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When to Simply Say Thank You and Enjoy the Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.08.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The wedding guest should consider herself much-loved and fortunate to have gotten the invitation to stay at the wedding venue, and to accept it and enjoy it. While she certainly doesn't want to take advantage of a good friend, it would be very rude to insist on paying for her room at their daughter's wedding at this point, especially since she's already offered, and they've already declined.

What Is NOT the Bride's Privilege

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's the bride's privilege to ask her wedding party to dress a certain way for her wedding. It's tradition. She can tell them what jewelry and shoes to wear, too. She can even ask everybody to wear their hair up, or down, if she's super picky. But she absolutely, positively CANNOT ask anybody in her wedding party to alter their physical characteristics in any way.

Joining Your Friend's Wedding Party Without Going Broke

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.19.2016 | Weddings
Nathaniel Sillin

On one hand, it's a great honor and will create wonderful memories. On the other hand, you may need to budget some extra money for the unexpected expenses of this commitment.

Ask the Guru -- My Bridesmaid Is Planning Her Wedding One Month After Mine!

Tammy Eckert | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings
Tammy Eckert

First thing to do here is to be a good friend and talk to her about it, because you don't want to carry bitterness into your wedding day. Secondly, tell her you'll understand if she can't be as involved and you hope she understands the same for you.

Turns Out, It Costs More To Be A Groomsman Than A Bridesmaid

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.03.2016 | Weddings

When all is said and done, it turns out groomsmen shell out more on wedding duties than bridesmaids -- at least according to a survey of 1,005 people ...

Proof That Pets (All Kinds!) Make The Very Best Wedding Guests

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 03.24.2016 | Weddings

Who says your fur (or feather) baby shouldn't get an invite to your wedding, too? The latest issue of New York Weddings features couples who let their...

Groomsmen Pull Off A Killer Wedding Dance That Would Make 'N Sync Proud

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Weddings

Cole Peterson and Daniel Filippi put the "best" in best man. At their friends' Jeff Bangerter and Kelli Burbridge's wedding on March 5 in San Clemente...

How to Choose Your Bridesmaids

Leila Lewis | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

Don't feel obligated to have everyone you've ever known throughout your life in your wedding. Take some time and think about the women (or men) that are there for you when you need them the most.

10 Things a Wedding Planner Is Not

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

If you're a bride or a groom and searching for a wedding planner, here are a list of things that a planner probably won't be able to help you out with. And, if you are in a wedding party, or going to a wedding where a planner will be there, you should read this list too. Trust me.

5 Solid Reasons to Have a Joint Bridal Shower

Natasha Burton | Posted 09.05.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

When it comes to pre-wedding festivities, most brides are typically honored solo. However, there are some times when having a joint celebration with a...

14 Mixed Gender Wedding Parties That Beautifully Bucked Tradition

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weddings

It's 2015, folks, and we are of the firm belief that wedding traditions should be optional. That means your bridal party should be made up of anyone y...

Groomsmen Gone Wild: Epic Stories of Two Very Badly-Behaved Members of the Wedding Party

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.28.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Sometimes I think I've seen enough crazy to produce a TV show called "Wedding Guests Gone Wild," except watching my brides and grooms suffer through their friends' antics isn't entertaining for me.

My Ex Is My Best Friend. And I Was Man Of Honor At Her Wedding

Brian Mauleon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Weddings
Brian Mauleon

Most of them would have supported the idea if I was just the male best friend. But the college ex-boyfriend best friend? No way. I started to think that being Man of Honor was like winning the worst kind of second place.

9 Things To Consider When Choosing Bridesmaids

BRIDES | Posted 06.18.2016 | 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.

4 Ways To Be The Wedding Guest Brides And Grooms Love

Amber Harrison | Posted 05.22.2016 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Regardless of the situation, you can be sure that you don't want to be that guest! You know the one. Avoid anything that makes you the center of attention. It's never fun to have regrets the next morning.

6 Reasons To Forego A Bridal Party (Yes, We Mean It)

Natasha Burton | Posted 03.28.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

In planning each of our weddings, we realized that we actually didn't want to have a bridal party. And so we opted not to. Like many wedding traditions, this one is not for everyone -- and that's okay.

How To Pop The Question...To Your Bridesmaids

Amber Harrison | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Couples are getting increasingly creative with this wedding task, honoring friends and family in personal and meaningful ways. Looking for the perfect way to ask? Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

Tom Hardy Dressed As Bane Accidentally Crashed A Wedding One Time

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weddings

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, we bring you that one time Bane (played by Tom Hardy) accidentally crashed a wedding while filming "The Dark Knight Ri...

Ripping His Pants Was The Least Of This Groomsman's Worries

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Weddings

When posing for wedding photos, there are a few simple rules to keep in mind. For starters, don't accidentally kick another member of the wedding part...

To Be a Bridesmaid or Not

Susan Vernicek | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings
Susan Vernicek

As someone who has fulfilled the role of MOH, I've compiled a short list of tips to make the bachelorette party and bridal shower planning a smooth process.

11 Ways To Look White Hot At A Wedding

Posted 04.09.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Some say it's wrong for anyone but the bride to wear white at a wedding, but we say -- toss the rule book! White brid...

Just So You Know, Nobody Is 'Required' To Be A Bridesmaid

Posted 02.24.2014 | 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...

Do's and Don'ts for the Key Members of the Wedding Party

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I've seen the bride's grandfather pop the FoB in the nose at the reception. And I've seen bridesmaids who didn't like each other get into actual physical altercations.

This Dude Is The Saddest Little Groomsman We Ever Did See

Posted 02.07.2014 | Weddings

Gone are the days when couples must have corresponding numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen in the wedding party. It's totally acceptable for them to ...

This Is What Happened When DMX Crashed A Wedding Party

Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings

Wedding crashers are generally not a welcome sight to brides and grooms -- but if it's DMX who's crashing the nuptials, amazing videos like this happe...