How To Have A Successful and Fun Destination Wedding: Top Tips For Brides and Grooms Planning Their Wedding

Posted on June 23rd, by mother of the bride in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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Guest post by Heidi Brown, 

Weddings are stressful enough without adding travel planning to the mix. Often guests are flying in from other cities for the big day, or in the case of destination weddings, everyone needs a plane ticket to get to the wedding location.  A destination wedding can be a phenomenal idea, as both the bride and groom, as well as their guests, all get to get away to celebrate the nuptials.  However, there is more planning involved, and it takes strategic  … Read More

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Getting Into Perfect Shape For The Wedding – Tips From Top Doctor On Using The CoolSculpting Procedure

Posted on June 14th, by mother of the bride in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog.

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Guest Post By Grant Stevens, MD, FACS 

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the science of Cryolipolysis®, a process demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die and are eliminated naturally from the body. Fat cells are gone for good, and patients can expect long-lasting results. Most patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period … Read More

Celebrity Etiquette Expert Gives Us Top Tips On How To Tell Guests You Don’t Want Kids At Your Wedding

Posted on June 10th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Wedding Mom Basics.

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Guest post from April Masini of

When guests ask you if they can bring their children, who weren’t named on the invitation, it’s best if you have already discussed this scenario with your fiance and whoever else you’re planning your wedding with, and have come up with a policy on children ahead of time! If you haven’t, tell the person asking that you’re going to discuss it with your fiance and get back to them within the week with an answer. Here’s what you Read More

David’s Bridal Survey on Wedding Trends, Plus Kim and Kanye’s Wedding Fashion Style

Posted on June 8th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style, Wedding Mom Basics.

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David’s Bridal reached out to us after the Kim & Kanye wedding to share some excellent insights into wedding trends based on their recent survey.



Just as many predicted Kim and Kanye’s wedding guests kept photos from the actual wedding ceremony and reception close to the vest. The media-savvy couple made sure there were strict social media rules in place at the wedding so that no important photos were leaked by their guests.


This embodies the trend of brides wanting to take control … Read More

Celebrity Hair Guru Gives Us Top Tips On Getting A Perfect Blow Out For the Wedding Day

Posted on June 8th, by mother of the bride in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog.

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Guest Post By: David Babaii for Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blow outs used to focus on pin straight hair.  Are women opting for blow outs that also have body and bounce?


Blo actually has a signature Blo Bridal service, available in-bar or on location so brides-to-be can select the style that compliments their dress and veil. Blo’s signature bridal service also includes a consultation prior and perfection on your wedding day. Today, the blow out has grown into multiple variations that encompass straight … Read More

Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist Tells Mothers of the Bride and Mothers of the Groom How To Look Like A Star On The Wedding Day

Posted on May 29th, by mother of the bride in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog.

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From Melanie Mills: Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert, Founder of Gleam by Melanie Mills and Author of “Glitter & Glam”
Mothers of the Bride can certainly be sexy and look their best on their daughters big day too! Let’s remember those photos last a lifetime and everyone should look perfect. GLEAM BODY RADIANCE™ is stunning in person, but was designed for camera making this product a must-have for this special day. Infused with the highest quality minerals and ingredients enhancing hydration and glow, … Read More

Top Tips For Newlywed Couples on Road Trips: Psychology Professor Shares Helpful Advice For Couples

Posted on May 27th, by mother of the bride in Beauty & Well-Being, Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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“Dos and Don’ts” for newlyweds on road trips: guest post by Matthew Johnson, Psychology Professor at Binghamton University

What To Do:

Talk about your relationship. Talking to your partner without distraction can really help your relationship. While I know of no research on talking to your partner while driving specifically, many couples I have spoken with have found car rides to be a good way to work on intractable problems that need sustained attention.

Talk about a complicated problem that needs to be solved (as … Read More

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Top Wedding Cake and Wedding Dessert Trends For 2014

Posted on May 20th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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Wedding Trends & Desserts 2014, guest post from Courtney Hamlin, Founder of Flavor Pursuit Bakeshop

It’s May and all the summer weddings are quickly approaching! From the dress to the cake to all the decoration details, the wedding planning season is in full swing! With so many details and wedding styles, where do you even begin? And what do brides even want these days?

Owning a bakery that specializes in weddings, you can image that I meet quite a few brides. At … Read More

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Eight Critical Questions Every Engaged Couple Must Answer in Order to Plan for Their Wedding Dance

Posted on May 18th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.


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Here are the eight critical questions every engaged couple must answer in order to plan for their wedding dance. They were put together by Paul Millington, professional wedding dance choreographer and Fred Astaire Dance Studio owner.

1) What’s the wedding date? – Most couples need two to three months of instruction and practice so they know the dance automatically without thinking about it.
2) What dress will bride wear? – Is there a long train? What about shoes and high … Read More

Top Tips For Brides, Grooms and Wedding Guests on How To Use UPromise By Sallie Mae to Earn Cash For College

Posted on May 12th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Budgeting & Planning.

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Guest Post by Abigail Harper, Communications Media Analyst at Upromise by Sallie Mae

I thought Upromise was just for 529 college saving plans. How can a couple use Upromise to help save for their wedding?

Actually Upromise by Sallie Mae is a college savings rewards program that can be used by anyone saving for college or even paying back a Sallie Mae student loan. It is free to join, and members can earn cash for college by shopping online at hundreds of major retailers, as … Read More