– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– 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 […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Planning Your Wedding Guest List
December 30, 2019
Deciding who to invite to your wedding can be more complicated than you think — here’s a step-by-step guide with helpful tips from real brides who have been there! When I got engaged, I just about instantly began planning my wedding: the venue, the atmosphere, the music, and of course, the guests. Little did I […]
– 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 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 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 […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Is it Okay to Have a Wedding B-List?
December 18, 2018
For many engaged couples, the guest list is the first battleground of wedding planning: many factors, including the budget, overall vision, and venue capacity can make determining who gets the invite a difficult decision. One solution for trying to include as many of your loved ones as possible? Creating a “B-List.” What’s a “B-List?” […]
– Ask a Real Bride – 7 Tips for Handling Wedding Guest Drama
November 29, 2018
For most couples, finalizing the guest list can feel like navigating a minefield filled with potential emotional explosions. Divorced parents, squabbling siblings, and contentious relationships all make planning a drama-free wedding a huge challenge for brides and grooms. So in today’s edition of “Ask a Real Bride,” we’re sharing tips for how to handle those […]
– Ask a Real Bride – Wedding Mistakes You Wish You Could Fix
October 16, 2018
No matter how meticulously you plan, there is bound to be something about your wedding day you look back on and wish you could change. In today’s edition of “Ask a Real Bride,” we take a look at the biggest wedding day regrets: from makeup mishaps to missing memorable moments, I hope this list of […]