For thoughtful, practical gifts the groom will love (and actually use), consider these handsome home accents and accessories. Whether he's a whiskey drinker, a sports fanatic, or a practical businessman, we've rounded up a variety of sophisticated gifts he's sure to appreciate. With items for his desk, the kitchen, and the living room, here are 10 unique gifts to buy for the groom!
Kate Middleton attended a friend's wedding in a familiar Topshop polka-dot dress on May 11. She was first spotted wearing the black and white look on her Warner Bros. studio tour back in April. This time, it was the perfect outfit for the Spring nuptials of Kate and Prince William's friends William van Cutsem and Rosie Keene, who tied the knot in Ewelme, England. William served as an usher at the ceremony while Kate's sister Pippa and brother James were also in attendance.
The wedding took place while Prince Harry was on his US tour, but now the young royal is back by his brother's side. The two made an official visit to Tidworth, England, yesterday to open four new Help For Heroes recovery centers, which serve wounded service personnel. Kate skipped this event, but that doesn't mean that she hasn't been keeping busy over the past week. Kate has reportedly been taking cooking classes with her new housekeeper, Antonella Fresolone, as she preps for the arrival of her first child. Kate's brother-in-law, Mike Tindall, says Kate is a natural mother, though she'll have plenty of help once the royal baby arrives.
Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY shares an easy tutorial on how to create your own floral centerpieces, complete with hand applied glitter table numbers. It's easier than you think, cost efficient, and serves as a beautiful finishing touch to any wedding table. So grab some glitter and let's make this vase sparkle!
There's nothing better than stamping your personal touch on your sweetest occasion. With projects, party tips, and colorful ideas, Wedding DIY will help inspire, create, and celebrate your special day. Be sure to check back for more tutorials on POPSUGAR's Girls' Guide channel on YouTube.
While getting engaged can be the happiest moment of your life, it's can also be incredibly overwhelming. In the upcoming months, when you're planning your wedding and making arrangements to marry the man you love, there are a lot of decisions to mull over. One thing you won't have to worry about is your registry: we've created the ultimate wedding registry checklist! All you have to do is download it, print it, fold it up, and place it in your purse, then use it as a guide when you go shopping for your registry. What are you waiting for? Get it now.
Bachelorette parties can be a blast, but a large, random group, poorly planned festivities, or an unhappy bride-to-be can turn a fun night into a total disaster. One of the easiest ways to ensure a great time? Think ahead. Learn these common bachelorette party mistakes so that your next round of festivities is all smiles and smooth sailing.
Flash drives don't have the flyest reputation around (although some really cute ones do exist). But that's probably because you aren't used to seeing ones as unique as this set. When it comes to weddings, we like to think of these as a way to say "thanks" to your guests or wedding party members because you can preupload them with photos of the big day and send them out as a sentimental gift. They're fun, they're functional — what else could you ask for? Go ahead, take a look.
With celebrities dressing up for various red carpet affairs, it's easy to be inspired by their polished styles — right down to their manicure choices — for your own wedding day. We've rounded up some of our favorite nail color options and nail art details worthy of wearing to a wedding. Bridesmaids and guests will love these looks too.
When wedding bells ring, chances are your pocketbook is trying to block out the sound. After all, the costs of a wedding can add up if you stubbornly stick to expensive traditions. Since we're living in the 21st century, it's time to cast aside the uneconomical wedding customs and only keep the ones that work with our budget. Read on to find out what age-old practices you should drop when you're planning for your big day.
Planning a wedding can be an exercise in patience, but with this printable wedding beauty planning checklist in tow, watch your worries melt away. From scheduling relaxing spa days to picking your perfect wedding-day hairstyle, we walk you through what should come when with this handy time line. So whether you're the bride or a close friend or family member who's helping out, you'll be covered — beautifully, of course — from head to toe.
There's no denying that DSLRs are great at taking quality photos. But you can take pictures that are just as great — truly! — straight from your phone with just a few pointers. If you're headed to a wedding soon, these tips will help you realize you don't have to be a professional to produce wonderful images that everyone will be sharing. Here, we break down how you can go from guest to wedding photographer in a, er, flash.
- Look for the light: Great lighting will be your best friend when it comes to taking awesome photos. Pay attention to where natural light falls. For instance, if someone's back is to the bright sun shining overhead, she will come out looking dark. And steer clear of using flash: it only makes your photos look less authentic.
- Set your focus and exposure: Once you know the shot you want to take, tap the screen on your phone's camera to set your focus and exposure where you want it. For instance, the thing you tap on will look sharp as opposed to blurry. And if you tap on the brightest object in the shot (a window, for instance), the rest of your photo will look especially dark. You'll have to practice based on your phone's settings, but giving thought to these two details will make all the difference between a mediocre and great photo.
There are even more pro tips for wedding day photos after the break.