As you already know, we have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the concept of DIY-ing your wedding: Obviously there are plenty of brides out there who are super crafty and fully capable of recreating something you’d see on Pinterest, but more often than not, choosing to DIY a whole buncha stuff for your wedding turns out to be a much greater undertaking than you bargained for.
Sweet Whistle Welcome Boxes & Favors
We're loving the artisan wedding gifts offered by this new local company.
5 Local Studios That Do Boudoir Photography
We highly recommend this pre-wedding adventure for any bride.
Meet Philly’s New Gourmet Ice Cream Cakes
Yes: the bakers at the Beese Knees make ice-cream wedding cakes, too.
Picture of the Week: Daddy’s Girl
A quiet, emotion-filled moment, perfectly captured.
Not too long ago we encouraged you to choose your honeymoon destination after flipping through Travel & Leisure‘s roundup of 14 amazing hotel bathtubs. A really fabulous bathtub is, after all, a perfectly acceptable reason to choose a particular location for your post-nuptial getaway—especially if your ideal ‘moon consists of bubble baths with your hubby and the most spectacular views.
You know those bridal boudoir photo shoots we’re always raving about? Well, even though we highly recommend this pre-wedding adventure to any bride-to-be, it occurs to us that you might not be completely comfortable stripping down to your underthings in front of, well, a perfect stranger (let alone a perfect stranger with a professional camera in hand).
Wedding registries call to mind a familiar scene: an engaged couple, barcode scanners in hand, strolling the aisles of a department store in search of everything they’ll need to furnish their future together. And while that’s one efficient, if not traditional, way of racking up your wish list, it’s certainly not the only option.
The Philadelphia area is brimming with cool, eclectic independent boutiques that offer official registries of their own, complete with personalized attention and a bevy of beautiful items that will turn your house into a home.
Tiffany & Co. sure knows how to tell a love story: On the heels of last month’s “Will You?” print campaign—which features a gay couple as well as other non-traditional images—the iconic jeweler just released its first TV spot celebrating the same message.
The 75-second ad shows a handful of couples (including the real-life same-sex duo from the print ad) on the road to engagement, and, as you’ll see in a second, it’s really quite heartwarming.
We’ve expressed our thoughts on themed weddings plenty of times before: The line between tacky and tasteful is a delicate one, and all it takes one too many kitchy details to throw your entire event overboard. Especially with a holiday as bright and festive as St. Patrick’s Day, it’s relatively easy to overdo it.
Long gone are the days when a bride’s beautiful white dress got banished to the back of her closet following the Big Day: Married gals are finding all sorts of ways to re-wear and repurpose their wedding gowns well after their walk down the aisle.
And for those of you who don’t mind parting ways with your dress, there’s also the option of selling it. Just last week on the TODAY Show Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford chatted with two experts about the tips and tricks you need to know when selling your dress online. Here’s what they had to say:
Ceremony and reception signage is one of my favorite design elements of a wedding—there’s something about the chalkboard illustrations, immaculate handwriting and oftentimes rustic nature of the signs that really make an event feel personal.