Girls Night In!

Are you having a weekend away with all the ladies in your bridal party or want to get really excited to be getting married? I've come up with a list of 10 best wedding chick flicks for those nights when you want to cuddle up with your man or jump into your jammies with all your girlfriends with a bowl of popcorn or maybe a glass of wine!!

1. Father of the Bride

2. The Wedding Planner

3. The Wedding Singer

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

5. My Best Friend's Wedding

6. Runaway Bride

7. 27 Dresses

8. Bride Wars

9. The Wedding Date

10. Sex and the City: The Movie

So grab your tissues and have a great evening in! You deserve it after all the planning you've been doing!! Laughter is the best medicine!!

20 Quotes from Famous Females

Are you a maid or matron of honor and have no idea what to talk about in your speech? Well came up with a list of words of wisdom from famous women when you toast the bride and groom.

The maid of honor's toast is, well, a girl thing. And while male musings often move us, we think the maid of honor will find enormous inspirtation in the words of her sagacious, soul-searching sisters. Below, some toast-appropriate insights and emotions from favorite female writers, philosophers, and personalities.

"The capacity to love is tied to being able to be awake, to being able to move out of yourself and be with someone else in a manner that is not about your desire to possess them, but to be with them, to be in union and communion." ~Bell Hooks

"One of the best things about love is just recognizing a man's steps when he climbs the stairs."~Colette

"Where there is great love, there are always miracles."~Willa Cather

"It was just enough to sit there without words."~Louise Erdrich

"When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out."~Elizabeth Bowen

"Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Connors. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford--but you'll take him anyway."~Judith Viorst

"We love because it's the only true adventure."~Nikki Giovanni

"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."~Erica Jong

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get--only with what you are expecting to give--which is everything."~Katherine Hepburn

"We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond."~Gwendolyn Brooks

"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are strengthen each be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories."~George Eliot

"The best marriages, like the best lives, were both happy and unhappy. There was even a kind of necessary tension, a certain tautness between the partners that gave the marriage strength, like the tautness of a full sail."~Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Dearly Beloved)

"Everyone admits that love is wornderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is."~Diane Ackerman

"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes realy lovers to be silly."~Rose Franken

"In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes."~Elizabeth Ashley

"Love, be true to her; Life, be dear to her;

Health, stay close to her; Joy, draw near to her;

Fortune, find what you can do for her,

Search your treasure-house through and through for her,

Follow her footsteps the wide world over--

And keep her husband always her lover."~Anna Lewis, 'To the Bride'

"Love is blind--marriage is the eye-opener."~Pauline Thomason

"Love is the lifespring of our existence. The more love you give, the happier you feel and the more love you will have within you to give."~Susan L. Taylor

"Never is true love blind, but rather an added light."~Phoebe Cary

"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last."~Simone Signoret

Wedding Dress Shopping 101

I've been doing some research and have accumilated 8 Tips every bride should keep in mind when shopping for wedding gowns.

1. Calculate Costs: When calculating your wedding dress budget, don't forget to factor in the cost of your veil and headpiece -- which can run from $50 to $300 -- as well as your shoes, lingerie, and wedding jewelry. Also, keep in mind that almost all gowns need alterations, which will add to the bottom line.

2. Dress Codes: Many houses of worship consider bare shoulders disrespectful. Ask your officiant about specific body-coverage requirements before you start wedding dress shopping. Or look into a wrap or shawl for the ceremony.

3. Play Hooky: We know you're busy, but if at all possible take time off during the week to begin your hunt -- you'll get more of the salesperson's time and attention than you would on a busy Saturday.

4. Open your mind: When you're in the bridal salon, don't eliminate anything at first glance. Even though certain styles work best on certain body types, don't let the "rules" narrow your search too much. It helps to try on all different kinds of dresses, and then to decide which shape and style you look and feel best in. So if the salesperson brings you something she says you must try -- try it, even if you detest the way it looks on the hanger. Many a bride has ended up going ga-ga for a wedding gown the salesperson had to persuade her to try on.

5. Trust your Instincts: If you have to be reassured that the dress looks great on you, it's probably not the one. Is this how you pictured yourself looking as a bride? Can you really see yourself walking down the aisle swathed in this gown? If not, take it off and move on.

6. Take Proper Measures: When you're ready to order your wedding dress, the store will take your measurements: bust, waist, and hips. Each manufacurer has its own measurement chart, and this is what the store will use to determine your size. A knowledgeable store will know how a particular designer's gowns are supposed to fit. Ask to see the sizing chart so you can have a better understanding if the way it works. And make sure the correct size gets ordered, using your largest measurement as a guide. One thing to remember: wedding gowns run small, so don't be alarmed should your final size measurement jump up a number or two.

7. Focus on the Fit: Know, too, that every wedding dress needs alterations to fit precisely to your frame. When your gown is altered correctly, you should be able to move comfortably with everything staying in place. Alterations can be as simple as taking in the waist and shortening the hem; in more complex alterations, the sleeves may be abbreviated, the bodice taken in, and lace or beads added.

8. Fit in Fittings: You'll probably have at least two or three dress fittings, which you'll schedule with the store when you purchase your wedding dress; more may be necessary, so leave ample time before the wedding.

All of these tips were provided by, our favorite website for all your wedding needs!

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