If You Don’t Want to Do a First Dance, Here’s What to Do Instead

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I have a friend getting married in October who is desperately trying to figure out how she can basically avoid any and all moments at her wedding during which she would be the extra focus of all the attention in the room. (I mean, she’s the bride, so that’s always, but we’re talking about moments where the party essentially stops so that all eyes can be on her and her groom.) Matter of a fact, this Ask the Expert question we did on how a couple could just skip that whole bridal-party-announcement portion of the beginning of a reception is from her.

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We Won’t Get to See a Chris-and-Whitney Wedding After All: The Latest Bachelor Breakup

Welp, it was surprisingly cute while it lasted, but the union between former Bachelor Chris Soules and his beloved Whitney Bischoff is no more.

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Their split has now been formally announced, making official what your mom already guessed when Whitney did not attend the finale of Dancing With the Stars, where Chris performed even though he had been bounced weeks earlier.

It always feels a little sad for a moment, I think, when these romances that we’ve watched for weeks of our lives (stop, you know I’m not alone) cease to be—but at least they keep ‘em coming, that we might be distracted yet again by this ever-hopeful/addicting franchise.

How are you enjoying the Kaitlyn/Britt Bachelorette?

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Jeremy Renner Gives Lesson to Other Celebs On How Not to Crash a Wedding

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We have seen quite a few celebs crash quite a few weddings in our day. And most of the time, these are events are completely delightful! The celeb is usually, if not a little apologetic, at least completely aware of the fact that, although famous, they are actually not an invited guest. They’ll say their hellos and goodbyes quickly, frequently after taking some pictures, shaking some hands—sometimes, after performing!—and generally be very good sports about the whole situation. (See: Bill Murray, Roger Daltrey, Serena Williams, Maroon 5, to name a few.)

Apparently, Jeremy Renner didn’t get the Genial Celebrity’s Guide to Crashing Weddings.

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Use This Guide to Figure Out Which Caribbean Island Is Right for Your Honeymoon

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To me, the first thing a couple should decide upon when beginning the narrowing down of their honeymoon locale is whether they’re going to take an explore-all-of-Europe kind of trip, or a lay-face-down-on-the-beach kind of trip.

Once you’ve decided on that—let’s say, for the sake of this post, it’s the latter—then you’ve got to figure out which region of the world’s beaches you wish to lay upon (Mexico? Indonesia?), and then you’ve got to pick a country or an island. It’s all worth it, no doubt, but unless you have both had a dream destination in mind your whole lives, it won’t necessarily be as easy as a clicking BOOK! on the computer.

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Early June Bridal Trunk Shows

Lisette by Eugenia. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Lisette by Eugenia. Photo courtesy of the designer.

The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli 

June 2-6: Mother of the BRide & Mother of the Groom Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown 

June 4-6: Eugenia Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

L&H Bridal, Northeast Philadelphia

June 6-7: Badgley Mischka Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 15 percent savings if you order any of the featured dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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Brides: Please Watch This Video Before Buying Your Wedding Dress Online

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I heard this segment start yesterday morning on Good Morning America as I was brushing my teeth, and when I heard the first interviewed bride start to talk, my heart immediately sank, because I knew the type of story she was going to tell: one where she bought her dream wedding dress online, and then was greeted by a complete and utter heartbreaking mess when she opened the box.

There are plenty of places where you can purchase a gorgeous and authentic wedding dress online—we’ve told you about them! See: BHLDN, J.Crew, Nicole Miller, among others—but that’s not what we’re talking about here. What we’re talking about here are the non-brand websites that seem to sell legit wedding dresses, only to mail you a ragged pile of cheap, jaggedly cut fabric and shoddy workmanship—in short, nothing you would probably want to wear while sitting around your house, let alone on your wedding day.

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Here’s What 36 Bridal & Couture Designers Think Lady Gaga’s Wedding Dress Should Look Like

A bridal confection dreamed up by @moniquelhuillier for @ladygaga. See more on WWD.com

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Whenever a particularly fashionable or fun-to-dress celebrity gets engaged, designers inevitably start sketching up the dream dress they would put her in, were it up them and genius-level designs that swirl around in their heads. I always think those are really fun to see, and you know what? I bet these celebs do, too. What girl wouldn’t want to see what these amazing talents would dream up just for them?

Well, what we saw today focused on an extra fun subject for a bride—Lady Gaga!—and featured dozens of designers trotting out their fantastical gowns.

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10 Healthy Foods & How to Incorporate Them Into Your Pre-Wedding Plan

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We know that ever since that ring landed on your finger, the chances that you’ve been making some changes both at the gym and in the kitchen are very high. (Especially if you’ve already gotten your dress, and very specific images of low-cut backs and fitted bodices are dancing through your head.)

That’s why we’re always happy to share health, fitness and nutrition inspiration with you when an extra good piece of it crosses our desks, and the cool ladies at Be Well Philly were just talking about this particular topic this week: With some healthy foods, unless you’re preparing them and eat them with certain methods and in certain ways, you won’t actually get all the health benefits you can from them.

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