Go Ape! A Fun, Unique Bachelorette Party Idea in CT

June 4, 2016

Go Ape Fun Unique CT Bachelorette Party Idea

I am so excited to share a fun adventure I recently had with you. What’s even better — this experience would make an amazing bachelorette party component or fun activity for a girls’ weekend! I was invited by the marketing team for Go Ape to try out their zip-line and obstacle course at A.W. Stanley Park in New Britain, CT. Below is my review, consisting entirely of my own opinions.

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Connecticut Wedding Venues – Museums

May 11, 2016

Connecticut Wedding Venues - museums

Are you looking for an interesting venue for your wedding that isn’t your traditional banquet hall or hotel? Why not consider a museum? What was once thought of as the site of elementary school field trips and family outings is now adding wedding venue to its repertoire. And CT brides-to-be are in luck. Connecticut is home to multiple amazing museums that host weddings.

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Hartford Needs ACO Sherry DeGenova

May 6, 2016

Hartford Needs ACO Sherry DeGenova

Due budget cuts, Hartford ACO Sherry DeGenova was laid off from a position that she has held for 17 years this past Wednesday. For 17 years she has worked tirelessly to help the people and animals of Hartford. I join many others across the state who would like ACO Sherry DeGenova reinstated. You may be thinking that Bride169 is a bridal blog, and not the typical space to read about an animal control officer. A more expected post about Hartford might talk about city hall as a great location for indoor engagement photos, the carousel at Bushnell Park as a cool spot for wedding photos, or the Society Room of Hartford as an elegant space for a reception. However, ACO DeGenova was a tremendous asset to the city of Hartford, and as long as she remains laid off, our state capitol’s claim that #Hartfordhasit does not ring true.

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Mother of the Bride Gifts for Connecticut Brides

May 5, 2016

Mother of the Bride Gifts for Connecticut Brides

Mothers are awesome. They give great hugs and great advice. They are always there for you and love unconditionally. Taking a moment to remind mom just how much she means to you at your wedding is a sweet and thoughtful gesture. The mother of the bride gift doesn’t have to be big or fancy – or even a gift at all (never underestimate the value of a heartfelt, written note). Below are some of Bride169’s favorite ideas for a MOB gift that is sure to make mom smile.

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3 Online Money-Saving Tips for Your Wedding

April 28, 2016

3 Online Money-Saving Tips for Your Wedding

Planning a wedding can be time-consuming and expensive. That is why Bride169 has three easy tips to save money that can all be done online with a click of the mouse. Too good to be true? I personally used all three of these tools during my wedding planning process (and still do!) and couldn’t be happier.

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Donate Bridesmaid Dresses to Be Prom Dresses

April 26, 2016

Donate Bridesmaid Dresses for Prom

Is the bridesmaid dress you wore to your friend’s wedding hanging in your closet not doing anyone any good? Why not clear up some closet space and donate the dress? There are multiple worthy organizations in Connecticut that collect dress donations. Your bridesmaid dress could help a high school student who might not otherwise be able to afford a dress for prom.

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5 Ways to Be Earth-Friendly with Your Wedding

April 22, 2016

Ways to Be Earth-Friendly with Your Wedding

Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970, is celebrated every year on April 22. But why limit yourself to one day a year? Every day is a good day to be environmentally-friendly, including your wedding day! Here are some fun ways to “be green” while celebrating your wedding.

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Affordable Wedding Dresses Do Not “Cheapen Marriage”

April 12, 2016

Affordable Wedding Dresses Do Not Cheapen Marriage

I recently came across an article written by Rachel Wells for the New Zealand Herald titled “Affordable Wedding Dresses at H&M and ASOS Cheapen Marriage.” Intrigued, I read with some apprehension, not sure where the writer was going with her piece. But no, Ms. Wells was straightforward with her title – she felt that a less expensive wedding dress cheapens marriage.

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Interested in Being Wedding Paper Divas’ Next Real Couple?

April 8, 2016

Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Paper Divas – the online wedding stationery company that covers everything from Save the Dates to wedding invitations to thank you cards and more – is holding a casting call for its 2017 campaign. If you and your sweetie enjoy being in front of the camera (good practice for your big day!), the “Be Our Next Real Couple Sweepstakes” might be for you. WPD will be selecting 3 engaged couples to model in their 2017 campaign photo shoot.

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Good Morning America Looking for Couples to Get Married Live on TV

April 6, 2016

GMA Looking for Couples to Get Married on Live TV

Looking to do something memorable when you get married? Would getting married live on Good Morning America fit the bill? GMA is looking for couples to get married live on their show the end of April. Perhaps you can’t wait another month to be wed to your best friend. Maybe wedding planning is taking its toll and you just want to be married already! If the idea of saying “I do” to the one you love in front of tv cameras sounds like it might be your kind of excitement, then don’t miss your chance!

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