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The Realities Of Wedding Dress Shopping With An Ostomy Bag

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weddings
Amy Oestreicher

I felt the pressure to fit into the gowns I saw as I flipped through bridal magazines. Every photograph I looked at seemed to promote skin-tight satin and buttoned-up bodices. How would a backless gown look with a colossal surgical scar running down my back?

Healthy At Any Size

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.

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?

The Budget Bride's Guide to Wedding Bliss

Adiba Nelson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weddings
Adiba Nelson

I am that girl who started planning my wedding three years ago, on Pinterest, while I was dating someone else. Don't judge me, Judgey McJudgerson -- you know you did it too. Heck, you're probably doing it right now.

13 Wedding Cakes Any Bride Should Consider

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weddings
The Daily Meal

It's the centerpiece of your reception, and the inspiration for its design can come from almost anywhere. While traditionally most wedding cakes are towering, multi-layered, mostly white affairs, new trends are changing all of that.

Planner First, Everything Else Second

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Maybe you like a challenge. You want the drama. Well, if that's the case, then jump in headfirst and pick up a planner along the way. Book the venue, stretch the budget, and when you're really feeling the heat, hire a planner.

How to Plan Your Entire Wedding Online

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Weddings are a big deal. Every small detail seems to matter, and the more we invest time into the planning, the more overwhelming it can become. Maybe you're the type of bride that enjoys the process, which is great! Maybe you're not, and that's great too!

I'm Obsessed With How I'll Look On My Wedding Day

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I'm 26 and I'm going to be getting married in October, and everything in my relationship is great. But recently, I have realized that my thoughts and actions about my looks are getting obsessive.

An Open Letter To My Best Friend On Her Wedding Day

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weddings
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Hoffeldt. To My Very Best Friend, Saturday is your wedding day and I couldn't be happier for you as...

The Ten Commandments of Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether or not you follow the actual Ten Commandments, these are the ones you really need if you're planning a wedding!

Watch These Bridesmaids Surprise Wedding Guests With A Special Dance Routine

LittleThings.com | Posted 08.07.2015 | Weddings
LittleThings.com

New bride Colleen can be seen heading to the dance floor, where she is joined by her eight bridesmaids. While Colleen's new husband and everyone else at the wedding looked on in complete surprise, these lovely ladies took them on a trip through the decades.

3 Free Digital Seating Charts Ideal For Wedding Planning

BRIDES | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Nancy Mattia for BRIDES Courtesy of All Seated Between wrangling last-minute RSVPs and trouble-shooting tuxedo malfunctions, the two weeks ...

All in the Family

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Think about the idea of hating your flowers/music/photographs that your brother/sister/cousin provided. Will you be able to be honest with them like you would a vendor you never met before?

10 Two-Piece Wedding Looks For Brides Who Want To Push The Envelope

The Knot | Posted 07.29.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

Two-pieces are twice the fun.

Kate Middleton's Go-To Designer Reveals Shakespeare-Inspired Bridal Collection

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.28.2015 | Weddings
Lauren Kruczyk

If you're a free-spirited bride looking for a little whimsy, Jenny Packham's 2016 Bridal Collection is perfect for the creative, ethereal look you've been dreaming of.

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

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 s...

22 Grooms React To Seeing Their Sweethearts For The First Time

Inside Weddings | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings
Inside Weddings

If you want to see the love a groom has for his partner-to-be, watch his face on their wedding day.

Let It Go, Let It Go...

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are certain aspects of your wedding that you can organize and put together, but during the planning process you will have two choices: let it go, or let yourself go crazy.

Can a Bridezilla be Tamed?

Claire Enston | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.

Wedding Dates to Avoid Like the Plague

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I realize I'm probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post, but I've heard plenty of "date" complaints about weddings -- so this is necessary!

10 Big Mistakes I Made While Planning My Wedding (That You Are Probably Making Right Now)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

As a wedding planner, recent bride, and six-time bridesmaid and maid of honor veteran, I've had my share of wedding experience. I can tell you that there is no amount of preparing that can completely prevent you from having some regrets.

Eight Hints for Keeping Peace at Your Wedding

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Whose wedding is this anyway? Yours? Yes! Your financé's? Yes. But many others lay claim to the event.Your own parents may see it as their graduation party. Your grandparents may see it as the culmination of their life's work. Your siblings may want to make you queen for a day or share the limelight.

Sometimes You Don't Need a Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

This blog probably seems odd to be written by a planner, but hear me out. Not everyone should hire a planner. That's not to say that everyone doesn't need a planner, but for those people that cannot get out of their own way, a planner might not be for you.

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.