Being chosen as a bridesmaid is a real honor, but the pressure to throw your newly-hitched BFF, sister, cousin or special person in your life a memorable bridal shower can be the source of a lot of stress.
Sometimes brides and grooms want to do the strangest things for unusual reasons, and it's my job to make it happen. But a 30-year-old ring bearer, or an overgrown 12-year-old girl in a tutu tossing petals isn't always a good idea, despite your best intentions.
While the bride is traditionally the center of attention during the wedding, she should still remember to be gracious and consider the feelings of others during the planning process and even on her big day.
Any bride who's stayed up until 2 a.m. trying to pick the perfect font for her wedding invitations can probably relate to Kelly Clarkson, who just announced that she's scrapping her elaborate wedding and eloping instead.
Well this is a bridal party! Unable to say "no" to all of her nearest and dearest, Katie Dalby, who married fireman Norman Gooch in Harwich, Essex, last Saturday, walked down the aisle with a staggering 80 bridesmaids in tow.
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 sibling's wedding.
Your wedding party has rented tuxes, bought dresses, traveled and arranged pre-wedding parties in honor of your big day. To thank them appropriately, it's customary to present gifts. To help prep you for this process, here's a list of list of do's and don'ts to take into consideration.
"I know that this is unusual and everyone else I've asked has told me the answer is absolutely NOT, but I figured I would ask you: Is it OK to retract my earlier YES? Is it ok to say no to being a bridesmaid?"