All About the Dress


Are designer wedding gowns worth the cost?

No way will anything but Vera Wang do! For brides who demand the best, it's a designer gown or nothing at all. But to rationalize spending tens of thousands of dollars, you'll have to convince yourself the dress is worth it ... and is it?

How -- and Why -- to Choose a Reception Dress

It's beautiful, elaborate and -- let's be honest -- unwieldy. So why not ditch that wedding dress after the "I-dos" and slip into something more comfortable and fun? Here's our case for the reception dress.

Discount Wedding Dresses 101

Your fiancé won't be too happy if you spend the entire wedding budget on a designer dress! You can find a gorgeous gown for a bargain basement price -- you just need a few tips to get you started. That's where we come in.

5 Wedding Planning Tips for the Type A Bride

Type A brides, rejoice! All your organizational neuroses can make wedding planning a breeze. Just follow our tips to ensure that you get things ticked off your list without ticking off your bridal party.

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.

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.

Best Wedding Hair Accessories

Is a modern tiara appropriate for your wedding? How about a feathered comb? A traditional veil? Explore the options for your big day in this article.

10 Wedding Planning Must-dos Before the I-dos

If only it were as simple as picking a china pattern and choosing the boutonnieres. Getting married is a life-changing event, and this glamorous event comes with some not-so-glam to-dos. Have you checked these 10 off your list?

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 Classic Father-daughter Dance Songs

He was the man in your life for the first 18 years, so be sure to honor Dad on your wedding day. Whether you want to share a laugh while you're spinning around the dance floor, or cry on Daddy's shoulder to a sentimental ballad, we've got a song for you.

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.

You know you're a Type A bride when...

Type A brides, stand proud! You are traditionalists with fierce attention to detail. You are the wearers of lace and carriers of white roses. You are the darlings of the wedding industry (and subscribers to every wedding magazine).

You know you're a modern bride when ...

It's not that you're too good for tradition. Ball gowns and string quartets are just a little conventional for your taste. You're smart, chic and sophisticated, and you want the world to see that on your wedding day. We at TLC tip our hats to you!

Diamond Engagement Ring Pictures

When it comes to engagement rings, there are infinite combinations to choose from. Looking at pictures of rings can give you ideas for the rock you'd like to buy. See pictures of diamond engagement rings.

Wedding Gown Pictures

Each bride requires a different type of dress. An empire-waist gown will draw the eyes up. A drop-waist gown is for the bold and slender bride who wishes to make a dramatic statement with a stunning silhouette. Discover which gown is best for you.

10 Picture-Perfect Wedding Poses and Candids

With an event as important as your wedding, there are certain images you want to capture to remember the moment. What classic photos do you need to complete your album?

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.

What are the maid of honor's duties?

Weddings are hard work, and it falls to the maid of honor to help handle some important details. She's the go-to person for the bride when it comes to guidance, a fresh perspective and, well, some of the heavy lifting.

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?

Can I afford a honeymoon?

There's at least one wedding expense you certainly don't want to forget: the honeymoon. After you've said your vows and danced the night away, will there still be money left to take your dream vacation?

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!

10 Gift Ideas for Your Maid of Honor

Your maid of honor does everything from helping address invitations to holding your bouquet while you exchange rings and vows. She's also spending some serious money to serve as your honor attendant, so acknowledge her accordingly.


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