Weddings

Here comes the bride, all dressed in...whatever she wants! The HowStuffWorks guide is dedicated to helping you make that special day reflect your (and your spouse-to-be's) personality. From rings to roses and dresses to first dances we've got it all.


Wedding guest lists are getting smaller — and not just because weddings are getting more expensive. Brides and grooms have different expectations for weddings.

Some couples love it, others hate it. Where did this bridal custom come from and why is it in decline?

The marriage of the Internet and the wedding industry has been a match made in heaven — you can plan your entire wedding without leaving your couch.

Take a look at this photo album to see all of our style suggestions for the unique and unexpected style bride!

Every bride wants to look stunning on their wedding day. Mature brides, women aged 40 and up, may need some extra attention when it comes to applying flawless yet age-appropriate makeup.

If you think you can wear the same makeup to your nighttime nuptials as you would to work, think again. Here are some makeup ideas for night weddings.

Shaving your eyebrows before the wedding sounds insane, but it may actually be safer than waxing or threading. Is this a good idea right before your vows?

Bridesmaids know they're there to help out the bride, but bridesmaids have a few things on their to-do lists as well. One of the most important is looking good on the big day. Here's a guide to get you on track.

Another unforeseen wedding expense? Find out why you really should have a hair trial – and why this might not cost you anything extra.

Find out how shared beauty rituals can bring your bridal party closer together and how to balance the cost.

Whether it's for your wedding day or senior prom, a faux tan could be finishing touch you're looking for.

It's tough to look radiant on your wedding day if you're hiding behind a thick mask of makeup. Of course, going au naturel doesn't mean skipping the makeup altogether; instead, use just enough to create a photo-ready look.

One of the easiest ways to ensure picture-perfect hair on your wedding day is to wear a picture-perfect wig. But should you go with synthetic or human hair?

Lovely wedding-day locks can't be achieved in one day. It'll take a year of pampering to make your hair look its absolute best!

Need some height for your wedding day 'do? Consider hair extensions. They can add volume and length to your locks.

True or False? What's it going to be on your wedding day? We're talking about eyelashes, of course!

You've got the groom-to-be and the bridal magazines. The hot bod? Hmm...not so much. Learn how to get the best possible wedding body in 12 months or less.

The weeks leading up to a bride's big day are bustling with details, from seating arrangements to hairstyle run-throughs, and one other essential element: hot-wax hair removal.

Matching hair for bridesmaids? Back in the day, the answer to this question would have been "of course!" But times, they are a-changin.'

It was a good thing your updo stayed put all day, but now that you're facing a small army of bobby pins and hair products, you'll need a plan of attack.

If there's a flower girl involved, the bride might not be the star of the show at her own wedding. Here are five sweet flower-girl hairstyles that won't make her look like a mini pageant queen.

Use the months during your engagement to whip your pores into tip-top shape, no matter what the present-day condition of your complexion may be.

No bride wants to be caught red-handed with dry, brittle nails, and neither do your bridesmaids! Your wedding party deserves nails that are just as fashionable and stunning as your own.

Did you throw a temper tantrum in front of the wedding planner? Chill out, bridezilla! Put yourself in time-out at the day spa and pamper yourself back to the sweet, good-natured bride you really are.

Are those nervous butterflies in your stomach, or is it the sensation of intestinal gas? Be wary of these foods and drinks if you want to look and feel your best the day you say "I do."