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Ashley Reich
Ashley Reich is the Senior Editor of Huffington Post Divorce and Huffington Post Weddings.

Entries by Ashley Reich

In These States, Weddings Cost More Than Half Of The Average Resident's Yearly Income

(11) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 11:53 AM

According to the Wedding Report, a compilation of statistics and market research for the wedding industry, couples spent an average of $25,200 on their weddings last year. That's about half of the median household income in the U.S., per the latest available data.

The chart below...

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6 Trends That Dominated The Spring 2015 Bridal Runways

(30) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Today's fashion-forward brides expect something more from wedding dress designers than sweetheart necklines and lace, and boy did this season's bridal runways deliver.

While taking in designers' spring/summer 2015 collections during bridal fashion week, we made note of the trends we saw again and again on the...

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The Top 5 Moments From Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014

(6) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 8:25 AM

It's easy to get lost in a sea of white, lace and tulle at bridal market -- the jam-packed, semi-annual week in which top wedding dress designers debut their latest collections.

But every so often, there's a moment that stands out above the rest -- whether it's providing welcome...

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Watch The Bridal Market Spring 2014 Runway Shows Streaming LIVE Here!

(6) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:03 AM

Here at HuffPost Weddings, we live and breathe bridal fashion. That's why we're so excited for Bridal Market in New York City this weekend, where top wedding dress designers will be debuting their Spring/Summer 2015 collections.

Thanks to The Knot's live-streaming coverage, you'll have a front-row seat at...

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10 Proposal Photos That Prove Romance Is Not Dead

(20) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 10:57 AM

If "I love you" is the most romantic phrase in the English language, "Will you marry me?" is a very close second.

Not only does that monumental question kick off a long and happy future, it usually inspires an excited -- and often tearful -- reaction from the person...

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The Only Breakup Advice You'll Ever Need

(164) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 1:21 AM

"You'll get through this."

Sound familiar? After a breakup, well-meaning friends tend to offer this and other cliché sentiments (think: "You're better off without him" and "There are other fish in the sea"). Sure, they mean well, but people often can't relate and rely on uninspiring and generic one-liners that...

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Couples Marrying On 11/12/13 Will Share Anniversary With Thousands

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 10:54 AM

An estimated 3,326 American couples will tie the knot on Tuesday, according to wedding retailer David's Bridal. That's a 796 percent increase from the 371 who were married on the same date last year.

Why are so many rushing to the altar? Tuesday marks 11/12/13 -- a date with consecutive...

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11 Unusual Wedding Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

(11) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 10:41 AM

More and more couples are bucking tradition at their weddings in favor of personalized and offbeat ceremonies. And the wedding photos below are as nontraditional as they come.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, these wedding photos are worth millions. Scroll down for some of the most out-of-the-ordinary...

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This Map Of U.S. Divorce Rates Shows Where Marriages Go To Die

(666) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 9:58 AM

Genetics, income levels, education -- these are only a handful of factors that studies say could influence a couple's risk of divorce.

But could where you live predict divorce with some degree of accuracy as well? It's possible. After all,

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'Bad Grandpa's' Johnny Knoxville Pranked My Wedding, And It Was Epic (PHOTOS)

(46) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 5:23 PM

Not all brides would want Johnny Knoxville to prank their weddings, but Kim Peeler is not a traditional bride. When her then-fiancé Jarrod Brom got a job as a producer on "Bad Grandpa" -- a hidden-camera comedy from the "Jackass" creator -- in August 2012, Peeler's first thought...

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Hot-Off-The-Runway Bridal Looks That Won't Blow Your Budget

(28) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 12:21 PM

They say a wedding dress is the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever buy.

Perhaps that's true, but at the very least, it's likely the most expensive. According to and's annual Real Weddings Study, brides spent an average of $1,211 on wedding dresses...

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Elderly Paraguayan Couple Marries After 80 Years Together

(161) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:24 AM

Jose Manuel Riella and Martina Lopez might just be the oldest newlyweds ever.

The elderly Paraguayan couple -- Riella is 103 and Lopez is 99 -- recently married in a religious ceremony 80 years after their 1933 courtship. The pair had already tied the knot in a civil...

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Wedding Dress Trends From Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2013

(50) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 6:09 PM

For the fashion-forward bride-to-be (or anyone who loves beautiful dresses, really), there is nothing more exciting than browsing through designers' latest wedding dress collections. Not only are these hot-off-the-runway looks drop-dead gorgeous, but they also embody the latest trends in bridal wear.

We spent the last several days in...

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Bridal Market Fall 2013 Runway Shows Streamed LIVE Here! (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 8:29 AM

It's that time of year again, when the top wedding dress designers will debut their Fall 2014 collections during the semi-annual Bridal Market in New York City. From Oct. 10-14, everyone from Monique Lhuillier to Vera Wang and Reem Acra will be showing their latest bridal collections -- and we'll...

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Laura Wasser, Celebrity Divorce Lawyer, Shares Top 10 Rules Divorcing Couples Should Follow

(10) Comments | Posted October 5, 2013 | 1:51 AM

It's no secret that celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser knows a lot about splitting up. But her knowledge precedes the time spent in her office and in court with high-profile clients, including Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher. Wasser is a child of divorce who co-parents with two former...

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JFK, Jackie Wedding Anniversary: September 12 Would Have Been The Kennedys' 60th Anniversary

(54) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 12:40 AM

Sixty years ago today, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, the future 35th president of the United States, married Jacqueline Bouvier in a stunning Newport, Rhode Island affair.

The nuptials were national news; after all, both Jack -- as he was often called -- and Jackie came from wealthy, influential families....

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Teacher-Student Relationship: Woman Wonders If She Should Reveal Ex's Sordid Past To His Employer

(368) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 7:48 PM

Slate contributor Emily Yoffe often tackles tough ethical questions in her column, "Dear Prudence." But a question from a reader late last week may be one of the stickiest we've ever seen.

"Eve" writes that she and her university professor husband divorced after 18 months of...

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How To Save Marriage: 6 Unconventional Tips

(151) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 1:05 AM

When a couple's marriage is on the rocks, they typically seek advice from friends, family and marriage counselors. After all, what better way to save a failing union than to call on the experts?

According to relationship expert Mort Fertel, that's precisely the wrong thing to do....

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Online Dating Leads To Higher Marriage Satisfaction, Lower Divorce Rates: Study

(242) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 1:57 PM

New research suggests that one in three Americans now meet their spouses online, and that those marriages are more satisfying and less likely to end in divorce than those that begin in traditional, offline venues.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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Marriage Affair: Should You Tell Your Spouse You Cheated? Expert Weighs In

(298) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 12:00 AM

You've had an affair. Does that mean your marriage is over?

Not necessarily, according to Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of "The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity." In fact, according to the author, "many people will say that working through the affair made the marriage stronger than before."

"Once an...

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