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Building your wedding website can be one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning for today’s modern bride. While you are registering for plates and dishes for your new home, you can simultaneously be building a beautiful home online. It’s a place to share your story, share wedding details, and can even serve as an online family scrapbook after the wedding as you build your new life together. And here’s the best part, Squarespace has this whole website thing totally dialed in. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering they help couples to share their stories with the world.

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Let us tell you a little bit about them! Squarespace helps you build your own wedding websites, but they handle all the techy stuff that can be so gosh darn overwhelming. They have made designing so easy! You can customize based on your own style, without having to know how to actually build a website. It is so user friendly, and takes the hassle out of it. You don’t need fancy software, you don’t need to know what terms like “bandwith” mean, and there aren’t annoying storage limitations. Simply upload your content, customize your design, and you’re ready to go. The other bonus of Squarespace is that their websites also look fabulous on phones, and let’s be real, that’s how most people will be looking at your site! We love that! And if it’s NOT that easy, they have 24/7 customer service via email and live chat. Fantastic!

And now for the best part, have you heard of Zola? It’s this amazing way you create and share your wedding registry with your guests, and it is built right into your Squarespace website. Zola is the wedding registry that’ll do anything for love, where couples can register for gifts, experiences, and personalize their own funds.  Zola offers unique features such as controlled shipping, virtual exchange, and a 10% completion discount after your wedding. We are swooning over some of their serveware, Amaze! Check it out, they’ve got some amazing things to register for from over 450 brands! Can I hear an, Amen?

Alright so here’s the nitty gritty: Websites start at $12/month. Not too steep! And when you sign up for the annual plan, you’ll get a domain free for the first year! Choose from domain TLDs like .wedding or .party or .love! Domains start at $20/year and renew at the same price every year with no hidden fee. So if you choose to keep the website going after the wedding, you’re good to go!

Seriously, Squarespace takes the headache out of building a website, and allows you to create something that represents both of you and will last a lifetime! We can’t think of a better place to share engagement photos, wedding information like registries and RSVP’s, and eventually your wedding photos!

Ready to start your Squarespace website? You can try it 14-days absolutely free! When you decide to subscribe, be sure to use offer code ‘GLW‘ for 10% off your first domain or website purchase.

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There are few things more exciting than trying on a wedding dress for the very first time. Finally, you’ve got a ring on your finger, a marriage in front of you, and now you get to plan the wedding. Most of us start looking for wedding dresses immediately, because let’s be real, what could be more fun? Everyone looks good in white! We have seriously been so impressed by David’s Bridal‘s exclusive lines lately, and their prices seem too good to be true! (Spoiler alert- they truly are that good!)

David’s Bridal is built on the ideal that every woman deserves to have the wedding dress of her dreams regardless of her style preference, shape, size or budget allowing her to be the best, most genuine version of herself on her wedding day! They help each bride-to-be find her perfect dress with the assistance of online planning tools, knowledgeable stylists, and expert seamstresses (making you look bomb!), all of which will guide you through your entire dress buying journey. They have a ton of bridal gown options, featuring a broad spectrum of silhouettes, lengths and styles, empowering you to find a unique look for your special day. Their spring 2017 trends are to die for, everything from chic to pink to clean, simple and modern. If you can’t wait to get to a store, you can shop online at www.davidsbridal.com.

One of the designers we’re particularly crazy about is Oleg Cassini. The gowns are opulent with clean lines and intricate details that remain true to his design legacy. Perfect for the bride who is elegant and timeless and appreciates old Hollywood glamour.

Here are a few of our favs:

 

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This  Cap Sleeve Lace Wedding Ball Gown with Beading is seriously stunning. It’s available in champagne, solid ivory, and solid white. And when it’s priced between $1500-1700 you can’t afford NOT to try it on!
 

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 If you’re looking for an Off-The-Shoulder Lace A-Line Wedding Dress, this dress is perfect. It is formal, it is elegant, it’s romantic. Also available in ivory and white, and priced between $1300-1550!
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 Feeling flirty? This Scroll Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress will have you dancing down the aisle. It comes in ivory/champagne, white or ivory and is available with an extended train, hello dramatic! Also priced between $1300-1450!
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 Feeling a more casual vibe? This High-Low Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress is perfect. It’s sexy, it is romantic, yet it is simple. And seriously you guys, it’s only $858! Insert shocked face emoticon!
 

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 We may have saved the best for last, this Grand Lace Ball Gown with Beaded Cap Sleeves has us swooning! Priced at just under $2000 it’s available in ivory and blush, and we are blushing to try it on!
This is just a sample of some of the incredible gowns they have over at David’s Bridal. Seriously, gals, this is good.
*This post was sponsored by David’s Bridal.

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Squarespace helps anyone build a beautiful wedding website online. We know what you’re thinking…in the midst of wedding planning how on earth am I going to make time to build a website? Don’t stress, Squarespace has seriously made it SO easy! By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, they empower couples to share their stories with the world. A beautiful wedding site shares your occasion with family and friends, acting as an announcement, invitation, RSVP, and more. In this guide, we’ll cover selecting the right template to celebrate your special day and specific Squarespace features to show off photos, create an easy RSVP form, and share your story with your guests.

STEP 1: Select a Template

Squarespace has this dialed in, gals! They have developed templates built with weddings in mind, complete with samples! From large scrolling banners to demo content designed to inspire, these templates will get your wedding site online quickly AND with ease! You can check out wedding templates here!

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STEP 2: Own Your Name

All Squarespace sites on an annual billing plan receive a free domain for the first year! That’s right…free! Using a memorable name, such as the two of your names or a fun inside joke, helps guests remember your URL, making it easy to pull up your wedding site at anytime on a mobile device to check directions, show off a photo, or find links to your registry.

STEP 3: Create an RSVP Form

Streamline the RSVP process with a customizable Form Block. By connecting your RSVP form to storage options—an email address, Google Sheet, or MailChimp list—you can keep your guest list organized and stay in touch about any adjustments to the big day’s schedule.

STEP 4: Show Off Your Gorgeous Photos

Depending on your template, you can use engagement photos and snapshots of cherished memories as banner or background images. This puts the happy couple front and center, making a strong visual impression. You can also include gallery pages to help share your story!
STEP 5: Display event details

A wedding site serves as an accessible reminder for locations, schedules, and other essential details. A Map Block helps guests locate your venue, while Text Blocks with formatted headings make it easy to spot crucial information, even when glancing at a mobile display. Finally, the Menu Block displays menus and lists ingredients, helping accommodate guests with food preferences, allergies, or dietary restrictions.

STEP 6: Add registries

Use the Zola Block to display a selection of items from your Zola wedding registry in a design that blends in with the page. This is a great way for visitors to browse your wish list without leaving your wedding site. In addition, by using Image Blocks and clickthrough URLs, you can create thumbnail images that link out to multiple registries.

What do you do now! Visit Squarespace and get started! You can even use the website after the event to share photos and videos of the wedding, and as a place to store memories of this special season! Once you get started, make sure to use code GLW to get 10% off your first purchase!

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Images from Javan + Rebekah site, photography by Lauren Cowart 

 

Ok, Ladies! You just got engaged, and that beautiful diamond you’ve been dreaming about is finally gracing your finger. Get that baby insured!

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Let me tell you a real story that seriously just happened to a dear friend of mine the other day. We were at the beach with a few good friends hoping to enjoy a perfect summer day! After a few hours of basking in the sun we headed to the boardwalk to cool off with some treats, when my girlfriend looked down and saw that her wedding ring was gone! While lathering on sunscreen she had taken off her ring and forgotten to put it back on! The search party commenced. The tide had risen, her future looking bleak. Her ring was not insured. We were freaking out. Miraculously that night, the ring was found (cue the Hallelujah chorus), but we learned a valuable lesson, get those diamonds insured!

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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company exclusively insures jewelry, which means they specialize in jewelry because it’s what they do! The company was started by jewelers for jewelers over 100 years ago – in 1913! Jewelers Mutual® understands what your jewelry means to you, and that’s why their policies are built around the way you live your life. Seriously, they have some amazing options including worldwide travel coverage, flexibility to work with your own jeweler, optional $0 deductible and most importantly— coverage for loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance!!! They seriously do it better than anyone else! Don’t wait until it’s too late on this one Gals!

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All images by Jose Villa with Joel Serrato featuring Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry rings, style by MaeMae Co, Grey Likes Weddings, and Tulipina Design.

Disclosure: Underwritten by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah, WI. Coverage and pricing are subject to underwriting review and approval, and to policy terms and conditions. This post was sponsored by ®. All opinions are my own.  Read more about our Advertising Policy.

 

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We think that one of the most crucial aspects in planning your wedding, is planning how you will capture the memories you’ll cherish for years to come. Once you’ve booked the perfect photographer, the next step is figuring out what to do with those gorgeous photos! Shutterfly’s Premium Wedding Photo Books are seriously such an amazing choice for creating your own personalized wedding album. Not only are they incredibly easy-to-make, they have tons of different wedding styles available.

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Here are some of our favorite aspects about them: they come in size 12×12, which is totally ideal for your coffee table, they have premium cover options available, like crushed silk or leather, they have double-thick, layflat pages, keeps your pretty pages from getting bent or torn, and they have true spread available, which basically means those wide photos get the showcase they deserve as the photographs are able to span across the binding of the book, covering both pages! There is nothing better than actually seeing your photos in real life! By the way, we think these make amazing gifts for your parents after the wedding. Such a fun way for them to see and show off your wedding day!!!

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Did we mention how easy they are to make? Shutterfly offers a new Make My Book service where Shutterfly designers will look at your wedding photos and make a beautiful wedding book customized for you! Seriously, ditch the feeling of being completely overwhelmed by choosing your photos (or the daunting task of creating a book!), and pass it off to the pros! The best part, is that you only pay a small fee ($9.99) if you choose to order the book! Risk free, right?

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And by the way, have you had the chance to check-out the typical price for an album through your photographer? Let’s be real, most of us just look through our photos on our computers because albums can cost anywhere between hundreds to thousands of dollars. Shutterfly’s wedding books are seriously such a great option. They really do cut out the high price tag, without compromising on the quality, allowing you to cherish and share one of the most important days of your life!

Oh, and side note…these also happen to make the perfect guestbook! Share the story of your love, show off those stunning engagement photos, and create a keepsake signed by your guests! Done and done!

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Check it out! You will not regret it.

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