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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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."
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?
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!
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?