Thursday, April 29, 2010

Runway Report: Top 20 Bridesmaid Dresses

Runway Report: Top 20 Bridesmaid Dresses

Check out Aisle Dash's fabulous collection of stylish bridesmaid dresses for Fall, find out which color is going to be HOT for the autumn months, and discover Cynthia Rowley's new line for bridesmaids as well as the top picks by editor Anne Chertoff!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy end of summer!

So, the cooler nights are starting, and fall weddings are just around the corner. Which means you might be planning a fall-season bridal shower.

What's the big, new trend in fall season bridal showers? It's not decorating with pumpkins and gourds! Actually, it's skipping the at-home party and going with everyone to a fabulous family farm where you can pick your own apples or pumpkins, drink hot apple cider, climb trees to get that perfect Golden Delicious apple, take a hayride, maybe even ride horses depending on how cool your local farm is.

This is such a hot trend that city-bound bridal parties are taking everyone on the train to get to farm country!

You'll have a blast in this great weather, load everyone up with fresh apple pies to take home, stop somewhere for a great lunch, and avoid all of those cliche bridal shower games!

Can't find a farm? Than how about a farm team? It's playoff season for minor-league baseball teams, and the tickets are insanely inexpensive -- especially if you have a big group, with the guys invited along. At my local ballpark [Go Patriots!], you can rent a VIP skybox, have your party catered, and have the bride and groom announced onto the field to participate in various races and games. The mascot will usually pop into the party, too.

If you ask me, fall is a great time for bridal showers!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Disney M&Ms for the bridal shower!

Since the big trend in weddings right now is a 'return to childhood favorites,' we're seeing a big upswing in Disney-themed bridal showers. Many wedding couples still carry a great love for the Happiest Place on Earth, and destination weddings planned for DisneyWorld and DisneyLand are increasing by the day.

If you're planning a shower for a Disney-loving bride or couple, you need to know that M&Ms now has a fantastic line of adorable Disney-themed candies that are perfect as favors, as accents on any cupcakes or cakes you will bake yourself, as a dessert bowl, even as decor when sprinkled on the tabletop around the centerpiece (yes, that's right...M&Ms instead of confetti!).

Check out the selections and colors at the M&Ms site!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Get my Amazon Bestseller!

This just in: My book The Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book is #1 on the list of bestselling bridal shower books! Get your copy today, and find out how to throw an amazing shower on a budget, with fun themes, games, menus, and favors your guests will love.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Get free bridesmaid advice from me!

Come visit me at my iVillage Weddings 'Ask the Wedding Expert: Budgets and More' message board.

Come join in the conversation, and get your party-planning and budget questions answered by me, and find out insider secrets to making the most of your role as a bridesmaid!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A style blog that's a Don't Miss for you!

For as long as you wear the bridesmaid 'crown' and ever after, be sure to check this blog out every's inspiring, uplifting, and just the most gorgeous way to start your day if you like pretty things and want to see what a true design genius suggests for special celebrations. RSS this baby and don't miss a thing!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The perfect bridal shower favor

I LOVE Bath and Body Works Instant Aromatherapy as the perfect bridal shower favor, since you can personalize the theme by color or message to work with your party's decor, and your guests will be thrilled to get such a useful and long-lasting favor. They're also very affordable if you're on a budget.

Grab a few extra to give to the bride (and to her intense Mom) as the wedding day approaches, fulfilling your duty as the World's Best Bridesmaid in giving the gift of comfort and relaxation.