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How to Give the Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings
Elizabeth Rider

Wedding season brings (bridal) shower season and it's time to break free from the norm and shower your bride with the best gift at the party.

These Bridal Photos Of 'Bearded Dame' Harnaam Kaur Are Simply Stunning

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women

  When bridal blogger Kat Williams saw photos of Harnaam Kaur, she knew she had to feature them on her site.  Kaur has Polycystic Ovary...

Keeping the Wedding Planning Simple and Loving it

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Dana Laquidara

Recently, I went with my daughter to find her wedding dress. She had to make an appointment. That's how it works in the wedding market. There was going to be no such thing as just showing up and browsing the dresses ourselves, God forbid.

3 Ways To Be More 'Bride' And Less 'Zilla'

Raquel Kelley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

Some claim that you don't see a person's true colors until you start planning your wedding. Most of the time dealing with all of the personalities is much harder than dealing with the actual planning itself. For some reason, I've found that weddings have a way of turning even the most mild-mannered, normal human beings into Gary Busey.

9 Things To Consider When Choosing Bridesmaids

BRIDES | Posted 06.18.2015 | 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.

7 Tips for Being a Good Bridesmaid from "Bridesmaids"

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

You've all seen the movie Bridesmaids. The tea party bridal shower with the giant cookie, and Kristen Wiig's meltdown scene is the thing that sticks with me the most. Weddings can get extremely stressful for the wedding party, since a lot of the responsibility in making the bride feel special rests on them.

It Ain't Easy Being an in-Law

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Any family relationship is complex, but in-law relationships are particularly difficult because they have the obligations and expectations of family without the benefits of intimacy, comfort, and support.

My Wedding Was My Inspiration, But I Lost 40 Pounds For Me

Casey Dembowski | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weddings
Casey Dembowski

It's easy to call me a fitness fanatic bride and be done with it. But losing all that weight was never my goal -- and I didn't "do it for the wedding." I just did it for me.

A Special Message for June Brides: It's Not Too Late to Say 'I Don't'

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

No matter how many non-refundable deposits have been put down, or how many folks have flown across the country, or how epic your reception is going to be, it's not too late to call off the wedding.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 ...