Bridal Party 101: 10 Ways to be the Perfect Maid of Honor
A woman’s best friend, a partner in dress shopping and bridal showering, and an all-around necessary part of the wedding planning adventure, the tasks on the maid of honor’s plate are many. From making toasts to offering emotional support, the... Read More
How to Help Plan a Wedding
We spend a lot of time here on this blog talking about (and to) the bride. Tips, inspiration, real weddings…it makes sense. The bride is, after all, the woman in charge. However, when it comes to getting things done, there... Read More
Bridal Party 101: Answers to the 3 Most Common Bridesmaid Dilemmas
Sometimes your bridesmaids are the most helpful and awesome people on the planet, and sometimes a little less so. Here are the 3 most common bridesmaid-related etiquette issues and ways that you can work to resolve them. Your bridesmaids are... Read More
Etiquette Dilemma: How Do I Pick My Bridesmaids?
I’m getting married in two years and I’ve met a lot of friends within my college career because I’ve transferred twice already. How do I politely get around not having everyone in my bridal party? Wedding planning would be so... Read More
Maid of Honor Duties
The maid of honor is generally a sister or best friend of the bride.Â As such, she plays a crucial role in the event planning and assisting the bride.Â She performs all of the bridesmaid expectations as well as the... Read More
Hosting a Bridal Shower?
Hosting a bridal shower?Â Things to remember: It is best if the host isnâ€™t related to the bride.Â Sometimes the brideâ€™s familyâ€™s house may be the best place to hold the shower, and thatâ€™s fine.Â However, the invitations and the... Read More
Ask the Editor: Bridesmaids and Family
My fiancÃ© and I both have two siblings.Â My two brothers will be groomsmen.Â One of his sisters will be a bridesmaid, and the other one I chose not to invite.Â 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
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
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
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
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 nightâ€™s “just one more” tequila shots from your head, you return her 18... 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 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
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