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10 Wedding Etiquette Myths About Planning Your Wedding

Scott Taylor | Posted 09.22.2014 | Weddings
Scott Taylor

From Mom's 'helpful' advice to the shop assistant's spiel on how if you don't cry, then it's not the perfect dress: Here are the biggest offenders in the wedding industry, and let it be henceforth known that they are mythbusted!

5 Ways To Be An Awesome Groomsman

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 09.19.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

Even if you feel like you've got this groomsman thing under control, we guarantee there's something on this list that will be helpful for anyone who's about to help a friend or family member take the plunge.

Keeping the Peace

Janet Blair Page | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

Make sure that when you communicate, you are not adding extra hurt or complications to the topic you are addressing. The point is to achieve better understanding and harmony after every conflict or conversation.

Here's What We Know About Lauren Conrad's Wedding So Far

The Knot | Posted 09.16.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

There's no reported details about their wedding yet, but after doing a thorough Instagram search, here are some Pinterest-worthy clues we've found so far.

Is There a Formula for Finding Love?

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a match. Oh, if it was only so easy. With our modern, overbooked, overwrought way of life, it has become harder and harder to meet the one.

Why Do Weddings Cost SO Much?

Lauren Grove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings
Lauren Grove

I asked the same exact question when I was planning my wedding. And I never really figured it out until AFTER my wedding when I started working in the industry, learning the ins and outs and what it really takes for a wedding to happen.

How to Stay in Your Lane During the Planning Process

Summer McLane | Posted 09.11.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that their aunt or mom's best friend 'did' weddings, I'd be able to retire. People attend weddings and don't realize how much work actually goes into making them successful.

What You Can Learn From (Yes) Duggar Family Dating Rules

Ravishly | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

You don't have to birth 19 kids, be a Christian, wear a purity ring, have long-ass hair, or agree with any of the politics of the Duggar family to apply their rules about dating and courtship to your own life.

These Romantic Proposals Will Make You Rethink That Flash Mob

The Knot | Posted 09.09.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

By Ivy Jacobson for While we do love crazy, funny and over-the-top engagements, sometimes there's just nothing like a proposal with a hea...

What Happens When an Earthquake Strikes the Place Where You Grew Up?

Ravishly | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact

Perhaps not surprisingly, people have been quick to snicker about the Napa earthquake, downplaying its severity. To some extent, this makes sense -- the area was lucky. But while it's easy to cast judgment from afar and say, it's important to remember that these buildings meant something to their inhabitants.

Is the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Marriage Really a Slap in the Face to Gay Couples?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

Brad and Angelina are married. It presumably made them happy. And proffering that happiness to everyone is something well worth fighting for. One broken promise by two actors doesn't diminish, sabotage or weaken anything activists have achieved--or foreshadow a bleak future of continued bigotry and silenced chapel bells.

How To Plan A Wedding, The Brutally Honest Edition

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings

Congratulations! You've found that one special person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. You can already envision the happy life you...

The 60 People You'll Find At Every Wedding

WeddingWire | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weddings

At every wedding, you'll find the drunk uncle, the weeping sorority sister, the people who are only there for the food, the girl who really thinks she can dance and the girls who actually can't dance, but they can JUMP! A LOT!

Love and... Remarriage: Etiquette for an Encore Wedding

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 08.25.2014 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

A good friend of mine was getting remarried and it was an amazing event. When planning her wedding, she told me it was a challenge to find information, advice or inspiration for her Encore wedding.

A Greek Island Fairytale Wedding: Here's Our Story!

Alexis Meads | Posted 08.25.2014 | Weddings
Alexis Meads

I laughed nonstop with my girlfriends about old stories from childhood and college. We all got chased by the aggressive but entertaining resident parrot, Tardu, and screamed when we found giant spiders dangling above our beds.

8 People You Won't Want To Invite To The Big Day (But Have To!)

The Knot | Posted 08.25.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Unwanted guests don't have to ruin your big day -- as long as you know where to put 'em. Meet the top eight nuisances and troublemakers you'll invite (and learn how you can minimize the damage).

8 Common Pre-Wedding Stressors And How To Avoid Them

Natasha Burton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

So many issues -- big and little -- crop up during this special (and stressful) time. To the point that you may find yourself wondering why in the heck you didn't just elope. But, do not fear: Wedding freak-outs happen to the best of us (er, all of us).

What Your Wedding Dress Says About You

The Knot | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

By Heather Hall for Whether you've found the dress or you're still looking for the one, your wedding gown can indicate more than just you...

Sarah Jessica Parker Makes One Heck Of A Bridesmaid

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Weddings

Sarah Jessica Parker might be the best boss ever. Not only did she show up to her former assistant's wedding, but she even agreed to be in the bridal ...

25 Things You Should Never Say To A Bride Or Groom

Wedding Wire | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weddings

By Alex Merriman for WeddingWire If you’re chatting with a bride- or groom-to-be within the last few weeks leading up to their wedding, here are ...

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

This Engagement Photo Was A Complete (But Happy!) Accident

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.08.2014 | Weddings

While snapping photos at the Ulster County Fair in New York, a woman happened to capture the most romantic moment of any couple's life: their marriage...

The Ultimate Guide On How Not To Behave At A Wedding

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

As a wedding guest, there are certain standards of behavior that the bride and groom expect you to uphold. Unfortunately, sometimes people leave th...

Is It Gluttony or Starvation That Is Killing 'Marriage' in the United States?

Laura Wellington | Posted 07.30.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

With most marriages lasting a tad over twelve years presently (harboring four years of "separation" within and numerous concerted attempts at marriage counseling, marriage boot camp, marriage retreats, and reconciliation be damned), it is no wonder that marriage in the United States is on the decline

Your Wedding Day Is Not The Biggest Day Of Your Life

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings
Beth Leipholtz

It isn't something to be pushed to the side, planned at the last minute, or disregarded, but it shouldn't be the be all, end all either. As with every aspect of life, balance is key -- even when it comes to love.