A Golden Treasure Found Online – PrimeStyle.com

Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Wedding Favor Blowout!

Just a heads-up for those brides looking for favors and gifts: NOW is the time to buy them! American Bridal is having an end-of-the-Year blowout sale and today is the last day to buy! Up to 80% off really great wedding favors, accessories, and gift ideas!     … [Read more...]

Unique & Fun Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

You have many things on your mind while planning a wedding, but don't forget to say thank you to the bridesmaids who have stood by your side through it all! A small (or large!) bridesmaid gift will let her know how much you appreciate all her loving help and support. Choose something special that she will treasure throughout her life. It doesn't have to be expensive, just something thoughtful that you think she'll like. It's best to buy the same gift for everyone, but you can personalize it … [Read more...]

Wrapping Paper Table Runners & More!

A beautiful and inexpensive way to create table runners for your wedding: wrapping paper! You can cut them to any length, roll it down the center of the table, and voila-- gorgeous tables in no time at all. Plus, for a really finished look, you can layer them, or create matching place mats or gift favor boxes. You can also embellish the table runners/place mats by gluing ribbons or other trimming along the sides of the wrapping paper. Scrap-booking papers, while smaller, also provide lots of … [Read more...]

Wedding Traditions with a Twist

Tradition is a wonderful thing, but there's nothing wrong with having a little fun at the same time! Here are some great ideas for keeping wedding customs fresh! * * * * * * * * All photos from Martha Stewart Wedding Twist on Something Old: Here's a great idea! An heirloom brooch takes on a new life when you attach it to a wide piece of ribbon and wearing it as a cuff!  (Brooch, General Whimsy) Twist on Something New: Not everything needs to be tangible. … [Read more...]

10 Innovative Gift Ideas for your Groomsmen (Father-of-the-Bride & Gooms too!)

We all know it's hard to find cool, meaningful, useful gifts for the guys in your life. Ties and watches are always nice, but how many does a guy need, already? If you're looking for a gift for the man-who's-hard-to-please, or the guy-who's-got-everything, we have an amazing array of gift ideas from AmericanBridal for you! * * 1. Personalized MP3 Cooler Bag For the man who likes to celebrate outdoors, this brilliant bag is, quite simply, a portable party! Snacks and music go, great if … [Read more...]

Feel-Good Bridal Registry: Give to Charity

Charitable wedding registries are a good way to share the love you feel by helping others less fortunate and making our world a better place. Instead of collecting more household items or fat checks, this idea appeals particularly to couples who have just about everything they need already. Plus, your guests will appreciate doing a good deed that benefits others and makes the bride and groom happy. Everyone wins! Here's another good idea, while you're at it: The guys at GroomGroove.com … [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...]

Rituals in Marriage: An indication of your special bond

When I think about the word "romance" I tend to think about things like... a wedding day or a honeymoon... an unexpected love note, a surprise gift, or a special anniversary candle-lit dinner. What do these things have in common? They are all once-in-a-lifetime or even once-in-a-while events, and this is what seems to make them special. But does something need to be a novelty or a surprise to make it special and romantic? Karen Sherman, Ph.D., (www.drkarensherman.com),a practicing … [Read more...]

Wedding Gift Etiquette: Is your presence present enough?

Urbzen's post "Enraged to be Married" has a few thing to say ways a bride and groom can celebrate their wedding day (wedding week?) without making their friends and family members want to smother them with an embroidered satin pillow. And in regards to gifts... That’s precisely what they are, gifts. Marriage is an important milestone, but your particular life choices don’t mean that anybody owes you anything beyond a warm “Congratulations.” And please spare everyone the lecture on how much a … [Read more...]