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Sometimes, a single girl gets upset when she anticipates seeing all her married friends at a wedding. She starts to imagine the looks of pity, probing questions, having to explain herself, the onset of feelings of isolation, and people thinking she’s a freak. This can also happen pre-baby showers and high school reunions—any place where marriage or family (a family other than yours) is being celebrated or where you might see lots of couples.
The location of his party insinuated the need to have one last hurrah before we got married, and it offended me. Our marriage was supposed to be one long hurrah; something we looked forward to, not something from which we needed a reprieve. Sure it's idealistic, but if you can't afford some idealism the week before you get married, when can you? That was what it all boiled down to. The strip club wasn't the issue; it was the timing of the visit that bothered me.
In the newly released wedding flick ('tis the season) The Hangover, we get a glimpse of a Las Vegas bachelor party spent among four guys. We see them in the car, driving out to Vegas in a borrowed luxe car. We see them check into the $4,000-a-night party suite. We see them getting on their sleek going-out clothes (well all of them except for the one socially inept character who throws on jeans and a tee that his pot belly pokes out from).
Tony Romo, says his year and a half relationship with Jessica Simpson is still going strong. He says that their favorite date is just, “A little bite to eat and probably watch a football game,” he says. “She loves the game. It’s exciting for both of us. I’ve found someone that I get to hang out with and who wants to see our team do well.” Tony, however, may not be so quick to put a ring on her finger—yet. When asked if he had any wedding or baby news to share, Tony was quick to respond, “None that I can think of!”
Sure theme weddings are lots of kitschy fun. But how are you really going to appreciate the Star Wars photos in 10, 20 or 50 years? While there are no statistics that suggest theme weddings are particularly more expensive than regular weddings, it seems like some of the costumes and accoutrements could be pretty pricey and is that extra cost really worth it?
A bachelor party, contrary to popular belief, is not a celebration of marriage. In fact, it's the opportunity to refute its very principles. A kick-ass bachelor proves a man, "still has it," is still studly and most importantly, is still on the market, at least in theory.
Brad and Jen, as in Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, are rumored to be going to great lengths to meet up after hours. According to Star Magazine, they recently had a late night tryst at the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan. The limo driver who helped get Jen to the hotel and meet-up with her ex-husband reveals that the pair did everything in their power so they wouldn't get caught. Once he dropped Jen off at the hotel, she went on to spend more than two hours together in the back of the Gramercy's empty 18th floor Private Roof Club with Brad.
Think the tab for the typical US wedding is high? Imagine if you had to tack on an additional $200 bucks each for a group of 20 or 30 guests, whom you've never met before. It's high wedding season in Japan right now and the new trend, in the name of saving face, is to rent out wedding guests if you don't have enough real names to add to your list, reports Yoko Kubota, for Reuters.
Fine, suffice it to say that people (nay really cool people) are obsessed with the idea of zero gravity copulation. But since someone feels squeamish about turning the space program into a cosmic spring break, it's been agreed that space weddings are a better way to make zero g love happen. Richard Branson is all over this. As are Noah Fulmer and Erin Finnegan and Yuri Malenchenko and Ekaterina Dmitriev.
Women are the traditional consumers of self-help books, but guys need advice too. And what better way to find out what goes on inside his head than to read dating advice written by and for men? (Some might say you could ask him, but where's the fun in that?) In this spirit we bring you this piece by men's lifestyle expert, Oliver "Ali" Nejad, who fills you in on four red flags men look for when they're on a date.
Kristin Cavallari stars on the upcoming season of The Hills. She made a cameo on the season finale as a guest at Heidi and Spencer's weddding. Since then, filming for Kristin's season of The Hills has officially begun and she is at war with Miss Audrina Patridge. While the cameras rolled during Audrina's 24th birthday party at LA's London West Hollywood hotel, Kristen did everything in her power to steal the spotlight away. She crossed the line, however, when she started hanging all over and flirting with "Justin Bobby" in front of Audrina. According to a source, Kristin was "fake giggling and making it look like she liked him."
Italian soccer player Luca Ceccarelli and his fiancée, Irene Lanforti, made history when they were married under the very same balcony where legend has it the woman who served as inspiration for Shakespeare's Juliet revealed her love for her real-life Romeo so many centuries ago. The wedding marks the first to take place in this historic location.
Weddings are inspirational: they rouse us to meditate on our own love stories, to feel our hearts swell as our friends find their life partners, and to wonder "When do we start drinking?" If thought bubbles could appear above the heads of wedding guests, here's what they might say.