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The Benefits of a Short Engagement

Race to the Altar with a Short Engagement The average length of marriage engagement in the U.S. is typically between 12 and 18 months. But every couple is different, and many circumstances dictate how long you and the love of your life will be engaged. Most wedding planners advise that it takes about 15 months […]

How to Stay Organized While Wedding Planning

Getting a bit stressed with logistics for the big day? Take a deep breath, relax and read on! We’ve polled former brides to share their best organizational tips for wedding planning. Here’s 5 ways to help check off the to-dos for your “I Do’s”. Organizational Tips for Wedding Planning Depending on the size and scope […]

Ultimate Engagement Ring Guide: What to Know Before You Shop

Starting to shop for your engagement ring? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve created the ultimate guide to help you select your ideal engagement ring style. Of all the possessions you’ll own throughout a lifetime, none will hold as much significance as your engagement ring. It symbolizes the moment you solidify the bond with […]

8 Important Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Hindsight is always 20/20, especially when it comes to wedding planning. We’ve gathered information from real brides on mistakes they made and what they wish they would have done differently. Take our advice and avoid these wedding planning mistakes. Don’t Regret These Wedding Planning Mishaps 1-NEVER make plans without setting a budget. It’s important to […]

Unique Wedding Favor Ideas Any Guest Will Love

The guests attending your wedding are some of the most special people in your life. They’re presence marks support, encouragement and celebration of the bride and groom’s union. Give a token of appreciation by gifting something unique, useful or delicious for your guests to enjoy. Here, we’re sharing a variety of unique wedding favor ideas guaranteed […]

2019 Wedding Dress Trends You’ll Love!

Couples today are finding increasingly creative ways to make their day unique, especially our brides. Most recently our guests of honor have decided to do away with tradition and share their own personalities, especially in their attire. Just in time for engagement season, we have put together a few trends you will see for couple’s […]

8 Alternative Wedding Bouquet Ideas

Non-Traditional Wedding Bouquet Ideas Your wedding bouquet is an extension of your personality. If that means doing away with traditional floral bouquets, you’re not alone. Meaningless traditions have transformed into modern and thoughtful details that have guests saying, “That is so them!”. Every detail from wedding gowns, favors, and desserts, brides are breaking away from […]

The Best Wedding Flowers for Each Season

  Choosing flowers for your wedding bouquet can be overwhelming.  With so many varieties, narrowing down a selection can be quite a chore. What colors and blooms are appropriate? Does the time of year make a difference? What fillers or accents should you use? To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of some […]

True Love Wedding Stories: The Bernatowicz Wedding

A Simple Chic Garden Wedding Nearly 10 years ago, Renee and Nick met at communications school for the Marine Corps and quickly became best friends.  However, just as Nick was being deployed, their relationship began to grow into something more.  “We had our first kiss just before he deployed, but weren’t completely sure about the […]

Real Flowers v. Silk Flowers

Choosing flowers for your wedding can be quite a challenge. The variety of blooms and the price tag are all factors in the decision-making process. What you choose sets the tone for the day and reflect your personality, the season, and desired atmosphere. However, you must first answer the question of real flowers v. silk flowers. […]

Let’s Get This Kleinfeld Bridal Party Started

For weeks our team here at Forever Bridal has been teasing a big announcement and now, we’re thrilled to finally share the AMAZING news! You know Kleinfeld, right?  Yep, that Kleinfeld.  The world’s most recognized bridal shop.  Setting of our favorite binge-worthy TV show, “Say Yes to the Dress.”  Well, they’re launching their very own […]

True Love Wedding Stores: The Knox Wedding

From Friends to Forever They say love happens when you least expect it, which was exactly the case for Courtney and Brandon.  The two met at their apartment’s gym and since neither were looking for a relationship, became best friends instead.  “However, I will be the first to say that I knew he was going to […]

How to Decide Between a Wedding Band VS. Wedding DJ

You’re excited about your upcoming wedding and are happily checking away at your list — much to your relief! You feel good about all the planning decisions you’ve tackled. But all of a sudden your next decision makes you stop in your tracks: wedding band v. weddingDJ. Ah, the debate continues. Which do you choose? […]

True Love Wedding Stories: The Ferguson Wedding

A Carolina Couple’s Fall Wedding What began as a high school friendship, developed into, “I Do’s,” for newlyweds Mary Britt and Jacob Ferguson.  Post graduation, the two reconnected during an unofficial date watching UNC basketball, a common theme in this couple’s love story.  Jacob even chose the most anticipated game of the year, against Duke, […]

True Love Wedding Stories: The Snyder/Barnes Wedding

When Matthew Snyder and Wyatt Barnes first met in the Spring of 2014, they had an instantaneous connection.  What began as a casual first date walking around NC State’s campus, turned into a full-day affair of dinner, dessert and deep conversation.  “After we left each other that night I remember feeling this overwhelming warmth and […]

The History of Wedding Videography

The quality of early wedding videos was very poor. They were shaky and the image was grainy. The videographer was also likely to be a family member with a bulky camcorder in hand. While these images may still come to mind when people think of videography, the equipment and quality has drastically changed. A lot of […]