Bridal Shower & Engagement Party Ideas

Expert wedding planning tips & inspiration

Inside Weddings shares the latest trends and ideas for all pre-wedding parties, from the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor & bachelorette party, and more!

Showers & Parties

How to Throw the Perfect Winter Engagement Party

It's the natural next step after a holiday proposal.

With so many proposals happening during the holiday season, it is only natural to have an engagement party during the winter months.


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How to Have a Couples' Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

No need to celebrate separately if it's not your style!

While traditionally bachelor and bachelorette parties are meant as the last opportunity for soon-to-be married pairs to party separately, the practice seems outdated for some modern couples.


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How to Decide if Your Wedding Should Include an After-Party

When the fun doesn't stop after the reception.

Much like a second dress for the reception, after-parties are a wedding trend that have gone from extravagant to nearly commonplace.


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Everything You Need to Know About Bridal Luncheons

What is it? Who hosts? Who attends?

Just when you thought you figured out engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners, your future mother-in-law brings up the idea of hosting a bridal luncheon.


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15 Songs to Hype Up Your Bachelorette Party

From throwback classics to modern hits, these songs will keep the energy up!

Here are 15 tracks to add to your playlist to use throughout the bachelorette party, featuring classic throwbacks and current hits.


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Your Las Vegas Bachelorette Itinerary from a Vegas Local and Travel Expert

Discover what you need for the perfect bachelorette party in Las Vegas.

Get an expert's tips on what you need for the perfect Las Vegas bachelorette party!


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Unique Welcome Parties to Kick Off Your Wedding Weekend

Consider going beyond dinner and drinks.

Find out what to do for your wedding welcome party, whether you're hosting a destination wedding or an at-home soirée.


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Who Should Be on a Bridal Shower Guest List?

Discover who should attend this pre-wedding event.

A bridal shower is a fun way to celebrate your impending nuptials, not to mention a chance to receive choice items from your registry. But the etiquette regarding the fête can be tricky, especially when it comes to the guest list.


Showers & Parties

Why Some Brides Skip the Bridal Shower

Find out why some might forgo the traditional party.

Here are just a few of the reasons some women prefer not to have a bridal shower to celebrate their upcoming wedding.


Showers & Parties

10 Ways to Have a Great Time Getting Ready

Set the tone for your big day by starting it off right.

The morning will set the tone, so you should make sure to be relaxed and lighthearted while getting ready for your nuptials. Given the excitement, stress, and different schedules to balance, we know this is easier said than done.


Wedding Tips From The Pros

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Learn How to Make a Beautiful Wreath for the Holidays

Floral designer Eddie Zaratsian shares tips on crafting a beautiful décor piece.

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Wedding Gift Ideas for When You Want to Buy Off-Registry

Discover high-end options perfect for when the wedding registry doesn't include anything you'd be excited to gift the couple.


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