To see more of our Real Weddings or to submit your photos, go here.
15 Wedding Planner Pet Peeves
Don't be one of these brides.
And Here Is a Flamingo Wedding
5 Financial Tips for Newlyweds
It's so important to get off on the right track. Here's how.
Picture of the Week: Taking the Plunge
Everyone ended up in the pool—including the bride and groom.
We know you’ve been working your butt off to get in dress-ready shape for your Big Day (have you been following any of our fitness and health tips?) and the last thing you want to do in the days leading up to your wedding is sabotage all of your hard work by indulging in foods that’ll make you bloat.
Much like HowHeAsked.com before it, there is a new fun, sweet, entertaining and inspiring time suck out there focused on the darlingness of the couples who have contributed to it: The new Instagram account The Way We Met.
The conceit is really simple and totally works: Each picture features a couple—whether they’ve only been dating a few months or have been married for a million years—and the story, in the words of one member of the couple (pre-approved and fact-checked by the other member, we’re sure) of how they met.
I’m notorious for being an over-packer: No matter the distance or duration of my trip (whether it’s a quick weekend visit to a friend in Baltimore or a week-long getaway to the Caribbean), I’m constantly traveling with more baggage than necessary. I’m sure many of you can relate.
And while planning out my outfits is always a challenge, my biggest packing downfall is by far in the beauty department. I admit, my daily skincare and beauty routine is entirely too long, and even when on vacation I can’t seem to narrow it down to just the necessities.
We never get tired of learning about/looking at pictures of/exploring new destinations and hotels, and what with that little post-nuptial getaway you are currently planning, we assume that you are more than likely in the same boat. And so we pass along our findings to you!
According to a study conducted by The New York Times, the trend of women keeping their maiden names after marriage is currently on the rise. The concept first took off during the feminist movement in the 1970s (at a time when state laws required a woman to use her husband’s name to vote, do banking and get a passport), and seems to be making a resurgence in recent years for a number of reasons—career, education and cohabitation all play a role.
If you’ve been eyeing BHLDN‘s gorgeous gowns but are a bit hesitant to order your wedding dress online (sadly they have yet to open a boutique here in the city), you’re going to love this news: The Philly-based brand is holding its second-ever sample sale at the Navy Yard on Saturday, July 11.
Q: We’re fine with people sharing and posting photos during the reception, but we’d prefer they don’t have their phones out during the ceremony. How do we go about conveying that?
Stars; they’re just like us! They, too, have to go to the weddings of their spouse’s college roommates on their summer weekends.
And when they do, sometimes they decide to have a little fun and give the crowd (and the newlyweds!) a thrill by showcasing their talents right in the middle of the celebration—just like Justin Timberlake did this past weekend at the wedding of his wife Jessica Biel’s roomie from Tufts.