Self-Care for the Bride-to-Be: How to Nourish Your Body, Mind, and Soul

Self-Care for the Bride-to-Be: How to Nourish Your Body, Mind, and Soul
"Self-care" is definitely a buzzword right now, but it really is important. Preparing for your wedding should be a truly memorable and joy-filled time, and taking care of your body, mind, and spirit will help contribute to that!

Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

Celebrating with your best friends is such a special part of getting married. It is so sweet to have the love and support of your closest gal pals when you say “I do!” Giving each bridesmaid a small gift to show your appreciation, either when you ask them to be a part of your bridal party or on the day of the wedding, is a customary gesture. 

If you are planning your wedding on a short engagement timeline, chances are that in addition to needing to source things quickly, you are likely trying to stick to a budget! With that in mind, we have rounded up a few budget-friendly bridesmaid gifts that can be on your doorstep in just two days with Amazon Prime!

How to Navigate a Short Engagement When Your Fiancé is Deployed

How to Navigate a Short Engagement When Your Fiancé is Deployed
I'm so excited to be featuring an interview with our friends Allison and Thomas today! We met through a church life group, and Taylor and I have w...

Short Engagement Conversations: "Do you know what you're getting into?"

Short Engagement Conversations: "Do you know what you're getting into?"
"But...do you know what you're getting into?" To say this question (whether it was actually verbalized or just implied) bugged me when we were pl...

A Short Engagement Doesn't Equal a Bun in the Oven

A Short Engagement Doesn't Equal a Bun in the Oven
There was a question that lingered at the back of my mind throughout our short engagement that I'm 99% sure other brides-to-be planning weddings i...

How to Book Hair and Makeup for Your Wedding Day on a Short Engagement Timeline

How to Book Hair and Makeup for Your Wedding Day on a Short Engagement Timeline
Ask any bride who planned her wedding in six months or less what the hardest part of the process was, and she's likely to mention something abou...

Real-Life Love: Marcus and Stephanie's 5-month engagement + destination wedding

Real-Life Love: Marcus and Stephanie's 5-month engagement + destination wedding
There are a lot of blind date horror stories out there, but this isn't one of them! In fact, Marcus and Stephanie's first date in January of 2014 ...

3 Tips for Planning a Honeymoon on a Short Engagement Timeline

3 Tips for Planning a Honeymoon on a Short Engagement Timeline
I know, I know. You said "yes" to his proposal yesterday and we're already talking about planning a honeymoon. But that's the thing about a short e...

Why We Planned our Wedding in 4.5 Months (and could have done it even quicker)

Why We Planned our Wedding in 4.5 Months (and could have done it even quicker)
"What's your hurry?" My husband and I got asked this constantly during our engagement. And I totally understand why. We began dating in January. W...

How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less (plus a free planning timeline!)

How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less (plus a free planning timeline!)
Just looking for a timeline so that you can start planning your wedding in six months or less? Skip the reading and snag your free download by clic...

A Do and Don't Guide for the Time-Crunched Bride

A Do and Don't Guide for the Time-Crunched Bride
Something magical happens when planning a wedding on a short timetable. Clocks literally begin to move faster. January will seemingly morph into Ju...

Top 6 Things to Accomplish When Planning a Quick Wedding (plus a free checklist!)

Top 6 Things to Accomplish When Planning a Quick Wedding (plus a free checklist!)
We've already discussed the ins and outs of planning a wedding in six months or less (and hopefully you've even snagged our free wedding planning c...
Karley

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Hi, I'm Karley—former speedy bride, current happy wife, and author of How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less. My husband and I planned our wedding in just 4.5 months, and we love helping other couples navigate through the speedy wedding planning process. We believe in short engagements and forever marriages, and credit our love story to 1 John 4:19. Happy planning!

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