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What Is NOT the Bride's Privilege

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's the bride's privilege to ask her wedding party to dress a certain way for her wedding. It's tradition. She can tell them what jewelry and shoes to wear, too. She can even ask everybody to wear their hair up, or down, if she's super picky. But she absolutely, positively CANNOT ask anybody in her wedding party to alter their physical characteristics in any way.

17 Bridal Parties Who Rocked Floral Prints Like Nobody's Business

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.23.2016 | Weddings

If you're looking to jazz up your bridal party, look no further than floral bridesmaid dresses. Floral prints may not immediately come to mind when p...

Ask the Guru -- My Bridesmaid Is Planning Her Wedding One Month After Mine!

Tammy Eckert | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings
Tammy Eckert

First thing to do here is to be a good friend and talk to her about it, because you don't want to carry bitterness into your wedding day. Secondly, tell her you'll understand if she can't be as involved and you hope she understands the same for you.

15 Honest Confessions From Bridesmaids Who Are Totally Over It

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.04.2016 | Weddings

Real talk: Being a bridesmaid can be an honor and an absolute blast, but the expense and time required is less than ideal. A lot less. Below, 15 wome...

23 Bridesmaid Squads Whose Fashion Game Is On Point

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Weddings

The bridal party is comprised of the bride's all-time favorite ladies (or gents!) -- siblings, cousins, high school BFFs, college roommates and the li...

20 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up The Reality Of Being A Bridesmaid

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.13.2016 | Weddings

Serving as a bridesmaid can be a great honor and testament to years of friendship. But as anyone who's been in a bridal party can attest, it's not alw...

17 Super Fun Photo Ideas For Bridesmaids With A Silly Side

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Weddings

Pretty, poised wedding photos with your bridesmaids are necessary, of course. Just don't forget to make time for some silly shots, too! Below, 17 bri...

18 Times Groomsmen Elevated The Wedding Photo Game

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.26.2016 | Weddings

It's easy to feel all stiff and stuffy when you're a groomsman decked out in a suit and tie. But don't let your formal attire get in the way of having...

The Anatomy Of A Picture Perfect Bridal Party

BHLDN | Posted 03.21.2016 | Weddings
BHLDN

Being a bridesmaid can be serious work. Lucky for you we've taken the guesswork out of navigating this important role so that you can support your bride-to-be right up to her "I dos" without breaking a sweat.

One Tip to Make Your Life As a Bride So Much Easier

Kristen Rocco | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

Being a bride is a full-time job in itself, but you probably also have a day job that requires your undivided attention too. So how do you manage it all? Compartmentalizing is key. But how?

18 Adorable Ring Bearers Who Will Charm Your Socks Off

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.05.2016 | Weddings

The ring bearer is a small but mighty member of any wedding operation. On top of carrying the rings, these little guys provide comic relief and look d...

How to Be the Best Bridal Party

Summer McLane | Posted 11.06.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Being asked to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman is one of the highest honors given to a friend. Yes, it is a lot of work and sometimes it isn't fun but when your friend asks you to stand with them while they take this huge step in their lives, you do it... and you do it without any complaints. Unfortunately, that isn't always the way things go.

How To Be The Bride That Every Bridesmaid Loves

Tracie Domino | Posted 11.06.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

Your bridesmaids -- your best friends, sorority sisters, biological sisters and those who you couldn't imagine your wedding day without. You might have even pictured your bridesmaids as part of the wedding long before you even knew the groom. These girls mean the world to you and they are thrilled to be an honored guest on your special day.

5 Solid Reasons to Have a Joint Bridal Shower

Natasha Burton | Posted 09.05.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

When it comes to pre-wedding festivities, most brides are typically honored solo. However, there are some times when having a joint celebration with a...

14 Mixed Gender Wedding Parties That Beautifully Bucked Tradition

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weddings

It's 2015, folks, and we are of the firm belief that wedding traditions should be optional. That means your bridal party should be made up of anyone y...

A Single Woman's Letter to Her Father

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

I took this photo for you. I know one day you would like to see me happily married. As you know, I always had to do things a little differently. Some of us work on a different time line. You found your best friend around the age of 50. Maybe I take after you?

7 Fun & Creative Wedding and Engagement Photo Ideas

DL Cade | Posted 07.28.2015 | Weddings
DL Cade

Brides and wedding photographers don't always agree on everything, but one thing they definitely both want is to create a great set of photos that sta...

9 Things To Consider When Choosing Bridesmaids

BRIDES | Posted 06.18.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

Before you start sending out cute little cards and decorative boxes asking your BFFs to be your bridesmaids, make sure you've thought through all the logistics first.

How to Throw a Surprise Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Her mom nervously took a few steps closer, then the bride broke the news that the wedding was taking place later that day and not months from then.

6 Reasons To Forego A Bridal Party (Yes, We Mean It)

Natasha Burton | Posted 03.28.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

In planning each of our weddings, we realized that we actually didn't want to have a bridal party. And so we opted not to. Like many wedding traditions, this one is not for everyone -- and that's okay.

3 Ways To Pop The Question To Your Bridesmaids

Sonali Lamba | Posted 01.18.2015 | Weddings
Sonali Lamba

Okay brides and grooms: the holiday season is upon us and whether you have a ring on it yet (or not), it will soon be time for YOU to pop the question to your bridesmaids. I see this as the perfect opportunity to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, take out that glue gun, and get to work.

9 Things Your Bridesmaids Want -- No, Need -- You to Know

The Knot | Posted 10.31.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

They've always been there for you, and as you're planning your wedding, you'll likely need their help more than ever -- here's how to stay in tune with your best friends and keep them happy.

10 Things Groomsmen Would Never Say Aloud

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.29.2014 | Weddings

When someone asks you to be a groomsmen in his wedding, the assumption is that the two of you are close -- best buds even. The kind of friends or fami...

Bride and Groom Shock Guests With First Dance Flash Mob

Meaghan McGoldrick | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
Meaghan McGoldrick

Theatre has always played a pivotal role in the lives of Taylor and Dana McDonald, so it was no surprise what happened when they tied the knot.

To Be a Bridesmaid or Not

Susan Vernicek | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings
Susan Vernicek

As someone who has fulfilled the role of MOH, I've compiled a short list of tips to make the bachelorette party and bridal shower planning a smooth process.