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AliExpress 11/11 Day Sale – Wedding Shopping

If you haven’t heard yet, AliExpress is hosting an 11/11 day sale! Most items all across AliExpress are on super special for two days only! We’re shopping tons in Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals & Finds so if you’re not already a part of your group, come join us in the shopping fun! If you want to find other items that are on sale (like clothes, home decor, Christmas decorations, gifts, and more) you can also join our group Mary Taylor’s Shopping Finds. Check out some of the best wedding day finds for the AliExpress 11/11 day sale that is happening TODAY! Click the images or highlighted words to take you to that item.

*Please note that the links below are commissioned links. This means that I may earn a small commission from these links. It doesn’t cost you anything and I can’t see who makes purchases though.

  1. Luyue’s 13 Branch/Bouquet Artificial Peony Flowers! I actually got the same ones from Amazon but they didn’t have as many as this one! They have several different colors of these Peony flowers available. 

2. Artificial Rose Flower Garland! These are the ones that we got for our wedding! We actually really loved them. Check out the picture below to see how we used ours. They come in several different colors as well!

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3. Personalised Wedding Welcome Sticker Sign! This would go perfectly for our blog about wedding signs. You can read all about how you can create your own signs with decals like this one! 

4. Gold And White Balloon Arch Chain Wedding Balloons – These come with over 130 balloons in order to help you make your DIY balloon arch!

5. Ball Gowns Spaghetti Straps White Ivory Tulle Wedding Dress – If you haven’t picked out your wedding gown yet, you should definitely check out AliExpress for gowns. This one has over 400 purchases and has fantastic reviews… and check out that price!! If you end up getting this dress or got another dress on AliExpress, we would love to see it! Post a picture in our group Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals & Finds! <3 

6. 4PC Strap Top Pants Suit Pajamas Sleepwear Sets – These are a MUST in my opinion! I searched long and hard for the perfect bridesmaids gifts (aka bridesmaids robes). I wanted something that had options so everyone was comfortable. Being summer, I wanted something they could wear braless (super important when you’re wearing a dress that doesn’t have straps) and something that they could layer! These were amazing! Here’s our picture below <3 

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7. Relojes 2018 Watch Men LIGE Fashion Sport Quartz Clock Mens Watches – Something for him too of course! This has an insane amount of reviews and purchases and is a must look at this 11/11! A perfect gift for the groom, groomsmen, and fathers!

8. Men high quality genuine leather belt luxury designer belts – Another great option as a gift for groomsmens, groom, or even fathers! Everyone who wears a suit needs a belt! 

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9. Bridal 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Sets Green Zirconia Stone Earrings For Women – There’s so much amazing jewelry on AliExpress! Here’s one of the sets on sale and above four stars (pro tip: sometimes it’s hard to sift through everything on AliExpress. I always look for things above 4 stars and with the most reviews and purchases I can find). This set comes in different colors so make sure to click the images to see if there’s a color you like (if you don’t see one you like below).

10. Mr and Mrs Wood Letters Cake Topper Love Birds Tree Topper Wedding Party Decoration Wooden Wedding Cake Toppers – Last but certainly not least! These gorgeous wedding cake toppers! There are several different options but below are three of them! Which one would you go for? They have designs to suite any wedding style! 

To find even more deals and finds don’t forget to join our Facebook groups and come back to this blog as we may update it with more as the sale continues! If you purchase something from AliExpress (during the sale or not), please tag us on Instagram @MaryTaylorWeddings and post the image in our wedding shopping group! We would love to see what you got! We love to see all online purchases and love to share deals and finds from all over online! 

If this blog helped you find something you were looking for, informed you about the sale, or you think it may help someone else, feel free to share it. Just copy and paste the URL onto Facebook or forward it onto friends <3 Don’t forget to tag us @Mary Taylor Weddings on Facebook or Instagram so we can say thank you!

 

Signing off,

Mary Taylor <3

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Wedding Nails Inspiration

Hi brides! I am super excited to share this blog about wedding nail inspiration. I love seeing inspiration threads on Facebook because it helps to see what real brides are doing. For the same reason, I also love to do inspiration blog posts! It’s an easy way to show you several different options from brides around the world! As a current bride myself, I couldn’t even decide what I wanted to do – why is it such a hard decision?! I ended up just going with French tip because you can’t go wrong with French tip right? Take a look at these and let me know on Facebook which is your favorite! You can find this blog shared onto my page at Mary Taylor Weddings.

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Thanks to all of the amazing brides and photographers for providing these incredible inspiration images!

If this blog helps you to get some inspiration, don’t forget to like me on Facebook at Mary Taylor Weddings and join me in my deals Facebook group Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals & Finds. And after you’ve decided what you’re going to go with, I would love to see! Feel free to comment a photograph of your wedding nails on this blog post that is shared onto my Facebook page and into my group! Your nail image will help other brides to make their decisions as well <3 It’s all about helping one another! I cannot wait to see you there!

Signing off,

Mary Taylor <3

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Engagement Photos: Questions Answered & Inspiration

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You’re engaged! Congratulations! Let the fun begin! One of the first things you might want to do is get your engagement photographs taken. Here’s a guide on a few suggestions!

As a current bride and photographer myself, I highly recommend getting your engagement photographs taken. If you have your eye on a specific photographer for your wedding, now is your time to try them out or finally invest in their photography for your special day. Lots of photographers offer engagement sessions as part of their packages in order to get to know their brides and grooms better. If it’s an option, take them up on it! It’s a great excuse to dress up, get updated professional images, and get to know your photographer (their photography and editing style, their personality, and their posing/guiding). 

“Do I really need to get engagement photos? What’s the point?” I actually see this in a lot of posts on Facebook. People want to know if they really HAVE to do them. Often times photographers include free engagement sessions in their packages so why not?! This helps you and your photographer to get to know each other better. It helps you to feel comfortable around them and get a better idea of how they run their business. If you have to pay to add on engagement photos, I’d say it’s still a good idea. We used our engagement pictures as decoration at our venue, gave our parents copies for their home (thanks Shutterfly – we got prints and super cute magnets), and used them in our own home. You could also use them for save the dates and invites! 

“When do I book my engagement photos?” This is a mix between personal preference and when your save the dates and invites are going out. If you’re not sure about when these go out, check out the blogs linked in the corresponding words above (click save the dates to see the blog about save the dates and invites to see the blog about invites). Engagement photos are great to personalize your save the dates and invitations. We didn’t use our for our save the dates or invites and I really do regret it. Learn from my mistakes! 

“Where should I have my engagement photos taken?” You should have your engagement photos taken somewhere that means something to you, describes your personalities, or fits your wedding vibes. These are photographs you’re going to have on display in your home and in albums for the rest of your lives. They’re also photographs you might use around your wedding venue, on invites, and on your wedding website so you want to make sure they fit the look you’re going for. You may also want to choose somewhere that has versatilely so you can move around and look like you’ve changed locations. This allows you have to several backgrounds to choose from when selecting which photographs you’re going to use. 

“What do I wear to my engagement photos? I need some inspiration!” This is a great question and something that I see a lot! I always recommend bringing at least two outfits for you and your partner. For men, it’s easy to switch out their shirt or button up to make a whole new outfit. Women, this is where you come in! I recommend bringing one casual outfit (think either jeans and a nice shirt or a sundress) and one fancier outfit (a long dress or something similar). I wore a short, tight white dress with a wrap around skirt over it so that I could easily convert my outfit. Robbie (my now husband) wore jeans with a t-shirt and, overtop, a button up. That made it really simple for him to change from casual to “fancy”. Switching outfits also helps to give you options when selecting photographs to use. With change of backgrounds and change of clothes, it’ll look like you’ve actually done two photoshoots (for the price of one)! Here’s our photos by Susannah Lynn Photography:

Here are some good Amazon engagement clothes options that other brides recommended (they come in different colors/patterns):

Images from their corresponding listings.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group for more wedding shopping and inspiration. You can find us at Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals & Finds!

If you have any more questions about engagement pictures, please feel free to let me know in the comments on the Facebook post where I originally posted this blog or message me! If you had a unique or interesting engagement story or engagement photos taken or just loved your photographer, feel free to tag them and thank them on the post. You can even submit images and your story below for a chance to be featured on the blog!

Signing off, Mary Taylor <3