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Hitched: How Many Pre-Wedding Parties Is Too Many Pre-Wedding Parties?

Shortly after Patrick and I got engaged, my mom called with a request that was so cute, I didn’t know what to say: “The ladies at church want to throw…

Andrea Grimes | February 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

People on the internet have been telling me I’m fat for at least a decade — since whenever the first full-body photograph of me appeared on a blog author page.

Andrea Grimes | February 20, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Valentine’s Day, Wedding Day, What About All The Other Days?

You can read wedding magazines, and wedding blogs, and wedding everything, but you’ll almost never turn the page and see the marriage. Everything stops in a last, beautiful moment, blurred…

Andrea Grimes | February 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Beyoncé And The Luxury Of Playing “Mrs. Carter”

Like everyone else in the country with excellent taste and a belly full of adult beverages, I very much enjoyed Beyoncé’s half-time performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday. I…

Andrea Grimes | February 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: Everybody Panic, Single Women Are Planning Weddings!

The New York Times, ever concerned about the plight of the three people it takes to make a Style Section trend story, has identified a disturbing new tendency among women…

Andrea Grimes | January 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Braggy Ring Photos Are Braggy

It happened in slow motion; I couldn’t stop myself. It was like I watched from outside my body — NOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGHHH — as I reached into the seat pocket, pulled out…

Andrea Grimes | January 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: It’s Okay To Break Off Your Engagement

So, Britney Spears is no longer engaged to that dude she was engaged to, and obviously the only logical response is the one People chose, which is to lament the

Andrea Grimes | January 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Does Being A Wife Mean Being A Proper Lady?

“Are you going to grow your hair out for the wedding?”

Obviously my stylist needed to know, because she was standing there with scissors. But family members? Dress…

Andrea Grimes | January 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: Don’t Expect Marriage To Change Everything

Because the world is a mysterious place, they have given that dude who wrote Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus an advice column. Who are “they”? I don’t…

Andrea Grimes | January 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: What I Miss About Being Single — And What I Don’t

People just love to get engaged at Christmastime. I imagine this is a result of a combination of factors, from feeling more family-oriented than usual (although the holidays have the…

Andrea Grimes | December 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Hitched: What You Shouldn’t Assume About People Planning Weddings

Deciding to get married — or to get engaged, or to generally not ever split up with your partner and make this preference publicly known — is an exciting and…

Andrea Grimes | December 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: On Prenups

When I first read what folks are calling Amelia Earhart’s “prenup,” I was sure it was too good to be true: here is, in 1931 or thereabouts, a woman telling…

Andrea Grimes | December 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Dudes, Help Decorate That Tree!

My uncle Tommy’s hot sauce is the recipe by which I measure all hot sauces; it is the recipe I try to recreate to varying degrees of success every time…

Andrea Grimes | December 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: Don’t Have Sex On Your Wedding Night

I remember climbing into Patrick’s pick-up truck in a fog of glittering sparklers. I remember noting that there was a giant penis shoe-polished on to the passenger side window. I…

Andrea Grimes | November 28, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: Do What You Want On Your Wedding Day

I consumed almost no wedding-related media in the eight or so months between when Patrick and I got drunk at the lake and decided to get engaged and when we…

Andrea Grimes | November 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: On Mothers-In-Law (And Mother-In-Law Jokes)

I have known since I was a wee child that someday, there would be a woman in my life that I would hate more than any person on the planet.

Andrea Grimes | November 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Do We Have A Marriage Problem?

I’m not convinced that the problem with marriage is that it is broken; I am convinced that a problem with marriage is that it isn’t big enough for everyone.

Andrea Grimes | November 8, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: How I Became A Homemaker

Flipping through my mom’s old yearbooks as a kid, I was taken by the bouffant hairdos and the small-town charm of her tiny East Texas high school; I was also…

Andrea Grimes | October 31, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Reflections On The First Six Months Of Marriage

On Sunday, Patrick and I celebrated our six-month wedding anniversary by watching nearly seven hours of what Netflix claims are “Halloween favorites” and eating a delicious homemade caprese salad, as…

Andrea Grimes | October 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Our Officiant Got Ordained Online

The few times I ever imagined my future wedding as I grew up in suburban north Texas, I imagined it taking place in the church I was raised in, the…

Andrea Grimes | October 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm