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Can You Teach Someone To Love Their Job?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Confucius advised: "Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life."  Steve Jobs agreed, counselling: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." The truth is a meta-analysis of almost one hundred different studies of working adults in almost every conceivable profession finding that when our interests match our jobs we are generally more satisfied and happier with our lives.

Lady Gaga Remains Hopeful She'll Get Back Together With Taylor Kinney

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Lady Gaga confirmed her split from Taylor Kinney with photo she posted on Instagram on July 20. Though the couple have gone their separate wa...

Pippa Middleton Is Engaged!

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.19.2016 | Style

Congratulations are in order for Pippa Middleton and her new fiancée, James Matthews! The couple announced their engagement Tuesday, much to the deli...

What To Do When You Don't Like Your Engagement Ring

Leila Lewis | Posted 07.13.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

All the emotions are flooding in and you look down at your finger and realize that the rock you just put on isn't close to your Pinterest board. You can't wait to share the news with everyone, but aren't sure what to do when your family and friends ask to see the big sparkler.

Kaitlyn Bristowe Just Walked Down The Aisle... At A Friend's Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe just walked down the aisle! But, er, not in a wedding dress exactly.

The Trust Fall Challenge

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.10.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I get that expecting anyone to trust someone so easily is a huge favor to ask. But if you're all about trusting those stupid stories on Facebook and don't even look up the author or do a quick "snopes" fact check, then maybe, just maybe, trusting a real person that makes their living on the subject you need help with, isn't such a hard concept to grasp.

Your Wedding Is Not the Most Important Day of Your Life

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.21.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

When you look at your wedding as not the "best day ever" but as "the best is yet to come," you will free yourself from the pressure of everything having to be perfect, and instead you will realize one thing: it already is. Because you found each other.

Couple's Love Story As Told In Legos Is Simply Adorkable

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings

Bride-to-be Celina Frenn may have received coolest engagement gift of all -- this amazing Lego love story video her freelance animator fiance, Kevin U...

Say Yes to the Stress?

Kalyn Franke | Posted 04.13.2016 | Weddings
Kalyn Franke

I have a confession to make. Up until a few weeks ago, I was furiously googling emotional phrases like "Is it too late to elope?" and "I hate wedding planning" and "Am I am horrible person for not being excited about wedding planning?"

7 Ways Money Controls Your Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

At the end of the day, while most of us got started and stayed in this industry because we believe in love (and really good parties), it is a business. This saturated market is full of people that have to pay bills, just like you.

There Isn't an App for That

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.24.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The bottom line is, there isn't an App for everything. Some things will always require human interaction to achieve the best results. One of those things is assembling a team of vendors for your wedding day, starting with your wedding planner.

What to (Really) Ask Your Potential Wedding Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.23.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

So if you're ready to start shopping for a wedding planner (meaning set up a meeting, not price shop via a wedding website app), you need to know the right questions to ask and why the answers are important.

Rustic Chic, Not Rustic Cheap

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 02.15.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The average total wedding cost in the country sits around $30,000 and in the NYC Metro area (where there are endless barns, lofts and such) as well as Southern California, an average wedding will cost $50,000. The bottom line is, a rustic chic wedding is not an average wedding.

Engaged Without An "Engagement Ring"

Abby King | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Abby King

Being engaged for the second time at 41 is very different than the first time in my 20's. At 25 I wanted a traditional engagement and wedding, follow...

Sandboxing

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The thing is, I, and many other planners I know, truly want to work with everyone involved when planning a wedding. It's a team sport and a good planner knows and respects that.

A Valentine's Love Story

Kristen Rocco | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

I couldn't help but wonder why couples weren't offered the opportunity to document their love story. Like a wedding dress is to the wedding day, why wasn't a couple's love story a major aspect to their everyday life?

Doing the Math on The Worst Wedding Tip. Like Ever.

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There you are. Snowed in and stocked up on milk, bread and eggs. And if you, if even for a second, considered that as a good piece of advice, then you need to splash some water... or snow, on your face. Off season date? That's a great way to save money? Math lesson kids!

8 Things That Will Happen As Soon As You Get Engaged

Erin Hinkle | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
Erin Hinkle

This time is meant to celebrate that love that exists between the two of you. And that day, that special, magical, blissful, wonderful day, is meant to show the world that love and throw it around like confetti. (Or bubbles. Or sparklers. Whatever. I'll plan our wedding exit later.)

How to Spoil a Wedding Proposal in 4 Steps

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose The best part about a proposal, our experts agree, is the element of surprise. If you wan...

Which Came First, the Bride or the B*tch?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I believe that it all starts innocently enough. Bridey, you're engaged! YAY! It's super exciting, and the beginning of a new stage in your life. But, with that stage comes uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes fear and stress. And, when the fear and stress kick in, the little girl inside of us begins to rage.

The Numbers Game

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether you are in the wedding industry or you are engaged, there is a question that if you haven't heard it already, you will hear it thousands of times in the near future: "What is your budget?"

Stop Calling Yourself a Wedding Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Wedding planning is not easy, and the job can be viewed as something that anyone could do. The reality is, my job as a wedding planner is a real job that requires real work and real experience.

Can We Just Be?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.

Resolve to Be a Better Wedding Guest

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.06.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I can spot the difficult guests right as they walk in the door, and sometimes sooner than that. If the guest is a true pain in the ass, my couple has already told me about them, and I have yet to have a couple exaggerate about just how difficult a certain guest is being.

Bridey, Five Ways Not to be a Nightmare Disguised as a Daydream

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Yup, I totally just stole a line from Taylor Swift, but why come up with another awesome line when one already exists? Right? Anyway, the point is, right now, so many of you are recently engaged (ahem... Christmas), and while I truly believe that you don't think you're a nightmare, inevitably, the majority of you?