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Ten of the Best Wedding Hacks We’ve Ever Seen

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Do your own wedding makeup! Or go makeup-free. Photo by Amanda Summerlin.

We’re all about wedding hacks this month on Glö, and today we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite ones, from all across the internet and our own experience in wedding land. From food to tech to some really simple ones to keep you comfortable in your own skin (and shoes), we’ve got all the wedding hacks you could ever need for saving time, money, and stress at your wedding.

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DIY, Inspiration, Q & Advice, Twists on Tradition

Wedding Hack: How to Make Big Batch Wedding Cocktails

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Photograph by Natali Truax of Mirror Mirror Studio.

We’ve been talking a lot about wedding hacks around here. You know, clever ways to make your wedding more awesome, that don’t cost an arm and a leg. The goal with wedding hacks, in general, is to keep the impact high but the effort low. To that end, we’ll be running a series on some of our favorite hacks, starting with this easy one for offering signature cocktails without all the hassle using a big batch cocktail mixing method…

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Real Glö-bies

Karen and Michelle’s colorful (blue-centric), laughter-filled wedding

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Photos by Amanda Summerlin

The Glö-Couple (tell us a fun fact about each of you):

Karen, Homeless Education, just learning about animated movies (find Karen on twitter) and
Michelle, Veterinary Technician, reptile lover

Celebration Date & Location:

April 12, 2014
Greensboro, NC
Our church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro 

Tell us how you got engaged:

No specific engagement story, we just knew over time…

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Q & Advice

How Much Should I Budget For A Wedding?

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In one of our latest blog posts, we talked about how to begin establishing priorities in order to create a wedding budget. Once you and your betrothed sit down and decide the overall look and feel of your wedding (including the size, time of year, and ideal location), it’s much easier to to flesh out your wedding budget and assign monetary value to each of those items.

Remember, the amount you spend is *not* representative of…

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Inspiration, Q & Advice

What to Put in Wedding Welcome Bags That Your Guests Will Actually Want

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Custom door hangers for your wedding welcome bags from Sarah Elizabeth Arts on Etsy.

It has recently become rather trendy to provide guests with wedding welcome bags, particularly for those throwing a wedding weekend or destination wedding. The first thing to say about this is that welcome bags are completely optional. Like favors, if they matter to you and you have the time, energy, and financial resources to make them happen, great. But if not? Skip ‘em.

That said, if you are going to…

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Q & Advice

Decoding the wedding dress code

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In our last blog post, we discussed how to set priorities when budgeting for a wedding. We touched briefly on choosing and communicating how your guests should dress for your big day.

Alternately, you may have been invited to a wedding recently and felt unsure of what to wear. You are not alone! Many factors shape what a guest should wear to a wedding.

If the invitation doesn’t say “black tie optional” or “beach chic,”…

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Q & Advice

How Do I Create A Wedding Budget?

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When it comes to creating an appropriate wedding budget, you’ll have a few things to consider. Don’t fret. An easy place to begin is by deciding whether you want a large or small wedding.

With all of the options available, budgeting for a wedding can end up feeling like a choose-your-own-adventure. Adventure is the right word, too, as wedding planning can (and should) be fun! Let’s embark on the early stages…

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Inspiration

How To Add an Instagram Hashtag Feed To Your Wedding Website

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Are you using social media for your wedding? Follow and tag us or use #glowedding. We’d love to see your photos, posts and tweets! (We’re sharing our favorites.)

You’ve chosen a brilliant #weddinghashtag and shared this with your guests. Well done you! But how do you keep everything in one place – especially all of those fabulous Instagram pics? One option…

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Q & Advice

It’s #WeddingSeason and You Need a Hashtag!

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Are you using social media for your wedding? Follow and tag us or use #glowedding. We’d love to see your photos, posts and tweets! (We’re sharing our favorites.)
Some things about wedding planning are timeless: the rings, the dress, the invites. And some things are completely in the present. Like the wedding hashtags you keep seeing on social media postings (on Instagram, Twitter, and even Facebook). Much like shopping for a…

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