Meet Amal Clooney! George's New Wife Officially Changed Her Name

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In the past few weeks, British barrister Amal Alamuddin married George Clooney, made headlines for her Oscar de la Renta wedding dress, maybe (or maybe didn't) go on a honeymoon, and now she's back to work with a brand-new name!

Amal's London law firm, Doughty Street Chambers, now lists the Oxford-educated human rights advocate as Amal Clooney on its website. Armed with her new, Hollywood A-list surname, Amal is back on the job in a big way. She's currently in Greece advising the Prime Minister and other officials on how to reacquire the contested Elgin Marble artifacts.

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According to People, Amal will advise the Greek government on its "legal options," and is accompanied by a delegation of Doughty Street Chambers barristers led by Geoffrey Robertson, the human rights lawyer who successfully argued for the return of Tasmanian Aboriginal artifacts from Britain's Natural History Museum.

Her first big post-wedding assignment is notable not just for its timing, but also for the attention its bringing to Greece. "The media frenzy and uproar alone will be beneficial [for Greece]," a senior government official anonymously told People. "It will recast international attention on the case [of the Parthenon Marbles] and the injustice that has been done."

Ever the stylish career woman, she was pictured headed off to several meetings in Athens clad in a green-and-white dress and her diamond wedding band.

As for her new husband, he's been busy getting back to work, as well. George surprised legions of fans at a panel at New York Comic Con for his upcoming film, Tomorrowland.

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Watch This Adorable 5-Year-Old Boy Propose to Demi Lovato

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Move over, Wilmer Valderrama, there's another man trying to steal Demi Lovato's heart!

During her concert in Moline, Illinois a five-year-old boy named Grant proposed to the pop star on stage. How could she say no to that gesture?

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She posted a picture of the little popping the question with the caption: "Oh and by the way guys...... I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you to my future husband Grant... #CUTESTEVER #demiworldtour"

It all began when Grant attended the concert with his family and they brought a sign, presumably written by Grant, that said: "Demi, I have a ring for you."

See more: Watch Harry Styles Propose to a Fan

Naturally, the singer was intrigued and invited the boy on stage, at which point she said: "You are the cutest little boy ever."

When Demi asked to see the ring, the boy had forgotten it, but thankfully, his family swiftly passed it forward. She then said, "I think, because you're up here, we should make it official." She had to show him how to get down on one knee, which was even cuter than if he had done it outright. "Demi, will you marry me?" to which she squealed and said "I will," and then asked him to seal the betrothal with a kiss on the cheek.

Luckily, Grant's parents captured the special moment for everyone to see and posted a video of the proposal on YouTube (above). Alongside the video the boy's mother, Cassidy Burt, wrote: "Grant just turned 5, so we took him to see his (and our) favorite artist, Demi Lovato ... yet again!" She pulled him up on stage and he proposed to her! They are now happily 'engaged' & we are thrilled!" We're sure he is too. Sorry, Wimer, looks like this little one beat you to the punch.

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8 Cute Alternatives to the Ring Pillow

Traditionally, the ring bearer carries the couple's wedding bands down the aisle, and the rings are usually secured to a small pillow with ribbon (though, sometimes couples opt for faux rings, in case any mishap should occur!). But if you're looking for a unique idea that perhaps better complements your wedding style and aesthetic, then keep reading because we rounded up eight of our favorite cute and clever ring pillow alternatives.

Olive Wreath (above): A small wreath fashioned from olive branches is an elegant-yet-rustic idea.

Shell Ring Holder: This silver-plated keepsake from BHLDN is the perfect for a wedding ceremony by the sea.

Stack of Books: If you and your grooms are literary types, stack your favorite tomes and tie the rings with color-coordinating ribbon.

Compass: A vintage compass is an apt choice for a couple that loves to travel.

Embroidery Hoop: DIY brides, check this out: Turn a simple embroidery hoop (with your own stitched details) into a crafty ring holder.

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One Couple's Foggy Fall Wedding in Wisconsin

Though Jill Druschke and Jason James met and live in Los Angeles, the pair knew that a "destination" wedding in the bride's home state of Wisconsin would fit the bill. "It was the perfect combination of accessibility and a fun adventure for our friends," says Jill. So on October 5, 2013, 10 months after Jason proposed, the couple celebrated their wedding with 95 guests at Whistling Straits, a championship golf course at The American Club in Sheboygan, WI.

They made sure to bring some Los Angeles sensibility to their Midwestern celebration, topping the tables with a deep burgundy-and-pink color scheme and serving a locally sourced menu. Keep reading to see the details, photographed by m three studio.

"I wanted a dress that was simple and not overly bridal," says Jill. She ordered her dress from J.Crew on a whim, and it ended up being the perfect choice. She paired the sweetheart neckline with an Alexis Bittar necklace with a leaf design and Kate Spade pumps with gold glitter-covered heels.

"My grandmother gave me a blue embroidered handkerchief from the '40s to carry in my pocket. It was my something old, new, borrowed and blue!" says the bride.

Jill's bouquet featured deep burgundy dahlias and white ranunculus. Jason paired his blue suit with a pink and burgundy tie and a dahlia boutonniere.

A little drizzle couldn't stop the bride and her father from getting down the aisle. Jason and Jill wrote their own vows, and a family friend who is a judge performed the ceremony.

The couple didn't have a ring bearer because they were worried their three-year-old nephew would be too young, but they gave him a very important job: blowing bubbles with his bubble gun after the first kiss!

Jill and a friend made the DIY place cards, embossing bride and groom, heart, and champagne glass designs.

The wedding party sat at a long table decorated with vines and clusters of pink and burgundy roses, ranunculus, and dahlias.

Guests' tables featured small square vases filled with pink and burgundy blooms, lit with floating candles. The couple chose a seasonal dinner of local walleye, strip steak, and chicken marsala. Instead of a signature cocktail, the bride and groom served something their California friends had never seen before: New Glarus Spotted Cow beer, a brew that's only available in Wisconsin.

The venue's specialty sponge cake, layered with lemon cheesecake, was topped with pink and burgundy dahlias and roses.

After a first dance to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Wedding Song," Jill and her dad took the floor for their father-daughter dance. Halfway through a sentimental tune, the DJ scratched the music, the bride and her dad pulled out microphones, and their entire family lip-synched "Dancing Queen" by ABBA. "It was just like when we were little kids," Jill says.

Jill and Jason hope couples remember the most important part of the day: that you'll be married when it's over. "Make sure to enjoy the day with the people you love," she says.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Whistling Straits || Wedding Planner: Trina Moynihan of The American Club || Bride's Wedding Dress: J.Crew || Shoes: Kate Spade || Jewelry: Alexis Bittar || Hair: Kohler Waters Spa at the American Club || Makeup: Jennifer Kessler of Natural Radiance || Groom's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Jewels by Joe || Florist: The American Club || Invitations & Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas, Paper Source, DIY by the bride || Music: Scott Thomas of Sweet Sounds of Music || Catering & Cake: The American Club || Favors: Beerntsen's Confectionary || Photography: m three studio

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5 Easy Ways to Slim Down Before Your Wedding

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Finding the time to get to the gym every other day while planning one of the biggest moments of your life is nearly impossible. In-home workouts cut down on the travel time and keep you closer to home (where you might be needed), but even that takes away from the energy you will need for tastings, fittings, and a whole host of other meetings before your wedding day rolls around. Well we have ways to slim down with little to no effort and guess what? Some of them actually involve buying food! We tapped world-renowned fitness expert Nicole Winhoffer for tips on how you can look your best on your big day.

Add these foods into your diet to aid in the slimming down process.
Artichokes, avocados, eggs, pickles, and raspberries can help the weight fall off, but those aren't all. Winhoffer suggests, "Asparagus as it is a natural diuretic steamed with no oil or sauce; hot water and lemon as that combination cleanses your digestive track and eases bloating; puréed broccoli soups which you can eat before a meal to fill you up — boil the broccoli in water, hand blend, and add hot sauce for flavor.

Get in three meals a day when you are looking to lose weight and keep it off.
"I believe 3 meals a day suffices," states Winhoffer. She continues, "You should eat carbs before noon, as your body will burn more fat if you cut glucose calories. Working out after you eat the carbs is definitely the best choice as carbs give your body energy. You should stop eating after 7 p.m. it will be hard but with this discipline, you will see quick results."

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A healthy diet doesn't mean much without exercise.
It is definitely hard to combine both healthy eating with frequent gym sessions, but they go hand-in-hand. Winhoffer states, "Sweating keeps skin glowing, releases toxins, regulates horomones, gets you in touch with your sensuality, connects your muscles, and keeps skin tight. Women must workout to feel their bodies for this important day!" We couldn't agree more!

High-energy workouts that make you feel powerful and pinpoint the areas you would like to work on are the ones to go for.
"My workouts are efficient, to the point, target problem areas, use all muscles all the time, and are sexy," expresses Winhoffer. "When I work out, I teach women to feel their bodies. That's how women become more beautiful ... When they are in touch with their deepest selves. Killer music, new moves, no stopping, cardio, and toning always." With notable clients including Madonna, Stella McCartney, and Mya, we'd say that Winhoffer's routines are definitely top-notch and effective!

See More: How Real Couples Got Fit for Their Wedding Day

Exercise and meditation are crucial leading up to your big day.
Managing your stress throughout the wedding planning process is one of the most difficult things to do and it can seem nearly impossible. "Calm your mind by working out," suggests Winhoffer. "This action, brings you to the present moment. Thinking gets in the way. Secondly, meditate every morning. Feel your skin, breathe, and bring your utmost focus to your breath. It's essential!"

Having a friend or family member as a partner to help you stay on track isn't as important as building out a monthly calendar and figuring out when you will be exercising ahead of time.
"When it comes to a workout ally, it depends who it is!"Winhoffer declares. "Sometimes having a buddy helps because you have a responsibility to answer to them, but they have to be motivating, positive, and cannot drag you down in the slightest. Creating a monthly schedule and planning what days you will work out, where, and how will lead you in the right direction."

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The 5 Friends Every Bachelorette Party Needs

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While the definition of the "perfect bachelorette party" may vary greatly from bride to bride, everyone can agree that the most important ingredient is a great group of friends to help you celebrate. If you're starting to think about your own bridal bash, keep in mind this very important list of the five friends every bachelorette party needs.

The Shutterbug
If it wasn't photographed, it didn't happen, right? Well... no, but this pal seems to think so. While you might find her snap-happy ways annoying at times, in the end you'll be grateful to have a collection of photos from one of your most beloved wedding events. Just one little disclaimer: Make sure she knows what you'd like kept off social media well in advance of the party.

The Party Starter
No bachelorette party is complete without one firecracker to spice things up. This friend loves to crank up the tunes, pour everyone a drink and make sure the mood is festive (all necessary ingredients for a successful bash).

See More: 5 Tips for Throwing an Awesome Bachelorette Party

The Fearless One
You know the friend — she's the one who's never afraid to approach a group of strangers, get an upgraded seat on an airplane or politely inquire about an on-the-house bottle of bubbly for the blushing bride. In short, she's never afraid to ask for what she wants and she's the perfect girl to have by your side as you soak up your celebrations.

The Mom
A fourth round of body shots with that rowdy bachelor party always seems like a good idea at the time, but alas ... it's usually not. Make sure there's at least one levelheaded friend in your corner that knows when it's time to shut the party down.

The Planner
It's a harsh reality, but bachelorette parties don't plan themselves. Enter, The Planner. This friend is Type A in the very best way. She's never met a to-do list she didn't like, and loves to organize down to the smallest of details. While she may not get all the glory she deserves, the party wouldn't go on without her — which kind of makes her the most important pal of all!

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Don't Need Extra Presents? Here Are 3 Registry Alternatives

If you and your future husband are already living together, or received a ton of home goods from your engagement parties and showers, you likely are considering not registering for wedding gifts. And that's perfectly fine! Not every couple is comfortable registering for wedding presents, and not everyone needs or wants tangible items. Alternatives, like the following, can fulfill your wishes, can help your guests with gift selection, and may even spread your happiness in unexpected directions.

Charitable gifts: Couples who don't want gifts might steer guests to special charities and nonprofit services. Give close family and friends a list of the causes and contact information you consider worthwhile and ask them to inform other guests. Established charities will notify you of donations made in your name. Keep in mind that some people may prefer to give more traditional gifts regardless, so be gracious if this does occur.

Financial registries:,/strong> Check with your bank or investment house about financial gifts; some now have registries for savings accounts, stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles. There are even registries for couples who are saving for down payments on houses or automobiles. One caveat: If you want monetary gifts, let your family and friends tell others. Don't initiate discussions about your desire for funds or imply that money matters most to you.

Honeymoon registries: You've probably heard about this one; it's becoming a wildly popular option. Now available through many travel companies and agents and on individual websites like honeyfund.com, these registries allow guests to contribute to a couple's honeymoon-trip fund. Just be sure you work with a reputable company and that they have a system for advising you of each person's gift.

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Wedding Beauty Countdown: Get Picture-Perfect Nails in No Time

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Whether you have two months, 30 days, or one week, we'll get you gorgeous in time for your wedding! We recently revealed how to get wedding-ready hair by the time you say "I do", but now we're tackling your bridal manicure. Follow this guide, filled with pro tips, to get the prettiest fingertips by the time you step foot down the aisle.

At 60 Days: Grow Strong Nails
Your engagement-ring selfie was just the beginning. For picture-perfect digits on the big day, try these tips.

Dial up your diet: If you boost key vitamins and minerals at least two months out, you'll see a difference, says Today nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer. Lean protein is crucial, as is iron (found in dried fruit, turkey, and spinach), zinc (nuts, Greek yogurt), and biotin (wheat bran, salmon, avocados).

Take a gel time-out: No question, a gel mani (the shin! the chip resistance!) is a brilliant choice for your wedding. But in the run-up, give your nails a breather. "If gel isn't removed correctly, it can leave ridges that take ages to grow out," says Nadine Abramcyk, of New York's Ten Over Ten salon.

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Go easy on the buffing: "You can buff every so often to smooth ridges," says Lisa Logan, nail artist to stars like Beyoncé and Queen Latifah. "But doing it too much can thin nails."

At 30 Days: Find Your Perfect Nude
Bring your makeup bag and add some scotch tape to your next mani. "Grab some nudes that most closely match your foundation," says Gina Carney, founder of nail brand RGB. "Then apply a piece of tape to each nail and paint a different shade on each one." Step outside and view your options in the daylight.

Try classics: Estée Lauder's Nudite is universally flattering, says Julie Kandalec, of NYC's Paintbox salon. Also gorge: Essie's Maemoiselle for fair skin and Zoya's Flynn for darker tones.

Skip opaque and skew sheer instead: Color isn't the only variable in finding a pretty nude. "An opaque shade is less forgiving, while a semi-opaque glides into the cuticle more softly," says Kandalec.

At 7 Days: Act like a Model
In the home stretch, you have to protect those mitts! Professional hand models tell you how.

Dunk 'em: To deep-clean your nails, Ellen Sirot (a.k.a. the "supermodel of hands") recommends soaking in a 50/50 mix of water and white-wine vinegar for a few minutes. If your nails have yellowed from too much red or dark lacquer, a dip in denture cleaner — no joke! — can lighten the unsightly stains.

Soften up: Sirot suggests exfoliating hands with a DIY scrub of olive oil and sugar (1/4 teaspoon each). Mix together, massage in, and leave on for two minutes. After rinsing, pat dry and apply hand cream to still-damp skin.

Factor in some down time: It can take lacquer 15 minutes to harden into its smudge-proof best, so plan ahead. Get your nails done the day before your wedding, and block out as much drying time as possible. "If there's any way to just sit still, do it. There are a ton of quick-dry products, but the only way to really let polish harden is to take the time," says hand model Ashly Covington. So hands off that phone!

Read more: Wedding Beauty Countdown: Get Picture-Perfect Nails in No Time

You'll Never Guess What Russell Brand Said About Being Married to Katy Perry

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He speaks! Russell Brand opened up about marriage to Katy Perry on The Today Show this morning in a way he never has before. During an interview with Matt Lauer the comedian dished that he actually "loved" being married to Katy Perry for the 14 months that they remained hitched.

"I really enjoyed it," Brand said of the "Dark Horse" songstress. "Katy Perry is an amazing person."

And while he enjoyed their time together, he admits it wasn't always perfect and that real life got in the way. "What happened was after you get married, like anyone who's been married or come out of a relationship, you obviously have a lot of expectations," Brand added about their split post 2010 nuptials. "And if those expectations don't work out, then it's probably time to grow a big beard and walk around in pajamas. That's my advice."

After documenting the lead up to their divorce in her documentary Part of Me, Katy Perry, for her part too, has been quite vocal about her split from the British funnyman.

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"Now I know — first and foremost, self-love, and then give love away," she recently told Rolling Stone. "Back then it was mostly just me giving love away with no self-love. I went through my 'return of Saturn,' is what they call it."

Though it ended, it seems like they learned a lot of important lessons from their relationship. They don't seem to be doing to shabby, either. Brand is busy promoting his new book Revolution, and Katy Perry was just named this year's Superbowl Halftime performer.

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Is 'N Sync Reuniting at Lance Bass's Wedding?

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Lance Bass is ready to say "I do" — and not just to his fiancé Michael Turchin! Bass and Turchin are working on planning their dream wedding, but the former boybander is scheming up another important event to take place during his nuptials: an 'N Sync reunion!

That's right, the groom-to-be is checking everything off his to-do list, from their attire to the guest list, and now, the music. In June, Bass told ABC News that Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and JC Chasez would all be in attendance at the ceremony and reception. "I don't think anything will be planned, but the guys better be there, if not I'll kick their a**," he said. "We are all musicians. There will be a stage, there will be a band, so I'm sure if you see that on stage, people are going to be popping up and doing whatever they want to do, that will be open mic for anyone else."

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He may have been unsure about a special performance months ago, but in recent days it seems Bass has locked down his former bandmates for a special reunion. E! News reports that Bass says there will be "tons of amazing, secret performances" on his big day.

When it comes to the rest of Bass and Turchin's planning, they're dealing with many of the same challenges couples often face. One particularly tricky problem to tackle? The guest list. Their initial invite list came in at a whopping 600 people, but the grooms quickly learned they had to cut it in half.

"It's so hard, we're still getting it down," Bass said. "I've already had people emailing me really upset that they didn't get an invite, and no one has gotten an invite yet. There's going to be a lot of drama with this list, that's for sure."

At least the members of 'N Sync known their invites are secure!

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Your Weekly Wedding Horoscope: October 13, 2014

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Even if communication issues threaten to derail your wedding plans this week, fear not, because balance will soon be restored. Astrologer Ally Mead from SassyPsychic.com breaks it all down for you in her horoscopes below.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
With Mercury still retrograde in your relationship sector, what you say is extremely important now. If your weddings plans depend on sharing the load, do double and triple check every detail you personally nail down, including travel plans, and communicate them as calmly and clearly as you can to your partner. So much can be lost with an offhand comment. Don't let that loss be yours.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
With Saturn opposing your Sun and solidifying your relationship sector, moving toward greater commitment is part of your birthright. Just make sure you don't get so caught up in the whole planning process that you forget to have fun with your partner. Leave the heavy wedding stuff behind for a night and remember why you fell in love in the first place.

See More: 10 Things Only Bridesmaids Understand

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Since your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde in fellow air sign Libra, you may be feeling a little under the weather or just off somewhat. Your big day is very important but so is your health. Get some additional sleep, drink plenty of water and eat your fruits and veggies, of course. What may seem like over the top self care at other times is simply smart now.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Transformative Pluto is traveling through your house of marriage now, and so much is changing. As you move from engaged to hitched, be sure to bring your important allies along for the ride. From close family to lifelong besties, co-workers and even Pilates buddies, you'll want to avoid the toxic and embrace those friends that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. After all, they're the ones that will keep you sane and remind you of the true meaning of marriage throughout the wedding planning madness.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Jupiter in your sign, on a bad day, can give you a little more confidence than others can handle. But it can also make you incredibly lucky. You may find that booking your favorite band or adding another dozen flower arrangements happens with the greatest of ease as long as this expansive planet is on your side. Just be certain to share that magnanimous mood with others.

See More: 40 Adorable Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
With powerhouse Pluto currently moving through your house of romance, family and fun, you're craving fresh ways to make your nuptials deeper and more meaningful across the board. Good thing this planet's got your back. Be a little less controlling as you embrace the sometimes-messy nature of love, family and friends.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Your sign is known for its ability to balance in extreme circumstances. This month, as Mercury retrograde gets sandwiched between two eclipses, you'll need all the help you can get. Idiosyncratic Uranus in your relationship sector shows that the more you can love yourself, flaws and all, the more you'll keep that balance steady and radiate good will as the beautiful bride you are.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Whimsical Jupiter, planet of luck, is forming a difficult aspect to your Sun now. It's such a beneficent force though, so not to worry. As it opens up your travel sector, you might find yourself a bit obsessed with planning the honeymoon. Do you want to spend your vacay lounging on an exotic beach with your honey or going the active route, with hikes and hot cocoa in the mountains?

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Assertive Mars has been making its way through your sign as of late, giving you a big burst of energy for all things wedding planning. Getting up early presents no problems at all, and you might even discover that you don't need caffeine to complete the tasks on your to-do list. If you're having trouble sleeping, try a little hot milk or meditation to bring on the zzz's and sweet dreams.

See More: An Unexpected Wedding Color Palette: Desert Neutrals

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
With loving Venus forming a difficult aspect to your sign now, you may find that things don't always go according to plan, particularly when it comes to your wedding. Remembering why you fell for your fiancé will connect you to the beautiful life you'll share, rather than the stress of caterers, photographers and florists.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Mars will spend this month bolstering your sign and giving you some additional fire in your belly. Though some may want to test your perseverance, you're not to be denied. If you want a certain bridesmaid dress, you'll travel to the ends of the earth to find it, with a smile on your face. Getting the details right is what makes you happy.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Taskmaster Saturn is illuminating the area of your chart that needs to learn new lessons, which sometimes come the hard way. Though you can be sensitive at times, try not to take it personally if your childhood best friend can't make your special day or if your favorite uncle comes down with a cold. With Mercury still retrograde for another week, accidents are bound to happen. Handling them with grace is all you can do.

Read more: Your Weekly Wedding Horoscope: October 13, 2014

3 Tips to Look Perfect in Your Wedding Pictures

Raquel Kelley is an E! Fashion Police producer & wedding blogger living in Los Angeles. While going through the wedding process herself, she felt it was only fair to share with other brides what really happens on the road to the altar. She launched her blog I Guess I Do as an inspirational, yet humorous and realistic take on the world of weddings. It may not be roses, but it will always be true. It's the "Stories Behind The Pretty Pictures."

I know Carly Simon, I know — "You're so vain," but don't we all want to look our absolute best for our wedding pictures? Lord knows we may probably never diet like this again, this could be as good as it gets!

Here are three little tips and tricks to have you looking your best:

1. Because eye said so.
When it comes to wedding makeup, it's easy to go overboard and look like a completely different person. While walking down the aisle, you still want your husband to recognize you. On the big day, the goal should be to look like a 'better version' of yourself.

My biggest trick to achieve this look is with the eyes. False eyelashes should be numero uno on your list. They totally transform the eye and make them pop in pictures. But instead of using the adhesive strips, have someone apply individual lashes instead.

So if one falls off, no big deal, instead of the entire strip popping off. I've lost years off my life due to the anxiety of worrying if my eyelash strips were on straight. No dude likes a girl at the club with the wonky eye.

2. Test before you tan.
Oh, the spray tan — how it can go awry. Yes they may make you look instantly thinner, but only if done right. First off, if you've never had a spray tan before, do not let your first time be the day of your wedding. We can all remember Ross from Friends, "I'm an eight!"

Tans aren't for everyone, but if you want some extra color before the big day, make sure you test it out weeks beforehand. Get a sense of when you like your color best. Lots of times its two to three days after the spray, once the color has had time to settle, which means get the spray a couple days before the wedding.

See More: Follow These Expert Tips to Ensure Picture-Perfect Wedding Photos

Also, be weary of the weather. Once an entire bridal party all got spray tans together, but then walked out only to find it was raining. Rain washes away lots of things, including random parts of your fresh spray tan. So if there is even the slightest chance of rain, bring an umbrella and some long sleeves. The goal is to look lovely not like you have leprosy.

3. Bouquet away from the boobs.
Okay, so this is the most important one yet. My wedding planner kept stressing to everyone to hold their bouquets down by their belly buttons.

With all of the nerves, your first inclination is to hold flowers how you normally would, above your waist. But that's the problem, then no one sees your waist — the smallest part of your body. (Lord knows, we love the waist...)

So in order to show off your entire figure and not block the entire front of your dress, when it comes to flowers think belly buttons and not boobs! You'll notice a major difference in how much slimmer you look in your ceremony pictures just by making that adjustment. If only it were always that easy!

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Find Out What Lauren Conrad Said About Married Life!

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Newlyweds Lauren Conrad and William Tell are back from their idyllic Italian honeymoon, and they're still every bit the happy couple they were at their romantic Sept. 14 wedding in Santa Ynez, California.

How do we know? The duo stepped out for their first post-wedding event on Saturday at the 5th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades, California, and were all too happy to gush about their newly-minted union.

"It doesn't feel too different — we felt married before we were actually married," Conrad told Us Weekly of married life. In an all-too cute nod to her Rifle Paper Co.-designed wedding invitations, she wore a floral-printed top for the event from the collaboration she designed with the stationery company through her clothing line, Paper Crown.

See more: 15 New Things We Learned About Lauren Conrad's Wedding

Conrad also dished a bit on their honeymoon, from which she shared plenty of Instagrams. "We did Sicily in Italy and then Santorini in Greece," she said. "I think our favorite part about Sicily was the food. We just had amazing meals everywhere. We rented a car and drove around, it was a beautiful place."

As for Tell's comments on love and marriage? He's already enjoying one visible perk of being a husband. "I could get used to this," the law school grad and former musician (he was a member of the band Something Corporate) said as he pointed to his wedding ring.

It looks like the pair's marriage is off to the right start!

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Front Row at Bridal Fashion Week: The Best Looks from Day Four

Runway Report, Best Looks Day 4

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Bridal Fashion Week kicked off in New York City! Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Amsale, and more will debut their latest wedding dress collections, and Brides Fashion Director Rachel Leonard will be in the front row for every single show. As part of an ongoing fashion week series, Rachel will spotlight her favorite looks from the day to give our readers insider access to the wedding world's most gorgeous gowns. Inbal Dror, Ivy & Aster, Jenny Lee, and Austin Scarlett were some of the standout shows from day four. Here are Rachel's favorite looks from each collection.

Inbal Dror: Filled sexy yet classic looks, it's no surprise why this was one of the best shows of the day. With off-the-shoulder sleeves and a delicate fringed skirt, this strapless beaded wedding dress is perfect for a glam Gatsby-inspired affair.

Ivy & Aster: The latest collection Ivy & Aster featured boho-cool styles fit for the modern day bride like this pretty, lace-and-tulle A-line wedding dress.

Jenny Lee: While they may seem like contradictory styles, Jenny Lee expertly blended structured corset tops with soft, flowing skirts. The result? Light and airy wedding dress with a ton of style.

Austin Scarlett: Inspired by Gone with the Wind, the latest wedding dresses from Austin Scarlett brought the drama. Flattering silhouettes, expertly-layered details, and just a few perfectly-embellished dresses were shown. This ball gown, complete with a V-neckline and asymmetrical layered skirt, offers elegance and formality all in one.

For more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week, follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google +.

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In Season Now: 9 Non-Cheesy Ways to Use Pumpkins as Wedding Décor

If you're having a fall wedding, then you're probably on the hunt for creative ways to incorporate some autumn-inspired elements into your celebration. One fun and affordable way is to work in some fresh pumpkins into your wedding décor (restraint is key, though, or else you risk veering into Halloween territory). To get you inspired, we've rounded up some of our favorite ways to incorporate these decorative gourds into your fall celebration.

Ceremony Backdrop (above): This couple had the clever idea to repurpose rustic wooden ladders to create a fall-focused ceremony altar.

Ceremony Aisle: Lining the aisle with fresh pumpkins is a simple yet striking way to dress up the ceremony site.

Bar Menu: A swipe of chalkboard paint transforms a pumpkin into a creative menu to display at the bar.

Simple Escort-Card Display: For a simple DIY escort-card display, pin a tag printed with each guest's name and table number to a miniature pumpkin and arrange them in alphabetical order.

Place Setting: At the reception, you could also display a mini pumpkin at each place setting.

Carved Table Number: For an easy DIY project, carve out the table-number numerals on individual pumpkins and display them in the center of each reception table.

Modern Table Number: For a more modern look, purchase metal house numbers from your local hardware store and affix them to clean, white pumpkins.

Reception Centerpiece: Ask your florist to use pumpkins as the vessels for your table centerpieces.

Wedding Cake: Top off your dessert with a pair of mini pumpkins carved with "Mr." and "Mrs."

Special thanks to Sean Nestlerode at Torchio Nursery in San Francisco for his help with our "In Season Now" flower series!

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A Preppy Wedding on the Boardwalk in Delaware

Rachael Pearce and Adam Meeks have loved the beach since the beginning. The Maryland natives have known one another since they were kids, and ran in the same circles as they grew up. But it wasn't until the summer of 2007 that they had their first date. "Fittingly, it was a day on the beach," remembers Rachael. Nearly five years later, after four years of long-distance dating, Adam drove from Baltimore to New York, where Rachael was getting her masters' degree, and took her to the North Fork of Long Island for a mini-vacation. "We picnicked on lobster rolls, toured the vineyards, and stayed at a cozy bed and breakfast," Rachael says. On a foggy afternoon, Adam took Rachael to an empty beach and asked her to be his wife. "It was intimate, natural, and romantic. It perfectly represented our relationship," says the bride.

The couple headed back to the beach for their wedding on June 1, 2013. "I grew up spending summers in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware," says Rachael, "and thankfully Adam fell in love with it, too. It was the perfect place to blend old memories with new ones." So the pair tapped Easton Events to design the coastal 'do, and brought in Patricia Lyons to photograph every moment.

Read on to see how they brought their seaside inspiration to life!

The invitation suite combined navy and mint green with a boardwalk theme, including a lighthouse motif and wave-inspired liners.

Rachael kept her look fresh and simple with a strapless silk gown by Amsale. "I loved the oversized bow on the back," she says. She paired her gown with a bouquet of blush and ivory peonies and garden roses, and carried her maternal grandmother's handkerchief and paternal grandmother's pearl necklace. Her diamond and pearl earrings were a wedding-day gift from Adam.

"My bridesmaids' seersucker dresses were the inspiration for our entire wedding," says Rachael. "They were light, beachy, and flirty, but still classic and chic." The seven 'maids included Rachael's sister, Devon, who loaned the bride her own veil for the big day.

The mint green-and-blue ceremony programs included a page describing Rachael's something old (her grandmothers' handkerchief and necklace), something new (her dress), something borrowed (her sister's veil), and something blue (the initials and wedding date embroidered inside her gown).

"My nephew, Beau, was the ring bearer," says Rachael. "He wore a sports coat to match the groomsmen, and carried a 'Here Comes the Bride' flag." After lots of practice, Beau did a great job, using the full-sprint style to get down the aisle to his dad, a groomsman.

The altar at Westminster Presbyterian Church was decorated with two arrangements of honeysuckle, peonies, and roses in vibrant green and blush.

After the ceremony, Rachael, Adam, and their wedding party headed to the beach in Rehoboth for photos while their guests were shuttled to The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens.

Escort cards were displayed during cocktail hour on a wooden table topped with bud vases full of gardenias.

As guests sipped the couple's signature mojitos, they played corn hole on a custom set featuring a lighthouse design and seersucker stripes. "My family loves to play, and we wanted to give our guests something fun to do while we were taking pictures," says the bride.

Inside the clubhouse, tables were topped with arrangements in blush, pin, apricot, mint green, and cream. Centerpieces combined hydrangeas, roses, honeysuckle, and viburnum berries and were lit with candles in rock salt votive holders. Rachael and Adam's chairs were decorated with white roses, greenery, and ribbons.

There was no shortage of sweets at Rachael and Adam's reception. They served lemon cake, filled with fresh strawberries and topped with peonies and garden roses, as well as a spread of cupcakes, mini key lime pies, cake pops, and strawberry shortcake parfaits. "The desserts at the tasting were so good, we couldn't pick just two. So we had them all!" says Rachael.

The guest book was Adam's DIY project. He attached envelopes to the pages of an album, then asked guests to leave a note and seal it with a monogrammed sticker. "After our honeymoon in Greece, we took a picnic to the park to read all the notes," says Rachael. "It was so fun getting to relive the night and read our favorite people's memories, advice, and love notes!"

Ceremony Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church || Reception Venue: The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens || Wedding Planner: Easton Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Amsale || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Hair & Makeup: Lora Kelley || Bridesmaids' Dresses: LulaKate || Groom's Attire: John Varvatos || Wedding Bands: Kuhn's Jewelers || Floral Design: Beehive Events || Invitations & Paper Goods: Cheree Berry Paper || Music: Attraction || Catering: The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens || Cake: Cake Art || Rentals: Festive Fare || Videography: Blue Sky Films || Photography: Patricia Lyons Photography

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Country Singer Jerrod Neimann Is Married! Get the Wedding Details

Jerrod Neiman Married

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Country star Jerrod Niemann married girlfriend Morgan Petek in Puerto Rico yesterday. The "Drink to That All Night" singer said "I do" to his longtime love on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at sunset from atop the historic Spanish fort Castillo de San Cristóbal.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the world has in store for us as a married couple," Niemann told People.

The country couple hosted 100 guests at their destination wedding and opted for an alternative registry. In lieu of gifts, the brand-new Mr. and Mrs. asked guests to donate to charity.

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Niemann and Petek have been engaged since last October. The singer popped the question during a trip to New Orleans, although, his elaborate plan didn't go exactly as planned. When he brought Petek to ride in a horse and carriage, asking if she'd take one for a spin, she apparently wasn't as gung-ho as he'd imagined.

"We were walking over to Jackson Square, and we turn the corner and see, like, 13 carriages just waiting for someone to rent them," the country star told People post-proposal. "So I'm like, 'Hey, you want to take a ride?' She's like, 'Nah. Horses are supposed to be in pastures, not walking the streets of New Orleans!' I just thought, 'Oh, crap!' I was literally frantic."

Luckily, he's a quick thinker: "We walked over to this statue in Jackson Square, and I just turned to these ladies and said, 'Would you be kind enough to take our picture? I think we might be getting engaged,'" Neimann recounted. "Morgan was like, 'What?' Then I took out the ring. Morgan was crying; the ladies were crying ... It was a cool moment." It sounds like it!

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4 Things to Remember If You Let Your Bridesmaids Pick Their Own Dresses

Many brides are letting their bridesmaids choose their own dresses. The girls are usually thrilled — no more wedging yourself into something definitely not designed for your body type just to make your best friend happy about her wedding photos. Letting your bridesmaids choose something that flatters their own form and features can make you a very, very popular bride.

With that in mind, it's also important to remember the bride is supposed to be the central focus in all the wedding pictures, especially during the ceremony. There are some pitfalls to watch out for if you decide to go the variety of dresses route so that it doesn't look like a random collection of friends standing up on the altar. Brides can create unity in their wedding party's appearance by giving their bridesmaids matching jewelry to wear, and with special hair ornaments or flowers. Or even by gifting matching shoes. But if the bridesmaids are all choosing their own dresses, there are some parameters to consider and guidelines you might want to use:

1. Be specific about dress length — while they don't have to be exactly the same, it looks weird when you have a few girls in knee length dresses and one in floor length. Tell them a specific length range from which you want them to choose.

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2. Some dress shops and bridal designers offer a variety of styles available in a palette of colors. You can choose a few specific styles — and pre-designate the exact color — and then let each bridesmaid choose what is most flattering on her.

3. It's popular to offer the girls a color palette to choose from that matches the wedding's color theme — "seaglass colors," for example. Even with that guidance, it's a good idea to give them some swatches to have as example of what you specifically have in mind. Otherwise, what you called "aqua" in your email could turn out to be a teal dress your girlfriend thought was aqua-enough.

4. Be specific about what kind of shoes you'd like your bridesmaids to wear with their dress selections. Especially if their feet will be visible. One bridesmaid in flat sandals standing next to another in platform stilettos with ankle straps just looks weird. And stands out.

Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007.

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3 In-Law Horror Stories You Have to Read to Believe

In Law Horror Stories

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If you've ever seen Monster-In-Law — the movie starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, in which the elder actress commits acts so atrocious against her soon-to-be daughter-in-law you can't help but be hysterically horrified — then you might think that these stories from brides were ripped straight from the script. But they weren't — these things actually happened. So grab some popcorn, and thank your lucky stars these tales (hopefully) aren't yours.

"My mother-in-law wore white to my wedding."
Only the bride should wear white on her wedding day, right? Wrong, according to one mother-in-law. "We discussed her attire long before the wedding day, so imagine my shock when instead of wearing the navy dress she told me she'd bought, she showed up in a long, white gown. It was too late to ask her to change, of course, and we look absolutely ridiculous in our family portraits — strangers probably wouldn't know who was the bride if it weren't for my veil!"

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"My father-in-law asked us to have children during his reception speech."
When you have children is a deeply personal decision. But one bride was forced to answer the question at her wedding reception. "We asked family members to offer toasts during dinner," the bride says, "and my father-in-law grabbed the mic and said, 'Starting a family is the most important thing you two will ever do. When do you plan start?' We laughed, thinking he was perhaps making a joke and referencing sex on our wedding night, but he stopped and waited for our answer! In front of all our wedding guests, we had to say that we planned on waiting a few years."

"My mother-in-law told my fiancé I didn't have 'family values.'"
After divulging to her future mother-in-law that she only saw her extended family once a year, this bride got more than she bargained for from the brief exchange. "My family lives in New York, while we live in Ohio," the bride explains. "When I mentioned to my mother-in-law that we only make the drive about once a year to see my aunts and uncles, she pulled my [now] husband aside and told him I clearly don't have family values, and that she was scared over how I would raise our children!"

Do you have any in-law horror-stories to share? Spill them on Twitter at @BRIDES!

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Front Row at Bridal Fashion Week: The Best Looks from Day Three

Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2015 Day 3

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone; Rodin Banica; John Aquino

Bridal Fashion Week kicked off in New York City! Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Amsale, and more will debut their latest wedding dress collections, and Brides Fashion Director Rachel Leonard will be in the front row for every single show. As part of an ongoing fashion week series, Rachel will spotlight her favorite looks from the day to give our readers insider access to the wedding world's most gorgeous gowns. Watters, Eve of Milady, Alon Livne, and Samuelle Couture were some of the standout shows from day three. Here are Rachel's favorite looks from each collection.

Watters (far left): In a collection filled with plunging necklines and cool, '70's beach-inspired looks, it was hard to pick only one favorite. But this simple, light and airy strapless A-line wedding dress from Watters is just what we'd want for our seaside nuptials.

Eve of Milady (left, center): The latest collection from Eve of Milady was filled with tons of gorgeous beaded details, feminine silhouettes, and elegant lace creations. We loved this sleek trumpet style, complete with a classic sweetheart neckline and just the right amount of bling.

Alon Livne (right, center): Sexy beaded numbers ruled the emeriging Israeli designer's collection. With a deep v-neckline, glamorous high slit, and perfectly-placed beaded details, this wedding dress would look amazing down the aisle, as well as the red carpet.

Samuelle Couture (far right): This head-to-toe lace wedding dress may seem conservative at first glance — it boasts a high neckline and three-quarter length sleeves — but it's the perfect balance of sexy and demure with plenty of illusion details on the bodice and skirt.

For more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week, follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google +.

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Duck Dynasty's John Luke Robertson Gets Engaged on His 19th Birthday! See the Photos

The Duck Dynasty crew is one of the most well-known families around and they just added a new member into the mix. John Luke Robertson (the oldest son of Willie and Korie Robertson) proposed to his girlfriend Mary Kate McEacharn on his 19th birthday.

"I am so excited to marry my best friend," John Luke tells Us Weekly reports. "I know my parents married young as well, and they have always been examples of what 'could be' to me. Fast-forward 22 years and they are more in love than ever, and I hope Mary Kate and I are the same way in the years to come. God has truly blessed us."

Robertson popped the question to McEacharn just before the couple took to Instagram to share the momentous news with some really adorable photos. The lucky lady posted one on her page, showing off her new engagement ring, alongside her fiancé who held a sign which read "Future Mrs. Robertson."

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Robertson's sister, Rebecca (the family's adopted foster daughter) also snapped a picture with the just-engaged couple and the trio were all smiles. Her caption for the image read, "She said YES @missmarymcmcmc so excited to be your sister." For the moment, Robertson sported a baseball cap, suspenders, button-front shirt, and trousers, while McEacharn wore a printed dress.

She said YES � @missmarymcmcmc so excited to be your sister 😘

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Also in attendance for the proposal was Dancing With The Stars contestant, Sadie Robertson who came home to celebrate her brother's birthday and the engagement.

John Luke's dad Willie Robertson also wished his son a happy birthday.

19 years ago I welcomed my first son @John316Luke923 into the world! Happy Birthday big boy. The worlds a better place with u in it.

— Willie Robertson (@williebosshog) October 11, 2014

We're sure it was a memorable birthday indeed!

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Front Row at Bridal Fashion Week: The Best Looks from Day Two

Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion Week Day 2 Best Looks

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone; John Aquino; George Chinsee; John Aquino

Bridal Fashion Week kicked off in New York City! Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Amsale, and more will debut their latest wedding dress collections, and Brides Fashion Director Rachel Leonard will be in the front row for every single show. As part of an ongoing fashion week series, Rachel will spotlight her favorite looks from the day to give our readers insider access to the wedding world's most gorgeous gowns. Reem Acra, Claire Pettibone, Monique Lhuillier, and Naeem Khan were some of the standout shows from day two. Here are Rachel's favorite looks from each collection.

Reem Acra (far left): The latest collection from Reem Acra, called "Let There Be Light," focused on highlighting popular bridal trends, like crop tops (seen here), pops of color, and metallic details. This stunning silhouette feels so modern, but still inherently bridal thanks to the touches of lace.

Claire Pettibone (left, center): Gorgeous embroidered lace and boho-styles ruled on Claire Pettibone's bridal runway. We love this sky blue gown, complete with sheer long sleeves, and the perfect addition of metallic details.

Monique Lhuillier (right, center): As always, Monique Lhuillier's newest collection put a huge emphasis on soft, romantic styles. But this two-piece wedding dress is fit for the bride-to-be that loves a little bit of edge mixed into her classic aesthetic.

Naeem Khan (far right): Although Naeem Khan is known for show-stopping wedding dresses, the popular bridal designer also has a way with less conventional styles. Case in point: this ultra-chic two-piece lace ensemble. The sleeveless top and tailored trouser are perfect for the modern bride on her wedding day or at her bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or reception.

For more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week, follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google +.

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Do You Really Need to Open Gifts During a Bridal Shower?

Bridal shower etiquette tips

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Bridal showers often throw brides — and guests — for a loop. From whose hosting, to who pays, and figuring out the rules of gift-giving, there's a lot left up in the air for this traditional pre-wedding event. But one element of the bridal shower that has stood the test of time and tradition is the custom of opening gifts in front of guests. For some, though, this is one custom they'd wish to skip — it is, after all, time consuming! Here, our etiquette experts weigh in on the event's necessity.

I'm throwing a large bridal shower for my friend. Do we really have to have her open all of her gifts during the party?
The opening of gifts is a bridal shower attraction in and of itself, with guests ooh-ing and aaah-ing at the items purchased for the future Mrs. Propped on a big chair, the bride is supposed to open each gift with a huge smile and put the ribbon from it somewhere on her person. But, depending on the number of guests, it can take a lot of time. Obviously, you aren't constrained to the conventions of tradition, but you may anger a mom, aunt, or grandma by completely dismissing an important moment in the bride's pre-wedding fete. One really great way to save up time from gift-opening, but appease those who look forward to it? Have the bride unwrap presents at the end. Before she starts tearing open cooking sets and monogrammed towels, make sure to thank all of the guests for coming and announce that the bride and family will open gifts following the shower, and all who want to stay are welcome. That way, those guests that want to leave get to exit scot-free, while those who want to indulge in presents can stay for the fun.

Read more: Do You Really Need to Open Gifts During a Bridal Shower?

Get a Look at the Disney Channel's First-Ever Wedding!

The Disney Channel's first-ever wedding happened last night: Did you watch it? Jessie Prescott (played by Debby Ryan) got married to her dreamy fiancé Brooks (played by Pierson Fode) on the channel's smash hit, Jessie. The title of the episode was fitting, named "There Goes the Bride."

In case you missed it, here's what happened: The whimsical nanny has to tie the knot in virtually one day because the man of her dreams, Brooks, secures a job in Africa and has to travel to his new post in just two days. Fortunately for the blushing bride-to-be, she has a dedicated and incredible bridal team who gets her wedding ensemble ready in a cinch.

The engagement and wedding story developed over four episodes which started airing last month and naturally, Jessie's wedding gown, designed by JLM Couture, has been making its own headlines. Ryan actually had a big influence on what her character would wear for her special day. In a video previewing the episode, she said, "It's very age appropriate. It's modest, it's sweet, it's romantic, and it's traditional. Working with the costume designer on this wedding dress has been a passion of mine."

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Jessie's costume designer, Jessica Peel Scott also gave the scoop to Yahoo TV. "It just fit the character so perfectly, and the shape was absolutely beautiful on Debby. We tried a bunch of dresses and that one, we just both fell in love with it." The costume designer continued, "I just had tons of magazines we were going through, in just thinking about who Jessie was and where she came from and what would be a good in-between of where she started and where she is now as a character, and what would be pretty. And this one was one of the first ones I picked, and she and I kept going back to it."

The design also wasn't white. "It's actually a really beautiful blush color, which is really super modern and kind of what's really hip and happening right now in the bridal stuff," Scott added. "We thought that's great, that's a little nod to what's super current, and then the neckline was so pretty and kind of timeless." We agree!

Check out a preview from the episode (and see the wedding dress!) in the below clip.

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