Brides & Grooms

Here’s how to remain calm, cool and anxiety-free during one of the most stressful times of your life — your wedding


 Everyone has met a Bridezilla or at least knows about a bride-to-be who turned into an overstressed, crazy person when planning her wedding.
 That’s because wedding planning can be one of the most stressful endeavors known to the bride. 
 Let’s face it; you and your family are spending literally tens of thousand...

Today’s bride can choose many stylish options, from veils and hats to flowers and tiaras


 While the traditional veil still holds importance for many brides, it is no longer the be-all and end-all accessory. 
 Bridal hats, birdcage styles with netting, non-traditional colors and other styles are all alternatives to the traditional bridal veil in 2019.
 For brides who love the romantic and pure symbolism of a traditional veil, t...

Don’t let a few differences of opinion blow up into huge family drama


 Your future in-laws are a very important part of your partner’s past and present and soon will become a very real presence in your own life. It’s best to try and handle any problems or conflicts with grace and composure.
 Here are a few of the most common differences of opinion that arise between couples, their parents and the future in-laws:

My mother-in-la...

This shouldn’t be taken lightly, but there are ways to handle this very sensitive situation


 You and your girlfriend have been friends forever, but she has suddenly become an entirely different person and that has totally changed the dynamics of your friendship.
 Or, you’ve enjoyed a fairly new friendship with a woman at work and you two clicked so closely that you wanted to include her in your wedding, and now you have found...

You may think that the wedding day is all about the bride, but the truth is, you want to look good, too. Your wedding day will actually be the first time you formally present yourself to the world as a married couple.
 To dress for this very special occasion, you’ll be looking at either wearing a tuxedo or suit, depending on the formality of the wedding. “Most bridal gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses are still formal traditional...


 Oh, my gosh, I thought he’d never ask! 
 This just might be the modern-day response to an “on bended knee” proposal, especially when you and your boyfriend have been together for years. Your hopeful wants-to-be-a-grandma-someday mom asks every Christmas, “Did you get a ring yet?”
 Even though the exact history of the one knee proposal is unclear, it is said that this tradition harkens back to the chivalry of the Middle Ages,...

Finding the perfect wedding dress takes five minutes for some and months for others. 
 Kaylee Harris, who graduated from Linden High School in 2011, is getting married in the fall of 2018. She only tried on two dresses before finding “the one.”
 “I tried on two more dresses after that and put it back on because I knew it was the one,” she said. “It was the first time I went dress shopping. I knew it was the one because of the...

 To every wedding, there is a season, and you’ll want to pick the season that best matches your

dream wedding personality.
 You’ll also want to keep in mind certain holidays that could be a conflict in planning your wedding, as well as your own personal work/school schedule and other family events taking place.

Winter bride
 Winter is a magical time of year for weddings, with a beautiful backdrop of a snow-blanketed landscape...


 You’re the one getting married but it’s your mom who’s turned into Momzilla!
 She’s taking over all the decisions and taking all the fun out of planning your big day. She’s more worried about what she’s going to look like on your wedding day than you are.
 Whether your mom is well-meaning or malicious, the stress of planning “the most perfect day ever” can send your mother-daughter relationship over the stratosphere. Things...

Brides have many options for the perfect dress, from online shopping to rental or ‘pre-loved’

Your bridal gown is the focal point of your wedding day, so you want it to reflect your style, your personality and your budget.
 But there are many options available to today’s brides in choosing just the perfect wedding dress. Yes, you can buy a top-of-the-line designer gown for $5,000 and up, but you can also choose an average-
pric...

January 19, 2017

Last-minute wedding pointers

 While those last few weeks before a wedding day can be hectic, it’s important that couples stay focused and remember to perform a handful of tasks as their big day draws closer. And don’t forget to relax and enjoy!

Write some checks.
Many vendors expect final payment a week or two before the ceremony, and it’s imperative that couples make these payments on time. Revisit all of your contracts to dete...

Interesting trends note that October and September are among the most popular wedding months 

Weddings by the numbers
Most recent statistics available are from 2015
• Average Wedding Cost (excludes honeymoon): $32,641 (up from $31,213 in 2014)

• Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $82,299 average spent

• Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Alaska, $17,361 average spent
• Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,469

• Ave...

January 12, 2017

When couples tie the knot, many changes are in store, many compromises will be made and many lasting memories will be created. But in the weeks and months before their big days, couples can easily get caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning, never taking inventory of their feelings until their wedding days have arrived.

Come their wedding days, couples should not be surprised if some nerves set in. A survey from the anxi...

January 12, 2017

The perfect dress is on the wish list of many a bride-to-be, but no bridal ensemble is truly complete until the bride chooses her veil.

Veils have been worn by brides at their weddings for centuries. Veils can be traced back to the Middle East, where veils helped protect against the weather while also preserving the modesty of the bride. In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, veils were used as protection against evil spirits.

Acco...

January 12, 2017

Weddings are a chance for couples tying the knot to be the center of attention. All eyes will be glued to the bride and groom on this special day, which makes it even more important for couples to look their collective best.

Brides might garner most of the attention on a couple's wedding day, but dashing grooms also will get their share of attention. As a result, grooms must be just as diligent as their blushing brides with reg...

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