Archive for August 2011

Gentleman's Week on AAB: How to Talk To Ladies

Gentleman's Week on AAB: How to Talk To Ladies
Yesterday we talked all about great ways to meet your new girlfriend (or hook-up), and today, let’s break down what to do when you actually spot the potential girl of your dreams. 1. Don’t Act That’s not to say don’t go for it, but it is to say don’t put on a show. This is... Read more »

For the Gentlemen: Six Ways to Meet Your Next Girlfriend

For the Gentlemen: Six Ways to Meet Your Next Girlfriend
That’s right, friends, it’s Gentleman’s Week on AAB,  and the focus is all about letting guys know what the girls want…and today, where we’re hanging out. (Don’t worry, although style week was cut short last week, I’ll make it up to you soon, I promise!) After getting requests from the guy followers of Always a... Read more »

style week on AAB: my affordable spa favorite

style week on AAB: my affordable spa favorite
This week on AAB is all about style and beauty. Up today? An incredible spa that’s as relaxing to your paycheck as it is to your body. When it comes to pampering myself, spas were a luxury I would indulge in on bachelorette parties upon receiving a gift from a friend who could see I... Read more »
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Style Week on AAB: Favorite Bridesmaid Up-do’s

Happy Monday, readers! This week on Always a Bridesmaid, we’re going super-girly and talking all about style and beauty. (Don’t worry boys—next week will feature a series of advice-based posts all about what girls really want—straight from girls themselves. Want to know where to meet your next date? Where to take her? How to win... Read more »

white chicago is closing--huge bridal consignment sale

white chicago is closing--huge bridal consignment sale
White Chicago, a bridal consignment destination for brides-t0-be for the last five years, is closing up shop and offering gorgeous gowns at largely discounted prices. Book your appointment now between August 31, when the shop closes up for good. Find out more here. p.s. The shop is also looking to get rid of its furnishings,... Read more »

When to Not Speed Date

When to Not Speed Date
My friends, have you ever gone speed dating? My only experience has been through movies and TV shows (like SATC and the 40-Year-Old Virgin!), but I actually think it could be silly if you went with a girlfriend and kept your expectations in check. My friend Shannon, of the singles bowling league and online dating story fame, is... Read more »
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vintage-inspired jewelry shop on etsy

If you’re looking for pieces that you could find after a good long search at your local thrift or consignment shop, but don’t have the time for a good long search at your local thrift or consignment shop, check out this well-edited etsy seller. Not only does she offer dreamy peeks into a romantic history,... Read more »

if this invitation were a person, i would marry it: viewmaster wedding invites

Bold statement for a gal who has seen a bajillion and one invites that take her breath away. But as a child of the 80′s and someone who is obsessed with pictures, these invites are straight up my alley. Soon-to-be couples can now either purchase these radical  invites from Etsy or attempt the do-it-yourself version found on... Read more »

archaic question: should girls ask guys out (would you?)

archaic question: should girls ask guys out (would you?)
Tonight my roommate (who is an attractive, smart, funny chick–i.e., a catch) updated me on this guy she’s been crushing on for weeks who is on her volleyball team. Since tonight was the last game he was at, she was finally going to get up the courage to ask him out. After practicing in her... Read more »
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surprise weddings

In my experience of writing this blog, I’ve come across an incredibly wide range of approaches to weddings–from extravagant affairs to small courthouse nuptials–but one type of wedding story that always makes me a little weepy is that of the surprise wedding. Not a surprise as in “Remember that guy from the bar we ran into... Read more »