12 Ways to Add Texture to Your Bouquet

Flowers & Decor If you want to give your wedding bouquet a little "wow" factor, consider adding a few unexpected elements to the mix. Accenting your blooms with some unique components will add...

Top 10 Unique Bridal Bouquets

Flowers & Decor There are so many great ways to put a creative twist on your wedding bouquet, ... Full story

8 Wedding Hairstyles For the Classic Bride

Wedding Hairstyles You adhere to tradition, love a good set of pearls, and long for a gown ... Full story

Get the Look: Gatsby Glam Wedding Makeup

diy Deep red hair, dramatic winged eyes, plum lips...we just love this bride's dramatic vintage look! ... Full story

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11 Photos That Will Make You Want a Ballroom Wedding

ideas From gorgeous tablescapes to elegant hanging decor, there's so many ways to make a ballroom wedding look and feel especially glam! Get inspired by these ... Full story

Stylish Send Offs

ideas Do you want your wedding exit to be as dramatic as your entrance? Don't bore your guests with the traditional throwing of the petals, instead ... Full story

9 Ways to Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

Planning We've all been there. You're at an event, wedding or otherwise, and are just plain uncomfortable. Too hot (or cold), strange food, long line for ... Full story

Unique Bridal Shower Themes We Love

Parties & Showers no. 1 Seasonally-Themed Whether it means celebrating with apple blossom desserts or decorating with end-of-summer dahlias, every season is an abundant source of ideas.  no. 2 Flower-Themed Does ... Full story

10 Must-Take Photos of Your Bridesmaids

ideas Your bridal party will include (or at least should include!) some of the most important people in your life. So it’s super-important to make sure ... Full story

8 Must-Haves For Your Hot Weather Wedding

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Exchanging vows in the hot, hot heat of summer can turn your wedding day into a sweaty mess! Here's eight reliable ways to keep you

Wedding Chair Styles: A Guide

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When selecting your wedding chairs, it's important to consider the setting, theme and style of your ceremony and reception. Here's a breakdown of some of

These are some of the worst times of the year to plan your nuptials

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As you stare at a blank calendar with an array of choices for picking a wedding date in front of you, settling on an accommodating

What Your Wedding Colors Say About You

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The colors you choose for your big day reflect your personality and style. You can create a sophisticated environment or a whimsical escape. Colors can

8 Funny Wedding Party Pictures to Pose For

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Formal wedding portraits are a must for any wedding, but that doesn't mean there can't be room for a little creativity.  1. Behind the Barn  Photo by

13 Wedding Party Pictures You Haven't Thought of Yet

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Shake up those staid wedding party portraits by trying something a little more offbeat! Scroll down for 13 creative ways to pose with your bridesmaids

17 Fun Ideas for a Southern Wedding

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1. MONOGRAMMED OXFORD BRIDESMAID GIFTS Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography The ultimate getting ready present / attire for your best girls. 2. LAWN GAMES Photos by Kate Connolly

8 Creative Photo Ideas for Ring DIsplay

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Before you and your significant other swap rings in front of your guests, give them the attention they deserve with a photo shoot. Below are

Honeycomb Guest Book Poster

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

25 Best New Cake Cutting Songs For 2017

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With each and every wedding season comes new songs that either make it or break it on the billboard charts or on the reception dance

How to Pick a First Dance Song

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Don’t stress over choosing your first dance song! With thousands of tunes to choose from, you’ll find a song that speaks to you and your

Top 10 80s Wedding Songs

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The retro sounds of the 80's are a popular choice for wedding receptions. 'The Wedding Singer', with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, made it an

The Big Wedding Music Question: Band, DJ or iPod?

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You have chosen the colors, the reception site and the bridesmaids’ dresses… but something is still missing. How are you going to get your guests

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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 Are The Top Hair Accessories For Brides?

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The latest hair accessory trends are celebrity-inspired and add an extra bit of beauty to the bride-to-be. These ideas work well with flowing locks and precise,

Everything You Need to Know About Fake Lashes

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Looking for lovely long lashes on your wedding day? Let Stila celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero fill you in on what you should know about

Hair Care I Dos and I Don'ts

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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

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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

10 Amazing Ceremony Shots

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There's no doubt that the ceremony is the most romantic, intimate, and personal part of a wedding. These photos truly captured the all the beauty of a wedding

Wedding Day Traditions and Myths

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You’re probably stressed out enough about your wedding going according to plan. Add in all of the wedding day superstitions that some say will cause

6 Pet Pointers For Your Wedding Day

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Including your pet in your wedding party has become a popular trend these days. Who doesn’t “ooh” and “aah” at the sight of a furry

5 Ways to Keep Your Guests Warm

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Photo by Brett Arthur Photography Planning a cold-weather wedding? Consider these little touches to help keep your guests warm and cozy during your wedding celebration. 1. Blankets

Unusual Cupcake Flavors

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Have you ever wondered what the most unusual cupcake flavors are? You won’t find these at your local bakery -- they’re just not vanilla (or

Wedding Cake Traditions From Around the World

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Most cultures around the world include a wedding cake as part of the festivities, but multi-tiered, fondant or buttercream frosting, excotic fillings, and elaborate decorations

Mini Wedding Cakes Galore!

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Can't decide on your cake style? Then mini cakes may be the perfect solution for you. Let's start with a true mini! We love this individual

Wedding Cake Alternatives

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Couples looking to get a little creative with their wedding menu will be pleased to know there are plenty of unique (and delicious!) desserts to

Candy Buffet Table 101

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Presentation Use a color scheme that matches your wedding palette:  wedding colors aren’t just for the flowers and bridesmaids dresses!   Taking advantage of the colors you’ve

Types of Wedding Receptions

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From beautiful brunches to decadent desserts, there are different types of receptions for every style and budget. A Wedding Brunch. If you can’t get enough of

What Occurs During a Traditional Jewish Reception?

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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?

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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

10 Natural Wedding Decor Ideas

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Incorporating nature is a simple, environmentally conscious and budget-friendly way to give your wedding decor a unique, fresh look. Here are ten natural materials that

10 Festive Details for a Vineyard Wedding

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Planning a vineyard wedding? Incorporate some decorative elements to go with the venue. Here are some of our favorite festive details. 1. Grape-Topped Wedding Cake Photo by Jennifer

25+ elegant and inexpensive flowers to use at your wedding

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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

WOODn't it Be Grand?

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Nature stirs up wonderful inspiration. With a fresh new outlook, you can create great ambiance and some really fun DIY projects! Here are some great ideas (and buys)

Budget Savvy Bride: Not Rich but Getting Hitched

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Before I start, I have to acknowledge that in this wonderful, modern day and age there are countless blogs, websites, and forums (including this one!)

Bride on a Budget

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Trying to plan the perfect fairytale wedding on a budget isn’t easy. Let’s face it – Cinderella was never told that she couldn’t have her

How much does a wedding cake usually cost?

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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?

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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

Wedding Photos Fit for a Celebrity

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Wedding Photos Fit For A Celebrity While celebrities are definitely among the most photogenic people in the word, there are ways you can narrow the gap

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

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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?

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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

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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

How to Pick the Right Bridesmaids

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You’re marrying the guy of your dreams, and you couldn’t be more prepared: You know the exact dress you want, which flowers will make up

Spa Treatment Ideas for Your Bridal Party

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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

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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

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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

Is Your Man a Groomzilla?

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Was he normal when you started planning and now suddenly has an opinion on everything from the napkins to the color of your bouquet? Take

Ultimate Proposal Checklist

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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

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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

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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

What is a champagne split?

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In Champagne, a split is a quarter bottle of a regular bottle or 187ml. It can also be referred to as a pony or a

Top 5: Simple Bridal Shower Favors

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One of your best friends is getting married and you are planning the bridal shower – congratulations!  After choosing the theme, food, venue and time,

How to Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party

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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

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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

11 Adorable Getting Ready Outfits

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Hey, it's your big day! Why not glam up in style? 1. Monogrammed Button Downs Photo by Andi Mans Photography The perfect personalized apparel for pampering. You don't

23 Completely Unexpected Looks For Bridesmaids

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Don't worry—they're still super cute!  1. Mod Stripes Photo by Kate Osborne Photography Chic stripes that really can be worn again—how awesome is this look for a modern

9 Mix 'n' Match Bridesmaid Looks

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9 beautiful real wedding examples of the mix 'n' match bridesmaid trend!  1. Champagne Glam Muted shades of tan let the sparkle on these Adrienne Pappel and

8 Favorite Veil Alternatives

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Many brides today are foregoing the traditional veil for their wedding day and replacing it with everything from flower crowns to headbands. Check out some

10 Truly Unique Wedding Invitations

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Invitations are an important part of your wedding, and not just because they give guests crucial information. Whether you opt for punchy colors, personal touches

Wedding Invitations: Writing From the Heart 101

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Let’s face it, we didn’t all get “A’s” in our English class, and we all were not able to stand in front of a class

Real Wedding Inspiration: Wax-Sealed Escort Cards

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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

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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,

Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: The Big Island

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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

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"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

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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

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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

9 Festive Fall Wedding Favor Ideas

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Thank your closest friends and family for coming to your wedding with fall-inspired favors! 1. JAM Photo by 52Forty Whether it's homemade or from your favorite local store,

White Chocolate Pops, Succulents, and Rosé Wine

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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

Photo Wine Labels

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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?

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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

Second Marriage Invite Etiquette and Wording

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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

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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

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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

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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