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Two Hearts That Beat As One

When you are getting ready for your wedding, it takes a lot of planning.   Once again, the bride, and the groom, wants to lose some weight prior the big day.  You are thinking of the short term goal—the actual wedding day.  But you also need to keep in mind the long term goal.  You are […]

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Father of the Bride Duties

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day. So we thought we would compile a list of duties and responsibilities for the father of the bride. Early on in the planning of the wedding, the bride and groom should sit down with the father of the bride to discuss the financial expectations for everyone. During the rehearsal […]

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Mother of the Bride Etiquette

We hope all moms enjoyed their Mother’s Day. And since yesterday was Mother’s Day, we thought today would be a good day to discuss mother of the bride etiquette. First, the etiquette rules for the mother of the bride are much more flexible today than ever before. Overall your Big Day allows them to mostly […]

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Emerald Inspiration Board

We love this Emerald Inspiration Board from the Wedding Paper Divas blog.  Emerald is a Pantone Color of the Year for 2013 – there are so many different and fun ways to incorporate this stylish color into your wedding this year. L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Bold Geometry Invitation, Dress, Cake, Table Setting, Rachel Zoe […]

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Invitation Tips

There are a lot of details and little etiquettes involved with invitations. It’s hard to keep it all straight. That’s why when we came across Val Marie Paper’s invitation infographic we had to share. This cute infographic could be printed off and kept in the bride’s planner. {Photo Credit: Val Marie Paper}

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South Dakota Wedding Trend: Lighting

Adding custom lighting to your reception can transform the whole look of a room, or highlight special areas of your event.  Here are the different types of lighting: Uplighting Lights are placed on the ground facing the wall or the element of the room you would like to illuminate. Uplighting can be done with just […]

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Top Five Trendiest Honeymoon Destinations for 2013

Who doesn’t want to plan their honeymoon at one of the hot spots where all the “cool newlyweds” go?! We came across Katie of Ever After Honeymoons. She is known as one of the best honeymoon planners in the business. Katie has ranked the top five hottest destinations of 2013. FIJI Katie mentions that many […]

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Engagement Party Etiquette

Congratulations to all the couples who got engaged over the holiday and new year! Typically, an engagement party is hosted by the bride ‘s parents. Sometimes by the groom’s parents or with both sides coming together to host. Although a couple may be bursting with excitement about celebrating their upcoming nuptials with friends and family, it’s […]

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South Dakota Spring Wedding Destinations

Spring blossoms. Green fields. Fresh flowers. And a down home good time. That’s what you’ll find in South Dakota during the spring. Makes for a great time to have a wedding. Personally, I think the spring is a great time to get married in South Dakota. The tourists haven’t quite yet arrived, so the hotels […]

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Aubergine Inspiration Board

There is a new South Dakota Wedding Style Aubergine Inspiration board on Pinterest.  There are many ways to incorporate this rich color into your wedding – even when it comes to dessert!

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Cake Serving Guide

We love it when we stumble across beautifully styled wedding guides. Here is a cake serving guide to help you determine how many cakes you need.   {Photo Credit: Iced Jems}

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Plaid Inspiration Pinterest Board

There is a new South Dakota Wedding Style inspiration board on Pinterest all about Plaid.  Check out all of the different ways we found to incorporate plaid into your wedding, from napkins to dresses.  With all of the different colors and styles the possibilities are endless – not to mention fun!  

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DIY Insanity

Do you DIY? Is your tool of choice a glue-gun? When someone says the word “crafts” do you light up like a Christmas tree? We know you are out there – you lovers of all DIY’s…but when it comes to your own wedding can you find yourself on a high-dose of DIY insanity? We think […]

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Avoid Stress Eating in 5 Simple Steps

Weddings can be an exciting, yet stressful time in your life and looking good is on most brides’ “To-Do” list.  However, the stress of planning a wedding can often lead to stress eating and unhealthy habits.  To combat this, try these easy to follow tips, to keep you on track and looking beautiful on your […]

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Wedding Planning: Duties of the Best Man

Last month we discussed the duties of the maid of honor. This month we are continuing the planning help with a list of responsibilities for the best man. A best man is a groom’s best friend. They’re to hold his hand and get him through this nerve-racking experience with flying colors. A best man is […]

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Facebook Etiquette for Announcing your Engagement

With over 901 million monthly active users, Facebook has become a popular platform for newly engaged couples to make the announcement, “WE ARE ENGAGED!” However, before you update your status there are a few things you should consider. The first question, “Do I want the world to know or do I want to tell the […]

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Spectacular Evening at The Redlin Pavillion

I’ve always loved the idea of a beautiful backyard dinner for a grooms dinner. The pairing of ornate, unique and beautiful details in a casual setting can make it a memorable evening and fun celebration before the wedding day. It allows for families and children to attend and enjoy their time together. However, not everyone […]

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Wedding Planning Help: Duties for the Maid of Honor

You’ve taken your time choosing all the right details for your wedding. Including choosing your Maid of Honor. She’s the one you’ll rely on for fluffing your train, checking your make-up, making sure your purse and bouquet arrive at the reception hall. Here’s a list of some pre-wedding duties for that special Maid of Honor. […]

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SD Wedding Destination | Badlands

Looking for a unique place to say “I do?” Throughout South Dakota there are a variety of landscapes. However, one might consider the Badlands National Park to be one of the most interesting looking places in this great state. After millions of years of wind, water and erosion, the landscape has formed into chiseled spires, […]

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Booking your SD Wedding Lodging

Many think that the summer months are the only popular time for hotel stays in South Dakota. With events like the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, coupled with world famous attractions like the World’s Only Corn Palace, Wall Drug and Mount Rushmore National Memorial, summer bookings are quite significant. However, the […]

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