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An Rx for the Common Wedding Cold

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.25.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I am sneezing in between paragraphs, coughing at the completion of each sentence and wiping my bloodshot eyes as I proofread this column. I see no need to visit the doctor, for I know this horrible cold will pass.

50 Dreamy Dresses Fit For A Boho Bride

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We're in a bohemian rhapsody this season thanks to streamlined silhouettes and whimsical details. Bell sleeves, off-the-shoulder wisps of fabric and peekaboo lace add to the fairy woodland vibe. Complete your bridal ensemble with a floral crown.

'Is It Time To Separate Church And State Marriages?'

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religiou...

An Invitation Etiquette Primer for the Newly Engaged: When and How to Share Your Wedding Information With Your Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.24.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The birth of the online invitation has made life simpler for brides and grooms but more confusing, in some cases, for the guests. Check out the guidance below for a smooth and painless process.

8 Reasons to Say 'I Do' To A Pre-Owned Engagement Ring

Laura Camera | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Laura Camera

It's true that making the ring your "something old" will save your bank account from being "something blue." Even worse than a car once you drive it off the lot, an engagement ring retains as little as 30 percent of its value once it becomes second-hand.

'I Married The Same Woman Twice'

Down East Magazine | Posted 11.21.2014 | Weddings
Down East Magazine

I married the same woman twice. Once when I was 28, then again at 33. I didn't have to marry her again; I wanted to. The first time, when we were still living in New York, we decided to elope while on vacation in Rockport.

Weddings and the Sharing Economy

Marta Segal Block | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weddings
Marta Segal Block

Would you be willing to rent your wedding dress from a stranger? Would you consider using someone else's flowers for your centerpiece? Would you pay for your wedding photography with free legal advice?

How One Couple's Honeymoon Turned Into A Quest To Spread Kindness To All 50 States

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When bride-to-be Ismini Svensson’s father died of a heart attack, she and her fiancé decided to forgo their wedding plans to honor his memory. S...

A Guide to Wedding Bar Etiquette: How to Water Your Guests Correctly

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Your wedding reception is a party being given by the bride and groom and/or their families, and the only expense your guests should incur is that of a gift and whatever it costs them to actually be there to attend.

70+ Wedding Gowns That Are Even More Beautiful From The Back

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Dazzle your wedding guests from every angle with one of these show-stopping dresses!

Tips From My Trips Around the Sun

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to turn 59, which means I'll be starting my 60th voyage around the sun, a mind-blowing truth for a person who's still a child between the ears.

3 Ways To Pop The Question To Your Bridesmaids

Sonali Lamba | Posted 11.20.2014 | Weddings
Sonali Lamba

Okay brides and grooms: the holiday season is upon us and whether you have a ring on it yet (or not), it will soon be time for YOU to pop the question to your bridesmaids. I see this as the perfect opportunity to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, take out that glue gun, and get to work.

Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

A wedding registry is really for your guest's convenience, so try to think about it from their point of view. Here are some other guidelines to help you create a wedding registry that will make both you and your guests happy.

Why Our Wedding Announcement Would Never Make The New York Times

Brie Dyas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Brie Dyas

Even though I am in a very happy relationship with someone who is my best friend, we would never, ever, ever make the NYT wedding section.

What the Wedding Guests Never Know

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Chef Rossi

After more then two decades of wedding catering, I could write a book (and probably will) about all the things that happen behind the scenes of producing a wedding.

Solange's Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

I call the defense disturbing because it is unsettling that we have to constantly go to great lengths to explain, support and justify the hair that naturally grows out of our head. I'm am over people calling natural hair "edgy" and "different." I'm abstract because I don't grow straight hair?

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Bride-To-Be

The Stir | Posted 11.15.2014 | Weddings
The Stir

You know what's a real pain in the bustle? All the people and their idiotic comments directed at the bride leading up to her big day.

The Real Story Behind the Duggar Wedding

Ariane Fisher | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

I admit it. Jill Duggar's wedding video made me cry. But it wasn't the wedding itself. Did you notice how much of the two-hour special was actually devoted to the wedding? Thirty minutes!

5 Obscure Wedding Traditions We Should Definitely Bring Back

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings

While we love a good hora, there are plenty of wedding traditions we're more than happy to skip (er, Garter belt, anyone?) That's because a lot of ...

Rain on Your Wedding Day: A True Life Story of Having to Execute 'Plan B' Twice Last Weekend

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every wedding should have a "Plan B" for inclement weather. Unless your wedding ceremony, cocktails and reception are all planned to be held entirely inside, you just can't risk not having alternative arrangements in place should Mother Nature decide to play a dirty trick on your wedding day.

Bridesmaids: Tears of Joy and Other Things

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Page Rosenberg

In 1996, my friends Loretta and Matt got married. I was honored to be a bridesmaid. Loretta grew up working in her mother's used clothing store and now owns one herself. She is a connoisseur of all things vintage.

Defrocked Mennonite Pastor Who Officiated Gay Son's Wedding: 'My Conscience Is Clear'

The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A retired Mennonite pastor from Pennsylvania who lost his credentials after officiating at his gay son's wedding says he hopes...

5 Foolproof Ways To Make Your Marriage Last

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

A successful marriage should be a resumé topper, the icing on the proverbial cake of accomplishments. I am incredibly proud of us and so fortunate to have found the man of my dreams who has given me a glorious life. However, don't think for one second that our life together has not been filled with many challenges.

Lessons From My Two Imperfect Weddings

Joy Page Manuel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Weddings
Joy Page Manuel

This week I celebrated my wedding anniversary. My 'other' wedding anniversary for the year, is what I call it. You see, I married the same person twice; one was a civil ceremony, while the other, a church (Catholic) ceremony. And neither one was perfect.

New Prison Wives Reality Show Proves What They're Doing Isn't Really Marriage

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

As someone who would never stay married to a man who committed a heinous crime or marry a man who was incarcerated, it's hard for me to relate to the choices these women have made. They seem to love their husbands, but for the most part, they're not living in the real world.