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Welcome Basket Shopping List

It's easy to get carried away when figuring out what to include in your welcome baskets (we obviously did!), so we've noted the importance of each item for you. Read more ››
Brides Daily

What not to worry about

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The "Idea List" in our September/October issue (on newsstands now) takes a radical approach to wedding planning: Instead of listing things you should be doing, it identifies 30 wedding worries you can toss out the window. A sampling of things NOT to stress about:

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Monday, 9/28/2009 at 9:30AM
Brides Daily

What not to wear: Guest dressing

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As the bride, you have it easy: You're going to wear a wedding gown. But guests seem to be having a harder time of it. We've seen pictures of formal weddings where guests show up in shorts. We've seen ushers pin their boutonnieres to their shirt pockets. (Really! What happened to the whole jacket thing?) Read more ››
Thursday, 8/13/2009 at 9:30AM
Brides Daily

Cheaping out on the chairs

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Recently, several staff members have complained that they've gone to wedding
receptions that didn't have enough tables and chairs. "At first, you figure someone just miscalculated," said one editor.

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Wednesday, 8/12/2009 at 9:30AM
Brides Daily

Topic of the day: Kids at the wedding

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PRO: A lot of couples feel their wedding wouldn't be complete without the full complement of adorable nieces and nephews. CON: Other couples say that kids take the sophistication and elegance out of an evening wedding—and the parents never get to have fun. Read more ››
Thursday, 7/23/2009 at 9:30AM
Aisle Say

A celebration of love and marriage between burger bites

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The Gourmet food writer, Francis Lam, enjoys a hamburger and a stroll down memory lane in the hours before a good friend's wedding. Read more ››
Tuesday, 7/21/2009 at 10:00AM
Brides Daily

We bash the cash (bar)

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Every part of the country has its own traditions, and we're all for that. But we can't get on board with the cash bar. We keep telling people that this is a major no-no (like inviting people to dinner and asking them to pay), but in response, brides tell us that this is customary in their area, and to lay off. Read more ››
Tuesday, 7/21/2009 at 9:30AM
Aisle Say

What type of food will you be serving at your wedding?

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We partnered with the Associated Press to poll American wedding guests about their opinions of "I do" festivities. The results were interesting—when asked what they liked and disliked about weddings, 60 percent of respondents said the liked watching the ceremony. Read more ››
Wednesday, 6/17/2009 at 2:00PM
Aisle Say

We've come a long way

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Kara (Modern Bride's executive editor) and I attended our coworker Elaine's wedding in Charleston a couple weeks ago. Both wanting to make the most of our quick jaunts south, we didn't leave town without plans in place. We were organized, prepared and knew exactly where we needed to be when. Read more ››
Friday, 5/8/2009 at 1:07PM
Aisle Say

What guests remember

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A few of my friends have mentioned feeling intimidated about inviting me to their wedding, worried that I'd be tsk-tsking over a droopy centerpiece or too salty hors d'oeuvres. Read more ››
Tuesday, 4/21/2009 at 12:34PM
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