Planning a wedding (or attending one) can be a stressful time. From the invitations and gifts, to the wedding songs and how you'll pay for it all, you've probably got a lot on your mind.
This list of tips and ideas can get you in the right mindset, and might just help you find solutions to some of your biggest wedding questions.
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The biggest stress factor of almost any wedding is that one question: "How on Earth will we pay for this?"
Win a wedding contest and your big day could be paid for in full. Wouldn't that be nice?
And of course if you're in the market for a free wedding, you probably wouldn't mind winning a free honeymoon either.
Use rubber stamps to make bridal shower invitations worth saving.
Wow your friends and family members with these gorgeous cards, and maybe even use the same techniques on wedding invites or bachelorette party cards.
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If you plan to make your own wedding announcements, invitations or thank you cards, these free stencils might come in handy.
There are stencils to fit every theme and style, so find the one that's right for you and your wedding correspondence will be that much easier.
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You want your wedding dance to be both memorable and magical. So how do you choose the perfect dance that will represent your new life together?
Use these tips to make sure your wedding dance is everything you dreamed it would be. And if you want some great party dances, we've got those, too.
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Set the mood at your wedding by having the wedding band play these romantic piano songs.
Use one for your wedding dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance or even just to get your guests on the dance floor.
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If you make your own wedding toppers, you have a chance to personalize them to reflect your personalities. And if you didn't find any takeaways you liked at the bridal shop, you can always make simple pottery gifts.
Looking for a gift for the bride and groom in your life? Why not make matching cups or plates to commemorate the day?
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Use these free cross-stitch patterns to make a custom ring-bearers pillow for your wedding rings.
If you are looking for a unique gift idea, try these patterns framed, or stitched into a blanket or throw pillow.
Having a friend with an eye for photography can save you a ton of money on wedding photographers.
But even if you are paying a professional, it's good to have an idea of the shots you hope to get so that you won't be disappointed when the proofs come back.
These ideas can be used to tell whoever is taking the photos of the most important day of your life exactly what you are expecting.
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Make jewelry gifts for your bridal party, or even just to wear on your big day.
Need a gift for the bride to be? Why not make her a personalized piece of jewelry that she can cherish forever.
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Not sure what to get the happy couple? A personalized gift can have more meaning than one you bought at the store.
Use this wedding needlepoint pattern on towels, wine cozies or even just in a frame for a unique gift they can cherish forever.
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Miniatures can make great wedding decorations, party favors and souvenirs.
This list has everything you might need, from takeaway boxes to a recreation of your wedding scene to scale.
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Everyone wants to make sure their gift is memorable and special for a wedding or bridal gift. Sew a gift to make it personalized and special.
From a ring pillow to a garter to the prefect bow to top your gift, we've got everything you need.