Weddings

12 Ways to Be the Best Wedding Guest Ever — The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guide

Wedding season is upon us. While brides and grooms across the country are getting ready for one of the biggest days of their lives, they're also planning one heck of a party. And it's on you to be an awesome wedding guest. While you might be thinking, "Me? I'm a great guest!" check yourself against the list below to see if you really make the cut. Better to be safe than blacklisted, right?

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5 Wedding Bloggers Share the Best Gifts They Received When They Got Married — The Happy Ever After Wedding Registry

Whether you're getting married or you're heading to a wedding, the present aspect can be tough! What should you register for? Or what's a good gift that you can give a couple and be sure they'll use?

We asked five wedding bloggers to share the one gift they loved the most — and continue to use well after their weddings. You can't go wrong with any of these ideas!

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The Second Most Popular Wedding Registry Item (After a Stand Mixer) — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

If you were put on the spot and had to guess the most popular item so far for 2017 on the wedding registry website Zola, could you guess it? You'd probably get it right and guess a KitchenAid stand mixer, yeah? And not because we told you in the title of this post! You just know it's a safe bet.

"You cannot go wrong gifting a couple a KitchenAid stand mixer. It remains one of the most popular items on registries year after year — and with good reason, it's a kitchen staple!" says Zola's Newlywed-at-Large and Director of Brand, Jennifer Spector.

To put you on the spot again: Can you name the second most popular registry item for 2017? Is it a Le Creuset Dutch oven? Rose gold flatware? A waffle maker? A Lodge cast iron skillet?

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10 Bridal Shower Favors Guests Will Actually Want to Keep — The Spring Bridal Shower

When it comes to throwing a bridal shower, whether it's for your sister or your BFF, picking the favors for guests can be one of the hardest decisions. You want the favors to be cute, not cheesy, and something guests will actually use (read: you don't want to give everyone another cheap-o wooden cheeseboard emblazoned with the couple's monogram).

Keep calm: We've rounded up 10 bridal shower favor ideas that definitely won't be left behind. Carry on.

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10 Cute and Easy Bridal Shower Themes — The Spring Bridal Shower

Good news, all you maids of honor: You only need two things in order to come up with the most ingenious bridal shower theme of all time. First, start with a food the bride really likes. Got it? Now just think of one other thing that goes with it. That's it! There's your theme for the bridal shower! From there, planning the menu and the decorations is a piece of, um, three-tiered wedding cake.

Here are 10 ideas to get your wheels spinning. Of course, you can just steal one of these and call it a day.

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Why Pizza Is Actually the Best Wedding Gift — The Happy Ever After Wedding Registry

Earlier this year, Domino's launched a wedding registry website — something entirely separate from its main website — allowing couples to register for pizzas for the wedding night, post-honeymoon life, and other special packages. The idea is being marketed as "the first registry for couples who prefer delicious melty cheese to crystal gravy boats." The internet kind of exploded over the silliness. Would couples seriously register for pizza? Turns out, the answer to that question is yes: Tons of registries have been created since the site launched in February. (Company reps were tight-lipped when we asked them to tell us exactly how many.)

And for good reason! You see, pizza is an excellent wedding gift. Here's why you should consider registering for pizza or, if you're a guest, gifting a cheesy pie.

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