Posts tagged "wedding"

Marriage May Keep You Alive Longer

As the number of couples walking down the aisle dwindles, science suggests that our generation may be missing out on marriage’s “healing powers.” A study published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior reveals that adults who’ve tied the knot have a better survival rate after heart surgery. According to Ellen Idler, a sociologist at…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 11, 2012

Hitched: I Love My Dad, But I Don’t Want Him To Give Me Away

I think I just got away with telling my dad he won’t be giving me away at my wedding — and the world didn’t fall apart.

I’d been putting it off, the telling him, partly because I never know whether my dad is going to care. I know he cares a lot about…

Andrea Grimes / March 7, 2012

Hitched: On The Privilege Of Marriage

I wish people would talk more about the actual reasons they get married, when and why they do. The reasons beyond “I’m in love.”

Because of course I’m getting married because I love Patrick. But I’ve loved a few people in my life, and I didn’t want to marry all of them. And…

Andrea Grimes / March 1, 2012

Woman Pretends She’s Marrying Edward Cullen

Ladies, your man must really love you, if he is willing to give in and let you do a “Twilight”-inspired engagement photo sesh. That’s at least my thinking behind the engagement photos of couple Lindsay and Ferdinand, which attempt to exactly replicate all the vampire angst of the movie series. More pics after the jump.

Julie Gerstein / February 24, 2012

Man Proposes With Dress Made Of 9,999 Roses

Sure that dress looks great today, but tomorrow that dress is going to wilt. [Buzzfeed]…

Julie Gerstein / February 16, 2012

Hitched: The Reluctant Groom

“Grooms get in free!”

That’s the generous offer from Austin Monthly, my local glossy society rag, for its “Couture, Cakes and Cufflinks,” uh, “Bridal Bash.” There’s nothing particularly unusual about this kind of shill party, and that’s what makes it particularly offensive. It’s every disgusting wedding narrative rolled into one day-long event that women are actually…

Andrea Grimes / February 15, 2012

Girl Talk: On Bridal Underwear

There were a lot of things I knew I’d have to think about when we decided to get married. I don’t just mean the lofty “What is marriage for?” questions. I mean the practical questions about the ceremony and party. What I’d be wearing underneath my dress for the big day wasn’t, however, one of…

Kate Sheppard / February 7, 2012

Hitched: What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

I’ve been putting off making the trip to the county clerk’s office to see about getting Patrick and I common-law married. In order for me to be enrolled on his health insurance, Patrick’s employers need some kind of governmentally sanctioned proof that we’re not just total liars. The process in Texas for proving you’re not a total liar i…

Andrea Grimes / February 1, 2012

The Best Save-The-Date Ever? We Think So!

Take a look at this wedding save-the-date card. It’s so awesome — can you see why? Take another look. Still can’t see what makes it so incredible? It’s kind of hard to see, but …

Julie Gerstein / January 27, 2012

Hitched: My Maid Of Honor Hates Weddings

When Patrick and I got drunk at the lake and decided to get married, we announced it to our friends a couple days later like the classy, plugged-in media power couple we are: via mass text message. Exclamation points. That kind of thing.

The congratulations came flooding in. A couple folks even called.

Andrea Grimes / January 25, 2012

Hitched: Why Do I Have To Invite Strangers To My Wedding?

I took dance class for years as a kid. I loved being up on stage, dancing my ass off in front of an auditorium full of strangers. As an adult, I performed stand-up comedy. Loved it. Loved making a bunch of people I’d never met laugh.

But performing my latest dance routine i…

Andrea Grimes / January 4, 2012

It’s A Nice Day For A White Castle Wedding

Weddings in stuffy ballrooms with fancy buffets are overrated. Clinton and Rosemary knew that their wedding should be all about their love for each other … and for mini-sliders. That’s why they exchanged vows at their local White Castle in Louisville. Incidentally, Rosemary’s parents had their first date there, so it’s kind of like a…

Ami Angelowicz / December 28, 2011

“Mobbed” Thinks This Is Romance?

According to the Howie Mandel-helmed show “Mobbed,” women just love elaborately choreographed proposals, involving hundreds of singers and dancers, and complex ruses. This particular proposal, though, doesn’t strike me as romantic–AT ALL. Nope. It just seems incredibly emotionally manipulative and messed up. Watch, as this poor woman thinks her boyfriend’s been cheating on her, and…

Julie Gerstein / December 19, 2011

Hitched: Wedding Porn Burnout

Yes, your wedding was adorable. Look at your adorable mason jar center pieces! And your adorable balloons and/or adorable take on adorable flower alternatives! And your adorable color palette! And your adorable adaptation of an adorable song!

Oh look, an adorable reference to an adorable pop culture institution, adorably personalized to suit your…

Andrea Grimes / December 13, 2011

Hitched: Wedding Planning Is The Worst

I started having emotional breakdowns about a month into wedding planning. Sweaty palms, heart racing, knees weak, teary eyes, total immobilization. I would find myself staring at a web page filled with tiki torches or green bridesmaid dresses or centerpiece ideas, and I would just stop dead in my wedding tracks.

It became…

Andrea Grimes / November 18, 2011

Girl Talk: Maybe I’m Not Bridesmaid Material

“So, this is awkward,” said the email from my friend, the bride. “But I’ve decided to keep my bridesmaids to just really close friends.”

She had three bridesmaids. I was the third. Apparently, she only had two really close friends, and I was not one of them.

“Wait,” I wrote back.

Kate Fridkis / November 15, 2011

Hitched: Getting Engaged Without A Ring

When you get drunk with your boyfriend at the lake and decide to get engaged while under the influence of a decent-sized bottle of Jim Beam, you don’t exactly get the whole kneel-down, velvet-box proposal. No, what you get is peeling your face off a mattress the next morning and wondering where your pants are…

Andrea Grimes / November 10, 2011

You Can Still Buy Kim Kardashian A Wedding Gift!

I know, I know! You were thinking: “What do I get for the bride who got $17 million to get married and who announced she’s getting divorced only 72 days after the wedding?” Well, luckily Kris Humphries’ and Kim Kardashian’s wedding registry still has quite a few items left on it, worth around $172,000. If…

Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2011

10 Things Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Should Do With Their Wedding Bounty

Upon discovering that Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries was ending, our first concern was the incredible fortune they amassed during their brief union . There’s the $17.9 million they raked in for their televised, fairy tale extravaganza, the $2.5 million People allegedly shilled out for exclusive photo rights, and, of course, their…

The Frisky / October 31, 2011

Hitched: What’s In A Name?

Last month, my boyfriend Patrick and I drank a bottle of Jim Beam at the lake and decided to get married. When we peeled our faces off a sticky, half-deflated air mattress the next morning, we asked ourselves two questions: first, did we still want to get married, and second, how about some Taco Bell?

Andrea Grimes / October 24, 2011
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