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Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Sherri Kuhn

He says I still have that new bride smell. That man I exchanged I do's with almost 26 years ago... the man I promised to love and to cherish, to honor and cook for, and to continue to laugh at his potty humor until death do us part.

10 Ways To Cope With The Post-Wedding Blues

Posted 07.24.2013 | Weddings

As much as you may have complained about planning your wedding, the moment it's all over you might find yourself feeling more depressed than relieved....

How To Be A Stellar Wedding Guest

Martha Stewart Weddings | Posted 09.23.2013 | Weddings
Martha Stewart Weddings

Want to guarantee an invite to weddings beyond the one you're attending this weekend? Acting the part of a gracious, respectful guest is step one. Here's a cheat sheet for charming the bride and groom.

How Much Booze You Really Need At Your Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 09.21.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Get your booze clues here: what to serve, how much to spend and other toast-worthy tips. Photo Credit: Steve Steinhardt on Laura Hooper Calligraphy ...

30 Jaw-Dropping Wedding Gowns With Dramatic Backs

Bridal Guide | Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Whether it's during your vows or your first dance as husband and wife, you'll spend many precious moments with your back turned to your guests. Wow them from every angle with one of these dazzling statement backs!

5 Steps To A Flawless Proposal

Ethan Fixell | Posted 08.27.2013 | Weddings
Ethan Fixell

Finding the perfect ring isn't fun or easy, but get it right it the first time to prevent your fiancee from setting it on fire and claiming that it "fell off in the stove."

7 Reasons To Have High-Tech Wedding

Shaun Gray | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Shaun Gray

I'd like you to entertain the notion that maybe, just maybe, a "plugged in" or "tech-friendly" wedding could actually be one that your guests (and you!) really enjoy.

16 Things Every Couple Should Know Before The Big Day

Posted 06.13.2013 | Weddings

You can read about it in a wedding book, on a blog or in a magazine, but until you've actually gotten married yourself, it's hard to know what it's re...

8 Tips for Stepfamily Weddings

Peggy Nolan | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Stepfamily weddings can be stranger than fiction and create more drama than TNT could ever fabricate.

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Wedding Day

Caci Cooper | Posted 08.11.2013 | Weddings
Caci Cooper

I reflected on the things I wish I'd known about or been told about before the wedding. The taboo things, the uncomfortable bits, the parts that you just don't talk about or maybe even the advice I was told but didn't believe. Hopefully they'll help another bride (or groom) to be.

Three Ways Brides and Grooms Blow Their Budgets

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

If you are over budget, which category do you fall into?

10 Things The Best Weddings Have In Common

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 07.19.2013 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Even if you're nervous, smile anyway. Think about how lucky you are to be marrying your soul mate. Looking scared makes people wonder if you're confident about your decision -- and makes them second-guess why they came out to support you in the first place.

Why Do a First Look

Amanda Waks | Posted 07.14.2013 | Weddings
Amanda Waks

As we start to finalize our day-of wedding timeline, I've been thinking more and more about our first look. My groom and I have decided to incorporate a first look into our big day and here are a handful of reasons why.

Be Fearless: Face Your Pre-Wedding Stress With Confidence

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.08.2013 | Weddings
Jonathan Alpert

Throughout the year, a lot of soon-to-be married couples come to me for pre-wedding stress and anxiety. This stress can come very close to breaking up the engagement and open up family issues to the point where people go radio silent on each other.

10 Ways To Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 06.23.2013 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

the road to the altar is always a little bumpy, and that unfortunately means bridesmaid is more than likely a possibility.

Are You Sacrificing a Perfect Relationship for a Perfect Wedding?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.16.2013 | Weddings
Lisa Firestone

The "your day" mentality surrounding the occasion may feel good at first, but it's important not to let the occasion become all about you. Planning the event should always come second to enjoying this time with your partner.

How To Plan A Wedding For Under $5,000 (Yes, It's Possible!)

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We asked three planners to work with a Big Day budget of $5,000. Here's how they toed the bottom line.

Facebook Graph Search Is Your Unique Wedding Planning Tool

Isabel Smith | Posted 06.03.2013 | Weddings
Isabel Smith

With Facebook Graph Search, which was announced earlier this year, you can use the power of your social connections to make planning your big day easier by harnessing their experience and recommendations, making your big day even more personal.

25 Essential Wedding Planning Lessons

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.02.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

You're constantly looking at top wedding blogs, pinning has become your second job, and your wedding coordinator is on speed dial (or, if you don't have one, then you feel like you're ready to become one). But you can never fully anticipate the wedding day until (gulp) it's finally here.

21 Things I've Learned From Attending 21 Weddings

Lori Fradkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Weddings
Lori Fradkin

The wedding is about the couple, but it's not only about the couple.

5 Budget-Friendly Alternatives To An Open Bar

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.28.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

One of my biggest tips for budget-savvy brides is: BUY YOUR OWN WEDDING BOOZE. Wait, let's back up a bit — one of my biggest tips for budget-sav...

PHOTOS: 10 Ways To Up The Cute Factor On Your Big Day

Kellee Khalil | Posted 05.27.2013 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

We've all been to a wedding where the flower girl tosses petals as she walks down the aisle. But she doesn't have to!

3 Important Things To Consider Before Buying Your Dress Online

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

While buying a gown online is a growing trend, there are still some serious concerns that you must consider before taking the plunge.

Sweet As Pie: 17 Delicious Wedding Ideas

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Thursday March 14 is National Pi Day! To celebrate, we've pulled together some of our favorite ways to include pie in your wedding.

12 Wedding 'Rules' You Can Break

The Stir | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weddings
The Stir

Some are annoying, pedantic or antiquated. Some just don't fit you and the person you're marrying.