Should You Invite Your Ex (or His) to Your Wedding?

Breakups are easy… said no one ever.

Let’s be honest. Both you and your fiancé had a past before you two met (Note: If you’re marrying your high school sweetheart, check out last month’s blog on questions you should ask when choosing your stationer because you’re good on this topic). That means, you both likely have an ex or two in the closet. Whether you were once married, engaged, or you had a long-term, committed relationship, you may have an ex who is, in some way, still a part of your life. Before you meet with your stationer to discuss invitations, have an open conversation with your fiancé about whether or not you (or he) will be inviting your ex/exes to your nuptials. What follows are the factors to consider when making your decision.

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Seven Tips to Help You Plan a Bilingual Wedding

Love has no boundaries. It has no colors, no borders, and no restrictions—not even words. You’ve found the love of your life, and now your extended family will bring together two different cultures. You’re thrilled, but logistically, you now need to figure out how to how to plan a bilingual wedding to ensure both your families feel included and can fully enjoy every aspect of your ceremony and reception. To help you plan your bilingual dream wedding, we’ve got seven expert tips to help you get started.

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Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Wedding Stationer

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Your wedding stationery, including your save the date announcements and formal invitations, is the first aspect of your wedding that you unveil to your guests. That means your stationery sets the stage for your big day, including the theme, tone, mood, and feel your guests should expect when they walk into your ceremony. That means your stationery must be on point and choosing a stationer is one of the first and most important decisions you have to make once you set a date. As you are evaluating options in your search for your stationery soulmate, keep this short list of questions on hand to ask all your prospective partners. The answers to these questions will help you identify the best fit for your wedding planning team.

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Nine Must-Have Items to Include in Your Wedding Welcome Bags

Whether you have invited your guests to an exotic locale to celebrate your destination wedding, or you have out-of-town friends and family traveling to your hometown, you should plan to welcome guests when they arrive at their hotels with welcome gift bags. Little surprises offer a way to thank guests for incurring the expense of traveling to attend your wedding and provide an opportunity to showcase your wedding location to those unfamiliar with the area. Whether you are repping the town you grew up in, or welcoming guests to a whole new country, these nine creative ideas for what to place in your wedding welcome bags are sure to impress your guests.

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May is Date Your Mate Month. Celebrate All Month Long with These 31 Great Date Ideas.

He wooed you, he pursued you, he won you, and he wed you. Whether you have been married for five days, five years, or fifty years, couples must always put the time and effort into making time for one another. And no, texting from upstairs while he’s downstairs in the man cave does not count. We are talking quality alone time (read: a date, just like you used to do before you were Mr. and Mrs.). May is national Date Your Mate month, so to help you get started celebrating this valuable month-long holiday, we’ve compiled 31 date ideas—one for every day of the month.

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Eight Tips for Planning Your Engagement Party

You’re engaged, and the first thing you want to do is celebrate with all your closest friends and family. Okay, the first thing you really want to do is get a killer mani and share photos of the ring to all your social channels—but then you want to celebrate. Whether you envision a timelessly classic engagement party, a funky theme party, or even a costume party (we love a swanky Gatsby-themed soiree), you can plan the engagement party of your dreams by following these eight pro tips.

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