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[9 Jun 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
Feeling nervous on your wedding day is something that most people will tell you is completely normal. For some, though, feeling highly strung is a near constant experience – so what kind of nasty cocktail will be created if these two particular brands of tension are combined?
Having a chronic anxiety disorder is quite different from the regular kind of occasional nervousness that most people are accustomed to. For an anxiety sufferer, overwhelming feelings of panic, dread, worry or tension are always present – if not in the …

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[2 Jun 2014 ]

Meagan Dill
It’s every bride’s worst nightmare: the dreaded uninviting. Maybe you thought your budget would stretch further than it did, maybe you felt obliged to verbally invite some not strictly necessary guests, maybe you simply decided to downsize at the last minute. Whatever the case, you face the task of uninviting one or several guests to your wedding. How exactly does one do this
without incurring the wrath of the parties involved?
Before flying into a full-blown panic, assessing the damage is key. If you just invited someone verbally before even sending …

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[26 May 2014 ]

 

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Meagan Dill
There is only one thing I have loved longer than I’ve loved my significant other (who I met when I was just barely a teenager) – and that’s books. I’ve never been any good at remembering things, but one childhood memory I will never forget is the moment I realised how reading opened up so many new worlds to me. Obviously my brain has filed this away as a pivotal moment in my life. Heck, it’s a pivotal moment in any book lover’s life, and hey, so is …

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[23 May 2014 ]

Meagan Dill
 
When it comes to celebrating a special occasion, everyone has their own way of expressing their emotions. For some, nothing short of bursting out in song or dancing up a storm will do. Luckily, these kinds of events are often caught on camera and inevitably uploaded to YouTube, ready for our vicarious viewing pleasure.
With difficulty, we’ve managed to narrow down our list of favourites to five of the best wedding flash mob videos (in no particular order, naturally). Despite the fact that this group of videos shares the same …

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[19 May 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
 
Finally, the moment has arrived. The man of your dreams drops to one knee and holds out a box with a ring inside, asking you to spend the rest of your life with him. You say yes, of course, this is – woah, wait. Taking a closer look at the ring, you don’t know how you missed this before. It. Is. Hideous. Not just kind-of-not-your-style, but the kind of ring that makes you wince every time you glance down at it and shudder at the thought of Facebook …

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[16 May 2014 ]

 
Meagan Dill
For some, the question of who will one day be their bridesmaids is a no-brainer – something along the lines of childhood best friend, university roommate, close colleague and sister tends to be a common pattern. And that’s because it works. In an ideal world, this would be the situation for everyone, but there are some who are not quite so lucky. Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, I hereby sacrifice details of my personal life as an example.
Most people in their 20-somethings (at least the ones I …

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[12 May 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
 
Let’s face it: your wedding day is probably the day of your life that you’re most likely to look drop-dead gorgeous in any and all photos posted on social media. For this reason – okay, and others – the trend of giving your wedding a specific hashtag and asking guests to post pictures online using that hashtag has been gaining popularity for quite some time now. But at what cost?
While it’s exciting and fun to see your wedding from the perspective of your guests, the hashtag wedding can …

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[9 May 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
Too often, we assume that any mainstream lifestyle is the only one around – but in reality, this is far from the truth. Even though practising monogamy is still an extremely popular way of life, it’s undeniable that this more traditional kind of relationship is no longer the only option when it comes to modern love.
You may or may not have heard of the practice of polyamory. In all likelihood, you’re more familiar with the concept of polygyny: a relationship in which there is one man who has …

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[8 May 2014 ]

Bridal Shower activities/ games can be tough to figure out! Each Bride is different and all want their shower to be unique and special. Here are some fab ideas for some really special bridal shower activities!

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[5 May 2014 ]

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Meagan Dill
It’s no secret that the process of getting married is typically bound by many traditions, some of which don’t necessarily make sense in today’s world. One of the most hotly debated and discussed of these is whether women should still take her husband’s last name, as this is thought to symbolise both the subsuming of your husband’s family and identity, and depending on whom you ask, either deferring yours, or losing it entirely. For reference, a 2009 study found that 82% of women did so throughout the last …