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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

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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

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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

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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

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What are y’all loving on the Internet lately?

xoxo Laura

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

xoxo Laura

Discounted Tickets to the Greater Carolina Bridal Show in Durham, NC

I just love finding deals for you, belles! LivingSocial is currently offering a discount on tickets to the Greater Carolina Bridal Show in Durham: $10 for 2 tickets, which is half off the regular price. The show will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2015 at the Durham Convention Center. You can find a list of the vendors that will be at the show on the show’s website. In addition to meeting local area vendors, you will also have a chance to see two bridal fashion shows and win lots of door prizes!

Discount Tickets to the Greater Carolina Bridal Show in Durham, NC - Wedding Belles Blog

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Go snatch up those tickets before they’re gone, friends. And, to find out about other upcoming bridal shows in the Carolinas, be sure to check out my NC & SC Events page, which I update quite frequently!

You’re welcome 🙂

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Bridesmaid Budget Guide, Money-Saving Wedding Tips, & the Perks of a Small Budget

Today’s Internet roundup is all about money, money, money…how to save it, how to budget it, how to make the most of what you’ve got when it comes to your wedding! Here are the articles I’ve been loving lately on the web:

1. The Ultimate Bridesmaid Budget Guide. Please read this if you think you might be a bridesmaid someday…really helpful info on who pays for what, average costs, etc. Being in a bridal party can be costly, and it helps to know ahead of time!

The Ultimate Bridesmaid Budget Guide via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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2. Lauren Conrad’s top 10 cost-saving tricks for brides on a budget. These are really good. I definitely did #3, #7, and #9 (the cushion is a must!).

Lauren Conrad's Top 10 Cost-Saving Tricks for Brides on a Budget - Wedding Belles Blog

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3. Why it’s actually awesome to have a small wedding budget. Glass half full! There are some MAJOR perks to not throwing down thousands upon thousands of dollars on your wedding day.

Why It's Actually Awesome to Have a Small Wedding Budget via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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

xoxo Laura

Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for pups. If I had had a dog at the time of my own wedding, I’m sure he or she would have been present at some point in the day! Here are some of my favorite photos showing how fellow dog-lovers incorporated their sweet pups into their weddings and dressed them for the occasion. Whether serving as flower girls or enthusiastic portrait posers, these dogs are clearly enjoying their owners’ big day!

Dog in Bow Tie at Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Golden Retriever with Greenery Wreath - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Puppy Love: Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Wedding - Wedding Belles Blog

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Any favorites? I adore the bulldog cake topper and the dapper labradors in bow ties!

Readers, do you have any sweet photos of how you incorporated your furry friends into your big day? Get in touch so you can send them to me!

xoxo Laura

Internet Roundup: Planning Edition! How to Choose a Date, Pick a Venue, “Brand” Your Wedding, & More!

Pinning images of stunning florals and wedding gowns never gets old, but sometimes you just have to get down to logistics when you’re planning a large event with lots of moving parts. And that’s what all of these articles are about. Here’s what I’m loving around the Internet lately:

1. Questions You Need to Answer BEFORE You Plan Anything

Questions You Need to Answer BEFORE You Start Planning Your Wedding via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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2. Things to Consider When Setting Your Wedding Date

10 Things to Consider When Setting Your Wedding Date via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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3. 11 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Venue

11 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Wedding Venue via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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4. How to Brand Your Wedding: I struggled so much to do this for my own wedding, probably because I love everything wedding-related! If you’re having trouble focusing in, this is a great read.

How to Brand Your Wedding via Maven Bride - Wedding Belles Blog

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5. 8 Wedding Traditions You Might Actually Want to Hold On To: I actually held on to all of them except #7…but I can totally see why couples would want to do that one, too!

8 Wedding Traditions You Might Actually Want to Hold On To via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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6. How to Brace Yourself For Unexpected Wedding Weather: Start thinking about this early, y’all! Also, on an unrelated side note, the photo included in the article (below) is by a photographer from NC!

How to Brace Yourself for Unexpected Wedding Weather via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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And while we’re on that topic….

7. 30 Photos of Newlyweds Who Made It Through the Rain: Because if it rains, it rains, and you’re gonna have to find a way to have fun anyway!

30 Photos of Newlyweds Who Made It Through the Rain via Loverly - Wedding Belles Blog

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What are y’all loving lately? Share with me! Clearly I need to branch out from Loverly…but I just love all of their stuff!

xoxo Laura