Posts tagged "wedding"

Hitched: Who’s Next?

How about this: unless you’re speaking to a person who is literally about to walk down an aisle to an altar at which they will proceed to exchange vows of lifelong love to another human being, don’t tell them they’re “next” to get married.

That’s what a friend of mine’s sister told her…

Andrea Grimes / May 1, 2013

Hitched: Please Don’t Have A Million People In Your Wedding Party

Please don’t have a million people in your wedding party.

There, I said it. I know you are the most popular and lovable person who ever lived, and you don’t want to exclude anyone, not even your sixth cousin because your fifth cousin is totally going to throw a fit, but I think…

Andrea Grimes / April 24, 2013

Hitched: The Future Bride Onesie Is Coming For Your Children

Yesterday in Austin, Texas, a city I’m very proud to call home, 250 people gathered on the south steps of the state capitol for a nice round of bigoted back-patting, peppered with lines like this, from state senator Donna Campbell: “They want to redefine marriage between a natural man and natural woman the same way…

Andrea Grimes / March 27, 2013

Hitched: 7 Things I Regret About Our Wedding

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek checklist from the Wedding Industrial Complex to all the brides out there who are doing weddings wrong, and who will no doubt regret their many wedding-related sins forever.

But seriously folks: I have some regrets about our wedding.

Not the but-what-does-it-all-mean kind…

Andrea Grimes / March 20, 2013

9 Ways To Have The Most Whimsical Tumblr/Pinterest Wedding Ever!

Tumblr and Pinterest have given us so many wedding inspirations. If whimsy is your thing, I’ve got some tips for you. They may be old hat by now, but if it’s what you want, go for it. You rock those bridal antlers. I want to have my wedding at Arby’s so what the hell do…

Almie Rose / March 15, 2013

Style 911: Help Me Find A Petite Dress For An Afternoon Wedding!

I am attending a wedding at the end of the month in D.C. I am having a lot of trouble finding a reasonably priced petite dress to wear. This time of the year a lot of dress have stripes, polka dots, flowers, or are neon. The wedding ceremony starts at 3pm, so I need something…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 13, 2013

Today In WTF: 8-Year-Old Boy Marries 61-Year-Old Woman To Make His Dead Grandfather Happy

Before I dive into the particulars of an 8-year-old getting wed to a 61-year-old, I ask you to consider under what circumstances a wedding of this sort might be appropriate. So far, I’ve come up with … NONE.

But according to the groom, Sanele Masilela of Tshwane, South Africa, (I can’t believe I’m…

Ami Angelowicz / March 11, 2013

Is National Proposal Day The Most Unromantic Day Of The Year?

National Proposal Day — a made up holiday encouraging boyfriends and girlfriends everywhere to stop getting the milk for free and actually buy the horse or whatever. Created by somebody named John Michael O’Loughlin, “Proposal Day is not meant to be used to propose marriage to a person you don’t know very well,” he cautions.

Julie Gerstein / March 8, 2013

Hitched: 10 Things A Woman Must Have At Her Wedding Or She’ll Regret It Forever

Hey, heterosexual ladies, the only people who matter when it comes to weddings! Gearing up for your big day this summer? Here’s a handy checklist of things essential to a great wedding day, to make sure everything is as perfect as possible or everything in your life will be meaningless.

Do you have…

Andrea Grimes / March 6, 2013

Hitched: How Many Pre-Wedding Parties Is Too Many Pre-Wedding Parties?

Shortly after Patrick and I got engaged, my mom called with a request that was so cute, I didn’t know what to say: “The ladies at church want to throw you a bridal shower.”

The “ladies” in question were women who had watched me grow up in our small-town Methodist church, with whose…

Andrea Grimes / February 28, 2013

Couple Get Married As Shrek & Fiona From “Shrek”

Because true love means never having to say you’re sorry, or, you know, justifying your weird obsession with the children’s movie “Shrek,” Jersey (as in Isle of Jersey, not the state) couple Paul and Heidi Bellas got married as Shrek and Fiona from “Shrek.”

The pair got the idea–and presumably the buckets of…

Julie Gerstein / February 26, 2013

Somebody’s Getting Married … Again!

I’ve seen “Muppets Take Manhattan” more than 50 times. Maybe more than 100. I can recite most of the dialogue by heart and know the lyrics to every song. Sometimes I open my window and scream, “Do you hear that, New York? I’m gonna be on Broadway!” If you know the movie as encyclopedically a…

Ami Angelowicz / February 13, 2013

Hitched: Valentine’s Day, Wedding Day, What About All The Other Days?

You can read wedding magazines, and wedding blogs, and wedding everything, but you’ll almost never turn the page and see the marriage. Everything stops in a last, beautiful moment, blurred by sparklers or bubbles or birdseed as the (inevitably white, inevitably young, inevitably thin, inevitably straight) couple disappears into the back of a limousine, a…

Andrea Grimes / February 13, 2013

Worst Wedding Trend: “You’re Not Invited” Notifications

I thought wedding culture had hit rock bottom with sexy, “morning after” photo shoots. I was wrong. Things can get worse. According to “The Today Show,” “you’re not invited” alerts are the latest trend for couples who want to notify those who will not be on the guest list.

“Nine out of 10 times,…

Ami Angelowicz / February 11, 2013

Oh Deer God: Antlers As A Bridal Accessory

There have been some pretty “quirky” wedding trends recently. There’s the trend of making wedding photos look purposefully washed out, as though they were taken with a 1970’s toy camera. There’s the trend of using mason jars as wine glasses, candle holders or table centerpieces– really, anything that you can put something in will be…

Almie Rose / February 5, 2013

This Disney-Obsessed Bride’s Family And Friends Must Really Like Her

When Jamie Blanke married her new husband Eric Chandler, they did it in style — Disney style. The bride, who was raised by two Disney fanatics, really wanted to be Princess Ariel (you know, the mermaid from”A Little Mermaid”). But she didn’t stop at dyed red hair, a fish-netting veil and mermaid-style dress (all of…

Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

Hitched: Everybody Panic, Single Women Are Planning Weddings!

The New York Times, ever concerned about the plight of the three people it takes to make a Style Section trend story, has identified a disturbing new tendency among women to … plan their weddings. But wait for it: they’re not just planning their weddings, they’re doing it on the Internet and they’re doing it

Andrea Grimes / January 30, 2013

Style 911: “Help Me Find Low-Heeled Wedding Shoes!”

“I need style advice! I’m getting married this summer and all the wedding shoes I’ve found are horrible. They’re mostly these weird cheap looking silver strappy things that are way overpriced. The only cute ones I can find have high heels, but I’m tall (5’10) and my fiancé’s not much taller and I don’t want to tower over him!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 29, 2013

Congratulations, Jennifer And Ryan, You’re Terrible, Mazel Tov!

Jessica sent me this wedding video with the caveat that it would probably make me very angry. If I wasn’t on a shit ton of migraine meds at the moment, she’d probably be right. But instead, I just laughed at the bride’s dad invoking Martin Luther King Jr.; the fact that this groom is gonna…

Julie Gerstein / January 28, 2013

Julie And Amelia Write Kate Winslet/Leo DiCaprio Fan Fiction

Oh come on, like you haven’t ever imagined your favorite celebrities secretly getting together and living happily ever after. It’s totally not weird that Amelia and I imagined an alternate reality where Kate Winslet and her “Titanic” costar Leo DiCaprio finally get together. Is it? Okay, maybe it is. But when we found out that…

Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012
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