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How Much Should You Really Spend on an Engagement Ring?

How Much Should You Really Spend on an Engagement Ring?

If you’ve ever thought about getting engaged at any point in your life, then you’ve probably at least pondered how much your ring should cost. While there is certainly no set-in-stone amount when it comes to how much to spend on an engagement ring, there are so many different rules and expectations regarding the cost of the ring that it can be overwhelming, confusing, and downright frustrating (especially for the person making the purchase).

We’re here to help! We’ve compiled as many different engagement ring price suggestions as we could and laid them out for you so it’s all easy to navigate and understand. Engagement season (also known as the entire month of December) will be upon us before you know it, and both you and your significant other will thank us if and when it’s ever time to bite the platinum, gold, or silver bullet.… Read the rest

The 8 Coolest Brands For After-Party Bridal Dresses

The 8 Coolest Brands For After-Party Bridal Dresses

So your wedding day is coming up, or you’re just one of those people who love looking at wedding dresses for fun in your spare time (me), but either way, there is something we need to discuss—after-party bridal dresses. Brides all around the world have been opting to take off their show-stopping wedding gown for the reception and change into something a bit more festive. This second wedding dress allows for more dancing, more comfort, and I think it’s safe to say a lot more fun. 

If my quick description enticed you at all to consider a separate dress for your wedding after-party, I have 8 brands that you need to see ASAP. Some of these brands are true experts in the bridal realm including Danielle Frankel and Markarian, while others, like Attico and Area are straight-up party brands. Both sound like good options if you ask me. Ahead, check … Read the rest

Say Yes to The Dress: The 15 Affordable Brands You Need to Know

Say Yes to The Dress: The 15 Affordable Brands You Need to Know

When it comes to weddings, there are so many details to plan (think multiple wedding dresses) that it’s no wonder the term “Bridezilla” even exists. I can confidently say I’ll happily turn into one as my wedding day approaches, as I think brides-to-be are entitled to as many rants, tears, and breakdowns as we like. You know what they say: If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.

It definitely doesn’t hurt to cut out as many stressors as possible during the planning process, however. A significant challenge for many brides is finding a wedding dress that doesn’t make them feel like they should take out a mortgage just to pay it off. That’s where we come in: Instead of scouring the internet to find a budget-friendly dress, just scroll on down to find 15 affordable wedding-dress brands, no stress necessary!… Read the rest

The Wedding Dress Styles Perfect For Women With Big Busts

The Wedding Dress Styles Perfect For Women With Big Busts

There are a lot of to consider when planning a wedding— the venue, the caterer, and of course, the reception to follow. But as fashion lovers, chances are the one thing at the forefront of your thoughts is what you’re going to wear. Whether you’re currently planning a wedding (congratulations, by the way!) or simply fantasizing about your walk down the aisle, what you wear to your wedding can say a lot about who you are. That said, if you’ve been blessed with a biggest chest, there are some wedding dresses for bigger busts that will offer more support than others.

To help you find the perfect gown for your big day, we spoke with Shelley Brown, the senior fashion & beauty editor of The Knot, for her expertise. “A style with a higher back and thicker straps or sleeves (as opposed to a backless or strapless style) … Read the rest

Cool Brides Are Obsessed With These Bridal Hair Accessories

Cool Brides Are Obsessed With These Bridal Hair Accessories

Do you hear bells ringing in the distance? That’s because wedding season is officially upon us, which means brides-to-be are scurrying to find every aspect of their bridal look. That includes everything from a summer-friendly ceremony gown (the best of which we found in our short wedding dress edit here) and the perfect pair-with-everything shoes you can wear long after you’ve said your “I dos” to today’s focus, the best bridal hair accessories that will take your wedding-day look from zero to 100 in seconds. 

You probably spend a lot of time on Pinterest or paging through magazines to find a bridal beauty look that best suits you. From something a bit more natural to a romantic, pretty pastel dream à la Mandy Moore, there are so many directions you can take with your hair and makeup. But one thing you should always take into consideration is adding a … Read the rest

Brides Are Opting for This Stunning Wedding Band Trend

Brides Are Opting for This Stunning Wedding Band Trend

Congrats! You found the perfect engagement ring. Better yet, maybe you already have your dream ceremony venue in mind for your nuptials, and you know exactly what you’re looking for in terms of what to wear. That means you almost have your entire pre-wedding checklist complete—except that you still need to pick out a wedding band that A) coordinates well with your engagement ring and B) suits your personal style. As it turns out, though, modern-day brides are currently gravitating toward a particular bauble to exchange during their vows—and it’s one that has a rich history that dates back over 100 years.

Enter baguette wedding bands, the latest trend to take the bridal world by storm. To get a bit of insight into the history of the baguette stone and why it’s so popular today, we decided to tap Alicia Davis, VP of merchandise at Shane Co.Read the rest

Sophie Turner Wore an Elegant White Dress Ahead of Her French Wedding

Sophie Turner Wore an Elegant White Dress Ahead of Her French Wedding

Just when you think Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas couldn’t outdo their first wedding—a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas—they manage to one-up themselves. The couple is holding a second, much larger, ceremony in the South of France this weekend, and it’s already shaping up to be a stunning event.

Of course, we can’t wait to see what Turner wears on the big day, but she wore a beautiful outfit to a pre-wedding party that will help tide us over. She chose a minimal, form-fitting Cushnie dress, while Jonas looked sharp in a pinstripe suit. Not to be outdone by Zoë Kravitz’s bridal bike shorts, Turner later changed into a striking red dress for her rehearsal dinner, to which guests wore all-white. Remember her Vegas bridal jumpsuit and platform heels? Something tells us her French wedding dress will be quite different. Scroll down to see photos of Sophie Turner … Read the rest

Zoë Kravitz Wore a Bra and Bike Shorts to Her Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in Paris

Zoë Kravitz Wore a Bra and Bike Shorts to Her Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in Paris

It’s a busy time for celebrity weddings. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are having a second wedding in the South of France this weekend, while Katharine McPhee and David Foster just tied the knot in London on Friday. Next up is the wedding of Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman, who are getting married in Paris this weekend. You might remember that Kravitz revealed her engagement news in her Rolling Stone cover story in October, explaining that she had been hiding the news for months. 

They held their rehearsal dinner at Lapérouse restaurant on Friday, and we’re downright obsessed with Kravitz’s unconventional pre-wedding attire. Eschewing a traditional white dress, Kravitz went full-on fashion girl in a custom Danielle Frankel hand crochet pearl cocktail dress with a silk bra and bike shorts. Now that’s how you do bridal style your own way. Scroll down to see the already-iconic look as well as … Read the rest

Karlie Kloss Wore the Prettiest Casual Dress for Her Second Wedding

Karlie Kloss Wore the Prettiest Casual Dress for Her Second Wedding

In case you need a little refresher on the timeline of Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner’s relationship, the pair were first linked in 2012, they got engaged last July, and they had an intimate wedding in upstate New York last October (details on that one here). Now, months later, Kloss and Kushner had a second wedding celebration over the weekend in Saratoga, Wyoming. This time around, they invited more of their friends (like Derek Blasberg, Katy Perry, and Orlando Bloom), and the celebration was well documented on Instagram.

While Kloss wore an elegant, traditional Dior wedding dress for their first nuptials last year, for this more casual affair, she opted for an off-the-shoulder white Jonathan Simkhai maxi dress (from the designer’s S/S 19 collection) with Western influences that were fitting for the beautiful ranch location. Scroll on to see Kloss’s beautiful Western wedding dress and more photos from … Read the rest

Katherine Schwarzenegger Married Chris Pratt in the Prettiest Strapless Dress

Katherine Schwarzenegger Married Chris Pratt in the Prettiest Strapless Dress

We’ve already had an eventful year in the celebrity wedding department. We’ve had an unexpected Las Vegas ceremony, a Vogue-filled destination wedding, and even a small-but-mighty royal wedding. Next up: Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt’s nuptials. The couple just got married in Montecito, California, and luckily for us, they shared an image from their big day on Instagram.

Schwarzenegger wore a dreamy strapless dress with a statement veil by Giorgio Armani, who also designed Pratt’s sharp suit. “Yesterday was the best day of our lives! We became husband and wife in front of God, our families and those we love,” Pratt captioned his Instagram. “It was intimate, moving and emotional. We feel so blessed to begin this new chapter of our lives. We are so thankful to our families and our friends who stood with us and grateful to Mr. Giorgio Armani who created a once … Read the rest