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.

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Your wedding makeup is just as important as your flowers and gown -- after all, what good is the perfect dress if your face isn't glowing -- but it often doesn't get the thought or credit it deserves.

By Jessica Willis

Don't take a chance on botching any at-home beauty treatments before the big day -- sometimes it's better to consult a professional, especially when it comes to your wedding!

By Natalie Kilgore

The average bride shells out at least $200 for makeup and hairstyling. Instead of going for broke with your bridal beauty routine, try these wedding day hair and makeup tips that will leave you looking beautiful without breaking the bank.

By Bambi Turner

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Every mother of the bride is naturally beautiful, but everyone can use a makeover every now and again. Your upcoming wedding is a prime opportunity for such a style overhaul!

By Alia Hoyt

Wedding shoes are an important part of your big day -- even if no one sees them under your dress. We'll tell you how to find the perfect pair.

By Sara Elliott

Hurray -- you're getting married! But if you're having a country wedding, looking your best in the great outdoors may be a challenge. Use nature to inspire your country wedding details, color palette and beauty regimen.

By Natalie Kilgore

Planning a wedding shower is never easy, especially when you're a bridesmaid. You've already got a lot on your wedding plate, but don't worry, we'll help you plan the ultimate party without taking too much extra time away from your busy schedule.

By Jessica Willis

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If you know your way around a kitchen, then you may be ready to bake your own wedding cake -- if you're brave enough, that is.

By Emilie Sennebogen

On your wedding day, not only do you want the perfect dress, shoes and accessories but you want the perfect hairstyle, too! If you're having a summer wedding, you'll need some special tactics to keep your mane under control.

By Jessica Willis

On your wedding day, everything needs to be perfect, including the flowers.

By Jessica Willis

Avoid these wedding blunders to come across as the cool, confident bride you really are!

By TLC

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Rustic is big this year; so is local, green and nature-inspired. What are 10 of the biggest wedding trends to incorporate into your summer ceremony?

By Julia Layton

Flip through pictures of gorgeous bridal bouquets and find the one that speaks to your bridal style!

By TLC

Your friend asked you to be a bridesmaid, but you feel more like a bridesmatron. Should women of a certain age take a pass on this wedding custom?

By Jill Jaracz

As you decide who will participate in your wedding, you may wonder, "Is there an age requirement to be a bridesmaid?" The answer is kinda/sorta.

By Ellen Stockstill

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All-inclusive resorts let you pay one price for lodging, meals and other amenities. After a stressful wedding, wouldn't it be nice to leave the honeymoon details to someone else?

By Jill Becker

Valentine's Day is a day of romance and sweet gestures, so what better day to propose? Here's how to tell a proposal is in the works for you this year.

By Sara Elliott

As the song says, "Here comes the bride, all dressed in white." But why? Sure, there's a tradition attached to it as with so many other wedding customs. Sometimes, however, traditions were made to be broken.

By Jeff Harder

Are you trying to find your dream wedding cake or are you just looking for some inspiration? These classic and creative wedding cakes taste as good as they look!

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Now that you're married, do you miss wearing white so much it's making you blue? Does the absence of the day-to-day stress of planning a wedding make you want to crawl back in bed? If so, you probably have a serious case of wedding withdrawal.

By Echo Surina

What makes a respectable wedding guest turn into a detail-obsessed critic the moment a bride takes her walk down the aisle? We attempt to uncover the real reason why we judge our friends' nuptials.

By Natalie Kilgore

Wedding crashers aren't just a figment of Hollywood's imagination. Chances are you or someone you know has witnessed a crashed wedding firsthand. Learn more about who these bold people are and why they do it!

By Alia Hoyt

Planning a wedding is an exciting but often very stressful time. A meddling mother can make things even worse. Here are five tips on how to deal with an interfering mom.

By Alison Cooper

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Even if you're never a bride yourself, you can absolutely count on being a bridesmaid. These days, that role can be expensive. We'll try to prepare you and your purse.

By Chris Obenschain

Being a bridesmaid is an honor, but it's also a tactical support function that requires some very practical behavior on your part.

By Echo Surina