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About Naomi Wilson

A hopeless romantic and Pinterest wedding fanatic at heart, I'm a sucker for all things love, proposals and wedding planning. Being a student of communications and journalism at Springfield College has introduced me to the wonderful world of video producing and blogging and after sitting in front of a screen watching The Yes Girls' proposal videos for hours on end, I knew I had to find an in! When I’m not obsessing over the latest wedding trends, I spend my time watching Audrey Hepburn, drinking iced caramel macchiatos, learning French, and planning my next Instagram post.

Groomspo: Because The Groom Can Be Fashionable Too

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Why should wedding dress selection be the biggest fashion choice of the big day? Where is the 72 hour marathon of Say Yes to the Tux? Let us forget about tulle and silhouettes for just one minute and focus on ties and tails! Here are seven looks from the most stylish grooms of the past year to inspire your attire.

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For the boho wedding and hipster groom, here is a tweed twofer with colorful accents to bring life to the otherwise dark suit. Great for: Country wedding, boho wedding, rustic wedding

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You won’t have the blues on your big day, but if you are a fan of the shade, here is a stunning way to incorporate it in your look. Great for: Modern wedding, industrial wedding, rustic wedding

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The tan suit; the timeless staple for beachy weddings. Complete the look with a white shirt, brown belt and matching shoes or none at all if you want to go all out. Toss on a lei or accessorize with a tropical flower to complete your beach ‘fit. Great for: Beach wedding, white wedding, destination wedding

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For the flashy, floral-loving, fashion-forward groom! Pick a rich hue and play it up for an unforgettable outfit. Great for: Holiday weddings like NYE or Christmas

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For an edgy take on the traditional tweed suit coat, tie in a floral tie! Add a matching pocket square to take it up a level. Great for: Industrial weddings, barn wedding, rustic outdoor wedding

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If you are going for Gatsby glam, contemporary chic or anything in between, this take on the traditional groom look is for you. Trade your black coat for a grey jacket and add a splash of pastel that Jay Gatsby himself would sport, old sport. Great for: Gilded age wedding, contemporary wedding

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Blush is no longer reserved for the blushing bride! Bring a romantic vibe to your look with light shades like beige and blush, making for an outfit that will be the envy of the wedding party and guests alike! Great for: Vintage romance, country wedding, beach wedding

Whether you are a groom or are dressing your groom, gather some inspiration from these fashionable fellas and start planning your wedding day look!

 

Image Credits: Trendy Groom | Blue Suit | Tan Suit | Burgundy and Floral Groom | Popular Dark Suit | Gatsby Groom | Blush Groom

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Changing Your Name After Marriage Without the Stress

dropping your maiden name There is so much planning, preparing and plotting that goes into pulling off the perfect wedding day that it seems almost impossible to see anything past the day itself! After months (maybe even years) of thinking of nothing but your dress, your hair, your venue and the menu, you’d think that after the wedding, all the preparations are over with. Think again!

Although you are officially married after the wedding, there is one more step you must take; officially changing your name!

Hitchswitch and Miss Now Mrs. both provide a name changing service in which they take care of everything for you for a small fee, but if you would rather DIY, here is the worry-free guide to changing your name after marriage!
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  1. Get a Few Copies of Your Marriage Certificate: Before you can do anything, you must have this certificate! Head over to your county clerk and ask for your long-form marriage certificate. (This will make for an easier process in the long run, I promise!)
  2. Updating Your Social Security Card: Next, visit the Social Security Administration’s website and fill out the application to apply for your new SS card. If you prefer to do this in person, you will need several original documents besides your marriage certificate to the SS office to proving your age, identity, and U.S. citizenship or lawful immigration status. A valid driver’s license will do!
  3. Take a Trip to the DMV: We all hate the DMV, but this is a necessary step to legally changing your name. (Unfortunately.) Check your local DMV’s website to be super prepared before you go, they may list all the forms you’ll need! Don’t forget your marriage certificate, license and basically every form of ID you have. Anything to make your DMV trip go smoothly!
  4. Take a Deep Breath: Because you did it! The worst is over. The only thing left to do is make a couple of phone calls or visits to update your name everywhere else. Here’s a quick list of some sports you may have forgotten to update on your name change:
    • Your job
    • Your passport
    • Your leases (car, apartment, etc.)
    • Your bank
    • Your doctor
    • Student loans
    • Your attorney
    • Your cellphone company
    • Insurance companies
    • Credit cards
    • And of course, your social media accounts, HELLO!

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7 Steps to Creating Your Wedding Website

So, you want to make a wedding website! You want one spot to share photographs, hashtags, dates and important information because you know that it will make the wedding planning ordeal much, much easier. You are smart.

Wedding websites are a fairly new trend that will not be going out of style any time soon. These sites are fully customizable, functional and serve a purpose not only for you, but for your guests as well! A wedding website should serve as a hub for all of the information on the event and the place to go for updates. Here are the 7 steps to getting started on your wedding website today!

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  1. Choose Your Platform – Picking a website platform is the biggest decision you’ll make in the creation of your wedding website, so choose carefully! In truth, all of the options are great ones for websites, all with different features and options. If you want your website to be more visually stimulating, go with Wix or Squarespace. If you want your website to be more functional than visual, go with WordPress or Blogger! TheKnot.com also offers wedding website services complete with an online registry! Pro Tip: Any of these platforms will do what you need them to, the only difference is the layout.
  2. Decide on Your Price Range – Do you want a free site or are you willing to pay a small fee for some bonus features? Do you want to connect a custom domain or are you okay with the MyWedding.BlogSite.Com format? Will you need an e-commerce page where you can sell tickets or memorabilia? Will you need storage for photos and videos to upload and share after the event? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can check out pricing and options here!
  3. Select Your Look – Regardless of the platform you chose, (which did you choose?!) all of the options offer you a wedding website template. Check out Squarespace’s templates here, Wix’s here, and WordPress’ here! Choose one that matches the theme and feel of your wedding and one that allows you to share your photos and messages in the way you want to convey them!
  4. Create a Custom Landing Page – You have your platform, you have your price set and you’ve selected the theme you want, now you must customize it! Using engagement photos or even a clip from an engagement video, adorn the landing page with you! Upload your favorite pictures, enter in a sweet quote or two and make a landing page that no one will want to click off of.
  5. Connect Your Registry – Now comes the fun part, your online registry! If you created your website with TheKnot, all of your registry questions can be answered here. You can also use MyRegistry.com for a quick and easy way to embed your registry to your site, they give you all of the information you’ll need to embed it and a step by step guide! Happy gifting!
  6. Make Sure All Necessary Information is represented – The most crucial step of all; making sure everything you need to say is covered! Is the date on the landing page? Did you provide your guests a way to RSVP? Is the location listed somewhere? What about the dress code? Indoor or outdoor wedding? Will there be an open bar? Cover all the bases by double checking the information you list on your site and you won’t have to field questions in the months to come, all of the information is on your site!
  7. Share, Share, Share! – Finally, spread the word. Share your shiny new site with your guests, friends and family. Show them just how tech-savvy and prepared you are! (Even if you’re not!) Your guests will love your site and love you for making it all so simple for them.

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Image Credits In Order of Appearance: GreenWeddingShoes | WordPress | Wix

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Unique Wedding Themes to Consider

Planning your big day is hard work, made even harder by the desire to be original and fresh! You don’t want your guests to feel that they have arrived at a wedding they’ve already been to. You want your wedding day to feel as unique and special to them as it is to you! While everyone has heard of Christmas weddings, beach weddings and now the ever-popular Beauty and the Beast theme, you can make sure that your wedding is something people will remember for its originality! Here are 7 creative themes to consider for your wedding day!

    • Watercolor Wedding
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    • Bohemian Wedding
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    • Gilded Glam Wedding
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    • Around the World Wedding
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    • Garden Green Wedding
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    • Contemporary Chic Wedding
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  • For the Disney-lover, Tangled
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Image Credits: Watercolor Image 1, Image 2 | Bohemian Image 1, Image 2 | Gilded Glam | Travel | Garden | Contemporary Image 1 , Image 2 | Tangled Image 1, Image 2

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Famous Wedding Dresses from TV Shows

In the age of binge-watching and live-streaming, if you don’t have ‘a show’ you are just asking to be left out of water cooler conversation and discussions on last night’s premiere. TV has become a part of our culture now more than ever and whether you are keeping up with the Kardashians or weeping watching This Is Us weekly, you have likely been a virtual witness to the magic of a TV wedding. Here are seven TV wedding gowns to inspire you and your dream day.

  • Robin from How I Met Your Mother
    No matter who you wanted Robin to end up with on her wedding day, you must admit she looked gorgeous in this belted, fitted gown. This dress is perfect for a wedding of any season and guaranteed to stun!
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  • Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl
    Blair’s first wedding may not have gone as planned, (Spoiler!) but her outfit sure did! If you are going for the perfect princess wedding, this look will be the icing on the wedding cake!
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  • Jane from Jane the Virgin
    Simple and stunning, Jane made an entrance to remember in this strapless gown. The small floral details make this dress perfect for a summer wedding!
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  • Charlotte York from Sex and the City
    Charlotte’s wedding was well worth the years of her waiting…and ours! Charlotte stunned in this intricate, silky, white gown, and you could too!
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  • Fran Fine from The Nanny
    The gold accents, the detailed floral sleeves, the billowing veil…what’s not to love about Nanny Fine’s wedding day look? If you are thinking of a vintage themed wedding, this gown not only fits the bill but also withstands the test of time.
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  • Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl
    Serena wouldn’t be Serena without a gold-plated gown, now would she? Take a page out of the It Girl’s book for a glam look that will keep you shining all night long.
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  • Blair (again) from Gossip Girl
    B is back and proving that blue will do for a wedding gown. Detailed to the very last flower and complete with a tiara, Blair is giving off ice queen vibes in her wedding day look. This look would be lovely for a winter wedding!
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Image Credits: Robin | Blair | Jane | Charlotte | Fran | Serena | Blair

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