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Which Is Better For Weight Loss: Cardio Or Weights?

Every day the question pops up in gyms across the country: "I already run/bike/swim/[insert your favorite cardio here]. Do I need to strength train?" Meanwhile, with the growing popularity of boot camp and CrossFit, women who have clicked with lifting are wondering if they still need cardio. While …

7 Advantages of Having a Fall Wedding

In case you haven't heard it yet: October is totally the new June! It's not just the pretty weather that's luring more and more engaged girls to ditch the summer months in favor of fall, there's a whole slew of other reasons to say "I do" to an autumn wedding (just think about the crazy amazing …

Wedding Dress Workout Routine No Gym Required

You've got the gown — and we have the workout tailored to it! Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak shares the targeted, no-gym-needed moves to get you aisle ready, whether your dress is a strapless gown or a body-hugging mermaid silhouette. Do three sets of 20 reps for each exercise, two to three …

4 Times You Need to Take It All in on Your Wedding Day

If you don't watch it, your eight-hour wedding could fly by in a flurry of activity, people, emotion and excitement. It's important to take a few private moments to help you be fully present for this life-changing event. Here, four times it's okay to call "time out" on your big day.<p><b>Before the</b> …

Weddings

4 Ways to Grow Your Hair Faster for Your Wedding

Tired of waiting for your hair to grow out? Then here's your fix: New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco shares the best ways to get longer, stronger hair by your wedding day.<p><b>1. Take a heat break.</b><p>If you feel like your ponytail length won't budge, it's probably not because your hair isn't …

The Best Nail Polishes and Fragrances

Your perfect bridal beauty look isn't complete without the finishing touches, namely, your fragrance and nail polish. Because we know cosmetic buys are expensive (the average bride-to-be spends $1,851 on beaut during their engagement), you want to know that the products you're paying big for really …

Getting

While you and your bridesmaids are getting ready for the wedding, there are a few specific shots you won't want your photographer to miss. Check out six of our favorite must-have "getting ready" shots of you and your attendants.<p><b>Matching Getting-Ready Outfits (above):</b> If you're gifting your …

Find the Right Pre-Wedding Cleanser For Your Skin Type

The path to clear, glowing wedding-day skin starts at the bathroom sink. Creams, serums and masks can be miracle workers for acne, dryness, and sensitivity, but without the right cleanser, any pesky skin problem will probably stick around when it's time to walk down the aisle. Banish them for good …

How to Create the Perfect Getting-Ready Timeline for Your Wedding

The No. 1 secret to a stress-free wedding day? Scheduling ample hair and makeup time for you and your bridesmaids. By including enough prep time in your wedding-day schedule, you'll arrive at the ceremony venue relaxed and ready to go, with plenty of time to spare. Otherwise, if hair and makeup run …

Giving Friends With Significant Others Plus-Ones

<i>One of the biggest points of contention when it comes to wedding planning is figuring out the guest list — especially deciding whether your friend's significant others should be included in the celebration. Or, if you're feeling extra generous, whether you should offer guests a plus-one. Our</i> …

5 Texts You Should Never Send a Bride-to-Be

Don't want to get on a bride's bad side? Then we suggest checking that text twice before you hit the send button next time. Thanks to modern technology, it's become a whole heck of a lot easier to make a bride feel bad (or just super awkward) without ever actually "talking" to her.<p><b>1. "It's not my</b> …

A Few Things Wedding Guests Should Never Do

<i>One of the main things you hope your guests will do at your wedding is have fun. But fun doesn't include causing a total raucus on your special day. If you're a bride and groom unsure of appropriate behavior, or a guest at an upcoming affair, take note of this bad behavior and avoid making a</i> …

Clematis Bridal Bouquets: In Season Now

Clematis is a beautiful flowering vine that starts to make its appearance in the spring and continues through the summer. The pretty-petaled flower comes in crisp white, as well as various shades of pink, lavender, deep purple, and burgundy. The showy blossom looks absolutely beautiful in bouquets, …

8 Times You Should Say "No" to the Dress

The signs you've found the perfect wedding dress are impossible to miss, but not every dress can be The One. Just as you had to wade through several duds to find your fiancé, you may also have to deal with a few lemons on the path to your ideal bridal gown. Avoid saying "I do" to the wrong dress …

Different Types of Bouquet Shapes

<i>Not all wedding bouquets are created equally. There's more to a bunch of bridal blooms than you'd think. And besides choosing a variety of flower types to fill your bridal bundle, there's a good number of shapes to choose from for how they're arranged. Here, what the different bouquet shapes are</i> …

5 Important Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

You've got the ring, picked the date and you've got a rough idea of your guest list headcount. Now it's time to figure out where you're getting married. (Hopefully, you already know if you're getting married in your hometown or having a destination wedding. That's important so you don't waste your …

Best Drugstore Acne Products

Unfortunately, we've learned that doing grown-up things — like getting married — doesn't magically make blemishes disappear. That's why effective acne-fighting products are the MVPs in your pre-wedding skincare regimen. (Also helpful in combating acne? A healthy diet, but you can read this for the …

Wedding Veil Styles: How to Choose the Right Length for Your Dress

Deciding what veil to wear is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look. With wedding veil styles ranging from a face-framing 4" to a floor-skimming 120", many brides are overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. "A veil highlights a bride's appearance when walking down the aisle," …

Traditional Recessional Order for Your Ceremony

<i>Traditionally, after your officiant pronounces you husband and wife, you and your wedding party will recede down the aisle in a custom unsurprisingly called the recessional. Just like the processional — you and your wedding party's entrance into the ceremony — there's a very specific order to</i> …

Tricks to Cutting the Wedding Guest List

Sure, figuring our your guest list isn't as fun as, say, shopping for your wedding dress or the cake-tasting, but the paring-down process <i>can</i> be a whole lot easier than you think. The key is to make a set of cutting rules — and actually stick to them until you reach your magic number. Deciding on a …

What to Know About Having an Engagement Ring

Congratulations on your engagement! And that ring — wow! Everybody loves it, you've been sharing pictures of it on social media, and you don't ever want to take it off. Here are four things you need to know about having and wearing your new bling:<p><b>1. Insure that ring immediately!</b><p>Your fiancé may have …

What to Bring to an Appointment With Your Florist

*Meeting with your florist and determining which blooms will fill your bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony and reception space can be one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. But, to get the best blossoms possible, you'll need to bring the right materials when determining your ideals …

What Gifts Are the Wedding Party Responsible for Giving the Bride and Groom?

<i>Whether you are a bridesmaid or groomsman, a lot of obligations come with being part of the wedding party—meaning, you’ll be giving a lot of your time (and spending a lot of your money) as the big day approaches. After chipping in for the engagement party, ponying up for the bachelor or</i> …

Legal Requirements for Getting Remarried

<i>There are many legal requirements and processes couples need to go through before tying the knot. But if you're getting remarried, then there are a few more hoops to jump through prior to walking down the aisle. Here, exactly what you need to present to your local city clerk before obtaining your</i> …