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10 Must-See New Jersey Wedding Venues In a state some view as a giant suburb of New York City and associated with things like MTV’s Jersey Shore, many don’t realize that good ol’ NJ is much much more. In fact, New Jersey is a diverse and beautiful place…with some diverse and beautiful wedding venues! The Park Savoy …

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10 Unique North Carolina Wedding Venues Nestled in the region between the East Coast and the Deep South, North Carolina is one of several states that has a unique blend of culture and history. Not quite colonial and not quite Creole, the Tar Heel State has a wide range of venues, including massive plantations and …

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10 Charming Alabama Wedding Venues Sweet home, Alabama! For country couples and rustic weddings, this is the place to be. These ten Alabama wedding venues are ideal for any Southern affair, from sprawling farms to chic estates. Anderson Gail Farms (Shelby) Transport yourself to the Deep South with a wedding at Anderson Gail Farms. We …

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10 Beautiful Virginia Wedding Venues It’s long been said that Virginia is for lovers, and by the sheer number (and overall quality) of their various wedding venues, we understand why so many lovers choose to wed in the Old Dominion. From historic to modern and rustic to luxurious, Virginia has the perfect venue for every …

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10 Stunning New York Wedding Venues Ah, New York. There’s a reason why so many romantic movies are set in the Big Apple. From Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue, to the Bow Bridge in Central Park, NYC is a city of classic romance. Here are ten stunning wedding venues for couples getting married in …

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Top 10 Favorite Florida Wedding Venues Disney World, delicious oranges, warm weather…there are a lot of things that prompt both alligators and retirees to flock to Florida. And while native Floridians managed to hit the “home state jackpot,” a lot of out-of-state brides-to-be also head south for the wint— err, wedding—because of the ideal wedding …

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10 Must-See South Carolina Wedding Venues There are lots of fun tidbits of information regarding the ever-beautiful South Carolina, but unless you find yourself on a high-stakes game show or trapped in a trivia battle, you’ll most likely never need to know that the official state tree is the Palmetto or that good ol’ S.C. …

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15 Dog Weddings and How The Couple Met Dog weddings. There are few things better on this big blue marble if you ask me. But who are these pups really? Where did they come from? How did they meet? I sat down with a few of these hounds to get the back story. Here is …

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10 Unique Pennsylvania Wedding Venues In what is arguably the most historical state in the country, Pennsylvania offers an expansive collection of gorgeous old venues. In fact, history plays such a vital role in Pennsylvania culture that even modern locations seem to hold a hint of historic charm. So from the City of Brotherly Love …

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10 Stunning Arizona Wedding Venues While the Grand Canyon often steals the thunder away from the rest of the state, many people are surprised to discover that the rest of Arizona is just as gorgeous as its famous landmark. From the rare Saguaro cacti to the red clay cliffs that have become state staples, its …

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10 Amazing Wisconsin Wedding Venues Wisconsin: the home to a surprising number of viable wedding venues. In fact, there are so many amazing locations that we had a difficult time narrowing it down to just ten. So go ahead and order the fancy cheese plates and kegs of craft beer, because you won’t have any …

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10 Unique Minnesota Wedding Venues It’s common sense: there’s no better place for a lakeside wedding than the Land of 10,000 Lakes. And there are (undoubtedly) hundreds of amazing venues on a hundred amazing bodies of water in the state of Minnesota. But did you know that the gorgeous state has so much more to …

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They say everything’s bigger in Texas …  and that includes the number of wedding venues! Texas brides and grooms are lucky to have so many amazing options, from rustic chic barns to gorgeous outdoor chapels. It was a toughie, but we picked our top fave Texas wedding venues, with something for every style of bride and …

The tradition of a groom’s cake began in Victorian England, and has since become a much-loved addition to weddings around the world. While a couple’s wedding cake is often a beautiful display that ties into the theme, ambiance, and decor of the event, the groom’s cake is specifically designed to celebrate the man of the …

Matt Reiner, co-founder and CEO of Wela – a startup changing how people interact with their finances – shares tips to help continue the wedding bliss for a couple more weeks, all from his own personal experience as a newlywed. The honeymoon is meant to give the newlyweds the ability to decompress, reflect on the wedding day and enjoy each other. This is supposed …

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Shopping for your wedding gown is one of the most important events leading up to your big day. Make the experience as seamless and stress-free as possible with these five tips. 1. Book an appointment ahead of time. Most mid-range and upscale bridal boutiques require an appointment for dress shopping and don’t allow walk-ins, so …

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Whether your bridal party is made up of friends, family, or a combination of the two, your wedding day is the perfect time to celebrate and commemorate those relationships via some quality camera time. Be sure to capture these ten bridesmaids photos throughout the day. Girl Talk Lounging around and chatting during your last few …

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12 Worst Bridesmaid Dresses When it comes to ugly bridesmaid dresses, we always wondered just what the guys are thinking when they see these hot mess dresses. So we asked our Menguin man Nathan to give the dude point-of-view. Would he dance with these unfortunately-clad bridesmaids? In my mind, being a bridesmaid is a lot like being …

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Welcome to the danger zone. The pandora’s box of wedding planning that no man is ready for. That lady you love so dear, she can gift in her sleep. She could get a meaningful and useful gift for a sidewalk. By 3 pm this afternoon. Not us dudes, though. We are hindered by this thing …

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Shopping for your wedding gown is one of the most important events leading up to your big day. Make the experience as seamless and stress-free as possible with these five tips. 1. Book an appointment ahead of time. Most mid-range and upscale bridal boutiques require an appointment for dress shopping and don’t allow walk-ins, so …

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Before founding Menguin.com, CEO Justin Delaney spent years as a travel writer. He and his wife have traveled the globe, making him our resident guru on all things destination. So, we asked him to share the best – of the best – beaches for honeymoons from around the world. Here are his Top 10: Turks …

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First off, if you are here, a huge CONGRATS is in order! Being engaged is a uniquely happy and exciting time! It can also, unfortunately, sometimes be stressful. That’s why we are here, to help navigate the daunting task of budgeting for the big day. In the Pinterest era of wedding planning, it is incredibly …

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It’s time for the wedding toasts! This can be a make it or break it time at your wedding. Guffaw-inducing hilarity may ensue, or totally aka-awkward moments that make you want to hide under your blush Shantung table linens. So, whether it’s tips you share with the best man and your MOH (you know, the people …

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Not every bride and groom dreams of Vitamixes and Kate Spade China (though if you are looking for a whimsical wedding China idea, polka dots are the way to go). Some of you out there have all the kitchen items you could ever dream of – heck, you’ve already been living — and cooking — together …

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You are in your new living room. It smells like… female. The couches? Not yours. The chairs? Nope. You had a chair. Her name was Old Faithful. She was with you during countless Madden wins. Numerous beer spills. And she smelled of chili. And dude. But, Old faithful is gone now. You parted ways with …

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They say that pictures last a lifetime. In this day and age, nothing can be truer. And now, each year, Facebook will throw up a reminder of how you looked just a year ago. Reminding you of all sorts of things, like the time you dry humped a statue on a rivals campus one late …

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Weddings are a time to celebrate! It’s a time for overflowing Veuve Clicquot! As much fun as it would be to forget about your income and your bills and have everyone fill their glasses with Cristal for the night, your budget’s likely preventing that from being an option. You have to be realistic. Here are …

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Finding the perfect engagement ring is important, but let’s not forget about the boys! While men’s wedding bands may not be as “blinged out” and showy as a diamond engagement ring, there are several fantastic options that cater to grooms of all tastes and styles. Engraved Details A simple band in gold, silver, or platinum …

You’re getting married! But before you can make all the fun plans like your DIY favors and finding your perfect wedding dress (squeal!) you need to decide where you are going to get married. Not only does the location help set the tone for your day, but it can also play a factor in the …

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Contrary to what some fashion novices may believe, not all suits and tuxedos are created equal; and when deciding which suit to wear, a jacket’s lapel is a key factor. As a rule of thumb, the width of a lapel should correlate with a man’s size. That is, slimmer men should select a narrower lapel, …

Weddings are a time for many things – love, togetherness, and for some, getting stupid drunk. Champagne is called for, but for everyone to build a buzz that truly reaches a wedding-appropriate level of spiritedness you’re going to need more than a little champagne. Serving your guests any one of these 5 wedding-themed cocktails will …

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If you are planning a wedding, you’ve undoubtedly considered a long list of potential companies with which you may contract, including musicians, bakeries, and officiants. But drone pilots? Probably not. Let us help prepare with what you will need to know when choosing an aerial photography service suitable for your big day. Brides and grooms …

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Delicious wedding food is a must, but that doesn’t limit you to multi-course gourmet dinners. Infuse your special day with a bit more personality by adding some of these wedding food ideas to the menu. Food Trucks Food trucks are a fun way to incorporate your favorite foods into your wedding, without compromising an elegant …

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