This Bride Has Worn Her Wedding Gown 7 Times...and Counting! | Best Wedding Anniversary Tradition

This Bride Has Worn Her Wedding Gown 7 Times...and Counting! | Best Wedding Anniversary Tradition
Paper. Cotton. Wood. Whatever! Throw out everything you think you know about wedding anniversary traditions (and the gifts that go with them), and take a few pointers from Emily and Michael Rand's method of annual love-and-marriage celebration! 

What to Include in a Welcome Gift for a Destination Wedding

What to Include in a Welcome Gift for a Destination Wedding
A wedding invitation isn't just a ticket to free cake for your guests (although, there is that). It's also a signifier that there are parties to attend, gifts to purchase, and—in the case of destination weddings—plane tickets to reserve, rooms to book, and travel plans to finalize. With these things in mind, if you will be hosting a destination wedding, it's a great idea to acknowledge this effort by welcoming guests with a little gift of your own!

Ideas for Writing Your Own Wedding Vows (plus a free sample script!)

Ideas for Writing Your Own Wedding Vows (plus a free sample script!)
Yes, Taylor and I planned our wedding in 4.5 months—but just because we were on board shortening our engagement didn't mean that we were okay with compromising the quality of our wedding. And when I say quality, I'm not necessarily talking about the bells and whistles (i.e. the flowers and cake—although, yeah, we wanted those to be beautiful/delicious too). I'm really talking about the emotional and spiritual aspects of our wedding day. 

6 Tips for Finding a Wedding Dress in 6 Months or Less

6 Tips for Finding a Wedding Dress in 6 Months or Less
Scratch that. The title should actually read, 6 Tips for Finding a Wedding Dress YOU LOVE in 6 Months or Less. You heard it here first, ladies. Planning a wedding in 6 months or less doesn't mean that you have to settle for a wedding gown that's just so-so.

How to Get Along With Your Mom When Planning Your Wedding

How to Get Along With Your Mom When Planning Your Wedding
I'm excited to be sharing words of wisdom from a very special guest blogger today: my mom, Ann! I LOVE my mom and we're very close. Naturally, she played a huge part in the planning process for my wedding—the "I couldn't have done it without her" statement definitely applies. With that said, my 4.5 month engagement was not without its share of ups, downs, and disagreements over the practicality of sending guests home with starfish-shaped bookmarks. I'd go into further detail, but my mom's already got it covered below. ;) Read on for HER thoughts about the most appropriate role for the mother of the bride + her top tips for working with your mom to plan a wedding (no arguments required)!

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: The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling (Part I)

Short Engagement Conversations: The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling (Part I)
I've interviewed quite a few brides who planned weddings in six months or less (most recently: Stephanie), and each time I do, the same subject see...

Unpopular Opinion: Being Engaged Isn't That Great

Unpopular Opinion: Being Engaged Isn't That Great
Well, the title of this post kind of says it all. Just in case you missed that part, though, here's an unpopular opinion for you: Being engaged isn...

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...

2018 Winter Wedding Ideas + Month-Of Checklist (and 2 free phone wallpapers!)

2018 Winter Wedding Ideas + Month-Of Checklist (and 2 free phone wallpapers!)
2018 is HERE, which means that January + winter weddings are coming in HOT despite the super cold temps! With that in mind, here's a short list of ...

Prince Harry is Having a Short Engagement (and you totally can too)

Prince Harry is Having a Short Engagement (and you totally can too)
Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've heard the news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! And guess what? It's goi...

The First Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged

The First Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged
It's officially engagement season, y'all! With that said, I don't need a crystal ball to tell you exactly what your future holds: Soon and very so...
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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