Top 3 Mistakes I See Brides Make On Their Wedding Day (and how you can avoid them!)

As a professional musician and owner of Got Strings, you can imagine I have attended a lot of weddings over the years. I have seen everything from dogs in the Bridal Party to tripping Groomsmen, Brides that are 3+ hours late and more. I could definitely share plenty of cringe-worthy wedding mistakes, but not many are repeated from couple to couple. However, I did find a few common missteps that multiple Brides have taken over the last few years, and this list is designed to help you not make the same ones for your special day!

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5 Bridesmaids gifts on Etsy for under $25

Bridesmaids are one of the most important parts of a bride’s special day. You know your best friends will be by your side through the ups and downs of wedding planning, but asking them to be a part of your BIG day is a BIG deal! To show your appreciation, here’s a list of bridesmaids’ gifts we found on Etsy for under $25 to make your besties happy and keep your wallet from crying!

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To Look Or Not To Look?

Being in the wedding industry, I see a lot of fads that come and go with the seasons. I’ve seen short dresses, lace ones, large bouquets, and small ones. Everything from the flavor of the cake to the timing of the bouquet toss changes every season, but one that is getting more and more popular by the year is something called the “First Look.” Originally, I thought this was just a fad, that it would go away like everything else. But now, it seems like every couple is opting to include it in their special day! So, what is it, exactly?

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How to Plan a Baller Wedding on a Budget

Got Strings Musicians have noticed that weddings seem to get more elaborate every year. Apparently we aren’t wrong, because according to Business Insider, the average wedding in America in 2018 costs over $30,000! If your eyes just glazed over at the thought of spending more than your car is worth on a single day, these 4 tips for couples on a budget are for you!

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The “W” Word

As we all know there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding. From the florist, bakery, venue, caterer and so much more, it’s easy to get confused with the pricing that each business provides. One easy way that those vendors pull the wool over newly engaged couples is marking up the price of their services just for weddings. There are many reasons this is done, partly because of the added pressure and preparation that goes into servicing a wedding but also just because they can. They know couples will pay extra to have their favorite band play, or have their reception at their dream location. This is known in the Wedding Industry as the “Wedding Tax”.

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