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Newlyweds: 'The Financial Talk' Before The Walk (Down The Aisle)

David Rae | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Now that same sex marriage is the law of the land, engaged gay couples are going to be having some serious chats about money if they want their love to survive the ever after.

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice You Should Definitely Ignore

BRIDES | Posted 07.06.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

Some pieces of advice, even from well-meaning sources, should simply be ignored.

7 Marriage Myths That Are Totally False

BRIDES | Posted 06.02.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

You might be surprised to find out that much of what you believed about marriage is more fiction than fact.

10 Signs You're Not Ready To Get Married, According To Experts

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.02.2016 | Divorce

Marriage is one of the biggest commitments made in a lifetime. It's natural to feel nervous -- even a bit apprehensive -- about spending the rest of y...

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...

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.

What I've Learned By Falling In Love With A Cook

Andy Marra | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Andy Marra

I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.

7 Last Minute Valentine's Day Getaways In The U.S.

BRIDES | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
BRIDES

by Katie James, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Lanai With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there's no better time to book a la...

5 Marriage Firsts Every Couple Experiences

BRIDES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Friends seem to come out of the woodwork when you get engaged, offering everything from c...

What They Did Wrong: How 4 Women Wish Their Partners Had Proposed

BRIDES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Many women wouldn't change a thing when it comes to the ways their partners popped the qu...

8 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Ties the Knot

BRIDES | Posted 02.02.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose It's time to add a few things to your pre-wedding to-do list. Because, according to our e...

3 Married Sex Myths You've Been Buying Into

BRIDES | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

With our without knowing it, it's likely you've bought into a few marriage myths. The good news is you no longer have to believe the them -- sex therapist Sari Cooper is here to bust three.

Bridey, Please Don't Throw an Engagement Party Only for the Presents...

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.15.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Not gonna lie... This story horrified me. Like H.O.R.R.I.F.I.E.D. me. One of my esteemed colleagues in the industry told me about a bride who actually asked her to help her plan an engagement party for the sole purpose of receiving presents from her guests. I know!

Almost Married Again

Todd Sawyer | Posted 12.14.2015 | Divorce
Todd Sawyer

I was thinking about how much my life has changed in the last year. I went from living with my fiancé and closing in on a second wedding day both of us. Then we slowed down, took a deep breath and changed our minds. It was mutual, but it certainly wasn't easy.

Couples Dish On Their Special Holiday Traditions

Kristen Rocco | Posted 12.11.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

The holiday months are not only special because of the home-roasted honey-baked ham or the endless amount of carefully-wrapped gifts staring at you fr...

The Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Be a Secret

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.10.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Times have changed. In the not-too-distant past, prenuptial agreements were not for everyone. The vast majority of people got married without one. The general consensus was that such agreements were only for the 'rich and famous.' In today's climate, people are seemingly more sophisticated than in the past.

The Very Real Struggle All Engaged Couples Face

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 02.13.2015 | Weddings

Some people love using the word "fiancé/fiancée," while others cringe their way through it. I'm in the latter camp. To me, a "fiancé" is the ch...

Before Cosigning a Loan, Know the Risks

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

First, understand that the main reason you're being asked to cosign a loan is because lenders don't think the borrower is a good risk. By cosigning, you're guaranteeing that you'll repay the full loan -- plus any late fees or collection costs -- should the borrower default.

7 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Your Fiancé While Wedding Planning

The Knot | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

We're assuming you want to be on speaking terms when you meet at the end of the aisle. If that's true, never, ever utter the following phrases to your about-to-be-spouse.

A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Michelle Rose Gilman

What changed in me was the realization that I was committing to a process of being with another person. There is a difference. I came to peace with the fact that I was not committing to being the same person for the rest of my life; that person he initially fell in love with. I am too old to believe that.

Engagement Red Flags: Marry Or Move On

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

So you're in a relationship and considering the long term. For most, this means marriage and the thought of growing old together -- soul mates for life. But for some, the challenges during dating and into engagement make them wonder.

Making Promises: What Does a Wedding Ring Represent?

Eric W. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Weddings
Eric W.

She was my fiancée, not my wife. I am widowed, but never married.