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How to Plan a Wedding During COVID-19 Reopenings

How to Plan a Wedding During COVID-19 Reopenings

Over the last year and a half, the wedding industry has faced many obstacles because of COVID-19. As mask mandates are slowly being lifted this summer, the hope for in-person events is becoming a reality. However, these exciting times are also bringing new challenges...

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What You Need to Know About Changing Your Last Name

What You Need to Know About Changing Your Last Name

For many engaged couples, deciding whether or not to legally change your last name can be an emotionally difficult decision. While it is becoming more popular to keep your last name, many couples still choose to adopt their partner’s last name. Additionally, LGBTQ+...

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Why You Should Purchase Engagement Ring Insurance

Why You Should Purchase Engagement Ring Insurance

If you’re newly engaged, caring for your new engagement ring likely falls to the bottom of your wedding planning to-do list. Loss of or damage to your ring can happen a lot easier than you think, and that’s the last thing you want to stress about as you get ready for...

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4 Items to Put on Your Newlywed To Do List

4 Items to Put on Your Newlywed To Do List

As you close out your wedding reception and say goodbye to your guests, the next phase of your relationship starts—you are a newlywed. With a few final wedding-related tasks to finish and the phone ringing off the hook with congratulations, the days after your wedding...

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A Complete Guide to Ace Your Wedding Bar and Cocktails

A Complete Guide to Ace Your Wedding Bar and Cocktails

​As many weddings are starting to return back to normal—especially summer outdoor weddings—it’s time to start thinking about the details that will make your wedding the most memorable time of your life. From the champagne toast to the wine selection on tap, it’s easy...

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15 Black-Owned Wedding Vendors for Your 2021 Ceremony

15 Black-Owned Wedding Vendors for Your 2021 Ceremony

At Southern Bride, we are devoted to bringing in as many voices to the wedding industry as possible. This creates an environment in which every bride feels seen and heard during one of the most special days of her life. We have seen the struggles Black-owned...

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Create a Dreamy At-Home Date Night

Create a Dreamy At-Home Date Night

As nights are getting colder and the probability of outdoor dining is drawing to a close, the possibilities for safe activities are shifting with the seasons and many couples are left wondering how to plan a romantic date night during COVID-19. After months of...

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How Much You Should Spend on an Engagement Ring

How Much You Should Spend on an Engagement Ring

Getting married is one of the most exciting experiences in life. Countless online articles discussing cuts, carats, and clarity demonstrate the importance of the engagement ring, a purchase that signifies the a first step towards marriage. However, it is just as...

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Tips for Couples on #GlobalForgivenessDay

Tips for Couples on #GlobalForgivenessDay

Stephen WB Mitchell, Ph.D., and Erin AB Mitchell, MACP from Mitchell Counseling Services share their own experiences with forgiving each other and ways couples can practice it in their relationships. They admit that even though they have their own counseling practice...

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Coronavirus + Weddings: Your Most Recent Questions Answered

Coronavirus + Weddings: Your Most Recent Questions Answered

Though we’re sharing answers to your most pressing questions regarding the Coronavirus + Weddings on our social media accounts (Facebook + Instagram), we also decided to round up the Q&A’s on the blog as an extra resource. If you haven’t already heard, we’ve been...

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Talking About Money Before Tying the Knot

Talking About Money Before Tying the Knot

By Michelle Schroeder-Gardner   With all the excitement and bustle that comes along with planning your big day, it’s easy for couples to overlook the importance of having financial conversations. Having money talks with your significant other is extremely...

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From Stressed Out To Blissed Out

From Stressed Out To Blissed Out

Reducing Wedding Planning Stress with Nutrition By Hanna Sender Let's talk about stress, shall we? Plain and simple, planning a wedding is stressful. Whether you're planning a big soiree or a small, intimate dinner party - you're inevitably going to encounter moments...

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How to Wear Pearls from Every Day to Wedding Day

How to Wear Pearls from Every Day to Wedding Day

Though the more formal, vintage look of pearls can make them daunting to incorporate into your style, they're sure to add a sophisticated touch to any outfit, for any occasion. Keep pearls in your regular jewelry rotation with the suggestions below. How to Wear Pearls...

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Tips & Tricks from Alys Beach’s In-House Wedding Expert

Tips & Tricks from Alys Beach’s In-House Wedding Expert

Paul Johnson Photography Offering an unrivaled sense of escape, Alys Beach is an emerging community nestled along Northwest Florida's scenic Highway 30A. Drawing inspiration from Bermuda, Antigua, and Guatemala, Alys Beach's stark white buildings and private courtyard...

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Sweet Ways to Honor Loved Ones Who Have Passed

Sweet Ways to Honor Loved Ones Who Have Passed

We all dream of spending our wedding day surrounded by those we love most. When the big day finally arrives though, those dear to our hearts may not still be with us. Remember those who have passed or are not able to be present with these five sweet ideas. Save Them a...

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#AdoptDontShop

#AdoptDontShop

Today is national mutt day and a wonderful occasion to remind everyone just how important it is to adopt and not shop! Twice a year we celebrate those special mixed breeds and shed light on the fact that many of them are still longing for a forever home. So if you’re...

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5 Ways to Ask Your Best Friend to Be Your Bridesmaid

5 Ways to Ask Your Best Friend to Be Your Bridesmaid

Happy International Day of Friendship! We all have that one person (or more than one!) who has stood by our side through thick and thin and when it comes to getting married, you couldn’t imagine celebrating the most important day of your life without them! For all the...

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Unique Ways to Thank Your Parents at Your Wedding

Unique Ways to Thank Your Parents at Your Wedding

Have all your parents walk you down the aisleThe father of the bride doesn’t always have to give his daughter away. Have anyone that you consider a parent walk down the aisle with you! Serve your parents favorite foodWhen it comes to picking out...

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