A wedding brings families together, which is both wonderful and a little stressful. From Momzilla to an opinionated aunt, there are so many personalities to manage. Don’t let family dynamics get the best of you! Use these tips to smooth ruffled feathers and ensure everyone has a really great time.


How to Help Mom Find the Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride Dress

Wondering what the mother of the bride should wear on your big day? You want your mom or future mother-in-law to look and feel her best, so help her find the perfect dress with these shopping tips.

By Kim Forrest, February 21, 2020


9 Ways to Involve Loved Ones in an Elopement

The decision to elope means you're okay not being surrounded by loved ones as you and your partner exchange vows. But you may still want to think of how to involve your family in your elopement even if they're not physically present.

By Stephanie Weers, December 12, 2019


20 Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Parents That Will Win You Major Points

We get it, parents can be tough to shop for. These anniversary gifts for your parents are stylish, functional, and will definitely be appreciated.

By Jenn Sinrich, November 7, 2019


21 Cool Gift Ideas for Your Father-in-Law

Now that you're engaged, you've gained a whole new family. Looking for gift ideas for your father-in-law? Here are some of our favorite ideas.

By Christin Perry, November 5, 2019


20 Stepdad Gifts He'll Love (And Actually Use)

If you're on the hunt for the perfect stepdad gift, these are definitely worth a look. You'll find presents that are both unique and useful.

By Stephanie Weers, October 24, 2019


20 Gifts for Your Stepmom She'll Absolutely Love

Looking for a gift for your stepmom? From jewelry to artwork to personalized items, these are the perfect presents for your stepmother, no matter the occasion.

By Stephanie Weers, October 23, 2019


5 Things Your Parents Shouldn't Help With During Wedding Planning

While parents can be a major help in putting together your big day, there are some tasks they shouldn't touch.

By Lauren Rodrigue, October 8, 2019


How to Tell Your Parents You're Eloping

If you're planning to run away and get married, it's important to figure out how to tell your parents you're eloping to keep your family relationship strong.

By Jenn Sinrich, September 25, 2019


What Does the Father of the Bride Wear? The 8 Rules All Dads Should Follow

Whether you’re a bride helping her dad or gearing up to walk your daughter down the aisle, it time to answer that time-honored question: What does the father of the bride wear to the wedding?

By Kim Forrest, May 31, 2019


21 Truly Sweet Wedding Gift Ideas for Your Parents or Parents-in-Law

Giving a gift to your parents and in-laws on your wedding day is a lovely and thoughtful gesture. Here are a few of our favorite wedding gift ideas for your parents and parents-in-law.

By Lindsay Tigar, May 30, 2019


The 13 Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Your Mother-In-Law

Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law that are sure to get you in the running for son- or daughter-in-law of the year.

By Jenn Sinrich, April 30, 2019


How to Make Amends With an In-Law Before the Wedding

If you're on the outs with an in-law, here's how to patch things up well in advance of your special day.

By Jenn Sinrich, April 8, 2019


Does My Brother Have to be My Best Man?

Yes, he’s your brother - but does he have to be your best man, too? Not necessarily. Here are some other ways to include him in your big day.

By Jaimie Mackey, March 13, 2019


5 Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer When Meeting Your Partner’s Family for the First Time

Meeting your partner's family for the first time is a big deal. Here are the questions you should be ready to answer to start things off on the right foot.

By Lauren Rodrigue, December 18, 2018


How to Handle Going on Vacation with Your Future In-Laws Without Losing Your Mind

Taking a vacation with your in-laws can sound like a dream—or a nightmare, depending on your relationship. Here, experts share how to enjoy the trip.

By Jenn Sinrich, November 20, 2018


2019 Mother-of-the-Bride Trends for Cool Moms

Trying to figure out what to wear as a mother of the bride or groom? Check out these 2019 mother-of-the-bride trends so you can look beautiful on your kid's big day.

By Jacqueline Tynes, October 17, 2018