Brides and Bouquets 2012

15 Stories • Available January 2012
Royal Wedding Bridal Bounce

Royal Wedding Bridal Bounce

The April 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is now a memory, but it lives on through the "bridal bounce" it created, i.e., the trends it has set for other brides planning their

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Littlest Wedding Attendants

Littlest Wedding Attendants

Though the bride and groom are traditionally the center of attention at their wedding, the spotlight is sometimes stolen by their youngest attendants. Whether it be because they look so cute or bec

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Invitation Trends

Invitation Trends

Wedding invitation trends rise up and evolve just like fashion trends, with different colors, textures and styles forming the new "in" designs. Because today's bride wants a coordinated look for al

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Wedding Weekends

Wedding Weekends

Aside from wanting their weddings to be spectacular and memorable for all attending, many people place importance on the days before and after their weddings being exciting and enjoyable. Your gues

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Guest List Smarts

Guest List Smarts

One of the first tasks to tackle when planning your wedding is creating your guest list. Not only is it exciting to think about those with whom you wish to share your big day, but your guest count

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To Toss Or Not To Toss

To Toss Or Not To Toss

The bridal bouquet toss: Movies have dramatized the event, and tradition has glorified it. Today's modern bride usually has her own opinion of it. To understand how this became an accepted traditi

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Retying The Knot

Retying The Knot

Ever think your wedding was so fun that you'd like to do it again? That's a definite possibility as vow renewals are getting more and more popular. Rebecca Stebbins, weddings manager at The Veneti

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Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings

Getting married on location can be a dream, but can a destination wedding be a reality? Wedding experts say destination "I do's" happen a lot and emphasize they're not that tough to organize. "Th

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Wedding Hosts

Wedding Hosts

Whether your wedding guest list has lots of out-of-town visitors or you're getting hitched in a destination wedding where all the guests are out-of-towners, you need to show these special people ho

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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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Blooms

Blooms

Wedding flower trends evolve season after season. This upcoming year, there are several leading trends coloring brides' choices of floral motifs, bouquets and blooming d?cor: --Romance. Inspired b

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The Picture-perfect Wedding

The Picture-perfect Wedding

At many weddings over the years, brides and grooms have displayed elegantly framed family photos at their receptions. Now the trend has gone high-tech, with those priceless family photos kept safel

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Endless Party

Endless Party

Everyone's having too much fun to call it a day after the reception ends, which is why more wedding couples are planning after-parties to keep the celebration going. Smart wedding couples wait seve

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The Dress Test

The Dress Test

Your dream wedding dress will surely be beautiful, but will you be able to move in it? Can you sit in it? Dance in it? Lift your arms to throw your bouquet? Can you bend over without giving the roo

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A Reel Special Day

A Reel Special Day

If you search for "wedding videos" on YouTube, you'll be inundated with page after page of results. "Funny wedding," "My Clumsy Best Man Ruins Our Wedding" and "The Royal Wedding Vows" are just som

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Charity

Charity

Jon Scarnecchia and Alyssa Leathers fell in love while working at a movie theater. They got engaged, moved in together and planned their "I do's." But then the groom was diagnosed with incurable br

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