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BRIDES is the go-to source for all things wedding. We take a girl by the hand and walk her through the entire wedding maze, from the day she gets the ring to the day she writes her last thank-you note. Every couple wants a one-of-a-kind wedding they'll be proud of. We help them get it while keeping their friends, families and guests (and each other) happy along the way.

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This Centenarian Couple Celebrated Their 75th Wedding Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 9:22 AM

by Lauren Frankfort, BRIDES

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A love to last a lifetime! Two centenarians celebrated their 75th anniversary yesterday at their Maryland retirement home, the Associated Press reports, which is, obviously, quite the milestone.

Walter and Leslie Kimmel, who...

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9 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Planning

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 1:08 PM

by Terri Pous, BRIDES

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Photo: Diane Fields/Courtesy of CNP Montrose

It's an unfortunate, but often inevitable, part of planning a wedding that there are just some things you won't know or realize until after the big day is over. Sure, you may...

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How To Protect The Bottom Of Your Dress At An Outdoor Wedding

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 12:44 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Saying "I do" outdoors? Then you'll definitely be getting down and dirty on your wedding day in more ways than one! For now, let's just focus on the whole protecting your dress part though....

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5 Wives Define What a 'Happy Marriage' Means to Them

(16) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:43 AM

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES

A happy marriage is a cocktail of open communication, honesty, hard work, and a whole lotta love. But what does that look like in real life? Five wives open up about what a happy marriage means to them, because they're living it!

1. "A happy marriage...

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The Best Digital Seating Charts for Wedding Planning

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 12:24 PM

by Nancy Mattia for BRIDES

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Between wrangling last-minute RSVPs and trouble-shooting tuxedo malfunctions, the two weeks before your wedding can feel like an obstacle course. One way we suggest reigning in the stress is utilizing the genius technology...

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Exactly What to Eat the Day Before Your Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 12:11 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Eating super healthy for one day won't make you drop major pounds, but it can help you ward off last-minute beauty emergencies like blemishes, puffy eyes, and bloat. For best results, Kerry Bajaj, a...

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Marriage Misconceptions to Throw Out the Window

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 4:02 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Misconceptions, myths, whatever you want to call them, when it comes to marriage, we all have our own preconceived notions about what life will look like as a twosome that, well, quite frankly...

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5 Married Couples Reveal Sneaky Ways They Fit Sex Into Their Schedules

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 3:13 PM

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES

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Scheduling sex isn't necessarily sexy. But let's get real: If you didn't find creative ways to slate sex into a schedule packed with overtime work hours, girls' nights out, and your kids soccer...

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7 Things All Bad Wedding Speeches Have in Common

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 4:24 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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While you can't really expect to be the toast of the town on someone else's big day (don't worry, your time will come if it hasn't already), you can learn to give a...

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Photographers Share 7 Secrets to Looking Better in Your Wedding Pictures

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:10 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Wedding photos are pretty much the sole reason you signed up for that hot yoga class and decided to give up carbs for the next six months. After all, you want to look amazing in...

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9 Signs You're Totally Ready for Married Life

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 2:18 PM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES

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Five years ago you were out with your BFFs until 5 A.M. and locking lips with random hotties at the bar thinking, "Man, this is the life!" Flash forward to the present day...

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The Surprising Thing that 43 Percent Of Spouses Don't Know About Each Other

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 12:41 PM

by Terri Pous, BRIDES
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When it comes to money, how much do you really know about your spouse? Though husbands and wives almost always share a bank account (and secrets, and, well, everything else), the findings of a new survey conducted by Fidelity...

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What Wedding Experts Would Have Done Differently For Their Own Big Days

(2) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 11:41 AM

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES

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Every bride worries she'll regret some wedding decisions -- and it turns out, even the pros look back on their big days with some regrets. So we asked four wedding planners to...

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3 Unbelievable Stories Of Mothers Of The Groom Behaving Badly

(53) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 11:50 AM

by Sandy Malone, BRIDES

Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007. Here, she dishes on the craziest mother-in-law stories.

It's hard to be the mother of the groom....

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5 Dads On What Went Through Their Heads As They Walked Their Daughters Down The Aisle

(34) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 10:02 AM

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES

While you're worrying about sinking your heels into the grass, tripping over your cathedral-length veil, or your tears washing your mascara down your face as you walk down the aisle, your father is likely having his own internal dialogue -- a beautiful mix of joy, love,...

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The 10 Emotional Stages of Getting Engaged

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 10:33 AM

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES

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Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose

While the setting varies from woman-to-woman, there's a universal monologue that occurs to almost brides-to-be as they realize this is the moment he'll drop to one knee and pop the question. It's a...

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9 Things To Consider When Choosing Bridesmaids

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 11:33 AM

by Elizabeth Mitchell, Brides

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If you're like many brides, once you get engaged you can't wait to pop the question to your besties too. It's just so exciting! But before you start sending out cute little...

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11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Inviting Someone To Your Wedding

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:21 AM

by Whitney C. Harris, Brides

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The guest list is one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding. But a bride and groom shouldn't feel the need to invite everyone they've ever met. Looking for some guidance? We...

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9 Daily Habits To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 2:28 PM

By Jillian Kramer for BRIDES

You've likely read some scary -- and outdated! -- research that says nearly half of marriages end in divorce. But rather than fret you'll one day become a statistic, why not work on protecting your marriage instead?

"You don't need to do monumental actions to...

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6 Stressful Things You Can Totally Cut Out Of Wedding Planning

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:19 AM

By Jillian Kramer for BRIDES

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When was the last time you planned a shindig for 100-plus people? Likely, never. So it's totally normal to feel like your to-do list is too long to tackle. "It's very easy for a bride...

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