12 Apps You’ll Want to Put to Use When Planning Your Wedding



With all of the apps out there nowadays that make managing your budget, building your registry and staying in touch with your guests as easy as swiping your iPhone screen, you wonder how couples ever planned their weddings before technology totally took over.

We’ve posted about our faves of the so-cool apps and sites out there that can simplify and organize every aspect of your Big Day (see links below!), but there are new ones popping up on our radar all the time and they just keep getting better and better.

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Tell Us Your Stories of Your Lost & Found (Or Just Lost!) Engagement and Wedding Rings 



It’s kind of crazy how often a ring-recovery story shows up in the news, isn’t it? You know—like, a couple will move out of the home they’ve been in for 45 years, a young couple will move in after them and do some renovations during which the wife’s wedding rings, lost some 40 years ago, come flying out of one of the old pipes. Happy tears and warm and fuzzies all around.

Of course, it’s awesome when a lost-ring story does end with the warm and fuzzies—but they don’t, always. Sometimes, the lost rings remain a mystery—insurance kicks in, replacements are procured—or at least, they do for now. (Stay tuned in 45 years.)

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5 Favorite Things with Philly Wedding Officiant Colleen McDermott

Marry Me Philadelphia's Colleen McDermott.

Marry Me Philadelphia’s Colleen McDermott.

As the owner of Marry Me Philadelphia—a full-service wedding officiant and photography company—Colleen McDermott has performed her fair share of wedding ceremonies here in the city (she has over 350 under her belt!).

She’s traveled near and far to help local couples say “I Do,” and has also hosted plenty of intimate (read: 5 guests or less) affairs on-site at Marry Me Philadelphia’s Northeast Philly location—Colleen tells us they just closed on a new, larger space in the same area and plan to be up and running in their mini chapel by next week. Now they’ll be able to accommodate up to 25 guests for small elopement-style weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies.

We caught up with Colleen to chat about her favorite ceremony reading, what she loves most about getting know her couples and the local venue she can’t get enough of.
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Early September Bridal Trunk Shows

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Style 3558 by Lazaro. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Unveiled Philadelphia, Washington Square West

September 9-13: Camilla Christine Bridal Jewelry and Accessories Trunk Show

You’ll receive special incentives to order the featured designer’s accessories during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

September 10-13: Lazaro Best of Collection Trunk Show

You’ll receive special incentives to order the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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Study: There’s a Reason Why You Reach For Sweets & Fatty Foods After Fighting With Your Spouse 



Considering that previous headlines on this particular topic have included Study: Have an Afternoon Snack Because Being Hangry Can Hurt Your Marriage and Study: Fighting With Your Spouse Makes Your Relationship Hostile and You Obese, this latest study will not, perhaps, come as a surprise—but as it turns out, the science world has just rustled up even more data that links fighting with your spouse and packing on the pounds.

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Pictures: Here’s What It Looks Like When Philly Naked Bike Riders Ride Through Your Wedding-Day Photo Shoot

We assume that more than one of these will be framed on Blair and Ross's mantle. All photos by JPG Photography.

We assume that more than one of these will be framed on Blair and Ross’s mantle. All photos by JPG Photography.

Just the other week we were reminiscing about a Philly Naked Bike Ride from years past that zipped right through a couple’s wedding photos in Rittenhouse Square—and luckily for us, it happened again during this year’s ride on Saturday!

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Here Are the Monogram Rules You Need to Know Before Building Your Registry

Monogrammed bath towels, like these ones from Pottery Barn, are popular registry picks.

Monogrammed bath towels, like these ones from Pottery Barn, are popular registry picks. Photo via potterybarn.com.

When it comes to wedding registries, there’s nothing more classic than the monogram—whether it’s embroidered on sheets and towels, printed on stationery or etched into serveware, it continues to be the most popular way for couples to personalize any number of items on their wish list.

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PW Reader Ring: Brittany & David!

Brittany's ring!

Brittany’s ring!

The couple: Brittany Schneider and David Warner, from Philadelphia.

The ring: The center stone of my ring is is a round Hearts and Arrows cut diamond, which are precision cut to feature perfect symmetry and maximum sparkle. It’s set in a white gold band with a halo of smaller diamonds, withpavé diamonds on the band. Together and with the help of our jeweler, Michael Gilman, my fiancé and I custom designed my ring at Safian & Rudolph on Jewelers’ Row here in Philadelphia.

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30 Ideas For Incorporating “Something Blue” Into Your Wedding



The old adage that says every bride needs “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is one wedding tradition that we’re happy to stand by. Unlike some of the more antiquated wedding rituals that can seem a bit pointless and even a bit awkward (and which we are totally on board with you skipping if you want), this sweet notion holds a ton of meaning, and it’s a wonderful way to incorporate personal touches into your day.

Today we’re tackling the “something blue” part of the tradition, which, depending on your style, can either be subtle or a significant element of your wedding-day look and décor. We love when brides choose an understated option like a blue garter, a sapphire hair comb or a pretty blue pair of shoes, but you can also make the hue part of your color palette for the day—bridesmaid dresses, bouquets and invitations look beautiful in varying shades of blue, too.

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Our 10 Favorite Pieces From Wildfox’s New Collection of Cheeky Bridal Knitwear

You'll want to lounge in every piece from this new collection. All photos courtesy of Wildfox.

You’ll want to lounge in every piece from this new collection. All photos courtesy of Wildfox.

There are a few different fashion genres that announce to the world that you are a bride or a bridesmaid or just married or what have you (see: Kate Spade for prim, proper and preppy), and a new one that we are seriously loving has just entered the game: Wildfox!The vintage-inspired brand that’s known, in part, for the cheeky little sayings that grace its so-soft knits, has just launched a bridal collection filled with sweatshirts, tanks, underwear and tees emblazoned with wedding-related illustrations and phrases for you, your to-be, and your best girls to lounge around in.

The launch comes on the heels of the brand’s unveiling,  this past spring, of its first-ever bridal lingerie collection filled with darling little rompers, robes and face masks, and we have a feeling you are going to like this stuff just as much.

Here are a few of our faves:

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