End-of-June Bridal Trunk Shows

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The Wedding Shoppe, Wayne

June 16-25: Elizabetta Polignano Bridal Trunk Show

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

Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown

June 24-30: Julie Vino Bridal Trunk Show

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

Carolyn Verdi, South Philly

Through July 17: This East-Passyunk boutique is celebrating their third anniversary with a sale: Through July 17th, you’ll receive 30 percent savings on select gowns over $500; call to make an appointment

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Ask the Expert: Should We Provide Hotel Transportation for Our Destination Wedding Guests?

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Question: We’re having a destination wedding and our guests are arriving on about three different days, at different times. Are we responsible for providing transportation from the airport to the hotel any time a guest comes in? Or can we just do it for the day that most people will be arriving and have the others handle their own transportation?

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Come See the Winning Design in the 12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

Each year, we wait with baited breath to see the results of the annual toilet paper wedding dress contest. Really! The event, which is presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, never ceases to amaze usthe incredible gowns that these budding designers craft completely out of toilet paper are so intricate and creative, we always find ourselves wondering if the participants somehow managed to sneak some fabric swatches into their designs.

The 12th annual contest wrapped up last week at the Sanctuary Hotel in New York City (hotel owner Hank Freid was one of the judges) and the winner, Van Tran of Brooklyn, took home the top prize for the elaborate mermaid gown she designed. Just wait until you catch a glimpse of this dress—it’s hard to believe it’s made of Charmin (plus the permitted binding materials of glue, tape and a needle and thread)!

RELATED: Check Out the Impressive Creations From This Year’s Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

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PW Reader Ring: Nicole & TJ!

Nicole's ring!

Nicole’s ring!

The couple: Nicole Gatta and TJ Wallace, from Coatesville.

The ring: My ring has an oval center stone in a platinum halo setting with a diamond band. I have a four-year-old daughter, Kylie, and we decided to go ring shopping as a family at the Zales in Exton. Kylie and I helped custom-design a ring and even help pick out the center stone—but I didn’t get to see the end result until the proposal.

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PHOTOS: 10 Handheld Fans to Keep Guests Cool at Your Summer Wedding

How fun are these paper fans?

How fun are these paper fans?

‘Tis the season of warm weather weddings, and while sunny outdoor ceremonies are as lovely as can be, having your beloved guests melt out in the sweltering heat is not exactly the best way to say “Thanks for coming!”

No need to sacrifice your outdoor affair, though: Equip your nearest and dearest with a little fan to keep cool and they’ll be all set to withstand even the hottest of temps.

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Budget Conscious Planning: Here Are 6 No-Cost Details to Add to Your Wedding

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By now you’re all familiar with the fact that the cost of throwing a wedding is constantly escalating; the most recent stats have the average price tag at $32,641, a number that continues to inch higher year after year (that figure is up 4.5 percent from 2014). 

There are certain aspects of a wedding that, try as you might to get costs down, will always take a rather large bite out of your budget, no matter the dollar amount you’re aiming to spend (think: your venue and catering). But when it comes to certain smaller details, like decorative elements and fun, personal touches, there are most definitely tricky ways to save money (or not spend at all!) without sacrificing style.

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21 Breathtaking Caribbean Getaways You Must Consider For Your Honeymoon

One ticket to this paradise, please. Facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortNevis

One ticket to this paradise, please. Facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortNevis

The Caribbean continues to be one of the most popular destinations for couples venturing off on a tropical honeymoon in the days after their wedding—the sparkling blue waters and bright white-sand beaches are perfect complements to what is sure to be a memorable vacation. The only problem with opting for a Caribbean ‘moon: choosing an exact location from the wide variety of amazing islands that exist in that part of the world (which, we think, is a pretty good problem to have).

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You Should Definitely Drink On Your First Date, According to Leading Biological Anthropoligist

Couple enjoying drinks on a first date

First date? Go ahead and order that drink. iStockphoto/MonkeyBusiness

Recently, we filled you in on a study that did away with any pressure you may have had about designing a creative and unique first date—either for yourself, or for the subjects of your latest match-making project. It said that really, straightforward, simple first dates—cocktails, coffee or dinner, say—were best for getting started out on the right, solid foot, and furthermore, that these were the types of first dates that most often lead to marriage.

Well, our latest insight into the world of first dates not only confirms the above, it takes it a step further: Your first date should definitely include a drink or two.

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