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How to make your proposal perfect

You've picked the perfect ring. You've practiced the words you'll use when you propose. But you know she would be livid if you asked her on the big screen at a sporting event.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Close your eyes and imagine your wedding: What do you see?

While other elements of the big day might flash by in a blur, images of your venue and the way it made you feel to be there will remain with you forever. It's important to take time to envision your entire event's style and the atmosphere you want to remember -- whether it's funky and hip, elegant and modern, or intimate and sentimental. Think about places you have visited, parties you have enjoyed and other things close to you that bring you joy.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Wedding’s done, now the honeymoon

After the thrill of wedding festivities dies down, couples often jet off to a honeymoon retreat and begin an entirely different adventure. The honeymoon may create mixed feelings, some concerning the chance to spend time alone after months of planning and a few feelings of anxiety over spending the first night together as a married couple. For many couples, the honeymoon wedding night is the first time they are intimate together or it holds a special meaning of being intimate for the first time after being married. Such significance can put pressure on a happy and natural experience.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Good eats for your wedding reception

While the "I do's" may be a wedding's main event, the edibles at the reception are a strong second place. Food not only serves as a "thank you" to guests who've given you gifts and gathered to celebrate your union, it helps sop up the alcohol and can keep the festivities going all night long. A great party is as simple as finding the right food to match an event's style.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Put together ensemble that's just as ready for red carpet as it is the aisle

As brides take more chances with their fashion statements, Hollywood Glam is one of the key trends emerging in bridal fashion. Not afraid to experiment with color, shine and other attention-drawing details, brides are borrowing ideas from the red carpet, looking for tips and style direction from celebrities.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Some 'green' ideas for winter-white weddings

You're ready to say your "I do's" in front of your family and friends. Planning a memorable celebration of your commitment to each other, however, doesn't mean you have to compromise on your commitment to the environment. It's possible to create the wedding of your dreams and stay "green," even in the cold, white months of winter.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Wedding day beauty should show off radiant version of you

Applying makeup is, for most women, nothing more than an everyday task. On your wedding day, however, hair and makeup decisions are no less important than the dress and shoes.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Start with a handmade personal touch

The rolled parchment looks like it's been squirreled away in an attic for ages. It's stiff, discolored, wrinkled, charred around the edges. But the text, written in artful calligraphy, is legible. It begins

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Explaining various bridal customs origins

Chances are those who have attended a wedding have witnessed some popular traditions. The bride wears a veil, a court of wedding attendants accompanies the bride and groom and birdseed, rice or flower petals are tossed. But have you ever wondered why?

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

There's never been a better time to get going

It's no secret: Every bride wants to look stunning. For some that means finding the gown that flatters their figure; for others, it also means a new fitness regimen to get into "wedding shape."

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Find the perfect recipe for a bar

From the cocktail hour to the Champagne toast, drinks are a key component of most modern weddings. They can make good food great, and they warm strangers both to each other and the dance floor.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Stay fresh: Use blooms to add personality and panache to your party

Wedding flowers are more than just petals to toss or a bouquet to throw - they're an accessory that can complement your dress, bring life to your venue and offer an important opportunity to express your overall style and personality. This year, the best way to be up-to-date is easy: be yourself.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special

Tops for choosing the right reception hall

Weddings can be a very complicated endeavor to pull off. Far more than pulling on fancy clothes, strolling down the aisle and saying, "I do," a successful wedding is a testament to a couple's ability to plan and juggle multiple tasks.

February 22, 2012 | | Bridal Special

How royal wedding influenced bridal trends

Although the latest Brides American Wedding Study shows the average cost of a wedding in 2010 was $26,501, a decrease of 5 percent from 2009, weddings continue to be big business. But many couples are opting to cut the guest list instead of big ticket items like wedding gowns.

February 22, 2012 | | Bridal Special

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