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5 Things Every Mother of the Bride Should Do on the Wedding Day | Brides

The second most important woman at a wedding is the Mother of the Bride. No, seriously, she is also a "guest of honor" and that's why she sits in the key seat in the front row on the left side of the aisle. But along with the honor comes responsibility. After all, whether you've paid for it or not, …

6 Ways to Prevent Bridal Party Drama

When you throw together group of ladies whose only real common denominator is that they all have the same close friend, charge them with the task of planning multiple events for said friend — which means they’ll need to work together to set a budget and make something epic happen — well, you’re …

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What Your Invitation Font Says About Your Wedding

If wedding invitations really do set the tone for the wedding (and that's what they all say, right?), then the font you use couldn't be more important. It not only communicates to your guests what they can expect in terms of formality, but the overall style and theme of your big day are often …

How to Wear Pink Blush on Your Wedding Day

What's skin-brightening, face-flattering, and an absolute must for your wedding day? Pink blush! "It looks beautiful on every bride," says makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind. Here, her tips for getting it right.<p><b>Double up.</b><p>"Every bride needs two shades of pink blush," Liebeskind says. "You want a …

5 Awesome Alternatives to the Guest Book

As couples get more and more creative with their weddings (hello, crazy cake flavors), we're seeing a shift away from the traditional guest book. Want to give your guests a unique way to leave their mark at your wedding? Well, here are five awesome alternatives to the classic big day book.<p><b>1. Paint</b> …

How Much Does the Average Wedding Dress Cost?

For most future brides, it's all about the dress. But, what a bride-to-be <i>wants</i> and what they <i>can afford</i> are two very different things. Budgets come into play, especially as the planning for a wedding unfolds. For some, the dress can hold a higher place on the list of spending priorities, and setting …

Here’s How to Create a Wedding Website That’s Totally You

Your wedding website is where you share ALL the important information about your big day with your nearest and dearest. So you’re going to want to make sure it looks good. And sure, you’ve seen some wonderful wedding website templates out there. But have you ever found like they just don’t feel …

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Average wedding cost: published numbers on the price of a wedding are totally inaccurate.

<i>Earlier this month, The Knot released the results of its annual “Real Weddings Survey,” which reported that the average wedding (honeymoon excluded)</i> …

A Wedding Dress We Love by Alon Livne

*Finding your dream wedding dress can be one of the most exciting times during your wedding planning process. But it can also be the most daunting. With so many gorgeous options how are you ever supposed to narrow them down? Impossible, we know. Which is why we've done half the work for you and …

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Best Best Body Hair Removal Techniques for Brides | Brides

Want silky, touchable, hairless skin under your wedding dress? Of course you do! New York City dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank breaks down the top ways to get smooth for the big day.<p><b>Shaving</b><p>To get the closest shave possible, do it in a hot shower (the steam opens your pores), and use a brand-new …

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Bringing a +1 to a Wedding? The Etiquette Rules You Need to Know

If you've ever received a wedding invitation addressed solely to you and wondered to yourself, "OK, but can I I bring a guest?" then you'll want to …

#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

Stressful Things You Can Cut from Wedding Planning

When was the last time you planned a shindig for 100-plus people? Likely, never. So it's totally normal to feel like your to-do list is too long to tackle. "It's very easy for a bride or groom to feel overwhelmed while planning a wedding," says Jesse Tombs, senior event producer for Alison …

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Who Goes Bridesmaid Dress Shopping? Here's Who You Should Take with You | Brides

Once you've said yes to your perfect wedding dress, it's time to start playing dress up with your 'maids. But, this poses the question, who goes bridesmaid dress shopping with you? You thought long and hard about who should tag along to help you pick out your own dress for the big day, and this …

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Saying yes to a $1,357 dress: What Americans spent on weddings in 2014

“For richer or for poorer,” the traditional wedding vow goes. But when it comes to hosting the wedding itself, having a bigger bank account at your disposal certainly helps.<p>A new survey of 16,000 brides by XO Group, which owns wedding website TheKnot.com, found that the average cost of a wedding …

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The Average Cost for Wedding Photography in 2014 Was $2,556

Here’s how much the average couple spent on wedding photography for their big day in 2014: $2,556. That’s nearly a 5% increase from the average cost …

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Our Favorite Posy Wedding Bouquets

If you're looking for some big floral inspiration, we suggest you think small. Seriously! Posies, which are essentially just a smaller bunch of your favorite blooms, are one of our favorite floral trends at the moment.<p>Sure, lush and fluffy bridal arrangements have long-been a bridal mainstay, but …

The 6 Stages of Wedding Planning

*Allison Moir-Smith, MA, is a bridal counselor, creator of *How Brides-To-Be REALLY Feel <i>videos, and author of Emotionally Engaged: a Bride's Guide to Surviving the "Happiest" Time of Her Life. Here, she breaks down the most common stages of wedding planning.</i><p>He pops the question. You head to …

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A Glamorous Destination Wedding at The Resort at Pelican Hill

In May 2013, Will Watts, 29, surprised his college sweetheart, Alexa Mai, 27, by flying to Dallas, Texas to propose. "He knocked on my door and the rest is history," says Alexa.<p>For their July 26, 2014 wedding, the pair of Ole Miss grads flew across the country to Orange County, California for an …

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Questions to Ask Wedding Photographers: Hire a Photographer Who Can Answer These

If you hire a bad wedding caterer, your guests will eventually forget the rubber chicken. Hire a bad wedding DJ and you'll be dancing to "YMCA" for a miserable three minutes and 45 seconds. But if you hire a bad wedding photographer, you're stuck with bad wedding pictures for life—so you need to do …

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How to Plan a Perfect Rehearsal Dinner in 11 Easy Steps

Rehearsal dinners have evolved into full-blown events, but there's no need to stress out about planning your own. You've got less than 24 hours until you and your betrothed tie the knot. Family and friends have all arrived. Only one thing can keep you from having a major anxiety attack—a really fun …

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Open Back Wedding Dresses from the Fall 2015 Bridal Runways

Baby got back! At least, these wedding dresses do. It's no secret that the Fall 2015 bridal fashion week runways were full of fashion-forward trends, but one of the most eye-catching and exciting additions were sexy, open backs.<p>Our favorite designers interpreted this cool element in many different …

5 Must-Have Apps For Every Bride-to-Be

Avoid becoming a Bridezilla with these wedding planning apps that will help with every detail from budget management to finding your perfect dress.<p><b>1) Pronovias</b>Every wedding detail from picking out the perfect dress to creating a comprehensive seating chart can be done through the Pronovias app. …

Best Teeth

<i>Our Associate Fashion & Beauty Editor Elizabeth Swanson test drives the latest beauty products and treatments to help bring our brides-to-be the best of the best in the skin care, makeup, and hair world.</i><p>If you don't need a complete teeth transformation before your wedding, but still want them to …

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12 Real Women on Their Biggest Wedding Dress Regrets

Traditional or modern? White or something less expected? Short or long? Sleeved or strapless? With so many options to choose from in the wedding …

5 Budget-Friendly Secrets from a Wedding Planner

Hi SMP Brides, it's Ali from A Dash of Details back to talk all things wedding planning. When it comes to organizing the chaos, a wedding planner is …

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Things to Know About Wedding-Dress Shopping

You're engaged! And now it's time to do all the fun things like wedding-dress shopping.<p>For some girls, shopping for their bridal attire is one of the most exciting things on their "to-do" list, while others dread it. But regardless of your level of excitement, there are five ways to make the …

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105 Wedding Entrance Songs

When the ceremony's over and you're officially Mr. and Mrs., it's time to get the party started! If you're wondering what music will make for an iconic reception entrance, we're here to help. We compiled 105 of the best wedding entrance songs for your debut as a married couple. Whether you're …

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Your 30,000 Wedding Budget: Where Should the Money Go?

One of the hardest, yet most critical, wedding planning decisions you need to make is deciding on a practical wedding budget. Already have yours figured out? Congrats! Now you need to know how to spend the money you've got.<p>While it's definitely more fun than setting the budget, sticking to your …

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