Jan. 28, 2013, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

What to Look for in a Wedding Website

TAGS: WEDDING WEBSITES, WEDDING RSVP TOOL, BRIDAL PARTY, ACCOMMODATIONS, REGISTRY, WIX, WEDDING BLOG, MAPS, ITINERARY


These days it's difficult to choose how to set up a wedding website. Almost every big wedding related site has a host of tools including a website feature. Some websites offered integrate with seating charts and RSVP and others offer a custom URL. Problem is, you might prefer a template from an entirely different website provider.




We're getting to the bottom of it. We interviewed the experts at Wix.com to get into the real nitty gritty of wedding websites and what you should look for when choosing a provider.


Top 4 Things to Look for When Choosing a Wedding Website


Jan. 23, 2013, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Renee Strauss of Brides of Beverly Hills Shares her Wedding Dress Shopping Secrets and 2013 Trends

TAGS: RENEE STRAUSS, ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH, WEDDING VENUES, BRIDAL FASHION SHOW, WEDDING INSPIRATION, BEACH VENUES, CALIFORNIA WEDDING VENUES


On February 10, 2013, you can mix and mingle with Renee Strauss and other wedding industry professionals at the St. Regis Monarch Beach bridal showcase. Watch the couture fashion show highlighting Renee's top trends for 2013 while you sip bubbly and enjoy delicious treats. RSVP (full details below) by February 7th for your complimentary ticket and to be entered to win your honeymoon at the The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico.


Renee Strauss of Brides of Beverly Hills


Check out Renee's top trends and tips for finding your wedding dress. We're thrilled to give you a sneak preview of the trends you'll drool over at the showcase.


Renee's Top Five Bridal Fashion Trends for 2013:


  1. COLOR & BLUSH WEDDING GOWNS

  2. Color is a huge bridal trend right now! Brides are really loving the "blush" tone that can be seen in many of the wedding dresses this year.


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Jan. 22, 2013, noon by SMARTBRIDE

Average Wedding Budget: How Does your Wedding Stack up?

TAGS: WEDDING DRESS, TUXEDO, INVITATIONS, FLOWERS, WEDDING CAKE, DECORATIONS, RENTALS, VENUE, PHOTOGRAPHER, FAVORS, DJ, ENTERTAINMENT, WEDDING BUDGET

Ever wondered how your wedding budget stacks up? Here's a quick look at what brides are expected to spend on their wedding dress, groom's attire, engagement ring, flowers, cakes, decorations and rentals, invitations, photography and more.



Infographic Courtesy of Wedding Crowd

Jan. 18, 2013, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Trash the Dress vs Fearless Bridal: Vote for your Favorites

TAGS: TRASH THE DRESS, FEARLESS BRIDAL, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, HONEYMOON PHOTOGRAPHY, BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDING PHOTO IDEAS



Are you having a Trash the Dress photo shoot? or planning a Fearless Bridal session?


We explore how the Trash the Dress theme is evolving in our semi-annual photo gallery on MSN.

Vote below on your favorite

(p.s. there are 3 separate votes!)

Jan. 14, 2013, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

INFOGRAPHIC: What type of bride are you?

TAGS: TRADITIONAL BRIDE, DIY WEDDING, WEDDING INFOGRAPHIC, BOHO BRIDE, TECHIE BRIDE, GLAM BRIDE