Local Bridal Guide: Host A Lovely Bridal Shower At One of These 5 Tea Rooms

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One of our favorite bridal shower ideas is to gather all of the ladies in your life for a classic tea party—complete with big pots of hot tea, too-cute-to-eat sandwiches, and decadent mini pastries. Sure, there are plenty of places in the city where you can stop in for a proper afternoon tea, but we’re partial to the quaint tea rooms that offer the full tea party experience (floppy hats and parasols optional).

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Video: It’s Worth Getting Frozen’s “Let It Go” Stuck In Your Head to Enjoy This Best Man’s Sung Wedding Toast 

Listen, I was hesitant to watch this, too, since I feel like I just cleared this damn song (which, I mean, I happen to actually enjoy—it’s a pretty stinking cute movie) out of my head … But I was curious.

A best man named Joey Boyes at a recent English wedding decided, for reasons unknown, to set his best man speech to the tune of Frozen‘s “Let It Go,” which he managed to do while still hitting all of the required best man-speech points: how much he loves the groom, how fab the couple is together, he references the groom’s late father, and tells a few funny stories.

We’re impressed. And okay with humming this for the rest of today. If you want to get something else stuck in your head, watch this.

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9 Awesome Hotels for Your Destination Wedding In the US Virgin Islands 

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Lot of wanderlusting up in here this week!

In case this week’s roundup from US News & World Report of the 15 most luxurious honeymoon destinations has got you thinking you might just want to do the whole shebang, ceremony and all, on a beautiful island, we thought we’d give you a good solid handful of options to your research list—all in the glorious US Virgin Islands.

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Spend Your Saturday Afternoon Soaking In Inspiration At Terrain’s Bridal Open House

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Host an intimate affair inside Terrain’s antique greenhouse.

Clear your calendar for this coming Saturday because you’ll most definitely want to spend a few hours in Glen Mills at Terrain at Styers‘s bridal open house. On any ordinary day of the week, we could easily spend quite a bit of time checking out the gorgeous grounds and doing a bit of shopping here, but when weddings are involved, we can hardly contain ourselves.

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PHOTOS: 25 Beautiful Aisle Ideas From Pinterest

Imagine yourself floating down this lush floral aisle.

Imagine yourself floating down this lush floral aisle.

The bride’s walk down the aisle is undoubtedly one of the most special, breathtaking, and memorable moments of any wedding. The stage is set, everyone is in their place, and all eyes are on you as you make your way down the path that leads to your groom.

Such a magical moment, we think, should be accompanied by an equally magical backdrop, which is why we’re suckers for a really gorgeously decorated aisle. No matter if your wedding is a modern, minimalist affair or a brightly colored, over-the-top occasion, you’d be surprised just how many different ways an aisle can be embellished for your Big Day.

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Study: Couples Who Had Bigger Weddings Have Happier Marriages

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You know how, the reasoning goes, that if you have a goal—say, to run a marathon next year—and you make it public and well known and talk about it with a lot of people, that you’re more likely to meet it, because you have witnesses who will both hold you to it and give you support?

Well, so goes the reasoning for a new study that shows that couples who had a large guest list and number of attendees at their weddings experience higher marital quality than those with teeny weddings.

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Jason Matthew Salon’s New Expansion Includes A Private Area For Bridal Parties To Get Ready The Morning-Of

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Jason Matthew Salon

Just last month, Jason Matthew Salon expanded its second-floor Rittenhouse Square location to include a giant new space that is perfect for hosting bridal parties. The salon is already well known for its wedding packages—which include hair and makeup either in the salon or at your home or hotel—and now brides-to-be and their best girls can enjoy the services while relaxing in Jason Matthew’s private bridal area.

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This Flowchart Will Help You Determine When It’s Okay (and Not) to Leave a Wedding-Related Event Without Saying Goodbye 

We’ve all got a friend or two who are masters of the Irish Goodbye (or as the creators of this graphic call it, “Ghosting”): One minute, you’re having an uproariously good time with them over a drink at a party, and the next minute you turn around to find them vanished, as if they were never there at all.

I had a roommate in college who did this basically every single night we ever went out (which was too many out of seven), and, as the peak of her fleeing occurred before texting was really a thing (yes, I am Old), the rest of us were always left to wonder whether or not she was in a ditch somewhere, had relocated to another party, or had simply decided she needed no more drinks and took herself home. Checking Anna’s bed whenever we stumbled in the door just became something we automatically did, like ordering a 3am pizza.

I have known both many a guest—and many a bride and groom—to do the Irish Goodbye at a wedding, which is why I found this flowchart so hilarious:

Illo by Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton at Tech Page One

Illo by Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton at Tech Page One

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