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Music? Check. Guests happy? Adorable idea? Check and check. This Santa Barbara couple went all out DIY for their handmade spring wedding. Our favorite part was the brightly-colored toy wind instruments they gave each guest to play as the two came down the aisle as husband and wife. —100 Layer Cake

Watch Yo' Bling. You spend so long dreaming about it, and once you get it you can't stop looking at it and showing it off (come on, you know it's true), so why aren't you doing anything to keep it bright and shiny? We're talking about your engagement ring and we've got 8 must-read tips for taking care of it. —Brides.com

They had 7 months and a not quite $7,000. Sounds nuts right? This California couple prove that certain resources don't necessarily make the best weddings. —Huffington Post

HELP! There are so many questions of etiquette when it comes to your big day. Author and all around master of manners and social graces Lisa Birnbach answers a big one: What to do if your future mother-in-law wants you to wear her veil? Gulp. The answer might surprise you. —Brides.com

Kleenex required. In honor of this week's Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our troops in true Brides fashion: With photos of couples who have stood the test of distance and time with their military partners to finally tie the knot. —Brides.com

She said yes! Not only is this guy clearly crazy about his new fiancé, but he has an unnatural amount of talented lip-synching friends and family members. Watch this incredibly well-executed proposal, and be prepared to laugh and cry. —Youtube

The Facebook giant and his blushing bride make a more traditional choice when it comes to their honeymoon (à la a certain Audrey Hepburn movie), and we kind of love it. Get the scoop on what they've been doing, eating and seeing: —Brides.com

Too soon? We know preview has only just been released of the much anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but the themed weddings are popping up left and right. The lavish garden venue, the pearls, the shallow champagne glasses, the blaring jazz, we can hardly stand it. See how one Australian couple pulled it off to perfection. —Once Wed

Sparkly stacked Miu Miu pumps. Enough said. —The Cinderella Project

Kiera Knightly has played a decoy to a certain queen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robin Hood's adorable daughter, a soccer star in Bend it Like Beckham, the not-so-distressed damsel in Pirates of the Caribbean, and now she's set for a role like no other: Bride-to-Be! The actress announced her engagement to musician BF James Righton earlier this week. —Brides.com

—Gray MacDonald

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