Gifts for Your Wedding Party
You know that you need to give something to the members of your wedding party, but what? Here are some helpful hints for showing your bridesmaids and groomsmen just how much you appreciate their participation: They don’t need to be... Read More
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Bridesmaid Jewelry Gifts You’ve shared, laughed, and cried with your bridesmaids and you’ll probably do all three on your big day. While they will honor you with the walk down the aisle, let them know you appreciate everything they’ve done... Read More
Traditional Processional Order
Most traditional processional order (Christian and non-religious): The mothers of the bride and groom are generally escorted in by ushers before the processional begins.Â Sometimes the groom will escort his mother in, and then go to the altar. Junior Bridesmaids... Read More
Hosting a Bridal Shower?
Hosting a bridal shower? Things to remember: It is best if the host isn’t related to the bride. Sometimes the bride’s family’s house may be the best place to hold the shower, and that’s fine. However, the invitations and the... 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? â€“Lulu, Nashville, TN An engagement party and bridal shower are... Read More
Choosing someone to read something at your wedding should not be delegated to anyone who simply didnâ€™t make the wedding party â€œcut.â€Â Make sure to choose someone is naturally extroverted, good in front of large groups of people, quickly adaptable,... Read More
Ask the Editor: Bridesmaids and Family
My fiance and I both have two siblings. My two brothers will be groomsmen. One of his sisters will be a bridesmaid, and the other one I chose not to invite. I don’t know her that well, and as this... Read More
How to Ask if She Wants to be a Bridesmaid
Participating in a wedding is both a large financial and time commitment. Between travel, gifts, parties, and of course, the dress, it isn’t unusual for a bridesmaid to spend hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars. So, make sure that when... Read More
Something Old, Something New Tradition
The Victorian tradition linked to the phrase “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is undoubtedly the most popular wedding superstition in the U.S. Whether you are a bride looking for your own items, or a bridesmaid preparing them... Read More
Friends Left Out of Your Wedding Party?
Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid hurt feelings at any wedding.Â Inevitably, any event with that much emotion and protocol surrounding it is going to offend someone at some point.Â Which is not to say that you should shrug that... 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 lifestyle items they will need to start their new life... 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, schedule these parties on the night before the wedding. Ever.... Read More
Wedding Co-Ed Party Ideas
Afternoon tea not your friend’s style? For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower. Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the event has to be as non-traditional as the guest list.... Read More
Bachelorette Party Basics
Who to invite: Generally, the bridesmaids and close female friends of the bride.Â If including junior bridesmaids, the activities should be age appropriate.Â Do not invite anyone to the bachelorette party that is not invited to the wedding. Where to... Read More
Ask the Editor: Best Woman? Male Bridesmaid?
One of my fiancÃ©â€™s best friends is one of his female cousins.Â Iâ€™m fine with her being in the bridal party, but I know it would be more meaningful if she stood on the groomâ€™s side.Â Iâ€™ve heard itâ€™s been... 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 evolving tradition during which the bride gets together with various... Read More