Trend Snippet: Nude Colored Wedding Dresses

Bridal Fashion Ahem, dresses that is. While we ventured from runway show to runway show this past October, we couldn’t help but notice that quite a few bridal designers decided to work with nude fabrics.  So we contemplated…...

Create a Wedding Dream Book

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Planning a wedding is fun and exciting, but it’s also stressful and tiring. Every bride wants her wedding to come straight from her dreams and

Guestbook Ideas for Your Wedding

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Your wedding guestbook will be more than just a guestbook. It will serve as a memento for years to come; a reminder of your special

Photo Booth Rentals – What You Should Know

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Photo booths are one of the hottest trends in wedding receptions. These fun enhancements are usually the life of the party – and are just

15 Wedding Emergency Kit Must-Haves

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From dress stains or rips to headaches to paper cuts, there are a variety of minor mishaps that can occur on your wedding day. But

A Pink and Green Garden Wedding!

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For a wedding that is both budget friendly and extremely charming, throw a backyard garden wedding! By doing this, you'll be cutting out one of

DIY: How to Make a Wildflower Bouquet

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Is a casual bouquet of wildflowers more your style than a fussy florist bouquet? Here are some tips and instructions for making your own!  For our

How To Set Up Your Own DIY Photo Booth

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Photo booths are all the hype at weddings, and why not? They keep your guests entertained! Here's our step-by-step guide to make your own.  Materials Needed: Digital point-and-shoot

Painted Aisle Runner

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Here are Step-by-Step instructions to paint your very own monogrammed asle runner! **This only took me about an hour & a half - it may take more

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,

Austria Honeymoon

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The beautiful, fairytale-like country of Austria is a perfect honeymoon destination. From cozy mountain chalets in the Austrian Alps to romantic castles from past eras,

A Greece Honeymoon

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A Greece Honeymoon: Cruising One of the most popular ways for honeymooners to see Greece is aboard a cruise ship, which will take you to many

Mini Moon Destinations

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You're probably wondering, What is a mini moon?, and we have to say – it's a neat little trend sweeping young couples and indecisive newlyweds-to-be

Honeymoon: Japan

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Whether you crave the excitement of a big, bustling Asian city or seek the serenity of beautiful gardens and hot springs, a honeymoon in Japan has

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

How to Entertain Children at Weddings

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Like a long dinner at a fancy restaurant, weddings can seem very boring to children who come anxious to get out of their formal attire

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

8 Wedding Hairstyles For the Rustic Bride

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When it comes to choosing your bridal hairstyle, it's important to remember your wedding style. We've rounded up 8 options for those rustic brides out

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

Weddings Around the World: Japan

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Japan has just about every extreme you could imagine. From Zen temples and rural countryside to high-tech marvels and advancements, Japan's formality and traditions remain

Weddings Around the World: Tibet

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Despite the hardships of dealing with unwanted Chinese occupation, Tibetans have managed to keep their culture and senses of humor alive and well. Home to

16 Creative Confetti Toss Alternatives

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While we love a good confetti recessional or sparkler send-off, there are tons of other inventive ways to celebrate the newlyweds during their big exits.

Weddings Around the World: The Caribbean

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Lush landscape, pristine beaches, festive people, and warm weather, The Caribbean oozes with delicious wedding customs and traditions, many focused around delectable cuisine. Find out

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

LOVE Mug Centerpiece

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Spread the love with this beautiful floral arrangement — perfect for a welcome display, sweetheart table, or cake table! Ingredients: Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus Larkspur Heather Scissors How To:  Step One:

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

Top 10 Unique Bridal Bouquets

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There are so many great ways to put a creative twist on your wedding bouquet, from changing up the shape of the arrangement to incorporating

11 Fun Ways to Use Photo Frames in Your Wedding Decor

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Looking for an easy, stylish way to enhance your wedding decor? Try photo frames! Here are some clever ways to use these decorative elements to

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

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

Bridal Shower Games: Breaking the Ice!

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Bridal Shower Games: Bridal showers can be a lot of fun. Friends and family members gather together to celebrate an upcoming wedding, oohing and aahing over

Bridal Shower: A Day at the Vineyard

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Create a setting amongst grapevines, wine, cheeses and fruits to bestow a romantic and rustic theme for your shower.  The rich colors and natural elements

Unique Bridal Shower Themes We Love

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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

Beer and Wine Outdoor Wedding

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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

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

Making Mini Bundt Cake Favors

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Send your guests home with mini cakes! We love these mini bundt cake pans that you can use with any type of pound cake recipe. If you

6 Festive Beach Wedding Favors

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A festive little treat is the perfect way to thank your beach destination wedding guests for making a special trip to celebrate with you. Here's

Wedding Favor Alternatives that Will Wow Your Guests

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We get it. Mini bags of candy and kitschy beer coozies aren't for everyone—and that's OK! If you're skeptical when it comes to wedding favors,

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,

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