showers + parties

rasberry-teal-wedding-color-board Unique Bridal Shower Ideas

Looking for a unique bridal shower? Try having one that features a specific theme. Themed showers have several advantages. First, if the couple already has all the basic household and... Read More

Wedding 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. The hostess... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-apple-81469 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. Hosting... Read More

engagement-couple-rocks-purple-shirt-40306 Party Scheduling

Can a bachelor or bachelorette party be too celebratory? Yes, if it affects the necessary activities of the next day. A couple things to remember: Do not, under any circumstances,... Read More

engagement-couple-holding-apple-closeup-81469 Bachelor Party Ideas

Bachelor parties, a time-honored tradition of cliche’d decadence and debauchery, can be difficult to plan. First, there is the fiancée. Maybe she is one of those rare cool women that... Read More

Bachelorette Parties In Your Own Backyard

The Bachelorette Party, otherwise known as a “Hen’s Night” or “Stagette” or “Kitchen Tea” (this one comes from South Africa, where apparently the brides-to-be are demure and refined), is an... Read More

The Man Registry on Couple Showers

We can’t wait to hear all about the Egyptian cotton bath towels, silk linens and Vera Wang Dishes that our fiancées bring home from wedding showers. Sharing the joy of... Read More

The Man Registry on Planning Rehearsal Dinner

Photography by Chris + Lynn Photography – see more at www.chrispluslynn.com Arguably the largest wedding planning responsibility for the groom and his family will be putting together the rehearsal dinner.... Read More

Groom’s Etiquette Expert on Groom Showers

Photography by Ashley Brokop Question: The bride usually has several showers that include an all-female guest list, so why isn’t there an all-guy bridal, er, “groomal” shower? Groom’s Etiquette Expert,... Read More

What to Wear to the Rehearsal Dinner

Photography by Anna Kuperberg The rehearsal dinner is the perfect opportunity for the groom and his family to show off a little bit. We all know that the bride’s side... Read More