There is no surprise party more frequently flubbed than the shower, be it for bride or baby. Frankly, I'm a believer that, unless you have something especially unique planned, there's no shame in the soon-to-be mom or wife knowing about her shower ahead of time.
New Year's Eve is just around the corner, so there is no time like the present to start thinking about those resolutions. If you are a bridesmaid this upcoming wedding season, it's also a great time to develop a game plan for mastering your new position.
There you are, perfectly happy with who you are and someone loves you enough to ask you to marry them, or to say yes to your offer, and suddenly you become engaged and need to lose 20 pounds in order to get married? It doesn't make any sense.
The purpose of etiquette is to be considerate and make those around you feel comfortable. Of-course I gave the hostess of this bridal shower the benefit of the doubt; that she was only trying to be inclusive.
Give some thought to the shower you want. There are so many options and so many variables. Think about what would best suit you, including your level of participation and whether or not you want it to be a surprise.
You can have just about any kind of dessert at your bridal shower, but a cake is a fun and pretty way to top off the party. And it's a chance for you to get as creative as you like. Here are a few of our favorite bridal shower cake designs!
While the bride is traditionally the center of attention during the wedding, she should still remember to be gracious and consider the feelings of others during the planning process and even on her big day.
I was the shortest bridesmaid by a few heads, and they don't sell petites to accommodate busty, bootylicious, short Jews at David's Bridal, which is definitely an establishment run by Christians, or at least, by tall people.
Bridal showers can be a delightful treat. A time dedicated to showering the bride with gifts, love and support. Occasionally things go awry, and well-intended showers turn into awkward, stuffy or dramatic affairs.
While the ritual has only gained popularity in the West in the last couple of decades, mehndi has long been an integral pre-wedding ritual for any South Asian bride, dating back to as early as the 15th century.
Whether you're planning your own wedding or enlisting the services of a wedding planner, a few simple steps can help you clarify a vision that's in line with your own, unique personality, and make it a reality.
Reading a person's body language, listening to what they say to one another and how they say it and noticing who is talking to whom about what can give good information about them and their relationships.