When it comes to bridesmaid gifting, it seems like most of the options on the market are either a little clichГ©, not personalized enough, or require you to do a lot more work into putting the gifts together than is really necessary. Not all of us are experts in the gift-giving arena, and could really use a little help-especially when you're already bogged down with the other stresses of planning a wedding!
One of the most exciting parts about being a newlywed? Throwing dinner and holiday parties in your new home! As with weddings, when it comes to entertaining, it's all about the details. To ensure you're equipped to turn even a last minute get together into a fГЄte to remember, we picked our favorite entertaining essentials that are functional, but most importantly, fashionable from Bloomingdale's.
When it comes to registering you'll find that your friends, mom, mother in law, aunts, grandmas, and more will likely offer tips and "must-haves" that you just NEED to register for. While it's easy to get carried away while you scan into registry oblivion, no matter what people say, you don't have to feel guilty if you skip scanning these four items.
We all know what it's like to daydream at work about the moment you can be reunited with your remote and couch. (Come on, admit it.) Especially during wedding planning, kicking back and binge watching your favorite series or movies may seem even sweeter. So, why not incorporate your love of some good ole R&R with your registry?
Getting wedding gifts is great and all (duh!), but when the boxes start to pile up, the panic starts to set in, and you're left feeling utterly overwhelmed. What are you supposed to do with all this stuff? Well, in addition to taking a few preventative measures, here's how to a.) ensure you don't have a mental meltdown and b.
Creating your wedding registry is one of the most fun activities to check off your wedding planning list (right up there with cake tasting!). But given that you can register for just about anything, just about anywhere, figuring out where to register for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we've compiled all of the best brands, small and large, across all categories.
Celebrating an engagement can often feel like a mystery. Do you even need to have an engagement party? Who's supposed to host it? Should people bring gifts? And should you send a gift when someone gets engaged or wait until the wedding? The gifting part can be the most confusing, so we asked our experts: Should we expect engagement presents?
The best way to start creating your wedding registry is to sit down and think about what you use in your day-to-day life - this way you'll end up with gifts you'll both love and use often. Do you cook every evening? Spend the weekends camping? Or maybe a lot of your schedule revolves around your pet, from daily walks with the dog to cuddle sessions with your kitten.
If there's anyone you simply can't say вЂњI doвЂќ without, it's your bridesmaids. This group of girls are your shoulder to cry on when wedding planning gets hectic, your #1 fans who scream вЂњSLAY, QUEENвЂќ at all your bridal festivities, your secret keepers for wedding details your S.O. can't know about (like your dress!
Many of my couples tell me they don't want to have a wedding registry. Lots of brides and grooms are waiting until they're older and further established in their careers before getting married, and so they feel like they already have all of the household setup items that were traditionally meant to be wedding gifts.
Exchanging a pre-nuptial gift with your husband is a great way to punctuate the moment, but it's certainly not expected. Our experts encourage you to look for a deeper meaning behind this popular practice. If you really want to buy your new hubby a unique pair of cufflinks or watch, then go for it. Every time he looks at that token of your affection, it will spark the memory of your wedding day and the happiness you felt as a couple.
'Tis the season to give. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong. Sometimes, holiday gift giving can be downright complicated - or even stressful. How much do you spend? How many gifts to you get? Who do you give a gift to? It can be a real headache, and it can get even more complicated when your partner makes a lot more money than you, or vice versa.
Now that you're engaged (congrats!), what's next? Choosing which of your closest friends and family members you want to stand next to you on your wedding day. Keep in mind that agreeing to be a bridesmaid can be a significant time and financial commitment, so it's important to express how much these girls mean to you when you ask them to join your wedding party.
If clutter makes you cringe and less is more is totes your mantra, then chances are you're a minimalist bride at heart. You like clean lines and know that a bunch of "stuff" isn't a must to make a big impact design-wise. So for a wedding registry that meets your minimalist needs, we asked two experts to share their insider secrets.
When it comes to holiday shopping, theres usually two extremes-real life elves and real life grinches. Whether you find shopping and spending exhilarating or nauseating, we're here to help. Check out these holiday shopping tips based on your zodiac sign, with expert insight from astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright.
Serving as a maid of honor is one of the highest social honors and a gift in its own right. Often reserved for sisters, cousins, or best friends, being a MOH is a symbol of love and friendship, but it isn't always easy! Brides often show their appreciation for their right-hand women with gifts ranging from a thoughtfully written card to spa services, jewels, and more!
We wanted to know: What separates a good wedding gift from a great one? According to you, the best wedding gifts are either incredibly useful or deeply sentimental. Your answers ranged from daily-use equipment you simply can't do without, to those truly personal gifts that touched you emotionally. Whether you're filling out your registry or looking for ideas for a thoughtful gift, these reader-favorite presents will spark your imagination.
Whether you're setting up your own wedding registry or picking a gift for a friend, choosing something tried-and-true is a surefire bet. The classics are classics for a reason, and those super-popular items top the list every time because they're high quality and are newlyweds' go-to items in their own homes.
No matter how hard couples try, going over your wedding budget (even just a little bit) is an all-too-common occurrence. But how is it that the final number is more than you want to spend when you've paid such close attention to the bottom line? It turns out, the culprit might be hidden in plain sight, as an expense you think you just can't live without (or one you forgot about until the last minute).
Whether you're excited to choose new dishes and upgrade your sheets or are dreading the hours spent browsing silverware, creating a wedding registry is the best way to make sure you end up with wedding gifts that you really want. The question is, when is the best time to break out the scanner gun and discuss the finer points of monogramming?
Congratulations, you've said, "Yes!" and now your ever-growing wedding to-do list probably wont stop until you say "I do." Amongst the slew of wedding-planning tasks between celebrating your engagement and walking down the aisle is registering for wedding gifts - a fun yet time- and thought-consuming task that you certainly won't regret.