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Offbeat Wedding Gifts: When it’s Truly the Thought that Counts

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
Almost every bride and groom you’ve known has probably made a wedding registry. They signed up for a throw pillow at Pottery Barn, a toaster at Target, a set of china at Bloomingdales…You get the point- the list goes on and on. Of course registries were created for a reason. The bride and groom don’t want a bunch of repeat presents or a heap of knick-knacks that say “YOU’RE MARRIED”. Nevertheless, ...

Here Come the Bridesmaids!

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
You’ve seen 27 Dresses, right? The movie where Katherine Heigl ends up with an entire closet dedicated to old bridesmaid dresses because she’s always the bridesmaid and never the bride? Well if you haven’t seen it, we won’t give away the ending. The point is that girl ended up with a lotttttt of hideous dresses. Rest assured, we are not suggesting you have a horrific fashion sense, but we are sugg ...

An Heirloom or a Piece of Art: The Trash the Dress Debate

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
  Trashing the dress- the trend is anything but new, but we still haven’t made up our minds. Is it classy or just…well, trashy? One can argue that the act of trashing the dress is an art- a means to express the bride’s creative side. She can choose the theme of her trash the dress session- splattering her gown with paint, taking it for a swim in the river, or baking messy cupcakes in it.  It’ ...

The Cake is Good, but Why are You Feeding it to Me?

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
This week we’re wondering: Why do the bride and groom feed each other the first piece of wedding cake? Turns out we can thank the Romans for all the flattering pictures of brides and grooms feeding each other wedding cake.  According to the toga-wearing partiers, a couple eating the first piece of cake together instills a special bond between the two and symbolizes a mutual promise to provide for ...

Here’s to All You Lovely Ladies!

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
You're about to change your entire life and dedicate yourself for eternity to the person you love. Congratulations girlfriend! Getting married is wonderful, amazing, beautiful, etc., etc. But let's be honest...it's a little stressful too. Quality time spent with your best ladies is a great way to let some of that tension flow away and an excuse to get the drinks flowing too! Here are a few cute-lo ...

You Need a Lovely Place to Leave Your Love

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
Every couple wants a guest book at their wedding- why wouldn’t they? Who would turn down a book full of compliments? All jokes aside, a guest book is a crucial part of any wedding day and is not an element to be neglected. Couples spend months, even years, working to make their day unique, so why should the chosen guest book be anything less than lovely? After all, you may want to look back on it ...

Challenging Tradition and Loving It!

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
We love tradition, and you know we do or else we wouldn’t offer up wedding history blogs on the regular. But as much as we love tradition, we also love breaking it. A bride’s wedding party- now that’s traditional. Having a male in the bridal party- not so traditional…AND WE LOVE IT! First off, don’t you dare even think of asking others if it’s okay to have a male in your wedding party. Of course i ...

Don’t Be Afraid to Cover Up

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
It's spring, so we know you won't be wearing these gems for warmth. But as we like to say, a lady will do anything for fashion, and these cover ups are totally worth a little overheating. Inspired by the gorgeous collection of cover ups on BHLDN's website, we ventured out to find some other options. We were on the hunt for a bit of everything, and that's exactly what we found. From sparkle to silk ...

And a Silver Sixpence in her Shoe!

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
This week we’re wondering: How did the saying “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” come about? You’re helping your newly engaged friend brainstorm what she needs for her upcoming nuptials. Completely unphased by all the planning that must be done you simply tell her she needs, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” But let’s be honest, ...

Six Songs as Sweet as Your Wedding Cake

Dana Bates Dana Bates 6 years ago
There will be many charming moments on your wedding day and your "cut the cake experience" is no exception. Since the soundtrack of your big day will be mapped out to perfection for the rest of your special moments, why not make sure you’re cutting your cake to the perfect song too? Here are some songs as sweet as sugar bound to be the perfect accent to your delicious memory. 1. How Sweet It Is (T ...