Posts tagged "weddings"

Please Do Not Throw A “Bro-Dal Shower”

Are you a man who is getting married, but feels sad that your soon-to-be-wife gets to go to like, three different parties in which people shower her with gifts and praise while you get one scuzzy party in Atlantic City with a stripper that your brother’s friend found, but you really didn’t want? Do you…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 23, 2015

Four Wounded After Gun Goes Off In Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Four guests of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City were wounded late Saturday night after a wedding guest’s gun discharged and shot the floor.

The guests were hit by shrapnel from the bullets including marble and glass.

The gun owner has been arrested but we don’t yet know…

By: Katrin Higher / June 14, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Why We’re Using A Travel Agent To Plan Our Honeymoon

Remember when sites like Kayak and Travelocity entered our lives and everyone was all, “This is the end for travel agents”? At the time, that was kind of true—why would anyone spend the time to talk to a real live person to plan a trip when you could do everything online? Now, though, travel agent…

By: Emma Sarran / June 11, 2015

Hitched 2.0: The Best Song Suggestions From Our Guests

I can’t remember the last time I received a wedding invite that didn’t prompt me to suggest a song that will get me groovin’ on the dance floor. And because it’s a brilliant trend, we of course followed suit on our own invites (as part of a whole Mad Libs-esque response card, which I highly…

By: Emma Sarran / June 6, 2015

Hitched 2.0: I’m Delaying Medical Treatment Because Of My Wedding

Some people may be surprised when I say I’m postponing treatment for endometriosis until after my wedding, but those people don’t have all the information.

By: Emma Sarran / May 21, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Pros And Cons Of A Large Wedding Party

When I stand under the chuppah on my wedding day, I’ll have seven bridesmaids by my side, and my fiancé will have six groomsmen by his (plus my brother-in-law who, though officiating, will be the seventh for all intents and purposes). I never envisioned myself with a large wedding party. And, by some people’s standards,…

By: Emma Sarran / May 14, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 5 Alternatives To A Formal Rehearsal Dinner

I can say with absolute confidence that my upcoming wedding is the most formal event my fiancé and I will ever plan. And I’m cool with that. In fact, we’re so confident that it’ll fulfill everyone’s fancy quota for the weekend that we decided to go in the opposite direction for our rehearsal dinner the…

By: Emma Sarran / May 11, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Wedding Planning Taught Me How To Ask For Help

I’m terrible at asking for help. I’m one of those people who will drive myself insane trying to do everything alone rather than dare reach out for assistance. And not just that: I also preemptively take on tasks and responsibilities, whether asked of me or not, to I don’t know, make life easier on everyone…

By: Emma Sarran / April 30, 2015

Whimsical Gal Gleefully Wastes Retail Workers’ Time, Pens Insufferable Essay

I have long said that the fastest way to see if someone is an asshole or not is to see how they treat people in the service industry. I have ended budding relationships after one date after seeing a dude snap at a server, and consider people who “don’t believe in tipping” to be a…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 28, 2015

I Don’t (Have $637 To Spend On Each Of My Wedding Guests)

Holy Good Lord Baby Jesus, people, the average American wedding is entailing the bride and groom spending $673 per guest, and guests can expect to spend $310 each on the wedding – unless you’re an attendant, in which case that shoots up to $701. And apparently 43 percent of people who have been invited to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 6 Of The Best Things About Wedding Planning

Last week, I shared the fact that I’m getting slightly jaded when it comes to wedding planning. The closer we get to walking down the aisle, the more bogged down I get with details like booking transportation, sending out invites, and finalizing décor. It’s stressful, to say the least. But in that same post last…

By: Emma Sarran / April 9, 2015

Burger King Will Pay For The Wedding Of Mr. Burger And Ms. King Because Romance Is Still Alive, Somewhere

Joel Burger and Ashley King have been together since they were in the fifth grade, and it seemed fated that they were meant to be. When they got engaged, laughter and joy spread throughout the land, because love is real and pure, and also because Burger King somehow contacted them via Skype and offered to…

By: Megan Reynolds / April 7, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Help! I’m Getting Jaded

Three short months ago, I made a list of my bridal resolutions. First on that list: “Enjoy the rest of my planning.” Though I’d been a pretty relaxed bride up until that point, I could predict that would quickly change. With six months to go before the big day, I could feel the stress slowly…

By: Emma Sarran / April 2, 2015

10 Simple Tips For A Stress-Free Destination Wedding

So you want to have a destination wedding. Once your friends and family are over the potential shock, it’s time to get planning. Now! It’s never too early to get the logistical details figured out, and once you do, the work is worth it. A wedding that doubles as a travel adventure will ideally give…

By: Tres Sugar / March 28, 2015

Crossfit Couple Does Crossfit Engagement Photo Shoot, Internet Loves It, Writer Pukes

Here’s a story that takes two things I hate and mashes them together: Crossfit and wacky engagement photos! Joe Marttila and Ili Buenrosto, two Crossfit enthusiasts from Florida, decided to do their engagement photos at the gym. Their photographer, Cricket Whitman (HIS FUCKING NAME IS CRICKET) said that they weren’t trying to show off what…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Band Or DJ

Some might argue that the music is the most important part of a wedding reception. After all, the location could be perfect; the venue could be beautiful; and the food could be delicious, but all of that will fade into the background if the dance floor is empty. The right music gets you and your…

By: Emma Sarran / March 26, 2015

12 Ways To Give Your Wedding Personality

Planning a wedding these days can be overwhelming, with more resources than you know what to do with at your fingertips. And if you’re busy pulling ideas from Pinterest, wedding blogs, and bridal mags, then it can be easy to leave out the most important element of your big day: making it about you and your…

By: Tres Sugar / March 16, 2015

Here’s How Much We Spend To Get Married

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a…

By: Newser / March 14, 2015

Hitched 2.0: We Already Got Fake Married

Andy’s already seen me in a wedding dress. While he was in a tux. And we posed for happy-couple-getting-married pictures. Let me back up. I didn’t want him to see me in a wedding dress—mine or otherwise—until that whole walking-down-the-aisle moment. When planning our venues and basic wedding day set-up, we went to great pai…

By: Emma Sarran / March 13, 2015
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