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Unique Bridal Shower Themes We Love

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

Beer and Wine Outdoor Wedding

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 ... Full story

What is a champagne split?

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 ... Full story

Top 5: Simple Bridal Shower Favors

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

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

Engagement Party Ideas

These five engagement party ideas guarantee you’ll have a blast (and impress your guests too). The Wine Party A wine party is ideal for the sophisticated wine ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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, ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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, ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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