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Momzilla and wedding budgeting

Everyone warns you about Bridezilla, but no one tells you about how your mom will morph into Momzilla! My simple rule: If mom's payin', you need to listen to what she's sayin'.

For the longer answer, keep reading.

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Skip the drama when addressing wedding invitations

I can't handle addressing these wedding invitations.

Everyone says I should address it to "Mr. & Mrs. Man's-First-Name Man's-Last-Name" but it pisses me off — addresses like this completely blow past the female component of a relationship.

Any ideas for how to be true-to-self without trying to make an in-your-face statement?

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Wedding party gifts that don't suck

or the Offbeat Bride, you're looking for something meaningful, not just easy to purchase in a set of 6. The gifts you list don't ring true because they have nothing to do with the relationships between you and your bridal party. You've asked these people to stand with you as your closest community; a great way to dream up authentic gifts is to think with care about how you or your affianced knows each person — a funny joke you've shared, an interest that brought you together, a memory only your siblings know — and go from there. (If we learned anything from Lloyd Dobler, you don't give someone a pen!)