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The Biggest Question Facing Brides And 'Maids

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

It's no secret that planning a wedding is a very expensive undertaking for the bride and groom. But being in a wedding isn't easy on the pocketbook ei...

If You Think a Bridesmaid Is Going to Cause Drama, Dump the Bridesmaid

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I just heard a horrible story from a girlfriend of mine who is getting married in five weeks. Her sister-in-law (not her future SIL, her brother's wi...

What to Do When the Maid of Honor Totally Drops the Ball

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.11.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You know your best friend best. If she can barely pack herself to go on a weekend escape and never gets anywhere on time, you may have unrealistic expectations of her.

25 Ways To Throw An Awesome Bachelorette Party

Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide Tasked with throwing an epic bachelorette party? Before you hit "send" on that group email, polling ...

6 Wedding Party Gifting Dos and Don'ts

Chris Easter | Posted 07.28.2013 | Weddings
Chris Easter

Your wedding party has rented tuxes, bought dresses, traveled and arranged pre-wedding parties in honor of your big day. To thank them appropriately, it's customary to present gifts. To help prep you for this process, here's a list of list of do's and don'ts to take into consideration.

5 Tips for Single Moms to Survive the Plus-One Wedding Season

Kerri Zane | Posted 07.23.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

June is the start of wedding season and the biggest month for couples to say "I do." For those of us who receive a bevy of wedding invites, but seriously lacking a steady party date, the plus one season can feel a lot like dodging emotional landmines.

Why Being a Pregnant Bridesmaid Is Awesome | Posted 04.08.2013 | Weddings

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I’m a bridesmaid in my brother-in-law’s wedding that is approaching this spring. I have known my husband’s b...

The Worst Thing A Bridesmaid Can Do

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.02.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Bridesmaids dropping out at the last minute freak out my brides. It really, truly causes a void for them that I can't fix - and I hate that.

Is It Ever OK To NOT Serve Alcohol At A Wedding? | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weddings

When we posted a recent lunchtime poll on open vs cash bars vs booze-free weddings, little did we know how shaken, stirred and generally muddled-up ou...

The #1 Etiquette Rule Brides Shouldn't Break

Carly Cylinder | Posted 02.09.2013 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

You start planning out the wedding weekend in your head. But then, the invite never comes. But, but, you've been invited to the bridal shower or bachelorette party, or maybe even both! Awkward? Yes. Tacky? Yes. So now what?

How To Tell A Friend She's NOT Your Bridesmaid

Summer McLane | Posted 12.17.2012 | Weddings
Summer McLane

You know when you have a best friend but then you realize that they're YOUR best friend but you're not THEIR best friend? That happened to me a few years ago.

What Brides Should Never Do

Posted 10.18.2012 | Weddings

Celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss modern wedding etiquette. The planner had some strong words for...

American Bachelorette

Natalie Rinn | Posted 12.16.2012 | Weddings
Natalie Rinn

I recently sat in a hotel suite in downtown Philadelphia sipping a pre-mixed cocktail called "Kinky" from a straw shaped like an erect penis. It was my future sister-in-law's surprise bachelorette weekend and I was out of my element.

In Defense Of The Worst Bride Ever

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 12.08.2012 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Here's a summary of every response I've seen to the bride who penned the message: "What a psycho bitch!" While I can't defend the power-trippy, condescending tone of the note, this woman isn't quite the nightmare people are painting her as.

Why I Had 9 Bridesmaids (And You Should Too)

Juliet Izon | Posted 12.06.2012 | Weddings
Juliet Izon

It's arguably the most important question you'll ever ask. You've probably spent hours deliberating on the best way to phrase it, where to ask her and how to keep it a surprise. And while it's understandable to be a little nervous, you'll know she'll say yes; after all, she is your best friend.

Is A Wedding Rehearsal Really That Crucial?

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.14.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Here are five tips to help make your wedding rehearsal as productive as possible. After all, if you're going to go through the motions, you might as well get something out of it other than just torturing your long-suffering wedding planner.

Retro Songs That All Your Wedding Guests Will Love

DJ Shakee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Weddings
DJ Shakee

While it probably goes without saying that 70's, 80's and 90's songs can mix seamlessly with current pop and top 40 music, with technology making things so accessible, you can even find remixes of music from the 50's and 60's that will fit into your set just as well!

The Selfish Thing I Did On My Friend's Wedding Day

Amanda Chatel | Posted 10.20.2012 | Weddings
Amanda Chatel

There was one glitch in this new-found fancy job that had me in daily contact with some of the most famous designers in the world: I would have to choose between Holly's wedding and Fashion Week.

PHOTOS: See Who Got Married This Weekend

Posted 07.16.2012 | Weddings

This week, our readers sent in photos of weddings held in a wide variety of locations, including rustic spaces -- such as a farmers' market, a backyar...

PHOTOS: See Who Got Married This Weekend

Posted 07.09.2012 | Weddings

This week, couples from the Jersey Shore to North Carolina battled record-breaking heat on their Big Days. But they certainly didn't let the high temp...

PHOTOS: See Who Got Married This Weekend

Posted 07.05.2012 | Weddings

This week's edition of "Real Weddings" features couples who tied the knot over the weekend and on the mid-week Fourth of July holiday in locations fro...

My Path To Wardrobe Perfection As A 'Bridesman'

Daniel Musto | Posted 08.30.2012 | Weddings
Daniel Musto

It's that defining moment in a man's life when his best girlfriend chooses to go against society's rules and asks him to be in her wedding... on HER side of the altar.

PHOTOS: See Who Got Married This Weekend

Posted 06.25.2012 | Weddings

This week, HuffPost readers watched friends and family members wed in locales from Vieques Island to Tiburon, Calif. to Turks and Caicos. Click th...

PHOTOS: See Who Got Married This Weekend

Posted 06.18.2012 | Weddings

This week, we received wedding photos from a variety of people involved in the nuptials: brides, grooms, members of the bridal party -- even an offici...

The Wedding Party Pitfalls Mature Brides Need To Know

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 07.08.2012 | Weddings
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

One of the many wonderful things about being a mature bride is you can have the wedding and the bridal party you want. There is only one bride at the wedding and that's you!