Posts tagged "wedding"

Wife With A Life: Pre-Cana Is A Mixed Blessing

Before my husband and I could have a Catholic wedding, we had to attend Pre-Cana. It’s like Driver’s Ed. for engaged Catholic couples. In theory, it’s a great idea. Couples are counseled en masse on a wide-range of topics, including compatibility and conflict resolution within marriage, the theological meaning of marriage, and Catholic rules couple…

By: Claire Zulkey / January 6, 2009

Wife With A Life: How I Learned To Quit Worrying And Love My Honeymoon

I was pissed when my uncle announced at our rehearsal dinner, “You know you’re taking your honeymoon during hurricane season, right?” Well, duh! But it was my honeymoon, which meant that everything was destined to be perfect. Unless a certain relative opened up his yap and jinxed it all. Which is exactly what happened. That’…

By: Claire Zulkey / December 30, 2008

Wife With A Life: The Greed And The Glory Of The Wedding Gift Registry

There are plenty of perks to getting married: the attention, the made-for-you gown, the whole life-partner thing. But the presents are pretty sweet, too. Registering for gifts can seem like more fun than an adult female should legally be allowed to enjoy. Basically, it’s like catalog shopping, only there’s a good chance someone will buy…

By: Claire Zulkey / December 23, 2008

Wife With A Life: How I Learned To Not Be A Bridezilla

There was one point during my wedding-planning process that I was afraid I was losing my mind and becoming what I feared and hated most — the bridezilla.

By: Claire Zulkey / December 9, 2008

Sleeping Around Is Good For Bloggers

Egads! Jessica “Washingtonienne” Cutler, the former congressional staffer who blogged about her DC sex-for-money frolics with various political appointees, is engaged. Now 30, Cutler plans to marry Manhattan lawyer Charles Rubio. (He looks, um, nice?) Since Wonkette’s Ana Marie Cox exposed the identity of the once anonymous sex blogger, Cutler wrote a book, got sued…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 25, 2008

Trend: Brides Don’t Put Out Anything

If you thought that Bridezillas we’re bats%&t crazy, just wait until you hear how the average engaged woman feels about doin’ it before she says “I do!” According to the New York Post, a whopping 53% of brides-to-be won’t have sex with their future spouse for at least a month before their wedding. Forty-two-percent said…

By: Simcha / October 14, 2008

Girl Talk: When Marriage Means More To Families Than The Couples Themselves

My boyfriend and I have been together for just under 2 ½ years and at the risk of sounding gag-arrific, I’ve really never been happier. Not only do we love each other, but we actually like each other a lot, too — two things I’ve learned don’t always go hand in hand. We have to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 22, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Bad Wedding Date

The next best thing to having your own wedding is getting invited to one by your boyfriend. There’s something about a man who wants you on his arm at a celebration of love — with the added lubricant of an open bar. So when my boyfriend Mike asked me to be his date to hi…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / September 16, 2008

Gay Marriage & Christianity: Not Always At Odds!

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi just tied the knot last weekend officially making gay marriage trendhunter worthy. But according to Professor John Boswell, the former chairman of the history department at Yale University, gay marriage is an old-fashioned institution getting a new page in the history books. The Ivy League teacher has done extensive…

By: Simcha / August 25, 2008

Quickies!: A Woman Sues Her Ex Over Cancelled Wedding…And Wins!

A woman sued her ex for canceling their wedding and was awarded $150,000. [Tango]
According to the Durex Global Sex Surveys, only 32 percent of women always climax during sex. [Daily Bedpost]
Take a look at these boho-chic summer fashions inspired by Mamma Mia. [Shine.yahoo]
If you ditch your morning latte, you could become a…

By: Annika Harris / July 30, 2008

The Five Quickies You Must Try

Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am! Sometimes sex is best when its quick, because lord knows we’ve got things to do besides you. Sex can be short and sweet when you’re on-the-go, so long as you are set up for a rip roaring time. But where and how can you get a Big O swifter tha…

By: Simcha / July 28, 2008

NASA Considers Exploring Sex

Astronauts like to experiment. And recently there’s been push at NASA to start researching sex without gravity — everything from pregnancy to the pill’s potency to the effects of effing with low blood pressure. Now, you can’t tell me that astronauts haven’t at least played with their own equipment, but with a three year missio…

By: Simcha / July 24, 2008

Quick Pic: Ashlee & Pete’s Fantasy Wedding

Apparently Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo are not too over to freak on the dance floor. [People, 5/21/08]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2008

Get Ready For Jenna Bush’s Wedding!

While making plans for the weekend, don’t forget to think about how you’ll celebrate Jenna Bush’s nuptials. Residents of Crawford, TX, where the wedding will take place, are really getting into it despite the fact that few, if any, of the town’s residents have been invited. One gift shop plans to serve punch and cake…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 7, 2008

Poll: Should You Wear White To A Wedding?

Guests were told to wear ivory to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding on Friday (that’s Gwyneth Paltrow arriving, above); I wore a white dress with black piping to a friend’s wedding in October and got dirty looks (but only compliments from the bride, thank you very much); traditional etiquette says that wearing white to a wedding…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2008

Free Cake!

That’s right: free cake! And you don’t need to go to Costco on the weekend to get a bite, you just have to go to Brides.com. The site is running a national designer cake contest and will give away the nominees — which are sure to taste as good as they look. The confections draw…

By: Simcha / March 14, 2008
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