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11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Inviting Someone To Your Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

The guest list is one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Planning Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 05.15.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

There is nothing more frustrating to me as a wedding planner than a client not taking my advice. As the expert, when giving a suggestion or advice, I back everything up with stories from previous clients who didn't listen.

9 Things No One Tells You About The Wedding Day

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

No matter how calm, cool and collected you normally are, the explosion will occur. Expect it to take place within the two weeks leading up to your wedding.

How to Throw a Surprise Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

Bliss the Bride: How to Shower the Bride at the Spa

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 05.01.2015 | Weddings
Zoey Gulmi

Your wedding day will be here faster than you can say "I do," and while you've probably already chosen the perfect venue, a photographer to capture y...

10 Things I Want My Engaged Daughter To Know About Marriage

Susan Bonifant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Susan Bonifant

Very soon, our daughter will be married. In my life, I have attended only a handful of weddings where I was certain it would last. This will be one of them. And yet, since we reached the halfway point in the planning, I've found myself wishing to offer some parting gift of wisdom.

Everything You Need For Amazing Bachelorette Party Survival Kits

Joanne Barken | Posted 04.30.2015 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

If you are throwing a bash this summer, the pressure is on to add some distinctive flair to the big night out!

6 Things No One Tells You After Getting Engaged

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 04.28.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

Yes, you are making decisions, spending money, and thinking about all the details. But if you don't remember to relax, breathe, have fun, and savor the moments with the person you love, you'll forget to enjoy yourself in the process.

Grooms: You're Doing It Wrong

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.17.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

My advice for the brides? Stop trying to demand your groom to chime in. He picked you, he proposed, he's done. Otherwise, don't complain when you wind up with fire-breathing, car crushing robots at your reception with x-box games available during cocktail hour.

How to Be the Best Bride Ever

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

You're getting married! When it comes to planning this wedding, remember that you got this. After all, what could possibly be stressful for a bride-to-be? Sure, there are lots of decisions, but it's nothing you can't handle.

6 Stressful Things You Can Totally Cut Out Of Wedding Planning

BRIDES | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

It's totally normal to feel like your to-do list is too long to tackle.

Life Between Curfews and Kids

Margaret Marshall | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

The subsequent years can bring childbirth, raising children, and your kids departing for college, leaving you feeling lonely. Some adults find they are single again later in life. Life is full of changes. We need to learn the coping skills so food does not become your companion during sad, stressful, or happy times, and alcohol does not become your self-confidence.

Should You Change Your Name After Marriage -- And Again After Divorce?

Nell Kathleen Gibbon | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Nell Kathleen Gibbon

Giving up my name felt akin to giving up a room of my own, something Virginia Woolf had taught me not to do. But my sense of tradition and my need to please turned on Virginia Woolf that day. I walked out as Nell Kathleen Gibbon.

7 Ways Real Brides Can Save Money On Their Wedding

Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

The phrase “till death do us part” has many implications -- like committing yourself to someone forever, merging bank accounts with that person in...

8 Times You Should Say 'No' To The Dress

BRIDES | Posted 05.16.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

The signs you've found the perfect wedding dress are impossible to miss, but not every dress can be The One.

Bride Walks Out Of Wedding After Groom Fails Her Math Test

AP | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weddings

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday. The ...

This Wedding Dress Was Grown From Fungus (Yes, Fungus)

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weddings

Would you wear a wedding dress grown from fungus? One bride protested the excess of single-use wedding dresses by growing her own gown for $40 in a fe...

Wedding Planning: Managing the Runaway Train

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

People are just excited and everyone wants to hear planning details. Let others know that you are taking your time and will begin the planning process as soon as you're ready.

10 Pieces Of Retro Marital Advice That Have No Place In The Modern Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

After getting engaged, couples are generally inundated with a barrage of marital advice. And while it's all delivered with good intentions, sometimes ...

The Ugly Side of Wedding Planning

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 04.19.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

If you're planning a wedding you'll likely encounter some of the obstacles that are inevitable along the way. But at least now you can enter the race with some training under your belt. I'll be on the sidelines, cheering you on.

Brides Reveal Their Biggest Fears About Marriage

BRIDES | Posted 04.11.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

By Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES Photo: Getty Images Everyone always says that getting married is one of the best days of your life (and it is!), but ...

10 Corners You Should Never Cut When Planning A Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Sure, you might be super close with someone that has DJ'd a few parties, and maybe you do like the idea of your cousin as your officiant. Trust us, keep your friends and family as guests at your wedding and not as vendors.

The Secret To Amazing Wedding Photos

Bre Thurston | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Bre Thurston

I've been a wedding photographer for 5 years. I've photographed young couples, old couples, straight couples, gay couples, Christian couples, Jewish couples, affluent couples, budget couples, and yet one thing remains the same. People are most beautiful when they laugh.

This Is What True, Lasting Love Looks Like

Linda S. Haase | Posted 03.09.2015 | Weddings
Linda S. Haase

True love is what's left after the candles have burned out, the roses have died and the chocolates are gone.

10 Wedding Dresses We Love For Under $1,000

BRIDES | Posted 03.08.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of dresses that cut cost, not style.