weddings

5 Budgeting Hacks If You Were Asked To Be A Bridesmaid (Again)

The first time you're asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding, you will probably be thrilled. By the third or fourth time, you'll be tallying the costs in your head as you answer. I didn't realize how pricey it can be to stand next to a friend on the b…
By Ayana Lage

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Just Showed Support For A Cause Close To All Our Hearts

From his mom, Princess Diana, to his grandma Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry has had plenty of strong, formidable females to look up to his entire life. He's also about the marry another admirable lady who keeps the cause of gender equality close to…
By Brad Witter

9 Ways To Deal With Your Toxic Family At Your Wedding

If you're one of the many folks tying the knot this wedding season, first of all, congratulations. Seriously — planning a wedding is no easy feat. And for the many, many, many of you who will also be planning your wedding with your toxic family membe…
By JR Thorpe

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Have OFFICIALLY Chosen Their Wedding Photographer

Picking a wedding photographer can be pretty harrowing. As you prepare to get married, you're searching for a professional capable of taking pictures you'll love for the rest of your life — and you probably don't want to spend an exorbitant amount of…
By Ayana Lage

6 Pieces Of Old-Fashioned Wedding Etiquette That We Thankfully Don’t Do Anymore

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding approaches, guests are probably brushing off their top hats and rehearsing which fork goes with which course, in case they accidentally hit the Queen with an oyster. But while the etiquette of a British roy…
By JR Thorpe

Expect To See Way Fewer Wedding Hashtags In 2018, Experts Say

Figuring out a wedding hashtag is so stressful that you can delegate the task to a hashtag creation company. I agonized over my wedding hashtag before landing on one — I wanted something funny, but not corny; original but not too cutesy. I'm not even…
By Ayana Lage

6 Terrible Wedding Traditions From History That We Thankfully No Longer Do

Tradition is a strong part of wedding ritual in any culture, from the widespread global phenomenon of throwing rice to specific, slightly weirder ideas, like the Scottish practice of "tarring and feathering" brides and grooms before their ceremony. A…
By JR Thorpe

The 7 Creepiest Things That Have Ever Happened At Weddings

Weddings can be the happiest day of your life, but they can also be incredibly anxiety-inducing or even disastrous. You may be silently praying your Aunt Gladys doesn't make a toast, or heck, that everything goes smoothly when Prince Harry and Meghan…
By JR Thorpe

An Owl Attacked A Groomsman At A Wedding & The Photos Are TOO Much

Picking a ring bearer for your wedding can be much harder than you may think. You want the whole thing to be cute, but children can be unpredictable and uncooperative. That's why some couples resort to using their pets instead — there's an entire Ets…
By Ayana Lage

These REAL Stories Of People Objecting At Weddings Will Genuinely Shock You

As someone with a particularly large extended family, I've been to a lot of weddings in my time. I've always felt like the "speak now, or forever hold your peace" part was inserted in there as a kind of courtesy — of course no one is going to object.…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Surprisingly Simple Hacks To Cut Costs On Your Wedding

Finding the person you want to marry is a dream, but budgeting for a wedding can feel like a bit of a nightmare. The average wedding — once you include the cost of rings and the honeymoon — is roughly $36,000, according to WeddingWire. If you don’t w…
By Ayana Lage

Puppers Are One Of 2018's Top Wedding Trends & We Are SO Here For This

When my spouse and I got married in 2015, our two cats celebrated the occasion by hiding from our friends and family for the entirety of our at-home reception. But folks with more social pets are in for some good news: According to Etsy's report on 2…
By James Loke Hale

This Is The Kind Of Wedding That Works Best With Your Myers-Briggs Type

I love extravagant events and social media attention, so having a huge wedding — annoying hashtag and all — was a dream come true for me. But when you look at my Myers-Briggs type, it all makes sense. I'm an ESFP, which means that I'm super social. I…
By Ayana Lage

14 Chic Wedding Favor Ideas On Etsy That You’ll Actually Be Able To Afford

It's no secret DIY is has made an enormous comeback in recent years; the way Americans approach the biggest day of their lives is perhaps the best example of this. Where the nearly wed once dreamed of white limos and sweeping chandeliers, they now op…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

This Bride Was Temporarily Blinded By Her Wedding Flowers & Here’s What You Should Know

Back in September 2017, bride-to-be Christine Jo Miller stepped outside on the day of her wedding to pick wildflowers to add to her bouquet and wedding trellis. She ended up choosing a bunch of pretty green-and-white plants with long, delicate-lookin…
By James Loke Hale

The One Surprising Wedding Trend For 2018 You’ll Actually Want To Copy

I loved my wedding, but wedding planning stressed me out to the point that I was unable to sleep. If you've planned a wedding and had to deal with input from well-meaning family members and friends, you know what I mean — the pressure to get every de…
By Ayana Lage

9 New Wedding Trends You’re DEFINITELY Going To See In 2018, According To Pinterest

Full-blown wedding season is still a few months away—though I'm a fan of a March wedding, personally — but the big wedding trends for 2018 are already making the rounds on Pinterest, and it looks like this year's celebrations are going to be pictures…
By Rebecca Fishbein

This Unusual Type Of Wedding Cake Is Going To Blow Up In 2018, According To Pinterest

Wedding cakes are not known for their subtlety. However, many couples are starting to opt for a less over-the-top dessert than the traditional, multi-tiered cake. Recently, fig cakes have gained popularity as an alternative to the frosting rose-cover…
By Mia Mercado

Meghan Markle Got Compared To Princess Diana For Breaking This Weird Royal Tradition

While there are plenty of things that prove the British royal family is just like us plebs, there are also a few traditions that show the royals' norm is not exactly like ours. Meghan Markle, who's set to marry Prince Harry and become a duchess, is m…
By James Loke Hale

11 Royal Wedding-Inspired Ideas You Can Steal From Meghan Markle For Your Own Ceremony

The big day is nearly here — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding is only three months away, and I'm so excited I could cry. I've been following news about the royal wedding obsessively, even though I'm done with wedding planning. If I was still …
By Ayana Lage