Beer and Wine Outdoor Wedding

Parties & Showers Beer and wine is a great idea for an outdoor wedding. Here's how to stock the bar for a wine and beer wedding for 100 guest over a 4 hour period. Changes should be made for taste, season, and demographic of group 24 Bottles of Red Wine 24 Bottles of White Wine 6 cases of light Beer 3 cases...

20 Champagne wedding dresses that evoke warmth and elegance

Bridal Fashion When a bride wears a champagne colored wedding dress, she is evoking elegance, luxury, wealth, ... Full story

What is a champagne split?

Parties & Showers In Champagne, a split is a quarter bottle of a regular bottle or 187ml. It ... Full story

15 Best Tree Branch Centerpiece ideas

ideas Tree branch centerpieces are becoming popular. When most brides think about wedding centerpieces, a nice ... Full story

What's New?

25 Unique Ideas for Your "Something Blue"

ideas Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries, but there’s no need to stick to the old standbys when searching for your “something blue.” Instead, ... Full story

27 Awesome Reasons To Use Succulents at Your wedding

ideas Incorporating succulent plants into your wedding décor and flower arrangements is more popular now than ever. They're easy to maintain and add a striking accent to ... Full story

20 Tall Centerpieces For Your Reception

ideas When it comes to your wedding décor, the term "go big or go home" might just be the perfect way to describe your inspiration. After all, ... Full story
Flowers & Decor Carnation Bouquet Putumayo carnations the color of antique lace hold their own against anemones, hydrangeas, Majolica roses, and passion vine, proving that the often-overlooked bloom is ... Full story

65 Best Wedding Cakes

ideas Chocolate Stout Wedding Cake Each layer of this chocolate naked cake is filled with buttercream, drizzled with caramel and chocolate ganache, and topped with candied pecans. ... Full story

The True Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

image

Let me preface this with the fact that true costs will change by wedding, bride and location, but here's some typical costs. I've been

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

48 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

Flower sculptures of pets, tropical juice bars, softball games, henna tattoo artists--our panel of celebrity-wedding planners shares ideas on how to make your day so

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.

14 of our favorite wedding color palettes

image

Purple & Chartreuse Wedding Color Asian style merges with a woodland air: A palette of purple, brown, and chartreuse looks sumptuous when darker colors reign and

Green & Brown Wedding Color Ideas

Familiar and eternal, green and brown recall trees, earth, and grassy fields. As a color palette, the pair lends itself to all sorts of weddings

Pink & Poppy Wedding Color Ideas

If love could be expressed in color, it would undoubtedly be some combination of pale pink and bright red. Together they represent a spectrum of

Fuchsia & Taupe Wedding Color Ideas

On a Saturday night, you could go a couple of ways: Linger over a not-too-oaky chardonnay at your go-to restaurant or hit the clubs, chilled

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

Who's Expected to Give a Toast at the Reception?

image

Toasting the happy couple at the wedding reception is one of the event's most cherished traditions. Offering a toast is said to have started in

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

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,

Exploring Wedding Traditions: Jewish Weddings

Jewish wedding ceremonies and receptions are rich with culture and traditions that celebrate a couple’s new journey together. These traditions may differ between Orthodox and

Short & Sweet Autumn Wedding Guide

Tomorrow is officially October! I was interested to see one of the most popular wedding dates coming up this year - October 10th - since

How Many Bridesmaids Is Too Many?

image

Should I limit the number of bridesmaids? Or is it good to make room for more? You may find yourself planning to have your best friends,

How Signatures Can Make Great Keepsakes

A wedding is truly a night to remember and with so many ways to keep memories, it will be pretty easy to look back on

26 Pastel Wedding Cakes and Desserts

image

These playful pastel cakes stole the show with their baby-soft hues, intricate designs, and amazing flavors. Although inspired by springtime, the colorful desserts would be a hit

Choosing Your Cake Topper

image

So many cake toppers to choose from!! From the comical bride-straddling-groom toppers to the traditional side-by-side figurines, the options are pretty much endless for what

Sugar Flowers in Full Bloom

image

I was very excited to receive an email full of these beautiful creations by Sweet Grace Cake Designs. Their specialty sugar flowers have such great detail,

Wedding Cupcakes

image

You can create an elegant mini-cake that takes on the stature of a cute or classic wedding cake by placing your cupcakes on graduated tiers

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

Love These L.O.V.E. Bouquets

When I received this submission, I fell in love with these bouquets! Here is a look into a very unique company called L.O.V.E. Bouquets... "We

A Wedding Bouquet made of Silk!

We all know flowers are one of the most expensive parts of the wedding day festivities, so we want to explore a beautiful alternative: silk

Top 10 Questions to ask your Florist

image

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

Deeper Meanings Behind Your Wedding Flowers

image

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

How much does a wedding cake usually cost?

image

Most brides end up spending between $3 to $6 per slice on their wedding cakes (although some cakes can cost as much as $15 a

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

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 Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party

image

How does a one-of-a-kind bachelorette weekend escape sound? We enlisted an expert to help you plan it. Read on! Destination bachelorette parties are still a big

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

Bridal Inspiration: Swiss Dot Veil Hat & Simple, Elegant Dress

image

While this may only be one photo, I had to post it! Sometimes bridal gowns are stand-alone show-stoppers, but I am loving the simple elegance

Eco-Friendly Shoes for Brides and Grooms

The idea of being able to re-use your wedding attire is great for your wallet and the environment. And, even better... you will look so

The Veiled Bride: Tips, Types and Inspirations for your wedding

image

In her wedding, Lucy (a friend of mine) wore her grandmother’s wedding veil and its intricate lace detail matched her vintage themed wedding perfectly! Now,

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

Real Wedding Inspiration: Wax-Sealed Escort Cards

image

These great escort cards are from the wedding of our own Assistant Managing Editor, Ellie. With help from two fabulous bridesmaids, she was able to

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  

Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: The Big Island

image

Nicknamed "The Orchid Isle," but most commonly called "The Big Island" by locals, Hawaii is literally hot, hot, hot and cold, cold, cold. The youngest

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

Photo Wine Labels

image

Love the look of wine bottle table numbers, but looking for a new twist to make it your own? Try this photo label trick that's

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

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