Brides of a Feather: 2012 Wedding Gowns with Plumage

For the bride who wants something exotic, a gown embellished with feathers is the way to go.  Long or short, slinky or princess-y, adding plumes to your dress is a sure way to turn heads! We love it! Take a look at these gorgeous gowns and let us know what you think of the feather trend! * * * Below: This gown mixes soft tulle with a vibrant skirt of ostrich feathers, silk flowers, and crystals. (Ines di Santo via Martha Stewart Weddings) Below: The skirt of this ball gown is … [Read more...]

Wedding Vendors Provide Free Service to Deserving Couples

Much can be said about the big, bad, greedy wedding industry, determined to separate brides and grooms from their hard-earned money. So it's nice to know that some wedding vendors out there are showing a softer side, providing services free of charge to those who deserve it most. Bridal salons, photographers, florists, and ordinary citizens who want to do a good deed... there are more of them out there than you might be aware of! Photo from Jamie Collins Photography Free Gowns for … [Read more...]

5 Fall 2009 Wedding Ideas

Leaves are changing colors and there's a chill in the air. Everything changes with the season, from the foods to the fabrics, and even to the flowers that a bride will carry with her down the aisle. Autumn is a beautiful season for a wedding, and there are myriad ways to charm your guests. Keep things warm and cozy with these fun and festive fall wedding ideas! (image from eHow) 1. Hang amber-lit lanterns The warm-colored light perfectly coordinates with fall wedding colors.  With so much … [Read more...]

Saying I’m Sorry: Mending the Relationship

No one is perfect, and no doubt, one fine day, you will find yourself in the wrong. You know you messed up. Your partner is hurt. You need to say "I'm sorry," but do you know how to express a sincere apology?  Whether you've forgotten her birthday, insulted his mother, or been untrustworthy, make sure he/she knows how truly sorry you are. Diane Gottsman, a nationally recognized etiquette expert, shares some simple, yet effective ways to make an apology the right way.  As she reminds us on … [Read more...]

Spring’s Best & Worst Bridesmaids

Yay! Spring is finally here, and in honor of April we are presnting the winners of a little contest. The votes are in (OK, well, mine is really the only vote that counts here...) and we have a winner for SPRING'S BEST AND WORST BRIDESMAIDS!! Are you ready? Best! This picture looks a million times better if you see the original at Flickr, by the talented Flora Photography.  (You should definitely check it out here, as well as her other gorgeous wedding photography.)  I am just in love with … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning Priorities: Part 2

In our last post we talked about making a list of wedding planning priorities, and using this list to create a wedding budget. But now let's get real about what is really important on that list of priorities. Let's say you've always dreamed of getting married in New York City. But if you can save yourself $10,000 by getting married in your hometown, is the NYC wedding so important after all? If it is, go for it! But when you think of all the other things you can do with $10,000, getting married … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning: Picking a date in 2009

If you just got engaged, congratulations!! You are probably anxious to get out the calendar and pick a date so you can start planning the festivities. But think twice before scheduling a wedding, as some dates, weekends, and religious holidays could pose a problem for you or your guests. The Knot provides a list of dates that you might consider wedding "blackout" dates. Holiday Weekends Holiday weekend weddings have pros and cons. You've got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!); … [Read more...]

Five Breathtaking Destinations for your Vineyard Wedding

Many brides search for the ultimate outdoor wedding location to capture the romance of their special day. If you are looking for a wedding spot that's out of the ordinary, a vineyard may be the perfect destination, adding a touch of sophistication and elegance to your outdoor wedding.  Perfect Outdoor Weddings chose the top five vineyards where you can treat yourselves to beauty, serenity, enjoyable group activities, and fine wines, while celebrating the most wonderful day of your lives. 1. … [Read more...]

Do you need some SPANX?

Because if you do, now's the time to get them with free shipping (until January 6, 2009)! We all know that what you are wearing looks only as good as what's underneath it, and that's especially true with a wedding gown or other formal wear! So, if you need some body shapers, supportive bras, stockings, or other slimming apparel, Spanx will keep you sizzling hot even when it's co-o-o-old outside! Thanks to the Relentless Bride for the head's up on free shipping! We like free stuff! … [Read more...]

Two years later, the honeymoon is officially over!

According to new research, the happy honeymoon ends after exactly two years, six months, and 25 days. It's not that things come crashing down into irreparable fragments, it's just that couples get into a rut and start taking each other for granted. Researchers found that after second wedding anniversary, men are far more likely to leave dirty washing on the floor and the toilet seat up, while women stop wearing make-up, slouch around in pyjamas and hog the TV remote control. By the third … [Read more...]