Posts tagged "getting engaged"

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

Girl Talk: An Engagement Ring? No, Thanks!

I am a woman who is engaged to be married. But unlike lots of your friends who are busy posting photographs of their diamond engagement rings on Facebook, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at my left hand. This is because I told my fiancée many times before we got…
By: Kay Steiger / January 7, 2014

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

Awkward “Today” Show Fiancee Swears She Really Was Happy To Be Proposed To On Live TV, Really

"It was so amazing to be proposed to on live TV!  ... I had no idea the "interview" was actually a planned, surprise on-air proposal, hence my shock. The element of surprise did prevail and it was the happiest moment ever! I really could not have asked for anything more. ... I am unhappy about the recent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2013

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 you a bridal shower." The "ladies" in question were women who had watched me grow up in our small-town Methodist church, with whose daughters I…
By: Andrea Grimes / February 28, 2013

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 my phone, and took an artsy photo of — STTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPP — my newly paired engagement ring and wedding band. "It’s a six-hour flight to Hawaii,"…
By: Andrea Grimes / January 23, 2013

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 end of Britney’s “fairy tale.” Because all weddings are fairy tales, and literally any man a woman can be engaged to ha…
By: Andrea Grimes / January 16, 2013

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 know. People who are reassured by “logic” that basically boils down to “Men be watchin’ football, bitches be shoppin’,” I guess. And because I only…
By: Andrea Grimes / January 2, 2013

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 opposite effect on many of us) to the celebratory atmosphere at large and increased presence of shiny objects generally. I spent Christmas Eve "liking" a…
By: Andrea Grimes / December 26, 2012

Hitched: How To Get Married Without Being An A**hole

The amazing thing about life is how many complete assholes manage to find someone willing to put up with their bullshit and marry them. When I was a single person, the thing that crushed me the most when I was feeling lonely wasn’t that I thought I’d never find a spouse. It was that Donald…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 3, 2012

Will You Marry Me, “Dr. Who” Fan?

Geeks need love, too, and one of them apparently needs the quirkiest engagement ring box in existence: it's shaped like TARDIS, the time-traveling police call box from "Dr. Who." So did she say yes? Or is she holding out for David Tennant or Matt Smith? [The Mary Sue]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2012

Hitched: Miley Cyrus, Don’t Marry Him, Girl!

Miley Cyrus, pop star and heir to the “Achy, Breaky Heart” fortune, has announced that, at 19 years old, she’s engaged to marry her boyfriend of three years, actor Liam Hemsworth. I have this to say: Don’t do it, girl! And when I Googled “Liam Hemsworth” to find out who the hell this dude…
By: Andrea Grimes / June 6, 2012

Hitched: Why I Didn’t Have A “Real” Bachelorette Party

"But Andie, it's your last chance at freedom!" This is what my father told me when I informed him that I wouldn't have a bachelorette party, and instead would go camping with Patrick and all our best Texas friends. My dad was disappointed that his daughter wouldn't be vomiting behind a strip club at 3…
By: Andrea Grimes / April 11, 2012

Hitched: Our Wedding Venue Fell Through 20 Days Before Our Wedding

Of all of the many things I worried about before our wedding — dreaming of accidentally getting huge, hideous chest tattoos or enduring painful silence at our karaoke reception — one thing that never occurred to me to worry about was, "What if our wedding venue falls through 20 days before our wedding date…
By: Andrea Grimes / April 4, 2012

Hitched: The Bizarre Phenomenon Of Being Rewarded For Getting Married

On Saturday morning, Patrick and I were enjoying some delicious breakfast tacos when I got the greatest e-mail of my life from Susan, my person of honor at our wedding: in the next week, we should be watching the mail for the trampoline the wedding party bought us. Yeah, you read that right: the…
By: Andrea Grimes / March 28, 2012

Hitched: Should We Go To Premarital Counseling?

The State of Texas, beautiful and God-blessed land led by the white conservative men Jesus always intended it to be led by, rewards people who go to premarital counseling. The prize? You get to waive your license fee and don’t have a three-day waiting period between obtaining the license and getting married. I discovered thi…
By: Andrea Grimes / March 21, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: Lesbian Couple Gets Engaged During Hockey Halftime

I'm a sucker for proposal videos, but this one is a two four Kleenex affair. On Saturday night, a woman named Christina proposed to her girlfriend Alicia during halftime at a Senators/Maple Leafs game while cheesy music plays in the background. If we can forget for a moment that public proposals are horrifying, this one is actually…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Evening Quickies: Propose This Valentine’s Day, Courtesy Of … Pizza Hut?

Get engaged at Pizza Hut — with breadsticks and an engagement ring! —  for only $10,010 this Valentine's Day. The full package includes a red ruby ring, a fireworks show, limo service, photographer, videographer, and of course, a pizza. [Newser] Meet the Grammy elite: the biggest winners of all time. [Uptow…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2012

Hitched: My Maid Of Honor Hates Weddings

When Patrick and I got drunk at the lake and decided to get married, we announced it to our friends a couple days later like the classy, plugged-in media power couple we are: via mass text message. Exclamation points. That kind of thing. The congratulations came flooding in.
By: Andrea Grimes / January 25, 2012

Hitched: Wedding Planning Is The Worst

I started having emotional breakdowns about a month into wedding planning. Sweaty palms, heart racing, knees weak, teary eyes, total immobilization. I would find myself staring at a web page filled with tiki torches or green bridesmaid dresses or centerpiece ideas, and I would just stop dead in my wedding tracks. It became the worst…
By: Andrea Grimes / November 18, 2011
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