We are in the middle of engagement season, and while you may be a recently engaged bride-to-be or you have been engaged for a long time, you are probably already thinking of people who will stand by your side on the big day. Some of you probably already have a list in your notes app that you have been adding to or taking away since college. But, how many people should you have at your wedding? Are they the right fit? Do you sisters-in-law need all those bridesmaids? Well, we have some answers for you! Continue reading "#AskTheBridesmaid – Bridesmaids. How Many Do You Ask To Be In Your Wedding?" »
Are you a bride or MOH (maid-of-honor) in charge of planning a bridal shower? Then we have several great themes for your party! Don't settle for a typical party theme, but instead get creative with one of these options: Continue reading "#AskTheBridesmaid – 5 Bridal Shower Party Themes" »
Planning a wedding can be very stressful and a lot of work. This is a big event for the bride and groom, and you want everything to be perfect! When it comes to the dance portion of the evening, it can be easy to get nervous. Not everyone is a good dancer or feels prepared for this part of the reception. To put your mind at ease, here are some ground rules for the wedding dance! Continue reading "#FromtheGroom – Ground Rules for the Wedding Dance" »
There are about two weeks till Halloween which means engagement season is just around the corner. If you don't know what engagement season is, it is the time between November and February when most couples get engaged. Many think that engagement season is big partly due to social media and partly due to the fact that you will soon be around the majority of your family. Plus, Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day is typically a time of warm and happy occasions and it seems less likely that someone would say no. But, let's say you're not ready to pop the question. You've been dating your significant other for a while and you know many family and friends will be asking those annoying questions, "So when are you popping the question?" or "When do you plan on getting married?" Well, I've got some great answers for you to give. And, if you are ready to pop the question, just check out some of our older blogs for inspiration!
If you are a MOH (maid of honor) or bride who is planning a bachelorette party in the month of October, we have some fall-tastic ideas for you! There are so many more ideas that you can go with than your typical Las Vegas kind of party. Here are some that we love: Continue reading "#AskTheBridesmaid – Bachelorette Parties Perfect for October" »
If you've seen 27 Dresses, then you probably remember when the brides, in the beginning, tell Jane, "Aren't these dresses great? And the best thing is you can shorten it and wear it again." The dresses they are referring to are Jane's bridesmaid dresses. Jane knew this, of course, because she had 27 bridesmaid dresses sitting in her closet. Each dress she had only worn once. As a bridesmaid you may be spending, on average, $150 on you dress. This quite a chunk of change. Depending on what your bride wants you to do, you may get not get the option to choose your dress. However, if you do, we have some great styles that will allow you to wear that dress again and not worry about shortening it or adjusting it!
You and your fiancé may be formulating your guest list when the topic of whether or not you should invite your exes to the wedding comes up. Now, these are some rough waters to get through, but we have come up with a few tips on how to know which exes are given the green light to come to the wedding and which ones you should really forget about. Continue reading "#FromTheGroom – The Ex Guest List" »
Earlier this month we told you August was the month for the romantics, and thankfully August 2018 has not disappointed the romantics! With the recent release of Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, rom-com lovers have been buzzing with love for these movies. If you haven't seen these two wonderful movies, it's an absolute must- especially if you are about to plan your wedding. You will definitely want to see Crazy Rich Asians for some major inspo. However, we all know you may not have the 40 million dollar budget (you read that correctly: FORTY MILLION!) that Araminta Lee has in this wedding. So we are going to give you some tips on how to plan your crazy rich wedding on a budget! Continue reading "Plan Your Rom-Com Dream Wedding: Crazy Rich Asians" »
As the bride, you have leaned on your bridesmaids to help you get through different obstacles to get to the big day. Some have helped plan the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, the lingerie shower, etc. Some have calmed your nerves during stressful times, during planning, meeting with family members, and so much more. Some have even been there to help you plan the wedding. Whatever the case may be, your bridesmaids have been your support system. So, it only makes sense that you thank them in a way that shows your appreciation.
Now, depending on your budget, you can get them somthing extravagant or something more practical. No matter which way you go, you want to keep in mind the personality of each bridesmaid. Continue reading "#AskTheBridesmaid – Bridesmaids' Thank You Gifts" »
There are so many choices when it comes to the wedding cake. Do you want chocolate, strawberry, traditional wedding cake, etc. flavoring? What kind of icing should go on the cake? What about the style of the cake? Should it have two layers or three; or should it be a flat cake? The options are limitless and honestly can be daunting. You might even think, "Why not let my fiancé make those decisions?" You're just going to eat it in the end, and as long as it tastes good, that's all that matters. But, there is one cake that you really do need to care about. That cake is your groom's cake. This is where you get to show a bit of your personality.