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ring bearer
Ring bearers should have 3 basic qualities: 1. Cuteness. Now. A lot of people think that cuteness is just all in the genes. Maybe some, but Menguin scientists say, "92.43% of...
wine tasting
It's time for one last weekend of fun as a single gal — the bachelorette party! And what could be better than being surrounded by your besties doing your favorite things? Whether that entails...
wedding toast tips
  It's time for the wedding toasts! This can be a make it or break it time at your wedding. Guffaw-inducing hilarity may ensue, or totally aka-awkward moments that make you want to hide...
wedding jumping photo
You may have seen it while scanning pin after pin creating your Dream Wedding Pinterest board, but the jump shot in weddings has pretty much become a must-have on the wedding day photography list. So...
best wedding photo
I love a good magic moment. Sometimes God and the camera come together at the exact nanosecond needed to turn a normal photo into a masterpiece of nonsense. Every one of these moments has a lesson to...
flower girl angel wings
Flower girls and ring bearers are an adorable addition to any wedding, and they are bound to stand out all on their own. But, we found ways to dial up the cuteness factor even more. 1. Angel Wings...
wedding venue
You’re getting married! But before you can make all the fun plans like your DIY favors and finding your perfect wedding dress (squeal!) you need to decide where you are going to get married. Not...
Sean Parker wedding
When I was a little kid I found a $20 bill on the ground outside of a 7-11. When I arrived at the cashier, he sorted my score by chocolate and fruity flavors. He began ringing me up and was...
Luke Wilson wedding toast
They say that public speaking is one of the biggest fears in the United States. It is not mine. I don't really fear talking. Or people. My fears go like this: Rattlesnakes, sharks,...
wedding budget
First off, if you are here, a huge CONGRATS is in order! Being engaged is a uniquely happy and exciting time! It can also, unfortunately, sometimes be stressful. That’s why we are here, to help...
wedding cake trends
Getting married? You're in luck, because the biggest trends in wedding cakes are also some of the prettiest we've seen. Whether you want to go glam, rustic or just simple, with this year's trends,...
worst wedding dress
It's hard not to dream about the wedding dress you'll one day wear as you walk down the aisle. But for most of us, the below wedding dresses (shorts...bikinis?) are the thing of wedding...
foil wedding invitation
Looking for ideas for your wedding invites? Whether you’re having a rustic elegant barn wedding or an over the top luxurious ballroom affair, we’ve got the top wedding invitation trends to set the...
Honeymoon
Not every bride and groom dreams of Vitamixes and Kate Spade China (though if you are looking for a whimsical wedding China idea, polka dots are the way to go). Some of you out there have all...
Invitations are extremely important. They set the tone and lay out what to expect for your guests. We think the invites below encompass a cleverness that, yes, are a bit nerdy. BUT. Also really...
Wedding dress trends 2016
Getting married in 2016? It's time to go wedding dress shopping! New York Bridal Week has come and gone, and designers from all over the world have spoken in terms of what the top trends will be...
Rainbow tuxedo
I would consider myself a cautious man. With caution, I think, comes smarts. For example, I never drive without a seatbelt. I don't poke bears. And I will never get in the ocean deeper than my chest...
affordable honeymoon
Matt Reiner, co-founder and CEO of Wela - a startup changing how people interact with their finances - shares tips to help continue the wedding bliss for a couple more weeks,...
Oculus Rift
You are in your new living room. It smells like... female. The couches? Not yours. The chairs? Nope. You had a chair. Her name was Old Faithful. She was with you during countless Madden wins....
sunflower wedding bouquet
With summer officially in full bloom, we couldn’t think of anything more perf than sharing our fave flowers for a summer wedding! So what makes a great summer flower? First, flowers that grow and...
Game of Thrones
The finale of Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday on HBO. Not having GOT on every week is like our own personal long night. We are destined to flip through the channels for months searching for...
Menguin Bride
Once in a blue moon, one of the Menguin boys sits down with a bride and goes a few rounds. Our goal? We have no clue. We just want to help all the soon-to-be brides in the house relax a bit. So...
bridesmaid dress with sleeves
A well-dressed bridal party is the perfect accessory to a stylish bride and groom. Gone are the days of gaudy layers and bridesmaid dresses that make the ladies look like enormous cupcakes {can...
Space wedding
Once upon a time, I sat in a car for 9 hours driving across Texas to attend a wedding for a cousin. When I got out of the car two things hit me. And they hit me very hard. 1. After 9 hours in the...
ugly bridesmaid dress
When it comes to ugly bridesmaid dresses, we always wondered just what the guys are thinking when they see these hot mess dresses. So we asked our Menguin man Nathan to give the dude point-...
wedding traditions around the world
1. Sake Ceremony, Japan In Japan, the bride and groom share a sake at the wedding. They each take three sips, along with their parents taking three sips, bonding the family together. 2...
viral wedding video
Weddings are a joyous occasion no matter how big or small. With new technology and the ability to upload videos in seconds, it appears that wedding parties are getting more creative and fun. Even if...
Wedding cakes gone wrong
When it comes to cake you can never go wrong. That is of course unless it goes wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong. Would you eat a slice? 1. The Disney Enuendo Cake Would Menguin eat it? No. We...
notched lapel jacket
Contrary to what some fashion novices may believe, not all suits and tuxedos are created equal; and when deciding which suit to wear, a jacket’s lapel is a key factor. As a rule of thumb, the width...
superhero groomsmen
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Superman-clad groom! If you're one of the comic-obsessed among us, we're betting you couldn't wait for the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron flick to fly into theaters...
Santorini honeymoon
With a wealth of history, culture and settings, it’s no wonder why the European continent is one of the most popular places for couples to honeymoon. Whether you’re looking for a classic city...
Michigan garter belt
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. We've all heard this little diddy, and if you're the superstitious type, you'll want to make sure you have each one on...
Sir Nils Olav
Hero Penguins: Nils Olav While penguins may be well-known for donning a tuxedo as their daily wear, there's a King Penguin in Scotland who wears something even more formal – the title of...
Gather & Gown
We all know the dreaded bridesmaid dress stories. Not so pretty (or flattering) one-and-done dresses that we wear down the aisle and then shove in the back of the closet, never again to see the...
The Bride Box
Friday Finds  There's Birchbox for beauty products and Bark Box to keep your doggy-treat jar overflowing, but what about the bride? Couldn't she use a delivery of happiness on...
8 Tux Trends We Love
  The bride and her dress may be the stars of a wedding, but that doesn’t mean the men can’t have fun with their wardrobes as well. Here are some of our favorite trends to inspire you...
Menguin Wedding is Coming
Game of Thrones certainly has a knack for throwing morbid​ memorable weddings, and it just so happens that the 5th season will be starting this Sunday on HBO just as wedding season gets underway...
Vera Wang
One of the biggest trends on the Oscar's red carpet last Sunday? Deep v-necks on those spectacular gowns. Like, way down-to-there plunging necklines. And, this trend isn't going anywhere...
Oscars, tuxedo trends, Adam Levine, Benedict Cumberbatch, shawl lapel, black tuxedo
The Oscars were a testament to classic male elegance with few participants deviating too far off course. The men wore black. The men wore shawl lapels. The men looked great. The blue tuxedo craze...
Rollerskating ring bearer
Once in a blue moon one of the Menguin boys sits down with a bride and goes a few rounds. Our goal? We have no clue. We just want to help all the soon-to-be-brides in the house to relax a bit. So...
The Yes Girls
Sometimes guys need a little help in the planning department. The proposal? Well, that's a biggie to your gal - and The Yes Girls are here to make sure it goes off without a hitch.  What is a...
scalloped details
New wedding obsession! I am head over heels for the scalloped details I am seeing on everything wedding as of late. Scalloped lace edging has long been a pretty little detail on wedding dresses,...
BBQ Wedding ideas
When you think Labor Day, you probably think of a day off from work (yay!) and grilling out back with the fam. So, why not turn the three-day weekend and bbq into your “I do’s”?? That’s right....
sparkle bridesmaid dresses
When you’re the bride, you get to sport some serious bling on that pretty manicured ring finger of yours, but the latest trend is giving your besties a chance to shine on your wedding day, too!...
Menguin Honeymoon Destinations
1.  Maldives Stay: Cocoa Island by COMO Words: The Maldives are the world’s most improbable honeymoon destination. A water world with plane taxis and the most perfect beaches on...
Someecards
How to Handle Her Special Time PMS. Pre-Marriage Syndrome as defined by your boys here at Menguin is a syndrome that arises in most soon-to-be brides. Definitely stress related. Rest assured...
Menguin Top 10 Nerd Cakes
1. Game of Thrones Cake A Song of Fire and Icing…nailed it! If you want to get reaaaal authentic, you can always put some live birds in it. And poison. 2. Tauntaun Cake If you get...
Menguin Craziest Bachelor Party Destinations
1. Phuket  - Asia Sun chasers, Patong Beach, tuk-tuks and loads of debauch make this the perfect bachelor party destination. The beaches are perfect, the nights are dangerous, and it is...
groomsmen socks
When it comes to personalizing a wedding party outfit, it seems like the gals have all the fun. We can accessorize our hair, wear head to toe jewelry, paint our nails (practically an art form these...
funky boutonniere
Sometimes the only thing harder than spelling boutonniere is deciding what to choose for yours. Traditionally you have boutonnieres for the groom, the groomsmen, the fathers of the bride and groom...
cascading bouquet
Have you heard the latest? Cascading bouquets have come back into fashion! These gorgeous bouquets just overflowing with flowers were big when our moms (and grandmas!) tied the knot, but we haven’t...