Emma Sarran

Hitched 2.0: You Can Have Your Fiancé Properly Trained With Groom Academy

So, this is new: Ten hotels across the UK are now offering a new program called “Groom Academy,” designed to train guys to become the best husbands they can be. This isn’t about listening, or working together in a relationship, or respecting each other’s opinions. No, this “exclusive” academy focuses on the important aspect…
By: Emma Sarran / March 5, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Do I Want Babies At My Wedding?

Babies are cool and all, but do I really want a crying baby as the soundtrack to our ceremony?
By: Emma Sarran / February 26, 2015

Hitched 2.0: I’m Caving On The One Splurge I Swore I Wouldn’t Make — A Wedding Planner

“Who would waste money on a wedding planner? That’s a luxury I don’t need.” – Me, before and shortly after I got engaged. Ugh, I hate to eat my words.
By: Emma Sarran / February 19, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Dress

Wedding dress shopping is undoubtedly exciting, but it can also be a massive undertaking. Aside from navigating everyone’s expectations, sticking to a budget, and oh, finding a dress you love, you have to consider a wealth of other miniscule details. And you thought this would be the easy part… 1. Do I like thi…
By: Emma Sarran / February 12, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 11 Songs I Vow Not To Play At My Wedding

Little known fact: There are other important wedding-related vows to make, aside from the ones said while standing at the altar. Things like “I vow not to be an asshole bridezilla” and “I vow to make it in the photo booth at least three times.” And then there are vows made in the best interest…
By: Emma Sarran / February 5, 2015

Hitched 2.0: I Didn’t Love Dress Shopping As Much As I Expected

I’m obsessed with my wedding dress. Last weekend, I went to try it on for the first time since ordering it, and loved the whole experience. I was relieved my dress was as pretty as I remembered it, and that I still liked the silhouette. I started to get excited about planning my hairstyle, and…
By: Emma Sarran / January 30, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Videographers

I’m obsessed with wedding videos. I absolutely love watching those three-minute “trailers” that highlight the excitement, speeches, and kickass (or awkward) dance moves that occur throughout the day, all set to some sort of intense and emotional soundtrack. But when I started my hunt for our wedding videographer, I quickly realized there’s a lot more…
By: Emma Sarran / January 25, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Why My Brother-In-Law Is Officiating Our Ceremony

It was almost as if we communicated by ESP. My fiancé and I got engaged, sat down over lunch to start talking wedding stuff, and at the same exact time, both blurted out, “Let’s have a friend officiate!” Okay, it didn’t go exactly like that. But I swear, it may as well have.  As soo…
By: Emma Sarran / January 15, 2015

Hitched 2.0: My Bridal Resolutions

After an entire lifetime of never making New Year’s resolutions, I spontaneously decided to do just that in 2015. I made a handful of random, personal resolutions, but seeing as our upcoming nuptials are a somewhat big deal, I figured I need an entirely separate list for wedding-related resolutions. Without further ado, I (will…
By: Emma Sarran / January 8, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Potential Photographers

In my personal opinion, photography is one of the very most important aspects of the wedding (after the actual getting married thing, of course). Flowers will wilt, candles will be extinguished, and the music will stop—but the pictures are forever. They’re one of the few lasting, tangible things you’ll have from your big day, so…
By: Emma Sarran / December 31, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 7 Details I’m Afraid I’ll Forget To Plan

When I started wedding planning, I wasn’t really worried about much. I’ve always been an extremely organized person, one who has a clearly labeled binder for pretty much every aspect of her life—and our wedding is no exception. Shortly after we got engaged, my sister gifted me with a fresh binder and I wasted no…
By: Emma Sarran / December 23, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 7 Guests You Encounter At Every Wedding

We still have seven months until our wedding, but I can’t help but wonder about our guests: how they’ll act, what their reactions will be, how they’ll get along. I’ve been to enough weddings to know that there are bound to be certain people who emerge in some pretty standard guest roles, especially when you…
By: Emma Sarran / December 18, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Venue

When we started venue-hunting, we had literally no clue what we were doing. On the outside, we tried to appear to be a sophisticated, knowledgeable couple touring each potential venue. On the inside, we were two clueless twenty-somethings wondering what the hell we were supposed to ask these events directors and catering managers to avoid…
By: Emma Sarran / December 11, 2014

Hitched 2.0: Why Both My Parents Will Walk Me Down the Aisle

I’m not one of those girls who started planning her wedding before even hitting puberty. I didn’t create a pre-engagement “Someday…” Pinterest board. Nothing against those girls, but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to wait to plan my wedding until it was a real, tangible thing. (Not to mention, my tastes change on such…
By: Emma Sarran / December 4, 2014

Hitched 2.0: The Pros & Cons Of A Long Engagement

Hitched, our weekly column about getting married, is back! This time around, we'll be walking down the aisle (well, in spirit) with writer Emma Sarran, who will be sharing her thoughts on long engagements, the institution of matrimony and that godforsaken wedding industrial complex every Thursday. I remember my engagement as if it was yesterday.
By: Emma Sarran / November 20, 2014

5 Ways The Kardashian Sisters Are A Depiction Of Modern Sisterhood

Consider the Kardashian sisters. Strip away your groans, the millions, the lavish mansions, the exotic vacations, the Kanye. What do you have? Five insanely close sisters, going through life together. The Kardashians (well, the Kardashian-Jenners) get a ton of flack for being spoiled, obnoxious, and outrageous. But, I actually have always felt a kinship with…
By: Emma Sarran / September 29, 2014

True Story: I’m A Body Image Waffler

I recently signed up for six sessions with a personal trainer, LaMarcus, and told him my goals: get more toned and lose a few pounds. Then he weighed me. I clocked in at 125, and he asked me if that’s what I expected. “Yeah, but I’d prefer to be closer to 122,” I told him.
By: Emma Sarran / June 10, 2014

The 5 Stages Of Passive Aggression

I have a confession to make, one that’s taken me 28 years to admit to anyone but myself: I’m passive aggressive. It’s a trait that’s popped up countless times over the years, in all sorts of situations: with roommates and dirty dishes (hello, my OCD), with siblings and silly feuds, and with my fiancé and…
By: Emma Sarran / April 30, 2014

The Soapbox: You Can Buy A Prepackaged Wedding On Gilt Groupe Now — But Should You?

Gilt City Chicago is currently offering an entire wedding at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, for the low, low price of $31,000! All you have to do? Add it to your cart. The voucher gets you a wedding for up to 120 guests, and includes all of the standard wedding elements you could think…
By: Emma Sarran / April 28, 2014

True Story: I’m Planning My Bat Mitzvah And My Inter-Faith Wedding At The Same Time

Six weeks ago, when I sat down with my Rabbi in anticipation of my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I was most nervous to tell him that I was in love with a WASP—who happens to be the kind, caring person I’m marrying. Before I could be officially…
By: Emma Sarran / April 7, 2014

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