Archives for August 2010

Must-Read Tips for Staying within your Wedding Budget

The most daunting part about planing a wedding, perhaps, is figuring out how to get the wedding you want within the budget you set forth. That's why a little financial planning will take you a long way to keeping you out of debt. Talk about money: Sit down with your fiance and go through your bank statements, pay stubs, bills, and other financial records. Discuss how much each of you can afford to put toward the wedding. Write it down: You might think this goes without saying, but some … [Read more...]

Dating Strategies for the Marriage-Minded

This is a website for brides... and brides-to-be! So if you are single but want to be married, here are the 5 golden rules for evaluating the prospects of long-term marital success. When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner, no one wants to make a mistake. Yet, with a divorce rate of close to 50 percent, it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to finding Mr./Ms. Right! If you ask most couples who are engaged why they're getting … [Read more...]

Beautiful Bridal Bouquets for Fall

Summer is on the wane, and everything shifts with the seasons in regard to wedding planning. From the foods to the colors to the fabrics, and of course the flowers a bride carries down the aisle. Celebrate the season with a deep, lush, majestic bouquet, like some of these pictured below! feature image: The bride at this California wedding, a floral designer by trade, composed her bouquet of plush 'Pieter B' and 'Evelyn' garden roses, bunny tails, and pink-edged variegated dogwood. Vintage … [Read more...]

Wedding Registry Do’s and Dont’s

You've got that registry gun thingy ready to go! Because when will you get another chance to walk into a department store and indulge your every whim without worrying about the price? But more than just the ultimate shopping trip, setting up a registry is an efficient way to let guests know what kind of gift you actually want. A registry also keeps track of who bought what and reduces the chance of receiving those hideous pieces that you can't imagine anyone would want! Even if you already … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Cake Designs

Wedding cakes are pretty, but can cost a pretty penny too, so here are a few ideas on how to cut costs but not sacrifice style. Martha Stewart Weddings has some brilliant ideas on how to create your own wedding cake, or turn a less expensive store-bought cake into a masterpiece. Best of all, none of these examples requires any great artistic ability! Pipe your own Roses Just about anyone can reproduce these bright, happy rose confections! Start with a plain fondant cake from a bakery. Next, … [Read more...]

Wedding Hairstyles Inspired by your Favorite Celebrities (Part 2)

When looking for real-life inspiration for your wedding hairstyle, there are always the stars of Hollywood to turn to! Beautiful and always well-groomed, these leading ladies lead the way when it comes to hairstyles worth imitating. These do's will have you all ready to walk down the red carpet-- and definitely down the isle! * Photos from In Style Weddings. * Jessica Alba's stylist Robert Ramos diffused her hair to coax out its natural wave, parted it in the middle and and … [Read more...]