Rule number 1: Remember, your mother is only a temporary enemy. At times it may seem like your mother's desires are not aligned with yours, and that she has completely lost sight of the fact that this is your wedding...Read the rules for brides while planning a wedding.
In the old days, say, five years ago, here's how a bride-to-be might have gotten together with her best friends for a last fling: A few nights before her wedding day, they'd put on their high-heel sneakers and head out to party into the wee hours. These days, you can hire a planner for a customized bachelorette party.
When it comes time for the groom to hand out attendants' loot, he's flying without radar. Knowing the male species' innate fear of the shopping mall, overall impatience with social obligations, and proclivity for procrastination...read our Groom's Gift Guide.
Whether it's on a faraway tropical island, at a secluded wine country villa or at a seaside manse, weddings at signature private properties top the charts for couples tying the knot—and we're not just talking about the celebrity set. More about private estate weddings...