If you’re currently engaged or about to become engaged, welcome to a wild, wonderful world of stress. Sure, planning a wedding is the happiest sort of stress, but there are better ways to approach your walk down the aisle. Humor is a wonderful tension reliever that can slice premarital tension to ribbons. Learn to Love …

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For the entire history of the weddings, brides were obliged to go to tailors and specialized shops to choose the perfect dress. DevotionDresses.com is here to change the rules of the game. The Master of European Craftsmanship The use of the modern technology while remaining true to tradition is what makes up DevotionDresses.com. Sustaining our …

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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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Buying wedding jewelry can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re looking for something unique. It’s important to get it just right, after all, this is the lasting symbol of the most important relationship of your life. Antique and vintage jewelry have a character all of their own. Such finely-crafted heirlooms have been handed down through generations …

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Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. For many, this is more than the motivation they need to get into top shape. But, it’s certainly not the only reason. Your wedding day, the celebrations beforehand, and your honeymoon are going to to be physically strenuous. You’re going to need plenty of …

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One of the many decisions you have to make about your wedding is the makeup. Airbrush makeup is a popular trend among brides after celebrities increasingly used it to look camera-ready. It involves applying lightweight makeup through an air gun machine. It creates a flawless, matte finish that lasts all day. If you cannot decide …

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Help yourself navigate the often-challenging waters of wedding planning with one or a few helpful apps. Dozens upon dozens of wedding apps are available, however some belong in the wedding planning pantheon. Let’s look at some of these apps to get you started, shall we? iWeddingDeluxe–The Wedding Planner Described as an “all-encompassing” wedding app, iWeddingDeluxe …

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Wedding invite etiquette…it remains a viable topic within the industry. Paper invites are still the norm, as evites and Facebook invites are considered poor taste. Let’s look at the top five wedding invite questions to help you navigate this part of planning. Question #1: When Should I Send My Invitations? Tradition states invitations go out …

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  Monetary gifts are increasingly common wedding presents. They eliminate the hassle of dealing with the registry and provide the bride and groom with what they need: money. However, many wonder what the appropriate money amount is to give the happy couple. Let’s find out: Your Relationship To The Couple The amount of money you …

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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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Airbrush makeup has become a popular wedding trend in recent years, and it’s not exactly difficult to understand why. The Hollywood makeup mainstay involves a makeup artist loading a small spray gun with specially-diluted pigment that results in a flawless, even finish. If you’re considering airbrush makeup for your upcoming nuptials, read on to discover …

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Pinterest is the social media platform known for providing great idea after great idea, many of which belong to the wedding sphere. We’ve rounded up some of the best options to inspire you as you prepare for your big day. Check them out! Groom Cake Want to make a special cake just for your groom? …

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Whether you are new to this country or simply want to learn more about Western wedding traditions, read on. Feel free to incorporate them into your wedding…or not! It’s your big day, so what you and your partner want is what’s most important. Tradition #1: It’s Bad Luck For The Groom To See The Bride …

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Need some assistance planning your wedding? There’s an app for that! Check out the following apps to help you plan your wedding, especially if your budget doesn’t include money for a wedding planner (and that’s okay!): Ringfinder – The Private Collection of Southern African Diamonds This free app is here to help you with your …

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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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She’ll want to carry it around all the days leading up to the wedding. She’ll keep her wedding binder, Pinterest copies and more tucked away inside. Every bride-to-be needs a bridal tote to keep it all organized. So, why do you surprise her with one! Check out 8 of our favorites and spoil her a …

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1. Dr. Scholl’s Mole Skin: Probably our favorite item on this list. Your wedding day is not the day to be limping around with blisters from your shoes rubbing in all the wrong places. Pre-remedy this by slapping moleskin on in all the places where there’s potential to rub. 2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: A good …

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From vintage botanical prints for invitations to bloomified table linens and even flower-filled bridal gowns, florals are on-trend for spring and summer wedding decor and fashion. There’s something incredibly chic about featuring florals front and center in your wedding design elements. And don’t think florals can’t be subtle, either. Softer patterns and colors make for …

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Purple is absolutely perfect. But lavender? Even better. We’re head over heels for the light shade of purple that steals the show in wedding-day palettes. Lavender is feminine but not over-the-top girly, so you can accomplish that soft look without turning off your groom. Pair lavender with sage green and mint for decadent hue harmony. …

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We’ve already talked about how braids are all the rage, but we’re currently swooning on a specific type. Meet fishtails. Whimsical, ethereal and over-the-top gorgeous, fishtails are über popular with the daring brides who aren’t afraid to opt for a different hairdo on the big day. With bangs, to the side, teased, neat, messy — …

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Are you torn between the big ball gown and something more flirty and fun? Why not say ‘yes’ to two dresses? It’s becoming more and more commonplace for brides to ditch the big gown and change into a party dress after they walk down the aisle. They want to be free to dance, make the rounds and …

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Thanks to fashionista Whitney Port sporting the style for her wedding to Tim Rosenman, high-low dresses are flying high in bridal couture. If you’re waffling between a short and long style, a high-low dress is the best of both worlds, varying from just a dip to a full-out mini front. This type of dress is …

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Nude is having a major moment in the makeup world right now. Barely-there shadows, blush, bronzer, lip stick, liner and gloss are at the heart of every beauty line out there. And brides are jumping on the bandwagon! Nude is neutral, easy to wear and versatile — fitting for the bride who wants a more au naturel look on …

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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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Elegant, timeless and feminine, pearls are the perfect addition to your big day. If you’re looking to bring a little sheen to your decor and wedding-day embellishments, pearls are the way to go. Perhaps what we love most about them is their understated quality — you won’t find pearls trying to steal the show like other …

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Strapless, spaghetti straps, plunging v-neck, cropped, ball gown, a-line — no matter the neckline, shape or style, there’s always room for pockets. For a while now, pockets have been finding their way into bridal couture designs; however, when they made their debut, they were seemingly always found on an a-line dress fashioned from heavier fabric. …

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Up-do? Down and flowy? If you can’t decide between the two dos, why not go with something in between? Enter half-up, half-down hairstyles. Whether you part and sweep your hair back, poof and pin, straighten or curl, the achieved look is classy, put-together and simply gorgeous. While we adore a bridal up-do, there’s something utterly ethereal …

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We’ve talked quite a bit about the growing popularity of different holiday-themed weddings in past posts; but, if we had to choose one special occasion as our favorite for a wedding, it would be — hands-down — Valentine’s Day. It is the day devoted to love, after all. From hearts to roses, arrows, cupid, kisses …

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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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Strapless gowns have reigned the wedding world for so long now, but when it comes to winter nuptials, we say step aside, strapless, and hello, sleeves. Lace, tulle, beaded, embroidered  — however you sport ’em, they are equally to die for. There is something completely elegant and captivating about baring less. Remember Kate Middleton’s sleeved gown? After all, …

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They first made their way on the scene in the 1920s and 1930s, and have since made a huge comeback in the name of bohemian chic. We seriously swoon for Juliet Cap Veils — they are majestic, feminine and reminiscent of a fairy tale. Whether you pair it with a ball gown, a-line or form-fitting …

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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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No doubt we love soft, dainty makeup for the blushing bride — but we’re big fans of drama, too. And fall-time nuptials provide a darker, more colorful backdrop for a bride to break out the deep plum lips and smoky ash eyes. There’s something beautifully dramatic about the juxtaposition of a white gown against autumnal …

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With harvest in full swing and bounty at your fingertips, there isn’t a more beautiful time of year to build a wedding bouquet. From rich colors to earthy grass, wheat, moss, succulents and leaves, the options go beyond your average blooms for your bridal bouquet. Perhaps what’s most charming about the 10 inspiring bouquets below is …

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While the bridal market is saturated with thousands of fabulous designers and stores, we can’t help but play favorite to a few. Topping our list? Pronovias. As we begin previewing bridal fashion for the coming year, we have fallen head over heels for the Spanish designer’s 2016 collection. From illusion necklines, boat necks and deep Vs, to …

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