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Wedding Traditions

10 Royal Wedding Traditions

The British monarchy has a number of wedding traditions that have stood the test of time. Today’s couples are still expected to incorporate these royal wedding traditions in their weddings today. More than 24 million viewers tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot back in April 2011. Prince Harry and […]

The History and Importance of Bridal Portraits

The Origins of Bridal Portraits Bridal portraits are a favorite tradition of Southern brides and their families. A chance to dress up in full bridal regalia, brides pose a couple months before the wedding for a solo session with their photographer. While a common practice in the south, bridal portraits originated in Europe. Originally oil […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

We’ve all heard the phrase something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.  It’s the list of items that no bride wants to walk down the aisle without.  If worn on your wedding day, these good luck charms are thought to be the recipe for a successful marriage.  It’s a superstition followed by almost every […]

The History behind the Garter Toss Tradition

Wedding traditions are rooted in historic customs and superstition. Many of these rituals have carried over to modern times despite the cultural adjustments. The garter toss tradition is an example of one such custom. The Garter Toss Tradition In days of old, couples had to prove they were married. This ritual allowed guests to join […]

A Bride’s Guide to Wedding Veils

Once you’ve selected the dream dress to wear on your wedding day, the next step is deciding how to style it.  Although the decision may not be as tumultuous as saying, “yes to the dress,” selecting the right accessories is still imperative for your overall look on the big day. Wearing a wedding veil remains an […]

The Unique History Behind Bridal Showers

You’ve played the games, ate the food, and even read the cards passed around and exclaimed over the unwrapped gifts Bridal showers are fun ways to celebrate a couple and their love for each other. It’s also a great opportunity to spoil the bride-to-be and help her out as she starts a new phase of […]

Wedding Budget | How to Cut the Costs

Weddings are expensive. There are very few ways around it—especially if you want to have something more traditional. When you plan a wedding, you quickly discover costs and areas of expense you didn’t even think about or realize existed. It can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help. We have two pieces of good […]

How to Ace the Wedding Toast

If you’re reading this, then either you probably started worrying about writing your maid of honor/best man speech 30 seconds after you were asked to be in the bridal party, your stumped on where to start, or the wedding is in less than an hour! Whichever category you fall into, we want to help both the […]

The History of the Wedding Dress

Surrounded by tulle and satin and lace, you twirl about in front of the mirror before you. You’ve thought about this moment for a long time, even maybe tucked away a few magazine cutouts. Joined by the special women in your life, the day has come for you to pick out the dress you will […]