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How to Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party

How to Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party

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

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How to Avoid Gaining Weight at Bridal Parties and Events

How to Avoid Gaining Weight at Bridal Parties and Events

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

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The Top 10 Most Awkward Bridal Shower Moments

The Top 10 Most Awkward Bridal Shower Moments

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

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5 Rules to Surviving Your Bachelorette Party

5 Rules to Surviving Your Bachelorette Party

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

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8 Fun Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

8 Fun Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

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

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To Invite or not to Invite: Our Guide to Prewedding Guest Lists

To Invite or not to Invite: Our Guide to Prewedding Guest Lists

When it comes to all the pre-wedding parties, one of the trickiest parts of planning is figuring out whom to invite (and whom to avoid

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Dieting Bride's Guide to Parties and Showers

Dieting Bride's Guide to Parties and Showers

We all know it's difficult to maintain a healthy diet at all the parties and showers being thrown in your honor. However, there are ways

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One Wedding, Four Gifts -- Now What?

One Wedding, Four Gifts -- Now What?

You couldn't be happier for your newly engaged friend. Your bank account though, might be another story. You've gotten the phone call: you can barely understand

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Sanity Savers: Rehearsal Dinner Dilemma

Sanity Savers: Rehearsal Dinner Dilemma

Q. My fiancèe and I are members of a small Baptist church and consider all involved in our wedding to be friends. But we're not

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Bachelor Party: Advice for the Groomsmen

Bachelor Party: Advice for the Groomsmen

It's All About The Bachelor -- Not You Foremost in your mind should be one clear understanding -- the men assembled are present to celebrate the

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A Postwedding Brunch

A Postwedding Brunch

Once your wedding day is over, you may wonder how the whole event passed in the blink of an eye. You might remember snippets of

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Coed Wedding Shower Themes

Coed Wedding Shower Themes

Move over ladies, the men are joining in! He’s coming to the wedding shower and bringing his buddies with him. Everyone has an opinion about

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Tea Time is gaining steam as a popular bridal shower theme

Tea Time is gaining steam as a popular bridal shower theme

Brides and their friends everywhere are saying yes as the traditional afternoon tea is gaining steam as a popular bridal shower theme. If you’re hosting

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Planning an Engagement Party

Planning an Engagement Party

The Rules There is a bit of etiquette surrounding engagement parties. Traditionally, the bride's parents host the first engagement party. If the bride's family was not

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The Party Before... Prewedding Celebrations

The Party Before... Prewedding Celebrations

Being engaged is such a wonderful experience. Everyone around you heaps good wishes and positive thoughts upon you and your beloved, and the whirl and

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How do you plan a destination bachelorette party?

How do you plan a destination bachelorette party?

Weekend getaways to tropical havens or party hubs like Las Vegas are popular for bachelorette parties and bachelorette weekends. You’d plan a destination bachelorette party

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What's a party bus?

What's a party bus?

You’d rent a party bus like you’d rent a limo through a limousine company. Party buses fit a lot more people and allow more space

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Who plans the bachelorette party?

Who plans the bachelorette party?

The bride’s female friends, usually her bridesmaids, plan the bachelorette party. The effort is usually led by the maid or matron of honor, but it

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Who plans the bridal shower?

Who plans the bridal shower?

The maid of honor traditionally hosts the bridal shower, but she’s not required to do so. It used to be considered poor wedding etiquette and

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What's a jack and jill party?

What's a jack and jill party?

A “jack and jill party” is a joint wedding shower for both the bride and the groom, to which you invite both women and men. It’s

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How do I throw a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party?

How do I throw a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party?

Strong communication between the maid of honor and the best man can help here. This type of party works especially well when the bride and groom

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What are some bachelorette party favor ideas?

What are some bachelorette party favor ideas?

You don’t have to go all out with bachelorette party favors -- they’re just meant to be keepsakes. If you want to give out practical favors,

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Should You Register for Your Bridal Showers Too?

Should You Register for Your Bridal Showers Too?

While most brides think of wedding gifts when they think about registering, it makes gift selecting easy for shower guests if you register in time

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What Kind of Shower Do You Give for a Couple Who Lives Together and Owns a Home?

What Kind of Shower Do You Give for a Couple Who Lives Together and Owns a Home?

Because the couple is already living together, they may not be as interested in a traditional shower. Instead, try a couple’s shower that may not

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What Do You Serve at a Bridal Shower?

What Do You Serve at a Bridal Shower?

Bridal showers are only intended to “shower” the bride with gifts and well wishes. Try serving food that the bride loves -- let your theme

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Do Lingerie Showers Take Extra Preparation?

Do Lingerie Showers Take Extra Preparation?

This risque bridal shower is full of humor and grown-up fun. A lingerie shower doesn’t require “extra” preparation per se, but it may take some

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Are There Alternatives to a Restaurant for the Rehearsal Dinner?

Are There Alternatives to a Restaurant for the Rehearsal Dinner?

There are many alternatives for the rehearsal dinner -- be creative and consider hosting something that suits the couple. Here are some of our favorites: Beach

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What's Involved in Planning an Engagement Party?

What's Involved in Planning an Engagement Party?

Engagement parties are often the beginning of the festivities surrounding a wedding. Follow these tips to plan a memorable one. Get out your calendar and coordinate

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What Goes Into a Postwedding Brunch?

What Goes Into a Postwedding Brunch?

A brunch the day after the wedding is a great way for the families of the bride and groom and the wedding party to recount

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How Do You Organize a Spa Shower?

How Do You Organize a Spa Shower?

A spa bridal shower may just be what the bride needs before her wedding day. Here are our tips on how to plan a relaxing,

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What's Considered a Traditional Bridal Shower?

What's Considered a Traditional Bridal Shower?

Traditional wedding shower styles have paved the way to many other themed bridal shower ideas; however, if you want to stick to the tried and

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Can You Have a Wine-Tasting Bridal Shower?

Can You Have a Wine-Tasting Bridal Shower?

Les amis du vin shower (pronounced: layz zam mee doo van) literally translates to "the friends of wine." And you don't have to be a

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What's Involved in a Kitchen Shower?

What's Involved in a Kitchen Shower?

What self-respecting gourmet bride wouldn't love a kitchen shower? Ask guests to choose gifts the bride will need to establish an ideal newlywed kitchen. Bridal

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How Does an Alphabet Shower Theme Work?

How Does an Alphabet Shower Theme Work?

The premise of an alphabet bridal shower is, of course, the alphabet. Select an invitation that makes your intentions clear: Each guest is assigned a

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Are There Traditional Bridal Shower Themes?

Are There Traditional Bridal Shower Themes?

One way to create a distinctive bridal shower is to choose a clever and unique party theme. Some of our favorite bridal shower themes include: The

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What Are Some Fun, Popular Wedding Shower Games?

What Are Some Fun, Popular Wedding Shower Games?

Bridal shower games may begin as guests arrive or after refreshments are served. Whether you choose to play traditional games or create your own, the

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Engagement party ideas

Engagement party ideas

Backyard BBQIf laid-back fun is what the couple is all about, then a backyard BBQ is the way to go. Set up some tables decorated

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7 Engagement Party Theme Ideas

7 Engagement Party Theme Ideas

So you got engaged! You're in love and can't wait to get married. Why not seal the deal with an engagement party. It's a fun

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Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette Party Ideas

My friend Kristin recently got married, and as one of her bridesmaids, it was my job to help with her bachelorette party. For those of

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