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How to Plan a Wedding When You Don't Believe in Having One

Miranda Sam | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weddings
Miranda Sam

Would you consider yourself a typical bride? If you get sick at the idea of taking a loan out for your wedding, or feel that diamond rings are more marketing gimmick than romantic symbol, consider yourself a practical anti-Pinterest bride.

Weeding Out Your Wedding Nightmares

Liz Coopersmith | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings
Liz Coopersmith

The recurring wedding nightmare I hear about, over and over again, is that none of your guests are having a good time. They hate the food, they're not dancing, they're not talking to each other, they're ignoring the candy buffett/photo booth/chocolate fountain.

24 Smart Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding, According To Thrifty Brides

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Weddings

With the average cost of a wedding at an all-time high, brides- and grooms-to-be are likely looking for easy ways to trim the budget without sac...

Beware of Wedding Vendors Who Claim They Can Provide All Services

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.22.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You can either be a wedding planner, or a minister, or a caterer, or an innkeeper, or the DJ, or the florist, or a travel agent, or a photographer, or a hairstylist -- but you cannot do more than one of these jobs effectively at the same wedding.

4 Gorgeous Ways To Bring The Outside Into Your Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 07.10.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

While an outdoor wedding is a beautiful idea, it isn't always practical,

Tips to Have the Best Bridal Shower Ever

Leila Lewis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

After having a bridal shower of my own, attending many of my friends' showers, and admiring inspiration from others, I have a few tips in my book for throwing the best bridal shower.

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.

7 Fun Ideas For Your 'Something Borrowed'

Natasha Burton | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Something borrowed is arguably the hardest of the four "somethings" to find for your big day. On the one hand, you'd like the item you borrow to be meaningful, but you also don't want to borrow something that's so valuable to the person you're getting it from that you spend your wedding worried about losing it.

5 Tricks for Making Your Wedding Different From All the Rest

Renee Strauss | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

After you've attended a number of weddings, you might start realizing that many of them look and feel the same. Sure, they celebrate different couples, have different colors, and be made up of different guests, but the general outline of events and logistics may seem very similar.

Here's What Not To Do When Planning A Wedding

The Knot | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

From the moment you get engaged, it seems everyone has some wedding know-how to share. A lot of these tips are helpful; some are borderline disastrous.

5 Steps To Being A Better Husband

David Reyes | Posted 06.06.2015 | Weddings
David Reyes

I'm not here to tell you husbands are bad and wives are good. What I am saying is that in order to work on a relationship, you must first look at yourself.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weddings
Jacqueline Whitmore

When it comes to invitation and RSVP etiquette, it's often times confusing for the happy couple and their guests. What is the proper protocol?

How To Be The Worst Wedding Guest Ever In 10 Easy Steps

Kathrine Conroy | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weddings
Kathrine Conroy

Wedding etiquette is always changing, but there is usually more of a focus on etiquette on the part of the couple getting married: how to word invitations, how to address envelopes, etc. It's easy to forget that guests have to mind their manners, too.

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.

5 Things for New Moms to Give Their Husbands

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Your husband cannot read your mind. He doesn't know that you wanted him to pick up dinner from the Thai restaurant on the corner because you've been pacing the kitchen all afternoon with a fussy baby.

What I Learned About My Marriage On The Dance Floor

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

Marriage, like dancing, can be very hard to do well and takes practice. It's terrifying when you are doing something you thought you knew how to do -- only to find you might actually know nothing at all.

15 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To A Bride

Bridal Guide | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

While planning a wedding is something that you may have dreamt about and looked forward to doing for most of your life, it can also be a very stressfu...

5 Ways To Win At Being A Bridesmaid

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

No matter how much you think you are prepared, NO ONE informs you of the deer-in-headlights impulse that instinctively occurs the second those church doors open and you are sent on your own down the Aisle of Judgment.

The Holidays vs. Your Wedding

Liz Coopersmith | Posted 02.04.2015 | Weddings
Liz Coopersmith

Two weeks before Thanksgiving, I found out that the current number of Mrs. Coopersmiths would soon be increased by one -- my husband's little brother got engaged. Yay! But then I looked at the calendar again and frowned. Two weeks before Thanksgiving. Seven weeks before New Years.

This Is What Goes Through The Head Of A Random Plus-One At A Wedding

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Weddings

Getting asked to be someone's date to a wedding is awesome -- you get to dress up, dance, drink and eat cake on someone else's dime. But it can als...

19 Pieces Of Wedding Advice From Married People Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weddings

They say hindsight is 20/20 and that's certainly true when it comes to wedding planning. When you're in the thick of it, it's easy to get bogged do...

Lessons From My Two Imperfect Weddings

Joy Page Manuel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Weddings
Joy Page Manuel

This week I celebrated my wedding anniversary. My 'other' wedding anniversary for the year, is what I call it. You see, I married the same person twice; one was a civil ceremony, while the other, a church (Catholic) ceremony. And neither one was perfect.

'Do We Have to Invite Plus Ones to Our Wedding?'

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 12.21.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

While the rules of etiquette are slightly flexible on inviting 'plus ones' for single friends who aren't in serious relationships, they are rigid when it comes to inviting the spouses and live-in partners of guests.

Wedding Tattoos Are Becoming the Hottest New Wedding Trend

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.21.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's important to remember that a tattoo -- even a wedding tattoo -- is a permanent thing (unless you end up divorced and spend a lot of money to have it later removed). To choose something that you're not both in love with is a horrible idea and something one of you may likely regret.

9 Pieces Of Advice Married Couples Wish They Had Known On Their Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Weddings

No one wants to live their life in the world of "shoulda, coulda, woulda" -- especially when it comes to something as important as getting married. ...