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My Vegas Wedding: No Plans Required

Tina Plantamura | Posted 06.29.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.27.2016 | Queer 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 06.28.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.22.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.22.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.22.2016 | 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.

My Ex Is My Best Friend. And I Was Man Of Honor At Her Wedding

Brian Mauleon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Weddings
Brian Mauleon

Most of them would have supported the idea if I was just the male best friend. But the college ex-boyfriend best friend? No way. I started to think that being Man of Honor was like winning the worst kind of second place.

The Best Cruise Lines for a Dream Wedding | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel

You can get married anywhere cruise ships sail, and the lines will be your personal wedding planners. - Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise lines m...

Same Sex Wedding Tips for All Couples

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.19.2016 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Marriage equality is flourishing across the United States, yielding more same-sex weddings than ever before. But unlike "traditional" straight couples, same-sex couples have no templates or roadmaps to fall back on when planning their nuptials.

6 Ways To Honor Dad On The Big Day

Amber Harrison | Posted 06.19.2016 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Just in time for Father's Day (which also happens to fall right in the middle of wedding season), here are a few ideas for honoring Dad on your wedding day.

10 Big Mistakes I Made While Planning My Wedding (That You Are Probably Making Right Now)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.18.2016 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

As a wedding planner, recent bride, and six-time bridesmaid and maid of honor veteran, I've had my share of wedding experience. I can tell you that there is no amount of preparing that can completely prevent you from having some regrets.

7 Tips for Being a Good Bridesmaid from "Bridesmaids"

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.17.2016 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

You've all seen the movie Bridesmaids. The tea party bridal shower with the giant cookie, and Kristen Wiig's meltdown scene is the thing that sticks with me the most. Weddings can get extremely stressful for the wedding party, since a lot of the responsibility in making the bride feel special rests on them.

Sneaky Has No Place in Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.15.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I am not a fan of sneaky people during wedding planning. I answer to the brides and grooms who hire me and nobody else, unless they've been foolish enough to let their parents sign the contract.

How to Handle Divorced Parents at Your Wedding with the Least Drama

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.12.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Some of my brides and grooms struggle about what to do with their separated or divorced parents at their wedding. The goal, obviously, is for everybody to have fun and avoid any potential drama.

Eight Hints for Keeping Peace at Your Wedding

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.11.2016 | 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.