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

Why Women Change Their Last Names for Marriage

www.TheFeministBride.comAs The Feminist Bride this topic is the most distressing to me. After researching all wedding traditions there are three that earn the top obsolete, sexist and promoting inequality – engagement rings, bridal showers and name change. Now, women are starting to understand that third-wave feminism is about choice, but I have to say that when it comes to name change it isn’t an educated one.There are three reasons why the tradition of women adopting their spouses names exists....more
Why is it such a bad thing to have your husbands name? Some of us like the tradition, and it ...more

Music Therapy: Songs to Help You Survive Your Wedding

I'm getting married next week. Married. MAR-RIED. And I can't sit still. Thus far in the wedding planning process I have succeeded at being Bridechilla (not my creation, see my friend Andy for copyright), but I can feel myself unraveling at the ends a bit as the days pass....more

Family (Lumps and All)


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

They are Married! (And the Weekly Round-Up)

It was a lovely wedding!We’re heading home later this morning after we get in our workouts and have a cup of coffee with the bride and groom.  I think we’re going to try Everybody’s Cafe again, this time for brunch.  While we’re playing a few more hours in PA, how about a weekly round-up?...more

Here comes the…Reverend

I hope you enjoyed my post yesterday recapping the fabulous lunch I enjoyed at the Double Wide Grill in Pittsburgh last weekend. This weekend I’m back in Pennsylvania –this time in the Poconos. I’ll be officiating a wedding this afternoon....more

Always A Bridesmaid, Never A...Get Over It!


The One Where I Wee Myself at a Wedding

DorkyDad and I are just back from a wonderful weekend in Galway, celebrating the wedding of two very good friends. DorkyGranny was kind enough to babysit, so it was just the two of us (and 100 other guests, obviously!). Other than the wedding itself, which I don't think I can write about yet without being too gushy, here are a few of the noteworthy moments.No DorkySon!...more

Love is a Many Splendored Thing

The Empty Nesters had the great pleasure of attending the wedding of a young woman we have known since she was in kindergarten. We've celebrated countless birthdays and holidays with our friends and their families and now we find ourselves at the next stage- the weddings. We sat outside under the setting Southern California sun, listening to the orchestra play Marry Me by Train as the wedding party made their way down the flower strewn aisle....more