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5 Ways To Win At Being A Bridesmaid

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 12.17.2014 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

No matter how much you think you are prepared, NO ONE informs you of the deer-in-headlights impulse that instinctively occurs the second those church doors open and you are sent on your own down the Aisle of Judgment.

The Holidays vs. Your Wedding

Liz Coopersmith | Posted 12.05.2014 | Weddings
Liz Coopersmith

Two weeks before Thanksgiving, I found out that the current number of Mrs. Coopersmiths would soon be increased by one -- my husband's little brother got engaged. Yay! But then I looked at the calendar again and frowned. Two weeks before Thanksgiving. Seven weeks before New Years.

This Is What Goes Through The Head Of A Random Plus-One At A Wedding

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Weddings

Getting asked to be someone's date to a wedding is awesome -- you get to dress up, dance, drink and eat cake on someone else's dime. But it can als...

19 Pieces Of Wedding Advice From Married People Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weddings

They say hindsight is 20/20 and that's certainly true when it comes to wedding planning. When you're in the thick of it, it's easy to get bogged do...

Lessons From My Two Imperfect Weddings

Joy Page Manuel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Weddings
Joy Page Manuel

This week I celebrated my wedding anniversary. My 'other' wedding anniversary for the year, is what I call it. You see, I married the same person twice; one was a civil ceremony, while the other, a church (Catholic) ceremony. And neither one was perfect.

'Do We Have to Invite Plus Ones to Our Wedding?'

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.21.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

While the rules of etiquette are slightly flexible on inviting 'plus ones' for single friends who aren't in serious relationships, they are rigid when it comes to inviting the spouses and live-in partners of guests.

Wedding Tattoos Are Becoming the Hottest New Wedding Trend

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.21.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's important to remember that a tattoo -- even a wedding tattoo -- is a permanent thing (unless you end up divorced and spend a lot of money to have it later removed). To choose something that you're not both in love with is a horrible idea and something one of you may likely regret.

9 Pieces Of Advice Married Couples Wish They Had Known On Their Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Weddings

No one wants to live their life in the world of "shoulda, coulda, woulda" -- especially when it comes to something as important as getting married. ...

20 Things 'Friends' Taught Us About Weddings

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

September 22 marked 20 years since Friends premiered on NBC. During the show's decade on the air, we witnessed plenty of weddings (and Ross was respon...

Why Do Weddings Cost SO Much?

Lauren Grove | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Lauren Grove

I asked the same exact question when I was planning my wedding. And I never really figured it out until AFTER my wedding when I started working in the industry, learning the ins and outs and what it really takes for a wedding to happen.

Here's What Marriage Advice Looked Like In 1893

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Weddings

It's not uncommon that as we get older, friends and family start doling out advice for our future (sometimes hypothetical) marriages. "Find a man that...

9 Wedding Hacks You Absolutely Need To Know

Posted 08.30.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Planning a wedding can be pretty stressful... which is why you need a few wedding hacks up your (pretty lace) sleeve....

20 Wedding 'Must Haves' You Don't Really Need

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.26.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

For any of you stressing about all the details you've been told you have to include in your wedding, here are 20 wedding "must-haves" we happily skipped.

Musician Plays Wrong Wedding, World Does Not End

Terri Zimmer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weddings
Terri Zimmer

No matter what happens, the day will still go on; the bride will walk down the aisle -- whether she's accompanied by music or Aunt Clara's throat-clearing. Wedding disasters happen, but they rarely stop a bride and groom from tying the knot.

The Overlooked Importance of a Gift Attendant

Lauren Randolph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings
Lauren Randolph

Depending on your family, friends, and cultural background, you could receive large amounts of cash and valuable gifts on your wedding day. Most people would never just leave cash unattended, so why are couples so passé about leaving envelopes and gifts unattended in public places on their wedding day?

9 Things You Can DIY for Your Wedding Without Losing Your Mind

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Fortunately, there are several DIY wedding projects that can be cost-effective and fun, although they're all a little bit time-consuming. But that's exactly what the motivated bride and groom want -- something that costs them more time than money.

10 Ways Wedding Planning Prepares You For Marriage

Posted 08.12.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide From the time you get engaged to your big day, with every decision you make and hurdle you overcome, you're putti...

Going To A Wedding Solo? Here's How To Make It Awesome

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Be strategic: As soon as you receive the invitation, call the future bride or groom and get a sense of who's who on the guest list. Don't be shy about being in touch with both sides of the bridal party (it'll double your chances.)

10 Things No One Tells You About The Big Day

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 07.20.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Bridal magazines and Pinterest boards don't often speak of this, but I will: Your wedding day is one day of your life. Your marriage, God willing, will last longer than one day.

11 Things Wedding Planners Can't Say To Your Face

Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings

By Elizabeth Mitchell for Brides Your planner is there to help you bring your dream wedding to life. That said, a wedding planner is not your perso...

Making Your (Wedding Day) List and Checking it Twice

Sarah Shewey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

With some simple pre-planning you can ensure a smooth and seamless wedding, free of unwelcome surprises -- the ones you can control, anyway.

Engagement Photo Props to Embrace and Avoid

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

One of the most fun initial steps of getting engaged is choosing a photographer and getting your engagement photos taken. However, there's so many possibilities with what to do or props to add for your engagement photos -- how do you choose just one?

8 Wedding Planning Secrets From the Insiders

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Your wedding day will not be perfect, but a great team of vendors can make sure it's as close as possible.

Here's Some Tough Love All Brides Need To Hear

Posted 03.28.2014 | Weddings

Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom's blog, The Stir Just like any major milestone in life, your wedding day is something you just have to experi...

The Top 10 Mistakes Newlyweds Make After The Big Day

Posted 03.08.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide As you settle into married life, there are still a few important wedding-related tasks that you need to keep in m...