• 3 Reasons to Serve Your Wedding Meal Homestyle

    This serving style is definitely one to consider if you’re torn between a formal plated dinner and a relaxed buffet. Here are our top three reasons why home style definitely wins:

  • 5 Unconventional Honeymoon Ideas

    Not interested in honeymooning in Bora Bora? We hear you. Traditional honeymoon destinations aren't for everyone. Skip the usual honeymoon digs and try one of these offbeat travel ideas instead.

  • 5 Ways to Have More Sex with Your Spouse

    Whether you're newlywed or many years married, your sex life is guaranteed to ebb and flow. This process is totally normal and natural, so don't panic if you're having less sex now than you were six months ago. Unless your relationship has recently experienced a major trauma (infidelity, for example), or there's a medical issue in your way (e.g. temporary physical pain, or a sex-drive-reducing medication), your sexual relationship will likely pick back up to its usual pace in no time. But if you're looking for a few tips and tricks to ramp things up in the bedroom, read on for five fun and flirty suggestions. More from Loverly Whitney Port opens up about her wedding plans 10 fascinating wedding facts you probably didn't know 5 ways to handle the post-wedding blues Lover.ly -- search, save, shop, and share all things wedding. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

  • The Celebrity Bachelorette Party Idea You'll Definitely Want to Steal

    Earlier this month, Jessica Simpson and her husband-to-be Eric Johnson had a co-ed "bachelorette" party.

  • 7 Reasons Kim and Kanye's Wedding Isn't as Cool as Yours

    As the first wedding photos of Kimye roll in, you may be feeling a little bummed about your own wedding. "Why don't I have a gorgeous wall of white flowers to say my vows in front of?!" Here are seven reasons your wedding will be way cooler than Kimye's.

  • The Wedding Guest Rights and Responsibilities You Need to Know

    To help you survive wedding season, we've put together a list of the rights and responsibilities every wedding guest (and engaged couple!) should know.

  • Are You a Bridesmaid in an Upcoming Wedding? Read This First

    It's important to be informed before you dive into the role of bridesmaid, so read on to learn everything that might be asked of you if you agree to take on the challenge.

  • PHOTOS: 10 Bridesmaid Dresses that Could Easily Be Worn by the Bride

    By Kellee Khalil, Lover.ly Would you shop for a wedding gown in the bridesmaid section? Maybe you should! Brides on a budget know this is one of the oldest and easiest tricks in the book when it comes to keeping wedding costs down. And designers -- both high-end and budget-friendly alike -- have taken note. We've seen a shift away from the "Plain Jane" strapless, shapeless gowns, especially during Bridal Market 2014, with the new crop of bridesmaid dresses that can rival any red carpet -- or wedding aisle -- favorite. Flowing tulle, beaded bodices, one-shoulder gowns...you'll look every bit the glamorous bride, even if you didn't say yes to a dress from the bridal racks. Here are 10 bridesmaid gowns that could easily be worn by the bride. More from Lover.ly: Deck the halls with these winter wedding ideas Escort cards that are winning the stationery game Wedding day jewels and accessories we love Lover.ly -- search, save, shop, and share all things wedding. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

  • 10 Reasons a Dog is Better Than an Engagement Ring

    By Rachel W. Miller, Lover.ly We recently shared the top trends we're hoping to see this engagement season; one of those was unique engagement gifts that aren't necessarily rings. Like, say, an engagement puppy. Then we received the best picture and proposal story about a dog that we'd ever heard. Photo via Lover.ly The story: "We'd been talking about a dog for a while, so rather than a ring (which I absolutely did not want) he surprised me one cozy night in our living room by getting down on one knee and presenting a dog collar in my fav color, with a little heart-shaped tag that read 'will you marry me?'. It was so sweet, and then we went together to a rescue to pick out our little doggie. Which as a result, by the way, caused us to feel like an actual family for the first time. Double plus good." SO good! We love that her guy listened to what she wanted (or, really, didn't want) and that they picked out a rescue dog together! Engagement doggies for everyone! (Everyone who wants one and is able to care for one, that is.) Still not convinced? Click through the slideshow for ten reasons an engagement puppy is better than an engagement ring. Lover.ly -- search, save, shop, and share all things wedding. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

  • 10 Reasons Your Wedding Needs More Glitter

    <i>By Annie Lau, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine10-28-2013glitter&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine10-28-2013glitter">Lover.ly</a></i> <br> With the holidays just around the corner, we know couples everywhere are starting to feel just a little bit more festive. And what better way to get into the spirit than taking your simple decor up a glamorous notch with some sparkle and shimmer? Glitter-covered candles, signs, even the heels of your <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/shoes/pumps?q=white&utm_source=shine10-28-2013glitter&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine10-28-2013glitter">wedding shoes</a>...whether it's a DIY project or something you find on Etsy, we're pretty sure everything is more fun when it's been dipped in <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=glitter&utm_source=shine10-28-2013glitter&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine10-28-2013glitter">glitter</a>! Here are ten of our favorite ways to sneak a little bit of twinkle and shine into your wedding details. <br> <b>More from Lover.ly:</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?color=red&page=1&utm_source=shine10-28-2013glitter&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine10-28-2013glitter">Wrapped in red for the holidays</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=bows&utm_source=shine10-28-2013glitter&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine10-28-2013glitter">Pretty bow details for the preppy bride</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/food+&+drink?q=favors&utm_source=shine10-28-2013glitter&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine10-28-2013glitter">Our favorite food favors</a>

  • Remedial Wedding Gift Etiquette for Engaged Couples

    Before you go mouthing off to a guest about their choice in gifts (or the lack thereof) and have your snotty email go viral, read our guide to wedding gift etiquette.

  • Are You My Type? 5 Tips for Finding Your Wedding Font

    Here are the five most popular wedding stationery styles from Lover.ly and tips for choosing the perfect font for your wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and escort cards.

  • (Photos) Bon Voyage! Inspiration for Nautical-Themed Nuptials

    <i>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">Annie Lau</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">Lover.ly</a></i> <br> <br> Having a sails and seas inspired fete doesn't mean you have to belong to your neighborhood yacht club (oh, how posh!), or even be anywhere near the bay. What it <i>does</i> require is a color palette of blues, whites and neutrals, some <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=stripes&utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">preppy stripes here and there</a> and a few pops of nautical-themed decor: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=nautical&utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">think anchors, knots and shells</a>. Serve up a feast of clams, crabs and lobster rolls and you've got everything you need for your own nautical nuptials. Check out our <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/post/20636?utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">favorite images from recent weddings</a> in the slideshow and set sail on your own planning. <br> <br> <b>More from Lover.ly</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/post/39851?utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">Oh, wow..we are obsessed with this Texas wedding</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/post/21321?utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">This really IS an elegant barnyard wedding</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=winter&utm_source=shine08-03-2013&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-03-2013" target="" title="">Everything you ever needed to plan your winter wonderland wedding</a>

  • PHOTOS: Southern Wedding Charm

    <i>By</i> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/rachwilks?utm_source=shine08-07-13southerncharm&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-07-13southerncharm" target="_blank">Rachel Wilkerson</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine08-07-13southerncharm&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-07-13southerncharm" target="_blank">Lover.ly</a> <br> Even if you're a Yankee, you can't deny that the South knows how to put on a gorgeous wedding. From live oak trees to ultra-feminine <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/dresses?utm_source=shine08-07-13southerncharm&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-07-13southerncharm">wedding dresses</a>, Southern wedding details are elegant and timeless. Here are our favorite classic Southern wedding traditions to inspire you. <br> <b>More from Lover.ly:</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/decor?utm_source=shine08-07-13southerncharm&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-07-13southerncharm" target="_blank">Wedding reception ideas</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/flowers?utm_source=shine08-07-13southerncharm&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-07-13southerncharm" target="_blank">The prettiest wedding centerpieces</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/food+%26+drink?utm_source=shine08-07-13southerncharm&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-07-13southerncharm" target="_blank">Explore wedding food ideas</a>

  • PHOTOS: Farm Fresh Weddings

    <i>By</i> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/rachwilks?utm_source=shine08-05-13farmfresh&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-05-13farmfresh" target="_blank">Rachel Wilkerson</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine08-05-13farmfresh&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-05-13farmfresh" target="_blank">Lover.ly</a> <br> When we grew up singing about Old McDonald's farm, we never imagined it could be so chic! With a red barn here and some fresh fruit there, farm weddings are charming and fun. Here is inspiration for a modern and elegant farm wedding. <br> <b>More from Lover.ly:</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/decor?utm_source=shine08-05-13farmfresh&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-05-13farmfresh">Wedding reception decorations</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=rustic+red&utm_source=shine08-05-13farmfresh&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-05-13farmfresh" target="_blank">Rustic red wedding ideas</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=pie&utm_source=shine08-05-13farmfresh&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-05-13farmfresh" target="_blank">Delicious and down-home wedding pies</a>

  • (Photos) Now Trending: Ditch the Heels and Rock the Flats!

    <span><span>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats" target="" title="">Annie Lau</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats" target="" title="">Lover.ly</a></span></span> <br> <br> Having an <a rel="nofollow" title="" target="" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=outdoor&utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats">outdoor wedding</a>? Heels digging into the grass is so 2012. Right now, <a rel="nofollow" title="" target="" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=flats&utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats">nothing is hotter than flat shoes</a>, especially when they're unexpected. Who says you have to wear sky high stilettos on your wedding day? You can be <a rel="nofollow" title="" target="" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=glam&utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats">every inch the glam goddess</a> below the ankles and still walk and dance in comfort all night. Check out the slideshow to see real brides rockin' the ballet flats. <br> <br> <b>More from Lover.ly</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=backyard&utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats" target="" title="">How to have a backyard wedding that everyone will remember</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=cake+topper&utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats" target="" title="">Move over, traditional cake toppers...we want these!</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=tulip&utm_source=shine07-27-13flats&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-27-13flats" target="" title="">Tulips are the new hydrangeas</a>

  • PHOTOS: White-Hot Wedding Shoes

    <i>By</i> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/rachwilks?utm_source=shine08-06-13whiteshoes&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-06-13whiteshoes" target="_blank">Rachel Wilkerson</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine08-06-13whiteshoes&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-06-13whiteshoes" target="_blank">Lover.ly</a> <br> Labor Day may be quickly approaching, but brides can wear white shoes any time of year! We love all the modern twists designers are giving classic white <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=shoes&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-06-13whiteshoes&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-06-13whiteshoes" target="_blank">wedding shoes</a>. Here are ten pretty pairs of white shoes to get you down the aisle in style. <br> <b>More from Lover.ly:</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/dresses?q=&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-06-13whiteshoes&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-06-13whiteshoes" target="_blank">Find your perfect wedding gown</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=flats&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-06-13whiteshoes&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-06-13whiteshoes" target="_blank">Comfy and chic wedding flats</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore/accessories?q=&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-06-13whiteshoes&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-06-13whiteshoes" target="_blank">Wedding hair accessories we love</a>

  • (Photos) Raise Your (Mercury) Glass!

    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">By Annie Lau, Lover.ly</a> <br> <br> Move over, clear vases. See ya later, milk glass. The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=mercury+glass&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">new trend in wedding decor is mercury glass</a>! It's the perfect mix of dainty and vintage, with a rustic, rough-around-the-edges, antique feel. Silver or gold (and we've seen some interesting white, too!), we imagine them bundled together as a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=votive&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">cluster of small votives</a>, twinkling on cocktail tables or near the bar, or as the centerpiece to a perfectly placed table setting. Fill them with <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=peony&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">lush pink peonies</a> or let them stand alone; either way, they're sure to grab your guests' attention. They're easy to find, too! Start by looking in your local thrift store, antique store or <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=BHLDN&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">hip boutique</a>. Check out the slideshow for some inspiration on how to take your glass from drab to fab! <br> <br> <b>More from Lover.ly <br></b> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=gold+white&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">Gold & White: A simply neutral color scheme</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=glitter&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">We need more glitter in our wedding decor, yes</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=polka+dot&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-13-2013mercglass&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-13-2013mercglass" target="" title="">Polka dot party...so flirty and fun!</a> <br> <br>

  • 10 Reasons to Invite Kids to Your Wedding (PHOTOS)

    <i>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/rachwilks?utm_source=shine08-02-13kids&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-02-13kids" target="_blank">Rachel Wilkerson</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine08-02-13kids&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-02-13kids" target="_blank">Lover.ly</a></i> <br> August is Family Fun Month, and we're celebrating with kid-friendly weddings! If you're thinking of having an adults-only ceremony and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=reception&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-02-13kids&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-02-13kids" target="_blank">reception</a>, this round-up of adorable children at weddings will make you think twice. Here are ten adorable reasons to invite the whole family. <br> <b>More from Lover.ly:</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=flower+girl&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-02-13kids&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-02-13kids" target="_blank">Endless ideas for flower girls</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=games&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-02-13kids&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-02-13kids" target="_blank">Fun games to play at your wedding</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=mini+foods&type=bundle&utm_source=shine08-02-13kids&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine08-02-13kids" target="_blank">Yummy mini wedding foods we love</a>

  • 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Your Summer Wedding (PHOTOS)

    <i>By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/rachwilks?utm_source=shine07-31-13summertips&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-31-13summertips" target="_blank">Rachel Wilkerson</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/?utm_source=shine07-31-13summertips&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-31-13summertips" target="_blank">Lover.ly</a></i> <br> When the dog days of summer are upon us (like, um, right now), the idea of getting married <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=outdoor&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-31-13summertips&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-31-13summertips" target="_blank">outside</a> sounds awful. But you don't have to lose your cool! From chic fans to breezy dresses, here are ten ways you and your guests can beat the heat at a summer wedding. <br> <b>More from Lover.ly:</b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=colorful+summer&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-31-13summertips&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-31-13summertips" target="_blank">Colorful summer wedding ideas</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=little+white+dress&utm_source=shine07-31-13summertips&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-31-13summertips" target="_blank">Chic little white dresses</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=nautical&type=bundle&utm_source=shine07-31-13summertips&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine07-31-13summertips" target="_blank">Nautical wedding inspiration</a>