Posts tagged "hitched"

Hitched 2.0: Do I Want Babies At My Wedding?

Babies are cool and all, but do I really want a crying baby as the soundtrack to our ceremony?
By: Emma Sarran / February 26, 2015

Hitched 2.0: I’m Caving On The One Splurge I Swore I Wouldn’t Make — A Wedding Planner

“Who would waste money on a wedding planner? That’s a luxury I don’t need.” – Me, before and shortly after I got engaged. Ugh, I hate to eat my words.
By: Emma Sarran / February 19, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Dress

Wedding dress shopping is undoubtedly exciting, but it can also be a massive undertaking. Aside from navigating everyone’s expectations, sticking to a budget, and oh, finding a dress you love, you have to consider a wealth of other miniscule details. And you thought this would be the easy part… 1. Do I like thi…
By: Emma Sarran / February 12, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 11 Songs I Vow Not To Play At My Wedding

Little known fact: There are other important wedding-related vows to make, aside from the ones said while standing at the altar. Things like “I vow not to be an asshole bridezilla” and “I vow to make it in the photo booth at least three times.” And then there are vows made in the best interest…
By: Emma Sarran / February 5, 2015

Hitched 2.0: I Didn’t Love Dress Shopping As Much As I Expected

I’m obsessed with my wedding dress. Last weekend, I went to try it on for the first time since ordering it, and loved the whole experience. I was relieved my dress was as pretty as I remembered it, and that I still liked the silhouette. I started to get excited about planning my hairstyle, and…
By: Emma Sarran / January 30, 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

Hitched 2.0: Why My Brother-In-Law Is Officiating Our Ceremony

It was almost as if we communicated by ESP. My fiancé and I got engaged, sat down over lunch to start talking wedding stuff, and at the same exact time, both blurted out, “Let’s have a friend officiate!” Okay, it didn’t go exactly like that. But I swear, it may as well have.  As soo…
By: Emma Sarran / January 15, 2015

Hitched 2.0: My Bridal Resolutions

After an entire lifetime of never making New Year’s resolutions, I spontaneously decided to do just that in 2015. I made a handful of random, personal resolutions, but seeing as our upcoming nuptials are a somewhat big deal, I figured I need an entirely separate list for wedding-related resolutions. Without further ado, I (will…
By: Emma Sarran / January 8, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Potential Photographers

In my personal opinion, photography is one of the very most important aspects of the wedding (after the actual getting married thing, of course). Flowers will wilt, candles will be extinguished, and the music will stop—but the pictures are forever. They’re one of the few lasting, tangible things you’ll have from your big day, so…
By: Emma Sarran / December 31, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 7 Details I’m Afraid I’ll Forget To Plan

When I started wedding planning, I wasn’t really worried about much. I’ve always been an extremely organized person, one who has a clearly labeled binder for pretty much every aspect of her life—and our wedding is no exception. Shortly after we got engaged, my sister gifted me with a fresh binder and I wasted no…
By: Emma Sarran / December 23, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 7 Guests You Encounter At Every Wedding

We still have seven months until our wedding, but I can’t help but wonder about our guests: how they’ll act, what their reactions will be, how they’ll get along. I’ve been to enough weddings to know that there are bound to be certain people who emerge in some pretty standard guest roles, especially when you…
By: Emma Sarran / December 18, 2014

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Venue

When we started venue-hunting, we had literally no clue what we were doing. On the outside, we tried to appear to be a sophisticated, knowledgeable couple touring each potential venue. On the inside, we were two clueless twenty-somethings wondering what the hell we were supposed to ask these events directors and catering managers to avoid…
By: Emma Sarran / December 11, 2014

Hitched 2.0: Why Both My Parents Will Walk Me Down the Aisle

I’m not one of those girls who started planning her wedding before even hitting puberty. I didn’t create a pre-engagement “Someday…” Pinterest board. Nothing against those girls, but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to wait to plan my wedding until it was a real, tangible thing. (Not to mention, my tastes change on such…
By: Emma Sarran / December 4, 2014

Hitched 2.0: The Pros & Cons Of A Long Engagement

Hitched, our weekly column about getting married, is back! This time around, we'll be walking down the aisle (well, in spirit) with writer Emma Sarran, who will be sharing her thoughts on long engagements, the institution of matrimony and that godforsaken wedding industrial complex every Thursday. I remember my engagement as if it was yesterday.
By: Emma Sarran / November 20, 2014

Hitched: Saying Farewell

This week, my husband and I sat in a real estate agent’s office and put our first ever offer on an actual house on an actual piece of land that we would actually like to own. “You guys are legally married, right?” the real estate agent asked. We said yes, we are. “Do you have…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 17, 2013

Hitched: What To Say To Wedding Busybodies

What’s the kindest thing you can do for someone who’s getting married? Keep your mouth shut. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. If you’re asked for advice? Give it, judiciously. If you’re not? Please, please, please for the love of cummerbunds, hold your tongue. That goes for anyone, whether we’re talking parents of…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 10, 2013

Hitched: The Awe-Inspiring Mundanity of True Love

I’m standing in the kitchen in my underwear, crying over a carton of fat-free half and half. I’m about to do one of those dramatic Lifetime movie moments where the emotionally exhausted woman has just had too much and she crashes to the floor with dramatic flourish and beats her fists on the ground. But I…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 3, 2013

Hitched: The Wedding Dress Body Project

Andrea is taking a much needed week off from her Hitched column this week, after spending the last few days reporting live from the Texas State Legislature as they attempted to rid the state of nearly all its clinics that provide abortions. (Thanks to Senator Wendy Davis and the rest of the "feminist army," they…
By: Andrea Grimes / June 26, 2013

Hitched: I’m So Glad I Didn’t Have An “Unplugged” Wedding

It’s in The New York Times, so I guess “unplugged” weddings are a thing, at least among the handsome and affluent people who see themselves in the Paper of Record’s style section. In a column called “This Life" (imagine saying it the way you’d say “This guy! Can you believe this guy!?" and colum…
By: Andrea Grimes / June 19, 2013

Hitched: My Dad At My Wedding

My father didn’t walk me down the aisle on my wedding day, but he did help me up some very steep stairs. That’s not a metaphor for the next iteration of my life as a married lady: there were actual stairs, my high heels were ridiculous, and I didn’t want to fall over a…
By: Andrea Grimes / June 12, 2013
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