monogramming 101: let’s hear it for the girls!

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When looking for a gift for your ‘maids why not offer something fun and functional! A fabulous tote will be perfect for carrying everything you need on the big day. Shoes, make-up and flats to ensure everyone keeps dancing all night long!

How Do you Make your mark?

MYMTastemaker_mgram_Lisa Wedding planner extraordinaire, Lisa Gorjestani knows a chic gift when she sees one! By creating beautiful special days for celebrity clients and events beautiful enough to grace the pages of magazines from InStyle to Modern Bride, Lisa knows how to apply the personal touch to make a gift extra special.

We’re lucky enough that she dropped by to share her favorite pieces to give or get this season – be it as a Christmas gift or an engagement present for a newly betrothed friend!

We also love Lisa’s approach to making her mark on the world. As she explains, when it comes to making her mark,

dishing about weddings traditions:

Wedding planning isn’t easy. There is so many little details to think about and limitless inspiration abound for your special day, it can be down right overwhelming. If your lucky enough to have discovered, you know that it can help streamline the planning process and organize everything visually in one place. There is not one image on that doesn’t make us swoon.

Kellee Khalil, founder of, has her finger on the pulse of the wedding industry. For our final Bridal Expert’s Top Picks, we are excited she shared her trend forecast for this years weddings and her top Mark and Graham gifts with us!

dishing about weddings traditions: The Stylish Bride

Today we are excited to feature Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride. She is the industry leader in Wedding Fashion Styling. She is constantly studying wedding trends to help guide and find the right fashion fit for brides and their bridal party.

Julie knows everything there is to know about picking the perfect dress. She helped pick out the perfect gifts below as well as provided us with this years wedding musts.

What are the top wedding style trends for 2013?

dishing about bridal traditions: Ruffled

If you are newly engaged or well into your wedding planning, you probably already heard of the blog Ruffled. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for! Hope on over to be completely inspired, but don’t blame us if you become addicted.

For today’s Bridal Tastmaker, we are featuring Ruffled’s founder and editor Amanda Nistor. She is fully immersed in the wedding world so she is tuned into what’s hot and not.  Below, she lets us in on traditions and trends she feels will shine this year and her perfect gift picks.



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