Hot Topic: Are Wedding Showers Going Out of Style?

Hot Topic: Are Bridal Showers Going Out of Style? | blog.theknot.comEmily Blake Photography
The modern-day bridal shower has evolved from its traditional use as a way to put together a "trousseau" of items that historically made up the bride's dowry -- things like lingerie, linens and home goods. Of course now that dowries are pretty much obsolete and more and more couples are getting married later in life,... read more

Why Does This Bridesmaid Dress Cost So Much?

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It's totally normal to experience some sticker shock when you're shopping for bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaid dresses (especially floor-length gowns) can easily cost upwards of $200, with many falling in the $300 range. But knowing what goes into creating a runway design, like the dress above from the Amsale Fall 2015 bridesmaid dress collection, can help... read more

Do I Have to Ask My Future Sister-in-Law to Be a Bridesmaid?

When you're creating a bridal party, family factors can impact your decision about who to pick for your "team." But the short answer to whether or not you have to include a family member—or anyone—as a bridesmaid is "no." This is your wedding and you can do whatever you want—there are no rules. But while... read more

Love The Mismatched Bridesmaids Trend? We Have Styling Tips For You!


If you're going for a  fashion-forward vibe, mismatched bridesmaid dresses are a great option for your bridal party. Mixing prints and an array of solid colors gives your bridesmaids more freedom to choose gowns they'll wear again, and puts a fresh twist on tradition. Check out these helpful tips on how to successfully incorporate...

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12 of Our Favorite Bracelets That Make Great Bridesmaid Gifts

Bracelet Bridesmaid Gifts |
When it comes to the best bridesmaid gifts ever you really can't go wrong with a bracelet. Jewelry is one of those things that a lot of people won't buy for themselves and they're personalize and can easily be worn stacked with other bracelets they already own. But when it actually comes for shopping... read more

5 Celebrity Maids of Honor and Flower Girls Who Wore White Dresses

Ever since the Royal Wedding, bridal parties dressed all-white looks have become more common -- even for celebrities in weddings! More specifically, we've seen the sleek and stylish trend on celeb maid of honors and flower girls the most, so we rounded up five of our favorite stunning styles below. 1. Beyonce and Blue Ivy at Solange Knowles and... read more

Eva Mendes Has a New Bridesmaid Dress Line! See Her Collection Here

Eva Mendes new bridesmaid dress line
Okay, Ryan Gosling, this is a mighty strong hint. Eva Mendes, who has a line with New York & Company, just launched an additional bridal party dress collection with lots of pretty (and comfortable-looking) bridesmaid dress options! "An important day needs a special dress," says Mendes. "I love this collection for weddings and other special events. Feel... read more

See Photos From Desiree Hartsock's Las Vegas Bachelorette Party!

With a winter wedding date set, Desiree Hartsock celebrated her upcoming January nuptials in the perfect hot spot -- Las Vegas! The former The Bachelorette star and fashion designer jetted to Sin City for her bachelorette party on October 24 with her girlfriends, including fellow Bachelor Nation alums Molly Mesnick, Daniella McBride and Amy Bean.... read more

Not Into Having a Bridal Shower? Here's What to Do!

The answer to the question of how to say "no" to a bridal shower should be simple, right? If you don't want a bridal shower, don't have one -- but in reality it's not always that simple. Because bridal showers are so common it can be a tricky situation to say no... read more

Try These Trends to Make Your Bridesmaids Stand Out

New Bridesmaid Dress Trends |
Your bridesmaids don't have to look like clones from every other wedding. Dresses with tiered bodices, glamorous fit-and-flare skirts and whimsical gauzy overlays are just a few ways to give your bridal party a fresh take. See some of the latest bridesmaid dresses that debuted at bridal fashion week to get... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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