Hot Trends for Bridal Gowns for Spring 2015

I was looking at a bridal magazine while having my haircut when I realized something: I want to look awesome on my wedding day, whenever that may be. I know, it's vain (and to think the epiphany came when I was having my hair cut, LOL), but I feel like it's not something unique to me. A lot of ladies out there want to look perfect (or close to perfect) on that special day!When you walk down the aisle on your big day, you want to look your very best. Of course, I don't want to look like every other bride for the last decade....more
LoriBaker True! I have nothing against white, but I find the possibility of other colors on a ...more

5 Awkward Questions for the Modern Bride

 “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.”  -  Fanny Brice I recently got engaged.  I am 44 years old and this is my first marriage.  I’m one of those people who didn’t see a point to marrying anyone unless and until I met my soul mate.  I went about the business of living my life and, unexpectedly, when I was 40, met a wonderful man.  So, now I’m getting married.  Life is pretty cool sometimes!...more
DrSarah Yup, big eye roll.  The fifties lives on in some people... men and women alike.more

On Being Married At 22

What does being 22 mean to you? Starting a career, traveling, or just consuming a little too much alcohol (but having the stamina to match)? For me, 22 has meant all of those things. I’m a young graduate with the world at my feet, GSOH and not a single gray hair in sight. Oh, I got married a month after I turned 22....more

What Makes a Marriage?

As our generation creeps slowly towards our 30s, more and more of us are starting to think about the M word: Marriage. What we want out of our partnerships is a question mark for many of us as we grapple with what could be called the ultimate badge that says, “We are now adults.” Some have already been divorced, others have never been in a relationship, and many are in committed relationships with or without a marriage license. ...more

Planning a Bridal Shower? Five Fantastic Ideas for the Bride-To-Be!

Are you in charge of planning a bridal shower? It can get overwhelming, especially with too many chiefs and not enough indians. Below, I listed a couple of great ideas that any bride-to-be would love and appreciate!...more

A high-seas engagement tale

In honor of our little three-month wedding anniversary today I wanted to share our engagement tale here....more

My Things to Do List

 My friends make fun of me. My husband makes fun of me.Do you know why?Because I make a “Things To Do” list.ALL THE TIME....more

A Quick Care Package for the Bride-to-Be

This holiday season, I got a pretty spectacular phone call. I was standing in my living room, packing up some things for our family trip to see my parents for Christmas, and on the caller ID was my best friend Dani....more

It's the Worst Time of Year to Get Engaged

Did you know that 26% of all engagements occur at Christmas time? Tucked right in there with all the excitement, stress and partying of the holiday season, a man and woman decide to commit their future to each other. It's the worst time of the year to make such an important decision.An engagement ring is not a gift, like jewelry or a cashmere sweater. The ring is the beginning of a commitment that you fulfill when you marry. If either of you decide not to marry, you have to return the ring....more
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The Introvert's Guide to Surviving Family Weddings

The thing about family weddings is that family is there, in Costco volume. This is amazing, wonderful and a blessing, but also a bit overwhelming for those of us that don't feed off the energy of others. I recently attended a wedding that was lovely and very introvert friendly, but I put together a plan for next time. These are some helpful hints to surviving a large, noisy family function without alienating others.The Restroom is the Best Hiding Spot Ever...more
AlinaZavatsky great minds think alike!more