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Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:05
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When I came out at the age of 17, I wasn’t met with love by my parents. I was met mainly by fear, and a little anger. After all, I was coming out in the deep south—South Carolina, to be exact.

Birds and Brides: Inspiration for a Summer Florida Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 18:08
Birds and Brides: Inspiration for a Summer Florida Wedding

A “Fly Away with Us” styled wedding shoot inspired by the lush landscape of the venue and brides in love

5 Fun and Unconventional Wedding Registry Ideas
Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:01
5 Fun and Unconventional Wedding Registry Ideas

Go outside the wedding present box for your registry with these 5 great ideas.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Rules Virginia’s Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014 18:42
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Rules Virginia’s Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

It seems Virginia really is for lovers, after all.

Tailored Suits for Masculine Women and Trans Men are on the Rise
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014 16:15
Tailored Suits for Masculine Women and Trans Men are on the Rise

Companies that offer custom-made clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming people are coming to the forefront.

Five wedding planners to keep you organized—online and off

There are so many details that go into planning a wedding that it’s important to stay as organized as possible. Whether you keep your files on a computer or in a wedding organizer, having everything in one easy-to-locate spot will keep stress levels low.

Here are five wedding organizers to help you make planning a little bit easier:

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Google Docs

Yes, Google has templates designed specifically for wedding planning. Budget spreadsheets, guest lists and checklists are only a few of the many useful big-day tools you’ll find at google.com/weddings. Free

 

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Instant Wedding Planner: Get from “Will You?” to “I Do!” in Record Time

If you’re planning on getting hitched quick, this spiral bound planner will ensure that you take care of every task on your to-do list. While the book has planning tips, the companion book, Instant Weddings: From “Will You?” to “I Do!” in Four Months of Less will also help ensure that you get down the aisle both quickly and in style. $10.17, amazon.com

 

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Martha Stewart’s Keepsake Wedding Planner

In addition to planning tips and templates, the beautiful wedding photos are all the inspiration you’ll need to help plan a stunning wedding. My favorite part is the Flower Glossary, which features images of dozens of flowers and the details of which season they’re available. $19.77, marthastewart.com

 

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WeddingWire

For all your planning tools in one-spot sign up (it’s free!) with WeddingWire. The company was one of the first to create a robust list of easy-to-use tools including wedding checklists, guest lists, seating charts and inspiration boards. The site also has one of the largest listings of local vendors and a forum to exchange ideas and get advice.


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The Wedding Organizer by russell+hazel

This eco-friendly 3-ring binder comes with 12 section tabs with pockets, a planning notebook, sheet protectors, business card holders and an adhesive notes. Plus, the author, me, created more than 50 pages of downloadable templates to ensure that brides and grooms don’t forget any detail. $75, russellandhazel.com

Anne Chertoff is the author of The Wedding Organizer available at russellandhazel.com.

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