180

hottest honeymoon deals

Resorts from $89 a night!
246

the shocking secret to a happy marriage

232

your easy guide to invitations

Wording, cost, timing, everything!
148

100 little wedding upgrades worth every cent

88

The look

Dresses with 3-D floral accents and accessories that are bloomin' gorgeous
90

4 shapes, 1 style

Weve got four goddess-style gowns that flatter four different figures
94

Whose dress is this, anyway?

A real bride starts the hunt and hears voices in her head
96

real-bride makeover

An event planner goes from business-crisp to romantic for her big day
102

Color School

Chocolate and purple are a rich palette for your bridal party
208

It's All in the Details

A sweet string of pearls may have worked for Mom, but bridal accessories have changed. Whatever your style, theres a state piece that will pull your look together.
240

Showtime!

Behind the scenes at four of the years top bridal collections
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Shopping Guide

Where to find it all

125

Smart Mouth

As a bride, you have plenty to smile about—but that bright white dress can make your gorgeous grin look yellow. Heres how to whiten up in a flash

53

News, ideas, and fun finds for your wedding and beyond

August inspirations, including flowers, favors, and summertime hues, plus enchanting escort cards, surprising thoughts from real brides, shoe jewelry (really!), gifts that celeb brides crave, and tons more

148

100 wedding upgrades for $100

Easy upgrades that amp up your event without bruising your budget
152

walking down the aisle

Before you get to the I do's, you have to get your groom. How to walk the walk.
154

star sites

Searching for that special wedding location? Let the zodiac be yor guide
156

15 painless ways to save $100

For your wedding, you honeymoon, your home
232

The brides guide to invitations

How to word them, when to order them, and what to include with them, plus beautiful styles for every wallet

177

American Dreams

We searched the coasts for trip-of-a-lifetime treasures: shoreline resorts with plenty to do beyond the beach; the fun factor in Las Vegas, Miami and New Orleans; whats happening in Orlando; the new Napa; outdoorsy glamour; and our pick of cool, stylish sneakers to stash in that suitcase.

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17 out-of-the-box favors

Give your guests something to talk about—and use!—after the party's over
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invitation to romance

A bride looked to the colors and motifs of Spanish culture for her San Juan wedding
250

Green Day

From flip-flops to fruit trees, country elegance ruled at a wide riverside wedding in Colorado

246

Want a healthy marriage? Have a fight!

The happiest couples aren't just sweetness and light. Learn how to use that argument about his dirty socks to make a good relationship even better.

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Editor's Letter

22

Calendar

87

Style

147

Planning

267

Shopping guide

270

idea list

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