Monthly Archives: November 2013

Designers Sketch What Upcoming Celebrity Brides Should Wear

From Kim Kardashian to Jessica Simpson to Lauren Conrad and more, these are the gowns we’d love to see our favorite engaged starlets rock down the aisle.

By:

Stefania Sainato

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As 2013 nears to a close, there are so many celeb weddings to look forward to that we can barely keep count (just how long are you going to keep us waiting, Jen and Angelina?).

We can't rub a crystal ball and predict what's in store. So, we did the next best thing and asked top bridal gown designers to sketch their wedding visions for A-list brides. Check out the spot-on styles they came up with which dress would you most like to wear for your own nuptials?

1. Kim Kardashian

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30 Ideas for Winter Wedding Favors

Getting married in the cold-weather months? We guarantee guests won’t leave behind these seasonally-appropriate favors.

Getting married in the cold-weather months? We guarantee guests won't leave behind these seasonally-appropriate favors.

By:

Kristen O'Gorman Klein

Winter Wedding Favors

  

48 Heartwarming Proposal Stories

Whether you’re ready to pop the question or just in need of a quick serotonin boost, these swoon-worthy proposals are sure to inspire.

By:

Stefania Sainato

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The proposal sets the stage for your incredible journey towards becoming husband and wife. From carefully orchestrated to totally spontaneous to asking with the help of loved ones or unusual props, we love reading all of the unbelievably sweet, hilarious and thoughtful proposal submissions that we receive from BG readers around the world.

Here, we've rounded up some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. P.S. Recently engaged? Submit your proposal story to us via Facebook or Instagram!

Holiday Wishes Come True

Christmas Eve/Christmas:

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Get Married by the Sea

The best places to host a gorgeous oceanside wedding in the U.S.A.

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The ocean is the quintessential dream backdrop for ceremonies and receptions — whether the water is green, turquoise or steely blue, it makes the décor pop, adds glamour and romance and instantly puts guests in a celebratory mood. With America stretching from sea to shining sea, here are three top domestic options for an unforgettable waterside wedding weekend.

Montauk Yacht Club, New York

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Photo courtesy of Montauk Yacht Club

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Gorgeous Wedding Chapels Around the World

Just because you’re getting hitched far from home doesn’t mean you need to forgo getting to the church on time. These resorts offer some of the prettiest wedding chapels.

By:

Jenna Mahoney

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Hilton Hawaiian Village

Endless manicured acres of tropical blooms and beach access are hallmarks of this enormous property on Hawaii’s capital island of Oahu. And with the recent launch of the White Beach Chapel, the hotel’s second, wedding chapels should also grace that list. The newer of the two boasts spectacular ocean views (it’s especially enchanting at sunset), a separate bridal suite and seating for 40. Tip: Wed here on a Friday night and conclude your ceremony with the resort’s weekly fireworks show. The hotel’s sister chapel, the non-denominational, picturesque ocean Crystal Chapel is set amid tropical foliage, near a crystal clear waterfall (room rates start at $209 a night; hawaiianvillage.hilton.com).

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Why Using a Credit Card Can Help You Save Big

Putting some (not all!) of your wedding expenses on a credit card can be a clever way to manage your budget and actually come out ahead.

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Before you sign on the dotted line, take a closer look at which credit card you plan to use — one may be considerably better than another depending on where you’re doing your spending. These days, many card companies offer extra rewards for specific types of purchases — which can translate into savings for your wedding expenses. If you strategize your spending to take advantage of target categories such as online or department store shopping or travel, you can end up racking up extra rewards while paying for your wedding. Here, Jeff Hindenach, director of content at NextAdvisor.com, a consumer research website, offers a guide to the best credit cards for different big-day scenarios.

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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Rentals

From sleek, chic and minimal to decor that oozes vintage charm, there’s a wide world of stylish pieces ready to rent. Don’t forget the photo booth!

By:

Sharon Naylor

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Gatsby glam. Boho chic. Minimalist zen. If you can envision your ceremony style and décor, you can create it in real life. Such is the state of party and event rentals today. And while the biggest cities offer the widest range of options, if you do some online digging, you’ll be surprised at how much is available, no matter your wedding locale.

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Tips for Your Rentals

Make it fun! Consider renting crowd-pleasers such as cotton candy makers and popcorn machines. For outdoor areas, offer games like bocce ball and a beanbag toss.

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35 Romantic Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Wow-them ways to share the love at your dream reception.

By:

Kristen Finello

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Set the Scene

1. Hold your festivities at the site where your husband-to-be proposed. One couple held their wedding at the majestic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where the groom had proposed a year earlier. Since he'd popped the question in a horse-drawn carriage, they treated guests to their own romantic rides.

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Photo Credit: Tanja Lippert Photography

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35 Ways to Make Your Wedding Even More Romantic

Wow-them ways to share the love at your dream reception.

By:

Kristen Finello

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Set the Scene

1. Hold your festivities at the site where your husband-to-be proposed. One couple held their wedding at the majestic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where the groom had proposed a year earlier. Since he'd popped the question in a horse-drawn carriage, they treated guests to their own romantic rides.

bride and groom kissing

Photo Credit: Tanja Lippert Photography

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