– Ask a Real Bride – Favorite Wedding Planning Tools
January 21, 2021
When I got engaged, my older sister presented me with a stack of thick, glossy bridal magazines, filled with gorgeous images from real weddings, hundreds of wedding dress ads, and advice from wedding industry experts. I remember feeling so excited as I turned the pages of those magazines, dog-earring the pages with my favorite dresses […]
A Bride’s Guide to Bridesmaids
January 7, 2021
Making Sure Your Bridesmaids Are Still Your Friends After the Big Day Dear Bride, Congratulations! We know you’ve always dreamed of your wedding day, and part of that dream is having your best friends stand by your side as you marry the love of your life! I’m here to make sure that those best friends […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Four Ways to Thank Your Vendors
December 29, 2020
You researched them, interviewed them, compared them to the other options, and finally, made your choice: I’m not talking about your fiance, I’m talking about your vendors! From the florist to the coordinator, the photographer to the DJ, you’ve got a dedicated team working behind the scenes to make your wedding vision come to life. […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Should I Try a Wedding DIY?
November 24, 2020
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of an engagement ring must also be in want of a Pinterest-perfect wedding. And since limitless budgets are but a fantasy, many brides quickly pivot from browsing Pinterest for inspiration to clicking through the site’s many, many DIY tutorials for everything from favors to […]
Five Winter Wedding Shower Themes You’ll Love!
November 19, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for a bridal shower! Why add, “host a bridal shower” to your already packed December to-do list? I’ve got a few reasons: Your house is already decked out for the season Cooling temperatures create the perfect cozy environment for indoor gatherings Inspiration abounds! Pinterest and blogs are filled […]
– Ask a Real Bride – What Makes a Great Wedding Gift?
October 20, 2020
Is it just me, or does anyone else do a little happy dance by the mailbox when they receive a gorgeously addressed envelope with a wedding invitation inside? There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful wedding invitation and the anticipation of a joyful celebration! Like any good wedding guest, I know my responsibilities: first, […]
– Ask a Real Bride – What if My Dad Isn’t Here?
September 24, 2020
Growing up, my cousins and I used to watch our VHS of Father of the Bride at every sleepover, and it’s remained a favorite for good reason. While a wedding is all about the bride and groom, the father of the bride gets a lot of time in the spotlight: dads get to escort their […]
– Wedding Traditions – Which Ones to Keep and Which Ones to Toss
August 18, 2020
Everyone loves weddings, and we all look forward to the time-honored traditions of the ceremony and reception. But are there some traditions that are better left behind in the past? I turned to my family and friends to ask their opinions on the most common wedding traditions, and used my favorite social media platform–Instagram–to collect […]
– Ask a Real Bride – How to Handle Your Mom and the MOG
July 30, 2020
I’m the person that cries at weddings, and for years, the moment that always brought me to tears was the bride’s entrance. Now that I’m a mom, I break out the tissues even earlier: I can’t help but shed a tear when the mothers of the bride and groom are escorted down the aisle. And […]
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 […]