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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Kay Steiger | January 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | February 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | January 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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

Andrea Grimes | January 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | January 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | December 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Andrea Grimes | July 3, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | June 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | April 11, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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 —…

Andrea Grimes | April 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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:…

Andrea Grimes | March 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | March 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 6:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | January 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Andrea Grimes | November 18, 2011 - 12:00 pm
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