Brides and Bouquets 2011

15 Stories • Available January 2011
Recycled Wedding Rings

Recycled Wedding Rings

Recycle a wedding ring? Absolutely -- but make it romantic. With gold selling for $1,340 per ounce and diamond prices climbing, investing in an engagement ring these days can be daunting for a you

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An Engaging Decision

An Engaging Decision

You've got the guy and the ring. Now you need to pick a date and plan the wedding. If you're like some brides, you already know when you want to get hitched. Other brides aren't so sure. "Brides

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Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, but there's so much more to the bridal look than focusing on just the big day. From an engagement party to the wedding day and every wedding-

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Vendor Advice

Vendor Advice

Even if you just got engaged, chances are you've been planning your wedding for a long time. You know what you want to wear, the menu for the reception and your first dance song. Still, you might

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Kids At Weddings

Kids At Weddings

Should kids be invited to the wedding? That's a major dilemma for a bride and groom. Couples can weigh the pros and cons of the situation, but there's no right answer. "It's a really sticky topic

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Paying For The Wedding

Paying For The Wedding

A gown, shoes, a venue, music, transportation and food. Yikes! Weddings are expensive. According to The Wedding Report, the average wedding costs $23,867. Paying for all the details of the day de

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Groom Involvement

Groom Involvement

When it comes to wedding planning, if you think your groom should just nod his head, agree with you and write a check, think again. Today's grooms are more involved in wedding planning than ever be

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E-etiquette

E-etiquette

From e-mail invites to blogging about the big day, more and more brides are turning to the Internet to spread the word about their weddings, but even in the digital age, proper etiquette still appl

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The Bachelorette Party

The Bachelorette Party

Whether it is just an excuse to party or in retaliation for the groom-to-be's bachelor party antics, more and more brides are enjoying bachelorette parties nowadays. Bachelorette parties can be mi

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Photo Booths

Photo Booths

There are certainly exceptions, but a traditional wedding ceremony is a formal affair in front of family and friends peacefully listening as vows are exchanged. It's the beginning of a new phase of

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Bridal Accessories

Bridal Accessories

It's the little touches that can make something memorable, especially when it comes to accessorizing a bridal gown. "We like to say, 'You shine first. Then comes the dress and finally the sparkle!

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Getting Away Together

Getting Away Together

Your honeymoon is the romantic vacation of a lifetime, a dream getaway filled with unforgettable moments and adventures. The world is filled with gorgeous resorts, island escapes and overseas dream

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The All-important Cake

The All-important Cake

Brides and grooms have many options when searching for the perfect wedding cake. They are no longer limited to the traditional white cake with flowers and hearts. Tricia Spencer, the wedding planni

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Dj Or Band?

Dj Or Band?

Brides and grooms planning their wedding receptions know that it's the music that makes the celebration unforgettable. With great entertainment, guests fill the dance floor and have the time of the

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All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

There is a growing trend for interfaith couples to tie the knot. Even Chelsea Clinton (Methodist) and Marc Mezvinsky (Jewish) did it. Although there can be obstacles encountered when people of mix

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Brides Facts 1

Brides Facts 1

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Brides Facts 2

Brides Facts 2

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Brides Facts 3

Brides Facts 3

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