Amid the tumult of wedding preparations, there is someone who always keeps a cool head: Mom. Whether she's your mom or your future mother-in-law, she's been there since the beginning for you guys, offering her love and support. So, now's the time to gift her with a treasure she'll always cherish. Traditionally given at the rehearsal dinner or the morning of the wedding, gifts for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom should be substantial, but they don't have to be exorbitant. We've rounded up a list of gifts that cost $50 or less that are unique and memorable: Some are sentimental, others are practical and a couple are glamorous; choose which one best reflects your special lady's personality. We shopped at Uncommon Goods, Williams-Sonoma, Nordstrom and more for these thoughtful keepsakes. No doubt, you'll find something she'll love from this creative assortment!
Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
The white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
If you happen to have two major dates in your future — a baby's due date and a wedding — well, soon-to-be Mrs. Mom, you have much to celebrate. But first, take a deep breath and pick the wedding dress. Size your maternity wedding dress according to what your due date will be on your wedding day, and size up to cover your bases: It's always easier to tailor a larger dress. Then the sky's the limit! You can a choose a silhouette that includes a flowing A-line skirt and a high empire waist or, in the opposite direction, a form-fitting style that shows off your great legs and features a flattering neckline. If your bump will be small on the big day and you would prefer to hide it, a peplum waist is the perfect camouflage. (Bonus: In some cases, you can double dip by using your wedding dress as your baby shower gown.) No matter how far along you are, your wedding will be a celebration of love and life. We've rounded up some gorgeous maternity wedding gowns from our favorite online shops, including Etsy, Nordstrom and David's Bridal. Cheers to you!
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Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink 8 Oz Flat Tumbler - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Iced Tea - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Broken Arches Punch Cup - Pressed, Starburst/ Fan Design, Clear
Morgantown - Morgantown MOR17 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Clear,Cut Rose&Leaves,Knob Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown MOR19 Water Goblet - Cut Panels On Bowl, Wafer Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown 7630-11 Water Goblet - Stem#7630,Cut Bands,Dots&Leaves
Morgantown - Morgantown Vision Clear Water Goblet - Stem #3008, Clear
Morgantown - Morgantown 7690-7 Water Goblet - Stem #7690,Clear,Polished&Gray Cutting
Morgantown - Morgantown 7690-14 Water Goblet - Stem #7690,Cut Floral,Clear,No Trim
Morgantown - Morgantown Festival Clear Water Goblet - Stem #3000, Textured Design, Clear
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan TIF64 Water Goblet - Cut Leaves, Clear, Knob Stem,Multisided
Morgantown - Morgantown Sunrise Medallion Clear (Stem 7630) Water Goblet - Stem #7630, Etch #758, Clear
Morgantown - Morgantown Churchill Ruby Water Goblet - Stem #7692,Ruby Bowl Clear Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown Golf Ball Clear Water Goblet - Stem #7643, Clear, Optic
Morgantown - Morgantown Elizabeth Clear Water Goblet - Stem 7664, Etch #757, Clear
Morgantown - Morgantown Victoria Regina Water Goblet - Black Stem, Cut
Morgantown - Morgantown Ramona Blue (Cobalt) Water Goblet - Stem 7682, Cobalt Bowl, Clear Stem
Toscany - Toscany TOY13 Water Goblet - Clear,Gray Cut Roses&Leaves,Smooth Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown Radiant Ruby Water Goblet - Stem #7685, Ruby Bowl, Clear Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown Monroe Red Water Goblet - Stem #7690,Red Bowl,Clear Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown Plantation Ruby Water Goblet - Stem #8445, Ruby Bowl, Clear Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown MOR5 Water Goblet - Cut Oval, Dot, Plant Design On Bowl
Morgantown - Morgantown Crinkle Glass Clear Water Goblet - Stem #1962, Clear, Crinkle Design
Morgantown - Morgantown 7630-12 Water Goblet - Stem#7630,Cut Floral&Band,Cut Stem&Foot
Susquehanna - Susquehanna Fascination Water Goblet - Clear, Lobed Stem Cut Flowers &Leaves