As fun and exciting as wedding planning can be, there is a stress element that comes along with it. Until you’re engaged, you don’t realize how many little things you have to figure out, like the number of napkins to get, where to rent your tablecloths and what font to choose for your wedding invitations. But when you look at the big picture, there’s only one thing that matters: You’re getting married to the love of your life. So take a deep breath and check out these items that totally aren’t worth stressing about:


1. Engagement pictures
What should we wear? Where do we take them? When do we take them? How do I pose? What if I don’t like the pictures? There are so many questions that can be the cause of stress when you’re thinking about taking engagement pictures. However, this should be the last thing that you fret about. Wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident, and just go out there and enjoy the time with your spouse-to-be. Forget the camera is there and just relax – that’s when you’ll get the most genuine photos.

2. Past weddings
Thanks to social media, we have become a generation that compares. We compare our bodies, our hobbies, our hairstyles, our clothing, and yes, even our weddings. Stop thinking about past weddings you’ve seen or attended and how you can top that. Focus on planning a big day that’s centered around you and your other half. Think about what you want – after all, this is YOUR day!

3. Your weight
Many brides have a goal to get in shape for the big day, and that’s awesome! But make sure you’re setting healthy, attainable goals. Your weight should never be a cause of stress – you’re going to look and feel beautiful the minute you walk down that aisle regardless of the number you see on the scale.

4. Disappointing others
Sometimes family members and friends can be very vocal about what they want or what they think you should do for your wedding. Maybe your mom wants you to get married in a church, but you’ve always dreamed of tying the knot in a garden. While you can certainly take everyone’s opinions into account, you have to remember that this day is focused around you and your fiance, not them. With every decision that you make, think about whether you’re making it for the two of you or for someone else. Stop worrying about what others want and focus on what you want instead.

How do you get rid of wedding planning stress? Share your thoughts with us!

Style story: Mustache

Quirky brides and grooms everywhere are embracing the mustache mania wedding trend (especially since Movember is coming up). Mustaches are such a fun detail that can be used as decor, props, gifts, etc. If you and your spouse-to​-be are as in love with this trend as you are with each other, I’ve got a bit of inspiration for your big day:

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You may know what dress you’ll be wearing down the aisle, but have you decided which shoes to slip on your feet when you say “I do?” Just like there are trends in gowns, cakes and decor, there are also trends in wedding footwear. Consider dressing up your feet with any of these unique shoe options for your upcoming autumn wedding:

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Charming, rustic weddings are a popular theme among brides, but let’s not forget about sophisticated, urban nuptials! Urban weddings are loved for their elegance, breathtaking skyline backdrops and gorgeous venues like urban rooftops and luxurious penthouses. Your invites should be just as trendy as your big day, so consider any of these beautiful top wedding invitations:

1. Simply Dashing – Seal and Send This dapper invite features an elegant art deco-inspired font, and your wording is surrounded by a stitched denim frame. A...


Much like bridal gowns and wedding invitations, bridal hairstyles are always evolving. But there’s one ‘do that seems to be in style and on trend no matter the year or the season: braids! Beautiful braids are a stunning hairstyle to consider whether you’re tying the knot in the middle of a whimsical garden or in a glamorous hotel ballroom. Here are a few bridal braids that I adore, and the wedding themes that can go along with them:

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Disney fairy tale wedding series: Jasmine

Jasmine is probably one of the most fashionable Disney princesses out there. After all, she rocks a few wedding trends that we’re seeing a lot of this year, like jeweled headbands and crop tops. She also manages to wear hammer pants better than MC Hammer himself. Here’s how to plan a wedding that is as enchanting and regal as Jasmine:

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Disney fairy tale wedding series: Ariel

Ariel is the princess who made red hair cool and can be charming even when she can’t talk. But you don’t have to have red tresses and be married to a handsome guy named Eric in order to theme your nuptials around this princess and her nautical world. Just take it from this bride who hosted a ridiculously awesome “The Little Mermaid” wedding, and boy did she nail it. Here’s how to pull off your own Ariel-focused big day:

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Sparkler Send Off

Instead of going the traditional route and having guests throw rice, newlyweds are opting for something a little more bold: sparklers. And after seeing all of the adorable Pinterest pictures of couples exiting through a tunnel of light, it’s not difficult to figure out why this trend has taken off. In order to get those wow-worthy photos, you must keep a few things in mind:

Time is of the essence You don’t want your guests lighting their sparklers at different times –...