Posts tagged "marriage"

Hitched 2.0: 11 Things I’ve Learned About Wedding Planning

Holy crap, I’m getting married in 10 days. I can’t fully wrap my head around that fact, and it now feels like the days are going by at warp-speed. I’m beyond excited to get married, but I have to admit I’m already feeling a little nostalgic for the engagement chapter of my life, and it…

By: Emma Sarran / July 3, 2015

Girl On Girl: When Gay Marriage Becomes Marriage

When huge things happen in our world, we always remember where we were when we heard the news. “Where were you when gay marriage was legalized?” will quickly become the new “Where were you when the Beyonce album dropped?” As for me, I had just gotten off of the subway and was at a crosswalk…

By: Morgan Cohn / July 1, 2015

Can We Stop Using The Term “Maiden Name”?

It’s stupid, it’s gendered, it’s pointless, just stop.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Please Do Not Throw A “Bro-Dal Shower”

Are you a man who is getting married, but feels sad that your soon-to-be-wife gets to go to like, three different parties in which people shower her with gifts and praise while you get one scuzzy party in Atlantic City with a stripper that your brother’s friend found, but you really didn’t want? Do you…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 23, 2015

Jeb Bush Dreams Of A Tolerant Society Where People Can Discriminate Against Gays

Jeb Bush says he supports businesses who want to discriminate against gay people. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 18, 2015

I Don’t (Have $637 To Spend On Each Of My Wedding Guests)

Holy Good Lord Baby Jesus, people, the average American wedding is entailing the bride and groom spending $673 per guest, and guests can expect to spend $310 each on the wedding – unless you’re an attendant, in which case that shoots up to $701. And apparently 43 percent of people who have been invited to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

This Easter, What Can We Learn From Fertility Rituals?

If I have to admit it, my interest in fertility rites was probably piqued by watching the god-awful Nicolas Cage remake of “The Wicker Man” on a new friend’s urging last summer. It’s basically a misogynist nightmare of a women’s cooperative run amok off the coast of Washington (of course), which only barely resembles the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Band Or DJ

Some might argue that the music is the most important part of a wedding reception. After all, the location could be perfect; the venue could be beautiful; and the food could be delicious, but all of that will fade into the background if the dance floor is empty. The right music gets you and your…

By: Emma Sarran / March 26, 2015

12 Ways To Give Your Wedding Personality

Planning a wedding these days can be overwhelming, with more resources than you know what to do with at your fingertips. And if you’re busy pulling ideas from Pinterest, wedding blogs, and bridal mags, then it can be easy to leave out the most important element of your big day: making it about you and your…

By: Tres Sugar / March 16, 2015

Girl Talk: If You’re Going To Date All Your Friends, You Have To Save Certain Things For Marriage

“A city of a million men, and you only bone out-of staters,” is my friend Meredith’s favorite thing to say to me. She’s not wrong – in a year of living in New York, my dance card has mainly been filled by non-locals. But until this year, my biggest relationship mistake wasn’t a faulty locatio…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 16, 2015

Here’s How Much We Spend To Get Married

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a…

By: Newser / March 14, 2015

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Hitched 2.0: You Can Have Your Fiancé Properly Trained With Groom Academy

So, this is new: Ten hotels across the UK are now offering a new program called “Groom Academy,” designed to train guys to become the best husbands they can be. This isn’t about listening, or working together in a relationship, or respecting each other’s opinions. No, this “exclusive” academy focuses on the important aspects of…

By: Emma Sarran / March 5, 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

This Newly Married Couple Proves Tinder Isn’t Just For The Youths

Ever embracing modernity, the New York Times published one hell of a wedding announcement this weekend, about a New York couple that found love the second time around. But for these 40-year-olds, they found their second marriages in an entirely millennial way: Tinder.

By: Beejoli Shah / January 26, 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.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 20, 2015

Which Wedding Planning App Is The Best?

Going into wedding planning, I already know what a lot of my proclivities are as a bride — partially because I’m a neurotic planner, and partially because, well, I’ve done this before. You live, you learn.
One of my proclivities: I hate The Knot. I hate it with a passion. They try to swindle…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

True Story: Married … With A Roommate

New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2015
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