Donate an Old Bridesmaid Dress, Score a New LBD!

by Azure

Do you have an old bridesmaid dress or two taking up space in your closet? I know I do! Thanks to The Dessy Group's just-launched NewlyMaid site, you can exchange those bridesmaid frocks you'll never wear again for a chic little black dress! Pretty sweet, huh? Simply mail your old bridesmaid dress (or a mother of the bride/social occasion gown) to NewlyMaid and they'll recycle the garment or donate the dress to the Clothes4Souls charity. So you can add this to your list of...

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Chic 2012 Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Amsale

by Azure

With all the fantastic dress choices available nowadays, choosing hideous gowns for your bridal party just isn't right. Wedding dress designer Amsale will keep your 'maids looking fly and her 2012 collection hits the mark! Help bridesmaids feel great when they stand by your side and select chic dresses that flatter your girls (...and their girls). Amsale designs gorgeous bridesmaids' dresses for all shapes and sizes and the latest styles were just unveiled! The Amsale dresses...

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Question for Brides: Do You Feel Pressure to Pick Hot Bridesmaids?

by Azure

As I pore over featured wedding submissions to publish on our blog, I can't help but notice one thing. There's a blushing bride, a handsome groom, and a smokin' hot group of bridesmaids. This always seemed a bit counterintuitive to me (maybe it was that Bridezillas episode featuring an overwieght, unhappy bride who banned her groom's attractive little sis from the bridal party). Bur during a recent wedding meetup here in Chicago, a photographer shed light on what's driving the hot...

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Adorable Junior Bridesmaid Dresses by Bride Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic She's not young enough to be a flower girl; not quite old enough to be a real bridesmaid. To Americans junior bridesmaids may seem like a relatively new idea but girls twixt ten and fifteen have been gracing European weddings for centuries where the bridal party is made up primarily of children ranging in age from about four to sixteen. So how do you dress a girl between ten and fifteen? By fourteen she can probably go with or a least echo the adult bridesmaids. If...

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Bubbly Bride: Think Outside The Box When Searching For Bridesmaid Dresses!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride I often find many bridesmaids' dresses very... well... ‘bridesmaidy’. Which is why I think that you hear so often ‘I will never be able to wear this again’. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but for some brides who are looking for something a little more I think it is worth the search. In my opinion, if you are spending $250+ on a dress, you better love it and want to wear it again. Much of the time I think you can find stunning dresses without even...

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Bubbly Bride: Put Yourself in Your Bridesmaid Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride We have all heard the saying "Put yourself in the others shoes." I am suggesting that you put on more than just shoes, and put yourself in your bridesmaid dress! Yes, I am suggesting as a bride that you spend the time to literally try on the bridesmaids' dresses before officially choosing 'the dress'. It is easy to flip through photos and look at dresses on models to pick a dress color/style that you want for your wedding. But you will be surprised, a dress...

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Nail Polish Debacle: Coordinating Polish Colors For Your Bridesmaids?

by Azure

On Saturday, I decided to treat myself to a pedicure. I was looking forward to a relaxing time, but the second I walked into the nearly empty salon, I heard it… “Oh.My.Gosh. This is so ugly. Omg, this is hideous! Look at this, do you see this color, this is disgusting, ohmygosh, ohmygosh, do you see this?” The rant continued, with some whimpers and voice cracks thrown in for good measure. As hard as I tried, I could not wrap my mind around what could have gone so far awry in...

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Bubbly Bride: More Than Just A Rehearsal Dinner

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Food has always surrounded wedding festivities. You begin with the rehearsal dinner, jump into the 5 course wedding meal and end with the morning after brunch. By the end of the marathon weekend, it is easy to feel as if you are in a food coma. Try planning other activities for each event with food, instead of planning events with the main purpose to gather together to eat. An example of this is to plan your rehearsal celebration at a bowling alley and have...

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Bubbly Bride: How Thick Is Blood? Choosing Your Maid Of Honor

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride One of the first thoughts after getting engaged is who will be standing up next to you when you say your vows? Do you want to keep a small bridal party or do you want it to truly be a party and believe the more the merrier?! Give some thought to who you ask to join you in your bridal party, and especially who you invite to be your maid of honor. I think a lot of girls do not realize the work that goes into being someone's right hand girl. I could write for a...

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Bubbly Bride: Pre-Gaming Your Wedding… How Many Drinks Are Too Many?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When your wedding photographer is trying to take your group bridal party picture, where are the groomsmen? Or maybe the bridesmaids snuck off to have a glass of wine or bubbly before walking down the aisle. More than ever I hear of bridal parties, guys and girls alike, incorporating alcohol into their pre-wedding celebration. Let me clarify, in no way do I think it's wrong to have drink in celebration as a group before the ceremony. I enjoy a glass of bubbly as...

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