We'd be lying if we said that the upsurge in the past few years of DIY/homemade weddings wasn't due to the bad state of the economy. While DIY has always had a presence, its following was more cultish in nature until recently. With the average wedding costing $29,000 and maintaining and getting a job as hard as it is, it's no wonder brides and their super loyal friends are making as much of the wedding decor and treats as they can.
Are you looking for a fun new summer hairstyle? Something elegant and glamorous for a party, prom, or wedding? This video tutorial will show you how to style your long hair in this up look. Follow the simple instructions of this video to give yourself a fresh summer hair style.
Loving the Kate Lander's Birthday Brunch as featured on The Party Dress. Kelly, the WH Hostess contributed to the beautiful details of the brunch. Great job ladies!
In this video, we learn how to shoot wedding photography like a pro. Start off by having the wedding party in front of a clear background. Try taking their picture outside with trees and a clear sky in the background behind them. Use the surroundings to add a special touch to the pictures and use the correct flash so that the wedding party shows more than the background does. Accentuate the background and use white flash absorbers around the wedding party so their faces have more color that s...
Learn how to crash a wedding. If you have a free Saturday, we have a way for you to score free food, free cocktails, free dancing—and maybe even a hook-up.
Poison Ivy isn't the only woman who can get away with wearing vines in her hair. Rather than picking up a bunch of poison ivy vines and sticking them in your hair (which would be bad news for all), we recommend crafting the delicate beaded hair vine presented in this tutorial.
Is your wedding date coming up soon? Not to scare you or anything, but a typical wedding costs upwards of 20,000 to hold. This of course includes booking a location, getting all the props, flowers, dress, party favors, etc.
Wedding planning for a beach-themed wedding offers opportunities for unique ideas and a casual environment. Get tips on wedding planning for a beach-themed wedding from a wedding planner in this free wedding video series.
Giving a wedding anniversary speech is almost as important as a wedding toast. Learn how to write a memorable wedding anniversary speech for someone special from a communications and public speaking expert in this free instructional video series.
You want to have as many great memories and keepsakes from your wedding day as possible. Learn about wedding videography from a professional in this free wedding video series.
Want a beautiful floral arrangement for your wedding? Learn how to make a tall wedding flower arrangement with expert wedding décor tips and advice in this free online wedding flowers video series.
Now that spring is approaching swiftly, it's officially going to be wedding season. That means lots of fanciful soirees, the Wedding March played so often you can hear it in your sleep, and beautiful, princess-worthy gowns strutting down the aisle.
Weddings are super expensive these days and can cost as much as a new car - seriously. The average wedding costs about $27,000, so you want to save money where you can, right?
Wedding centerpieces create an inviting table scape that can even be made by hand. Create wedding centerpieces with this free wedding planning video series.
Have a balloon arch for your next party. It doesn't cost that much when you make it yourself. This how to video shows you how to make a balloon arch for an event decoration. The event could be a wedding, a birthday party or any holiday gathering.
Balloon clouds make great decorations for any party. Watch this how to video and learn how to make a balloon cloud for your upcoming party or wedding. Balloon clouds are a simple and fun party decoration that your can create fairly quickly.
Jordan almonds are muy delicious, so why not treat your wedding guests to a yummy treat by giving them jordan almonds as wedding favors? And we're not just talking about the normal, boring route of placing a bunch in bags and tying them with a ribbon.
In this tutorial, learn all about beach side weddings. You want to look great as a wedding guest but you also want to look appropriate. If you are having trouble deciding what to choose for your wedding attire, check out this tutorial. Lynn Yuen will offer you great advice for colors, styles and even what to wear on your feet. Get a big list of do's and don'ts in this video so you are ready for the big day. Have fun!
A wedding budget can quickly get out of hand as your planning progresses. Things like centerpieces are a major cause of skyrocketing wedding costs. If you have a little time and want to easily trim down the cost of your wedding, think about making your own floral centerpieces. You'll learn how to with this simple tutorial from EZ Bouquet. You'll soon see how easy it is to make a beautiful floral arrangement in an open container and how to secure the arrangement in the base of the container. A...
Weddings, and wedding dress especially, can be very expensive. This how-to sewing video shows how to customize and personalize an affordable option. This week, Rob and Corinne answer a viewer question and show us how-to make a $10 wedding dress out of tee-shirts.
Modern weddings can be expensive. Old-time weddings could be held outside barns with simple stools found around the house for seating and the bride would wear a dress passed down along generations of women from her family.
In honor of DIY Wedding month, Meg shows us some awesome wedding lighting solutions and nice personal touches to make your day extra special. This how-to decorating video will show you ways to plan a beautiful, personalized wedding.
Looking to decorate the perfect wedding cake for a loved one's special day? In this video, Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly magazine, explains how to go about decorating a beautiful pink flower filled wedding cake, perfect for a springtime wedding! Learn everything you need to know to re-create this cake in the comfort of your own kitchen!
Why style only one bun when you can do three? Check out this video for an interesting, novel way to create a bun that's very elegant. Instead of one bun, you'll learn how to create a circular round of three buns that flows together to look like one multidimensional bun.
Lady Gaga is very fashion forward and her look is always changing. In this tutorial, learn how to get her veiled temptress style from her 2010 American Idol performance of "Alejandro".
When planning a wedding, maintaining your guest list is one of the most important things that will help you stay organized (as well as sane). See how to start a guest list spreadsheet to use during your engagement, up to the wedding, and even after.
An easy way to save a bit of cash on your wedding reception is to create your own table place cards for your guests. See how to arrange the spreadsheets, print the labels, and customize them to your wedding colors or theme.
An elegant, formal hairstyle that's appropriate for everything from weddings to cocktail parties to work isn't as hard as it sounds to style. In fact, all you have to do is watch this video for simple instructions.
Judy, of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc., shows you how easy it is to make a decorative bow from #9 ribbon. All you need is the ribbon, a sharp scissors, some curling ribbon or a twist tie, and the know-how. Use these bows to decorate your wedding, placing them on chairs, canopies, etc., or as an accent to gift baskets.
In this tutorial from Fine Living, you will get the rundown on wedding gifts. When a friend or family member gets married for the second time, it can be difficult to know what is appropriate to buy them. In this video, you will learn all about the rules that go along with second weddings and what the do's and don'ts are for presents.
Looking to give your party a more decorative atmosphere? In this video, Judy of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. shows how easy it is to make a decorative bow with ribbon, a sharp pair of scissors, some curling ribbon or a twist tie, and the knowledge held in this how-to. One can use these bows to decorate your wedding, place them on chairs, canopies, or even add them as an accent to gift baskets. Take your party decor to the next level with help from this free tutorial.
The art of floral arrangement is a fun and valuable skill. Dana Plazyk lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements.
Watch this instructional hair styling video to curl your hair into glamorous, wavy curls. Use a cream product to protect your hair from the heat. This hair style is perfect for holiday parties, proms, and weddings because it is both elegant and fairly easy to do.
An ideal favor for parties or showers. Layers of colorful sea salt in a plastic champagne glass topped off with a layer of soap. A few sprinkles of colored salt and a bath oil bead add the final finishing touches. An ideal favor for baby or wedding showers. An easy soap making craft for kids.
Getting married soon? You can save a lot of money by buying your own flowers for a wedding bouquet. This also lets you personalize your bouquet the way you want it. This tutorial shows you a few ideal flowers for bridal bouquets and how to assemble them into a beautiful and memorable bouquet.
It can be difficult to remember to relax on your wedding day. All of the stress from planning and the excitement of the day can really get in the way of you actually enjoying this amazing step. Take a deep breath and check out this video from Fine Living for some helpful advice on how to stay in the moment on your big day.
Having short hair is both a blessing and a curse. Short hair is a LOT easier to maintain than long hair, but at the same time there are fewer options for styling.
Despite what its name may suggest, Italian wedding soup by no means has to be consumed at a wedding. In fact, "wedding soup" gets its name from the "marriage" of ingredients in the dish, specifically the intermingling of meat and vegetables.
So, your buddy's getting married and it's time for that age-old tradition the "bachelor party". Make sure the party goes off with out a hitch by remembering the goal is to have fun and not to ruin the wedding, get a DUI or destroy the reputation of your friends. Plan accordingly.