"We still have a very, very long way to go."
Plus, we spoke to a "Brides" editor on the best tips to avoid any snafus.
Etsy and Lyst released their latest trend reports for future brides.
Exploring the "officially unofficial" wedding-guest dress codes of other cultures.
In two years, Sharpe Suiting has become a destination for custom-tailored suits for Los Angeles's queer community. With $69,387 in funding from Kickstarter, the company is now preparing to launch a ready-to-wear line.
Brides to be, I beg of you: please learn from my mistakes.
And Beyoncé and Jay Z renew their vows.
In most parts of our lives, headwear (namely, the hat) has gone out of style. So why do we continue to wear it on wedding days?
Here comes the bride(s)...
Kate Bosworth, one of the fashion industry's most well-loved (and well-dressed) celebrities, got married in August. And while she debuted her custom Oscar de la Renta gown on Vogue.com, her full wedding portfolio is featured in the new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.
So much pretty.
This weekend while everyone was celebrating Labor Day with picnics and barbecues, Kate Bosworth was walking down the aisle in custom-made Oscar de la Renta to wed Michael Polish in Montana. Because Bosworth is pretty much as Vogue as a bride can get, Vogue filmed part of her wedding prep for its Weddings channel--including her dress fitting, and when she tried on the finished gown for the first time.
At the end of June, the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, marking an historic victory in the fight for marriage equality. As the LGBT community took to the streets for Pride to celebrate just a few days later--and as scores of gay couples proposed to their partners--the wedding industry was celebrating too, as market insiders predicted a million dollar boon to the industry. With the influx of same-sex weddings, comes issues unique to gay brides and grooms--what to wear, chief among them. Here's how businesses from The Knot, to Zac Posen are working to address them.
We've all been there: Your friend gets engaged and asks you to be a bridesmaid. So thrilling! Until you remember that you'll be marching down the aisle in a bridesmaids dress, and suddenly images of Fritz Bernaise are dancing in your head. Breathe easy--it doesn't have to be that way.
You can now wear Zac Posen on your wedding day without going broke. The designer (who is the keynote speaker at our sold-out conference next week!) is partnering with David's Bridal on a line called Truly Zac Posen, according to USA Today.
Ah, wedding season.
Want to make sure your wedding day is filled with eclectic, quirky, semi-personalized touches that scream unique! Handmade! Etsy!... but don't actually want to take the time sorting through search terms or calculating shipping costs from Michigan or setting up a PayPal account (ugh seriously what's that all about, anyway?)? Yes? Well, my indolent friend, have we got a treat for you! Etsy has just (ready-set-PUN!) unveiled its first bridal collection in collaboration with Nordstrom. And it's, like, really cute.
The outfit Keira Knightley chose to get married in this past weekend was much more low-key than anyone expected, what with the rumors that Karl Lagerfeld had been concocting some elaborate couture confection for her big day.
Contrary to semi-hilarious rumors last month that Keira Knightley would be donning a dress by designer Pam Hogg for her upcoming nuptials to fiancé James Righton, the New York Post now reports that the actress will walk down the aisle in a custom Karl Lagerfeld gown.