adorn Sparkle with Adorn!

We see it every year on the red carpet during the awards season: stars dripping in jewels borrowed from fine jewelers.  And now you can be just as glamorous on your wedding day, without spending a fortune! While you may... Read More

BridalStatementNecklace_final_4 For the Makers: DIY Vintage Statement Necklace

Simply put, this vintage stunner makes the outfit. Put a new twist on the traditional bridal look with a sparkling statement necklace. It will inject a bit of glamour and personality to your big day. Here is the secret: start... Read More

jhendersonstudios_collinwhitney37 Guest Etiquette: Common Invitation Woes

When getting a wedding invitation isn’t a good thing: You thought you would be in the wedding party. You guys are great friends. She would be one of your bridesmaids. And now, here you are, reading your mail in the... Read More

vera_wang Saying Yes to The Recycled Dress

Still searching for the perfect gown, bridesmaid dresses or even wedding shoes and décor? We’ve got a place that you may have never thought to look before. Tradesy is an online resale marketplace for new and gently used wedding dresses... Read More

retail Crave vs. Save: The Dress

A big part of the reason wedding planning is so difficult is that it’s hard to stick to a budget! There are so many beautiful ideas out there, and once we start shopping, it’s hard to get the real to... Read More

Jenelle Kappe Photography - Meseke Sample Album How to Find the Perfect Venue Without Going Insane

Even harder than getting him to propose, finding the perfect venue is one of the most challenging tasks in wedding planning. And this time of year, with other newly engaged brides competing for the same venues and wedding dates, it... Read More

postcard-invitations Guest List Woes

This weekend I was lucky enough to get to pack up my bags (and my husband) and head up to the mountains of Colorado to spend some time with a few friends – two of whom, by the way, are... Read More

nelham_brace_keith_pitts_photography_120408nelhambracewedding0127_low A Few Simple Ways to Save

It’s happened: the love of your life dropped to one knee (or, you know, some variation of that) and slipped a ring on your finger and all of a sudden you have a date set, a dress to find and... Read More

redwoods Destination Wedding: Redwood National Forest

Once beacons for early explorers to navigate their way through the forested lands of Northern California, the redwoods in Redwood National Forest aren’t only beautiful, they also represent thousands of years of life and natural prosperity. Standing beneath the beauty... Read More

great lakes Honeymoon Camping: Great Lakes, Michigan

The Great Lakes are just that, great for honeymooning. And since camping is almost a national pastime in these parts no matter what area or national park you choose, some of the most amazing waterfront campsites in the nation are... Read More

dessert-table Navigating Parental Input

It’s coming: the day you’ve been waiting for, looking forward to, possibly planning for and dreaming about for most of your life. You’ve thought about the dress, the music and the look in his eyes as you walk down the... Read More