Posts tagged "marriage"

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 aspect…
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 you…
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

Japanese Travel Agency Offers Solo Weddings & Rent-A-Grooms To Make You Feel Forever Alone

For the woman with the perfect Pinterest wedding board but no groom in sight, Cerca Travel has a treat in store for you -- if you're willing to drop a few thousand dollars, that is. The agency, which provides travel options in Kyoto, Japan, now offers a "Solo Wedding Trip" package for…
By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Couple Marries On New York City Subway

When 26-year-old Hector Irakliotis boarded the New York City subway's N train Friday afternoon, passengers had no idea they were about to witness in one of the biggest days of his life. He announced to the train full of strangers that in a few minutes, he'd be getting married -- right there in front of…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 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

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

Study: The Cost Of Your Wedding & Engagement Ring Can Predict Divorce

A study conducted by economists at Emory University found that the amount of money spent on a couple's wedding and engagement can pretty accurately predict whether divorce is on the horizon. The study, smugly titled "'A Diamond Is Forever' And Other Fairy Tales" (love it), surveyed over 3,000 people about their nuptial…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

My Husband Is Not My Best Friend, And I’m OK With That

It's been said that the secret to a lasting marriage is to marry your best friend. As for my husband? He's my most reliable friend. He's my funniest friend. He's my most loyal friend. He's my most genuine friend. He's my most frank friend, resourceful friend and patient friend. He also happens to be my most…
By: YourTango.com / 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

Couple Gets Married On An Airplane, Cuteness Ensues

Here's a life dream status situation or a wedding disaster depending on your travel preferences - couple Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart married in the middle of a Southwest Airlines flight. Coven and Stewart travel regularly for work, so they pooled their many frequent flier miles to get themselves and 30 wedding guests onto a flight from Nashville…
By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014

Dater X: Finding The Love My Mother Lost

I've been writing Dater X for almost a year now, and can honestly say that putting everything out there about my love life hasn't been easy. Writing this column is therapeutic in a way, because it allows me to reflect on my relationships, both good and bad, and figure out how to move forward with…
By: Dater X / November 5, 2014

Hey, Dudes: Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes During A Divorce

Divorce is always a hot topic with celebs. Amber Rose filed for divorce from rapper/husband Wiz Khalifa, and news that Kris and Bruce Jenner's divorce settlement came in at $60 million broke. The latter was described as amiable, one that didn't even involve lawyers but business managers. The truth is, most divorces are never…
By: Ask Men / October 30, 2014

Watch Clair Huxtable School Us All On Gender Stereotypes & Marriage Dynamics

Everyday Feminism dug into the "Cosby Show" vault to present us with this spot-on Clair Huxtable speech about what really makes for an equal marriage. Gender stereotypes do not a happy marriage make! I could go on, but she'll sum it all up for you much better than I could. [Everyday Feminism]…
By: Claire Hannum / October 24, 2014

The Soapbox: Why Do We Assume “Having It All” Means Being A Wife And Mother?

"Can women have it all," has been asked hundreds of times over -- it seems as though the media never tires of the question. They tell us that, because many women are not in a position to manage a career and a family (or that, at very least, it is extremely difficult to balance the…
By: Meghan Murphy / October 3, 2014
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