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Watch This: Two Best Men Give Their Brother A Wedding Toast — In The Form Of An 80s Music Video

Best. Wedding. Toast. Ever.
Best Men Wedding Video
You Are Our Brother! Don't Leave Us!

Wedding toasts from the best man usually include a few awkward references to things the groom did while drunk in college, and maybe a couple groan-worthy jokes acquired via a “wedding toast jokes” Google search. Most wedding toasts do not include silver spandex and a shockingly catchy original 80s techno song, and they certainly don’t come in the form of a 6-minute music video. This one does. Created by the groom’s two younger brothers, who call themselves Baddy Paris and Rufus Starlight, the video toast has proved to be a viral hit online, but alas, it didn’t accomplish its intended goal. “At his wedding we pleaded for our brother not to leave us, in the only way we knew how to say it: through the the medium of 80s music and video,” the duo explained on YouTube. “We thought we’d done OK, but he left us anyway.” [YouTube via Buzzfeed]

The Downside Of Getting Married? You’ll Probably Have To Sell Your Custom-Made Leather Vagina Couch

Vagina Couch Craigslist Ad

It’s a familiar love story: Boy pays $20,000 for a custom leather couch adorned with giant vaginas. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Girl demands boy get rid of vagina couch. Boy begrudgingly posts vagina couch on Craigslist for $4,000. Sigh. No one ever said marriage was easy. [Huffington Post]

Nothing Says Romance Like A Proposal In The Home Depot Lumber Aisle … But This Is Really Cute!

home depot proposal
A Public Proposal We Approve Of

Okay, so we’re not always the biggest fans of public marriage proposals. Sometimes they’re just kinda awkward! And, let’s be real, the lumber aisle of Home Depot sounds like the place where romance goes to die. But three cheers and a lifetime of happiness for Dustin and Spencer, who got engaged following the sweetest choreographed dance proposal to ever rock a big box store. According to Spencer’s YouTube page, Dustin showed up at Home Depot thinking he was helping a roommate run an errand only to find his friends and family performing Betty Who’s “Somebody Loves You” before Spencer got down on one knee. I made it one-and-a-half minutes in before I started crying. How long did you last? [YouTube]

14 Pieces Of Bizarre Crap People Buy For Their Wedding

DIY Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Bouquet
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It all started with wedding picks.

I was cruising a wedding decorations website looking for garlands and lanterns when I came across something called “wedding picks.” What are wedding picks, you ask? Unclear. Are they toothpicks that go in your pigs in a blanket at the reception? Doodads for your bridal bouquet? Who knows — they seem oddly all-purpose. And yet the Wedding Industrial Complex has convinced people we need them.

Wedding picks aren’t the only bizarre wedding crap I found online — there’s enough WTF decorations and disconcertingly intimate gifts to make “Platinum Weddings” look tasteful. I poked around a bit and here are the 14 pieces of weird wedding crap that I could find.

Wedding Photographers Are So Over Pinterest

Pinterest Ruined Wedding
Pinterest wedding
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Zombie Wedding
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Wedding Week 2013
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If Pinterest Was Real
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Many modern brides can’t imagine planning a wedding without Pinterest. They can gleefully pin every detail of their romantic union, from quirky announcements to wedding hairstyles to retro appetizers to the engraved mason jar favors, but as Lexi Petronis recently mentioned over at Glamour‘s Save The Date blog, wedding photographers are not as excited about Pinterest as most of their clients are; in fact, a growing number of photographers rue the day Pinterest was invented. The reason? Well, it turns out many brides aren’t using Pinterest for wedding photo inspiration, they’re simply sending their photographers links of other people’s wedding photos and saying, “This is exactly what I want.”

And if you’ve ever worked as a photographer or tried to recreate someone else’s photo, you know that attitude can be, well, problematic… Keep reading »

Shrug: I’m Ambivalent About Having A Bachelorette Party

no bachelorette party
No Bachelorette Party
Why Andrea chose not to have a "real" bachelorette party. Read More »

Surprise: not much about my engagement and upcoming wedding will be especially traditional. We’re doing it at City Hall. I’m keeping my last name. I’ll wear a dress that I already own. It won’t be white. We’re not having a rehearsal dinner, or monogrammed “Mr.” and “Mrs.” slippers, or 300 goddamned mason jars covered in doilies.

One wedding tradition that is really  important to my fiancé, though, is his bachelor party. “It’s an excuse for a party!” he keeps saying. Kale loves an excuse for party like I love a new baby panda video on YouTube.

Alas, despite offers of a coed bachelor/bachelorette party and all the ideas in the world from my girl friends (movie night! spa day! drinking and dancing!), my enthusiasm meter for my own bachelorette extravaganza ranges from meh to meh. Keep reading »

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