luxury of going all out and spending an entire year’s salary on a single day. Here are a few great ways to cut costs and still have the wedding of your dreams. Also included, what to leave to the professionals.

Favors

By making your own wedding favors, you’ll not only save money, but will have the opportunity to truly personalize keepsakes for your friends and family.

Recently Engaged? First 5 Steps in Planning Your Wedding

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First 5 Steps in Planning Your Berks County Wedding

1. Set the Tone of Your Event
This is the time to decide if you're having a formal wedding, a casual affair, or a theme wedding. It's also the time to decide on having a religious or secular ceremony. In short, you need to decide what you want your wedding to feel like. A good way to begin is to sit down with your partner and do some free writing about your ideal wedding. Look at the adjectives that each of you write and use them as a starting point.

Your newlywed Christmas: A few tips on handling family, gift ideas and decorating

Your newlywed Christmas: A few tips on handling family, gift ideas and decorating

As newlyweds, you have a lot of decisions to make. Which one of you will take the lead in paying bills? Will one of you do the cooking, or do you plan to share it? Who takes out the trash? Lots to decide. Then there’s the big one, the first great test of your marriage: with which family do you plan to spend the holidays? That’s one you definitely want to iron out as soon as possible, especially if you were married late in the year. As newlyweds, you’re going to be in high demand among family and friends.

Jittery About Reciting Vows? These Tips Can Help!

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Jittery About Reciting Vows? These Tips Can Help.

A typical wedding in the US has about 175 guests.

More people put their fear of public speaking above their fear of dying.

These facts are juxtaposed because we can reasonably assume that not every Berks County bride and groom is going to feel perfectly comfortable standing up in front of 175 people to exchange their vows.

However, there are many solutions to overcome this anxiety, and no, we aren’t going to tell you to picture your guests naked. Your grandparents are out there.

Solution: Stick with traditional vows. You’ll feel less nervous with the officiant cuing you.

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