The New I Do
Hey there, bride-to-be! Now that you’re engaged (congrats!) it’s time to start planning a celebration that's romantic, dreamy, and totally you. When none of the cookie cutter details will do, find inspiration in our The New I Do, an all-inclusive guide to making a wedding that's as authentic and original as you. Scroll on to learn creative tips and tricks so non-traditional brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests can execute and attend the most unforgettable 2019 nuptials.
Leave the classic solitaire for your soon-to-be sister-in-law and let your friends keep their tried-and-true updos because you’re ready to think outside the box. Below, find that unexpected engagement ring, bombshell day-of style, reimagined wedding beauty, 'grammable decor inspo, and plenty of insider advice on how to seamlessly plan the extraordinary wedding of your dreams.
It's time to put a ring on it — and not just any ring. Think minimalist silhouettes, vintage-inspired settings, and non-traditional stones that won’t break the bank.
You deserve to feel like a princess on your big day but looking like one is just not your thing. Shop our curated collection of head-turning bridal outfits that fit your body and budget and go beyond the classic, white dress.
Will you go for a classic chignon? Effortless beach waves and a fingertip veil? Color outside the conventional lines with these glamorous ideas for hair, manicures, and more.
Salita Matthews Gold Belle Earrings ($140)and Genevieve Rose Atelier Isabella Silk Flower Hair Pins ($150)
Whether you're searching for unusual decor trends or imaginative, budget-friendly hacks, we've got expert advice to help you create a festive space that's skillfully designed, picture perfect, and totally memorable.
Need some personalized planning ideas on thoughtful gift buying and intimate honeymoon spots that are just off the beaten path? We've got you.
Galina High-Low Tea-Length Lace Plus Size Wedding Dress ($349) and Salita Matthews Silver Belle Earrings ($140)
Dresses (L-R): Azazie Amani Bridesmaid Dress ($109), DB Studio Scuba Crepe Sheath Dress with V-Back ($100), and Autograph Satin Slip Midi Dress ($96)
Shop playful dresses and trendy accessories that are anything but your typical bridesmaid. Discover trending bachelorette party destinations, and then get unique ideas from seasoned bridesmaids on how to travel smart and give a killer toast. Check, check, and check!
Sidestep the shapeless maxi and find day-of looks that are affordable, comfortable, and so fabulous that they’ll want to wear it over and over again.
It's the last fling before the wedding ring, so share this chapter with your wedding party. For those tasked with planning a long weekend to cut loose, relax, and celebrate — read on to really make it count by choosing an exotic destination and surprising activities.
Yumi Kim Bridal Floral Robes ($68+)
While being a bridesmaid is an honor, it's no simple task. Below, find easy-to-follow advice on planning the ultimate dress-shopping day, writing speeches that will have them cracking up and crying, and everything else to nail your honorary job.
Autograph Satin Slip Midi Dress ($96) and Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Patent Leather Pumps ($595)
Looking for even more wedding inspiration? Check out Brit + Co Classes to learn how to personalize your special day by channeling your creativity, checking some things off your to-do list, and staying within your budget.
You've sent your RSVPs and are ready to rock, so what's next? It's time to get prepared! We've got stand-out fashion ideas, etiquette dos and don'ts, useful money-saving tips, ideas for personalized, off-the-registry gifts.
Stop recycling the *same* wedding guest look year after year, and opt for unconventional silhouettes like jumpsuits, co-ords, and long-sleeved dresses.
Self-Portrait Asymmetric Floral Printed Dress ($445) and Yumi Kim Spin Me Around Silk Dress ($278)
How do you avoid blowing your budget with so many ceremonies to attend? Is it rude to ask for a plus one? Should you bring your little one along? We answer these questions and more so that you can master the guest game once and for all.
Skip the registry in favor of personalized gifts that your favorite couple will adore. Stand out from the rest of the wedding crowd with trendy items, hip gadgets, and even some creative DIYs.
Written and Styled By: Lindsey Graham-Jones and Zoey Washington
Set Design and Art Direction: Maddie Bachelder
Photographer: Brittany Griffin
Video: Alonna Morrison, Michael Sullivan, Ryan Shelley
Design Assets: Casey Callahan
Hair and Makeup: Misty Spinney
Models: Ashley Perlman, Anna Sun, Dana Soliman, Katie Markelz, Natasha Thomas, Ruth Aideyan
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