05-bride-bridesmaids-black-stairs-purple-flowers-22501 Wedding Advice Day After Brunch

My son is getting married, and his fiancè’s family has already said they have everything under control for the wedding.  I don’t want to be a nuisance, but I would like to plan something fun in addition to the rehearsal... Read More

new-york-subway-couple-kissing-82995 What is a Day After Brunch?

A day after brunch is usually held by the bride’s family (only because, more often than not, the wedding is in the bride’s hometown), but anyone can host one.  Particularly if it is a destination wedding or one with many... Read More

rustic-engagement-couple-outdoors-40306 Planning a Bachelor Party?

Planning a bachelor party? Important things to remember: Don’t force the groom to do anything that he doesn’t want to do, or that his fiancé has requested that he avoid. If she has asked that there be no trips to... Read More

wedding-details-signage-photo-bunting-escort-cards-22501 Engagement Parties: Who hosts and who attends?

Who is invited: First and foremost, much like bridal showers or bachelor parties, don’t invite anyone you don’t intend on inviting to the wedding (the exception being if you are having a small destination wedding, with a reception at home,... Read More

closeup-white-flowers-tan-dress-22501 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

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 is completely fine with her beloved being danced up on... 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

The Man Registry with Bachelor Party Cocktail Ideas

Photography by The Wiebners – see more at www.thewiebners.com In today’s rough economic times, we’re seeing a lot of bachelor parties being held at homes instead of the bars. Doing the party this way allows everyone to drink cheaper and... 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

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

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 is responsible for planning the reception – which is likely... Read More

bbq-bash-wedding-inspiration-board 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

whiskey For the Grooms: Whiskey Cocktails

Want cocktails at your bachelor party, but prefer to avoid anything pink and fizzy? Here are a few recommendations that celebrate the greatest of gentlemen’s drinks: whiskey. Old Fashioned: 2oz. Bourbon whiskey (Maker’s Mark is terrific cocktail bourbon) 2 dashes... 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, Chris Easter’s Answer: Believe it or not, groom showers (also... Read More