Question of the Week: What Do You Do with Your Photos?

by Azure

This week's Savvy Steal is a $100 gift certificate to make your own photo album on Blurb. It got me wondering... What do you do with your everyday photos? Do you keep them on your computer? Your phone? Are they all organized on your Facebook site? Do you print them out and make photo albums or scrap books? Do you use photo sharing sites? Tell us!

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Engagement Ring Dilemma: Should You Buy Your Own?

by Azure

Recently I was looking at a wedding site and a reader wrote in with a question. She wanted her boyfriend to use her grandmother's ring as an engagement ring. She was having trouble figuring out how to give him the ring to give back to her. The whole question confused me. I think she should just wear her grandmother's ring as her ring and have her boyfriend provide an engagement ring. To me, the symbolism of an engagement ring is that someone is offering you a ring as a gift. It...

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Wedding Day Inspiration: Where Do You Get Yours?

by Azure

Our Gems Among Us contest is all about the people who inspire you. But we're curious, what else inspires you? Obviously, the Savvy Scoop inspires you, as do our style galleries for wedding cakes, wedding dresses, bridal shoes, wedding flowers, and wedding hairstyles. But, where else do you get wedding day inspiration? Nature? Magazines? Your family? Tell us for this week's Question of the Week. Helpful Links Gems Among Us Wedding Cakes Wedding Dresses Bridal Shoes Wedding Day...

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Question of the Week: Who Is Your Wedding Problem?

by Azure

Our Gems Among Us contest is all about honoring the people that make your life better. You can win a $5,000 jewelry shopping spree for yourself, and a getaway for your "gem." But, let's talk about the other people. The people that make your wedding planning a little less than ideal. Maybe it's a co-worker angling for an invitation, maybe it's an over-involved mom or mom-in-law. Maybe it's even a wedding pro who keeps changing things on you. We like to be positive on the Savvy Scoop,...

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Question of the Week: Who Helps You the Most?

by Azure

The new Gems Among Us contest is designed to honor people who help others. So, who will/would you nominate as your wedding gem? Who is the person that's been helping you the most? Is it a bridesmaid, your mom, your groom? Helpful Links Gems Among Us

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Question of the Week: What Inspires You for your Fall Wedding?

by Azure

Sometimes it seems like summer brides get all the love. Then, of course there are the Christmas brides who have all the twinkling lights to inspire their wedding decorations. But in many parts of the country, Fall is actually the best time of the year to get married. The heat has calmed down, but you won't chance your wedding party getting snowed in. The weather in the Fall tends to be a little more stable than it is in Spring. So, since Summer is officially over, let's give some...

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Question of the Week: Any Summer Regrets?

by Azure

Sad, but true ... summer is almost over. I always have a list of projects to get done by the end of summer, many of which never quite make it off the list. What about you? Did you have any pre-wedding summer plans you didn't carry out? Do you have any summer regrets? A little too much sun and not enough exercising? Didn't get to the beach enough? Let it all out ladies, we're here to listen. Helpful Links Wedding Prep checklist (so you don't forget any this fall)

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Question of the Week: Would You Rent Your Wedding Day Jewelry?

by Azure

A lot of brides like their "something new" to also be their something "bling!" But there's a growing trend toward saving money on that statement necklace by making it not something new, but something borrowed. Sites like Adorn.com let you rent wedding day jewelry. Would you consider it? Would you rent your wedding day jewelry?

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Question of the Week: Would You Outsource Your Wedding Thank You Notes?

by Azure

A few weeks ago we got a press release announcing a new company that would write your thank you notes for you. So, naturally, I wonder ... would you do it? If you thought that you could completely get away with it (i.e. no one would ever know that you hadn't handwritten the notes yourself) would you pay someone else to write your thank you notes? What other "personal" wedding tasks do you wish you could outsource? Would you pay someone to chase down your RSVPs for you? What about...

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Question of the Week: Should Destination Brides Only Wear Destination Wedding Dresses?

by Azure

Last week I went to a dinner party and sat next to a girl planning a destination wedding. She was torn because she loved ball gowns, and had always imagined herself getting married in a ball gown wedding dress. But, she felt like it would be completely inappropriate for the beach wedding she was planning. What do you think? Does a destination wedding mean that you should have a less formal wedding dress, or should you always go with your dream wedding dress? What if it were a local...

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