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

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Did you have the cutest proposal ever? The funniest proposal? Or have the best  idea for how to propose?...more

Love and Granddarlings

I currently have two beautiful boy granddarlings and they have been a joy to Darling husband and me since the moment we knew about them.  We have known for awhile that our next daughter was pregnant but she asked us to wait to tell everyone.  Now the word is out and we are, after a space of almost seven years, in the mode of being able to publicly discuss our giddy excitement. ...more