White Chocolate Pops, Succulents, and Rosé Wine

Wedding Favors Happy V-Day, Tuesday morning! We wanted to explore a few of our favorite things that are easy to make and oh-so sweet. This weekend, I had fun preparing Valentine's Day lollipops with creamy white chocolate and finely chopped walnuts. The salt from the walnuts and the sweet from the white chocolate make a yummy combination, plus the...

WOODn't it Be Grand?

Flowers & Decor Nature stirs up wonderful inspiration. With a fresh new outlook, you can create great ambiance and some really ... Full story

5 Quick Food Tips To Think About

Planning 1. Serving Soup is a Sensitive Subject Soup, while it's delicious, comforting, and sometimes even nostalgic, ... Full story

Choosing Your Cake Topper

Wedding Cakes So many cake toppers to choose from!! From the comical bride-straddling-groom toppers to the traditional ... Full story

What's New?

Tips About Fabulous Farm Weddings

Wedding Ceremony We love the idea of booking a farm for a wedding venue! Not only can it be cost efficient, it supports local business, can have ... Full story

Top 10 Questions to ask your Florist

Flowers & Decor Real or fake, flowers can be a large chunk of your wedding budget; so the Bridal Elements team wants to make sure you get the ... Full story

Military Wedding Traditions

Wedding Ceremony Being in the military is a position full of honor and dedication and there are many ways to show loyalty and pride! The same goes ... Full story

Deeper Meanings Behind Your Wedding Flowers

Flowers & Decor Flowers are not only beautiful and inspiring, but also full of rich meaning. Years ago flowers were known by their meanings, so we thought we'd ... Full story

Wedding Vows: When 'Until Death do us Part' Isn't Enough

Wedding Ceremony Next to assembling the seating charts (and hand-making the wedding shower favors), my biggest challenge when I planned my wedding to James was writing my ... Full story

How-To: Spice Rub Favor, Part 2

image

On Monday, Elizabeth Woodson of Elizabeth W. Gift Baskets and Shindig 411 showed you how to make these yummy spice rubs. Today, she has two

Exploring African American Wedding Traditions

image

There are a variety of different African American wedding traditions to incorporate into the days leading up to your wedding, the ceremony and the reception.

Somali Wedding

image

A traditional Somali wedding consist of various ceremonies and can last up to 7 days. On a Somali wedding day, a traditional cuisine of rice

The Rehearsal Dinner: You're On!

image

There are no hard and fast rules about the rehearsal dinner and you may end up planning and paying for this as a couple, depending

Hoist the Sails for Nautical Weddings!

image

The weather is starting to heat up and all we can think about is being near the ocean! Good thing there are some great products

Link Love: Happy New Year!

image

We're ringing in 2017, and with it, picking things back up on Wedding Newsday. To kick things off, we've rounded up some of our favorite

Quick Tip: Paper Rosette Decorations

image

We love Paper Source, and we love free pattern downloads. The math's pretty simple, then -- we really love this paper rosette project from Paper

Real Wedding Inspiration: Paper Cones

image

We're crazy about these playful paper cones, spotted at Karen and Joey's outdoor wedding on TheKnot.com. They do double duty as chair decor and containers

Honeycomb Guest Book Poster

image

For a novel way to keep a record of who came to your wedding, set out this poster with individual spaces for friends and family

I Spy wedding game template

image

Keep your littlest guests occupied with this photographic scavenger hunt. Who knows? One of them might even snap your favorite shot of the night. Place a

How Well Do You Know the Bride? - Downloadable Bridal Shower Games

image

How well do your guests know the bride? Engage them with this entertaining bridal shower game. The guests, as well as the bride, answer the questions to the best of

Wedding guest list template

image

Use this wedding guest list template to track each guest's name, address, relationship, number in party, shower, ceremony and reception RSVPs, food choice,

Honeymoon Essentials: What to See and Do in Peru

image

Peru is perfect for the duo looking for adventure, amazing scenery, and bargains galore. The mountains, rainforests, colorful towns, and spectacular ruins rule the landscape.

South Pacific: Top 10 Hotels for Honeymooners

image

1. Turtle Island http://www.turtlefiji.com/ Why We Love It: The site of both Blue Lagoon movies, not to mention Britney and Kevin’s and Trista and Ryan’s honeymoons,

Cayman Islands: Sensational Sightseeing

image

While you’ll probably be spending most of your honeymoon canoodling with your honey, don’t forget to hit some of the area’s top tourist sights--after all,

Hawaii: Top Golf/Leisure Sports Honeymoons

image

1. Princeville Resort Kaua'i http://www.princeville.com/index-flash.html Why It'll Get Your Heart Racing: Nestled in the cliffs along Kauai’s famous north shore, Princeville astounds

Are you scared of being a Cinderella bride? Check out the silent party for your wedding

image

Your wedding no longer have to end at the stroke of midnight. If you want your wedding to continue way past midnight, the silent party is

157 Most Popular First Dance Songs For 2016

image

Old-school or new? Find the song to set the perfect mood. We asked our DJ's to send us a list of their most popular requested

35 Great First Dance Wedding Songs

image

We've compiled a list of Great First Dance Songs that we think will define you as a couple or convey a special time in your

21 Bride and Groom First Dance Songs

image

First Dance songs should always reflect the romantic bond between the couple. We've compiled a list of 30 bride and groom First Dance Songs we

Who Pays for the Bride's Bachelorette Party?

image

When it comes to funding, bachelorette parties usually follow a set formula: all guests attending will usually divvy up the cost between them. This doesn’t

Who Do We Have to Invite to the Wedding?

image

Frankly, you don't really have to invite anyone. Of course, if someone is footing the bill for your wedding or a portion of it, they

What's the Proper Etiquette for Consuming Alcoholic Beverages?

image

An open bar at a wedding reception can be an open invitation to trouble for those who do not imbibe wisely. As tempting as it

What's the Correct Way to Cancel After You've Agreed to Attend a Wedding?

image

Should an emergency or other unforeseen circumstance arise and you can't make it to the wedding after accepting the invitation, you should contact the bride

Hair Care I Dos and I Don'ts

image

We've all had them -- hair catastrophes. A bad cut. A disastrous color. And our reactions are always the same. We cry. We panic. We

Who Are You? -- The Rebel Bride

image

Your Wedding-Day Look: You want a one-of-a-kind look, and we want you to love your wedding photos in 30 years. Both situations can be achieved with a dramatic

The Retro Bride: Beauty

image

Your Wedding-Day Look: Whether you want to replicate the style of a specific era, or just add a vintage feel to your overall look, several elements work

Who Are You? -- The Romantic Bride

image

Your Style: Flowy, abundant, and ethereal, your style is romantic right down to the lovely lace blouses that define your everyday look. Puffed sleeves, empire-waist dresses,

Era theme wedding

image

1920sThink flappers, silent movies and the jazz age if you'd like your wedding day to have a roaring twenties feel. Dress your bridesmaids in straight

Times of Year Wedding themes

image

Autumn / Fall Autumn themed weddings are opportunities to bring splashes of brilliant color into the mix. Look to deep oranges, rich browns and bold reds

Train themed wedding

image

Q. My fiancé and I first met online when we were silly high school students, but when we met on train in person five years

Places themed wedding

image

Beach Party The simplest way to bring a beach party theme to your wedding is to host the affair at the beach! But you can

18 Fruit Wedding Cake Ideas to Make for Your Celebration

image

Pyramides de Sorbet   To make your cake truly stand out in a crowd, infuse the flavor, design, or both with a little (or a lot of)

21 Chocolate Wedding Cake Ideas to Make for Your Celebration

image

Who says wedding cake must be vanilla? With so many options ranging from dark to white, there are mounds of melt-in-your-mouth possibilities for serving chocolate

Dreamy, Striped or Swirled: 6 Coconut Wedding Cakes

image

#1: Dreamy Coconut Wedding Cake Dreamy and delicate, these coconut-flavored wedding cakes are whimsical and beautiful with a flavor that is oh so recognizable. The seven-tier coconut

7 Red Velvet Wedding cakes that will make you break tradition

image

#1: Ombre Red Velvet Cake   To break with tradition, Francina Stewart of One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, New York, created ombre layers of cake and then

What Occurs During a Traditional Jewish Reception?

image

A Jewish wedding reception reflects the joyous occasion with traditional dancing, and there a few wonderful customs that are usually incorporated into the celebration. The most

Are There Any Recent Reception Trends?

image

Here’s what hip brides everywhere are incorporating into their receptions: Hot Hues While there’s nothing wrong with white china and clear glassware, more and more trendy couples

What's Popular in Catering Right Now?

image

From delicious hors d’oeuvres to event themes, here’s what’s hot in catering trends. Comfort Foods You drive across town for authentic French brie and you know a

Are There Tips For Finding And Choosing A Good Caterer?

image

Most of us have never planned an event as important as a wedding. And with roughly 30-50% of your total wedding budget going towards your

Real Wedding Inspiration: Paper Bouquets

image

Love, love, LOVE these paper bouquets, boutonnieres and pinwheels from Antoinette and Joshua's wedding (shot by Blue Dog Imaging in Selinsgrove, PA). Paper blooms are the

Pocket Square Boutonniere

image

One of the biggest trends in wedding flowers is unique corsage and boutonniere designs.  We’ve found some really cool designs, and have written about some

If you can’t use peonies, try garden roses

image

At today’s Bridal Events Bridal Show, we were asked a number of times, “I want to have peonies in my wedding, but they’re out of

Black Magic roses and wine dresses—think twice!

image

At the Bridal Events bridal show the other day, we were asked by several brides about black magic roses against a wine colored dress for

How can we save for our wedding?

image

It's no surprise that the average couple now spends about $30,000 on their wedding day; after all, it's not every day that everyone you love

How can we save money on our wedding venue?

image

When it comes to wedding venues, locations, and vendors, you’re dealing with a fixed cost. The best way to cut your budget is by trimming

Don't Let Your Wedding Get You Started in the Poorhouse

image

Weddings are expensive. But many spend beyond their means in order to have a fairy tale event. Don't let this happen to you or your

Recession-Friendly Budget Ideas

image

With the economy in a rapid downturn at the moment, trying to come up with ways to save money for your dream wedding can seem

Dos & Don'ts: Tips for Looking and Sounding Great on Camera on your wedding day

image

Want to look and sound great on camera? Here are some easy-to-follow inside tips straight from the pros.  Do Look At Each Other. Many videographers report

Why Should We Take Engagement Photos?

image

There are many reasons it is important to take engagement photos once you have become engaged.  An engagement session with your photographer is without a

Scrapbooking 101: Capturing Your Memories With Flair

image

You may think of scrapbooking as an archaic process befitting those from your grandparents' generation, however, it is more of an art form that is

Tips on how to find the videographer that will suit your personality, your needs, and your style

image

The events of your wedding will flash by: your first kiss as husband and wife; laughter and tears of joy; family and friends toasting and

Spa Treatment Ideas for Your Bridal Party

image

You chose them to be part of your wedding day and now they’re jumping through hoops to help you out and keep you happy. Consider

Best Man’s Duties Checklist

image

Planning the bachelor party is just the beginning. The best man should do all he can to take weight off of the groom’s shoulders, such

Bridesmaid's Checklist

image

These personal checklists are for you and each of your wedding party members and family. Mail them out to the appropriate people along with your

Perfect Planning Checklists: Ring Bearer's Checklist

image

Ring Bearer Checklist      These personal checklists are for you and each of your wedding party members and family. Mail them out to the appropriate people

Ultimate Proposal Checklist

image

You’ve made the decision to pop the question—so now what? Well, between the ring, the planning and the party, there’s a ton of preparation involved.

Hiring a Proposal Planner

image

When you ask the most important question of your life, you want to make sure that eveything is perfect. After all, your engagement story will be told again

A Groom's Guide to Dance Lessons

image

Samba? Foxtrot? Waltz? The Electric Slide? Which category does your first dance song fall into? Does the mere thought of dancing in front of all

Should Ushers Receive Thank-You Gifts Too?

image

The ushers’ gift can easily be misunderstood. “Do I have to give one?” “When should I give it?” “What about the ring bearer?" "Aren’t we

How to Avoid Gaining Weight at Bridal Parties and Events

image

There are lots of prewedding parties to attend, and there will be lots of eating to do while you're there. Avoid putting on a few

The Top 10 Most Awkward Bridal Shower Moments

image

The key to a great bridal shower is keeping everyone happy. That's why we've rounded up the top 10 worst scenarios that could happen at

5 Rules to Surviving Your Bachelorette Party

image

We’ve rounded up some of our top bachelorette party survival tips so you won’t wake up in the morning regretting a thing. 1. No Cameras Allowed Tell

8 Fun Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

image

Good news -- there are plenty of alternative options if you're not into the idea of a formal sit-down dinner. We talked to celebrity wedding

55 of the Hottest Off The Shoulder Wedding Dresses Right Now

image

How did we come up with 55 of the Hottest Off The Shoulder Wedding Dresses list? We visited the websites of many dress designers like

History of some of the most popular traditional wedding rings

image

On their wedding day, many couples aim to retain links with the past and their family history. You can do this with your wedding jewelry,

Bridal Fittings and Alterations

image

At last -- you've chosen your wedding gown. Unless you're among the lucky few who had theirs made at a Paris couture house, you probably

The Vintage Wedding Gown

image

They often appear otherworldly, those brides of the past. Captured in time through fading photographs, or perhaps vividly preserved on the artist's canvas. Their faces

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

image

Stuffing: If you've gone the traditional route and you have your invitation, an inner envelope, your response card, your reception card and perhaps other enclosures,

Reception-Only Invitation Wording

image

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Manosrequest the pleasure of your companyat a receptionin honour ofMr. and Mrs. John PaulSaturday, the twenty-second of Septembertwo-thousand oneat six o'clockRed

Response-Card Wording

image

M_______________________         accepts_________________         regrets__________________ The favour of your reply is requested by April 8  

Traditional Wording: Bride and Groom Host (Informal)

image

Marisa Fontana and Michael Cappiello invite you to attend their marriage on Saturday, the fourteenth of April two thousand and one at half after two o'clock Our Lady of the Lakes New Milford,

Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: Lanai

image

"Hawaii’s Most Secluded Island,” Lanai was once entirely a pineapple plantation (Dole’s to be exact), but has recently developed into a vibrant yet tranquil place,

Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: Maui

image

Often considered the most romantic of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is home to the largest dormant volcano in the world, Haleakala Crater, as well as

Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: Oahu

image

Many recommend having your ceremony and reception on Oahu, where famous Honolulu and buzzing Waikiki make their home, followed by a private honeymoon on one

Sensational Latin Locations for Destination Weddings

image

More and more couples craving romance, exoticism, and breathtaking surroundings for their destination wedding are migrating in one hot direction: south of the border. Check

Who Pays for the Wedding Favors?

image

Wedding favors are considered part of the reception, and are traditionally paid for by the bride's family. But as we all know, these rules are

Our Favorite Foodie Wedding Favors

image

Looking for a wedding favor that stands out? Check out these fun, and did we mention tasty, suggestions. Are you the type of bride who bucks

DIY Edible Wedding Favors

image

If you’re on a budget or just crafty in the kitchen, your options for unique wedding favors are really limitless with an armload of wedding

What's Hot in Wedding Favors

image

Your guests have given you the gift of celebrating your special day, why not make them feel special by sending them home with a gift

Second Marriage Invite Etiquette and Wording

image

You’re so excited to plan your wedding (and you should be), but let’s face it: The rules are a little different the second time around.

Alternative Ceremony Ideas for Second Weddings

image

A lot of planning goes into making a wedding both unique and memorable. If you're getting married for the second time, you may be looking

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Remarried

image

Like so many things in life, when it comes to marriage, we tend to act with our hearts first and minds second. But when it

Proposing the Second Time Around

image

Let’s face it: Planning your proposal to the person you love can be a bit nerve-racking and confusing. There are so many questions: Where should