Posts tagged "engagement"

10 Simple Tips For A Stress-Free Destination Wedding

So you want to have a destination wedding. Once your friends and family are over the potential shock, it's time to get planning. Now! It's never too early to get the logistical details figured out, and once you do, the work is worth it. A wedding that doubles as a travel adventure will ideally give…

By: Tres Sugar / March 28, 2015

33 Annoying Things I Learned Planning My Own Wedding

I got married last summer on a beautiful, emotional, love-filled day — one which I planned myself, eschewing a wedding planner. I nixed the idea early on, thinking it wasn't something I wanted to spend money on, and I also thought I'd enjoy doing all the planning myself. I love research! I love being organized!

By: Tres Sugar / February 23, 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

The Case Against White Wedding Dresses

Now that targeted marketing knows that I’m getting married, all of my social feeds and every ad sidebar on every website I visit is covered in white dresses, white shoes, white veils, white gold bands, beautiful colorless diamonds. Lots of white women in their white gowns, posing in white rooms for advertisement stock photos. I

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 20, 2015

Finally, A Proposal Video Actually Worth Swooning Over!

Molly McGinnis and Kevin Morgan had been together for seven years when Kevin popped the question on their anniversary. Proposals that go viral are usually of the embarrassingpublic, overkill variety, so this intimate exchange is such a breath of fresh air! Is this adorable or what?

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

So You’re Engaged! Here Are 5 Hard Relationship Questions To Ask Before You Even Start Planning The Wedding

Engagement season is coming up! Yay! Congratulations if you’re engaged! It is indeed a very happy time, but the temptation to see engagement as merely the wedding-planning phase of your relationship and not, more importantly, the phrase of your relationship in which you plan for your marriage. Being married can feel as if it’s just…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

One man in China's got 99 problems but his girlfriend ... well, she's not around anymore. Just in time for the country's "Singles' Day" today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99 iPhone 6s, arranged them in a heart, and asked his girlfriend—in front of a crowd of…

By: Newser / November 11, 2014

There’s A Venti’s Worth Of Love In This Starbucks Marriage Proposal

Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk's love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working. On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday,…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 8, 2014

Life After Dating: Is It Bad That I Keep Nudging My Boyfriend To Propose?

In March, Michael and I met up with my friend and her boyfriend for a double-date. I already knew that they’d gone to look at rings, but their big news that night was that he had gone ahead and bought it, and already talked to her mom and dad about proposing to her. I wa…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 15, 2014

This Ring Box Camera Records The Reaction To Your Proposal

For a senior engineering project, a team of students at Hope College in Michigan created an engagement ring box with a tiny camera in it for filming proposals. Now their Ring Cam is taking off as an actual business. When their prototype was still in development, the students asked some of their friends who were…

By: Claire Hannum / July 26, 2014

Bill Murray Crashed This Couple’s Engagement Photoshoot

An engagement is an exciting and joyous occasion for any couple, but you know what makes it even more exciting and joyous? Having Bill FUCKING Murray crash your engagement photoshoot. Erik Rogers and Ashley Donald hired Charleston, South Carolina, photographer Raheel Gauba to take their photos and, oh hey, somehow Murray, who has a history of just…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 12, 2014

Reporter Investigates … Her Own Marriage Proposal

Maryanne Firth, a reporter in Welland, Ontario, didn't mind that it was her turn to work last weekend. She'd finally get to learn what was behind the mysterious pink heart posters that started popping up all over town in late April. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / June 11, 2014

The 300 Sandwiches Lady Got Engaged At Sandwich #257

Stephanie Smith and Eric Schulte -- best known as the "300 Sandwiches" blogger and her boyfriend, Poor Man's Alexander Skarsgaard -- are engaged ... but it only took 257 sandwiches for him to put a ring on it. Smith and Schulte gained notoriety last September, when Smith began her quest for a book deal, I mean her blog,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Why Public Proposals Are Mortifying

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on a roof deck with two friends, enjoying the first rays of the pre-summer sun and drinking a beer when I looked up in the sky and saw someone's life change. A skywriter was doggedly etching a message out into the cloudless blue expanse. We paused our…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 20, 2014

Brace Yourselves: RingBySpring.com Exists

If you attended a "ring by Spring" college like myself, you know that soul-crushing pressure to find your one and only during your four-year stint of higher education. And if you thought getting your MRS degree was an antiquated cliché of days past, think again. RingBySpring.com is now a real website, and it could be coming to a college…

By: Tres Sugar / March 6, 2014

5 Reasons You Should Propose To Your Partner With A Macaroni & Cheese Ring Instead Of A Diamond

This amazing macaroni & cheese ring has been making the rounds online this week. Many people seem to think it's just a silly little novelty accessory, but I happen to find it extremely romantic. In fact, my boyfriend and I don't want to get married, but if he were to get down on one knee…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 1, 2014

World’s Craziest/Most Awesome Family Surprise Daughter With “Pride And Prejudice”-themed Engagement

'Twas the season for engagements and this Washington State couple won. Bethany Albert came home on Christmas Eve to discover her whole family dressed in Regency garb and holding scripts that her boyfriend David Slater had written to reenact the perfect Pride & Prejudice-themed proposal in character. David played Mr. Darcy and Bethany, of course,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

This Is What Happens When You Piss Off The Baker Making Your Engagement Cake

When bride-to-be Micaela Harris told her sister she had an engagement cake all lined up for her party, her sister insisted on being the one to bring the cake. Micaela agreed and her sister went about getting her a custom-made cake from New Zealand bakery, Oh Cakes. Somewhere along the way, Micaela's sister got i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Boston Marathon Victim Engaged To Nurse

On April 15 of last year, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and almost 300 were injured. One of those injured was James Costello of Malden, Massachusetts, who was photographed with serious burns and his clothes torn following the blast. Three of Costello's friends lost their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

Miley Cyrus Has A Surprisingly Mature Observation About Getting Engaged At 19

"I don’t think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19 and I definitely wouldn’t change being engaged. It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years. But now I wait for those moments of silence, when I’m just at my house by myself. ... I was so…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2013
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