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'Star Trek' Ring: Etsy Shop, VaLa Jewellery, Sells Trekkie Engagement Ring

(69) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 7:35 PM

If you're planning on settling down with a diehard "Star Trek" fan, why not propose in true Trekkie fashion?

Etsy shop owner Valerie Lazutina has designed an engagement ring modeled after the famous Starfleet insignia.

Instead of a band with a typical bezel, pave or prong setting...

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Types Of Brides: The Top 6 Stereotypical Brides

(99) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 5:33 PM

Wedding movies would have you believe that women become one of six (usually horrible) types of brides after accepting that big, sparkly diamond ring.

Click through the slideshow below to see the six stereotypical brides and let us know: Have you ever encountered these characters in real life?


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Pinterest Wedding: Couples Can Now Share Their Pins And Boards On

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 3:12 PM

If you're planning your wedding on Pinterest, chances are that you've already created a board (either intentionally or unintentionally) with all of your registry wishlist items. Adorable teacups? Check. Awesome piece of artwork? Yep.

But there's only one problem -- how to share those items with all of...

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Meteorite Ring: Reddit User Laporkenstein, Marcus LaPorte, Forges Own Wedding Ring (PHOTOS)

(28) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 1:32 PM

Reddit user Marcus LaPorte made headlines earlier this month when he forged a wedding band from a piece of a meteorite and posted photos of the ring online. LaPorte, a 34-year-old art director and custom fabricator, has been married...

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Geeky Marriage Proposals: 15 Adorably Nerdy Ways To Pop The Question (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 4:09 PM

Dropping down on one knee doesn't cut it for everyone.

When it comes to the Big Moment, some grooms-to-be take it one step further and incorporate their own personality into the proposal, even if that means showing off their nerdy (or should we say awesome?) side.

From cleverly-orchestrated video...

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Wedding Dance: The Most Outrageous Wedding Entrance Videos (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 2:56 PM

You may not know Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson by name, but chances are you've already seen a video of their wedding ceremony.

The couple's famous video, "JK Wedding Entrance Dance," became a YouTube sensation in 2009. In the video, the pair -- and their enthusiastic wedding party...

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Wedding Planning: What Are The Best Wedding Planning Books?

(7) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 12:42 PM

There's certainly no shortage of wedding planning resources out there, but where should a newly-engaged couple start?

To keep you from getting overwhelmed by the extensive selection of Big Day guides, we polled top wedding experts to find out the best wedding planning books on the market.

Click through the...

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Interracial Marriage: 1 In 10 American Marriages Are Mixed, Census Reveals

(892) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 5:55 PM

One in 10 American marriages are between partners of a different race or ethnicity, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The report, which examined Census information from 2010, showed that the number of mixed marriages among heterosexual couples has risen since 2000....

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Royal Anniversary: 9 Bizarre Items Celebrating Prince William And Kate Middleton's Big Day

(17) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 5:35 PM

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot.

In honor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first anniversary on April 29, we've scoured the interwebs to find the most bizarre items released this year commemorating the royal...

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Wedding Songs: What's The Best Song To Play At A Wedding Reception?

(16) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 5:52 PM

No bride likes to admit it, but there's usually an awkward lull during the wedding reception -- typically right after the newlyweds have finished their first dance as husband and wife (and before the booze starts flowing.)

Despite the fact that music may be playing... no one is dancing.

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Wedding Apps: 'Yapp' Helps Couples Create Apps For Their Big Days

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 3:46 PM

You might think a wedding website is the easiest way to share information with your guests. But what if you could build a mobile app that guests could access anytime, anywhere?

According to Maria Seidman, co-founder of Yapp, a New York City-based startup, if you can...

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Wedding Food: 'Top Chef' Contestants Share Their Dream Wedding Menus

(9) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 7:43 PM

If there's one thing that guests are sure to remember about your wedding, it's the food.

In order to get some foodie inspiration for the big day, we asked contestants from all seasons of the acclaimed cooking competition show "Top Chef", including Kevin Sbraga, winner of season seven,...

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Gay Marriage Australia: Country's First Mass Same-Sex TV Wedding Features 41 Couples Tying The Knot

(109) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 6:25 PM

When Melbourne resident Elyse James sat down in the studio audience of one of Australia's evening talk shows, "Adam Hills in Gordon St. Tonight," in February, she had no idea that her girlfriend of eight months, Rebecca Edwards, would be proposing that night.

Days before...

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Marriage In The World: Test Your Knowledge Of Marriage Laws Worldwide

(99) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:54 PM

Planning on getting hitched abroad?

Then you might want to know which country shuns religious ceremonies, or which requires you to live there for 40 consecutive days before saying "I do."

We've put together a list of the world's quirkiest, most surprising facts about tying the knot.

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Double Dating Benefits Marriage Greatly, According To New Research

(3) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 6:20 PM

Double-dating could be one of the secrets to a long and happy marriage, according to a recent study.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Social Work have found that maintaining healthy friendships with other couples can help to solidify a couple's sense of themselves as a...

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Wedding Teeth: How To Get The Perfect Wedding Smile

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 3:07 PM

When it comes to looking good on your wedding day, some brides and grooms go to the extreme. Last year, Linsey Ray, a California bride spent nearly the cost of her wedding (a whopping $20,000) to have her entire body transformed with plastic surgery before her Big Day....

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Etta James' 'At Last' One Of The Most Beloved Wedding Songs Of All Time

(13) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 4:04 PM

Legendary singer Etta James has died at the age of 73, from complications with leukemia.

While the Grammy-award winning singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree had other hits, such as "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Don't Tell Mama," James was...

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Wedding Traditions: Can You Figure Out Where These Big Day Customs Are From?

(43) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 1:11 PM

Weddings may be held all over the world, but when it comes to Big Day details, each culture celebrates nuptials differently.

After all, not all couples prefer something borrowed or something blue -- or even a fresh-smelling bouquet, for that matter. Rather, some spouses-to-be opt for wedding customs based...

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Celebrity Marriages: Stars Who Married 'Regular People' (PHOTOS)

(225) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 11:03 AM

Given the chance, there are probably an awful lot of people who would jump at the chance to marry a Hollywood star -- but how often do celebs actually fall in love with the non-famous?

While it may be rare, it does happen. Click through the slides below to challenge...

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2011 Wedding Trends: Top 11 Wedding Trends Of The Year

(22) Comments | Posted December 31, 2011 | 4:06 AM

Since our launch earlier this year, we've been at the forefront of all things Big Day-related. We brought you the latest news on celebrity nuptials, reports from the front lines of bridal fashion week, personal essays about everything from gay engagements to...

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