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!
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!
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to reveal your beautiful best all the way to your fingertips. That's why we've curated the prettiest nail polish colors for summer brides, all available now at Walmart. From sweet pink to sensual gray to seaworthy blue, here are a handful of our favorites tones that will work with wedding gowns and bridal party dresses of any color, along with suntanned skin of course!
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.
More Great Finds
Not sure how to pick out a swimsuit that flatters a flat chest? We've rounded up the best swimsuits for a small bust here.
Read the stories of the powerful women whose battle for equal wages paid off (literally).
From cell phones cases to vanity mirrors, read on for our favorite lighting options to help you flawlessly apply makeup.
We've gathered thoughtful and totally luxe selections your mom will love — all for under $100! Click through to shop.
Blue Pavilion Small Shallow Bowl. Morish ice cream hues meet retro graphic motifs to bring out the best in your table setting no m...atter what youre serving up in this stoneware bowl.2 H x 5 diameterStonewareDishwasher-safeMade in the UK read more
Blue & Orange Fountain Pasta Bowl - Set of Four. Neutral coastal hues mesh with existing decor and dinnerware to bring out the bes...t in your table setting no matter what youre serving up in these stoneware bowls. Includes four bowls2 H x 8.25... read more
Black & White Confetti Glass Bowl. Serve up snacks or simply your favorite trinkets in this artful bowl featuring a swirling desig...n in the glass. 2.75 H x 5.5 DGlassDishwasher-safeImported read more
Stamped Botanical Ceramic Bowl. Add a pop of garden-inspired appeal to your kitchenware collection with this ceramic bowl featurin...g a stamped botanical design. 6.37 W x 3 H x 6.37 DHolds 22 oz.CeramicHand washImported read more
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Maysong 9" Round Vegetable Bowl - Floral Border,Scalloped,Raised Edge
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Maysong 15" Oval Serving Platter - Floral Border,Scalloped,Raised Edge
Noritake - Noritake Luxoria 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Green Border,Floral,Scalloped Edge
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Antoinette 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Pink Roses,Scalloped Edge,White Center
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Lord Mayfair 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Floral Rim And Center,Scalloped
Coalport - Coalport Fragrance (9504, Raised Edge) 9" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Raised Edge, Scalloped, Floral
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson ROJ102 9" Round Vegetable Bowl - All White, Scalloped,Raised Edge
Noritake - Noritake Luxoria 9" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Green Border,Floral,Scalloped Edge
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson ROJ19 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - White Floral Rim, Gold Trim,Scalloped
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Jessica 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Pink Floral Design
Noritake - Noritake Iris 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Tan Floral Edge, Florals, Scalloped
Noritake - Noritake Ainslee 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Floral Edge,Maroon Edge, Scalloped
Noritake - Noritake Bevan 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - 98219,Tan Border,Florals,Scalloped
Noritake - Noritake Lotus 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Yellow Border,Floral Sprays,Scalloped
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Springtime (Smooth) 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Smooth Edge,Green Vine
Noritake - Noritake Grandeur 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Yellow Border, Floral Sprays, Scalloped
Royal Doulton - Royal Doulton Floradora Green 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Fine China,Floral Green Trim,Scalloped
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson ROJ32 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Featherweight,Floral, Gold Trim
Ceralene - Ceralene Hawthorn 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - White, Raised Flowers, Scalloped
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Jeannine 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Parisienne, Pink Floral, Gray Leaves
Noritake - Noritake Jupiter 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Raised Edge, Flowers Center And Border
Royal Jackson - Royal Jackson Sandra (Gold Trim) 10" Oval Vegetable Bowl - Pink & White Flowers, Scalloped