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The 14 Best Wedding Planning Books of 2018

Welcome to the crazy world of wedding planning! It’s beautiful, inspiring, full of love—and totally confusing. There’s an insanely long list of things to do before you walk down the aisle, and even more little in-between details that don’t make it onto those 12-month plans. Not sure where to begin? …

Weddings

8 Romantic Wedding Cocktail Ideas That Everyone Will Love

So much goes into planning a wedding — from the flowers to the seating chart, but many brides (and grooms) agree that one of the most fun parts to plan is your cocktail hour! Of course, wine is a crowd pleaser, craft beers are always a hit with the groomsman and bubbly is a must for any celebratory …

Cocktails

Winter Wedding Ideas: 5 Things All Guests Love at Winter Nuptials

There's nothing like cozy winter nuptials in a snow-covered locale, but if you're planning a winter wedding, there are a few extra things you may want to add to your guest list so that you can keep your guests happy (and warm) during your celebration. Whether you are hosting your wedding in a place …

Weddings

The Fast, Easy Way to Make Oversize Christmas Ornaments

Bigger ornaments mean happier holidays.<p>What do light globes, used tuna cans, and eye hooks have in common? Together, you can use them to craft a supersize Christmas ornament that will make your front porch really stand out this season.<p>When I came across Home Stories A to Z's brilliant craft, I …

Starbucks Hopes to Win Over Coffee Snobs With More Fancy Coffee Shops

Starbucks’ continues to pour money into its attempt to woo coffee snobs. On Thursday, company CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters that the chain plans to expand its line of upscale, Reserve stores — by sticking smaller versions of them inside standard Starbucks stores.<p>Reuters reports that, by the end …

Coffee

18 Harry Potter Wedding Cakes That Are Straight-Up Magical

Behold, the Internet rabbit hole that is #HarryPotterWeddingCakes. These masterpieces straight out of Honeydukes range from simple, romantic Patronus-themed cake toppers to all-out...

Weddings

It's Official: HBO Confirms 'Game Of Thrones' Will End After Eight Seasons

After a few months of speculation, HBO has confirmed it: Season 8 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> will be the series’ final season.<p>Casey Bloys, HBO’s new programming president, confirmed it Saturday at the Television Critics Association summer tour to members of the press. Speaking with the press, Bloys revealed …

TV Series

Honoring Deceased Relatives at Your Wedding Ideas

While it's not possible to have lost loved ones physically present at your wedding, it is possible to have them there, in some small way. Here at BRIDES, we see how real brides (like you!) honor their late relatives and friends in the most heartwarming of ways—always intimate, personal, and in some …

10 DIYs to Make Any Dorm Room Feel More Like Home

There's no chance you'll feel homesick in your dorm room when you're surrounded by these cozy, happy, completely personalized projects. Creating …

Posters

35 Summer DIY Decor Ideas for a Grown-Up Apartment

For all you recent grads who’ve just moved into your own apartment — first of all, congrats! Now that you’ve got your own place, it’s time to *own* it with DIY home decor that reflects the chic, stylish grown-up you truly are. As a bonus, you’ll now have plenty of projects apartment DIYs to keep …

This Woodland-Chic Wedding Is Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

When it comes to weddings, we here at Brit HQ know a thing or two about how to add a little DIY flair. Whether it’s with floral wedding chandeliers, DIY bridesmaid gifts or DIY dessert tables, a handmade touch can be just the thing you need to take your wedding to the next level. So when our very …

5 Signature Cocktails for a Summer Wedding

Summer weddings call for one thing — delicious and refreshing cocktails! As steamy July turns to sweltering August, your friends and family will appreciate a cool signature drink during your cocktail hour and reception.<p>To nail the perfect signature cocktail, think of these important elements when …

New York City Eyelash Extensions for Beautiful Bridal Lashes

A number of thoughts come to mind when you make a wish on a fallen eyelash, but if you're reading this you're likely wishing those darn lashes wouldn't fall out in the first place. When it comes to your eye lashes, there's no such thing as too much. And as you consider the ways in which you can amp …

19 Beautiful Alternative Wedding Bands That'll Steal The Damn Show

This finger ain't big enough for the two of us.

How To Save On Your Wedding Invitations, Flowers, Catering And More

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Take it from “Bridezillas”—planning a wedding is a challenging feat. Even harder is planning a wedding <i>on a budget.</i> When you’re trying to coordinate the biggest, most exciting bash you’ll ever host, the last thing you want to think about is pinching …

Finding a friend through an app may sound awkward, but it's not

Making friends in New York City can be tough. I moved here three years ago for graduate school and didn’t know a single person.<p>I’ve managed to cobble …

17 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With A Hot Glue Gun

Hot damn.

Black Tie Secret Garden Wedding

Just in case you needed any more reason to love Jose Villa, let me introduce you to this next real wedding. It’s the love story of two high-school …

Weddings

13 Clever Ways to Copycat Your Favorite Celebrity Weddings

Celebrities pull out all the stops for their weddings, so it's no surprise you'd want to copy your favorite A-lister on your own wedding day. To help you steal stars' style secrets, we polled some of our favorite wedding vendors for their tips on throwing a Hollywood-worthy wedding.<p><b>LAUREN CONRAD +</b> …

16 Gorgeous Bridal Shower Favors to Send Your Guests Home Happy

Wedding planning is full of decisions. Between the vendors, the flowers, the cake, the dress and — of course — the guest list, you and your bridesmaids already have a lot do do when it’s time to sort through all those bridal shower ideas. You could probably use some inspiration and a few bridal …

9 Newlywed Couples Reveal What They Wish They'd Saved and Splurged on for Their Wedding

Note to future self: Go easy on the cake.<p>When planning a wedding, most couples want the cake, the music, the place settings, and pretty much everything to be perfect. But are all those huge expenses really worth it? These nine couples share what they think in retrospect were valuable splurges and …

How I Had My Dream Wedding — For Only $10K

Confession: Marriage was not something I planned for my entire life like some women do. I never subscribed to bridal magazines or dreamed about my …

Weddings

16 2016 Wedding Trends That Are Going to Be Huge This Year

You can just picture it now: your friend walking down the aisle last year wearing a dress with intricate lace sleeves, your cousin’s minimalist wedding with a bouquet full of greenery and the multi-day wedding of your high school BFF whose pictures you saw all over Facebook. These were just some of …

The Wedding Ideas You'll Want To Steal In 2016

If you're getting married this year, there's no question you're already deep in the planning stages of your big day. But you may be wondering about …

49 Easy, Not-Sad Desk Lunches

Your 9-5 never looked so good.<p>Hit the snooze button—these weekday work lunches are crazy quick to make, and taste so much better than that wimpy …

Dinner

Wedding cake ideas

Dec <i>28</i><p>100 Layer Cake Best-of 2015: wedding cakes<p>Categories Wedding Inspiration<p>Did you get a chance to peek at our first 100 Layer Cake best-of post …

Best of 2015: The Most Glorious Wedding Cakes of the Year

Cakes, glorious cakes.<p>Whether it’s four tiers of classic royal icing, or a simple sponge with some buttercream on top, we’ve rarely come across a …

25 Incredibly Beautiful Wedding Cakes That Won 2015

So many tiers of joy.