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Traditional Weddings

Have the Wedding Budget Talk with Your Parents BEFORE You Start Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.02.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Discussing wedding money -- with your future spouse and both sets of your parents -- is hard. Nobody likes to talk about money -- the subject matter is taboo. Unfortunately, it has to be the first discussion point for wedding planning.

Defining 'Traditional Marriage,' Not Redefining It

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

How terms like "traditional marriage" and "redefining marriage" are so consistently misused is outrageous and an outrage, so it's time for a history lesson. What I'm going to say has been said before by others, but not nearly enough.

Why This Couple Had 3 Extravagant Weddings

Posted 07.12.2013 | Weddings

For most couples, getting married once is stressful enough. But some brides and grooms are opting to say "I do" again... and again and again. On Th...

The Rise Of Narcissistic Weddings | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

When I got married last October, all I heard were variants of “This is your day. It’s all about you.” These messages made me uncomfortable, both...

Why You Should Invite Your Parents' Friends To Your Wedding | Posted 06.13.2013 | Weddings

I am at the hinge point between being the groom and the father of the groom. I was married 17 years ago. If my oldest child gets married in 17 years, ...

This Wedding Tradition Is Dead

Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

If you're planning on going to a wedding, don't expect the bouquet and garter toss to be on the agenda. The centuries-old bouquet and garter toss t...

PHOTOS: Orthodox Jewish Wedding Attracts 25,000 Guests

Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings

If you thought it was tough to organize a couple hundred guests at your wedding, imagine if 25,000 well-wishers decided to drop by. A wedding betw...

Why An Ironic, Low-Key Wedding Is Still A Wedding | Posted 03.07.2013 | Weddings

There are, the New York Times reports, engagement rings designed with "'gals'" who "'don't want to look engaged'" in mind. Rings with black diamonds, ...

How To Choose The Right Wedding Veil | Posted 02.08.2013 | Weddings

Nothing makes for a more dramatic entrance than a bride walking in wearing a veil....

Father Gives $150 Million Wedding Gift To Daughter

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Most couples don't expect to get new cars as wedding gifts. But that's just the beginning of what one Chinese father gave his daughter and son-in-law ...

Research Reveals Why Women Should Never Propose

Posted 12.04.2012 | Weddings

According to research released earlier this year, NO ONE wants a woman to propose. A new study conducted by the University of California, Santa Cru...

How TV Weddings Are Going Viral | Posted 11.29.2012 | Weddings

In a twist as jarring in the world of 30 Rock as, say, a revelation that it all took place in a snow globe, or that everybody was already dead, Tina F...

Why The French Are Copying American Weddings | Posted 11.28.2012 | Weddings

France is famed for its food and fashions, but young couples are increasingly choosing a British or American-style wedding. Demand for tiered wedding ...

Is A Bride Simply Buying A Dream Version Of HERSELF?

Pamela Haag | Posted 12.11.2011 | Weddings
Pamela Haag

It's a dramatic shift in weddings from fifty years ago, this quest for individuality. No more the conformity of my parents' generation, which married in obedience to orthodoxy and script.

Is This The Most Retrograde Wedding Tradition Ever?

Crista Tharp | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weddings
Crista Tharp

In this very progressive and independent society many aspects of traditional wedding planning have been dropped by the wayside. Is it still traditional, or, for that matter, appropriate for the groom-to-be to ask for the father-of-the-bride's "blessing" before he asks his love to marry him?

Why Most Wedding 'Traditions' Are Anything but Traditional

Siri Agrell | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Siri Agrell

The earliest bridesmaids always wore white, dressed as mirror images of the bride they were attending. Bridesmaids, you see, were invented as a sort of human decoy.