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We recommend skipping bridal shops and traditional dresses altogether. Try searching for maxi and evening dresses from your favorite online retailers like Shopbop, ASOS, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Browse our picks for the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses that are as elegant as they are affordable.
From ideas and trends to décor, invites and games, here's how to hit it out of the park when it comes to bridal shower planning.
Every woman who's been to a wedding knows the feeling of not catching the bouquet. You're momentarily disappointed, but then you move on (there is cake, after all). But some ladies are so determined to catch that flower arrangement that, well, things can get a little ugly.
Celebs are always in the spotlight, except for the few hours they have to step back and support a friend on their special day. That's right, even celebrities throw on bridesmaid gowns for their friends and family. Check out this list of the fourteen celebs you didn't know were bridesmaids.
Bride Katie Dalby didn't want to exclude anyone, literally anyone, from her big day — so she had 80 bridesmaids at her wedding.
By Holly Lefevre, Author of The Everything Bridesmaid Book, for GalTime I was a wedding planner in Los Angeles for years. I loved it. I quickly caught on to the do's and don't of selecting my clients. I can honestly say that after all the years spent walking people down the aisle, I worked with some amazing couples and families (really, I am not lying!)
Picking out your wedding colors can be tricky. Not only are there so many to choose from, but you will want to make sure your choices complement each other. Knowing how to mix colors — and the meanings behind your favorite shades — can make your special day more personal and more vibrant!
St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, and we can't help but feel the Irish love. We're all about green beer, shamrocks, and leprechauns, but there's a lot more to Irish tradition than the commercialized side of the holiday — especially when it comes to Irish wedding traditions.
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From Shape, here are some phenomenally creative tips for throwing a healthy bachelorette party, including yoga, hiking in the woods and even running a triathlon.
If you're getting married this summer and wondering what to give your bridesmaids, look no further. The Frisky has come up with the distinguishing, creative bride's gift guide, featuring poetry books, silk scarves and unusual chocolate flavors. So be boring no more and make your bridal party the hippest around with these quirky favors.
Congratulations, you're engaged! If you plan to have a wedding, even a small one, here comes the next part: planning the biggest party of your life. But when do you mail the invitations? How should you style your hair? Do you have to give out favors? There are tons of choices when it comes to weddings and tons of books, blogs and websites to help brides with those choices. But wading through so much information could easily send you into wedding overload, so we did the work for you and selected our 10 favorite resources for all things wedding.
If I hear one more person describe Bridesmaids as "the female version of The Hangover," I'm going to Kristen Wiig out. Why do we have to label a movie that's hilarious in its own right as the female version of something else? Well, actually I know why. Because a lot of comedies starring women aren't exactly thought of as "funny." And a lot of wedding-related movies are cheesier than they are clever and witty. Bridesmaids is a long overdue exception. Despite its title and premise, it's not really about a wedding, either. We don't even really meet the groom. The movie is about two best friends growing in different directions. Annie (Kristen Wiig) is stuck in a dead-end job after the bakery she opened—and the boyfriend who helped her run it—both go out of business. Her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) has always been her cheerleader and confidante. But their relationship changes when Lillian gets engaged and asks Annie to be the maid of honor.
Whether you're a bride, part of the wedding party, or merely a guest who's excited to dress up and get wasted on someone else's tab, the wedding experience is something we're all familiar with. But when I was a bridesmaid in my ex-girlfriend's wedding, I didn't really know what to expect. On a hot summer day, not too long ago, I packed my red chiffon bridesmaid dress and boarded a plane heading north. Landing in Portland, I was greeted by my ex, Anna, the bride, and her nervous-looking, soon-to-be husband, Dean. Dean and I had only met once before when the two of them were on their way to Costa Rica and had a twelve-hour layover in L.A. They crashed at my place, where Dean kept a tight grip around Anna's waist and eyed me suspiciously all night.