The ULTIMATE Bridal Party Workout

Shredding for the wedding?  Well, we’ve come across what is arguably THE BEST online party…we mean, workout to get you and the girls motivated to fit in those dresses.

Glow by PopSugar recently posted the workout video to their Facebook page and with exercises like the ‘Confetti Candy Squat Drops’, ‘Stripper Snake’ and ‘Booty-Up Push Ups’ (also known as ‘How I Got My Ring’) coupled with the awesome instructor, you’ll be in shape in no time – we’re just mad he’s not teaching a class in the NYC area.

So booty’s up ladies and get ready to WERK it, twirk it and drop it like it’s hot!!

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Target Unveils Bridesmaid Collection

You can now add Target to the list of chain retailers to have recently entered the bridal business.  They’ve officially debuted 9 unique bridesmaid styles which are available in 3 fabric options and 17 colors.

All of the styles (seen below) are a budget-friendly $69.99 and come in sizes 2-28W.   You won’t find these dresses in your local store – they’re available only at Target.

My opinion? I love how each dress can easily be worn after the wedding and I can easily envision how the right accessories would bring out the best in each style so not bad for $69.99.

Your thoughts?  Could you see yourself dressing your bridesmaids in any of the dresses from Target’s new bridesmaid collection?

Ruffle Neck Shantung Dress

Womens Strapless Wrap-Front Chiffon Dress

Strapless Twist Front Sweetheart Sateen Dress

One-Shoulder Rosette Chiffon Dress

One Shoulder Shantung Dress

Crossover V-Neck Sateen Dress

Ring Neck Sateen Dress

Strapless Sweetheart Shantung Dress

{All photos provided courtesy of Target.com}

May is ‘Movies about Marriage’ Month

If you’ve been looking for a way to get the gal pals or bridal party together for a night out on the town, May is giving you several movie nights with the release of these highly anticipated wedding related comedies:

SOMETHING BORROWED [IN THEATRES MAY 6th]

Director: Luke Greenfield
Screenwriter: Jennie Urman, Jordan Roberts
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, Steve Howey
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material)
Official Website: SomethingBorrowedmovie.com

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single…as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy’s lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), who has been Rachel’s constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus (Steve Howey), an irrepressible womanizer, can’t keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach.

JUMPING THE BROOM [IN THEATRES  MAY 6th]

Director: Salim Akil 
Screenwriter: Arlene Gibbs, Elizabeth Hunter 
Starring: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Valarie Pettiford 
Genre: Comedy 
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content) 
Official Website: JumpingtheBroom-movie.com 

“Jumping the Broom” focuses on a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard where two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event and are ultimately forced to get along.

BRIDESMAIDS [IN THEATRES MAY 13th]

Director: Paul Feig
Screenwriter: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for some strong sexuality, and language throughout)
Official Website: Bridesmaidsmovie.com

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.  

HANGOVER PART 2 [IN THEATRES MAY 26th]

Director: Todd Phillips
Screenwriter: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Bryan Callen, Nick Cassavetes
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: HangoverPart2.com

In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined. 

 Sidebar but noteworthy: Since being an adult means schedules, poll the group in advance to determine the WHO [is interested in going], WHAT[ you’re going to see], WHEN [is the best day/time for everyone], and WHERE [is the most convenient location for everyone].  Now, call me crazy, but I don’t really consider a trip to the movies a complete social experience so I also recommend writing  an interactive activity, such as (pre or post) dinner/cocktails or dancing into the timeline.

{photo credits: comingsoon.net}