10 Mar

If only every workday involved dressing up and trying on handfuls of yummy diamonds, right? Jillian never got to go shopping for her own sparkler (although her hubs did a pretty good job on his own!). So, we teamed up with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and spent the day on a little ring shopping adventure. When you […]

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16 Jul

It’s been way too long since we’ve had East Side Bride over here to share some of her insightful views on wedding etiquette with us. This one is so pertinent, don’t you think? Dear ESB, My husband’s best friend just sent me this email asking for advice: S, I have talked to J a couple […]

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22 Feb

It’s always such a please to announce when something so great as releasing a first book, has happened to a dear friend. Alison Hotchkiss, Creative Director behind the design-savvy gang that makes up Alison Events just released a new book, All the Essentials Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Tool for Organizing Your Big Day. Since it’s […]

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23 Oct

But does anyone really tire of the guest list question? It’s something that seems to haunt even the most well organized bride-to-be. East Side Bride shares her take… OK–i know what I need to do, just not sure how to go about it. In brief: at my old job I was close with a group […]

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25 Jul

Leave it to Ms. East Side Bride to set matters straight. Especially when this happens between you and your BFF that just so happens to be planning her wedding right alongside yours. We’re siding with ESB on this one… you? Dear ESB, My best friend got engaged 6 weeks before I did. I feel that since she […]

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25 Apr

Oop, look who’s stopping by today! It’s our favorite wedding etiquette expert, Ms. East Side Bride. We’re betting that every lady shopping for her white dress has asked herself this same question. Dear ESB, I live in Brooklyn, NY. I am 30 years old and getting married in Sept of this year. I work in a […]

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27 Jan

Eeek. Sticky situation, best handled by our resident drama/etiquette expert East Side Bride. Dear ESB, I’ve been engaged for about a year. We set a date about, I think, 8 or so months ago and have been saving every penny to pay for our wedding. To our delight, every dating couple in my fiance’s family […]

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13 Jan

Oh hello, East Side Bride! We’ve missed you! We’re thrilled to have her back with a question about “THE DRESS”. Dear ESB, What are you thoughts on wearing my sister’s wedding dress to my wedding? I absolutely love hers, and it fits perfectly. My mom wore her sister’s (mainly because she was broke as a […]

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8 Dec

We have a super exciting giveaway today for you lovely ladies planning your weddings. Where do you start, right? Who do you turn to for questions not related to pretty decor and inspiration and such? (Obviously you turn to us for that!) You turn to Meg Keene and her new book A Practical Wedding, which […]

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22 Nov

Ack, this is not a good situation to be in, is it? Apparently it’s a common dilemma though. Sometimes when the reality of your wedding sets in, you change your mind. And you know what? That’s okay. Let’s see what East Side Bride says. ESB, We’ve run into an issue on the guest list…  When […]

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