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Emily Platt

Emily is a former editorial assistant for MarthaStewart.com.
These simple wedding centerpieces are easy enough to DIY, and perfect for casual and elegant weddings alike.
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Rather than serving a full-fledged breakfast, lunch, or dinner at your bridal shower, make like many hosts and provide an assortment of appetizers, desserts, and drinks for your guests to enjoy as they celebrate the bride-to-be. Finger foods are a staple at these events because they're easy to eat while mingling and participating in other activities, like games. They're also less expensive than a formal meal—and are usually easier to DIY. There are tons of small, simple, and creative options for bridal shower fare. You can settle on comfort food, offer refined, tea party-worthy treats, give your cuisine a cultural spin, or whatever else you (and the bride) want. For a truly unique carte du jour, provide a variety of refreshments (this also makes your party friendlier to different palates, diets, and allergies). Here, we've gathered more than two dozen delicious small-plate ideas to whet your appetite for the big day.
Wrap up an unforgettable event with pretty and practical keepsakes.
For paper goods that'll stand out to your guests, get inspired by these creative stationery suites.
Whether you love lace or tulle, a mermaid silhouette or an A-line, or prefer a vintage or bohemian look, you'll find a gorgeous gown here.
While you shouldn't give actual ivory, there are plenty of modern and ethical alternatives to celebrate with.
By now, you've gotten into your groove. Celebrate with presents that are just as smooth as your relationship.
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See our favorite floral arrangements for brides, which offer plenty of beautiful and creative ideas for your own wedding clutch.
See the best renditions of the exposed wedding cake trend, from bare desserts to half-dressed confections.
By now, you've gotten into your groove. Celebrate with presents that are just as smooth as your relationship.
See our favorite floral arrangements for brides, which offer plenty of beautiful and creative ideas for your own wedding clutch.
See the best renditions of the exposed wedding cake trend, from bare desserts to half-dressed confections.
Each of these ideas—which range from romantic to practical—can help you celebrate two years together.
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Let everyone know you just got hitched with one of these cute ideas for brides and grooms.
Get genius ideas for hosting your celebration's youngest guests, from playful children's tables to kid-friendly games.
From chic and rustic to unique and modern, these details nod to nature with their designs.
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What do you wear to an autumn celebration? Get seasonal fashion inspiration here.
Say "I brew" at one of these unique locations, which range from rustic farms to industrial-chic lofts.
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Here, florists explain a few common shape and size options—from what they look like to who they're best for.
A meaningful venue and the bride's favorite flower inspired this part formal, part casual celebration.
These beautiful decorations embraced the colors, flowers, and themes associated with the colder months.