The big day is looming and you want to give the bride an extra special day to celebrate before she walks down the aisle. Bridal showers are a fantastic way to treat the bride-to-be before the big day and can be a great excuse to gather friends and family together for the celebrations. If you …

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If you’re a first-time bridesmaid and are wondering what the heck you have to pay for, don’t fret. Many newbie bridesmaids have this question, and let’s face it: being a ‘maid isn’t exactly cheap. Help yourself avoid unnecessary expenses by learning what you are expected to pay for. The Dress Paying for your bridesmaid dress …

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Whether you’re hosting a wedding shower, attending a wedding shower, or the person the wedding shower happens around, it’s a good idea to keep a few etiquette tips in mind. Use the following as an etiquette guide to prevent mishaps and annoyed people. Q: My Bridesmaids Are Hosting My Shower And Asked Me For A …

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Welcome to Part Two of this series! Review five more top wedding invite questions to make this important part of wedding planning go smoothly. Question #6: How Do We Let Guests Know About The Dress Code? Include the dress code on the lower right-hand corner of the invitation or reception card. Use wording such as …

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Who Pays for What

In days of yore the parents of the bride paid for the wedding. Those days are long gone, much to the relief of parents with daughters everywhere. So who pays for what these days? It really depends on the couple, their family, and all related bank accounts. Yet etiquette still applies, and with that in …

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Let’s face it: being a bridesmaid isn’t exactly cheap. How much bridesmaids spend depends on the bride and the cost of her wedding, with some going the crazy-extravagant route and others taking pains to make their nuptials as budget-friendly as possible. With that in mind let’s look at a few frequently-asked questions to give you …

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So, you have been chosen the best man? It is a good feeling to be the right-hand guy of the groom and especially when he is your best friend or brother. However, arranging your brother’s bachelor party and giving a best man speech publicly is completely different. You have got to be extremely confident and …

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If your sister is getting married and you have been asked to give a speech, don’t panic. Whether this request is because your father has passed on or otherwise isn’t available, or because your sister simply wants you to say a few words, there’s no reason to have a mild heart attack. Use the following …

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If you have never attended a bridal shower before, you might have some questions on etiquette do’s and don’ts. Fear not, as we have outlined everything you need to know about planning and attending this special pre-wedding event. Read on, and be enlightened. Who Hosts? Bridal showers were traditionally not hosted by a family member, …

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Getting ready to ask the fabulous women in your life to be your bridesmaids? There’s lots of fun little ways to do this, all of which are sure to made the ladies melt. Check out the following ideas and get inspired! Traditional Notecards One of the easiest ways to ask the women in your life …

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Planning a bridal shower is hardly a small feat, especially if dozens upon dozens of women are attending. Food, drinks, presents, decorations, music, games…there’s a lot to consider. However, plenty of fantastic bridal shower tips exist to help you through the craziness that so often accompanies wedding planning. Review a few of the best tips …

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A bachelor party is an event that the groom-to-be has been looking forward to ever since he popped the question. It should be legendary night everyone will remember and serve as the final blowout before he says “I do.” As the Best Man, it’s your job to ensure you, the guests, and the groom all …

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Gloves got a bad rep in the 80s and 90s (think elbow-high, Cinderella-like fashions made from shiny fabric) — but they’re back — and we’re happy to report that they aren’t the same styles from the days of yore. Rather, we’re seeing short fashions that are dainty, demure and oh-so-feminine accessorizing couture bridal collections on the runway. They are a particularly popular accessory …

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Get fresh inspiration for your ladies in waiting with this compilation of powder blue bridesmaids. Full of romance, sultry designs and complimentary tones, dress your best gals in something they all love and feel comfortable in.       via Pinterest

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Check out these 10 groomsmen gifts that your pals will actually use and love. Instead of wasting money on trinkets your boys won’t keep, invest in something usable and fun! via Pinterest

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Check out these 10 bridesmaids’ gifts that your gals will actually love! Don’t waste money on junk, instead invest in something they’ll adore. And these ideas will jumpstart your brainstorming for the perfect pick! via Pinterest

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Without a doubt, the photos of the first look, first dance, first cake slice and first kiss as husband and wife are the ones we await with baited breath. However, when you’re compiling your shot list for the photographer, don’t forget to include several shots of pre-wedding prep. We know photographers are pricey, and you’re …

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Spoil the bride and all of her ladies in waiting with a bridal brunch that’s delicious and cleverly adorable too. Whether it’s at the shower, bachelorette or the morning of the big day, take brunching to an entirely different level with a bit of the inspiration we found below! Take a peek at these 10 …

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Are you newly engaged and still trying to get used to that bit of bling on your finger? Before you dive into planning, you’ll want to know who your right-hand ladies are going to be. They’re the ones that will be there for all the woes, to help reduce and defuse your stress and, of course, be …

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Silver, gold, bronze, rose gold and copper — whether you fancy just one, all or a handful in your winter wedding color scheme, metallics transform any look from ordinary to over-the-top gorgeous and glam. And long gone are the days when you had to identify yourself as “team silver” or “team gold” — mixing metallics is the …

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Ribbon tails. They seem to be flying from every bride and bridesmaid bouquet these days. Feminine, dainty and whimsical, we love the look of long strands of ribbons falling from a beautiful bunch of flowers. Dare we say this is currently the hottest trend when it comes to bouquet style? We think so. Whether you …

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(Photo credit: The Black Tux) Remember when we explored Union Station for easy, breezy bridesmaid rentals? Don’t worry, guys, we haven’t forgotten about you. With friends spread all over the world and different body types making achieving “the perfect fit” a challenge, it’s daunting to outfit the groomsmen. Enter The Black Tux, a cool rental service that has …

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Keep your ladies in waiting chic with a gown that sets the tone and creates versatility. These charcoal dresses keep a neutral palette and are complimentary too! A beautiful silhouette and fit for any formal, evening affair of any season, this one is a beautiful choice no matter the vision. We are loving the whimsy …

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Adorn your little pal in one of these pink, puffy flower girl dresses. Have her toss the petals in something so sweet and adorable, the entire bridal party swoons. The little one looks perfect enough to top your wedding cake with the soft, pink ruffled hemline. Belted and flowing, we’re in love with this blush …

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Brides, we know that outfitting your bridesmaids is one of the hardest tasks of the entire wedding-planning process. You wonder, which color will look the best? Which style will be the most flattering for all body types? How will my bridesmaids who live far away get their dresses? So many questions. Relax! Bridesmaid dress rental …

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Don’t come to the wedding unprepared. As a bridesmaid, your job is to make the bride’s day run flawlessly and as stress-free as possible. When disaster strikes, don’t let it get you down and become chaotic. Instead, pack what you need for unforeseen events. For example, no bride wants a chip nail on her finger …

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Before the bride makes her grand entrance it’s the flower girl who captivates everyone’s eyes and hearts. I mean, how darling is she as she coyly makes her way to the altar with coaxing from guests along the way? She may dump all the petals in one spot, or she may manage to perfectly place them …

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  Spring is in full bloom! And so are the showers! …and we mean showers of love, happiness, and best wishes for the bride to be! If you are planning a bridal shower, make sure to have a checklist of the 7 things that every bridal shower needs! 1. A perfect shower starts with a …

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Now that we’ve got the guys covered, let’s take care of your girls. Girls are pretty easy to shop for — think simple, sentimental and sweet — but they too, like groomsmen, would love something practical that they will actually use. It’s important that you leave plenty of time when getting gifts for your gals — trust us, …

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One deed that should never go undone is gifting the people who have been instrumental in your wedding and wedding planning process — most importantly, your wedding party. Girls are pretty easy to gift, but groomsmen on the other hand, can be a little trickier. We’re here to help! It’s important that you secure your gifts …

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Sons and daughter, nieces and nephews, cousins and even your best friends’ little cuties … are you at a loss in terms of how incorporate all of the kiddos in the big day’s festivities? Well, stress no longer as we’ve compiled a quick list of ideas and inspiration on how to make even the smallest …

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As we mentioned in our recent post, mismatched bridesmaid fashion is what’s hot for 2015. You know we love this trend, so we recently got lost in Weddington Way‘s selection of scrumptious mix-and-match styles. With endless designs to choose from — short, long, structured, tailored, flowy, you name it — and an easy DIY showroom to …

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  Flowers will never be passé for the big day, but it you’re looking to switch things up a bit and equip your ladies with something special and unconventional, we love that, too. Plus, bouquets and floral arrangements can easily become one of the biggest chunks of your wedding budget. Sound familiar? The good news …

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getting ready wedding inspiration

When it comes to your wedding morning, you want to feel relaxed, pampered and ready to enjoy the day. From mimosas with your bridesmaids to a makeup artist by your side, there are plenty of ways to make yourself feel more comfortable and prepared. And that includes a special little something to slip into as …

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What to think about when choosing your bridesmaids

Have you yet to ask your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids and stand beside you at the altar when you say, “I do?” Are you trying to figure out who you actually want walking down the aisle with you on your big day? There’s a lot to think about when choosing your bridesmaids. From who …

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