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Cara Robbins

2013 Independent Wedding Issue

Tips and Resources for Planning Your Perfect Nuptials


Marriage — it brings us together. Marriage — that blessed agreement, that dream within a dream … all right, enough of that. So you’re getting married, soon to be man and wife, soon to be person and other person. No matter, you’re probably stressed — planning is a hassle, and there might even be a bridezilla or groom of doom to handle.

That’s why, each year, The Santa Barbara Independent puts out our Annual Wedding Issue, chock-full of resources to take care of your every need, whether you’re throwing a blowout worthy of a Princess Bride or just gathering your loved ones for a small celebration. We’ve also included stories from several Santa Barbarans who are happy to share their tips of wedding dos and don’ts with readers. Plus, find out how to write the perfect best man speech, and get ideas on what to gift your groomsmen.

Congratulations, good luck, and hooray for true love.

• Karis and Matthew Schroeder: A Rustic Farmhouse Wedding

• Megan and Andrew: Eclectic Vintage Santa Barbara Wedding

• How-To: Gifts for the Groomsmen

• How-To: Best Man Speech

• 2013 Wedding Resource Guide

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