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Take Back Your Wedding

9 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Taking Over Your Wedding

Posted 07.18.2013 | Weddings

Planning a wedding is stressful enough as it is -- just think of all the decisions the couple must make about the date, the venue, the flowers, the fo...

5 Lessons For Every Mother Of The Bride

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 04.29.2013 | Weddings
Janice Van Dyck

The difference between mother of the bride and mother-in-law comes down to just one day.

How They Pulled Off An Incredible Wedding For $5K

Posted 01.07.2013 | Weddings

In March 2012, Los Angeles couple Rebecca O’Grady, 23, and Orion Kirkpatrick, 26, had a wedding that rivaled the ones we spend hours drooling over o...

What To Do When Your Sister Is Ruining Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 03.02.2013 | Weddings
Summer McLane

When dealing with a jealous sister during your wedding, you need to be realistic about your relationship. I get it. Now is YOUR time. YOUR special day. Your sister should be there for you the way you were there for her, right? Not if she's the jealous sister.

Why I Loved My Little Courthouse Wedding

Valerie Sullivan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Weddings
Valerie Sullivan

There was only the sweet, lisping voice of our officiant; the kind, happy eyes of our witness; Danny's deep and loving expression as he watched my quivering lips; and everywhere in the room, our love.

Natasha Burton

What Totally Pissed Off This Couple's Wedding Guests | Natasha Burton | Posted 09.25.2012 | Weddings

Lisa Rau and Robert Cannon’s August 4 nuptials at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California were more carnival than wedding. Rau, 26, a documentary edit...

The Overwhelming Experience That Made Me Realize I'm Not Like Other Girls

Kristine Gasbarre | Posted 06.14.2013 | Weddings
Kristine Gasbarre

Nothing could make me feel closer to you than a wedding day that's easy -- and all ours. There's something very real and permanent about a big day that's actually small, where what's most memorable about the celebration is not the fancy menu or the decor... but the love.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Most Cliched Wedding Poses

Posted 08.18.2012 | Weddings

Couples are taking back their weddings and doing their Big Days their own way more and more. But, unfortunately, wedding photos haven't quite caug...

Why I Loved My Secret Wedding

Kate Awsumb | Posted 08.02.2013 | Weddings
Kate Awsumb

During our impromptu toast and cake cutting/face smashing, complete with two-foot tall "Bride" and "Groom" glasses gifted by a friend, I heard someone whisper to the person next to her, "Did they actually get married or not? I'm so confused!"

Why We Jumped Ship On Our Own Wedding

Morgan Montgomery | Posted 09.30.2012 | Weddings
Morgan Montgomery

It's amazing how much less concern there is when you take the getting married part out of the wedding and just have a party.

Natasha Burton

PHOTOS: You Won't Believe What This Gorgeous Wedding Cost | Natasha Burton | Posted 07.31.2012 | Weddings

When Elizabeth Ulrich learned that her father had pancreatic cancer, she and her fiancé, Will Fanguy, 30, scrapped the $8,000 wedding they’d been p...

A Truly 'Unique' Wedding | Posted 07.26.2012 | Weddings

CHICAGO—According to recently engaged and utterly smug shitheads Ross Bird and Jessica Black, the couple wants their upcoming nuptials to be not jus...

How I Stopped My In-Laws From Taking Over My Wedding

Dawn Dwyer-Pappas | Posted 09.11.2012 | Weddings
Dawn Dwyer-Pappas

For the four years that my now-husband and I were dating, I heard all about my sister-in-law's huge, gorgeous wedding extravaganza, and I was afraid... very afraid.

How To Take Back Your Wedding From Your Mom

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.27.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There was one mama who showed up two hours late for everything and jabbed me on the head with her fingernail to get my attention. And then there was the drunk one who tried to make up with her estranged husband during the reception, much to her daughter AND her ex-husband's horror.

PHOTOS: They Had Shockingly Low-Key Weddings

Posted 06.23.2012 | Weddings

We expect celebrities to tie the knot with expensive, over-the-top affairs, so when they don't, we can't help but sit up and take notice. As part ...

Has Your Wedding Been Hijacked? Tell Us About It!

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, you're engaged! Now begins the process of planning the wedding of your dreams, right? Not exactly. Ever since you and your spouse...

How I Threw A 100-Person Wedding For Under $4,000

LearnVest | Posted 03.13.2014 | Weddings

When my husband and I got engaged back in 2010, I felt simultaneously thrilled ... and like I needed to brace myself for an oncoming wave whose only p...