Deborah Collins

My name is Deborah Collins and I'm the Founder and Editor of Wedding Thingz. I was inspired to start this blog after I planned my second wedding. I've earned an MBA and have over 20+ years experience planning weddings and events. My blog is a three-time winner of the Wedding Industry Experts Awards and was selected as a Top 100 Wedding Blog by Bride Tide. I was also selected as a Top 25 Wedding Blog to Follow by Flip Key, chosen as Top 10 Wedding Pinner For Brides To Follow by Design Mantic and named a Top 25 Mompreneurs by Circle of Moms. I would like to be a source of inspiration to brides everywhere and I share information through this online magazine/blog. I love showcasing small businesses to brides and often feature their work in posts and giveaways. I have my own bridal shop and I love all Wedding Thingz!

Pointers for Planning Your Wedding Overseas

Planning a wedding overseas

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It is increasingly common to hold your wedding proceedings in a far-flung location. Let’s face it, having your wedding in an exotic destination makes it much more likely that the weather will be good and it’s much more impressive than the local wedding venue. Going abroad to get married also means that you can combine your nuptials with your honeymoon. However, if you are going to have your wedding in another country, there are many things you must consider, and you will probably need to do more planning, to ensure everything goes without a hitch.

Here are some pointers for ensuring your overseas wedding is a success:

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You Should Definitely DIY These Things For Your Wedding

Wedding DIY Ideas

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Some couples who have the wedding budget choose to outsource everything and buy as much as they can. However, whether you’ve got the budget or not, doing a little DIY on your wedding is potentially one of the most satisfying things you can do. Not only do you save a little, which could potentially go towards other things (hello, honeymoon!), you add your own unique touch to your big day. Making your big day as personalized as possible is bound to make it much more meaningful for you. Here are a few things you should definitely DIY for your wedding!

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He’s Popped The Question, Now What?

What to do after you are engaged

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It all starts with the word ‘Yes.’ As soon as you have accepted your man’s proposal, you would be surprised how quickly girls start with the planning. After all, there’s so much to sort and organize to ensure you have the big day of your dreams. And it’s such an exciting time, so make sure you enjoy the time you are engaged. After all, it will zoom past and you will soon be saying ‘I Do.’ Of course, it’s easy to go off route when planning your wedding. In fact, some people start doing certain things that don’t actually need doing till a couple of months before the wedding day. Therefore here are some of the first few things you should do after he has popped the question.

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Beyond Wedding Thingz: Stylish Surprise from ModCloth


**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

ModCloth is having another Stylish Surprise event, starting 2/13 at 8am EST, and it’s set to be their biggest one EVER! Stock up on marvelous mystery items for $20 or less while supplies last — dresses, shoes, decor, and more. Which awesome pieces will you score? No coupon code necessary, simply add a Stylish Surprise item to your order and wait till untold treasures arrive! If that’s not enough thrill for you this Valentine’s Day, ModCloth is also offering an additional surprise deal, exclusively on their app.

Download the ModCloth app by February 13th to be in on the fun!

2017 Matty Collection by Christopher Matthew

Matty Collection by Matthew Christopher

The Matty Collection has really taken off and brides are loving the Matthew Christopher fit at an affordable price. He created the collection because so many brides loved the Matthew Christopher couture dresses, but it was a bit out of their budget. The 2017 Matty Collection is gorgeous.  The collection features dresses that are light, airy, fun and flirty yet elegant and timeless.

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Tips on Buying Your Wedding Dress Based on Your Body Type

Wedding Dress Tips

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As a renowned designer of gowns that are known for their “big entrance-worthy” style and having worked with brides of all types of body shapes and sizes who literally come from all over the world—I know a thing or two about the proper style and fit of a wedding gown. Being able to create that dream gown for of all my brides (and I do think of them all as MY brides) is a blessing and has given me so much experience when it comes to flattering the feminine figure. Now I am giving these tips to YOU! (Thank you Wedding Thingz for letting me offer my best advice to your readers!)

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