Summer Weddings


5 Wedding Planning Tips for the Summer Bride

A summertime wedding, complete with a gorgeous dress, a warm breeze blowing and lush foliage serving as the backdrop, can be an affair to remember. Just don't invite mosquitoes, sunburn or perspiration to your party.

10 Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Planning a wedding in the Caribbean involves more than picking out rum and tropical flowers. You'll need the site permits, blood tests and a rain plan. Here are 10 tips for the would-be destination bride.

10 Alternatives to Wedding Cake

Your dress is couture, your bouquet is one-of-a-kind, and your venue is completely original. Of course you're not going to have a boring white wedding cake. Your guests will go gaga for these sweet treats.

10 Fresh Color Combinations for Summer Wedding Decor

Your colors are one of the more important aspects of how you plan your whole wedding day. From dresses to flowers, from linens to place cards, the colors you choose will set the tone for the entire event.

10 Picture-Perfect Wedding Poses and Candids

If you're the bride or groom planning your big day, wedding photography is probably part of those plans. You may have some ideas for pictures you'd like to see, but there are some classic photos you don't want to miss, too.

10 Fun Bridal Shower Games

If the party guests range from the bride's little sister to the groom's great-grandmother, a good hostess knows she needs something to break the ice and get people mingling. In many party scenarios, games are the answer.

10 Coolest Summer Foods

During the dog days of summer, warm, winter meals just won't do. When the mercury starts to approach the red line, these hot season favorites will be a hit around the pool, out on the patio or under a beach umbrella.

10 Summer Drink Recipes

As school lets out for the summer and temperatures start to rise, kids of all ages head outside to play. During all of this fun, everyone needs to stay hydrated -- and you can do it without another glass of boring water.

Why do some couples take a belated honeymoon?

For the busy bride who hasn't had a moment or a cent to devote to her honeymoon, putting off the trip is one solution that's becoming more popular these days. French Polynesia will wait for you, but can you wait for it?

How to Throw an Engagement Party on a Budget

Ever wonder why it's customary to buy a hostess gift? It's because the hostess breaks her back -- and the bank -- to put on a fabulous shindig! But you don't have to spend much to throw a memorable engagement party.

10 Biggest Wedding Expenses

The wedding industry capitalizes on sentiment, tradition and trends. The bride who buys into the idea that her wedding is the most special day of her life will spend more than $30,000 on her nuptials. These big-ticket items eat up a budget faster than she can say "I do".

10 Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself

If you want to dress up a table, making an eye-catching centerpiece is one of the best ways to do it. And you don't have to be a professional florist to make it look pretty and polished.

10 Signs You're Turning into Bridezilla

What's white and sequined and full of wrath? Bridezilla, of course! You want to be a blushing bride, not one that's flushed red with rage. Here are 10 indicators you're crossing that line, lady.

10 Wedding Reception Rituals We Wish Would Die Already

We like sipping champagne, eating cake and flirting a little at receptions. But we're tired of dancing the Macarena. That -- and a few other traditions -- need to go away.

10 Classic Engagement Ring Styles

Nothing says true love quite like a big, sparkly diamond. You need the perfect ring to represent your commitment -- and your personal sense of style. Grooms and brides-to-be, take note: These settings and stones are timeless!

Catering Quiz

There are many things that people look for in a good catering service. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to catering? Take this quiz and find out!

Honeymoon Destination Pictures

You've said your vows and entertained guests at the reception -- now you finally get the chance to spend some time with your new spouse. Browse these pictures of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world.

Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day

There's so much to consider when you're planning a wedding: invitations, food, entertainment, flowers and the list goes on. Is a stress-free wedding day possible?

How to Choose a Bridal Gown for a Destination Wedding

On any other trip to the Bahamas, you'd be packing some shorts, a bikini and your favorite flip-flops. But when you're headed to an exotic destination to exchange vows, you've got to pack a bridal gown.

Ultimate Guide to Fake Wedding Cakes

If you can't see forking over $5,000 for a wedding cake, you might be happier with a fake one. In the wedding industry, "fake" isn't a dirty word: It's code for "less expensive."

Wedding Videography 101

A wedding only lasts a few hours, but this short-lived occasion produces a lifetime of joyful memories. And what better way to preserve these memories than in moving pictures? What should you know about your videographer?

How to Choose the Best Wedding Reception Site for Your Personality

Your love is anything but ordinary, so why would you celebrate your union in a dingy hotel reception hall? Let your tastes and interests shine through in a unique venue that will delight your guests!

What should guests wear to a destination wedding?

Dressing for a traditional wedding is pretty straightforward: suits and ties for men, cocktail-length dresses and skirts for women. But when the venue is a beach or 14th-century Italian church, what are the rules?


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