We love fun little charts like this: Weddington Way—the online shop for bridal party fashions of all kinds—put together a handy map that shows the average number of bridesmaids per wedding in each of the 50 states. Their data revealed some interesting things about bridal party trends across the country, and of course, we were interested to see how Pennsylvania stacked up.
If your wedding vision includes your ‘maids decked out in one of your favorite soft, flowy styles by Monique Lhuillier, you’re in luck: For the first time ever, the famed designer’s bridesmaids dresses are now available to rent—and for just $95!
There are plenty of days where I find myself wondering how I’m going to fit a workout into my already-packed schedule—and that’s without the added burden of planning a wedding, so I can imagine you’ve have similar thoughts over the past few weeks and months. There’s only so much that can be accomplished in 24 hours, after all, and with the vendor meetings, endless phone calls and other Big Day to-dos that need to be done, sometimes getting to the gym falls to the bottom of the list.
That’s where a quick and effective at-home routine comes in real handy—there’s no need to leave the house or change clothes, and you’ve worked your whole body in less time than it takes to watch a rerun of Sex and the City. Sounds like a win-win to us.
I think it’s safe to say that eyelash extensions are having a major moment right now—both in the bridal world and beauty scene in general. It was last year that we first starting hearing about the growing popularity of lash extensions, and since then, the trend has completely blown up—it seems like every week we’re getting an email about a new lash bar coming to town or a spa or salon that’s adding the service to their menu. (Not that we’re complaining: We’re always advising brides to consider extensions for their wedding day as a way to avoid mascara-streaked cheeks.)
As I was putting together this post, a colleague popped up behind me, took a look at my computer screen and asked if I had made up the color dusty blue. (For the record, I find that to be a a pretty basic, logical name compared to the ones Pantone thinks up, don’t you?) I preceded to tell her that dusty blue is very much a real color, and not a figment of my imagination—and that it actually makes for a very lovely wedding hue when combined with the right accents.
We love any kind of travel roundup that involves “once-in-a-lifetime” locations—you know, the breathtaking, bucket list-type places that most people only dream of one day visiting. Not only are they a gorgeous distraction from whatever we’re working on, but they’re a particularly great source of honeymoon inspiration. (As we’ve said before, if there’s ever a time to take a trip of a lifetime, your honeymoon would be it.)
We could go on and on—and we often do—about all of the amazing hotels there are in the world and how perfect they are for your far-flung honeymoon. On any given day you can find us drooling over gorgeous accommodations in Italy, South Africa and Thailand, but the truth is, the good ol’ USA has plenty of fantastic options, too.
Now, you might not want to spend your ‘moon stateside (which we totally understand), but there’s no reason why you can’t use your bachelorette party—or maybe a pre-wedding getaway?—as an excuse to explore our country’s most luxurious hotels.
Today we’re featuring the wedding of Jerrica and Matthew, a local couple who spent their Big Day posing for photos at some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks. Check it out here.
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Question: I’ll soon have to provide our calligrapher with a list of our guests’ mailing addresses, but I only have a handful of them. What’s the best way to go about collecting addresses from our friends and family?