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Sonali Lamba
Sonali Lamba is a fashion blog junkie and launched Brideside in an effort to put her passion for weddings and style to good use. She graduated from Duke University and holds her MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, where she and co-founder Nicole Staple, developed the concept for Brideside (

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Complaining About Being a Bridesmaid

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:54 PM

Ladies, I get it: Being a bridesmaid isn't all glamor and champagne toasts. It's a big job that requires a lot of your free time, money, and changes the wedding experience altogether. We've all had those thoughts following the infamous inquiry of "Will you be my bridesmaid?" It's time we...

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Around the World in 5 Wedding Traditions

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Whether it's something old, new, borrowed, or blue, for many brides, tradition is the foundation upon which the wedding of her dreams is built. No bride is the same and no culture celebrates the same traditions. What I find most fascinating is the variety of rituals you'll experience, both near...

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How to Exclude Someone from Your Bridal Party Without a Bridal Breakdown

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Before you can celebrate finding the perfect bridesmaid dress, you have to choose who will wear them. In a perfect world, every childhood friend, college roommate and cousin would be by a bride's side when she says "I do." I made the decision to include all 14 of my best...

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4 Reasons to Go Without a Plus One as a Bridesmaid

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Don't have a date? Don't fret! Going solo as a bridesmaid has tons of benefits -- many of which might make your fellow attendants with dates a little jealous! From paying less to partying more, there are plenty of reasons to embrace going without a date to your friend's or...

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How to Avoid the Hazards of Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

(20) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 5:34 PM

It's an age-old story: boy meets girl, boy asks girl to marry him, girl asks you to be a bridesmaid, girl turns into a self-consumed bride with an eye for unsightly bridesmaid dresses.

Yes, it's "her day" and her big red carpet moment. Chances are, despite the horror stories...

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