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

Shubrah.com and the Boston Fusion Wedding Blog

Reading all the inspirational blogs in January 2012 about career changes and goals, motivated me to start this blog. I started my web based fusion fashion business in 2008. Not the best time in the economic history of this world to have a start-up. But I stuck to it as it had always been my dream to design custom made east meets west weddings. Using eastern fabrics (recycled saris) and western silhouettes, I was able to create something unique, colorful and eco-friendly for the my clients. ...more

Feeling the Love in The Magic Room

In Jeffrey Zaslow's The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters he takes inside that most magical place -- the bridal boutique. He uses the backdrop and history of Becker's Bridal, a bridal store in Fowler, Michigan that has been owned and run by the same family for three generations, to examine how that room and the pedestal on which a bride chooses her dress says so much about our daughters and the love that we want for them. ...more
Great review. I've wondered about buying that book. Will now!  Thanks.more

Get to Know Author 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 ...more
He's got quite the resume! Wish I lived in the MI area. I'd love to go to one of the events with ...more

(EXCERPT) The Magic Room

If you haven't had a change to pick up BlogHer Book Club's pick The Magic Room, here's an excerpt to get you started. ...more

Wedding Invitation Name Etiquette

www.TheFeministBride.comI adore the New York Times and I love me a good party, but even more so I am pedantic about honoring people’s surnames. So I was particularly dismayed when Phillip Galanes answered in a NYT’s Social Q’s column to a C. Z., San Francisco that they should by no means be concerned about their spouses poor invitation etiquette, “Your neighbors will be far happier to be invited than distraught by Hubby’s inability to spell Frances. (Or is it Francis?)” Galanes idea of invitation etiquette is probably the worst advice two people planning a wedding and writing their invitations could possibly follow.  Galanes probably has no clue what problems he is contributing to in his response....more

Would You Sell Your Wedding Dress?

On my ten-year wedding anniversary this summer, I put on my wedding dress and took some pictures and posted them on my blog in a letter apologizing to my husband for not having actually bought him a gift. Aren't I nice? ...more
@mayaelena1212 It's funny what we think we will get attached to and then what we actually do, ...more

Vera Wang's Dark Wedding Gowns Will Change Bridal Tradition

Vera Wang exhibited her Fall 2012 Collection of bridal gowns at New York's bridal fashion week and shocked the fashion nobility. ...more
I think the dress is beautiful. My eyes would pop out if I were the groom. more

Whatever Happened to Just Throwing Rice?!

When she got married, people threw rice at the newly married couple as they left the reception. She didn't dwell on what rice symbolized at the time, but she knew its importance as part of tradition. These days, though, nothing is traditional. Every bride wants her wedding to be unique. As she helps to plan her daughter's wedding, she can't help but ask herself: has tradition been replaced by creativity or insanity? ...more
I have been to quite a few weddings and not once have I thrown rice or bird seed. I blew bubbles ...more

On Being Middle Happy

 I'm a wedding florist....more