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The Daily Squeeze: SATC’s Fake/Real Book, A Star Wars Wedding, And Ponies

  • The imaginary book Love Letters of Great Men, which was featured in Sex and the City, is becoming a real book. [The Telegraph, U.K.]
  • A Star Wars-themed wedding took place at this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego. The bride wore dart launchers on her writs. [Reuters]
  • Have you always wanted a horse? Now you can buy wild ones, like in Misty of Chincoteague, online. [LiveScience]
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    So I’m Engaged: You Have To Love His Flaws, Er, Differences

    So have you noticed that I haven’t written this column in awhile? That’s because it’s going monthly. Planning a wedding is not that action-packed, to be honest! Especially when you haven’t actually started planning it yet — well, to be fair, we are waiting to hear back on a particular location. If that gets secured, I will actually start working on the other details.

    But just because my reply to the nearly daily question, “How’s the wedding planning coming along?” is “What wedding planning?”, doesn’t mean I still don’t have plenty to say about being engaged. And I have determined in the last six months that the easiest way to determine if you’re ready to marry someone, the easiest way to make sure that this person is the right one to spend forever with, is if you can tolerate all the things about them that annoy you. Because fiances are still annoying. Keep reading »

    Forget To Buy A Wedding Gift? Put Money In The Couple’s Bank

    A wedding hall in Jerusalem now offers couples the option of renting a credit card machine so guests can swipe their card, type in an amount, and, voilà, instant wedding gift, no shopping or check-writing required. The machine costs about $155 to rent, so couples would have to evaluate whether they think guests will actually use the machine. What would the invitations say, “We accept all major credit cards”? A Reuters story says that guests to weddings in Israel already give money to couples, rather than table settings and the like, and this isn’t that big a change, but do you think it would fly in the U.S.? [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Space: The Final Frontier In Wedding Locations

    If you’re having trouble finding a location for your wedding, you have a new option: space. Japanese company First Advantage and the U.S.-based private space flight firm Rocketplane Global announced last week they will host weddings in space for $2.3 million. Who knows whether happily married couples will get to consummate their marriage while they’re among the stars, as a spokesperson for NASA said, “We don’t study sexuality in space, and we don’t have any studies ongoing with that.” [Space.com] Keep reading »

    A Faulty Wedding Dress Causes Bride To Sue Designer

    When I think of all the disastrous things that could happen on someone’s wedding day, I generally think of flowers dying, or the cake being dropped as it’s being carried to the reception site. Well, one bride in Italy had it a lot worse. When this woman was married in 2006, her dress came unstitched and slid down, leaving her butt on display to all of her guests, and now she’s suing the dress’s designer. “The priest concluded the ceremony and the couple were married but of course she was not able to take any proper photographs of the ceremony because she was semi-naked,” the woman’s lawyer said. Not that pictures of her wedding day would mean much to her today — she and the groom have since separated. [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

    So I’m Engaged: Wherefore Art Thou, God?

    In my opinion, getting married as a religious person is much easier than getting married as an Atheist or an Agnostic because deciding who is going to officiate the ceremony is so filled with confusion, it would just be simpler to say, “Well I guess Father Tom will take care of business.”

    I am not religious. I don’t not believe in something bigger than, you know, this life, but I just haven’t decided how God figures into that yet. I also don’t understand this need for people to know what happens after we die — whether we rot into the soil or go to heaven and have sex with virgins — because how can you be sure about either and also? Isn’t it kind of exciting not knowing? Keep reading »

    Engagement Side Effect: TV Wedding Phobia

    One of the weird side effects of being engaged, I’m discovering, is that I cannot watch weddings on TV anymore. In movies it’s okay, because they are fictional (hence, I loved 21 Dresses), but last night, as I was thumbing through the channels, I stopped on some “Celebrity-Inspired Real Wedding Extravaganza”-type show on the Style Network and attempted to tune in. I was doing okay for awhile, but when the scene cut to the actual wedding day, I had an uncontrollable urge to change the channel. FAST. I seriously could not let myself watch the actual ceremony. It felt like skipping to the end of a book or something and reading the ending. I watched A Shot At Love II instead.

    Then this morning, I was doing my usual, eat-a-yogurt-and-watch-The-Today-Show routine, when Matt, Meredith, Al, and Ann cut to the plaza where The Today Show wedding was about to be performed. And I had to turn it off AGAIN, even though I kind of wanted to see what the bride’s dress looked like. It’s hard to explain, but the idea of watching the actual ceremony in one of these reality weddings feels, like, not allowed. What’s the deal with that? Keep reading »

    Weird Marriage Laws That We Just Don’t Understand

    Jenn Thompson at Mental Floss is on a roll! After yesterday’s “Origin of Wedding Traditions” article, today she’s got a follow-up on wedding laws that are still on the books. Would be guilty or not guilty of these ridiculous crimes?
    1. In North Carolina, it’s against the law to check into a hotel room pretending you’re married. But what about all the harmless husband and wife role-playing games? Verdict: GUILTY.
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    The Daily Squeeze: Same-Sex Marriage, Cynthia Nixon, And A Drunk Groom

  • California Chief Justice Ronald George says young people are much more tolerant of gay marriage than older generations. [Spiegel]
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    Raise Your Hand If You Think Wedding Traditions Are Stupid

    Traditions can be a great way to make occasions special, but don’t you kind of wonder who came up with these crazy things? Mental Floss has a great post about the origin of wedding traditions, and after reading them, I am way less into keeping them. Why should I wear white just because Queen Victoria did? [MentalFloss.com]

  • Women used to wear whatever dress was the nicest in their closet until Queen Victoria wore a white dress trimmed with orange blossoms for her wedding to her first cousin, Prince Albert (gross). Tradition worth upholding? Nah, we don’t all look good in white anyway.
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