M & J Photography via Style Me Pretty Ever wonder how bridesmaids came to be? Or where the significance and symbolism of the bridal party originated? The answers may surprise you! Bridesmaids have a rich history dating back to ancient Rome, and while the term "bridesguard" is a fairly new ...

Your bridesmaids should be super! Photo by Cat Norman via Conversation Pieces Have a friend (or a few) who just can't get it together? Someone that, no matter where they go or how they travel, trouble always follows? I know I do! And despite these pals' disastrous tendencies, I ...

  There's nothing worse than a bridesmaid scorned...   Wondering how to keep your bridal party happy, smiling and going the extra mile?  Well it's fairly simple if you avoid the five missteps below:   1.  Budget-breaking attire: How much would you be willing to spend on a so-so dress you ...

But they're.. so... chic! It's hard to believe that these adorable frocks were created just for your bridesmaids. When I first saw them at the Lazaro Fall 2012 runway show, I was instantly smitten. At least three of the styles I wanted for myself, and not to wear ...

Who said black was only for funerals? If you're planning a chic downtown affair, there's nothing classier than a bridal party dressed in sophisticated black. And if you consider your bridesmaids' bona fide fashionistas, then give them the freedom pick their own LBDs. This mix and match style ...

Weddings continue to become more extravagant, with a focus on little details that add up to real dollars! I read all types of blogs highlighting extravagant weddings costing hundreds of thousands, and I also read about creative ways for brides to save money and not break the bank (or the ...

More and more brides are coming around and embracing the mix and match bridesmaid dress trend. As you'll soon find out (from the gorgeous real wedding photos below), letting your 'maids choose dresses that flatter them and flatter your wedding style/color palette is a very chic, smart and ...

Nicole Miller got it oh so right with the special occasion frocks and gowns in her 2011 RTW collection! And these dresses are perfect for your bridesmaids! It seems this fab designer agreed with two of our predictions for top wedding trends of 2011- crazy for navy and mad for ...

Finding the perfect bridal party jewels by Michael O’Connor, Jewelry and Style Expert Your bridesmaids, the gals who’ve been there for you through thick and thin. Wondering how you can thank these incredible women? There is no better gift than jewelry! The tradition of buying gifts for the ...

Angel Sanchez doesn't just create drop dead gorgeous bridal gowns. His evening gowns collection is picture perfect for your bridal party! If you're looking for bridesmaids' dresses as beautiful as your dream wedding dress, look no further than Angel Sanchez. The evening collection is chockfull of coordinating frocks ...

About Bride Chic Recently I was on a wedding planner's blog when the question was posed: What do you do with difficult clients? I racked my brain to remember a bride who had given me hell and seriously in my almost thirty year career... I had to think. I ...

With bridesmaids' dresses as chic as these, being a single and fabulous bridal party member doesn't sound half bad! If you're looking for the perfect frocks for your bridesmaids, you can't go wrong with JLM Couture! JLM offers four unique and gorgeous bridesmaid collections, but two of ...

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander Shapiro from BravoBride.com I was watching Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids Edition this weekend and was reminded of the high costs associated with being in the wedding party. The honor of being asked to be a bridesmaid might fade when you spend ...

Los Angeles wedding photographer Sarah Yates captures some of the most incredible photos I've seen. And when I stumbled upon this retro lingerie photo shoot, I immediately thought... bachelorette party idea!! Gone are the days of raunchy bachelorettes (thank God). Brides today are embracing their stylish sides and unique ...

About Bride Chic I'm loving Polyvore for the simple reason, I drop by often to get inspiration. When I need a fresh set of young eyes I call upon those Poly-muses to show me something new. I'm never disappointed. Since the site is mostly about accessorizing, you'll ...

I often ask if you're ready to swoon, and this time... I really really mean it! Because Marchesa's Resort 2012 collection will take your breath away and inspire your wedding day look and the looks you choose for your bridesmaids. It's almost as if Marchesa's designers ...

We're always looking to designer catwalks for bridal style inspiration. And after checking out Valentino's Resort 2012 collection, we couldn't wait to show off our favorite gowns and frocks! The dresses in Valentino's 2012 collection are light as a feather, floating down the runway with style ...

Do you have that one fabulous frock you can throw on for any occasion? That wonderful little party dress you can wear just about anywhere- weddings, holiday parties, pre-wedding soirees– you name it. Sometimes we buy a gorgeous dress for a special occasion and when it arrives... it’s a ...

These stunners are from the Pronovias Cocktail Gowns collection... but several of the full-length styles are perfect for the white aisle! A great match for the modern bride who wants to break tradition (whether that means donning a non-white hue, unexpected embellishments, or a short, sassy style), the gowns featured ...

Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch from BravoBride.com Although OneWed.com is poised to change all this, wedding planning can be extremely stressful for the bride and groom. Thankfully, family and friends are usually there to lend a helping hand when needed. Here are five ways those closest to ...