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Cheers: How to Toast at a Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Everyone has been to a wedding where there were either too many toasts given or too much detail given in the toasts. You sit there, drink in hand, wondering when the toast or speech is going to end or you simply try to tune out details that you really didn't want to know about the couple.

Keeping the Wedding Planning Simple and Loving it

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Dana Laquidara

Recently, I went with my daughter to find her wedding dress. She had to make an appointment. That's how it works in the wedding market. There was going to be no such thing as just showing up and browsing the dresses ourselves, God forbid.

How My Hetereosexual Marriage Was Rejected

John A. Tures | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When I saw the images of people, long denied the chance for marriage, I could understand somewhat why they were happy. That's because, at one time in my life, my girlfriend and I were denied a chance to marry by several churches.

Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Jason Alderman

Couples can save considerable money through creative scheduling, direct planning and most important, treating their wedding as just one of many financial issues they'll navigate in a lifetime. That's why they might want to consider a little financial planning before the wedding planning starts.

Wedding Dates to Avoid Like the Plague

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I realize I'm probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post, but I've heard plenty of "date" complaints about weddings -- so this is necessary!

Who Pays? Destination Weddings & the Bridesmaids

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Destination weddings can be expensive for guests and members of the bridal party. I recommend that all costs be discussed before one agrees to participate in a wedding, but it's easy to be caught up in the emotion of the moment, and who can say no to their best friend, right?

‘Magic Mike' Star Proposed To Sofia Vergara In Spanish, Adorably

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.24.2015 | Latino Voices

When “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara last December, he was nervous -- but it wasn’t because he thought the “Modern...

A Father's Love: The Traveling Jam Jars

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

Seeing my dad give his life for our family, and work so hard without ever complaining, inspired me to go for my dreams and not be afraid of failure. His fearless spirit to just go for something new and try it, put that spirit in me as well.

Get the Fortune, Cookie Optional

Janet Blair Page | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

One of our most important life tasks is to know what we care about the most. And attaching our true responses -- not necessarily the ones we've learne...

Husband Material

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Typically I write about wedding trends, things to consider when planning your wedding, and why hiring a wedding planner is the most awesome idea you will ever have.

Eight Hints for Keeping Peace at Your Wedding

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Whose wedding is this anyway? Yours? Yes! Your financé's? Yes. But many others lay claim to the event.Your own parents may see it as their graduation party. Your grandparents may see it as the culmination of their life's work. Your siblings may want to make you queen for a day or share the limelight.

5 Ways To Make Dad Feel Special On The Big Day

Leila Lewis | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

With Father's Day just around the corner and it being the season of summer weddings, I wanted to share some unique ideas on how to celebrate your dad on the "big day."

24 Wedding Traditions You Can Totally Skip

The Knot | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

Even if you consider yourself a traditional bride, we're betting there's at least one wedding ceremony upgrade you'd consider.

Sometimes You Don't Need a Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

This blog probably seems odd to be written by a planner, but hear me out. Not everyone should hire a planner. That's not to say that everyone doesn't need a planner, but for those people that cannot get out of their own way, a planner might not be for you.

10 Ways To Spot A Wedding Crasher

The Knot | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

These tips for how to pick uninvited guests out of the crowd are more useful than ever.

5 Wedding Registry Mistakes To Avoid

Tracie Domino | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

As we enter the height of wedding season with bridal showers already in full swing, the giving and receiving of wedding gifts is happening more now than any other time of the year.

Everything You Need To Know About Prenups

The Knot | Posted 06.01.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

Don't let the word "prenup" scare you. Here, the true definition of a prenuptial agreement, plus seven reasons couples get them.

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Interestingly, there's a myth that continues to circulate among some guests. They're under the impression that they should base the cost of the gift on how much they think the couple is spending on food and entertainment. This modern myth is simply not true.

Astoria Characters: The Lover Left Holding the Daffodils

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.26.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As long as there are lovers, there will always be a guy standing outside an apartment building clutching a bunch of daffodils close to his heart.

The 10 Hottest Trends For Spring Weddings

The Knot | Posted 05.23.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

Pretty pastels, sky-high cakes, bold brows and gold foil paper are all trending for spring. Here's how to make them yours.

Attention Everyone: The Rock Is Now An Experienced Wedding Officiant

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

What's more romantic than entering into marital bliss with the love of your life, a pair of American flag pants, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? Th...

We Need to Remember... Why We're Getting Married

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Why are you having 500 people at an over the top banquet hall that you cannot afford? Do you need to impress these people? Is that how you want to remember your wedding?

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Inviting Someone To Your Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

The guest list is one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding.

5 Things to Think About that You Didn't Know to Think About

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Engaged? (Congrats) Planning a wedding? (Pop the Prosecco...because Champagne is tired). Doing it alone and without a Planner? (Eh. Mah. Gawd.) Here are the top 5 things you need to know!