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3 Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Use

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

Choosing the right gifts for your bridesmaids can be a difficult task. You want to say "thanks for all of your help and support" but you are also keeping an eye on that wedding budget.

The Craziest Conversation You'll Ever Read Between A Bride And Guest

Glamour | Posted 12.04.2013 | Weddings

The batsh*t crazy keeps on coming: I just got an email from a frustrated wedding guest -- we'll call her Gretchen -- who is currently in school and recently lost her job and hasn't gotten around to giving her childhood friend (whom we'll call Brandy) a wedding gift.

What No One Ever Tells You About What It Takes to Run a Bridal Salon

Renee Strauss | Posted 12.03.2013 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

The bridal industry -- and everything related to it -- is like no other. Because many people love weddings for their romance and their beauty, there are a lot of professionals who want to enter the business, particularly the wedding dress business.

The Top 5 Things That Drive Brides Nuts

Stacie Martin | Posted 12.02.2013 | Weddings
Stacie Martin

When planning a wedding, brides have a multitude of challenges to face. I surveyed a group of recent brides and below are the top issues that drove them nuts during the wedding planning process.

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.

The Absolute Worst Part About Wedding Season

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.30.2013 | Comedy

Through the power of '60s girl group music, comedian Bridgid Ryan captures the turmoil involved in the daunting task of finding a wedding date. T...

You'd Better Think of This When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

G.E. Masana | Posted 11.28.2013 | Weddings
G.E. Masana

When it comes to photographing weddings don't make the mistake many make of thinking the only consideration regarding the photographer you hire is going to be about the photography.

Lance Bass Reveals 'Over The Top' Wedding Plans

Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings

Lance Bass may only be a month into his engagement, but he's already thinking about wedding plans. Bass and his fiance, Michael Turchin, talked to ...

Wedding Dress Design [Uncensored]

Ariane Fisher | Posted 11.27.2013 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

You've waited for this day your whole life. Not the wedding. Not the proposal. No, no. You've dreamed for years about the very first time you try on wedding dresses. You've invited all your besties, maybe even Mom and Dad.

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...

6 Weddings Instagram Accounts You Aren't Following (But Should Be)

Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weddings

With so many amazing wedding Instagram accounts to choose from, it's hard to know if you're following the right ones. Some are givens -- BHLDN, Jose V...

9 Wedding Bummers You're Not Allowed To Freak Out About

The Knot | Posted 11.26.2013 | Weddings
The Knot

You want to exchange vows on top of a mountain in the middle of Montana or hand-make everything including the soy candles? But all those personal and untraditional choices sometimes come with their own setbacks.

The Ultimate Wedding Day Battle: Priest vs. Photographer

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

If it's true that we put our money where our mouth is, then for many American couples, weddings aren't about the spirituality. In other words, the priority of our society -- when it comes to weddings, at least -- is on the material things, not the spiritual ones.

Is the Mason Jar Over?

Jove Meyer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Weddings
Jove Meyer

Although Mason jars have definitely had their moment, they are not going away anytime soon. Couples are now just getting more creative with how they use them and are finding some amazing ways to upgrade them in their weddings.

Resourceful Bride: How to Book Your Venue

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 11.24.2013 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

So, you looked at a few venues online and you have bookmarked a few of your favorites. You think you know where you want to get married, but how do you get the ball rolling? Who do you contact?

This Wedding Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.24.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Last December, San Jose, CA hairstylist, Jen Bulik, received the worst news possible and was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She and her boyfriend of six years, Jeff Lang, a yoga instructor, decided to marry as soon as possible.

Resourceful Bride: Choosing the Shoe That's Right for You

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 11.23.2013 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

For the bride who spends her work days in clogs or flats or the tomboy bride who hasn't worn high heels since Junior Prom, choosing footwear for your wedding day can feel a bit overwhelming.

Thinking of Getting Engaged? Sometimes a Good Book Can Be a Good Friend

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.23.2013 | Weddings
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As a therapist practicing since 1995, one of the most common requests I receive is for a good book about marriage. This request is especially common among newly engaged couples and people who are struggling to decide whether to marry their current partner.

5 Things No One Tells You About Getting Married

Raquel Kelley | Posted 11.20.2013 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

And in the end, all of those fairy tales we've read as brides have caused us to build castles that only crumble. But if you go into any situation with a more realistic perspective, you can say forget the fairytale -- I'll write my own story.

Surviving a Groomzilla

Stacie Martin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Weddings
Stacie Martin

Like bridezillas, groomzillas can be emotionally tied to their opinions being heard and of course implemented. If his opinions are not crossing over from dreams to reality, he can make the worst bridezilla look like a Sunday sweetheart.

The 10 Worst Crimes Wedding Guests Commit

Renee Strauss | Posted 11.20.2013 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

10. Hang around too late. Even if there's an afterparty that ends wee into the morning hours, at some point, the bride and groom want to have some alone time.

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?

15 Destination Wedding Invitations That Have The 'Wow' Factor

BRIDES | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weddings

If you're planning vows away from your home base, consider these exciting and unique stationery designs.

Breathtaking Philadelphia Ceremony Venues for $350

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

Back in the day, if you didn't want to get married in a church your options were pretty much limited to: city hall, an old firehouse, a cookie cutter hotel, or maybe a park.

Make-It-Work Wedding Moments That Take The Cake (Literally!)

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

The dress has been purchased, the colors are set, the invitations have been sent, and the DJ has been contracted. Just as you start to relax, it happens...