Are you into the latest trend of designing your own wedding dress, ring or shoes?
Although weddings may seem timelessly romantic, every wedding season ushers in a series of new trends: doggie attendants, YouTube invitations, dry receptions. Now, it seems that Project Runway-channeling brides are adopting "design it yourself" wedding and engagement gear as the latest in wedding trends. Are you into this trend?
Are the wedding photographs really worth the trouble?
Well, we're ankle deep in wedding season, with the real push starting Memorial Day, and Vera Wang Chung-ing it straight through Labor Day. And it seems like the biggest concern for most wedding parties is the pictures. Many brides, grooms and mothers of the bride are strict adherents to the saying that, while your marriage may not last forever, the photographs will. But while a wedding is a big deal, the days, weeks and decades after, it can be argued, are far more important.
One bride explains her very modern view of weddings, and why her father didn't give her away.
The first thing you need to know is that Dan asked me to marry him while we were brushing our teeth. We had been together for almost 10 years at that point, living together for five, and we had plenty of people despairing as to whether we would ever get around to tying the knot. We finally settled matters after flossing.
Big romantic gestures? Not our thing. We like to lie around eating ice cream straight from the container and watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia reruns. But then we jumped into planning mode for the wedding, a day that's supposed to be nothing but romantic moments and symbolic traditions. And even two cynics like ourselves couldn't help getting caught up in all the excitement. But when it came to walking being a bride and walking down the aisle, did I want my father to give me away?
Wondering how to lose weight for your wedding? Do it with a healthy diet—don't be a starving bride.
Many brides feel the pressure to look like a movie star when they walk down the aisle. According to a 2007 study from Cornell University, more than 70 percent of brides-to-be want to lose weight before their wedding. We investigate what's behind the trend, and how to lose weight the healthy way.
If you were a bridesmaid—or even just a wedding guest—in 2009, you know that some of the year's hottest knot-tying trends were truly trying. Personally, if we never see another multi-tiered-cupcake cake, bride-and-groom karaoke number or cutesy custom cocktail (the Matt-'n-Tina-tini, anyone?), we could die alone and happy. But just when you thought it was safe to go back to the chapel, here's a forecast of some of the most annoying things you'll most likely be asked to embrace at weddings in 2010.
Being a bride's right-hand woman is great. Here's why.
Being a bridesmaid gets a bad rap, especially because of 27 Dresses. Personally, I find it to be quite an honor (but ask me again in 23 more dresses). Usually when you're a member of the bridal party, you think of the hassle and expense, but I had so much fun that today, I'm going to remind us all why it's good to be a bridesmaid.
Why one bride said yes to marriage and no to a wedding, until her groom offered to plan it himself.
Last year, when Jay got on one knee in Battery Park in Manhattan and proposed, I accepted and realized I was filled with joy—at the prospect of spending the rest of my life with him—then panic, associated with the idea of becoming a bride. So after saying yes, I said, "Let's elope!" trying to make it sound bright, shiny and enticing. To my frustration, his response was, "No way!" I threw my hands in the air and issued my challenge: "Fine. You're planning this thing."