Getting Married in 5 Days Apparently Makes You Crazy.

So, for weeks now people have been commenting on how calm I seem leading up to the wedding. That I don’t seem stressed at all and I’m the picture of a cool and collected bride. I mean, I’m paraphrasing, but that’s basically the gist. Uh, don’t sound so shocked, EVERYONE, I don’t understand how you’d expect me to be any other way! However, I think the calm exterior is my way of shielding people I love from the insanity that lurks just beneath the surface....more

Delaying Marriage is Not a Trend, it’s a Fact

By: Wendy Castellanos-WolfAs a woman in her thirties, I should be going to baby showers more than weddings, but that is definitely not the case. According to an article by Irin Carmon titled “I do…Or Don’t I,” people are waiting longer to get married....more

Always The Bridesmaid...and Godmother...and Party Planner, Never The Bride Or Anything Else Particularly Cool

Firstly, please forgive me for the cliche title and secondly, before you judge me as a jealous, wicked stepsister type, hear me out. I am so very happy for my friends. They have found wonderful men to share their lives with and I am honored to stand by them while they start their new journeys. I am also thrilled that some of them are popping out babies...on purpose. (Confession: I don't know if I'll ever get used to that. It still makes me shudder, cute as they are. )...more
My beef with my married and kidded friends is that they speak to me as if my single status has ...more

BlogHer Talks to Jeffrey Zaslow

Editor's Note: We sincerely regret the passing of Jeffrey Zaslow on February 10, 2012. We enjoyed his work and his commentary. Our deepest sympathies go out to Jeffrey's family and friends. -Rita BlogHer recently caught up with Jeffrey Zaslow, the author of BlogHer Book Club pick The Magic Room. ...more
I really enjoyed this book and the perspective it provided. I applaud Mr. Zaslow for being able ...more

Would You Sell Your Wedding Dress?

On my ten-year wedding anniversary this summer, I put on my wedding dress and took some pictures and posted them on my blog in a letter apologizing to my husband for not having actually bought him a gift. Aren't I nice? ...more
@mayaelena1212 It's funny what we think we will get attached to and then what we actually do, ...more

Planning a Destination Wedding. You Don't Want to Miss This!

 There is something about destination weddings that causes the most non romantic person to think about those warm feelings of love. If you are planning your wedding on the Gulf Coast of Florida or traveling to Greece to say your I do's, you want your day to be perfect....more

Throw a Bridal Shower Without Going Broke

Since I wrote my expensive-to-be-a-bridesmaid post, I volunteered to help plan a shower for one of my dearest friends, who also happens to be unfortunately classy -- and I say "unfortunately" because it means I totally can't have a backyard barbeque for this shower. It has to look nice. And I have to do it on a budget....more
Thanks for sharing my post! Decorations -- we are trying to use the scenery for that. @Blondie ...more

tee for the bride to be. all you need is love.

love is all you need in a "graffiti love one" tee Where would we be without love?...more

tees for the bride to be

even when i'm a mess, i wear an "s" on my chest 'cause i'm a superwoman ...more

June Bride

June Bride:  Liquid liner, smoky eyes, and nude lips.See pictures at: http://albanyeventmakeup.blogspot.com ...more