Planning Your Wedding Is Important, But So Is Your Marriage!

This is an amazing article. I'm in the beginning phases of planning my wedding and a lot of what ...more

Manners & Misfits: Reasons to care about wedding etiquette

For a while now, a dominant trend in weddings has been personalization and originality. Wedding vendors have responded with goods and services custom-tailored to suit your retro, rustic, gamer, steampunk, or rockabilly wedding. Even so, the wedding section at your local bookstore is likely filled with books on traditional etiquette. That might seem constraining to conformity-averse couples (I'm half of one myself) who are comfortable bending rules....more

OH MY GOSH!...We're Officially In The "Zone" As Of Yesterday!

Yesterday was the 26th of March; 27th birthday of my middle son AND...exactly TWO MONTHS until Caitlin's wedding!  As the mother-of the-groom, I always referred to the "Zone" as six weeks before the wedding.  As the mother-of-the-bride, I feel that the "Official 2 month mark" is the zone for us. ...more

Show & Tell: Resources for Crafty Brides

Not to knock Martha Stewart Weddings, but there are many other resources out there worth exploring, and something for every type of crafter. I have an uneven track record when it comes to creative projects. As a person with some artistic ability and imagination I feel like I should be craftier, but I've left a lot of projects unfinished over the years, most of them ruler-heavy. I need to be impressed with myself early on in the life of a project to stick with it. The sites I gravitate toward include lessons learned by trial and error and proudly displayed crafting flops....more

Five Hundred Lunches and Counting

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 @sharongreenthal A book sounds wonderful! I know that I would read it.   :)more

Etiquette & Elopement

I know those two words don't really go together--eloping isn't so much a rules game. But they might if you are a fully-grown adult who no longer makes decisions for parental effect (OK, those qualities can coexist). I guess what I'm saying is that the reasons people "elope" are diverse and guidance regarding how not to offend might be a help....more

Mother of the Bride Diary #3

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BlogHer Talks to Jeffrey Zaslow

Editor's Note: We sincerely regret the passing of Jeffrey Zaslow on February 10, 2012. We enjoyed his work and his commentary. Our deepest sympathies go out to Jeffrey's family and friends. -Rita BlogHer recently caught up with Jeffrey Zaslow, the author of BlogHer Book Club pick The Magic Room. ...more
I really enjoyed this book and the perspective it provided. I applaud Mr. Zaslow for being able ...more

Got engaged??? Time to win something for your wedding!

Yay! Your engaged! Now what? Well, of course your family asks you right away, "When's the wedding?" You are speachless because you just got engaged. How the heck would you know when your wedding is??? Well, now that you started "planning" here is a chance for you to win a toast at your wedding at one of the most amazing venues, ever: Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona. It is one of the most beautiful places to get married. Here are some pictures and a little bit about the contest to show you why you should get married here:...more