9 Great Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Veil

Wedding Veil Alternatives

Wedding veils are incredibly romantic–a fashion metaphor for the moment when a person is revealed completely to another person and bonded in marriage. Even a less traditional bride may want to keep this gorgeous part of the wedding dress attire. If you’re the type of gal who shuns style conventions, however, we also have great […]

Vera Wang Backs Down from $500 Anti-Knockoffs “Appointment Fee” After Local and Global Backlash

Vera Wang

What: In case you haven’t heard this week, Vera Wang has opened a Shanghai bridal boutique in January to house her globally-revered bridal couture creations. Which typically wouldn’t be such a huge point of interest for normal folks who aren’t celebrity brides, except that the shop was charging 3,000 yuan ($480) for customers to have […]

The Anatomy of a Wedding Bill: Dissecting 2012 Wedding Trends and Costs

2012 Wedding Costs

Between the Jimmy Choo’s that cost half a paycheck but look oh-so-lovely in pictures and the well stocked open bar to ensure that Uncle Bob and Aunt Susie are civil to each other, weddings are often pretty on the eyes and not so pretty on the wallet.  The annual Real Weddings Study released by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, […]

A Day in the Life: A David’s Bridal Wedding Consultant

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When we found out our own Michelle Y. was getting hitched (woo-hoo!), the topic around here was the dress, the dress, the dress. All this talk got me thinking: What’s a day in the life of a sales associate at a wedding gown store like? We already know the bride-to-be is filled with tons of […]

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

How To Buy A Wedding Dress Online

With the rise of “Say Yes To The Dress,” wedding dress shopping has been elevated to a national pastime – seriously, before that show, did you know the difference between a mermaid and a trumpet fit? Between silky satin and charmeuse? And while expectations for the bridal experience are now exceedingly high, not every girl […]

Why Wedding Dress Sizes Run So Small

So you’ve invested your 401(K) in every bridal magazine that ever existed, Pinterested yourself within an inch of your life and spent the last three months on a strict diet of raw veggies and, well, raw veggies. Now you’re at the bridal salon, focused only on reaching that “Say Yes To The Dress” moment every […]

Wedding Registries Gone Original: Introducing Etsy’s Registry

Etsy Wedding Registry

Congrats! You’re engaged, and more importantly, you’ve crossed off a slew of Important Wedding To-Do’s (Yes, capitalization-worthy tasks) off your planning list. Wedding dress. Check. Bridesmaids dresses that won’t leave your besties seething behind your back. Check. Dream venue that’s financially doable. Check. And now comes the registry. Ah, the ingenious little invention that gently […]

So You’ve Gotta Go to a Wedding? Wear THIS (it’s under 75 bucks)!

Wedding Guest Outfit Under $75

Summertime is wedding time, and while you may not be the bride, at least this time, you’re not a bridesmaid (creamsicle-orange satin, anyone?). So that means you get to relax and enjoy the festivities as a guest, but it doesn’t mean that you get a pass on being fabulous–and why would you want to? After […]

11 Great Wedding Veils and Hair Pieces on a Budget

Great Wedding Veils and Hair Pieces on a Budget

Tasha Flower Fascinator Headband, $48 from Nordstrom Fashion History: The wedding veil was invented in the 19th century as a way to convey the bride’s modesty and virginity. Let’s take a moment to absorb that… A lot has changed in the past 200 years. We’re all friends here, so we can be honest with each […]

Ditch the White Dress: Unconventional, Non-White Wedding Dresses Inspired by Cynthia Nixon

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True story, but on a balmy summer night, post-bachelorette debauchery led my entourage of ladies to a grimy bar in the East Village in New York City. We were taking our “we-lost-count-five-margaritas-ago” celebratory shot, when an equally-intoxicated lad pulled up a chair and probably recited one of the lamest pickup lines ever. “So, are you […]