Report: Philly Is the 6th Worst City for Valentine’s Day

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WalletHub, the same entity that last week declared Philly to suck at weddings, has this week declared that we suck at Valentine’s Day, too.

The personal finance website reports that thanks to our fair city’s high cost of restaurant meals (and wine, and movie tickets) and the crap weather we usually enjoy in this neck of the woods around February 14th, Philly is just not the ideal place to be come this particular occasion.

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Meet Philly’s Newest Calligrapher: The Paperly Studio

Here's a look at Dianna's work.

Here’s a look at place cards Dianna created for a wedding.

There’s a whole host of reasons why we love social media, but perhaps our favorite part about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is that they give us an opportunity to discover and connect with new local wedding vendors who are not currently on our radar. In fact, just yesterday we were introduced (via Facebook) to Chester County-based calligrapher Dianna Crystle, who recently started her own business, The Paperly Studio—we can’t wait to tell you about the services she offers for weddings.

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Mid-February Bridal Trunk Shows

Emery by Oscar de la Renta. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Emery by Oscar de la Renta. Photo courtesy of the designer.

L&H Bridal, Northeast Philly

February 13-15: Pronovias Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore

February 19-21: Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show

You’ll receive a $500 Elizabeth Johns merchandise gift card to use on future purchases when you order one of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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Spend Your Honeymoon on One of the 20 Most Romantic Islands in the World

Hello, St. Kitts. iStock.

Hello, St. Kitts. iStock.

Whenever a travel-related article (of the particularly dreamy sort) crosses our desks, our minds immediately switch into honeymoon mode. No matter the topic—whether it’s vacation spots inspired by Hollywood films or the most amazing resort pools you’ll ever lay eyes on—you can count on us to consider whether it’d make a fab honeymoon—and to share with you if the answer is yes. (The more options to choose from the better, right?)

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Two Dudes Looked for Wedding Dates on Craigslist and Now Their Story Is a Zac Efron Movie

I vaguely remember this story from a few years ago in which two brothers posted an ad on Craigslist in order to score wedding dates for a wedding they had coming up. (It was a family wedding, and they had basically been told to bring dates in order to keep their usual nuisance-causing in check.) We’ll wait while you go refresh yourself on the specifics.

Welp, here we are today, and just as these two (literal) bros predicted in their original posting, their story has become a movie. A real bro-com, to be sure, courtesy of the casting of Zac Efron and Adam Devine as the two brothers in question. Behold, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates:

If you’re thinking this probably isn’t a wedding movie (unlike this one) that you’ll go pay a million dollars for in the theater, that’s fine, but please don’t pretend that you won’t On Demand it on your couch with your fave blanket and bottle o’ wine. (And we’ll be right there with ya.)

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This is How Long PA Couples Usually Date Before Getting Engaged

Screenshot from Weddington Way

Screengrab from Weddington Way

If you’re among the fraction of our readers who has yet to get engaged but is eagerly awaiting a ring (yes, we know you’re out there), this new study may give you some insight into whether or not a proposal in on the horizon. Weddington Way, the keeper of all wedding-related stats, did a little digging into the engagement trends of couples around the country, and the data says a lot about when guys are most likely to pop the question.

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PW Reader Ring: Megan & Bob!

Megan's ring!

Megan’s ring!

The couple: Megan Herlihy and Bob Asklar, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is a round brilliant stone set in white gold with a vintage octagonal setting; the center diamond is surrounded by baguettes and smaller round side diamonds.

Bob and I had been talking about getting married for a while, and had casually looked at rings together for about a year, so I definitely helped pick the ring out. (I also sort of knew when he purchased the ring, but he had held on to it for a little while before actually proposing.) We had been torn between two different center diamonds, so I left that decision up to him. He purchased the ring from Steven Singer.

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Honeymoon Inspo: 20 of the World’s Most Unique Beaches

How cool is Zlatni Rat Beach in Croatia? iStock.

How cool is Zlatni Rat Beach in Croatia? iStock.

If you’re like the majority of newlywed couples, there’s a good chance that your honeymoon (or at least part of it) will be spent on a beach somewhere. Beaches are, after all, a universal symbol of relaxation, which makes the sand, sun and ocean water the perfect companions during your first few married days.

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The Salon at Duross + Langel Is Ready for Your Wedding

The Salon at Duross + Langel

The Salon at Duross + Langel

Back in the spring, our buds over at Duross + Langel, the Midtown Village purveyors of the most glorious and locally made lotions, potions and soaps (if you’re not slathering yourself in D+L Buttercream on the daily, you’re doing it wrong) expanded in two super cool ways: They opened a yoga studio and a salon, all above and attached to the 13th Street boutique.

Co-owner Steve Duross wanted to get the salon settled and underway before diving into the waters of bridal beauty—and now, with both expert bridal hairstylists and makeup artists on staff—not to mention a salon space that’s made for gathering and lounging—they’re ready to make a splash.

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