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As the bride-to-be, you will more than likely wear the pants in the relationship when it comes to making decisions about your big day. This will include everything from decor to flowers and also attire. Chances are you probably have your ideal dress in your head – but what about threads for your bridal party? Now you may be budget conscious when it comes to how much you do or don’t want to spend on your own gown, but will you do the same for the gals who will be joining you at the altar?
Before you turn into a Bridezilla and require your bridal party to shell out hundreds of dollars for their dress, stop and really think about things. Could the price cause some women to bow out as it may not be in their budget? Is asking your ladies to pay $400 and up for a dress they will wear for a few hours too much? You may not care about the bottom line, as it’s not coming out of your wallet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least consider affordable options.
If you are in the beginning stages of searching for the perfect bridesmaid dresses, here are some affordable options.
With Spring and Summer comes the wedding season — May through October — when most couples plan their weddings to take advantage of the weather and accessibility of travel. You may find yourself a bridesmaid at one wedding while preparing to go to another, planning the bridal shower for a third, and helping with the bachelorette party for a fourth. Meanwhile, your wallet is puckering and drying up like a prune.
Here are a few money-saving tips to get you through another costly year of multiple weddings.
Well, things seem to be coming together quite nicely for quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The Washington Redskins superstar made quite the noise in his rookie season with a quiet storm presence who took charge of the football field during the regular and post-season. Well, that is, of course, until he was badly injured and could no longer play.
But having been in the off season for some time, Griffin has had time to plan for something big: his wedding day.
According to his mother, Griffin plans to marry his fiancée Rebecca Liddicoat this July.
E! Online reports that RGIII’s mom told Washington D.C. television station WTTG that Liddicoat and Griffin will be jumping the broom on July 6th in Virginia.
Apparently, a wedding registry has been created at Bed, Bath & Beyond for the couple and it coincides with the July 6th date his mother revealed.
The couple has allegedly been together since high school and were engaged back in 2010. Griffin had his college teammate play the guitar while he made his speech in front of family and friends before getting down on one knee.
Maybe he’ll cut his hair in preparation for the ceremony. I mean…it’d be nice.
Congrats to the couple! Hopefully, the summer wedding will bring even more excitement to his game for the 2013-2014 football season!
In a sea of failed reality TV marriages, isn’t it refreshing to see a couple still going strong and even rededicating themselves to each other in the entertainment industry? That’s what Tia Mowry and her hubby Cory Hardirict did in Malibu this weekend when they renewed their vows in front of about 20 people in a private ceremony in Malibu this weekend.
Tia and Cory first jumped the broom nearly five years ago on April 20, 2008. A little over three years later, they welcomed their first son, Cree, who will turn 2 years old on June 28, and this time around he was able to be a part of the festivities. An eyewitness told E! online:
“Cory was holding their son, Cree, as he walked down the aisle. Tia was wearing a white dress with cutouts on the sides and had on a sparkly headband. She looked very pretty.”
Tia even told Us Weekly Cree was the reason the pair decided to walk down the aisle again.
“Cree was my motivation and inspiration to renew our vows,” she said. ”Cory and I have been together for 13 years and married for five. However, we now have this new miracle in our lives and I wanted to celebrate our love, and what our love together created — Cree!”
Tia’s twin Tamera and her own little bundle, 5-month-old Aden, came out to celebrate her sister’s vow renewal with her husband Adam. And Celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss was another one of the guests who posted the pic above with the caption “I dos.”
From the looks of things, Tia and her hubby have been having a great anniversary weekend. She tweeted another pic of her and Cory sharing “me-time” at the Lakers game.
— Tia Mowry (@TiaMowry) April 15, 2013
Bridezillas And Hating Bridesmaids: 10 Things You Shouldn’t Say Or Do When You’re Planning Or Participating In A Wedding
I know I’m not the only person who felt enormously stressed by simply being asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. The whole opportunity to support my loved one was nice, but I saw a side of folks, including other bridesmaids and the bride, that I wasn’t too crazy about. If you are the one planning a wedding or just trying to take part in one to make somebody else happy, please don’t be the person to do the following:
Don’t Assume People Are Balling Out Of Control
You might be rolling in dough while preparing for your big day, or as the maid of honor, you might want the bridesmaids to put in big dollars for getaways, spa sessions, and unique ways to celebrate bridal showers and bachelorette parties, but always remember that times are hard. With people having to buy dresses, gifts, pay for travel expenses and more, folks need to be reasonable in what they expect from wedding parties and family, unless you just want to keep things very small. But trust, if people can’t afford certain expenses, I’m sure they’ll let you know reeeeeeeeal quick.
Whether you’re dreaming about or actually planning your wedding, you’re likely to come across or you already have ideas regarding the “traditional” wedding. While traditions are traditions for a reason, there’s nothing that says traditions can’t be broken. Your wedding is your day to celebrate in any way that you see fit. If you want to break away from the traditional rules and styles, don’t hesitate to do so! For a unique and memorable wedding, here are 14 wedding traditions you should consider breaking.
Back In August when Brandy expressed that she hoped her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Press would be popping the question soon, she caught a bit of backlash. Many called her thirsty and desperate for publicly expressing that desire; others applauded her for being woman enough to boldly state what she wanted. Either way, Ryan heard his lady loud and clear because a mere four months later, he asked for the singer’s hand in marriage. During a recent stay in New York City, Brandy visited the Wendy Show where she chatted it up with Wendy about Ryan’s Christmas Day proposal and future wedding plans. Take a peek at some of what she had to say below.
On Ryan’s proposal:
“He popped the question on Christmas. My Dad had finished praying for the food and after everybody said ‘amen’ he was on one knee, asking me to marry him.”
On if she was shocked:
“We all had a feeling. We didn’t know when he was gonna do it, but we all had a feeling. He asked my parents’ permission. You know, the whole traditional thing. I did not [go diamond shopping]. He did a really good job. I told him that I liked round instead of square and he did a really good job. I’m not a big diamond girl at all, but I like this diamond.”
On her daughter Sy’rai:
“She’s the maid of honor [in the wedding]. She’s 10. She’s my best friend. I love her unconditionally. Everything that I do in my life is for her. Every decision that I make, I have her in mind. It’s just beautiful to have a bond with her and I just thought that would be a special moment for the both of us. You know, for her to share in that happiness on that special day.”
On if she’ll be doing a reality TV wedding special:
“I don’t know. I just wish I could invite a lot of my core fans to the wedding because they’ve been there for me for so long… That’s what makes me think about it that way because I’m very, very close with my fans.”
Of course, as she does with everyone, Wendy advised her not to allow reality TV cameras into her wedding, but I suppose we will all have to wait and see what she decides to do.
Turn the page to see Brandy’s full interview where she discusses her roles in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor and the new season of The Game.
A few months ago we told you that newly engaged Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss made it very obvious that she’s “team prenup.” Some found her revelation to be a bit shocking, as prenuptial agreements can sometimes be a touchy subject that celebrities rarely wish to openly discuss, especially newly engaged couples. In a January blog post, she expressed that a prenup is nothing more than a safety precaution.
“I do believe in prenups. I know that some people feel if you are truly in love and are planning to be dedicated to your marriage that a prenup somehow means the person requesting the pre-nup is expecting the marriage to fail. I don’t agree. I feel like it’s a safety precaution. Just like if you have a fire extinguisher in your home it doesn’t mean you expect it to burn down, but you’re just prepared to put out the fire before it starts if need be.”
In the April issue of Upscale, the 36-year-old reality star further discussed why she would probably be signing a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot with producer fiancé, Todd Tucker. During the interview Kandi expressed that she was shocked by the public’s reaction to her initial prenup talk.
“I don’t see why it’s such a huge topic of conversation. Prenups should be standard. Those things should be put in place when everyone is thinking clear-minded. Why would you wait until y’all fall out? People do things to hurt the other when they’re hurt. If I was a man and made that [comment about prenups] I don’t think people would’ve even cared, probably.”
She also spilled on her relationship with Todd, revealing that he’s hardworking just like she is.
“The cool thing about Todd and I is that he’s very smart, intelligent. We have so many ideas that we’re planning to make happen together. We’re workaholics. That’s something we’ve been talking about lately, trying to find more ‘us’ time.”
What do you think of Kandi’s stance on prenuptial agreements?
From big things like a color scheme to little things like alcohol labels, there are so many unexpected things that can make or break a wedding—or at the very least, leave you regretting how you handled that aspect instead of enjoying your big day, like you should be! Be sure to have these things (both tangible and theoretical) at your wedding.
The newlywed and engaged couples of the 21st century are very different from the bride-and-groom of the last century. Who is the modern engaged or newlywed couple? We could picture them planning their wedding in between lunch breaks at the office, scheduling a honeymoon around their babysitters, and sharing a home before the nuptials.
The changes in the typical couple of today’s society is also reflected in the wedding style and even in the wedding registry. The traditional wedding registry usually consisted of the usual household items, like kitchenware, bedding, and home improvement tools. But as couples are getting married later in life and living together much sooner, the content in a wedding registry has been modernized as well.
MyRegistry.com, launched in 2007 by founder, Oded Berkowitz, realized what was needed for the modern couple looking to expand their wedding registry to meet their needs. Nancy Lee of MyRegistry.com explores the most popular wedding registry items for today’s newlywed couple, and how it differs from the traditional “toaster” items of yesterday.