I'm both maid of honor AND best woman at my best friends' wedding

My friends Beth and Eric (formerly Beth and Katrina!) are getting married, and I'm both the maid of honor AND the best woman. Yeah. Even for somebody completely qualified to fulfill these roles, this is a daunting task, and I am probably one of the least qualified people to be given such an honor. Balancing both of these roles is challenging no matter how much I care for both of them. Especially when they come into conflict. Here's how I'm handling it…

Has the zombie wedding trend reached "peak zombie"?

A couple weeks ago, I was interviewed by a journalist writing for Yahoo Style about Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and his zombie-themed wedding photos. This is a great excuse to talk about the zombie wedding trend — and whether it's peaked.


Essential unplugged wedding tips from real couples who went device-free

Have you been down with the unplugged wedding concept yet? If you've ever wanted to avoid a thousand iPhones hovering in front of your highly paid pro photographer, you've likely considered it. The biggest reason, in our eyes, of asking guests to be nice and turn off the device is to make sure they're actually present. It's super easy to get tugged into tagging photos or liking others while you're trying to convey your love and commitment. We decided to follow up with some readers who chose to go unplugged to see how it all went. They shared unplugged wedding tips including some logistics, some successes, and one or two tiny regrets.


Watch 100 years of vintage ring styles in one short video

Mode's most recent 100 Years of Fashion video highlighting 100 years of vintage ring styles was pretty illuminating for those of us who are so used to seeing vintage rings that it's actually hard to remember from which era they originated. It might also make you realize how susceptible you might be to trends (I know I am!) AND why that's totally okay. Let's watch the vid and see what vintage ring styles are still popular today.