featured image Printable Wedding Party Duties Checklist

From bridesmaid duties to groomsmen responsibilities – including all the obligations that fall to the maid of honor and best man – it’s important for a wedding party to know what their role is when it comes to the wedding... Read More

Kelley M. 5 mywedding Hero Inspirational Stories

Our brides have shared their #myweddinghero stories with us to honor the special people in their lives who have inspired them, made them laugh, or simply just saved their wedding day. Below are some of our favorite inspirational tales from... Read More

tea Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas

Most of us don’t have the moolah to jet to Vegas or Napa for a friend’s bachelorette party. And many of us are so not into the Chippendale’s thing.  For reals, “Magic Mike” is one thing, the local male strip... Read More

emilyandrob_0200 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

mizerowski_smith_scobey_photography_smithwedding0025_low 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

13 Maid of Honor Duties

The maid of honor is generally a sister or best friend of the bride.  As such, she plays a crucial role in the event planning and assisting the bride.  She performs all of the bridesmaid expectations as well as the... Read More

nyc-times-square-taxi-cab-82995 Hosting a Bridal Shower?

Hosting a bridal shower? Things to remember: It is best if the host isn’t related to the bride. Sometimes the bride’s family’s house may be the best place to hold the shower, and that’s fine. However, the invitations and the... Read More

bride-bridesmaids-tan-dress-22501 Ask the Editor: Bridesmaids and Family

My fiance and I both have two siblings.  My two brothers will be groomsmen.  One of his sisters will be a bridesmaid, and the other one I chose not to invite.  I don’t know her that well, and as this... Read More

ivory-maroon-wedding-color-board 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

nyc-times-square-taxi-cab-82995 Something Old, Something New Tradition

The Victorian tradition linked to the phrase “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is undoubtedly the most popular wedding superstition in the U.S.  Whether you are a bride looking for your own items, or a bridesmaid preparing them... Read More

rasberry-teal-wedding-color-board Unique Bridal Shower Ideas

Looking for a unique bridal shower?  Try having one that features a specific theme.  Themed showers have several advantages.  First, if the couple already has all the basic household and lifestyle items they will need to start their new life... Read More

engagement-couple-rocks-purple-shirt-40306 Party Scheduling

Can a bachelor or bachelorette party be too celebratory? Yes, if it affects the necessary activities of the next day.  A couple things to remember: Do not, under any circumstances, schedule these parties on the night before the wedding. Ever.... Read More

carnival-wedding-inspiration-board 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... 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