16 Nov

We thought we’d end our week of posts about Rachel + Dustin’s beautiful, creative wedding with a little (big) overview on what it takes to plan something like it. Rachel is an impressive crafter, but also a VERY detailed planner (she made a spreadsheet to organize the cookies she baked for her sister’s wedding, after […]

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3 Nov

Good Thursday morning to you, Cakelets! We have East Side Bride here today answering the question… do you HAVE to stick to the expected format for your wedding? HEY ESB! Is it weird to not want a reception? I want a big and fun rehearsal dinner, a beautiful ceremony, and then to just run out […]

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21 Oct

Ughh. Sometimes planning a wedding isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, know what we’re saying? This is a really crappy situation, but you know, that’s what the wonderful world of wedding blogs is for! To get straight advice from our favorite advice-giver… East Side Bride. Maybe some of you have been faced with a similar situation, […]

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29 Sep

Ah East Side Bride. She get’s some GEMS coming through her inbox, doesn’t she? This one is a doozy, you guys. There’s an unlikely cat fight brewin’. Rrrar! Dear ESB, My very best friend (from kindergarten) and I have been working our butts off for 16 months on her wedding to make it absolutely spectacular […]

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7 Sep

Ah the guest list. It’s just one of those things you can’t avoid, unfortunately. And it’s touchy, isn’t it? Here’s an interesting situation from East Side Bride that many of you have probably been in. The assumed invitation. Eek. Dear ESB, I have a co-worker/sort-of friend that keeps mentioning how excited he is for my […]

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23 Aug

We can so relate to this one! You want to give your guests some direction, but standard attire descriptors don’t always make sense for every event. Let’s see what East Side Bride has to say. DEAR ESB, I’ve included a photo of my dress, perhaps as a brag, or perhaps just as a reference to […]

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9 Aug

This week East Side Bride offers her very sane advice in a slightly un-sane situation. It’s kind of a long story, but worth the read because surely there are some of you out there in similar, seemingly impossibly positions. She’s so good with the sanity, isn’t she? Dear ESB,   I’m a little overwhelmed and need […]

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28 Jun

East Side Bride answers the question that lots of you might be asking too, even if you’re not in FMW’s exact situation. As always, we love her take. Dear East Side Bride, I really hope you can help me out. My fiance is deployed in Afghanistan, and we will get married a few months after […]

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1 Jun

This is a juicy one, folks. Juicy is always good. And East Side Bride always knows how to answer right. Hi ESB, My fiance asked me to marry him a month ago, and I’ve been just floating on air ever since. As we think about how we’re shaping our life together, we want the wedding […]

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