By Claire Bowes Planning a wedding? Wondering how important it is to make sure the style and color of the bridesmaid dresses match your wedding theme? For that matter, are bridesmaid dresses really so critical anyway? After all, won’t all eyes be on the bride on her big day? Actually, bridesmaid dresses do play an …

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A couple years ago, I went to two weddings that demonstrated polar opposite philosophies about bridesmaid’s dresses. You didn’t know that choosing a dress for your bridesmaids was philosophical? Well, now you do. At the first wedding, the brides were all dressed in a very plain, form-fitting dress. Now, I’m a guy, so I can’t …

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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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When one of your closest friends or beloved family members asks you to participate in the celebration of her marriage, your most immediate reaction will probably be gratitude and excitement, followed by a flurry of questions such as: Where will the wedding be? How much will your bridesmaid’s dress cost? Will you get along with …

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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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Planning a wedding? If you are a bride planning a wedding, you know just how stressful things can be. From selecting a venue, organizing the seating chart, sending out invitations, selecting a color theme, tasting the cake, finding wedding music for your first dance as the new Mr. and Mrs., and choosing the perfect wedding …

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wedding checklist things you forget

With so much happening before a wedding, it’s easy to let little things and even big tasks fall by the proverbial wayside. If you’re paranoid about forgetting something, or a bunch of things, check out the following checklist of “big and small” tasks to remind yourself of what still needs handling! Printed Items Aside from …

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choosing bridesmaids

How To Choose Your Bridesmaids   Planning a wedding is all about making choices: the dress, the venue, the cake, the music, the décor…perhaps one of the biggest choices is who to have as your bridesmaids. If feeling a bit overwhelmed in terms of who to pick, check out the following five questions to ask …

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maid of honor duties

Maid of Honor Duties: Your Quick Official Checklist Maybe you’ve recently been selected as your bestie’s maid of honor or maybe you’re a bride trying to figure out who best to fit the job, whatever the case we’re divulging a foolproof checklist to help nail down the details. As maid/matron of honor, you have a …

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bridesmaid questions

Three Important Bridesmaid Etiquette Questions Answered Asking friends and family to be bridesmaids in your wedding is a big responsibility and comes with a laundry list of tasks, especially on the day of the wedding. And what is one of the main tasks on said wedding day? Hair and makeup! Check out the following wedding makeup etiquette …

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                                              Your bridesmaids are your closest friends and the women you’ve selected to be by your side when you say “I do” — so telling them how much they mean to you should …

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Wedding planning is filled with excitement and anticipation, but it can also feel like an overwhelming full-time job. To help make the process more manageable, employ some outside help, and you’ll save yourself both time and stress. Here are four wedding tasks you should consider outsourcing: Wedding Vows – While some people may think this …

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Bachelorette Party Games

  Your sister, niece, best friend or favorite co-worker just got engaged, and guess who’s been asked to host the bridal shower? After the first flush of excitement, you might be left wondering if you’re up to the task. No need to worry. Just follow these top bridal shower-hosting do’s and don’ts, and your shower …

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We recently wrote an article about how expensive it is to be a bridesmaid.  The cost of being part of perfect wedding can really add up and the bridal shower is a big expense.  So, In order to help you still meet all your responsibilities but not break the bank we have come up with …

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bridesmaid costs

It costs about $1,700 to be a bridesmaid, according to a WeddingChannel.com 2010 survey. Among the biggest expenses are traveling to the wedding, the bachelorette party, and the bridal shower. Many bridesmaids don’t realize how quickly the expenses add up, says Amy Eisinger, the site’s associate editor. “From the moment they announce the engagement, to …

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maid of honor tips

    Looking to be the best darn Maid of Honor in the known world? A multi-faceted role, taking on Maid of Honor duties requires you to act as the bride’s go-to person for just about every wedding-related thing there is. Let’s take a look at 11 steps that will ensure you rock it! 1) Play Offensive …

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maid of honor duties

As the Maid of Honor, you  have a whole lot of stuff to do! You are the bride’s go-to person, helping her get things done and providing emotional support every step of the way. Acting as Maid of Honor and performing all the necessary duties also helps prepare you for your own wedding! Being chosen …

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Your best friend is getting married, and while you’re totally honored and not at all surprised that she just asked you to be her MOH, you suddenly realize that you have no idea what a maid of honor is actually responsible for. Have no fear—if you’re kind, thoughtful, and willing to help, you’ll do great. …

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Are you still on the look out for the bridesmaid dress that is going to wow everybody? Recently, one of the greats started a wedding collection that gives bridesmaids lots of options. Like the Ann Taylor wedding dresses, this collection of bridesmaid dresses is awesome. Everything you need to celebrate in style. At Team Wedding …

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maid of honor

When many people hear “maid of honor speech,” thoughts of My Best Friend’s Wedding, Bridesmaids and Wedding Crashers come rushing to mind. If the drama surrounding these movie speeches are cluttering your thoughts, and you’re afraid you’ll hear crickets following your toast, use these five tips to wow the crowd and deliver a speech the …

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She’s your best friend or sister or oldest friend since childhood and she’s getting married. You’ve been asked to be the maid of honor for her special day and with that honor comes various expectations and responsibilities. The titles The bridal party consists of the maid or matron of honor, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen and …

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bridesmaid duties

Being asked to be a chief bridesmaid is a great honor: it means that your friend thinks you’re the most organized, trustworthy and fun loving person she knows to do the job. However, if you’ve never been a chief bridesmaid before, it can seem a little daunting (especially if you’ve never been married!) You’ll have …

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Advantage Bridal

A little bling for the bridal party goes a long way! Custom rhinestone tank tops, tees and apparel for brides and bridesmaids look cute and make great gifts, too! If you don’t know what to get the bride or bridesmaid who has everything or simply want to give a unique gift for that special girl …

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You, the bride, have purchased the perfect wedding dress for your wedding ceremony, but now you will have to focus on finding the appropriate bridesmaids’ dresses, because your friends must be beautiful and elegant at your wedding ceremony. Let’s say that you have found the perfect colour and model for these dresses, but, what about …

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bridesmaids movie

Chick flicks. They make us laugh, cry, and dream about the perfect fairy tale ending. What many women don’t realize is these movies do a lot more than stir our emotions. They teach us about life and relationships, but most importantly they teach us how to have a fabulous wedding! The Wedding Crashers Most important …

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Now that summer is approaching with fast steps we’re sure that you already got arranged almost all the stuff for your summer wedding. The only thing remaining is to attach to your wedding dress a nice looking bridesmaid dress…. What we would consider appropriate for being worn by bridesmaids in an open air wedding during …

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At the level of the bridesmaid clothing the situation stays in the same way as in the case of the wedding dresses – the options for which you can apply for are indeed various, but not as glamorous as those related to the bridal gowns. Of course, this is a normal thing when it comes …

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designer bridesmaid dresses

The wedding dress search can seem like the most difficult part of your style search, but finding  bridesmaids dresses can impose many more issues to take into account. Bridesmaid dress designers have lots of styles they create and it is very important that bridesmaid dress styles must be agreed upon by various girls of different shapes and …

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bridal shower etiquette

Many people agree that the very first bridal shower, many years ago, helped to bring the end of the dowry system. Friends and family showered a young woman whose father wouldn’t give her a dowry with many of the items she and her groom would need to begin a life together. It evolved into parties …

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bridesmaids

In the movie 27 Dresses, one of Jane’s (main character) “duties” as a bridesmaid, apparently, is to hold the bride’s dress while the bride is …well…using the restroom.  Now, I’m not sure that exact duty would be listed in any etiquette book.  And, there lies the problem.  What exactly are the duties of today’s 21st-century …

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choosing your wedding party

The ideal wedding party should look something like a group photo of the people who are nearest and dearest to you. Family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers are the most common attendants, but this is not necessarily the case for everyone. We understand deciding who to include in your bridal party is not so simple, and …

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