A Gorgeous, Unique Way to Ask Your Best Friends to be Your Bridesmaids

August 31, 2021

Hosting a bridal dinner is a not-so-common way to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids, but my step-daughter’s turned out so beautifully that we now highly recommend it! Shortly after Meleah got engaged, she decided who was going to be in her wedding party and she couldn’t wait to ask each one of […]

Lots of Guests? Plan a Drop-In Baby Shower!

August 5, 2021

As the hostess of a recent baby shower, I have to admit that I was taken aback when the mother-to-be emailed me a guest list with 63 names on it! At first I was going to ask her to consider cutting down the list. However, once I thought about it more, I decided to just […]

All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

July 29, 2021

It’s all hands on deck; time to batten down the hatches! Sailors and landlubbers alike gather ’round and make sure the new mommy has smooth sailing ahead with a nautical themed baby shower. We’ve sailed the high seas (ahem… internet) to compile everything you need for a maritime party that is shipshape and Bristol fashion.  […]

The Best Dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

July 1, 2021

Trust me. I get it; shopping for a mother of the bride/groom dress can be hard! How do I know? I was frantically searching for one for my son’s wedding this time last year! From color to trend to what looks best on you, it’s just HARD to find one you love! We all dream […]

A Simple Graduation Party in 5 Easy Steps

April 8, 2021

When my beautiful niece graduated from the University of Kentucky, I had recently purchased a new home and thought her graduation would be the perfect excuse for me to host a party. Because I had just moved in, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to plan, but we pulled it off and it […]

How to Plan Memorable Rehearsal Dinner

May 21, 2020

From backyard barbecues to rooftop hotels, there are some fabulous places you can choose to have your rehearsal dinner which will be the perfect kick-off for your wedding weekend. This popular wedding tradition is usually held the night before the wedding, right after the ceremony rehearsal.  Its purpose is to gather the people who are […]

Getting FIT for your Wedding

January 8, 2020

Your engagement was everything you dreamed of: the romantic proposal, the beautiful ring shining on your finger and the excitement your friends and family shared as you told them the good news. But now that the thrill has worn off, you’re starting to feel sheer panic. How will you be able to do everything that […]

– Encore Wedding – Planning a Wedding the Second Time Around

October 17, 2019

A fresh start. A second chance at love and happiness. Finally finding your soulmate. There are many things about an encore wedding that are new, romantic and exciting. But when it comes to the details of planning how you will celebrate the special day, it can become overwhelming and very stressful. This past June, I […]

How to Beat the Freshmen Fifteen

September 12, 2019

We’ve all heard the horror stories of the famed “Freshman Fifteen.” It’s the tale of too much late-night pizza or dining hall goodness, too much time cramming and stressing over that history final and not enough time spent in the gym. So how can you escape this seemingly unavoidable pitfall? All it takes is a […]

Dresses Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Wear Again

August 6, 2019

You’ve been there before…your best friend just asked you to be in her wedding. You’re thrilled you get to stand with her on her big day. Thrilled that is, until you remember that you have to wear a bridesmaids dress. Fast forward a bit. Now it’s your big day and you’ve asked your closest girlfriends […]

Refreshing Recipes for Summer Bridal & Baby Showers

May 25, 2019

Whether you’re hosting a shower for a special friend, or just attending one, summertime parties are so much fun. They give everyone a chance to wear their cute summer dresses, enjoy the gorgeous weather and celebrate a special friend who is either expecting a precious baby or planning to marry the love of their life. […]

Unique Gift Ideas for the Grad

May 1, 2018

If you’re like us, the month of May is filled to the brim with graduation celebrations. As the list gets longer, the gift ideas seem to dwindle- especially for your most special graduates. Money and gift cards are a great starting point, but the thoughtfulness that these unique gifts bring to the table will be […]

#DormLifeNecessities

June 16, 2016

Dorm Life Necessities for College My oldest son just graduated high school and before I even had a chance to let that sink it, he’s planning what he’s going to need for his dorm room in college! Thank goodness Bed Bath & Beyond has thought of everything to make sure he will get his best […]

– Winter Wonderland Wedding – Outdoor Elements for an Indoor Wedding

October 15, 2015

There’s something about winter that just makes you want to fall in love. Many brides dream of a winter wonderland wedding, but what do you do when the weather outside is frightful? You bring the outdoors in! Kelsey Riley grew up in Kentucky and always dreamt of a southern winter wedding. She knew that because […]

Clinton Kelly’s Top Wedding Registry Tips

September 17, 2015

You’re in Love! You’re engaged! Now what?? It’s TIME TO REGISTER! What Not to Wear’s fashion and lifestyle whiz, Clinton Kelly has partnered with Macy’s to bring you expert advice on everything “wedding.” Trying to decide IF you should register? Clinton has all the reasons why registering for wedding gifts is a must! “Why Register?” […]

Build Your Life Together in Style – Create the Perfect Wedding Gift Registry @ Michael C. Fina

September 11, 2015

Fabulous… Amazing… Glowing… Simply beautiful! Isn’t that how you felt when the love of your life placed that sparkling ring on your left finger? Now that you’re engaged, you want to keep that same radiance in everything associated with the two of you and carry it through your registry. Don’t you want to look at […]

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