Posts tagged "wedding survival guide"

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

Andrea Grimes / June 26, 2013

Girl Talk: Are Wedding Gifts Optional?

After our wedding, when my husband and I finally got around to opening our gifts and noting who gave what for our thank you cards, we became concerned that a bunch of our wedding gifts might have been stolen. About a third of the 150 guests who attended our wedding did not appear to have…

Maggie Lite / June 7, 2013

5 Tips For Giving A Kick Ass Wedding Speech

Don’t fool yourself, if someone asks you to make a speech at their wedding, it’s important … that you don’t bomb. I know this from experience as I had to make a speech at my brother’s rehearsal dinner this past year. Luckily, it went off with out a hitch. But we’ve all been to those…

Ami Angelowicz / July 2, 2012

Life’s A Beach So Go Somewhere Else: 5 Cool Honeymoon Destinations

You have finally made the decision to get married. All the details of the wedding can be mind boggling and drive you to distraction. You may start to wonder what made you decide to get married in the first place. But then you remember that you are about to start one of the most important chapters of your…

MadeMan / June 30, 2012

Who To Sleep With At A Wedding, In Order Of Best To Worst Idea

My good friend Nick is getting hitched in September and I’m already scoping out which one of his groomsman I am going to try to bang. He posted their photos on his wedding website, you see.

However, there is always the possibility all of them will have girlfriends/have their own weddings by then,…

Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2012

Style 911: All Your Wedding Fashion Questions, Answered!

Wedding traditions have changed a lot over the years, and many of the hard and fast dos and don’ts of wedding style have fallen by the wayside. It’s great that brides, grooms, and guests have more freedom over what they wear these days, but in a way, all these updated rules and non-rules have also…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 28, 2012

Hitched: How To Be A Good Wedding Guest

I didn’t know how bad I was at being a wedding guest until I had my own wedding. I was bad about gifts and good about stiffing bartenders. Worst of all, I was terrible about crying on the dance floor when the DJ played “All The Single Ladies” because I was fresh off a breakup.

Andrea Grimes / June 28, 2012

Wedding Dress Porn: 15 Amazing & Absurdly Expensive Wedding Gowns

It’s wedding season, and whatever. While everyone else is off pledging eternal devotion, or crying whilst watching others do so, I embrace the opportunity to (pointlessly) browse the prettiest, most ornate wedding dresses money can buy, waxing quixotic for the day a Pinault puts a ring on my finger — or even just knocks me…

Rachel Krause / June 27, 2012

Girl Talk: Pinterest Ruined My Wedding Planning

I heard about Pinterest at a wedding reception last year and within 24 hours, I was hooked. I had to pin everything: I grabbed every vegan recipe, organizing tip, cute outfit, inspirational quote, and makeup tutorial I could get my freshly ombre-manicured fingers on. Then, a few months later, I got engaged and suddenly it…

Jillian Stafford / June 27, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Bachelorette Parties

It’s wedding season, which means it’s bachelorette party season, which means purchases of pink feather boas and penis-shaped accessories are skyrocketing. Whether you’re looking for some fashion ideas for the big night out or want to bring some of that flamboyant bachelorette style into your everyday wardrobe, we’re spotlighting six must-have pieces inspired by bachelorette…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 27, 2012

The Soapbox: Why I Hate Weddings, Like Really Hate Them, A Lot

I recently stumbled on the video of a bride singing Christina Aguilera’s “The Right Man” while she walked down the aisle, and I reacted so strongly that I startled myself. The video opened up a cavern of emotion that, while I knew it was there, went deeper than I realized. And that emotion was repugnance.

Alexandra Gekas / June 26, 2012

Singing Bride Is Clearly Onto Something

Ladies, maybe we’re all doing something wrong. I say that because after watching this video of this obviously batcrackers woman walking down the aisle while singing Christina Aguilera’s “The Right Man,” I wonder if we are simply not acting crazy enough. I mean, this woman got married, y’all. She found a man who loves her.

Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2012

5 Methods For Surviving Your Younger Sibling’s Wedding When You’re Single

This summer, my younger brother is getting married. (I would like, before going any further with this subject, to state in no uncertain terms that I very much like the young lass he’s chosen for his bride.) When he got engaged, I immediately started working on my plan for what I’d do if I were…

Sara Barron / June 25, 2012

Girl Talk: Planning My Lesbian Jewish Wedding

In my mid-twenties, I came out as a lesbian. But the hardest part wasn’t even coming out: it was realizing my wedding would be different and therefore I was different. It took me a few years to come to terms with the fact that my wedding wouldn’t have a groom or any of the other…

Sara-Rivka Davidson / June 25, 2012

4 Tips For Surviving Wedding Season As A Single Gal

According to JDate’s resident dating coach Melissa Malka, “For singles, attending wedding after wedding can be a constant reminder that you’re not quite there yet.”
While we feel like we should protest, obviously there’s a lot of truth to that. Here are some tips from JDate, the Jewish online dating website, and Malka, on how to survive wedding season without making a… / June 5, 2012

3 Reasons Why Going To A Wedding Alone Is Good For Your Self-Esteem

This weekend, I went to Vermont to see my best friend from childhood get married. It was really wonderful; there’s a special feeling that comes from witnessing someone you knew as a child celebrate such an adult occasion, you know? And it’s also rare that I’m around people outside of my own family who ca…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2012

The 6 Types Of Wedding Dates

There is a reason why I prefer to go to weddings solo — for fear that I will bring numbers one through five as my date. I enjoy bringing my self respect as my plus one and dancing until I no longer have any. [Buzzfeed]
Artwork by Christiann MacAuley. You can see more of her

Ami Angelowicz / May 19, 2012

Style 911: “Help, I Need A Bridesmaid’s Outfit — In Brown!”

“One of my dearest friends is getting married in a few months and she’s asked me to be a bridesmaid. Super! However, she had requested that the bridesmaids wear some kind of brown suit instead of the usual dress. Now, while I really appreciate her originality and desire for us girls to be able…

Julie Gerstein / April 26, 2012

10 Perfectly Good Reasons To Postpone A Wedding

Congratulations, you’re engaged! But approximately 10 seconds after the ring has been placed on your finger, the interrogation from family, friends and coworkers begins: Have you found a dress? Religious or non-religious? How many bridesmaids? Where’s the bachelorette party? How about the honeymoon? How many people are you inviting?

And the biggest one…

The Frisky / April 23, 2012
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