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
The Victorian tradition linked to the phrase â€œsomething old, something new, something borrowed, something blueâ€ is undoubtedly the most popular wedding superstition in the U.S.Â 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
Co-Ed Party Ideas
Afternoon tea not your friendâ€™s style?Â For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower.Â Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the event has to be as non-traditional as the guest list.Â ... 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
Let the Good Times Roll…and Roll, and Roll: A Guide to Extended Wedding Celebrations
Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com After the knot is tied, when the toasts are over and the dust has settled back on the dance floor, many newlyweds feel like they blinked and missed the party. Their... Read More
Drink Before You Speak! And Other Unwritten Laws of Wedding Toasts!
Photography by The Wiebners – Joel and Rita Wiebner – see more at www.thewiebners.com Some people are lucky enough to be able to speak candidly in front of a group, with grace and wit and impeccable timing. I hate them.... Read More
Ask the Editor: How do I Host a Bridal Shower?
I am throwing my friend a bridal shower, but I havenâ€™t ever attended one. What do I serve and who do I invite? - Karissa, Los Angeles, CA There are very few definite rules when it comes to bridal showers.... 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
How To Handle Conflict Between Bridesmaids
There’s nothing like choosing a bridesmaid’s dress to bring about a catfight between otherwise friendly gals. There are a number of other issues of monumental importance to contend with during the wedding planning process, all of which will eventually... Read More
What’s Your Something Blue?
Photography by Amorology Weddings- see more at www.amorologyweddings.com Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue – that’s the old wedding adage, right? If you’re unsure about what your “something blue” is going to be – take a few... Read More
TheManRegistry.com on a Co-Ed Wine Tasting Party
Photography by A Bryan Johnson Photo – see more at www.abryanphoto.com Grooms, if you dare break the 1st rule of the bachelor party – no women allowed…you better have something special planned. Co-ed bachelor parties that include the groom, the... Read More
Bachelorette Party Ideas – Sexy without the Sin (City)
Photography by Whitebox Weddings- see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com A Las Vegas get–away with 8 girlfriends was planned for a friend–Bride. Keeping it a secret from her, planning the ‘scavenger hunt’ game, making cute t–shirts with ‘bridal party’ rhinestone iron–ons, and... Read More