Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about what loving gifts you'll bestow upon your fiancé, spouse, or best friends. Just in time for the holiday, the Love Is... Shop at The Carousel @ Bloomingdale's is now open until March 4th. The pop-up shop – in New York City at the 59th Street and Soho Stores as well as California in Century City and San Francisco – showcases a selection of gifts featuring collaborations between your favorite brands and bestselling author Darcy Miller of Darcy Miller Designs. Brides and grooms who don't reside in California or New York can also shop the collection online! From chocolate tins that make beautiful keepsakes long after the sweets have been enjoyed, to a set of beloved beauty products in a chic blush bag ideal for gifting the bride-to-be or bridesmaids, this love-inspired collection has something for everyone. Designed with Valentine's Day in ... Read More »
Being engaged is an exciting thing, especially as you start to plan your wedding. Most people know it can also be a stressful experience, but one possibly unexpected aspect of your post-proposal life is how it imbues people with the idea that they are free to ask personal and invasive questions about you and your future spouse. Whether it’s someone not on the guest list asking about their invitation or a relative wondering if there’s a baby on the way, it can be difficult to have tactful responses to nosy questions. While it’s just about impossible to predict every rude or misguided thing someone may say to you, there are a few strategies for responses that you can prepare ahead of time. Photo by Robert Evans for 5th Avenue Digital; Bridal Gown by Anne Barge; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier When you first get engaged, one of the easiest ways to ... Read More »
After getting engaged, brides often quickly become well versed in wedding etiquette and everything else that goes into planning the big day. However, if her bridal party is still unmarried, didn’t have a big wedding, or hasn’t been a bridesmaid before, they might not be as familiar with certain customs. When it comes to buying the chosen dress and standing up with the bride during the ceremony, this is not a huge issue. However, if the maid of honor or other bridesmaids decide to throw a bridal shower, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and not be sure what to do. Even something as seemingly simple as invitations can be complicated if you’ve never thrown such a party before. Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events Here is the information you want to include on the invitation: - The bride’s name. This is probably fairly obvious, though ... Read More »
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