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I sifted through my archive last night and I’ve noticed a terrible oversight on my part. Most, if not all, other bridal blogs invite their readers to submit the photos and stories behind their big day…

And I have done no such thing, opting instead to bombard you with my musings and my musings alone.

Shame on me!

So, I would like to offer my apologies-and, an invitation to all of my readers to submit their wedding day photos along with the stories behind them. Feel free to submit a vendors’ list too.

Send all of your wedding stories to’ll be waiting!


Mothers of the bride and the groom tend to get bad press during the wedding planning process. Oftentimes, they are seen as pushy, inconsiderate, and on a constant crusade to out-do the in-laws. But, in most cases, they just want to be heard. How does Mom go about voicing her concerns without being depicted as a monster? Well, Real Simple has provided ten tips for moms on both sides to get what they want-the favor of their sons and daughters and a few traditions observed on the big day.

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So, the man of our dreams has finally popped the question. Time to pick out the dress!

WAIT! Not so fast!

Before you tie the knot, it is important to have a serious discussion regarding your finances. Although it may seem like a touchy subject, keep in mind that you will be making a lifelong commitment with this person, which will most likely delve into the realm of making sure the bills are paid on time. Asking these questions will help both of you come to terms with your separate spending habits, debts, and assets and will help you plan accordingly in terms of achieving-or maintaining-a comfortable lifestyle relatively free from financial strife.

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Amethyst Amour

Credits: Kendall Brown, Andrea Cunningham, On Paper, C Studios, ON PAPER, Holland Photo Arts (2), Photography by Michael, ABC Dragoo, “Madeline Long” by Coren Moore

Earlier this week, GetMarried.Com distributed its premiere issue of their magazine. Loaded with articles, inspiration boards, and tips, I must say that they really did a fabulous job in their inaugural issue Well done!

But, don’t quote me on it-see it for yourself! Click here to read Get Married Magazine online. If you like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe.



The people over at Cocktails and Details beat me to it! I must say that this list of forbidden actions hit the nail on the head and will save you much heartache during the planning process of your wedding day.

Oh, and that last tip applies to this blog too…

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The wait is over!

This Sunday, September 27, marks the second season of the ever-glamorous My Fair Wedding.The multi-talented (and ridiculously handsome) David Tutera returns to totally transform what could have been a tacky affair into a wedding that just oozes style, class, and elegance. Let’s see how Tutera takes on the new bevy of brides whose big days need a bit of tweaking from the expert. I can’t wait to see what he does this season!

Click here to visit My Fair Wedding on for episode info and to check local listings.

David Tutera

David Tutera

…Oh, and this is the 100th post on Chicista Weddings! Everybody celebrate!’s article featuring wedding guest horror stories, while amusing, should be taken as a cautionary warning to brides and guests alike.

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Don’t forget that I too did a post on wedding guest etiquette. Click here to read it and refresh your memory.

This is a brand-spanking new article by The Knot detailing 30 fantastic ways to save some money and still have an elegant wedding. I found the tips helpful and I hope that you do too. Enjoy!

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Photo taken from has issued a lovely article detailing some helpful tips for the destination bride. If you plan on going abroad for your nuptials, then I suggest that you take a gander at this. Enjoy!

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Photo taken by Luca Trovato for

Photo taken by Luca Trovato for