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The Princess Myth

Cornelia Powell | Posted 08.03.2015 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

The alluring fairy tale that I call the "princess myth" runs deep in many women from an early age. This underlying desire to look and feel like a princess can even overlap into the dream of being a bride -- surrounded by all the glittering trappings the wedding pageantry offers.

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

7 Fun & Creative Wedding and Engagement Photo Ideas

DL Cade | Posted 07.28.2015 | Weddings
DL Cade

Brides and wedding photographers don't always agree on everything, but one thing they definitely both want is to create a great set of photos that s...

22 Grooms React To Seeing Their Sweethearts For The First Time

Inside Weddings | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings
Inside Weddings

If you want to see the love a groom has for his partner-to-be, watch his face on their wedding day.

12 Bespectacled Brides Who Rocked Glasses At Their Weddings

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Weddings

If you're the kind of lady who wears her glasses on the daily, why should your wedding day be any different? Those frames are part of who you are! Plu...

9 Signs You're Totally Ready for Married Life

BRIDES | Posted 07.17.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

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!"

Confessions of a Recovering Fat Kid

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.

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

BRIDES | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

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 found something quite shocking.

Can a Bridezilla be Tamed?

Claire Enston | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.

A Bridesmaid's Travails

Tim Ward | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Tim Ward

Anne Wagener has been a bridesmaid 10 times. She has transformed her experiences -- good, bad, and hilarious -- into a delightful first romantic novel, Borrow a Bridesmaid. It's also a portal into the minds and hearts of 21st century 20-somethings.

How to Give the Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings
Elizabeth Rider

Wedding season brings (bridal) shower season and it's time to break free from the norm and shower your bride with the best gift at the party.

These Bridal Photos Of 'Bearded Dame' Harnaam Kaur Are Simply Stunning

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

  When bridal blogger Kat Williams saw photos of Harnaam Kaur, she knew she had to feature them on her site.  Kaur has Polycystic Ovary...

Keeping the Wedding Planning Simple and Loving it

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Dana Laquidara

Recently, I went with my daughter to find her wedding dress. She had to make an appointment. That's how it works in the wedding market. There was going to be no such thing as just showing up and browsing the dresses ourselves, God forbid.

3 Ways To Be More 'Bride' And Less 'Zilla'

Raquel Kelley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

Some claim that you don't see a person's true colors until you start planning your wedding. Most of the time dealing with all of the personalities is much harder than dealing with the actual planning itself. For some reason, I've found that weddings have a way of turning even the most mild-mannered, normal human beings into Gary Busey.

9 Things To Consider When Choosing Bridesmaids

BRIDES | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Before you start sending out cute little cards and decorative boxes asking your BFFs to be your bridesmaids, make sure you've thought through all the logistics first.

7 Tips for Being a Good Bridesmaid from "Bridesmaids"

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

You've all seen the movie Bridesmaids. The tea party bridal shower with the giant cookie, and Kristen Wiig's meltdown scene is the thing that sticks with me the most. Weddings can get extremely stressful for the wedding party, since a lot of the responsibility in making the bride feel special rests on them.

It Ain't Easy Being an in-Law

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Any family relationship is complex, but in-law relationships are particularly difficult because they have the obligations and expectations of family without the benefits of intimacy, comfort, and support.

My Wedding Was My Inspiration, But I Lost 40 Pounds For Me

Casey Dembowski | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weddings
Casey Dembowski

It's easy to call me a fitness fanatic bride and be done with it. But losing all that weight was never my goal -- and I didn't "do it for the wedding." I just did it for me.

A Special Message for June Brides: It's Not Too Late to Say 'I Don't'

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

No matter how many non-refundable deposits have been put down, or how many folks have flown across the country, or how epic your reception is going to be, it's not too late to call off the wedding.

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Inviting Someone To Your Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

The guest list is one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Planning Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 05.15.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

There is nothing more frustrating to me as a wedding planner than a client not taking my advice. As the expert, when giving a suggestion or advice, I back everything up with stories from previous clients who didn't listen.

9 Things No One Tells You About The Wedding Day

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

No matter how calm, cool and collected you normally are, the explosion will occur. Expect it to take place within the two weeks leading up to your wedding.

How to Throw a Surprise Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Her mom nervously took a few steps closer, then the bride broke the news that the wedding was taking place later that day and not months from then.

Bliss the Bride: How to Shower the Bride at the Spa

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Zoey Gulmi

Your wedding day will be here faster than you can say "I do," and while you've probably already chosen the perfect venue, a photographer to capture y...

10 Things I Want My Engaged Daughter To Know About Marriage

Susan Bonifant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Susan Bonifant

Very soon, our daughter will be married. In my life, I have attended only a handful of weddings where I was certain it would last. This will be one of them. And yet, since we reached the halfway point in the planning, I've found myself wishing to offer some parting gift of wisdom.