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BRIDES is the go-to source for all things wedding. We take a girl by the hand and walk her through the entire wedding maze, from the day she gets the ring to the day she writes her last thank-you note. Every couple wants a one-of-a-kind wedding they'll be proud of. We help them get it while keeping their friends, families and guests (and each other) happy along the way.

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Go Inside Actors Amber Stevens And Andrew J. West's Cozy Winter Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 11:36 AM

by Jaimie Schoen, BRIDES

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Photo: Steve Cowell Photo

Amber Stevens first met Andrew J. West on the set of ABC's Greek in 2008, where they played an onscreen couple. The chemistry was real, and five years later, Andy surprised Amber with a...

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Brides Reveal Their Biggest Fears About Marriage

(6) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:38 AM

By Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Photo: Getty Images

Everyone always says that getting married is one of the best days of your life (and it is!), but what about all of the days that come after the wedding? 10, 20, 30 years down...

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10 Hidden Wedding Costs You Should Budget For

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 11:54 AM

By BRIDES

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Creating a wedding budget is a key part of the planning process, but remember that there will always be costs you haven't planned for. To avoid panic, watch out for these common hidden costs and plan to give...

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10 Wedding Dresses We Love For Under $1,000

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 11:44 AM

By Lauren Frankfort, BRIDES

Obviously, you want your wedding dress to be the best look you've ever worn, but that doesn't mean you need to break the bank to make your dream a reality! Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of dresses that cut cost, not style.

So how...

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8 Things Married Couples Get Wrong When It Comes To Sex

(29) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 11:55 AM

By Jillian Kramer, BRIDES

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"A healthy sex life is a key ingredient to a happy, loving, and lasting marriage," says sex expert Nikki Ransom-Alfred. Yet, "after the excitement of the wedding day and settling into marriage, couples...

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It's Engagement Season! The 10 Best Celebrity Engagement Rings

(5) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 12:01 PM

By Christina Park, BRIDES

We spend a lot of time admiring everything about celebrity couples--their red carpet appearances, their outfits, their relationships, and their engagement rings, obviously. When it comes to bling, no one does it better than Hollywood's engaged A-listers. We...

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5 Wedding Details Your Guests Won't Notice At All (So Skip 'Em!)

(58) Comments | Posted December 27, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Photo: Luca Trovato

When you're a bride, it can be easy to get caught up into thinking that every single detail of your wedding has to be perfect. In reality though, no matter how much money you throw down...

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The Top 10 Celebrity Wedding Moments From 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 11:54 AM

By Sarah Z. Wexler, BRIDES

Every wedding has a signature stand-out moment that makes it memorable -- and not just for the bride and groom, but for the guests too. Sometimes, it's a sweet moment that makes us say "awww," like a mom tearing up during her toast to her...

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5 Ways You're Blowing Your Wedding Budget Without Even Realizing It

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 1:25 PM

by Carolyn Hsu, BRIDES

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The wedding budget: Most wedding planners would say that it's the most important thing to have when planning your wedding (aside from the groom of course!), but it can certainly be one of the most...

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How To Choose A Wedding Dress You Won't Hate 20 Years Later

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2014 | 4:28 AM

by Elizabeth Mitchell for BRIDES

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Wedding dress regret is real. And unfortunately, some brides will look back on their wedding photos and cringe at what they wore. While it's critical to choose a wedding...

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What You Want To Say To Your Mother-in-Law -- And What You Should Say Instead

(39) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 3:35 PM

By Jillian Kramer

Sometimes it seems that mother-in-laws were put on the planet for the sole purpose of driving brides crazy. With the smallest of actions or phrases, they can turn level-headed women into raging lunatics in 60-seconds-flat. And sometimes, it seems impossible to bite your tongue. In those moments,...

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12 Brides Reveal What They Would Have Done Differently

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 11:30 AM

By Jolène M. Bouchon

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You can plan a wedding only up to a point. Both the unforseen and unexpected will happen -- and you'll still love it. But here, some of our readers share the things they would have...

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Don't Let These 4 Things Kill Your Sex Drive

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 2:28 AM

By Jillian Kramer for BRIDES

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In the beginning stages of a relationship, it's sometimes easy to be so hot-and-heavy that having sex on the regular is akin to breathing: It's necessary for survival. Then life sets in and sex can be...

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A Hypochondriac's Guide To Staying Healthy For The Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 1:01 PM

By Jessica Hagy

Brides have plenty to worry about the week of their wedding, but if you're a bit of a hypochondriac (like some over us here, oops!) you can also add staying healthy to your list of concerns. To calm your worrying mind, here are five ways to make...

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6 Things That Change After You Get Married

(10) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 9:09 AM

by Emma Straub

Mike and I got married in a hurry -- as much of a hurry as a couple who've been together for six years can. In June, we decided that we were going to do it in September with a small ceremony at my parents' house. We picked...

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The Bride And Groom Aren't The Only Ones Hooking Up On The Wedding Night

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 3:43 AM

By Elizabeth Mitchell for BRIDES

Turns out, true love isn't the only thing in the air at weddings. For your single friends, your big day is the perfect opportunity to meet Mr. Right Now (or Mr. Wrong, whichever way you look at it). From hot hookups to happily-ever-afters, check out...

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A Complete Wedding Day Survival Guide For Introverts

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 12:56 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell

Overwhelmed by large crowds? Hate being the center of attention? Need alone time to reenergize? Then you might be an introvert! And as excited as you are for your wedding, chances are, you're also dreading the whole all eyes on you all night, small talk, go-go-go aspect...

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Having Trouble Making Wedding Planning Decisions? Read This

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 12:48 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell

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Is your indecisiveness about everything from the color scheme to the wedding theme not only driving you nuts, but your wedding planner and friends and family as well? Then it's time for an intervention! While...

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The Incredibly Romantic Story Of An Engaged Couple Who Met On Instagram, As Told In Pictures

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 1:01 PM

by Terri Pous for BRIDES

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Photo: Courtesy of Bethany Olson

We've seen couples who planned their entire wedding on Pinterest and others that met on Facebook, but recently engaged couple Bethany Olson and Cory Staudacher found love on another social media platform...

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10 Ways To Guarantee You Actually Have Sex on Your Wedding Night

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 12:38 PM

by Jillian Kramer For BRIDES

How's this for scary? Only about half of newlyweds' first nights as husband and wife end with a bang (no pun intended), according to experts. From indulging in one too many drinks to expending all your energy on the dance floor, many couples retire to...

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