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Tips for Taking an Engagement Ring Selfie

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You can’t get enough of that shiny new ring on your finger, and you’re ready to share it with your world. Whether through texts to your friends and family or posts to your Facebook and Instagram followers, you want that picture to capture every angle of the dazzling beauty in your engagement ring. We know how […]

Newly engaged? Start Planning at Bridal Forum!


Did you get something shiny and new for Christmas? If your beau popped the question this holiday season, congratulations! After all the phone calls, champagne and engagement-ring selfies, it’s time to start planning the wedding of your dreams. And we’ve got everything you need to get started at Bridal Forum! Bridal Forum is Sunday, Jan. […]

Sometimes the Best Wedding Gifts Aren’t Found on the Registry

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One of the fun things you get to do as a bride is create a wedding gift registry. It’s easy to get wrapped up in this process, overthinking what you want versus what you need, comparing prices at different stores, and coming to an agreement with your fiance on how a brand new KitchenAid will […]

7 Wedding Gifts for Your Parents

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Signing checks, supporting you through your bridezilla moments, and of course, raising you to be a desirable spouse—let’s face it, parents get the brunt work of a wedding while you get to shine. How can any gift possibly show the amount of gratitude you have for your parents on your wedding day? The perfect wedding […]

4 Tips for Getting Those Thank-You Notes Done

Ready to write your thank-you notes? Once your have your list of people to thank and the perfect stationary, it’s time to get writing. Here are a few tips for getting the job done efficiently while keeping it heartfelt: Set a goal. Choose to do 3 or 4 notes a day versus writing all of […]

Proper Etiquette for Wedding Thank-You Notes

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Just because the wedding is over doesn’t mean the planning is completely done. As the bride and groom, you still have one big thing left to do: Write your wedding thank-you notes. People went out of their way to pick out a nice gift (or write a nice check) for you. Show your appreciation both for the gift and […]

5 Fall Wedding Bouquets from Iowa Florists

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Deep burgundies, crisp whites and dark wine—fall wedding bouquets showcase gorgeous combinations of rich, autumnal colors. Whether you go with dahlias, hydrangeas, orchids or roses, let local florists put their expert touches on your wedding bouquets. The pages of the Your Wedding Iowa magazine, our website as well as our Bridal Forum (coming up again in January!) are […]

Tips for Managing Wedding Planning Stress: Part 2

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Last week, I shared a few tips that helped me get through the busy and hectic week before my wedding. If you missed that post, you can check it out here. Today I have a few more things for you to try that will help you relax and enjoy your wedding day. 1. Resemble the mood you want […]

Tips for Managing Wedding-Planning Stress: Part 1


A week before my wedding, one of my bridesmaids asked me if I was stressed. I had the whole week off before my wedding. I replied, “What is there to be stressed about? I have plenty of time to get everything done before the big day.” Or so I thought. When my friend asked that, I thought […]

Thank You for Attending the September 2016 Bridal Forum

From all of us at Your Wedding Iowa and on behalf of all the vendors, we want to thank all of the brides and their guests who attended Bridal Forum this fall. The show was a great success! We love the excitement in the air when Bridal Forum comes around. For a few hours, we […]

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