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Bailey Dobson's lost wedding dress

When Bailey’s wedding dress was accidentally donated to Goodwill four months before her wedding, Bailey was heartbroken. Her family, friends, community, and Goodwill worked together to find a solution. Read on to find out more! Stay with me: There is a happy ending. In August 2023, in the beautiful region of Northwest Arkansas—a land blessed … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 6: 2011 to 2024

orange bridesmaid's dress

In this last chapter, let’s look at what has trended for bridesmaids’ dresses as well as the predictions for next year’s trends. If you are a bride or a bridesmaid, read this series to determine which styles and colors appeal to you…and which don’t. Knowing this makes it easier for you to identify what you … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 5: 2000 to 2010

bride and her bridesmaids in shades of pink

AHA! We finally made it to this century! While brides still select the color scheme, let’s see how much freedom brides give their bridesmaids to wear what they want within that color scheme. Read on to find out more style trends! We started in 625 B.C. During the Roman Empire, bridesmaids were part of the … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 4: 1950-2000.

retro Barbie fashions

When America economically prospers, hemlines are raised! In the Roaring 20’s and the Baby Boom of the 1950s, America experienced a booming economy and shorter skirts. Think glamorous Barbie in the late 1950s and you catch the vibe. Read on to find out more! Although the Barbie doll didn’t debut at the American International Toy … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 3: 1905-1945

Edwardian groom and bride

When King Edward succeeded his mother, Queen Victoria, bridal fashions changed rapidly. In fact, in the first half of the 1900s, bridesmaids dresses changed more times than in the entire 1800s! Read on to find out more! In Part 2, we followed the all white dresses trend which slowly changed to bridesmaids’ dresses in colors. … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 2: The Victoria Era

wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Until 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, brides and bridemaids wore dresses in every concievable color and pattern. When the queen married her prince, she wore a beautiful white dress which set a whole new fashion trend that we still see today! Read on to find out how this trend came to be! In … Read more

Hilarious Epic Married Name Fails

shocked cat

Sometimes, real life is funnier than any situation comedy. Epic married name fails are a case in point! Read on to find out how getting married can have humorous side effects. (Besides, this is break from all the serious wedding planning you’re doing. Right? Right!) When two people with very interesting last names get married, … Read more

Learn to Make Wedding Lemonade

lemons and lemonade

With so many elements to plan for a wedding, there is almost always something that doesn’t go as perfectly as it was planned. Learning how to “adapt and overcome” any chellenge is a key to making a marriage successful in the long term. Read on to find out how one engaged couple made lemonade from … Read more