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Poll: Would You Get Married In Pants?

Attention brides, future brides, and committed bachelorettes who just love to weigh in on this sort thing — would you ever ditch a wedding gown for a sweet pair of white wedding pants? [A Practical Wedding via Robot-Heart] Keep reading »

Being Engaged: It’s Not So Bad!

You might remember back in December when I was home for the holidays my mom passed down my great-grandmother’s engagement ring and I debated whether to use it for my own engagement. At the time, my boyfriend, Drew, and I were talking marriage pretty seriously and I knew I needed to make a decision about the ring soon or at least point Drew in the right direction for a different option. The family heirloom was mine to keep whatever I decided to do with it, so I brought it back to New York with me and thought about it for a few weeks. When one of my best friends — a gay guy with incredible taste — came to visit from Chicago, I showed him the ring and he all but declared I MUST use it as an engagement ring.
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Trend Watch: Pregnant Brides On The Rise

A lot of brides have already got something old, something borrowed, and something blue, but now they’ve really got something new — baby bumps! According to the Daily Mail U.K., there was a sudden rise in maternity bridal dress sales to satisfy the estimated 20,000 brides in Britain who were with child on their big day last year. That number accounts for a record 10% of women under 45 who are tying the knot for the first time! Here in the States, one in six brides is preggers — just like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba when they married their spouses. And these gals are not just waddling down the aisle on their wedding day wearing a muumuu; they’re going for traditional white gowns with big price tags. Keep reading »

Couple Weds At Taco Bell

A couple in Illinois ran for the border recently when they mistook Taco Bell for wedding bells. Caragh and Paul Brooks got engaged on New Year’s Eve and because they like Taco Bell so much, they decided to get married there. The bride wore a $15 hot pink dress, employees decorated the restaurant with streamers and balloons, and a friend of the couple was ordained online and administered the vows while wearing a T-shirt. “It’s appropriate,” groom Paul Brooks said. “It’s an offbeat relationship.” The couple met on a dating site when Caragh Brooks was still living in Australia and Paul was in Illinois. Excited that they already shared the same last name (no fees for a name change!!), the couple emailed back and forth and talked on the phone for 9 months before Caragh moved to the states. “We have the same brain, just in two bodies,” Paul Brooks said. (Um, is that like having half a brain each? ). “We think alike in virtually every manner. We have the same interests, viewpoints.” Those same interests include, it seems, Taco Bell and cheap weddings. The entire cost of the ceremony was $200, which begs the question: just how many Double Decker Tacos did guests munch on? [9News.com] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Lady Gaga To Tour U.S. Solo, Ryan Seacrest Rejected At Globes, Working-Mom Guilt

  • Lady Gaga will kick off her solo North American tour in March. Get your tickets now before Christina Aguilera jacks them all to do image research. [Perez Hilton]
  • The answers to our celebrity breast implant quiz are (clockwise from top left): Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Tara Reid and Heidi Montag.
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    New York Wants To Be The New Vegas

    New York City is hoping people will forget Vegas and start getting married in the Big Apple. On Monday, a new 24,000-square-foot space opens, complete with photo walls for taking pictures, video screens to monitor wait times, wedding chapels with gauzy curtains and painted murals, and a shop selling fresh flowers, disposable cameras, and fake diamond rings for $9. The new space was designed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s favorite decorator, Jamie Drake, who worked on his Upper East Side town house. “We want to be the wedding destination of the world,” said Deputy Mayor Patti Harris. This goal is not unreasonable. In 2008, NYC issued nearly 70,000 marriage licenses, while Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, issued 95,888. Since I’ve never been married or anything, I was kind of shocked to find out it costs just $35 to get a marriage license in New York, and having your ceremony at the new Marriage Bureau is $25 extra. The memories? They’re priceless, of course. [HuffPo] Keep reading »

    Why We Need The Knot

    Word around the blogosphere is that The Knot, the website devoted to obsessing over wedding and engagement details, may be tanking. Though I’ve heard it’s a helpful resource for brides, I’ve never had reason to visit it myself (even if I were engaged, I’d be more of an IndieBride), but I took the news of its possible doom as an excuse to check it out and see what I’d been missing. Holy moly, you guys, the site’s better than porn…especially for its awesome message boards! After the jump, some one my favorite messages from the boards, all of which are reason enough to hope this site stays strong and survives the recession. Keep reading »

    Wife With A Life: How My Mom Planned My Entire Wedding and Nobody Got Hurt

    I worship my mother. She’s smart, funny, annoyingly good at most things she does, determined, stylish, everything. And I’m still kind of scared of her. We’re talking about a woman who booked the date of my wedding before I even knew I was going to get married. That’s right—between the time that my soon-to-be-fiance Steve asked for my parents’ blessing and the time that he actually popped the question, Mom made a few phone calls. She already knew she wanted the wedding to take place in the fall. Many years earlier, she had told me this, and I had casually mentioned it to Steve in one of my casual reminders during the home stretch of our five-year courtship that I was ready to move forward. When he spoke to my parents, Mom asked what time of year he was thinking for a wedding.

    “Fall?” Steve said.

    “What a great idea!” she said. Of course it was a great idea—it was her idea. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Reunite For More Catfighting

  • Amelia will liveblog “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion special tonight. Yay! We get one more hour with these divas. [The Frisky]
  • Now that Madonna and A-Rod can go public with their relationship, his disinterest in Kabbalah may put a halt to the romance. [MSNBC]
  • Finally, photos of Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson in the throws of passion…Well not really. They’re just having a boring makeout session. [What Would Tyler Durden Do?]
  • The reason behind one of the worst Hollywood baby names–Bronx Mowgli Wentz–is rather weak. I guess if Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had bonded over Through the Looking Glass, then their son’s name could be Jabberwocky. [Perez Hilton]
  • Therapists say five out of 10 newlyweds get the blues after their wedding day and seek professional help. [Dear Sugar]
  • As a child of divorce, I know the holidays can be really stressful for children in blended families. These ex-etiquette tips will make sure your children come first, even when you want to wring their father’s neck. [Shine]
  • You’ve got five nights to party this weekend, so you should don an outfit, like this one, that accentuates your curves at least one of those nights. [College Candy]
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    Five Tricks To Having A Never-Ending Honeymoon

    When the intoxicating romantic high of your wedding day drifts seamlessly into the intensely intimate, orgasmic togetherness of your honeymoon, it seems impossible the good times (both in and out of bed) could ever possibly end — until they do. This usually happens after your flight is delayed twice, and when you finally get home, you find a note from your pet sitter, telling you the cat yakked up a hairball on your carpet, and she couldn’t find the bottle of Resolve, so the stain is permanent. Before you know it, your sexy honeymoon lingerie is buried at the bottom of the hamper (or worse, still in your suitcase), you’ve totally lost your newlywed glow, and are instead sporting the perpetual brow furrow of someone who lacks the time to eat a proper meal, let alone hand write 200 thank-you notes. If you want to avoid this perilous and sex-starved fate, we suggest you try a few of these tricks, designed to keep you and your brand spankin’ new spouse firmly ensconced in betrothed bliss well beyond the honeymoon.
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