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!
You might be the star of this show, but when your ring bearer makes his way up the aisle, step aside: All eyes will be on him. And this diminutive darling should carry a pillow that is as stylish as the wedding itself. The wedding ring bearer pillow carries a special symbolism, since it is the vessel upon which the couple's wedding bands sit. Today, many artisans have focused on creating gorgeous ring bearer pillows that live up to this important task. If your nuptials will be on a farm, the pillow can take rustic inspiration. For a glamorous affair, there are pillows trimmed in bows, lace and crystals. Garden or beach-inspired weddings can be well-served by pillows that bring a combination of fabrics and trims reminiscent of the sea. Whatever your wedding style, here are the 10 sweet ring bearer pillows from Etsy, David's Bridal, Amazon 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.
The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
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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
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Angelique (Platinum Trim) Water Goblet - Stem #17691, Cut, Plat Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Lyndley (Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem 17646,Cut Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Miramar (Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem #17501 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Rhapsody (Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem #17726 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Twilight Clear (Stem 17690,Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem 17690,Cut Plant,Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Argenta Wine Glass - Stem #17660 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Classic (Stem 17674, Platinum) Wine Glass - Stem #17674, Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Montclair Wine Glass - Stem #17651,Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Affection (Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem #17624,Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Brookmar Wine Glass - Stem #17477 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Princess Margaret (Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem #17524 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Lyndley (Platinum Trim) Cordial Glass - Stem 17646,Cut Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Silver Spray Stem 17601 (Platinum Trim) Wine Glass - Stem #17601 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Renaissance Platinum Wine Glass - Stem #17701, Etched Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Cara Mia Wine Glass - Stem #17665 Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Wind Song Wine Glass - Stem 17679,Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Kent (No Trim) Wine Glass - Stem #17301, Cut
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Carillon Wine Glass - Stem 17646, Cut Platinum Band
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Provincial Wine Glass - Stem #17646, Cut Gold Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Savoy Wine Glass - Stem #17646, Cut Gold Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Caprice (Stem 17657) Wine Glass - Stem 17657,Plain Bowl,Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Lenox Kingsley Platinum Juice Glass - Stem 17601,Cut,Platinum Trim