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!
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!
The wedding table runner has traditionally been a must-have décor item for dressing up a table, whether it's used to cover the midsection of a bare table or added atop a tablecloth to create a rich tableau. In earlier centuries, layering such items was reserved for the wealthy as a sumptuous way to display one's taste. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) As a new bride, you'll enjoy using runners to decorate your table, along with your new serveware, china and glassware. For a wedding, they give an additional pop to the overall wedding design. Table runners may reflect the bride's color scheme to create a coordinated color palette, or in a neutral color, wedding table runners can provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and table settings.
Table runners can help lend a summery vibe to a wedding, as well. A burlap runner is perfect for a rustic wedding, while a floral print runner is divine for a garden wedding, and a shiny table runner ups the ante for a black-tie affair. Whatever your style, we've collected the best table runners from stores such as Etsy, Nordstrom, Macy's and more.
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.
Of the many pre-wedding complications a bride might experience, an acne breakout is among the worst. If you find yourself in such a muddle, reach for the zit-kicking elixirs found in this kit from the No. 1 acne-fighting brand in America, Proactiv. Proactiv Solution's 5-Step Acne Treatment System - the "Stress-Free Skin Wedding Kit," consists of three dermatologist-developed products that work together through the strength of science. This group of formulations includes prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria at its source. And that's just for starters. When used in unison, these products harmonize to leave your skin clear and glowing. Bonus: There are two additional products to prevent blackheads, blemish flare-ups, and keep the glow going long after the honeymoon ends. Get the skinny on each step of this lifesaver kit — trust us, your wedding survival bag is not complete without it!
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Broken Arches Punch Cup - Pressed, Starburst/ Fan Design, Clear
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Provincial Green 12 Oz Footed Tumbler - Stem #1506, Verde Green
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Cape Cod Clear (1602 + 160) Torte Plate - Clear, Stem 1602 + 160
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Hampton 12 Oz Flat Tumbler - Cut #C527, Barware
Reizart - Reizart Queen Anne Juice Glass - Stem# 540,Cut Laurel Design
Reizart - Reizart Queen Anne Liquor Cocktail - Stem# 540,Cut Laurel Design
Reizart - Reizart Majorie Water Goblet - Stem 854, Gray Cut Floral Design
Reizart - Reizart Coronet Water Goblet - Stem# 1020, Cut
Reizart - Reizart Swirl Water Goblet - Stem # 270, Cut
Reizart - Reizart Kingsley Water Goblet - Stem# 1008, Cut
Reizart - Reizart Arcadia Water Goblet - Stem# 933,Cut Leaves
Reizart - Reizart Chalet Water Goblet - Stem #206, Cut Wreath Design On Bowl
Reizart - Reizart Miami Water Goblet - Stem#854, Cut Flower
Reizart - Reizart Charnia Water Goblet - Stem #854, Cut Butterfly Design On Bowl
Reizart - Reizart Lucerne Water Goblet - Stem# 7044, Cut, 6 Sided Stem
Reizart - Reizart Steffens Water Goblet - Stem #503, Cut Fan & Dot Design
Reizart - Reizart Imperial Water Goblet - Stem#1463, Cut Leaves Design On Bowl
Reizart - Reizart Geisha (Cut) Water Goblet - Stem #866, Cut Plant Design On Bowl
Reizart - Reizart Nydia Starlight Water Goblet - Stem# 947, Cube Stem, Cut Flowers
Reizart - Reizart Wheat Water Goblet - Stem# 936,Cube Stem, Cut, No Trim
Reizart - Reizart Sweetheart Rose Water Goblet - Stem# 996, Cut Rose, Ball Stem
Reizart - Reizart Miramar Water Goblet - Stem# 996,Cut Flowerplatinum Trim
Reizart - Reizart Wales Water Goblet - Stem#6010,Thumbprint Cut, Box Cut
Heisey - Heisey Laurel Wreath (Stem #4091) Water Goblet - Stem #4091, Cut #919, Cut Laurel Design
Bryce - Bryce Laurel (Stem 355) Water Goblet - Stem 355, Cut Laurel Design On Bowl
Reizart - Reizart French Provincial Water Goblet - Stem #1020, Cut, Gold Trim