The decision to purchase a new home together is going to be one of the biggest investments of your lifetime. Not only from a financial standpoint but from the point that THIS home is going to be the beginning of many, many happy years together!
When beginning the process of home buying, consider these important talking points: Read The Rest
Have you been planning your wedding and woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, frantically thinking “how in the hell are we going to afford all of this”?! You’re not alone. Almost 43% of engaged couples are paying for their own wedding. And that’s a tough task to tackle when faced with school loans, credit card bills, car payments, rent/mortgages and the list goes on! Take a deep breath and here’s some great ways to save money on the bigger expenses of your wedding! Read The Rest
It’s inevitable! SOMETHING will go wrong on your Wedding Day! Relax. Deep Breath. And realize there’s a solution for everything. Be prepared! This emergency kit checklist makes sure you are ready to tackle any issues a bride could come across on her wedding day: Read The Rest
Ideally, everyday we should strive to do what it takes to save & preserve Mother Earth. Realistically, much easier said than done. When it comes to your Wedding, there are plenty of ways to make your special day “Green”.
1) Eco Friendly Wedding Invitations – Paper. Paper. Paper. Millions and millions of trees. If this is a sacrifice you’re willing to make, we first suggest ditching the paper invitation all together and going with a more eco-friendly alternative: using websites like Glö or even Evite. If the paper invitations are a must-have, explore different companies that provide invites on 100% recycled material. One of our favorites is Minted.com…they offer hundreds of beautiful and classy designs while staying Green.
WedPics Wedding Tip (A Stress Saver):
Planning all the pieces that will come together for your perfect wedding? Don’t forget to add married name change to your checklist! Have a quick talk with your spouse about his feelings on name change and then decide if a transition to Mrs. is right for you.
If you are making the switch, MissNowMrs.com was created to make married name change a breeze. Answer a few questions, print out your completed forms and then follow their simple filing instructions to go from Miss to Mrs. in a matter of minutes instead of the usual 13 hours!
Whether you’re looking forward to being engaged.. or if you’re happily married.. we know you LOVE hearing about romantic, heartfelt wedding proposals. The happiness, surprise, and tears that come from these moments keep the team at WedPics running each day. So without further adieu, here are a few of our favorite proposals to date!
The World’s FIRST Live Lip-Dub Proposal
That’s right! On Wednesday May 23rd, 2012, Portland actor Isaac Lamb planned a surprise proposal for his girlfriend Amy Frankel. With the help of over 40 close friends and family, the big surprise went without a hitch, not only creating a viral web sensation, but also with a definite “YES!” from Amy. Congrats Issac and Amy! http://bit.ly/LipDubSurprise
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue- oh, and don’t the shoe! Choosing your wedding shoes may seem like a trivial task in comparison to the other items on your ever-growing wedding to do list, but nothing can ruin your wedding day fun as swiftly as sore feet. Prevent both painful blisters and buyer’s remorse with the following tips.
1. Brainstorm: Needless to say, there are countless wedding shoe styles- stilettos, low heels, white shoes, brightly colored shoes- the list goes on. Think about your dream shoe style, but be sure to incorporate practical thinking into your decision: are you walking across cobblestone to enter your reception venue? Tying the knot in a sandy area? Plan accordingly.
2. Get inspired: Once you have a general idea of the shoe style that you want to don on your special day, seek visual inspiration. Browse bridal magazines and note the options that jump out at you. Search Pinterest and pin your favorite looks to a wedding shoe board. Crowdsource your shoe-finding mission by making your bridesmaids collaborators on your Pinterest board and allowing them to add photos (be sure to add details about your ideal shoes in the board description so that everyone is on the same page style-wise). Read The Rest
We here at WedPics obviously love it when Technology and the Wedding Industry come together to bring you a spectacular product (ahem, like a certain free photo sharing app)! And some of you might have noticed we’ve been mentioning a service called Honeyfund here and there throughout our various networks. And needless to say (but we’ll say it anyway), WE LOVE HONEYFUND! Oh, and it’s FREE! Who doesn’t love Free?
Here’s the quick run down:
First, congrats on getting married and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! If you could give one piece advice for future brides and grooms planning their wedding, what would that be?
From a practical standpoint, my advice would be to shop around! If you take an extra minute to check with 1 or 2 additional vendors you can usually find a better price on everything from rose petals to wedding party attire. Also, even though planning can be stressful, do your best to enjoy it as a together. Have a code word for when the pressure is too heavy and you need to take a break and go do something fun as a couple.