Brides-to-be who are anything but blushing get bad reps, when, in reality, the cacophony of unsolicited opinions flying about during the planning process could make anyone batty. Wedding expert Sharon Naylor fielded 150 real-life pre-wedding pickles such as lackadaisical groomsmen or interfering in-laws, then composed advice in The Bride’s Diplomacy Guide: Solutions to 150 of the Stickiest Dilemmas that Face a Bride-to-Be. The cause behind most planning conflicts, she emphasizes, is intensified emotions not evil personalities! And, while we think a bride has every right to revert to verbal threats when family and guests forget that the day should be about her and not them, the cool-headed Naylor instead promotes diplomacy: Listening, calm explanations, the works. And that’s why this book comes in handy, offering situation-diffusing tips from a neutral source during a notoriously high-charged process that calls for much compromise. Happy wedding!
Technology is making it possible to catch events in real-time from far away. Watching a wedding online may be the next best thing to being there.
A Michigan couple got married in Las Vegas only to find out that the witness signature was probably forged. The Vegas municipality is not happy about it. But is the couple still married?
It’s your party—trash your dress if you want to! From incinerating gowns to re-creating scenes from Dirty Dancing for the first dance, couples are revamping the traditions of the big day. Green is the new black, after all. Here, five wedding day ideas worth their weight in candied almonds.
Planning the wedding isn't the only stressful thing about getting married. Troubleshoot this exciting time so that you can walk down the aisle without any weight on your shoulders. Most brides are afraid to give in to their sadness and fear, thinking that once they turn on the faucet, it'll never shut off. In reality, emotions work the opposite way. What helps brides most is to embrace reality instead of remaining wedded to their fantasies.
All of you would be wedding guests know that attending a wedding can be stressful. Wedding etiquette demands that your attention remain focused on the bride, but what about the pressure it puts on you and your budding relationship? Tango investigates. "Any bride will tell you—at great length—how stressful it is to plan a wedding. But what about the guests? Rarely does anyone acknowledge their pain. Every year there are around 2.2 million weddings in the United States, and roughly 300,000 weddings here in the U.K. Multiply that by the length of the average guest list—about 200, in both countries—to get a sense of just how many of us go through the familiar routine: pick main course, pick present, pick outfit, pick date. If you’re in a serious relationship, the last choice is already made for you, but you can still find yourself picking—at each other. The truth is that these lovely, sacred events—opportunities for voyeuristic romance and, hopefully, some amour of your own—often wreak havoc on relationships that are, shall we say, at the tipping point."