Internet Roundup

Internet Roundup: Sassy Bride Edition

Well, y’all may have noticed my absence on the blog the last couple of weeks…sorry and oops! Wes and I bought a house (!!!!) and have been moving and trying to sort our way through the mess of boxes (it seems like the boxes might be winning). Time for a nice Wedding Belles Internet Roundup to get me back in the swing of things. Today’s theme? Sassy Bride Edition. Here’s all the bridal sass I’m loving on the Internet lately:

1. 8 Brides on the Most Annoying Parts of Wedding Planning. Because we all love a good gripe sesh. 8 Brides on the Most Annoying Parts of Wedding Planning, via Brides | Trés Belle

2. Wedding Blackout Dates for 2015. Crabby Bride is officially one of my favorite people right now. I love so many of her posts, but this one might be my favorite. Wedding Blackout Dates for 2015, via Crabby Bride | Trés Belle

3. Crazy Things Mothers-In-Law Have Said. Okay, so maybe a more appropriate title for this post would have been “Sassy Bride/MOG Edition?” Number 5…so cold…Crazy Things Mothers-In-Law Have Said, Via Brides | Trés Belle

As always, send me links for what you’re loving lately, belles!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Photography Edition

Hey belles! If you’re wanting tips for maximizing the quality of your wedding and/or engagement photos, today’s Internet roundup post is for you! Here are the articles I’m loving lately:

1. 10 Things Your Photographer Wishes You’d Tell Them.

10 Things Your Wedding Photographer Wishes You'd Tell Them, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

2. What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot. Great tips!

What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos, via WeddingWire - Wedding Belles Blog

via WeddingWire

3. How to Make the Most of Your Engagement Photo Sesh. Including a tip for anyone who feels awkward just thinking about smooching on camera!

How to Make the Most of Your Engagement Photo Sesh, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Tips for Staying on Track with Your Wedding Budget

Hello belles! All of my favorite articles today have to with money…specifically, how to save it! Here are my favorite tips from around the Internet lately on how to save a few dolla dolla billls while planning your wedding and reception.

1. 6 Unnecessary Wedding Expenses You Can Totally Skip. Most wedding-related expenses these days are luxuries, not necessities, so keep that in mind as you hone in on what’s truly important to spend your precious savings on! This list can help you get started.

6 Unnecessary Wedding Expenses You Can Totally Skip, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

2. 15 DIY Wedding Projects for Under $50. Don’t have money to buy a bunch of fancy decor? That’s okay – here are several DIY tutorials that look very doable!

15 DIY Wedding Projects for Under $50, via Wedding Chicks - Wedding Belles Blog

via Wedding Chicks

3. 6 Unnecessary Expenses You Can Cut from Your Catering Bill. Agreed, agreed, agreed!

6 Unnecessary Expenses You Can Cut from Your Catering Bill, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

4. How to Make Your Own Envelope Liners. Great tutorial for those who want a custom wedding invitation look, but don’t want to drop a ton of money!

How to Make Your Own Envelope Liners, via The Budget Savvy Bride - Wedding Belles Blog

via The Budget Savvy Bride

Have any other tidbits of wisdom for cutting down on wedding costs? Share in the comments!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: All of the Best Wedding Photos, from Heartfelt to Hilarious

Hello hello belles, and welcome to my latest roundup of favorite Internet articles! I’ve been wanting to share some of these for awhile now. All of today’s links feature real photos…some will make you laugh, and others just might make you a bit teary-eyed (yes, I cry over the wedding photos of folks I don’t even know from Adam). Here you go, belles, enjoy!

1. 13 First Look Photos That Will Make You Feel All the Feels. Yep. Crying already.

13 First Look Photos That Will Make You Feel All the Feelings, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

2. 19 Super Awkward Wedding Photos. Some of these…I just can’t even.

19 Awkward Wedding Photos That Remind Us What NOT to Do on the Big Day, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

3. 11 of the Sweetest Parent First Looks. Get ready to cry again.

These 11 Parent First Look Photos Will Make You Want to Call Up Mom & Dad, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Touchy Bridesmaid Topics, Budget-Friendly Bachelorette Party Planning, and More!

Hello hello belles, and welcome to the latest edition of what I’m loving around the Internet lately. All of today’s links feature bridesmaid-related topics. We’re talking bachelorette parties, prepping your gals for the big weekend, and more!

1. 10 Things All Brides Should Tell Their Bridesmaids Before the Wedding. You will have much less stress and confusion if everyone is on the same page!

10 Things All Brides Should Tell Their Bridesmaids Before the Wedding, via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

2. How to Plan the Ultimate Bachelorette Weekend. This is a great read for all the MOHs out there!

How to Plan the Ultimate Bachelorette Weekend, via Long Distance Loving - Wedding Belles Blog

via Long Distance Loving

3. How to Handle Those Touchy Bridesmaid Subjects. Here’s how to tactfully deal with everything from pregnancy to crazy hair cuts.

How to Handle Those Touchy Bridesmaid Subjects, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

4. 7 Tips for Bachelorette Party Bashing on a Budget. This is great! Bachelorette parties have gotten to be quite spendy these days…and that’s okay if the attendees can all afford it. But if you’re a bunch of average Jills who may not have large savings accounts, these are some great tips to rein it in while still having a blast.

7 Tips for Bachelorette Party Bashing on a Budget, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

What are y’all loving on the Internet lately?

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Etiquette Edition! Registry Sharing, Facebook No-No’s, and Crowdfunding Your Wedding

Who else loves all things etiquette? Am I the only person whose favorite section of the newspaper is the “Dear Abby” advice column? Am I a total grandma? Don’t care, love it anyway. Here are some of my favorite wedding etiquette articles that I’ve stumbled across on the Internet lately:

1. Facebook Status Updates No Bride Should Ever Make.

6 Facebook Status Updates No Bride Should Ever Make, via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

2. The Right and Wrong Ways to Share Your Wedding Registries.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Share Your Wedding Registry, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

3. Why Crowdfunding Your Wedding is NOT Okay. So much yes.

Why Crowdfunding Your Wedding is NOT Okay, via The Knot - Wedding Belles Blog

via The Knot

Belles, feel free to share what you’re loving lately in the comments!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Wedding Hacks Edition

I am all about sharing helpful hints for other future marrieds in order to make the wedding process that much easier….because let’s face it y’all, sometimes wedding planning can be downright difficult. So, today’s internet roundup features all of the wedding planning hacks, tips, and tricks I’m loving on the Internet lately. Enjoy….and you’re welcome!

1. 10 Completely Brilliant Wedding Hacks You Definitely Need to Know. These are all so good…although good luck finding a post office that will actually hand cancel all of your wedding invites for you!

10 Completely Brilliant Wedding Hacks You Definitely Need to Know, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

2. 14 Wedding Details That Are Almost Too Easy to Forget. Yes yes yes.

14 Wedding Details That Are Almost Too Easy to Forget, via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

3. 5 Wedding Guest Dilemmas and How to Solve Them.

5 Wedding Guest List Dilemmas and How to Solve Them, via mywedding - Wedding Belles Blog

via mywedding

4. 7 Things You Can Learn From These Real Couples’ Big Day Regrets. Take heed!

7 Things You Can Learn From These Real Couples' Big Day Regrets, via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

Share in the comments what you’re loving on the interwebs lately!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Wedding Disaster Edition

Sometimes, the best thing you can do when something goes wrong is to have a laugh about it. That’s what we’re going to do today…over other people’s disasters, that is! Here’s what I’ve been loving on the Interwebs lately:

1. 13 Big Day DIY Disasters That Will Convince You to Hire a Pro.

13 Big Day DIY Disasters That Will Convince You to Hire a Pro via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

2. 5 Insane Things Brides Have Asked Their Bridesmaids to Do. Ohhhh, the drama.

5 Insane Things Brides Have Asked Their Bridesmaids to Do, via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

3. 15 Disastrous Wedding Cakes That Brought Brides to Tears. I’m crying too…because I’m laughing so hard. Cake disasters are my faveeeeee. Give me Cake Wrecks all day long.

15 Disastrous Wedding Cakes That Brought Brides to Tears, via Likes - Wedding Belles Blog

via Likes

Did any readers experience similar wedding day disasters…either at your own wedding or a friend’s? Share with me!!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Wedding Dress Shopping Edition!

Today’s Internet roundup (aka the wedding-related articles I’m loving on the web lately) is all about saying yes to the dress! So many brides stress about wedding dress shopping, but I personally believe it has the opportunity to be the most fun part of wedding planning (it was for me!) if you do it right. Without further ado, here’s what I’m loving:

1. How to Brace Yourself For Wedding Dress Shopping – Okay, so I don’t think you necessarily need to brace yourself (you’re not walking into your boss’s office to get fired, people!), but these are great things to think about before you go so that you are mentally prepared and can strategically plan your shopping. This will make it much more enjoyable in the long run!

How to Brace Yourself for Wedding Dress Shopping via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

2. The Top 5 Things That Annoy Bridal Shop Consultants – Take note, ladies, because these are people you want to have on your side!

The Top 5 Things That Annoy Bridal Shop Consultants via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

3. 9 Things NOT to Say at a Friend’s Wedding Dress Appointment – Yes. Yes. Yes. Have anyone who is accompanying you to your dress appointment read this first. So often, it’s the peanut gallery that ruins the dress shopping experience for the bride!

9 Things NOT to Say at a Friend's Wedding Dress Appointment via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

Any other wedding (or tux, or jumpsuit, or whatever you’re planning to wear to your wedding) tips? Throw them out there in the comments section!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: The Worst Proposals, the Weirdest Wedding Gifts, and the Wedding Version of “What Not to Wear”

Today’s roundup of articles I’m loving lately is definitely sprinkled with a little humor! Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding (or helped someone plan a wedding) knows that things often go awry. Today, we’re going to share a laugh (or groan) with those who did experience some misfortune, while at the same time learning how to not make some common wedding mistakes ourselves. Here you go, belles:

1. What not to wear for your engagement photos.

What Not to Wear for Your Engagement Photos via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

2. How to not look fat at your wedding. Because anyone, regardless of their size or shape, can use a few tricks to maximize their assets.

How to Not Look Fat In Your Wedding Dress via She Finds - Wedding Belles Blog

via She Finds

3. Nine proposals that went very wrong.

9 Marriage Proposals That Went Very Wrong via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

via Loverly

4. Eighteen of the weirdest wedding gifts ever received. Side note – I would LOVE to hear if any readers have additions for this list!

18 of the Weirdest Wedding Gifts Ever Received via Brides - Wedding Belles Blog

via Brides

Belles, what are you loving on the Internet lately? Share with me in the comments!

xoxo Laura