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The latest from www.glamour.com - Weddings

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    395 Ways to Ensure a Kick-Ass Wedding

    • If I got a wedding do-over, I'd love to say my vows in front of a scroll backdrop like this 1! (Click through to see it up close.) —Inspired by This
    • Follow these 10 tips for negotiating the price of your wedding dress! —Offbeat Bride
    • Make a dramatic entrance in one of these 8 sequin-covered wedding dresses! —Polka Dot Bride
    • Watch one of these 5 classic wedding moods to get yourself (and your groom!) in the right frame of mind! —Huffington Post
    • Want to do neon wedding accents? (Which are SO hot right now!) Pick just 1 neon color to keep your guests from getting headaches! This couple went with neon pink! —Oh So Beautiful Paper
    • Win 350 dollars to pay for your wedding invitations! —Ruffled
    • Keep things ultra-simple with a 2-person wedding—just you and your groom! —Snippet & Ink
    • Consider one of these 8 off-the-rack teal dresses for your bridesmaids! —Brooklyn Bride
    • Follow these 10 tips for sharing your wedding online! —SheFinds


    4 Awesome Real Weddings

    • Looooove the abundance of flowers (and the pooch!) at this Texas wedding! —A Crimson Kiss
    • A sunshine-y California wedding with loads of gorgeous calligraphy! —Sarah & Rocky
    • The navy and white at this Michigan wedding look so crisp! —The Knot
    • If my living room looked like this, I'd get married there, too! —Grey Likes Weddings


    Are you doing anything wedding-y this weekend?

    We have a plans-free weekend, for once. If you need me, I'll be sleeping in! (Hopefully!) #dontwakethebaby


    Photo: This Modern Romance. Via Inspired by This.


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    In case you missed the news, Keira Knightley and James Righton were married in the South of France this morning—and her knee-length tutu wedding dress was adorable! So naturally I spent the remainder of my A.M. digging up similar wedding dresses. Obviously most of these dresses are less than "traditional," but they'd all be cute for a less-formal wedding, or a city hall bride!

    Wedding Dress 1: Sarah Seven
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    Wedding Dress 2: Ivy & Aster
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    Wedding Dress 3: Donna Morgan
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    This one's actually a bridesmaid dress, which is just $178 Weddington Way!


    Wedding Dress 4: Encore
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    Wedding Dress 5: Allison Paris via Rent the Runway
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    Yes, this dress looks itty-bitty, but the model is 5'10"!


    Thoughts on Keira Knightley's wedding dress? Would you wear any of these dresses as a wedding dress?

    I would have gladly worn No. 2 as my wedding dress—but my mother would have had my head! (Mayyyyybe as a reception dress though!)


    Photo 3: via Weddington Way

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    I have nothing against dollar bills or body oil (from a respectable distance), although at this point in my life I think I'd rather die than suffer a three-day hangover. I understand why brides want to get rowdy with their lady friends and dance until 5 A.M. And there were plenty of times when I was the last bridesmaid on the dance floor.

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    Ahem. Yes, we went for breakfast afterward.


    Still, some brides don't want to party to the breaka-breaka dawn. And sometimes there are bridesmaids or friends who just aren't going to hit the club scene. Maybe the bride's kid sister is still in her teens. Or maybe the groom's older sis is in her 40s and a mom of three who can't afford the hangover. Perhaps there's a pregnant bridesmaid. (I had THREE mamas-to-be in my wedding party!) In any event, even if there's a traditional, booze-heavy bachelorette, I think it's nice to offer an alternate activity. And if the bride doesn't do the strip-club scene, you can skip it all together and do something a little more civil, like this sweet jewelry-making bachelorette that I spotted over on The Bride's Guide.

    Crafty bride Meg opted for night of bridesmaid bonding and necklace making over a traditional bachelorette, and it looks super-fun from where I'm sitting!


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    Click here to see the full bachelorette party album.


    And the bridesmaids wore their necklaces in the wedding. So lovely!


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    Click here to see the full wedding album.


    I get that jewelry making (or pottery painting or whatever crafty activity) can seem l-a-m-e if the bride is looking for plastic penises and drinks served in fishbowls, but I think we can appreciate that that's just not every bride's scene.

    Would you want a jewelry-making bachelorette party? Would you like to attend one?

    I'd LOVE to go to one now, although when I was the bride I was more in the "boozy bachelorette" frame of mind. (I wouldn't have minded if that was part of the party though! I love crafting with friends!)

    P.S. How do we feel about Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Mama June's camo wedding dress? Hmmm...


    Photso 2 & 3: Jen Fariello via Martha Stewart Weddings.

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    Ladies, this Save the Date reader needs our help! When I featured wedding dresses inspired by Keira Knightley's yesterday, reader LolaInHeels asked me if I could find short wedding dresses with "a little more pizzazz"—and sleeves—for her city hall wedding. Her budget is $2,000, but we can do WAY better than that! Here are my top six picks:


    Wedding Dress 1: Sarah Seven
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    Le Petit Dress.


    Wedding Dress 2: Encore
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    Pepper.


    Wedding Dress 3: Encore
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    Camellia.


    Wedding Dress 4: David's Bridal
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    Cap-Sleeve Wedding Dress with Illusion Neckline, $625.


    Wedding Dress 5: Theia
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    Metallic Lace Illusion Party Dress from Neiman Marcus, $357.


    Wedding Dress 6: Aidan Mattox
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    Metallic Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress from Nordstrom, $330.


    Yes, some of these dresses look super short, but keep in mind, models are tall! Plus, wedding dresses tend to run long, so I'm sure there'd be plenty of length to work with. Oh, and the prices for the first three will depend on what boutique you buy them from, but they should all fall safely within budget. (Nos. 2 and 3 definitely will!)

    Would you wear a short wedding dress? Which one of these wedding dresses is your favorite?


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    There are several lawsuits pending after guests at Las Vegas' Sapphire Pool & Day Club were blinded by Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi's super-size new engagement ring over the weekend. OK, not really. But it could have happened. This thing is seriously HUGE. The ring, designed by Newport Jewelers, features a 4-carat yellow diamond surrounded by five carats of diamonds all set in white gold. Here's a better look. (WARNING: Don't stare directly into it!)

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    Thoughts on Gretchen Rossi's new engagement ring? Would you wear a similar one? How 'bout a smaller version?

    P.S. Did you know that Gretchen was the one who did the proposing? Slade Smiley said YES!


    Photo: Getty Images

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    There were wedding dresses in all different silhouettes on Romona Keveza's runway, but the most memorable dresses in her latest collection were the fit-for-a-princess ball gowns that looked straight out of a fairy tale. I mean, Sleeping Beauty? Check.

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    Cinderella? Check.
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    Beauty and the Beast? Check.
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    And I'm not making fun of these dresses! Obviously not every bride wants to go the princess route on her wedding day, but for those who do {I KNOW you're out there! }, these wedding dresses couldn't be more perfect!

    Would you wear a big, princess-y wedding dress? Which one of these wedding dresses is your favorite?

    I'd love to see the right bride pull off any of these!


    Photos: WWD/George Chinsee.

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    I'm officially obsessed with a wedding I spotted over on Ruffled this morning! I love a snowy winter wedding no matter what, and I love, love, love that this bride put her bridesmaids in mix-and-match GOLD SEQUINS!

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    I think this pic (by Lauren Fair Photography) is SO sweet, but you HAVE to click your way over to Ruffled to see more from this Outdoorsy Glam Pennsylvania Wedding. (Including the faux-fur wraps and boots that the bridesmaids wore to frolic in the snow!) I mean, let's think about this for a second: Your bridesmaids are the girls you love BEST in the world, and they've probably busted their asses to help make your wedding a success, so why would you make them spend your wedding day in dull, muted dress? I know beige-y champagnes are super-popular for bridesmaids right now, but washed-out colors tend to wash out most girls' complexions and make them blend into the scenery. What fun is that? As a bridesmaid who's worn a beige taffeta, I can tell you: no fun at all. I also appreciate that each bridesmaid got to pick her own dress (I assume), so there's a mix of lengths and coverage to ensure the girls are comfortable with what they're wearing.

    If I were handing out bridal report cards {Hmmmm…future post?! }, I'd give this bride an A++ for bridesmaid attire.

    Are you totally into these mix-and-match gold sequined bridesmaid dresses too?

    I'd love see rose-gold sequined dresses! Such a flattering color!


    Photo: Lauren Fair Photography via Ruffled.

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    You guys are just going to freak out over Indira and Shankar's traditional Hindu wedding, which took place in Atlanta. (No, NOT India, which would have been my first guess!) Indira, an Atlanta native, met Shankar, a Jersey guy, in college. They were close friends for 10 years, until they finally began dating in 2010 and were engaged a year later. Can I get an Awwwww!? Now come see all the pretty!


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    What's your favorite part of this bright, bold Indian wedding?

    I love all the colors! And how HAPPY the bride and groom look!


    Photos: Nadia D Photography || Ceremony: Hindu Temple of Atlanta || Bride’s Reception Sari: Shenaai Couture || Bride’s Hair: Bridal Elements by Nirjary Desai || Reception: Sheraton Gateway Hotel || Flowers: Bold American Design || Event Designer: Susan Graham Signature Events || Favors: Godiva

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    I understand why brides let their lady friends do the "mismatched" thing. It's hard to find a universally flattering dress when bridesmaids come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Still, I think it's nice when mismatched 'maids have something in common, otherwise your bridesmaids can look like a band of merry wedding guests who just happened to follow you down the aisle. Here are three ways to do "mismatched" that won't look "totally random."

    SAME STYLE + DIFFERENT COLORS
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    Lela Rose Style LR159 in Pretty in Pink, Rose, and Tutti Frutti, $290 from Weddington Way.


    SAME DESIGNER + SAME FABRIC + SAME COLOR + DIFFERENT STYLES
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    After Six Style 6620, $224; Style 6660, $210; Style 6664, $220 all in Shamrock from Weddington Way.


    SAME DESIGNER + SAME COLOR FAMILY + DIFFERENT FABRICS + SIMILAR STYLES
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    J. Crew Elyse Dress in Dusty Shale Silk Taffeta, $250; Matilda Dress in Mercury Gray Liquid Jersey, $250; Heidi Dress in Dusty Shale Silk Chiffon, $250.


    I know some kind brides just try to give a color and let their bridesmaids pick everything else, but this never looks quite right, to me. Here are five assorted dress that are all called "navy" by the designer, for example.


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    J. Crew Origami Bow Dress in Stretch Wool, $228. Alfred Angelo Style 7243S, $170. Wtoo Style 499 in Navy, $204. Nine West Dresses One-Shoulder Cotton Eyelet Dress in Navy from Amazon, $104.25. Dolce Vita Valentia Lace Dress in Navy from Shopbop, $275.


    They just don't go, right?

    Do you prefer matchy-matchy or mismatched 'maids? Which of the looks above is your favorite? Are you particularly keen on any of the dresses?


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    Anyone else having a doozy of a day? Hopefully some time spent ogling sparkly engagement rings will snap us all out of it! (If you need me after that, I'll be at the gym with my boyfriend, Tim Riggins, who always puts me in a good mood.)


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    Tara's boyfriend proposed with this pretty vintage ring!


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    Alyssa and her boyfriend met on a cruise. He later built a cardboard ship in his backyard and had her go fishing. Just look at what she caught!


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    Kelsey's boyfriend showed this pretty ring to her parents and boyfriend the night before he proposed. "I couldn't believe no one spilled the beans," she says!


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    Kayleigh's boyfriend brought her on a surprise trip to the jewelry store, and they walked out with this ring. "He wanted to make sure I loved my ring as he was afraid he would pick out something I didn't like," she says!


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    Natalie bling-i-licious ring includes 36 diamonds!


    Which of these engagement rings is your favorite?


    If you'd like to share a photo of your ring on Save the Date, you can click here to submit it with the contact form. Or you can email a photo to glamour.weddings.girls@gmail.com. I try to run reader engagement ring posts often, so take your time and send a biggish, nonblurry photo! (Please DON'T send an Instagram photo or add text or special effects!) And if you've already sent a pic, sit tight—it's coming!


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    Our heads are still spinning from all the crazy punk-glam looks we saw at Monday's Met Gala. There was much fresh beauty inspiration to be had, and I think brides can learn a few things from the fierce moments we saw on the red carpet (as can wedding guests—I mean, Amy already decided to copy Jessica Alba's updo for a wedding this weekend).

    Here are five lessons I think brides can take away from the 2013 Met Gala.

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    1. Eyeliner is overrated. Oh fine, it's not. We all know eyeliner is amazing. BUT, skipping the bold liner can be a statement unto itself, as Marion Cotillard showed. She traced her eyes in gold and champagne shimmer instead. This makeup would be so dreamy and ethereal for a bride.

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    2. Make sure your face matches the rest of you.Julianne Hough looks so radiant I'm almost blinded by this photo, but I'm also slightly distracted by how much darker her body is than her face. A few factors that can contribute to this: Using daily SPF moisturizer on your face but not your body, super-exfoliating your face but not your body, and wearing makeup that strongly reflects light when a camera flash goes off. All stuff to keep in mind.

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    3. Shine can be a hair accessory. With all the focus on texture and hold in updos, sometimes we overlook the obvious: Shiny hair is really pretty, especially in flash photos. Just look at Lindsey Vonn here—her hair shine is basically her best accessory. Talk about keeping it simple.

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    4. Don't shy away from statement nails. Also, this pose always makes you look like a model. I think Blake Lively's glam black-and-white nail art (get a closer peek here) would look so sophisticated on a bride. And note her hands-on-hips pose; it may feel overdramatic while you're doing it, but just do it, and put some attitude in. You'll totally look like a model. (Work that wedding dress while you got it on!)

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    5. A huge smile really does make everything OK. No matter what disaster may occur on your wedding day (hair malfunction, seating-plan fiasco) resolve to smile through it. Kate Upton admitted she missed the memo on the Met Gala's punk theme, wearing a green dress with a totally different vibe, but instead of looking awkward, she smiled and looked spectacular. You're paying a ton of money for wedding pics—make sure they're happy ones.

    Did you take any beauty inspiration from this year's Met Gala pics?

    Photos: Rex USA

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    OK, after you call your parents and your BFF and spend an evening staring lovingly into your new fiance's eyes, the very next thing you MUST do—assuming your guy dropped a hefty chunk of change on your engagement ring—is INSURE it!

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    Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring from Kwiat, price upon request.


    I know that's like, the least romantic activity EVER when you're probably thinking about, say, wedding dresses or your first dance song, but it's so, so important. I think a lot of people assume their engagement ring is covered under their homeowner's or renter's insurance, but often it's not. (And if you don't have renter's insurance, you need to get on that bus STAT. I mean it. Don't be a dummy.)

    So what happens when you take your engagement ring off in the bathroom at the end of the night and—OOPS!—it goes down the drain and is washed away?

    Or when you're splashing in the surf on your honeymoon and—OH NO!—it gets lost in the ocean?

    You're out one fancy piece of jewelry—which I'm sure puts a major damper on wedding planning or honeymooning or life in general.

    You generally need a special "rider" on your homeowner's or renter's insurance for major purchases, including jewelry. And even if your guy thought ahead and got a rider, you should probably go back and double-check exactly what's covered. What happens if your ring is damaged? Stolen? Lost? What if the center stone falls out? If the rider doesn't offer coverage for all of the above, check out a jewelry-specific insurance provider, like Perfect Circle, which covers everything I can think of for a few bucks a month.

    Have you insured your engagement ring yet? Are you going to?


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    We've been spending SO much time looking at wedding dresses on models {Love you but hate you, Bridal Market! } so I thought today we should take a break from all that and swoon over a round of wedding dresses on some drop-dead-gorgeous real brides—you know, "models" who aren't pouting down the runway. All of these lovely, lovely brides got their wedding dresses from The White Gown in Brooklyn, a totally chic little shop with the SWEETEST staff and a super-fantastic selection of designers.

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    Which one of these wedding dresses is your favorite?

    P.S. It's fine not to love every bride's look, but please play nice in the comments. These are real girls and I'd hate it if their feelings were hurt over a pic from their wedding—a day when they ALL looked great. (Also, body snarking is NEVER cool.)


    Collette & Joe: Amy Carroll Photography. Holly & Randy: Chase Charles Studio. Meghan & Shannon: Sasithon Photography. Miranda & James: Sasithon Photography. Monique & Fred: Sasithon Photography. Tiffany & Louville: Relate Studios.

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    After lunching with a friend and her rose gold engagement ring earlier this week, I'm kind of obsessed. Am I crazy, or does rose gold just seem so romantic? Maybe it's the way the pink undertones looked so pretty against her skin. Or the way it "warmed up" the diamond. In any event, I love 'em, and I suspect you will, too.

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    Cushion Cut Morganite and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring from Blue Nile, $900.


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    Willow Diamond Engagement Ring from Brilliant Earth, $975 (setting only).


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    Enchant Flower Diamond Engagement Ring from Tiffany & Co., $2,850.


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    Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring from Leigh Jay Nacht Jewelers, $2,350.


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    Dobson Diamond Engagement Ring from Trumpet & Horn.


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    Unity Diamond Engagement Ring from Diamond in the Rough, $15,500.


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    Morganite and Diamond Engagement Ring from Etsy seller Pompeii3, $399.


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    Morganite Engagement Ring from Etsy seller TorkkeliJewellery, $1,649.


    Which of these engagement rings is your favorite?


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    Our all-time favorite ways to inject the wedding with a shot of personality. Come see!

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    1. Choose barware that fits your theme.
    Serving hard lemonade in Mason jars at an outdoor country wedding adds charm to the cocktail hour. Jars, Candle Soylutions; candlesoylutions.com. Straws, Party City; partycity.com. Coastres, Wallies; wallies.com

    2. Collect photos of family and friends.
    This is easier with small weddings. Place photos in frames with each guest's table assignment.

    3. Give a custom flourish to all your printed material.
    Use your own logo—an image that's meaningful to you and your spouse, like a hobby or place. See loveletterslogos.com for ideas.

    4. Surprise guests with a handwritten note in each place card.
    Think: ("Tom, thanks for flying in from Colorado!"). Got a giant guest list? Try a lipstick-smooch mark and a "Glad you're here today!"

    5. Stay true to your style.
    Depending on your style, tie the napkins with satin ribbons, metallic cording, braided leather laces, even pieces of twine.

    6. Spice up informal receptions...
    By topping cocktail tables with white butcher paper; supply markers and glitter pens. Tell guests to have a go at it!

    7. Give each reception table a name...
    ...that relates to your courtship (for example, "Richmond Avenue"). Have a tent card on the table with a short explanation: "We had our first apartment here—a 6th-floor, 300-square-foot walk-up!"

    8. Got a travel theme?
    Go the extra mile and use leather luggage tags (baekgaardltd.com) to hold the escort or place cards.

    9. Since traditional guest books often end up stashed in a closet...
    Choose a coffee-table book (rizzoliusa.com) covering a subject you love and that you'll want to display at home; guests can write on the photos or in the margins.

    10. Another guest-book idea:
    Leave a glass bowl with cards and pens beside it, with a note asking guests to contribute a favorite memory of you or your husband.

    11. A wedding program is a cinch to customize.
    All you need is a rubber stamp of your monogram (here, PSA Essentials; expressionery.com) to embellish a note card (Paper Presentation; paperpresentation.com). Tuck a separate sheet with program details inside and tie on embroidery thread (Michaels; michaels.com) to jazz it up.

    12. Walk down the aisle to a song.
    Pick one with a slow tempo that was meaningful when you were dating.

    13. Make sure the dance floor is packed by asking invitees to jot down three favorite songs on the RSVP card; give your DJ the playlist.

    14. Share the spotlight with your parents and his.
    Take a spin around the floor to their "first-dance" numbers. (Set it up with everyone ahead of time.)

    15. Invite your musically gifted friends to bring their instruments to the reception.
    Have them hit the stage when your band takes five.

    16. And if there's a talented singer in your crowd...
    Ask him or her to perform a song at the reception. (Limit your request to one song; it's a wedding, not a concert!)

    17. Into Coldplay more than Vivaldi?
    At your ceremony, have musicians play contemporary songs as instrumentals. "It's a refreshing change from the expected classical pieces," says Niki Delacueva, of R. Jack Balthazar Events (rjackbalthazar.com), in Pasadena, California.

    18. Got a cultural dance that's a favorite at family weddings?
    From the tarantella (Italian) to the money dance (Cuba), ethnic jigs give a party a distinctive flavor.

    19. As the flower girl and ring bearer walk up the aisle...
    Play a special song such as "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music.

    20. Attach a ribbon embellished with your birthstone to your bouquet.
    You can buy faux gems at anybeads.com.

    —Written by Hillary Quinn for Brides

    Which of these fun ideas will you try?

    More from Brides:
    *Sexy Summer Wedding Dresses
    *Celebrity Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
    *25 Wedding Hairstyles Inspired by Our Favorite Celebrities
    *America's Most Beautiful Cakes
    *11Things to Avoid Before Your Wedding

    Photo: Ashley Daniell Photography

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    Paperless Post just announced a new partnership with Oscar de la Renta, and the invites are pretty freaking amazing. Here are seven awesome wedding stationery suites, side-by-side with the runway looks that inspired them. So cool!

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    Wedding Invitation 7
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    Click here to see all of Oscar de la Renta's offerings on Paperless Post!


    Which one of these wedding invitations is your favorite?


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    In case you missed the news, 90210 star Shenae Grimes said "I do" to British model and musician Josh Beech in London this morning! (Click here to read all about it!)

    She tweeted a wedding photo that had me guessing her wedding dress was from Vera Wang's Fall 2012 collection, and I was right!

    Here's the dress on the runway model:

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    And here it is on Miss Shenae:

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    It looks even prettier on her, right?

    Thoughts on Shenae Grimes' gorgeous black wedding dress?

    I'm so excited to finally see one of Vera Wang's black wedding dresses on a real bride! And I just love it on her!

    Photo 1: Courtesy of Vera Wang. Photo 2: Twitter/@shenaegrimes.

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    Even though strapless wedding dresses are STILL majorly out-selling wedding dresses with straps and sleeves, brides continue to clamor for non-strapless wedding dresses. And wedding dress designers are listening! Need proof? Here are four fantastic non-strapless dresses; the top are from Watters' newest collection, and the bottom two are from their Wtoo brand. (I'm having a problem with runway pics, but these dresses were all in the runway show!) Don't let the Simspon hair in the first pic distract you from all the pretty!

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    Wedding Dress 4
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    Which one of these wedding dresses is your favorite?


    More hot-off-the-runway wedding dresses:
    * Romona Keveza
    * Pronovias
    * Jenny Packham
    * Marchesa
    * Carolina Herrera
    * Monique Lhuillier
    * Reem Acra
    * Vera Wang


    Photos: Courtesy of Watters.

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    One of my friends was recently invited to a bridal luncheon, a pre-wedding event that usually involves the bride thanking her bridesmaids, plying them with lunch and wine, and giving them their "thank you for being my bridesmaid" gift. (I don't know if the bridal luncheon is still popular, but I went to several in my bridesmaid-ing days.) Anyway, at this particular bridal luncheon the bridesmaids were asked to bring their bridesmaid dresses and shoes for the wedding, which my friend had never heard of. (And neither had I.)

    Here's what all the dress-bringing was for: Before the festivities began, the bride asked all of the girls to change into their dresses and shoes, and she lined 'em up, execution-style. Then she busted out a box of pins, and started pinning up hems so they all fell in a straight line across. Can't visualize what I'm talking about? Here's a fun little illustration:

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    The bride felt like the bottoms of the bridesmaid dresses should all fall in a straight line in her wedding photos. Of course the bridesmaids were all different shapes and sizes, as bridesmaids tend to be, so some of their dresses were 2 inches above the knee—fine—but some (including my friend's) were like 8 inches above the knee. No consideration was given to the bridesmaids' height or comfort level, the bride just wanted an across-the-board hemline in her wedding pics. Any wear-it-again bridesmaid dress potential was dead in the water at this point, since the "approved" length didn't particularly flatter any of 'em.

    Oh, and of COURSE all the 'maids had to pay to have their dresses hemmed.

    Like I said, PSYCHO BRIDE, with a capital everything.

    Have you ever heard of the uniform hemline? Have a totally missed a hemming memo? Are you a little bit afraid of this bride?

    P.S. Obviously the bride in the photo above let her bridesmaids' hems fall where they may—and I think they all look lovely. I found the pic, which is by Vanilla Photography, over on SouthBound Bride, a South African wedding blog. Check out the rest of the pics from this gorge wedding here!


    Photo: Vanilla Photography via SouthBound Bride

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    1,007 Wedding-y Tidbits

    • In honor of Mother's Day: Check out these 19 photos of brides and grooms with their moms—and try not to cry! —Inspired by This
    • Follow these 5 steps BEFORE you plan your honeymoon! —Real Simple
    • Review these 13 marriage-y quotes to help ease some of your wedding stress! —Huffington Post
    • Review these 10 tips before high-tailing it to a wedding dress trunk show! —SheFinds
    • Copycat these 10 ombre wedding ideas! (Ombre wedding dresses were HUGE this season!) —Brooklyn Bride
    • Enter to win 900 dollars worth of travel accessories for your bridesmaids! —Snippet & Ink
    • Consider these 50 unique hair accessories from Etsy! —BellaSugar


    5 Fantabulous Real Weddings

    • This bride looks JUST like Molly Sims! Oh, wait, it IS Molly Sims' wedding! —Style Me Pretty
    • A dreamy beach wedding with five pint-size attendants—and a pooch! —Jose Villa
    • Love, love, love the pops of pink in this bride's wedding dress! —Ruffled
    • I have never seen a groom smile so big! J'adorbs! —The Bride's Cafe
    • Brrrrr! This snowy winter wedding gave me chills! —A Northwoods Wedding

    Are you doing anything wedding-y this weekend?

    I'm heading to the Ocean State to celebrate Mother's Day with my mom and stepmom, then we'll be back in New York Sunday to see Rory's mom. If I'm feeling ambitious, I might whip up a batch of these at some point over the weekend!


    P.S. There WAS a wedding on the Glee finale last night, but not the one I was expecting!


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