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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Wedding Beauty Checklist

In the midst of pre-wedding chaos, don't forget to take some time to beautify yourself -- inside and out. Here's how you can achieve a blissful wedding day glow.

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Shoes

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.

5 Country Wedding Beauty Ideas

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.

The Bridesmaid's Guide to Planning a Wedding Shower

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.

Do You Dare? DIY Wedding Cakes

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.

10 Wedding Hairstyles that Beat Heat and Humidity

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.

Best Bridal Bouquets for Spring

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

10 Warm Weather Wedding Cocktails

If you're hosting your wedding during one of the warmer months of the year, we've got some options for you to keep your guests cool and refreshed -- at the bar.

Big Wedding Blunders

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

10 Summer Wedding Trends for Modern Brides

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?

Bridal Bouquet Pictures

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

Do women over 30 really want to be bridesmaids?

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?

How young is too young to be a bridesmaid?

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.

10 Movies to Get You in the Mood for Your Bridesmaid Duties

This list of movies is sure to help prepare you for your bridesmaid duties. There's something here for everyone, regardless if you're standing up for a best friend or a bridezilla (or a combination of the two).

Ultimate Guide to All-inclusive Honeymoons

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?

Should you expect a proposal on Valentine's Day?

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.

Why do brides wear white?

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.

Wedding Cake Pictures from The Knot

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!

10 Blinged-out Celeb Brides

Celebrities are beautiful and rich, but sometimes they can be, well, tacky. In this article, find out which celeb brides are all about the flash.

Wedding Withdrawal: How can you cope after your big day?

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.

Wedding Guest or Critic? Why We Judge Our Friends' Weddings

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.

5 Stories of Real-life Wedding Crashers

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!

5 Ways to Keep Mom from Wedding Meddling

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.

How much does it cost to be a bridesmaid?

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.

The Ultimate Bridesmaid Dress Manual

Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids consultants Krystle and Courtney know what it takes to make a bridesmaid look her best. Any girl who walks down the aisle deserves to feel beautiful -- and that includes bridesmaids! Here's what they want you to know about your bridesmaid dress.


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