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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!

2 In 1: European Destinations For Weddings And Honeymoons

Destination Wedding

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These days, lots of couples are interested in combining their wedding and honeymoon. As foreign wedding destinations become increasingly popular, lots of couples are choosing to hang around in their wedding destination and use it as a honeymoon location as well. And there is no better place for these kinds of destinations than Europe. Many European countries combine picturesque scenery and very laid-back wedding laws.

So, ready to choose the perfect place for a wedding ceremony and honeymoon? Read on!

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Fun and Flirty Bridal Boutique Photo Shoot

Wedding Dresses

I love this cute photo shoot featuring dresses from The Dress Matters that was captured by Bryant Sanders Photography. Four fab dresses are worn in this fun and flirty shoot that took place in the lobby of the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia. The dresses worn are by designers Mori Lee and Jacquelin Exclusive. Both designers are available at The Dress Matters. Check out the great photo shoot!

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Shopping for the Upcoming Seasonal Festivities

Milk chocolate

 

The arrival of fall means that the holidays are just around the corner. In a matter of weeks, you will be compelled to start your shopping for meaningful and special Christmas and holiday gifts for friends, relatives, coworkers, and neighbors.

When you want to give something unique and festive but save yourself time and money in your efforts, you may wonder how you can get all of your shopping done without hand picking dozens of different gifts for the numerous people on your list. You can make a hit at any holiday gift exchange by choosing pre-made hampers, holiday chocolate baskets, gourmet treats, and other one-of-a-kind items that some people overlook as they prepare for this season.

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Destination Weddings That Are Still (Technically) In The USA

US Destination Weddings

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There’s no doubt that destination weddings have grown more and more in popularity over recent years – and it’s easy to see why. Your wedding photos can be delightful, the guest list is naturally trimmed, and you get your wedding and honeymoon all in one.

With that said, destination weddings do have a downside – dealing with all the paperwork and requirements to marry in another country. No one wants a ton of red tape to deal with the moment you get home, when you should be focusing on just transitioning to married life. So how about getting all the benefits of a destination wedding, but still on US soil?

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Great Gifts for Bridesmaids

Bridal robes

When you are getting married, one group of people that you will be reliant on is your bridesmaids. They play a vital role on the big day but they also play an important part in the run up to the wedding day and in terms of the organization. With this in mind, most couples want to treat their bridesmaids to something special with which they can remember the big day and their participation in it.

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Relaxing in Rustic Accommodations in the Wilderness

log cabin

When your regular work week compromises of navigating a hectic urban jungle, you may not be able to wait for the weekend to arrive so that you can finally relax. However, if you stay in the city, you may not really get the chance to decompress and forget about the stresses of your job and everyday busy life.

Rather than coop yourself up at home, you may get the respite you have been looking for when you make reservations at facilities like forested resorts, Broken Bow cabins, rural hotels, camp grounds, and other getaway options. You can do some quick research and make the reservation today when you visit the business’s website.

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Bridesmaid 101: What to Include in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

Bridesmaid Survival Tips

From wardrobe snafus to too many morning-of mimosas, there are a number of things that can throw you off your bridesmaid game the day of the wedding. In order to prevent any unexpected hiccups, make sure your bridesmaid survival kit is stocked with some essential problem-solvers.

The bride-to-be or maid of honor might consider tossing all these wonder-workers in a cute, custom makeup bag or pouch for a practical wedding day gift your girls will use long after the last dance. Jazz things up when you pair practical essentials with sweet extras like mini bottles of champagne and sweet snacks.

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