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How Attending a Gay Wedding Impacted My Straight Marriage

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Schroeder

If there's one thing witnessing a marriage that is illegal in more than half of U.S. states can remind you of, it's that weddings are so much more than diamonds, DJs and décor.

5 Questions To Ask When Booking A Barn Wedding Venue

Maggie Lord | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weddings
Maggie Lord

If you have your heart set on booking a barn wedding location you really need to do your homework and make sure you ask the venue some important questions before you say "I do" to the location.

How Not To Plan A Wedding In 8 Easy Steps

Jay Clark | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weddings
Jay Clark

Before you do anything else, ask your friends and family how they think you should get married. Get as many opinions as possible -- it's always better to make highly personal decisions with the doubts of others swirling around inside your head.

With a Conscience: Love's Labor Lost?

Claudia King | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
Claudia King

Someone very close to me, whom I love more than life itself, is getting married soon, and as I think of him, I can't help thinking about my own marriage. Life changes on a dime, and although marriage came later to me than most, change was eminent.

Navigating the Nuptials: Surviving Our Child's Wedding

2BoomerBabes | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
2BoomerBabes

Let's face it, weddings and all the related festivities are opportunities for awkward moments and a bit of hand wringing. As parents, we want to do more than just survive our child's wedding.

How Often Do Married Women Really Have Sex?

BRIDES | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
BRIDES

Research from The Kinsey Institute makes these ladies' sex lives downright normal. The study suggests that nearly half of married couples have sex just a few times per month.

'Glee' Star Cheyenne Jackson Marries Beau Jason Landau

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

"Glee" star Cheyenne Jackson got married, everyone! Now that's something to sing about. On Saturday evening, Jackson tied the knot with entrepreneu...

Being Ridiculous Is Absolutely Necessary

Maria Senise | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.

Wedding Reception Games and Unique Ideas to Keep Wedding Guests Happy!

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

Let's face it: you'll be much too busy primping, posing for photos, and getting married to worry about whether or not every single guest is enjoying themselves. So why not plan ahead and find great ways to entertain guests and minimize potential wedding stress?

10 Things To Do Immediately After Getting Engaged

Amber Harrison | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Things to do immediately after your partner gets down on bended knee that might seem a bit obvious but you might not otherwise remember to do because, well, the excitement can be a bit much! (Ever heard of Proposal Blackout Syndrome? It's a thing.)

The Ultimate Wedding Ring Exchange

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

The exchange of wedding rings typically occurs immediately after the sharing of wedding vows. It is a symbolic ritual in which marriage partners place a ring on their partner's finger to create a physical reminder of the sacred vows they have exchanged.

A Message From A Man To Men About Planning Your Wedding

Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.11.2014 | Weddings
Hunter Stuart

Some guys reading this will probably say, "Well, I paid for my wedding, so I don't think I need to do all that work." Maybe that's true. But did your fiancée know that was how things were going to be when you proposed? I'm guessing you guys may not have had that conversation.

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.

Authenticity Amid Anxiety: 5 Wedding Guideposts

Matthew Dowd | Posted 09.09.2014 | Weddings
Matthew Dowd

I asked my son, Daniel Dowd, and my daughter-in-law, Rebecca Carton, on their first anniversary to give a reflection on weddings and what they learned along the way. They came up with five pillars in protecting their union.

Dreams Come True: My Conversation With Yanni

Maria Senise | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Welp, we made it happen. Through determination, perseverance, great friends, and complete ridiculousness, I made contact with Yanni! This past Saturd...

5 Guests Who Should NOT Be Invited to Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A wedding isn't really an opportunity to renew old friendships and grow new ones -- it's the time to invite those who are closest to you and the people you love the most to witness your vows.

Finding Comfort in the Wake of 9/11

Barbara Biziou | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

In this time of existential uncertainty, it's often difficult to trust that the Divine has placed us exactly where we are meant to be. On September 10...

It's That Time Of Year! 10 Of Our Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas

Bridal Guide | Posted 09.06.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I can never seem to get enough of the foliage or the flavors, and when it comes to a wedding, there are infinite possibilities to incorporate the season into your celebration.

3 New Bachelorette Party Must-Haves

Harmony Walton | Posted 09.04.2014 | Weddings
Harmony Walton

Photo: Adam Hutsell/The Artful Bachelorette Bachelorette party planning stressing you out? Perhaps a stripper isn't exactly what the bride has in mi...

8 Great Things That Have Been Ruined By Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Life's simplest pleasures may be hard to put a value on. But that hasn't stopped corporate America from trying. 1. Water If you're looking f...

Ensure Your Bridal Look Matches the Season and Your Wedding Brand

Kristen Ley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weddings
Kristen Ley

In a recent blog post for Perfect Wedding Guide, I shared a few summer wedding fashion fails, as well as how to fix them. Making the top of the list (can you tell it's my pet peeve?) was this fail: your dress doesn't match the season.

9 Things Your Bridesmaids Want -- No, Need -- You to Know

The Knot | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

They've always been there for you, and as you're planning your wedding, you'll likely need their help more than ever -- here's how to stay in tune with your best friends and keep them happy.

How 'The Mindy Project' Almost Ruined This Man's Surprise Proposal

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings

Proposing is sometimes a lot harder than it looks -- that's the lesson one man learned recently when his surprise proposal was almost derailed by some...

5 Financial Things You Must Do Together After Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Money is one of the top causes of divorce in this nation. Couples who face financial problems together will survive them and come out stronger in the end. Don't let the stupid stuff bog you down and ruin your marriage.

Worst Wedding Day Ever: I Should Have Made a Run for the Border

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings
Fiona Finn

Another odd moment was as I arrived at the church my grandma Beatty, my mother's mother, whispered in my ear that I didn't have to go through with this marriage. Did she know something I didn't?