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Frisky Rant: Don’t Assume I’m Taking My Husband’s Name

I Took Her Last Name
Bucking tradition, this husband took his wife's last name. Read More »
Combined Last Names
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter
Chris O'Dowd's new wife combined their last names together. Read More »
No Maiden Names
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Japanese court rules against keeping one's maiden name. Read More »
keeping maiden name and not taking husband's name

I got married on Friday. It is still all so very new that the wedding band on my finger distracts me every five seconds. It feels weird  — a blissfully happy weird — to hear the words “my husband” come out of my own mouth.

But it’s never too early, apparently, for people to just go ahead and assume that I took my husband’s last name.  Keep reading »

Girl Talk: On The Bride’s Body

Wedding Body Project
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Andrea on the expectation that all brides-to-be want to lose weight. Read More »
10 Ways To Love Your Body
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Bikini Body Truths
Bikini Body
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Girl Talk: On The Bride's Body

If you are a bride, you pose for a lot of photos.

You pose for photos to announce your engagement. You pose for photos at your bachelorette party. You pose for photos at your shower. You pose for photos with your groom-to-be, and with your best friends, and with your family, and with your parents, and then more with your groom. You pose for a lot of photos by yourself, looking happy.

It’s a good time to be photographed, of course. Most of the time, you won’t be able to stop smiling. You’re about to legally bind yourself to the person you love and want to have sex with forever and ever. And someone’s going to give you a really dope food processor as a wedding gift. What’s not to smile about?

It’s also a time that you, as a bride, will become very, very self-conscious of your body. Because as a bride, everything about how you look is going to be on display.  Keep reading »

How To Plan A Wedding In Only Five Weeks (Without Going Insane)

DIY Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Bouquet
5 tips for making your own wedding bouquet. Read More »
how to plan a wedding in a month

I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum. Whether it’s what I write about, the clothes I wear, or the choices I’ve made in my career, I’m not one to do things a certain way just because that’s how everyone else does it.

But even I surprised myself when my fiance and I decided to get married and picked a date just five weeks away.

Let me explain: Kale is Australian. I’m American. I  have lived in New York City for the better part of 12 years. He took a yearlong sabbatical from his office job in Australia one year ago to come to NYC and pursue standup comedy. Boy met girl. Boy and girl fell in love. Month passed. Boy and girl realized, “Fuck, I don’t want to live my life without you!”

So we’re getting married. And we’re getting married soon. My therapist joked to me that five weeks is more like an “extended elopement.” A little more than a month is not a lot of time to plan a wedding, even a City Hall ceremony like ours. I’ve never been the girl who daydreamed about her wedding colors and  her poofy white dress — but even I’ll admit this timeline is kind of crazy.

I’ve never planned a wedding before, or even thrown a really big party before, so it’s really trial by fire. Without further ado, here’s everything I know about how to plan a wedding — in only slightly more time than the gestation period of a rabbit — without going insane. Well … only going a little insane. I hope it applies to brides with more normal wedding planning time frames as well. Keep reading »

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]

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