5 Must-Have Sites for Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding is hard! There are so many things you have to do, so many details to cover, and if you're like us, so little time to get it all done. I don't regret having a 6 month engagement, but i wouldn't have been able to get this far without some of the great websites I've found. There are lots of great resources out there for the brides-to-be who are working hard to plan this big, beautiful day. I'm sharing a few that have been especially helpful for me.

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7 Characteristics of the Perfect Bridal Party

After the love of your life, there are some really important people that you want to stand beside you on your wedding day: your bridesmaids. They support you in the time leading up to the big day. They help you figure out details for the day, send you little gifts to help in the stress, and celebrate you. They are the ones who are with you the entire day, getting ready together, crying together, laughing together, eating together.

That's why it's important that they have these key characteristics of the perfect bridal party.

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The Best Way to Connect with Your Partner

The BEST way? There can't be one best way to connect with your partner, right?

Well, you're probably right. There are many great ways to connect with your partner, but this one is really important. This one thing has strengthened my own and many other relationships. It allows you to really know your partner and to show them how much you love them. So, what is it?

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The One Thing Every Bride Forgets

If your left hand recently got a little heavier and you gained the title "bride," chances are you're really excited...and a little stressed.

Through all that stress, don’t forget the most important thing about your wedding day. Most brides think they have it all under control, but they almost always forget about this one thing.

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22 Lessons from 22 Years

I turned 22 this month and I wanted to share a few things I've learned over the years. When I first thought of this post, I thought to myself, there is no way I'm going to be able to think of 22 things that I've learned! But then I started writing and they just flowed from my pen. I didn't realize I had so many things to share with other people, with those who are younger and slightly less wise. Some of the things in this list are things that I'm super passionate about sharing, so they are a little longer. However, I think they're all good things to think about. If you're in high school or just starting college, listen up, this one's for you.

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed? Like you have so much on your plate and you just can't handle it? Like things are coming at you so fast that you don't have time to process it all?

Yeah, me too.

It's totally normal to not be able to handle everything that is thrown at you. Humans are not superheroes; they can't always be on top of things--that includes you. 

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Let's Talk About Anxiety

All my life, I've always said to myself, "oh, I'm just really emotional" or "I'm just a sensitive person", but as I've grown older, I have realized that all this time I've been experiencing anxiety. Yes, I am emotional and sensitive (which aren't bad things BTW), but that's not the reason I feel fear when I think about being apart from my fiancΓ© for three months or why I start to panic when I'm in large groups of people. The reason behind those things is anxiety.

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They Will Find Him There

Imagine walking down the street of your hometown. You might see a friend and say hello, or you might walk past a coffee shop that you like to study in and smell the coffee wafting out the open door. You see a dog and smile as you watch his tail wag as he pulls his owner down the sidewalk. You walk around the corner and run into someone you've never seen before. Your first instinct is to apologize and keep walking but that's not what they have in mind. You're suddenly being pulled into the shadows, your mouth is covered, you're helpless. 

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Creating Good Habits

I really didn't come into this semester with the thought, "I am going to create good habits this semester." It definitely wasn't one of my new years resolutions (I didn't have any). It just kind of happened. It's only the second week of the semester and maybe this is a little presumptuous to think that I'm actually creating good habits, but I think that noticing this about myself and being aware of what I'm doing will help me to keep up with these habits that I'm developing.

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