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April 2013 - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Apr 302013
 
Donna Morgan peach one-shoulder bridesmaid dress

Photo: Courtesy of Donna Morgan

Find a pretty bridesmaid dress that your besties can actually dance in and they'll love you forever. This flowy, one-shoulder shift by Donna Morgan hits everything on our must-have list—a soft, springtime hue to match the free-flowing fabric and flirty one-shoulder neckline. What's more, this dress can work for a variety of wedding styles: beach, garden, or even a preppy country club affair. Let your DJ know not to skimp on the dance songs and tell your ladies to feel free to kick off their heels and boogie down.

Donna Morgan "Rhea" poly-chiffon one-shoulder, A-line dress in peach fuzz, $178, available at Weddington Way

—Lauren Frankfort

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I’m Not Crazy About the Idea of an Engagement Party. Do I Have to Have One?

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Apr 302013
 
Outdoor Vineyard Engagement Party Decor

Photo: One Love Photo

Engagement parties: Wise tradition than a wasteful expense? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your engagement party questions in our daily post.

Do we have to have an engagement party?

You aren't required to have an engagement party, but it isn't a bad idea. Often it's the perfect opportunity to introduce parents and attendants to each other before the wedding. And don't think you're doomed to a stuffy cocktail party. Anything goes when it comes to engagement parties—from backyard barbecues to clam bakes—so make it as laid-back as you want.

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Watch: Rivini’s Spring 2014 Runway Show

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Apr 292013
 
Rivini spring 2014 runway video

Photo: Brides

Rocker-glam hair met soft, romantic style in Rivini's Spring 2014 collection. To take an even closer look at the eye-catching sparkle and light-as-air details—like delicate lace and dreamy blush tulle—watch Rivini's newest collection walk the runway. And don't forget to follow Brides on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to get even more behind-the-scenes photos, videos, and news from Bridal Fashion Week.

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Watch: Reem Acra’s Spring 2014 Runway Show

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Apr 292013
 
Reem Acra Spring 2014 runway show video

Photo: Brides

The queen of romantic embellishment and embroidery, Reem Acra's Spring 2014 collection wasn't short on her stunning signature details. Weren't able to attend? Watch Reem Acra's runway show and it will be like you had a front row seat! And don't forget to follow Brides on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to get even more behind-the-scenes photos, videos and news from Bridal Fashion Week.

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Apr 292013
 
Whiting & Davis crystal wedding clutch

Photo: Courtesy of Whiting & Davis

Add a bit of sparkle to your wedding day look with this crystal-mesh clutch by Whiting & Davis. It's one of those styles that will never get old, no matter how long you keep it in rotation after the wedding. (A huge plus? The mesh material makes it practically damage proof—regardless of how roughed up it gets!)

Whiting & Davis crystal-mesh clutch, $148, available at Nordstrom

—Elizabeth Swanson

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I’m Not Having a Ring Bearer at My Wedding. Who Should Hold the Rings?

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Apr 292013
 
no ring bearer etiquette

Photo: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Many couples forgo having a flower girl or ring bearer at their wedding—there may be no age-appropriate candidates or the couple wants a child-free wedding. But if there's no ring bearer, who is responsible for the rings? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your ring bearer-related questions in our daily post.

Who holds the rings when there is no ring bearer?

Usually the honor attendants will simply slip the ring on their finger (the maid of honor uses her thumb to hold the groom's ring; the bride's usually fits on the best man's pinky). If you're worried about safety, or a ring getting stuck, have your maid of honor carry it in a little satin bag; the best man can use his jacket or pants pocket (after he checks for holes).

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Apr 262013
 

printable save the dates idea Photo: Precious Bugarin

Meet the easiest craft project ever: Printable save-the-dates! They'll save time, money, and still feel fun and DIY. —Brooklyn Bride

Looking for the perfect clutch for your beach wedding? We love this one. —Brides.com

Though they're happy to do it, some wedding guests have to travel great lengths, give up their holiday weekends, or shell out big bucks to make your special day. Say thank you with these 10 thoughtful touches. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Watch Amsale's Spring 2014 runway show, filled with simple and chic silhouettes that are so, so flattering. —Brides.com

What can beat a classic margarita on a sunny spring day? We found the perfect recipe for your signature wedding cocktail. —The Sweetest Occasion

These romantic bridesmaid dresses were made for a garden party-inspired wedding celebration. (And your 'maids will adore them to boot!) —Brides.com

At just $20 a pop, these floral arrangements of spray roses, ranunculus, craspedia, and seeded eucalyptus are an absolute steal. —Somewhere Splendid

If you're looking to get a little funky with your wedding cake, you'll love this rainbow themed confection inspired by the sun setting over the ocean. —Brides.com

This Elizabeth Fillmore gown with illusion sleeves and flowing ruffles was the perfect choice for this vibrant destination wedding in Mexico. (And don't leave without seeing the bride's engagement ring—it's gorgeous and so unique!) —100 Layer Cake

Did you miss any of the Bridal Fashion Week action? Don't worry, you can hit up Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter to see our snaps from the front row! Then head over to Brides.com to browse all of the stunning Spring 2014 collections. —Brides.com

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Apr 262013
 

printable save the dates idea Photo: Precious Bugarin

Meet the easiest craft project ever: Printable save-the-dates! They'll save time, money, and still feel fun and DIY. —Brooklyn Bride

Looking for the perfect clutch for your beach wedding? We love this one. —Brides.com

Though they're happy to do it, some wedding guests have to travel great lengths, give up their holiday weekends, or shell out big bucks to make your special day. Say thank you with these 10 thoughtful touches. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Watch Amsale's Spring 2014 runway show, filled with simple and chic silhouettes that are so, so flattering. —Brides.com

What can beat a classic margarita on a sunny spring day? We found the perfect recipe for your signature wedding cocktail. —The Sweetest Occasion

These romantic bridesmaid dresses were made for a garden party-inspired wedding celebration. (And your 'maids will adore them to boot!) —Brides.com

At just $20 a pop, these floral arrangements of spray roses, ranunculus, craspedia, and seeded eucalyptus are an absolute steal. —Somewhere Splendid

If you're looking to get a little funky with your wedding cake, you'll love this rainbow themed confection inspired by the sun setting over the ocean. —Brides.com

This Elizabeth Fillmore gown with illusion sleeves and flowing ruffles was the perfect choice for this vibrant destination wedding in Mexico. (And don't leave without seeing the bride's engagement ring—it's gorgeous and so unique!) —100 Layer Cake

Did you miss any of the Bridal Fashion Week action? Don't worry, you can hit up Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter to see our snaps from the front row! Then head over to Brides.com to browse all of the stunning Spring 2014 collections. —Brides.com

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Is It Okay If My Fiance’s Mother Wears a Pantsuit to Our Wedding?

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Apr 262013
 
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Photo: Trystan Photography

There are tons of style choices for both the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom—short dresses, long dresses, sparkles, muted colors, the list goes on. What if the mother of the groom wants to wear a pantsuit? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer this question in our daily post.

Can the mother of the groom wear a pantsuit for the wedding?

It's fine if she wears a trouser ensemble, as long as it's in a dressy fabric like chiffon, satin, silk-shantung or organza. When it comes to the style, she should consider flowing palazzo pants and a matching top (perhaps with a little beading for an evening wedding). If she's in great shape, a smart satin suit featuring narrow pants and a fitted jacket is a chic choice.

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Apr 262013
 
Rafe NY beach wedding clutch

Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom

This ocean-inspired mother-of-pearl clutch by Rafé New York is as seaside-chic as they come. Worn with an airy chiffon gown, it will be perfect for a beachside wedding. It's big enough to tote outdoor beauty essentials. (Think oil-blotting sheets, a mini bottle of hairspray, and a natural lip stain.) Functional and fashionable makes this one a keeper.

Rafé New York mother-of-pearl clutch, $395, available at Nordstrom

—Elizabeth Swanson

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