DIY Citrus Centerpieces That Add a Pop of Color to Your Tablescape

diy Courtney Sixx, Hollywood's How2Girl, is all about rethinking uses for some of her favorite "ingredients"—like lemons and limes. Sure they add just the right amount of tang to a dish or mixed drink, but left intact (or relatively so) they can also create a lively color palette or add just the perfect pop of color to...

Whole Foods Wedding Cake

Planning Whole Foods offers a variety of cake options for your special day and they can ... Full story

Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces

ideas Hydrangeas are a very popular wedding day flower that can be used alone or mixed ... Full story

Bachelorette shirt sayings

Bridal Party Do you need some ideas for your bachelorette shirt sayings? - She's tying the knot, buy ... Full story

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Boarding pass template and ideas for your wedding

ideas Hey brides, these lovely boarding pass invitation ideas are perfect for that destination wedding you are planning. Sending your guest a boarding pass invitation ticket ... Full story

Are wedding sparklers illegal in my state?

Planning Wedding sparklers are one of the hottest summer outdoor wedding trends and becoming increasingly popular with brides who want to make sure they have the ... Full story

20 who knows the bride best questions

Planning We've compiled a list of the best "how well do you know the bride" questions because we all know bridal showers or bachelorette parties can ... Full story

Message in a bottle wedding invitation Ideas

ideas Looking for some unique wedding invitations? message in a bottle wedding invitations are perfect for beach theme weddings. There is no set way to make a ... Full story

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

The True Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

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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

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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 different ways you can add personal touch to your wedding

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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

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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.

20 Tall Centerpieces For Your Reception

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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,

65 Best Wedding Cakes

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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.

Wedding Colors: Black, White, and Gold

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Radiant Vessels It’s a snap to boost the wow factor of basic white vases -- just add gold. Table Setting You don’t have to be a card shark

14 of our favorite wedding color palettes

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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

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

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

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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

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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?

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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

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

The Retro Bride: Beauty

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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

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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,

Bringing Hawaii to your Wedding

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As the weather gets warmer, my thoughts continue to drift to Hawaii. The beautiful beaches, music, culture and flowers are the perfect backdrop for a spring/summer

Tips About Fabulous Farm Weddings

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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

Military Wedding Traditions

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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

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

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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

26 Pastel Wedding Cakes and Desserts

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

What's Popular in Catering Right Now?

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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?

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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

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)

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

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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

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

How can we save money on our wedding venue?

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Perfect Planning Checklists: Ring Bearer's Checklist

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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

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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

Should Ushers Receive Thank-You Gifts Too?

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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

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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

The Top 10 Most Awkward Bridal Shower Moments

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

Reception-Only Invitation Wording

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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

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

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

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

Our Favorite Foodie Wedding Favors

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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

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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

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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