Wedding planning can be a time for some serious self-discovery (for better or for worse). From stress-management to decisiveness to communication skills, you’re likely to learn a whole lot about who you are (and what you’re made of) while you gear up for the big day. Here are ten self-revelations you’ll likely experience while getting ready for your wedding.
A wedding on the beach is such a good idea — it's relaxing and romantic. But other than a sandy aisle and white resin chairs, not a lot of couples know what to do with this space. Things can get tricky with an aisle runner (which we don't recommend), and sometimes beaches won't allow anything thrown, included rose petals or confetti. Finding out the rules and regulations is part of the planning process for one amazing beach wedding.
Traditionally, the bridal shower is reserved for the bride's nearest and dearest. But what about when there are two grooms? Or when you're only close with the groom and want to celebrate him? Introducing the bro-dal shower — "like a bridal shower... for dudes." The editors at BuzzFeed Life just threw two fun showers for their betrothed male coworkers.
One of the reasons we love flower girls and ring bearers so much is because of their wild unpredictability. And this past weekend, four-year-old flower girl Anderson surprised everyone when she decided to smooch the ring bearer, Ike, during the formal bridal photos!
I love candles. Their soft glow easily transforms the look of a room, and the wonderful scents are a testament to the benefits of aromatherapy. As my friends and family well know, I never tire of receiving candles as gifts, and I keep one on my desk at all times and light several at home in the evening. They make great gifts for your bridal party, family members or as a special thank-you to vendors or anyone who’s gone above and beyond in helping you plan the big day. Here’s a rundown of some unique candles for family and friends or to use for your own enjoyment.
Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com just announced the winners of their Eleventh Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest, and this year's dresses are even more incredible and elaborate than in the past. And for the first time, the winning dress will be transformed into a real-life wedding dress by Kleinfeld Bridal!
Here in the United States, many of our wedding traditions are borrowed from other cultures — but there are a few that haven't quite crossed the border. Cheapflights put together this infographic filled with some of the most unique wedding customs around the world.
The long, sun-drenched days of summer are so appealing for weddings. But before you plan an outdoor wedding during these steamy months, there are a few important things you need to keep in mind:
1. You'll need to book your date early. Not only is it the most popular time of year to get married — meaning the best venues book up quickly — but you're also going to be competing for your guests' attention; between vacations and other weddings, it pays to let your wedding VIPs know your date as early as possible so that they don't make other commitments.
As you plan your wedding and prepare to take your vows, don’t forget about your marriage license! It may seem like a simple piece of paperwork, but a marriage license is the single document that legally marks you as married. Here are answers to the top six questions brides ask about marriage licenses so you’re in the know before you walk down the aisle.
The red rose is classic. It's timeless. But that doesn't mean is has to be boring! In celebration of National Red Rose day, here are 15 fresh ways to use this beloved flower from one of our favorite florists, Tantawan Bloom.
1. Mix light and dark red to give your bouquet more depth.