I Found the Perfect Gift for Your Bridal Party

June 3, 2020

I’ll always remember one of the first purchases I made as a 22-year old college grad with a real job: a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classics. Up until that point, I had bought the cheapest, trendiest sunglasses available, knowing they’d end up crushed at the bottom of a beach bag, abandoned under the bleachers of […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Coronavirus Edition

April 16, 2020

This week, we’re shining a light on the couples reimagining their weddings due to COVID-19. How did they handle the unexpected turn of events on what was supposed to be their wedding day? The RegistryFinder Team is all about celebrating, but these days, our focus has turned to offering support. As couples and their families […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Should I Delay My Honeymoon?

March 26, 2020

Does the idea of getting married and immediately hopping on a plane seem overwhelming? While the traditional honeymoon takes place immediately following the wedding, many couples are choosing to delay the big trip by weeks and even months! As someone who chose her wedding date solely based on when I could go on my honeymoon […]

– Ask a Real Bride – What should Brides do for their own Bridal Shower?

February 27, 2020

Everything the bride needs to know to glow at her bridal shower. Google “Bridal showers” and you’ll find tons of ideas for hostesses and attendees: themes, menus, and gifts. But what about advice for the guest of honor? While you may host and attend many bridal showers throughout your lifetime, you only get to be […]

Say “YES” to an Engagement Shoot

January 21, 2020

I think an engagement shoot is totally worth it for every bride and groom—no matter how camera-shy you are or how tight your budget is! Years ago, newly engaged couples would head to the nearest Olan Mills, have a formal portrait taken, and submit it to the local newspaper for an engagement announcement. Those days […]

– #TrendWatch – 10 New Ideas for Announcing Your Pregnancy on Social Media

December 17, 2019

For those who post pictures of their meals, outfits, and all of life’s little moments, sharing something as life-changing as your pregnancy may seem like a no-brainer. But if you’re not the type to post all of the details of your life on the Internet, you may wonder if an online pregnancy announcement is for […]

17 Gifts You Didn’t Know You Could Monogram

November 19, 2019

I take that back—if you’re from the South, you know you can monogram anything standing still (thank you, Reese Witherspoon). I was first exposed to the magic of monogramming as a college student at the University of Florida; before my time there, I associated monograms with preppy babies and my grandmother. But, upon arriving on […]

Baby Shower Games that are Actually Fun

October 15, 2019

We’ve almost come to expect it: attending a baby shower = being forced to play an awkward baby shower game. But if it’s your turn to host the baby shower, you get to be in control! Which means this is your chance to organize a game or two that won’t make your guests cringe. A […]

5 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Co-ed Baby Shower

September 19, 2019

The baby shower traditions you know and (possibly) love got their start during the “baby boom” of the 1950’s and ‘60’s. A lot has changed since the 50’s, and we think it makes sense that the baby shower traditions should change too! While some still prefer the traditional “girls-only” shower, we’ve noticed a trend toward […]

How to Register for Your 2nd Baby in 15 Minutes

May 23, 2019

I get it, second-time moms. You’re chasing after an older child, exhausted from pregnancy, and creating another baby registry seems like a chore you’d rather not take on right now. Well, I’ve got good news: you don’t need to leave the house or do extensive research this time around to make it happen. Put your […]

– Ask a Real Mom – How to Prepare Yourself for a New Baby

May 7, 2019

It was January 3rd, I was 39 weeks pregnant with my second child, and I was still stuck in the “holiday hangover” phase when I walked into what would be my last prenatal appointment. When my doctor announced that what I thought were Braxton Hicks contractions were in fact, real contractions, and that I was […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Wedding Reception Timelines and Tips

April 16, 2019

We’ve all been to those wedding receptions that seem to drag on and on: a cocktail hour that lasts for two, speeches that seem to never end, and other delays that cause guests to yawn before the cake is even cut. So how can you make sure your guests enjoy the celebration and don’t spend […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What’s Not Worth the Stress

April 2, 2019

Worrying is part of motherhood, but our moms reveal areas you can relax and relieve some stress! As a new mom, it seems like every aspect of your child’s development and your parenting skills is cause for concern. Is she eating enough? Why is he crying? Should I put her down? Should I pick her […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress

March 19, 2019

In a woman’s life, there is no other wardrobe decision more important than her wedding dress. Tulle, lace, and sparkles may fill little girls’ dreams of their dress, but once that little girl grows up and gets engaged, she may realize that finding the dream dress is more about wading through endless options, battling budget […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Baby Registry Regrets + Registry Wins

March 5, 2019

If you’re expecting your first baby, your Facebook and Instagram feeds are probably filled with ads for “must have” baby products. From swaddles that promise the best night’s sleep, to playmats that guarantee a higher IQ, there’s no shortage of products for new parents to consider. But instead of giving you a list of more […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Handle Wedding Disappointments

February 19, 2019

Does planning your dream wedding feel more like a nightmare? Our real brides share how they handled their wedding-related disappointments. If you’ve been engaged for more than five minutes, you’ve probably faced some wedding-related stress. No other day comes with more expectations than your wedding day, and many brides find that their dream wedding and […]

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