A wedding is a magical time, and getting ready with close friends and family for those few sweet hours before the main event contributes to the experience. Regardless of what nuptials you're planning, the bridal party will agree that quick and easy recipes to snack on are always welcome — along with a little Champagne, of course. We've got you covered with a few simple dishes that everyone's sure to enjoy, while the bride stays as stress-free as possible.
There's no sweeter moment in a wedding ceremony than when the flower girl and ring bearer walk down the aisle performing their all-important tasks. We love the idea of giving little girls something unexpected to accompany them on their grand entrance, be it a sign, a fairy wand, or even the newlyweds' beloved pet. Check out these adorable ideas to make the little members of the wedding party look and feel extra special.
Unless you plan on having a record-breaking number of bridesmaids, chances are you won't be able to include all your family and friends in your bridal party. But that's only one way you can get the gang in on the celebration. Including your loved ones in different aspects of the big day can be mutually beneficial: they will take pride in contributing to your wedding, and you can cut costs and stress with their help crossing off your to-dos. Just be sure you're taking their talents and interests into consideration and not just treating them as hired help. And maybe plan a fun postwedding get-together as a thank-you for the volunteers who made your wedding day possible. Here are some suggestions for ways to include your friends and family in your wedding.
From planning parties to buying gifts, your bridal party invests a lot of time, energy, and money to prepare for your wedding, so a nice way to thank them is with a small gift. You don't have to spend a ton of money — it just needs to be something meaningful, which shows you appreciate these lovely ladies and are happy they're involved in this special day. Here are five great bridal gift ideas.
Calling all bridesmaids, maids of honor, and mothers of the bride! The day of the wedding is sure to be an emotional, stressful time for the bride — and all people involved in the bridal party! — so make sure no one forgets to eat. After all, nobody should start drinking Champagne on an empty stomach! While you may not want a huge, sit down meal, it's nice to have a wide variety of healthy and tasty snacks. To learn how to create a wedding day snack pack, click the "Start" button.