What Theme Should You Use for a Couple’s Shower?
For the bride and groom that like to do everything together, couple’s shower themes are all the rage. No tea parties or negligees to be found, the couple’s shower is the modern-day evolution of the true meaning of marriage: blending your separate lives into one. If you are a couple... Read More
Throw a Couple’s Shower for Your Friends
Brides who are getting hitched in this era of non-conformism have the luxury of literally throwing any kind of couple’s shower they choose. Tradition has now become more of a... Read More
Fun Bridal Shower Ideas from American Bridal
Are you planning a bridal shower for your friend? Having a themed bridal shower can be fun and can also help keep things streamlined and simple. Here are three theme... Read More
What to Wear: Rehearsal Dinner
First, if you can, inquire with the groom’s family (or whoever is hosting) when you RSVP. If that isn’t an option, take into account where the rehearsal dinner is held. ... Read More
Ask the Editor: MOG Wants to Host Day After Brunch
My son is getting married, and his fiancÃ©eâ€™s family has already said they have everything under control for the wedding.Â I donâ€™t want to be a nuisance, but I would... Read More
What is a Day After Brunch?
A day after brunch is usually held by the bride’s family (only because, more often than not, the wedding is in the bride’s hometown), but anyone can host one. Particularly... Read More
Hosting a Bridal Shower?
Hosting a bridal shower?Â Things to remember: It is best if the host isnâ€™t related to the bride.Â Sometimes the brideâ€™s familyâ€™s house may be the best place to hold... Read More
Ask the Editor: Bridesmaid Luncheon vs. Bridal Shower
Is a bridesmaid luncheon just another name for a bridal shower?â€”Olivia, Portland, OR No, it isnâ€™t.Â Although if you are having a small bridal shower, the guest lists may be... Read More
Engagement Parties: Who hosts and who attends?
Who is invited: First and foremost, much like bridal showers or bachelor parties, donâ€™t invite anyone you donâ€™t intend on inviting to the wedding (the exception being if you are... Read More
Ask the Editor: Engagement Party vs. Bridal Shower
My parents hosted an engagement party that all of our friends attended.Â Does this mean that I canâ€™t have a bridal shower since the guest list would look so similar?... Read More
Unique Rehearsal Dinner Locations
Letâ€™s face it, when it comes to wedding planning fun, often the groomâ€™s family gets the short end of the stick.Â In the best of situations, both families work together... Read More
Rehearsal Dinner Guest List
Traditionally, the guest list for the rehearsal dinner includes everyone that was at the actual wedding rehearsal (all wedding party members), spouses of anyone participating in the wedding party, the... Read More
Bridal Shower Invite Info
What should be included on the invitation: The name of the person hosting the shower The time, date, and location RSVP info, including the date you wish to receive RSVPs... Read More
Unique Bridal Shower Ideas
Looking for a unique bridal shower?Â Try having one that features a specific theme.Â Themed showers have several advantages.Â First, if the couple already has all the basic household and... Read More
Bridal Shower Guest List
You can invite as many people as you want provided that they are invited to the wedding and the guest list size has been determined by the hostess.Â The hostess... Read More
How Many Bridal Showers?
With the exception of any special types of bridal showers like those hosted by co-workers, or those conducted out-of-town, you really should try to limit it to one gathering.Â Hosting... Read More
Can a bachelor or bachelorette party be too celebratory? Yes, if it affects the necessary activities of the next day.Â A couple things to remember: Do not, under any circumstances,... Read More