When it comes to the bridal shower, nothing breaks the ice better than a good game. Keeping it easy on the maid of honor, we found 10 affordable and (mostly) printable games that are sure to be a hit. Take your pick from Mad Libs that offer humorous advice, a guilty game of "he said, she said," or even a couples cootie catcher for your favorite '90s-loving bride. Whatever you choose to print or play, these games will get the party started and memories flowing — just in time for her big day!
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According to an American Express survey of 1,518 people, guests will spend an average of $539 per wedding this year — and that's just to attend the event, not to be a member of the wedding party. The wallet-busting figure is up $200 from 2012, when guests reported shelling out an average of $329 on clothes, hotel rooms, and gifts.
The real cost is probably even higher given the estimates for some of the costs. The credit card company says that guests will budget just $57 for new clothes, $27 for a babysitter or pet sitter, and $95 for a hotel room—all of which seems astoundingly low, even for a local event. Members of the bridal party can count on spending a little bit more, thanks to slightly higher clothing costs: about $577 per wedding, according to American Express.
Just about everyone has an opinion about whether or not kids belong at a wedding, and if you've elected to include them, then we salute you! Inviting tiny feet to join you in your walk down the aisle does require some additional planning — from what the little ones will be wearing to what they'll be eating. Here are 67 inspiring photos and ideas to ensure that the smallest members of your guest list have a blast!
Wondering how to involve all of the adorable offspring of friends and family into your wedding day? We checked in with our friends at Circle of Moms and got some amazing ideas from their members on how to make lil ones feel like they're part of the festivities, without letting the kids outnumber the adults in your wedding party. Check out these creative ways to incorporate children into your special celebration . . . and if there's anything we may have missed, we'd love to hear your ideas as well!
Spring 2013 Bridal Week delivered some gorgeous gowns for next season, and we've rounded up seven unforgettable gowns from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, and Vera Wang, offering a surprising take on traditional bridal looks. From unique veils to more modern silhouettes, check out today's Fab Flash for more wedding dress trends that will make your special day unforgettable.
The following post was written by New York-based trainer David Kirsch.
Spring is here and it's time to get your arms and shoulders ready for the latest arm-baring fashion trends. I have found the following exercises very effective at creating toned, sexy, and sculpted arms and shoulders.
Reem Acra, world-renowned bridal designer and red-carpet favorite of celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Angelina Jolie, and more, let us in on the three dresses from her current collection that are perfect for Spring and Summer brides. From a fun surprise for the modern princess to layers of tulle for the traditional bride, watch our video to get inspired this wedding season. On Allison: Misa necklace
It's wedding season, and one of the big things a bride-to-be wants to know is how to look her best on her big day. Celebs are just the same, and they've got the resources to hire the best trainers in town to help them reach their goals. Want to know how recent and soon-to-be celebrity brides amp up their already grueling workout routines to prep for their weddings? Learn the answers in this slideshow.
Planning fun fitness outings with your spouse-to-be makes it that much easier to get in shape for your upcoming wedding. The fact that your partner is crime is joining you in your workout endeavors, means you can be adventurous by planning weekend hiking dates, kick up your heels on a Friday night, or maybe even take the sweat session to the beach like Olympic athlete Kerri Walsh and her hubby. But what else can you and your Mr. Lova Lova do that will help you keep fit and provide ample amounts of fun? Here are some options.