Bachelorette Party Basics
Who to invite: Generally, the bridesmaids and close female friends of the bride. If including junior bridesmaids, the activities should be age appropriate. 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 fiancé’s best friends is one of his female cousins. I’m fine with her being in the bridal party, but I know it would be more meaningful if she stood on the groom’s side. I’ve heard it’s been done... Read More
A Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower
Throwing a bridal shower for your epicurean friend? Try a kitchen-themed shower! If the bride-to-be is addicted to the Food Network and has a pile of Gourmet magazines by the door, this may be just the party for her. For... Read More
The Man Registry on Rules of Engagement – Parties
While engagement parties aren’t a required part of the wedding process, they can be a great way to announce and celebrate your engagement with your friends and family. If you’ve recently become engaged, the following questions should help you figure... Read More
Bridesmaids Gift Ideas!
It is a daunting task to have to come up with a perfect bridesmaid gift that all of your leading ladies will appreciate, especially if you’re trying to think outside of the silver, monogrammed jewelry box. But before you... Read More
Your Best Friend Has Been Replaced By a Monster: Moment One
At 7 a.m. you woke up to your cell frantically screeching texts to “Call, Call, Call,” your best friend. After trying to shake the haze of last night’s “just one more” tequila shots from your head, you return her 18... Read More
The Man Registry With the Gift That Never Disappoints
Photography by Viera Photographics Don’t feel like giving the standard flask, personalized money clip, or matching bridal jewelry to your wedding party members? Believe it or not, there actually are some alternative options out there. One of our couples passed... Read More
Groom’s Etiquette Expert on Having a Best WoMan
Photography by Jeff Newsom Question: “My older sister is my best friend! Would it be acceptable if she were the Best WoMan at my wedding?” Groom’s Etiquette Expert, Chris Easter’s Answer: Grooms, this is a lot more common than you... Read More
Party Like You’re Getting Married Tomorrow!
Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Before I get to the fun and original rehearsal dinner themes, I think it’s important to point out that while traditionally the rehearsal dinner is hosted by the Groom’s family, it... Read More
Be Prepared, Be Very Prepared
Jessica Strickland – see more at www.jessicastrickland.com You’ve chosen your photographer decided on the menu and completed your seating chart in a way that will keep your future mother-in-law’s cougarlicious divorced gal pals as far away from the young single... 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 haven’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