Sorry for the Mafioso title; Paul and I recently started watching The Sopranos for the first time…the day BEFORE James Gandolfini died.
It’s a symptom of your early 30s (in my part of the country anyway): The wedding invitations gradually stop showing and baby shower invitations start picking up. In fact, this year, Paul and I were invited to only two weddings. On May 19th, my friend Jenn married her longtime love, Karina, and then, for the first time in nine years, Paul and I didn’t have a single engaged friend. Continue reading →
Having worked for wedding magazines and websites and blogged about weddings, I’ve learned a few things along the way. My friends know this. My Twitter followers do, too. And because the world of weddings can be downright confusing, they often turn to me when they have a planning conundrum or an etiquette question. Some queries pop up more than others. So consider this the FAQs page on my site for brides and wedding guests. Continue reading →
There are a lot of things wedding guests have every right to expect from the couple hosting the reception. That they’ll be fed enough that they don’t have to leave mid-wedding in a hunger-fueled frenzy to hit up a Burger King. That the conditions will be comfortable, as in an A/C is on if it’s 85 degrees out, the heat’s on if it’s 45, and if it’s outdoors, the venue isn’t infested with mosquitoes. That every effort will be made to show them a good time–so there’s music for listening and, with any luck, for dancing too. But there’s at least one expectation that I don’t have. Continue reading →
Brides know better than anyone that weddings are a fortune, but somehow we forget that we’re not the only ones incurring charges just because we’re getting married. Consider the following when you’re making some key wedding decisions, and your guests (and their wallets) will thank you. Continue reading →
Everyone can assume that you’re so, so excited to get married. That’s why posts like the below can get pretty annoying pretty fast. True, your Facebook friends can simply hide you from their feeds if they don’t like what you have to say, but why push them to that point? Here’s what to avoid posting on Facebook (and Twitter, for that matter) when you’re engaged. Continue reading →
Yes, even before you arrive at the wedding ceremony, you can make mistakes that can drive an engaged couple crazy. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to avoid committing these offenses. Continue reading →
I wonder what Paul's thinking here.
It’s well-known that what happens at the bachelor party stays at the bachelor party, but these other secrets grooms keep may not be as obvious. Continue reading →
Our first casualty was probably one of our fragile Mikasa bowls, considering we’re down to six when we once had eight. But breaking bowls didn’t get me nearly as emotional as losing one particular wedding gift on New Year’s Eve. Continue reading →