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FYI You Can Hire Dapper Llamas To Attend Your Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 04.26.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Alexis Hobbs. Save the drama for a llama on your wedding day. No, really! For brides getting married in the Portland, Oregon, or Vanco...

You'll Wish You Scored An Invite To This State Fair-Themed Wedding

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.07.2017 | Weddings

Texas sure knows how to throw a good party. On March 25, Evan and Melissa Tate of Rockwall, Texas hosted a huge state fair-themed wedding reception at...

J.K. Rowling Would Be Impressed With This Harry Potter-Themed Wedding

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.05.2017 | Weddings

Wedding days are almost always magical, but even more so when they’re Harry Potter-themed. Cindy and Matthew recently shared photos from their wizar...

My Mom Gave Me The Best Wedding Gift Of All, And It Didn't Cost A Dime

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich Rockman | Posted 03.31.2017 | Weddings

There’s a piece of advice my mom gave me before my wedding ― long before I was engaged, even. I’ve passed the wisdom on to other friends who mar...

This 'Game Of Thrones' Wedding Shoot Even Had A Real-Life Dire Wolf

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.25.2017 | Weddings

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to weddings. Nevertheless, brides and grooms can sti...

You Can Now Honeymoon At The Actual Castle That Inspired Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'

BRIDES | Posted 03.23.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Jamie Cuccinelli. It’s a tale as old as time — much like you and your fiancé (if Belle and her prince met on Tinder or a college ...

5 Insider Tips For Shaving Your Wedding Budget, From A Wedding Planner

BRIDES | Posted 03.23.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Sandy Malone. One of the most common questions I’m asked is if I have “insider” secrets about how to shave money from a wedding ...

What I Learned In My First Year Of Marriage

BRIDES | Posted 04.04.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW. “The number-one thing I learned is being married is different than just being in a relationship. I had dat...

6 Ways To Incorporate Legal Marijuana Into Your Wedding Day

BRIDES | Posted 03.23.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Wendy Rose Gould. Not only is it now legal to recreationally use marijuana in some states, incorporating cannabis into weddings has be...

5 Wedding Dresses We Love Under $1,000

BRIDES | Posted 04.04.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Hillary Hoffower. With average wedding costs reaching well over $30,000, we don't blame you for wanting to keep your wedding-dress bud...

Prepare To Be Enchanted By This 'Beauty and the Beast' Wedding Shoot

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.14.2017 | Weddings

Be our (wedding) guest! The much-anticipated live-action “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson is set to be released on Friday. But if you s...

There’s Actually A Good Reason Why Weddings Cost So Damn Much

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.09.2017 | Weddings

Every so often, a news outlet will come out with an investigative report, claiming they have proved that the wedding markup ― this idea that vendors...

This Couple Got Married On A Sandbar In The Middle Of The Caribbean Sea

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.07.2017 | Weddings

Bride Susana Zamos and her groom Jovany had dreamed of getting married in the middle of the ocean, but their original wedding planners promptly shot d...

10 Things I Heard Way Too Many Times After I Got Engaged

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Sanders | Posted 02.17.2017 | Weddings

Like a lot of women in serious relationships, I fantasized about planning my wedding before I was engaged. I love event planning, DIY projects, design...

The Difference Between A Wedding Planner And Venue Coordinator

Summer McLane | Posted 03.01.2017 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Alright ladies, let’s talk about the differences between venue coordinators and wedding planners. As a wedding planner, one of my biggest pet peeves...

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Stop Dating During Your Engagement

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.20.2017 | Weddings
Liz Higgins

You’re engaged. Yay! Queue the long hours of planning, the sleepless nights of worrying, and the preparation of what might be the biggest event you ...

5 Things to Consider When Planning a Destination Wedding Abroad

Elsie Storm | Posted 02.10.2017 | Weddings
Elsie Storm

While it may seem straightforward to just pick a date for your destination wedding and go with it, there's quite a bit to consider when choosing the b...

How To Save on Wedding Flowers

Carly Cylinder | Posted 02.10.2017 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

During the past few years I've noticed couples willing to spend more money on their wedding flowers because budgets have gotten bigger or the flowers ...

These Are The Craziest Wedding Moments We've Ever Heard

BRIDES | Posted 02.06.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Erin Celletti. Anyone who has ever been to a wedding knows that sometimes, things happen. It's actually more likely than not, given th...

6 Things You Cannot Ask Your Wedding Planner to Do, According To The Pros

BRIDES | Posted 02.09.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Jaimie Schoen.Let's put it this way, they are not your personal assistant or your pet chaperone. A wedding planner often seems like a...

10 Best Places To Shop For Affordable Wedding Dresses

Allure | Posted 01.31.2017 | Weddings

For Allure, by Kristen Bateman. Getting ready for your big day is stressful enough, so why spend your entire paycheck on a dress you’ll probably on...

Deals and Discounts... Should You be Asking Your Wedding Vendors for a Discount?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.23.2017 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I'm friends with pretty much all of my wedding vendors on FaceBook, and recently, a fellow vendor posted about how it's almost inescapable for...

13 Real Brides Share Their Best-Ever Wedding Advice

PureWow | Posted 01.30.2017 | Weddings

No matter how much planning goes into your wedding, some things you can only learn after you say “I do.” So we asked real brides (who shall remain...

6 Things Every 20-Something Bride Needs To Know

BRIDES | Posted 01.17.2017 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Sandy Malone. There are things every bride and groom should know, and then there are wedding planning tips that are specific to couple...

'Something Old' -- Eleven Ideas From the Mother of the Bride

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.10.2017 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As the mother of the bride with lots of years to her credit (my past reaches deep into the twentieth century), I'm feelin...