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So You Need Help With Your Wedding. Here's How To Get It

Amber Harrison | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

You just said yes and are basking in the glow of your new sparkler when you have a wedding to plan! Planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking, so don't go at it alone.

7 Ways Real Brides Can Save Money On Their Wedding

Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

The phrase “till death do us part” has many implications -- like committing yourself to someone forever, merging bank accounts with that person in...

Entrepreneurs: Tessa Kahoun, AZ's Foremost Wedding Planner

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weddings
Johnathan Cardillo

Well, one day, I was telling a co-worker how I was helping a friend plan her wedding and she said, "Tessa, why don't you just do that full-time? Didn't you work in events before?"

10 Questions To Ask Each Other Before Getting Married

Em & Lo | Posted 05.24.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

These 10 questions are things you should ask each other in order to have a more harmonious, fulfilling marriage together. The answers to these questions shouldn't be deal-breakers -- but knowing the answers to these questions should help make you a better spouse.

Advice for Introverted Brides

Claire Enston | Posted 05.24.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

How do you cope with planning an event that is going to make you the centre of attention when you are a self confessed introvert? When you would happily stay at home in your own little world rather than venture out.

50+ Vintage-Inspired Dresses For Brides Who Love All Things Retro

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.23.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Blast from the past -- retro-inspired wedding dresses are everywhere right now!

How to Reveal Your Best White for Your Wedding Dress

Carol Brailey | Posted 05.20.2015 | Weddings
Carol Brailey

The summer wedding season is fast approaching. If you are one of the many brides who will be getting married this upcoming summer and are still seeking your optimal wedding dress -- do you know which shade of white gives off your best?

Choosing Your Wedding Hashtag

Kristen Green | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Green

Hashtags work best when they're short and easy to spell. Because one little typo affects the hashtag's searchability, make it easy for your guests. If your new last name requires a Facebook search for the proper spelling, consider using first names instead.

6 Un-Lame and Alcohol Free Groomsmen Gifts

Dana Holmes | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
Dana Holmes

A lot of groomsmen gifts are so horribly lame or seem to always encourage more drinking. And, I don't know of many groomsmen who need help finding ways or reasons to drink more.

Trend Alert! From Rainbow Brite to Rainbow Brides, Life is Getting Colorful!

Evey Rosenbloom | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weddings
Evey Rosenbloom

Rainbows are reaching new heights! As a wedding dress designer, and stylist for, I'm seeing more and more brides looking for colorful dresses, rainbow shoes, even colorful veils.

2 Thumbs Up! But Does It Really Matter?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.

5 Ways To Make Your Wedding As Magical As Cinderella's

Amber Harrison | Posted 05.10.2015 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

With the new Cinderella movie making its debut later this week, it seems like there are ball gowns, pumpkins and princes everywhere. If you've been drifting off to Storybook Land, here are a few ways you can make your big day a little more magical.

Why Maybe I Should NOT Have Taken My Wife's Last Name

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 05.10.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I intended the article to be a sweet little love story, but it certainly hit a nerve bigger than the sciatic. And I get it. The decision whether to take your spouse's last name, keep yours, combine both or pick a new one entirely is an important one.

5 Times You Really Should Take Your Engagement Ring Off

BRIDES | Posted 01.18.2016 | Weddings

He liked it so he put a ring on it, and now you don't want to take said ring off? We completely understand.

What You Must Include In Your Wedding Weekend Welcome Bag

Tracie Domino | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

The actual makeup of what you gift your arriving guests can vary greatly based on your budget, but with access to such a wide range of resources today, welcome bags are now accessible for all budgets. Plan for these and your guests will be incredibly appreciative.

5 Tips For Surviving Wedding Season As A Bridesmaid

Joanne Barken | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

Wedding season is just around the corner. While brides and grooms obviously have a lot of planning to do, all of you bridesmaids out there have your work cut out for you as well! Don't let that overwhelm you though. Yes, it's an important task and requires some dedication, but it doesn't have to be stressful!

Who Pays for What?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There is an old saying that you should always remember: "He who has the gold, makes the rules." Basically, if the parents are writing the checks, they are also writing the rules.

15 Weird Questions Brides Were Actually Asked Before The Wedding

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.06.2015 | Weddings

The weeks leading up to the wedding can be crazy -- stress levels are high, money is low and free time is all but non-existent. On top of that, th...

Only You Can Let Bad Weather Ruin Your Wedding Day

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be lucky. It's a symbol of fertility, of new starts, unity and renewal. Some say it's supposed to represent the last tears the bride will shed for the rest of her life, but those of us who are married know that one is bunk.

These Wedding Ideas Are Like A Breath Of Fresh Spring Air

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.03.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

After the long, frigid days of winter, these sun-kissed ceremony setups, centerpieces and details are like a welcome burst of fresh air.

How Being A Bride Taught Me To Be A Better Wedding Guest

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 04.30.2015 | Weddings
Caitlyn Becker

We've all been guilty of being a sucky guest at one time or another (myself included) but here is a sure-fire way to never be that person again.

Banish Wedding Planning Stress With This Alternative Checklist

Claire Enston | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE a Pinterest board and some vintage bunting. But, when your focus becomes solely about the material side of the day? That is when the sweetest of brides to be can start morphing into a fire-breathing Bridezilla.

Carnegie Hall Wants To Host Your Iconic New York City Wedding

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings

Between the Plaza Hotel and New York Public Library, midtown Manhattan is filled with some iconic New York City wedding locations. Now, the recently e...

Do You Need Wedding Insurance? Check Out What the Numbers Say

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.28.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I've often been asked about the value of purchasing "wedding insurance" by my clients. My honest answer was always that if you are the type of person who buys insurance every time you buy a plane ticket, then you probably should investigate and consider investing in insurance for your wedding if it will make you feel more secure.

10 Things Every Guest Expects At Your Wedding

Melanie Nolan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Melanie Nolan

When planning a wedding it is so easy to get caught up in all the glamour, fashion and photo's that sometimes you forget you are actually hosting an event for 100+ people!