Your wedding squad will be the evening’s VIPs, and deciding who makes the cut can be quite an undertaking. We’ve got tips and advice to help you pick your bridesmaids and groomsmen, nominate your maid of honor and best man, choose the best gifts to thank them for their help, and handle flower girls and ring bearers who get sudden stage fright once the music starts.
Wedding PartyThe History of Bridesmaids
From warding away evil spirits to catching shoes, the history of bridesmaids is full of surprising (and kind of scary!) traditions.
Wedding Party5 Signs Someone Should Be Your Bridesmaid
Selecting bridesmaids is an important step in planning your big day. Here are the top signs that you should include a family member or friend in your wedding party.
Wedding Party5 Signs Someone Should NOT Be Your Bridesmaid
If you're in the process of choosing your wedding party and worried someone will be a bad bridesmaid, here are the signs to look out for.
Wedding PartyHow to Ask Bridesmaids to Be in Your Wedding
Thinking about how to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding shouldn't be stressful. Here's how to pop the question to your hopefully-future 'maids.
Wedding PartyThe 8 Best Ways to Communicate with Your Wedding Party
It's essential that you're able to clearly communicate with your wedding party members to ensure a smooth planning process. Here are some options when it comes to how to make that happen.
Wedding PartyHow to Handle a "Maidzilla"
My sister is my matron of honor and she is a lot of help, but she has already staked out several “non-negotiables.” How do I keep her under control in a loving way?
Wedding PartyThe Junior Bridesmaid Questions Everyone Asks
If your ultimate bridesmaid squad includes a junior member, you likely have some questions about what the junior bridesmaid role entails. We’re here with answers!
Wedding PartyThe Indispensable Guide to Bridesmaid Gift Etiquette
Gifting your gals is an important way to thank them for all of their help leading up to you your big day. Here's our guide to making sure you follow good bridesmaid gift etiquette.
Wedding PartyWomen Who Are "Always the Bridesmaid" Share Tips on Saving
Being a bridesmaid on a budget can be difficult—especially if you're a newbie. Here, former bridesmaids share their tips to help you maintain your friendships and your wallet.
Wedding PartyGroomsman Expenses You Might Forget
As much as it’s an honor to be a groomsman, it can also be costly. The solution is simple: start saving now! Here are the expenses you might forget.
Wedding Party5 Things You Need to Do Before Firing a Groomsman
If one of your groomsman isn't pulling his weight, you might be inclined to show him the door. Here are five things to do before firing a groomsman.
Wedding PartyThe Maid of Honor Duties Checklist You Need to Bookmark ASAP
The list of maid honor duties and responsibilities is QUITE extensive — here's legit everything you need to know as a (first-time or veteran) maid of honor.
Wedding Party6 Acceptable Reasons to Pull Out of Being a Bridesmaid
There's a lot of responsibility that comes with being a bridesmaid. Here are some reasons why you might need to just say no to the role.
Wedding PartyHow to Propose to Your Bridesmaids, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Wondering how to propose to your bridesmaids? Just look to the stars. Check out your zodiac sign below for insight on a bride tribe proposal that feels right.
Wedding PartyHow Should You Propose to Your Bridesmaids?
Not sure how to ask pop the question to your leading ladies? Take this quiz to find out how exactly you should ask your bridesmaids.
Wedding Party11 Wedding Party Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Crew
What are the most popular wedding party gift ideas? Read on to find out the best gifts to help you thank your crew.