Archives for September 2010

5 Tips for Picking Your Perfect Garter

Find your garter personality!

For some brides, choosing the “perfect” garter is a big deal. And let’s face it; the garter “retrieval” is often one of the most anticipated parts of a wedding reception. (hee, hee) Fret not ladies, I checked in with Jaime over at Bleu Garters to get her top 5 Tips for Picking Your Perfect Garter. (If you’re not familiar with Bleu Garters, you should definitely check them out. Their garters are a nice “marriage” of unique and sexy.) Enjoy!
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Tie the Knot Tuesday: Andrea & Brandon

Andrea and Brandon say "I Do" in a sophisticated Southern affair.

Bride: Andrea Watkins, 26
Groom: Brandon Hairston, 26
Occupations: Watkins, mathematician; Hairston, banking professional
Homebase: Maryland
Wedding Date: August 21, 2010
Wedding Location: Rock of Ages Winery & Vineyards, Hurdle Mills, North Carolina [Read more…]

Bachelorette Fun in the Big Apple!

Learn to "twirl" with the best of them...

Happy Monday, folks! Over the weekend, my girl Lisa informed me of a hot new spot in Harlem, New York that I think is the perfect destination for ladies in search of a unique and exciting bachelorette experience. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs.: A Big Guest Mess!

Triple B's fave bride-to-be Charli gives practical tips on avoiding guest list drama!

Any bride who’s made it to the altar and back will tell you that with every guest list comes some kind of drama. We started off wanting an intimate wedding for 90 or so guests, and we’re now three weeks away from an event that nearly 150 people plan to attend. I’m flattered that so many folks want to be a part of our special day, but when it comes to planning your wedding, “sharing the love” isn’t the easiest thing to do. Here are three pitfalls we fell into, and some advice you can use to avoid stepping into them too. [Read more…]

Calling All DIY Divas in the District!

Fun (and informative) event for brides-to-be in the DMV area!

Since the CBC just wrapped up (I hope to finally attend next year!), I thought it was fitting to post  info on a fabulous bridal event taking place in our nation’s capitol next month. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs.:Bachelorette Parties, Showers and Gifts — Oh My!

Charli gets showered and parties it up before the BIG day!

OMG, I’m getting married in thirty days! Now that I’ve gotten that out, I really want to talk about how my lovely bridesmaids turned a few awesome ideas into two fabulous and memorable affairs. I had a wonderful time at my bridal shower and bachelorette party. My girls did right by me, and I had the time of my life at both events. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs.: How I Blew My Wedding Budget (And Advice on How to Not Blow Yours!)

Charli fine tuning details at her soon-to-be wedding venue.

Let me just say first, don’t feel sorry for me. As a former weddings editor, I knew budget tricks and tips. I used to make a living advising brides on how to stick to their budgets and plan a glamorous wedding for less. But even the so called experts make mistakes. I knew better. Yet when it came to my wedding I found it hard to follow my own rules. [Read more…]

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