Posts tagged "wedding survival guide"

Girl Talk: I’m Embracing My Single Status This Wedding Season

When the invitation to my college roommate’s wedding arrived, the envelope read “and Guest.” My heart sped up. I’ve fantasized about having a plus one to introduce to my friend crew, bringing a contributor to the circle of lifted pant legs during “Billy Jean," which my friends' significant others’ have made their own little wedding…
By: Megan Gillin-Schwartz / April 20, 2012

Do Or Don’t: Cheeseboard Wedding Cakes

I was browsing a cheese-themed Pinterest page the other day when I happened upon an intriguing trend: the cheeseboard wedding cake. It seems that some brides are opting for an elegant tiered cheese selection in addition to--or in lieu of--a traditional wedding cake. Julie finds this idea completely repulsive, but since…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 16, 2012

The Diamond Myth: How Diamonds Became A Girl’s Best Friend

It's almost Valentine's Day, which makes us think of romance, relationships and engagements -- and the sparkly glare of a diamond engagement ring. Yes, diamonds are pretty, precious, and these days, cost a zillion dollars. But it wasn't always so -- and you can thank a concerted effort on the part of diamond mines, the…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 9, 2012

Girl Talk: On Bridal Underwear

There were a lot of things I knew I'd have to think about when we decided to get married. I don't just mean the lofty "What is marriage for?" questions. I mean the practical questions about the ceremony and party. What I'd be wearing underneath my dress for the big day wasn't, however, one of…
By: Kate Sheppard / February 7, 2012

Hitched: Wedding Porn Burnout

Yes, your wedding was adorable. Look at your adorable mason jar center pieces! And your adorable balloons and/or adorable take on adorable flower alternatives! And your adorable color palette! And your adorable adaptation of an adorable song! Oh look, an adorable reference to an adorable pop culture institution, adorably personalized to suit your adorable relationshi…
By: Andrea Grimes / December 13, 2011

Hitched: Wedding Planning Is The Worst

I started having emotional breakdowns about a month into wedding planning. Sweaty palms, heart racing, knees weak, teary eyes, total immobilization. I would find myself staring at a web page filled with tiki torches or green bridesmaid dresses or centerpiece ideas, and I would just stop dead in my wedding tracks. It became the worst…
By: Andrea Grimes / November 18, 2011

Girl Talk: Maybe I’m Not Bridesmaid Material

"So, this is awkward," said the email from my friend, the bride. "But I've decided to keep my bridesmaids to just really close friends." She had three bridesmaids. I was the third. Apparently, she only had two really close friends, and I was not one of them. "Wait," I wrote back. "Why?" "I don't really…
By: Kate Fridkis / November 15, 2011

10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Be A Bride In Black

Kim Kardashian’s divorce – after she donned three $25,000 white Vera Wang wedding gowns (at the wedding and on the covers of People and Us Weekly) --might explain why the famous designer announced a new line of ebony wedding dresses. I beat Wang’s hot trend years ago when this bride wore noir. It was the perfect shade for my…
By: Susan Shapiro / November 11, 2011

Infographic: What Your Bridesmaids’ Dress Color Says About You

Kim Kardashian is getting hitched this weekend, and her family isn't telling us too much about how things we'll be going down. Mom Kris Jenner tells us that Kim is cool as a cucumber. Luckily, Khloe Kardashian let a little more slip. She divulged that (gasp!) Kim's bridesmaids will be wearing (ZOMG!)…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 18, 2011

The Wedding Dos And Don’ts That You Can’t Get Married Without

One thing I learned before I got married is that nobody loves to talk about weddings more than women who just got married. They'll grab on to any socially acceptable opportunity to relive their experiences. Now, I'm one of those women who's full of tips on how to get through your wedding day. One day,…
By: Claire Zulkey / May 29, 2011

A Father/Daughter Wedding Dance On Another Level

Brooke Lavin apparently had a very luxe wedding. Complete with a choreographed wedding dance with her pops, Bill, and a videographer who did some awesome editing of it. The best part here is when Brooke and her dad do the MC Hammer. Oh, and when they take air shots together. Hey, they've got moves.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 29, 2011

Girl Talk: How Going To Vegas For A Bachelorette Party Made Me Question Everything

As I boarded the plane to Las Vegas, I vowed to keep the judgment to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum. I can endure anything for one weekend, I reasoned, taking comfort in the thought that there was no way my cousin's bachelorette weekend could be as bad as the one in the…
By: Anonymous / May 26, 2011

8 Bachelorette And Bridesmaid Traditions We’d Be Glad To See Go

Spring is in the air, peonies are in season, and bank accounts are slowly being drained ... it can mean only one thing -- wedding season has arrived! I'm attending a wedding this weekend in Napa and am quite excited for all the festivities -- seeing old friends, drinking wine, eating yummy food, hearing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2011

Beauty Tips For Stealing The Bride’s Show

You can't wear a white dress to a wedding. It's just not a subtle enough method for stealing the show. Turn up at the ceremony wearing a floor-length cream silk number, and suddenly everyone's muttering insults about how you're the "Inappropriate One." Instead, walk in looking a level of gorgeous that diverts attention without being…
By: Lily Q / June 7, 2009

Beauty Tips For City Hall Weddings

If your friend's getting married at City Hall, she's probably a no-nonsense girl. She wants to get the job done and she wants it done now. This doesn't mean you can put in zero effort just 'cause it's not a big ceremony and the selection of groomsmen is tiny. We love Cynthia Nixon's look for…
By: Lily Q / June 7, 2009

Beauty Tips For Beach Weddings

Beach weddings, much like daytime weddings, are not a time to go crazy with the makeup and prom-like hair. Keep it lovely by working the bright eyes and clean-looking skin. And, because you're going to look naturally-pretty instead of hooker-hot, pick a dress with a fun neckline or a statement necklace to add…
By: Lily Q / June 6, 2009

Seven Tips For Going To A Wedding Without Blowing Your Entire Bank Account

It's easy to be cynical about attending a wedding, and unfortunately the recession has only made it easier to begrudge those who bask in true love's light and make us schlep out to some random country club in the middle of nowhere. I actually love weddings, but celebrating the chubby-cheeked cupid is expensive. The outfits,…
By: Ali Jawin / June 5, 2009

Writing The Wedding Toast

On Sunday, my sister is getting hitched. Lizz is the exact opposite of a bridezilla, but because she's a professional event planner, she sent me an amazingly precise document laying out exactly what time everything will be going down on the big day. So I know that at exactly 3:45 p.m., it's time…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 5, 2009

Wedding Boot Camp: A Primer For Men

Wedding season is upon us. And I don’t just mean that wonderful time between March and September when thousands of men and women dress up, say “I do,” and watch as friends and family get pleasantly drunk on the couple’s tab. No, I mean that four to seven year period during your 20s and 30…
By: Geoffrey Lee / June 5, 2009

How To Hook Up At A Wedding

Getting laid at a wedding is even easier than getting drunk at one. While holding onto Johnny Walker is a good time, you can get your rocks off, too. The key elements are there: dudes are lookin' their finest, love is in the air, and you definitely wore cute underwear (unless you're wearing Spanx to…
By: Simcha / June 5, 2009