Dave Pelham

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8 Steps to Picking the Right Wedding Photographer

Hung up with figuring out how to pick the right wedding photographer? These 8 steps will ensure the wedding pictures you want are the ones you'll get!<p>__Step 1: The pickup line.__Picking the right photographer is kind of like falling in love. If you're planning a wedding, falling in love is a …

You Decide: The Dos and Don'ts of Being a Bridesmaid

I've received a ton of questions lately about the rules of being a bridesmaid, and honestly, I'm not always sure what to tell people. So I was wondering if you guys could help me clear up some of the biggest bridesmaid dilemmas by voting in our two-second polls.<p>Thanks for voting! Got any other Dos …

Going to a Wedding? Don't Do THIS in the Bathroom!

I promise you this has nothing to do with bodily functions…<p>As the matron of honor at my friend Emily's wedding, I treated myself to some drinks at the wedding reception bar. And after enough of them, it was time to head to the ladies' room. When I was ready to wash my hands, I made a big …

6 Things to Keep in Mind When You're Staying at a Hotel for a Wedding

Last month, Paul and I stayed at two different hotels for two out-of-town weddings, and we got quite the education. Some tips from our learning experience:<p><b>Don't have loud sex.</b><p>There's no denying that hotel sex is fun (if only because you're in a different setting than your bedroom). But many hotels …

How Not to Gain Weight During Wedding Season (and Still Enjoy Yourself at the Parties)

Weddings in my corner of the country (the Northeast) feature cocktail hours overflowing with appetizers and wedding receptions with course after course. So how can you sample the fare without going overboard?<p><b>Choose a small plate at the serve-yourself cocktail hour.</b><p>We tend to let many different …

A Funny Thing That Happens at Nearly Every Wedding

At some weddings, it's not that obvious, but at others, you can't help but notice it…<p>Guests who responded yes don't show up.<p>At my wedding, two out of 150 people didn't make it. One of Paul's college friends, JD, who was driving down to New Jersey from Boston, had some car trouble and wound up …

This Bride Is Suing Her Photographer For Taking Pictures Of Her In Her Underwear

You get a photographer to snap almost everything that happens on your wedding day, from pre-makeup to post-reception, right? Well, according to this bride, her photographer really took pictures of <i>everything</i>...<p>For her wedding in 2008, Sara Bostwick hired Christian Oth Studios (if you've seen* Bride …

5 Totally Chic Modern Wedding Invitations! Which Is Your Fave?

When we were picking our wedding invitations, I didn't want anything with frou-frou script or ribbons and bows. I wanted ultra-clean design, un-fussy fonts, and really gorgeous, heavy paper. I got what a wanted by marrying an art director. {<i>Thanks, dear!</i> }<p>If you want a modern-looking wedding …

When You're Choosing the Music for Your Wedding, You Must Do THIS!

One of the weddings bloggers I follow on Twitter shared some insanely important advice in 140 characters or less last week.<p>Since we're not sure how to dance to "Yellow Submarine," we'll just pose for some awkward photos while it's playing ..."<p>@<b>kisswedding</b> Tip: When choosing songs for your wedding …

Need Something To Smooth Lumps and Bumps (Or Support Your Boobs!) Under Your Wedding Dress? Here Are 9 Wedding Undergarments To Consider!

Save the Date reader Kat is in desperate need of some wedding day shapewear, so I thought I'd do a roundup of all sorts of wedding undergarments!<p><b>Writes Kat:</b><p>My wedding day is just a month away! I need to find some good (and preferably pretty!) shapewear to wear under my wedding dress. My dress is a …

A Fun, Fancy Gift for the Bride and Groom! (Or Me, If You Need to Buy Me a Gift Any Time Soon.) And Also, a $10 Gift for YOU! (Yes, YOU!!)

As a wedding guest, I like to buy the bride an groom an <b>actual</b> gift. (Instead of giving a cash or check.) But when I wait 'til the last minute (every time!) the best stuff on the registry is bought up, so I either have to go rogue or cobble together a semi-respectable gift with stray registry items, …

Planning a Destination Wedding: 7 Tips for Saving Money for You and Your Guests

If you've ever been on the receiving end of a destination wedding invite, you understand the look of horror that crawls across one's face when she thinks about what's in store: how much money it'll cost, how much time off of work she'll have to request, how bored she's going to be. And you don't …

7 Wedding Invitation Suites by Nico and Lala, and There's Seriously Something for EVERYONE Here

Today, something earth-shattering has occurred. I don't know what has happened to me. Me, Meredith D. Turits, <i>Glamour</i> online editor, Save the Date blogger, impatient, opinionated New Yorker, the most decisive person on the planet, has been so officially wooed by these wedding invitation suites from …

The Rehearsal Dinner: 6 Steps to a Flawless Wedding Weekend Kick-Off

Mix in-laws and out-of-town guests with your own pre-wedding nerves, then add alcohol and public speaking—what's not to love about your rehearsal dinner, the second-biggest party you'll ever throw? Here's our step-by-step plan to kicking the weekend off right. Cheers!<p><b>1. Work With Your …

3 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding First Dance

Like a great movie, every wedding needs a killer soundtrack. The right one will dial up the emotion, energize the room, and keep your friends--and grandparents--on the dance floor all night long. The first piece: Your first dance. Here's your key to picking the music that'll open up the night on …

A Super-Gorgeous Gift That Your Bridesmaids Will Adore! (If You're Giving These, I'll Be In Your Wedding Party!)

I think I mentioned these in a week-in-review post a few months ago, but they're so pretty, they deserve a post of their own!<p>These "getting ready" robes from Plum Pretty Sugar would make such a lovely gift for your bridesmaids. Plus, if everyone wore them while you were getting ready for the …

5 Posh Things To Add to Your Wedding Registry—I Want ALL of 'Em!

Did you guys know Diane von Furstenberg has a home collection? Well, she does—and it has LOADS of awesomely posh things to add to your registry, especially if you're registering for fancy silverware and dishes!<p>Here are five of my favorites from the collection, which is sold at …

STOP! If You Haven't Ordered Your Wedding Invitations Yet, You're Going To Want To Read This First!

If you can wait 'til November to order your wedding invitations, I'd wait! Wedding Paper Divas will be offering SO many cool things in just a few short months!<p>Dapper Pair Invitations, from $1.59 each.<p>Here are three things I'm super-excited about:<p>1.<p>The invite above isn't a brand-new design—I just …

11 Super-Dreamy Photos for Brides Who DON'T Want Bold Wedding Colors

Stupid "blushing bride" cliches aside, blush-colored <b>anything</b> is popular at weddings for a reason: Blush-y shades of pink and nude flatter most skin tones without being too splashy or attention-grabbing. Plus, many brides want to look ultra-feminine on their wedding day, and it doesn't get more …

7 Fun-Tastic Things for "Wild" Brides To Add to Their Wedding Registries! (Attention: JWoww, Snooki!)

If you're a fan of animal-themed, um, anything, it's a great time to be a bride—there are SO many animal-rific things to add to your wedding registry!<p>Here are a bunch of my favorites! <i>Rawwwwwr!</i><p>Rockl 4pc Luggage Set in Giraffe from Target, $98.99.<p>Ralph Lauren Home Beckford Table Lamp from Circa …

Wedding Style Icon: 12 Wedding Ideas Inspired by Katy Perry

Katy Perry certainly has some crazy-offbeat on-stage outfits that you shouldn't copycat on your wedding day. (I think we can all agree that whipped-cream-spraying boobs are always a bridal DON'T!) But her everyday girly-offbeat style might be just right for a less-traditional bride.<p>Would you borrow …

6 Cool Things To Decorate Your Wedding, From My Fave Discount Site!

We will NOT discuss how many hours I spent on Save-on-Crafts.com this morning. But I will show you the things I clicked on that totally had me doing jazz hands at my desk.<p>Some of these things certainly veer-toward "rustic chic," which I know we're all getting a little sick of. But if you skip the …

Wedding Style Icon: 10 Wedding Ideas Inspired by Jessica Simpson

Maybe I'm crazy, but I feel like Texans are always extra-proud of their home state. Chef Tim Love is always yapping about the Lone Star State, and <i>Bachelor</i> host Chris Harrison has frequent Twitter-fits about Texas sports teams. And of course, there's my personal favorite Texan, Jessica Simpson, who …

Wedding Style Icon: 10 Wedding Ideas Inspired by Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon doesn't need cut-to-there dresses or sex-tape rumors to make headlines. With her classic style, Southern accent and sweet ear-to-ear grin, she's been America's scandal-free sweetheart for more than a decade.<p>Would you borrow her laid-back, timeless style for your wedding? If you'd …

Mario Batali Shares His Wedding Registry Picks

Celebrity chef, restaurateur, and kitchenware designer Mario Batali selects registry items to spice up your cooking space. Here are his favorite kitchen picks for newlyweds.<p><b>1. "Simply the easiest way to make pasta at home. The versatility and beauty of this mixer are unmatched."</b><p><i>Bay leaf "Artisan</i> …

11 Fantabulous Ideas for Your "Something Blue"! (Or: 11 Ways to Use the HOTTEST Color at Your Wedding!)

The "It" color of Spring 2013 is VERY wedding-friendly!<p>Ladies, meet Monaco Blue, Pantone's pick for THE color of next season! If you want to incorporate an on-trend color into your wedding palette, here are 11 of my Monaco Blue picks. Or, if you need a "something blue," just choose one of the items …

14 Ways to Add Old Hollywood Glamour to Your Wedding! (There's Enough Chic to Make You Weak in the Knees!) | Glamour

Rustic weddings certainly had their moment (a long, long moment) but I, for one, am ready for a little more glitz and glam!<p>For lots of Old Hollywood ideas, check out our Real Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest. And for ultra-glam gowns, check out our Wedding Dresses board.<p><b>Would you have an Old</b> …

An Easy Way to Let Your Wedding Guests Know You're GREEDY: The "Virtual" Bridal Shower

I had only heard of one incidence of a "virtual" shower in the past, and that was a "virtual" baby shower. But a Facebook friend just mentioned getting an invite to a "virtual" bridal shower, so I fear the phenomenon is catching on. Ladies, this is a major DON'T.<p>When my first friend was invited to …

A Gorgeous, One-of-a-Kind Gift for the Bride and Groom (Or Yourself, If You Deserve Something Extra-Special)

If you don't want to give cash or a check as a wedding gift, here's something insanely sweet.<p>I spotted these custom wedding portraits from Etsy seller Jolly Edition over on The Bride's Guide, and they instantly made me weak in the knees.<p>I think it's a cool way for newlyweds to display something …

Real Groom's Dilemma (Yes, GROOM's Dilemma!): "Help, I MAJORLY Stressed Out My Bride!"

<b>This groom's head is about to explode! Writes Save the Date reader Ethan, possibly the only dude to read Save the Date EVER:</b><p>Our wedding date is rapidly approaching, and what we thought would be a beautiful wedding is starting to feel more like a nightmare. We decided to have a "destination" wedding …