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The Birdie Blog — Engagement and Marriage: Lifestyle

The Ideal Wedding

Engagement and Marriage: Lifestyle

I’ve talked with my fair share of brides and helped plan my share of weddings. I’ve been a bridesmaid in quite a few bridal parties, and I did a fair amount of planning during my own wedding. I know these things can’t be systematized, but from all the data, I’ve created a theory surrounding the characteristics of the ideal wedding. Lists can be daunting and hard to live up to, but I just want to throw it out there in case it’s helpful... The ideal wedding:1. The bride and groom get married 2. The bride and groom enjoy their day3....

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Who to Ask for Planning Advice

Engagement and Marriage: Lifestyle

You’re ENGAGED! YES! And now you’re overwhelmed. Where do you start?! You decide to get as much info as possible. You get on social media and ask for everyone’s advice on what to do and where to start and how to- WAIT! STOP! Let me tell you a secret: EVERYONE has wedding advice- and not all of it is right for you. If you’re already overwhelmed- don’t invite 375901 notifications full of opinions! There’s a better way, I think. I hope this is helpful!1. Discuss with your fiancé. Isolate the (3-5) most important elements of your day together. This will...

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Dating Your Spouse

Engagement and Marriage: Lifestyle

I heard some amazing marriage advice today and I wanted to share with y’all!  Remember your first date with your spouse? Remember how much preparation it took? For me, I worked out extra hard that week, got a spray tan, made sure my nails were perfect. I thought about what we would talk about and exactly how I would reply. I spent most of the day doing my hair and makeup and picked out the PERFECT outfit. I think most of us women can say we tried pretty hard to impress our date.  Of course the date went perfect and...

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Budget Friendly DFW Dates

Engagement and Marriage: Lifestyle

When you're planning a wedding, it's easy to make all your time together a budget meeting, checklist update, or personal State of the Union address. Don’t let all your time go to planning, though, keep investing in your relationship!  Go on dates and have fun. Here are 5 of our favorite budget friendly dates in the DFW metroplex: 1. $5 Tuesday nights at the Coyote Drive-In Theater: Cuddle up in your own car and have the classic movie experience, while enjoying the theater’s in house meals and snacks.  2. Game Theory: Set your phone down and have some good natured...

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At-Home Dates

Engagement and Marriage: Lifestyle

Even when you’re staying at home, there are still so many fun ways to have some special time with your special someone.We wanted to share a couple fun ideas for things you and your partner can do together for a social-distancing friendly date night! 1. Tour a virtual museum!Museums around the world are releasing virtual tours. Whether you want to see the Louvre in Paris or tour Fort Worth’s own Kimbell Art Museum, this is sure to be a beautiful night for any art lover! And bonus, you can do this whether you live together or not. 2. Have a...

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