4 Tips to Engage Your Groom in the Decision Making Process Is your groom feeling left out of the planning process? Sam Dockery of Bliss by Sam shares some simple tips via From Borrowed to Bleu for making him feel like part of the day and not simply a stand-in. Top This: Cute Wooden Cake Toppers from Lil’ Cake Toppers Looking for a cute and quirky alternative to traditional cake toppers? Try these adorable, hand-painted wooden cuties from Lil' Cake Toppers, which come in both cake and cupcake sizes.

Brides in Oxfords Oxfords may not be the first shoe that comes to mind when considering wedding day footwear but we have to admit, this collection of brides decked out in Oxfords from Love and Lavender sure makes the case for this unique style.

Buying the dress (an illustrated adventure) Surviving the Kleinfeld's Blowout Sample Sale... in picture form via Offbeat Bride.

Not Maid of Money: The Burden of Being a Bridesmaid Mint.com has an interesting infographic that puts the average cost for a bridesmaid at $1695 for travel, dress, shoes, hair, makeup, gifts... well, check it out for the rest. Seems a bit excessive to us, what do you think?