Bride To Be Stuff!
Are you about to become a bride to be? Are you at the stage where you think he
Are you wondering how he's going to do it? What the ring will look like? Are you thinking about bridal showers and wedding dress shopping?
Getting hitched brings with it all sorts of
changes in your life—least of all that you will be sharing
your life with a guy—and guys just think differently than
we do. Remember the book about Venus and Mars?
Well it turns out
that there are major differences in the way a man's brain
works as opposed to a woman's.
Getting engaged is
something that girls think (or fantasize) about a lot throughout their lives
(it's just part of our make up) while the guys are just dickin'
around, coasting through life playing sports and video
games. They often don't have a clue about proposals, romance,
or the engagement process.
Tips and Advice for the Bride To Be
Being a bride-to-be is an exciting time and there are so many teensy weensy things to
Sure you need to know about the big stuff too, like proper party etiquette or
formal announcements but the small stuff is what gets you every time. The types
of things that only become obvious once they're laid out for you. As the
saying goes..."The devil is in the details".
Newly Engaged? Start Here!
First things first, a must-read for every bride-to-be is our Top
Tips on being newly engaged.
What you need to think about. Who you need to tell. What you need to do. We bet you'll be
surprised by some of the items on the list. Who knew?
Gift Registry. Yes, for Engagements Too!
Next is your
registry. Yep, as a bride-to-be, you need to register as soon as possible! Why?
Because a gift
registry is not about being selfish or greedy, it's about making it easier for
your loved ones and other people who want to buy you something for your
engagement or wedding. They appreciate knowing that there's a list somewhere of
everything you want and need.
Running Of The Brides, No More!
Yes....The all-important DRESS! For any soon-to-be bride on a budget (which means just about everyone) this is important.
First the bad news: The
Running of the Brides Sale at Filenes Basement is over. They went belly-up! It's a shame because three of us have
bought our dresses from them with
great success and got HUGE bargains.
However, that's not the end of the story
and we wouldn't leave you out in the cold. There's something even better out
there for you...
Now for the good news: There's a wonderful organization
called Brides Against Breast Cancer and they hold similar types of events across
the U.S .
What's even better about this group of wonderful ladies is that not only are
you able to get a wedding dress for bargain basement prices but you help a
wonderful cause at the same time. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
Please make sure you visit
BABC to find out when they'll be coming to your area.
Finally, here are our
Tips for Running of the Brides. Their sales may be over but some of these
tips will surely apply to the BABC events as well.
Bridal Shower Games...You Bet!
While we're on
the topic of Top Tens we want to share our
Best 10 Bridal Shower Games
with you. We know they're silly games but isn't that the whole point?
make a party fun and different from all the other get-togethers you have with
your friends. So grab a glass of wine and let the bridezilla ritual begin!
Get Your iTunes On!
As a bride-to-be you need to start thinking about music and
They're perfect for a shower, engagement party, or even your wedding. These
definitely get you started on your own playlist.
The song list includes a
the best known wedding songs (you know the ones... totally
cheesy, but sooooo much fun!)
A Wedding Costs Everyone Involved!
Just another thing for you to consider...The
cost to attend a wedding as a guest. Yep, that's right, as a
As a bride-to-be, we all think about the cost of throwing a wedding but
never consider how much it may cost our guests to attend all the parties leading
up to the big day and the wedding itself.
Since we never really thought about it, we figured others hadn't
We've had such an
overwhelming response by both brides-to-be and their guests. Both couldn't
believe how expensive it became for the guests when you added everything up, so
we asked our resident budget expert for some tips on
saving money as a wedding guest.
The Big Proposal: Help A Guy Out!
Many guys know what they want to do but
have no idea how to go about doing it.
totally sweat out the engagement process and especially the
proposal. They know they want to make
it special because and how important
it is (especially for their future bride) but they get totally stuck.
they have the whole thing in the bag, but they're only thinking
of what they would like if they were a girl and that often
doesn't work out so well.
We girls need to stick together
for all the other soon-to-be fiancées. There are 2 ways
you can help.... Up for it?
We've created a help forum for guys who've figured out
how to propose, we let them post their ideas so that us girls could review
them and see if their ideas are as good as they think they are. Guess what? They
And finally, if you have a great idea or a fantasy proposal that
you'd like to share, tell us about it on our
proposals page—it may just make it into our annual review of best marriage
So calling on all future brides out there. Let's stick together girls and pay it forward and help
the guys out there. Wouldn't you appreciate someone doing that for you?
You're going to have to start thinking about all this
bride to be stuff and we're hoping to fill this section with
all sorts of tips and lists, so if there is anything in particular
that you'd like to see, let us know...