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From the moment a women gets engaged, the crazy wedding planning begins. But why fold and tear bridal-magazine pages to build the wedding of your dreams when there's the Internet at your fingertips? We've got a great place for you to start your search: StyleMePretty.com, an amazing, inspirational portal for all things wedding related. The site as well as its Pinterest and Facebook page have exploded in popularity since it first launched in 2007 — and with good reason. From vendor guides and DIY projects to inspirational pics and real-life wedding coverage, even non-engaged gals will get excited.
Despite its global appeal, StyleMePretty.com founder Abby Larson has put together 10 wedding-day-planning tips (including a couple of those fun DIY projects we mentioned!) for the Chicago bride. So, toss that mag aside, grab a pen and paper, and let the brainstorming begin!
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For whatever reason, we feel the need to justify our designer purchases with phrases like, "It only cost me [fill in the blank]," or "But, there was an amazing sale." Or, our favorite, the "I just had to have it" spiel. Though, oftentimes this is more for our own peace of mind than for those we're giving excuses to.
We love buying products online, but it comes with one caveat: You can't test drive them. So, in order to figure out whether a lipstick or shampoo is worth its salt, you scour the web trying to find the one that's right for you. And, while there are a bevy of places to get information, the most reliable source for honest read