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The Top 10 Wedding Trends Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Rachel W. Miller for Lover.ly As we look back on another year gone by,...

The First Three Things You Should Do to Pre-Plan Your Wedding Before You Announce the Date

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's too early to announce the date and location of your wedding before you've got things all locked down. Just because you have written down your wish list, doesn't mean that it will have the slightest resemblance to a real wedding budget when it all comes down to it.

What the Bride Wants, the Bride Gets -- Wedding Planners Don't Make the Big Decisions

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.15.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst some about WHO makes the decisions and choices for the wedding events. The clients choose the venue, the lighting, the food, the beverages, the music and pretty much everything else you can think of.

How to Not Ruin Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

The DJ cut off your favorite song right before your favorite part? That's okay. Dance to the next song.

5 Best Pieces of Advice for Newly Engaged Couples

Stacie Martin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings
Stacie Martin

Wedding planning is a good lesson in trust, compromise and learning to lean on each other for the soon to be married couple. When challenges arise, remember that your finance is there to help and support you.

Confessions of a Superstitious Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Now let me be clear -- I do not push these superstitions on my clients. If anything I shy away from showing how weird I am to those who are paying me.

The Question You Should Never Ask Couples This Holiday Season

Posted 11.28.2013 | Weddings

By Rachel W. Miller for Lover.ly As families everywhere gather together for the holidays, it's likely that you'll find yourself making small talk w...

15 Money-Saving Tricks From Real Brides

Bridal Guide | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

With weddings becoming more and more expensive — according to CostofWedding.com, U.S. couples spend an average of $25,656 on their big day, and that...

The Ultimate Guide To Wedding Day Facial Hair

Bridal Guide | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

In honor of Movember, -- we've gathered some photos of handsome grooms who rocked facial hair at their wedding, from barely-there to the whole shebang.

The Cost Brides Really Should Cover For Their 'Maids

Posted 10.28.2013 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

9 Awkward Wedding Situations You'll Eventually Find Yourself In

Tiana Brown | Posted 12.24.2013 | Weddings
Tiana Brown

Everyone has that uncle/aunt/cousin/friend/sibling that drinks too much at weddings and gets out of hand. If you don't have one, don't worry. I bet your fiancé does! This is kind of hard to avoid.

Avoid Ring Disasters - Protect Your Wedding Rings from Your Dog and Your Garbage Disposal

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

So you have a beautiful engagement ring, or maybe you've even got the wedding ring too by the time you're reading this... don't stop reading. This advice isn't just for newly engaged couples!

The A-Z Guide To Planning Your Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 12.01.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Your head might start spinning as you ponder the difference between an escort card and a place card. Relax -- here are all the basics you'll need to help you pull together a memorable wedding.

Everything You Need To Know About Planning A Second Wedding

Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce

Courtesy of Bridal Guide Remarrying? Worried about doing it "right"? Here's everything you need to know. Planning your second wedding should be ...

7 Things No One Warns You About Your Wedding Day

Posted 09.27.2013 | Weddings

Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. You can read every article in every bridal magazine, every Q&A or checklist on wedding webs...

8 Wedding Disasters...And What We Can Learn From Them

Posted 09.23.2013 | Weddings

By Gabriella Rello for Bridal Guide As any bride-to-be will tell you, planning a wedding is no cakewalk! According to a recent survey of Bridal Gui...

Wedding Experts Reveal Their Best Cost-Cutting Secrets

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Ask yourself: What are my top three dream elements? Is the food most important? The band? The dress? Craft your budget around what you know you want, to splurge there and cut back on some things that aren't as important?

Dog-Friendly Weddings: B.Y.O.Dog?

Katie Preston Toepfer | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Katie Preston Toepfer

Dogs are increasingly becoming important members of the bridal party at weddings. And to me, this trend completely makes sense. But what about weddings where the guests are encouraged to bring their own four-legged entourage with them?

Wedding Vendors' Top 16 Pieces Of Advice

Carly Cylinder | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

Whether you're planning your own wedding, helping plan someone else's, or are just plain interested in the field, these tips will be sure to help you for years to come! So lets find out what the experts had to say about each of their fields!

10 Ideas For An Aviation-Themed Wedding

Posted 09.06.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Maybe it's the idea of your love arriving on a jet plane, but there's something about air travel that is just so roma...

Seeing Eye-to-Eye

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.30.2013 | Women
Janet Blair Page

I'll let you in on a secret: People without any dreams or aspirations usually aren't as interesting as those with a sense of purpose.

12 Wedding Etiquette Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

Posted 03.10.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen O’Gorman Klein for Bridal Guide Wedding etiquette is a tricky subject. Even if you think you're following all of the "rules," it's eas...

Why You Might Want To Consider Writing Your Own Vows

Posted 08.22.2013 | Weddings

While many couples choose to recite standard wedding vows -- for example, "To have and to hold, 'til death do us part" -- some couples opt to write t...

The Truth About Day-Of Wedding Planners

Denise Oliveira | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

If you thought that "Are you hiring a wedding planner?" was a "Yes" or "No" question, think again. There is a happy medium between hiring a full-service planner and winging it all on your own, and that is the day-of coordinator.

Confessions From 'Professional' Bridesmaids

Bridal Guide | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

By: Stefania Sainato After a wedding-fueled summer, Bridal Guide staffers couldn't help but wonder what it's like to be a bridesmaid not just...