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How to Give the Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings
Elizabeth Rider

Wedding season brings (bridal) shower season and it's time to break free from the norm and shower your bride with the best gift at the party.

Tips to Have the Best Bridal Shower Ever

Leila Lewis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

After having a bridal shower of my own, attending many of my friends' showers, and admiring inspiration from others, I have a few tips in my book for throwing the best bridal shower.

These Bridal Photos Of 'Bearded Dame' Harnaam Kaur Are Simply Stunning

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women

  When bridal blogger Kat Williams saw photos of Harnaam Kaur, she knew she had to feature them on her site.  Kaur has Polycystic Ovary...

What "Obligations" Do Brides and Grooms Have to Their Wedding Guests?

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The bride and groom want to depart for their honeymoon the morning after their wedding, and this MoG was hoping I'd tell her she's totally right and that the bride and groom are being tacky "abandoning" their guests. But she's wrong. Totally WRONG.

4 Foolproof Ways to Protect Your Wedding Photography Investment

Ariane Fisher | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

I'm pretty good at pissing off both photographers and videographers with what we do. But, I've seen enough behind-the-scenes video footage of weddings to know how to help you get the perfect wedding video, without ruining your wedding photos.

10 Bridesmaid Dresses Your Friends Won't B*tch About Behind Your Back

Glamour | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings

Matchy-matchy bridesmaids might be falling out of favor among brides -- lots of brides are content to choose a color and let their friends each pick a dress, matchy-ness be damned. And still, your bridesmaids might prefer to just buy a specific dress that you've picked out.

Renewing Commitment and Faith

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Brandi Megan Granett

Sarah McCoy, author of the novel The Mapmaker's Children, and her husband, an Army orthopedic surgeon she calls Doc B, recently celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary with a vow renewal and baptismal ceremony.

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Skye Cleary

Nietzsche loved love and thought highly of marriage. Yet, he worried about love's intoxicating and delusional nature and encourages lovers to balance passion with reason by ensuring that marriage is a strong and meaningful choice.

How I, A Straight Woman, Managed To Make Marriage Equality All About Me

Alicia MacManus | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Alicia MacManus

By making same-sex marriage the law of the land, our Supreme Court essentially declared that marriage in America would no longer be a discriminatory institution. As a result, the institution itself is a more genuine reflection of our country's values and ideals -- and of Andy and me.

My Vegas Wedding: No Plans Required

Tina Plantamura | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Tina Plantamura

When planning to get married, what happens when you suddenly realize that you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on a party for 100 people? And that you don't even know 100 people you like enough to spend money on?

The 3 Worst Pieces of Advice Everyone Just Keeps Giving

Valerie Alexander | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Valerie Alexander

There are three things everyone keeps telling grads, grooms and brides that can be retired permanently by now. Three pieces of advice that have never been good for embarking on adulthood or forming a more perfect union, and today, we can finally bid them adieu.

4 Practical Reasons I Kept My Maiden Name

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Kate Van Dellen

Everyone has their own reasons, maybe you share some with me or maybe you have your own. Keeping your name or not, as long as your authentic to the voice inside of you, I'm proud. Keep being you.

A Good Cry for Marriage Equality

William Dameron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

He was stirring green beans and butter in a red plastic bowl, when I realized I could watch the way Paul held that fork for the rest of my life. That was the dividing line. There was the time before I knew I loved him and the time after.

Sam Stein

Wedding Vendors Gear Up For A $ame-$ex Wedding Boom | Sam Stein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional represents the culmination of a decades-long politi...

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.

Can We Briefly Talk (Honestly) About Weddings?

Chris Peak | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Chris Peak

Can we talk seriously, just for a moment, about weddings. Like, really have a serious conversation about weddings and why they're one giant, annoying, unnecessary, selfish, Ponzi scheme. Yes... a Ponzi scheme.

3 Ways To Be More 'Bride' And Less 'Zilla'

Raquel Kelley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

Some claim that you don't see a person's true colors until you start planning your wedding. Most of the time dealing with all of the personalities is much harder than dealing with the actual planning itself. For some reason, I've found that weddings have a way of turning even the most mild-mannered, normal human beings into Gary Busey.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Dads Share What Went Through Their Heads As They Walked Their Daughters Down The Aisle

BRIDES | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings

While you're worrying about sinking your heels into the grass, tripping over your cathedral-length veil, or your tears washing your mascara down your face as you walk down the aisle, your father is having his own internal dialogue.

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?

Lights Go On: Part XLVIII -- And So...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here if you'd like me to read this to you To my love who is appearing in my life I take you as my partner for you love me for me as I lo...

6 Things Guys Should Know About Proposing and Planning A Wedding

Alf LaMont | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Here I stand. Two and a half weeks away from the happy day. I am staring right down the double barrell of nuptial bliss and people are STILL RSVPing, WEEKS after the RSVP deadline. At the risk of offending these guests, I hate them.

Have an Emergency Medical Plan for Your Destination Wedding: True Horror Stories Revealed

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.

75 Picture-Perfect Ideas For A Rustic Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Barn weddings have never been more popular, but you don't need to hold your wedding on a farm to get a rustic vibe. Here are some of our favorite idea...

Will Photo Sharing Change the Wedding Industry

Marta Segal Block | Posted 06.22.2015 | Weddings
Marta Segal Block

I often say that I'm glad I got married before I knew anything about weddings and that I hope I stop working with weddings long before my kids get married.