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The Marriage Is Strong With This One

The Marriage Is Strong With This One

It was the day before Star Wars was released and all through the galaxy not a creature was stirring not even a wookiee Okay that was pretty bad but I have to talk about the fact that The Force Awakens comes out tomorrow AND that there is a couple who is literally getting married in the theater before the movie begins Photo by ArmyWifeArtist Some of you might be aware that the new Star Wars movie comes out in hours minutes and seconds But what you might not know is that more than people have been camping outside of the...read more

Grab Your Trimmers Boys, It's Manscaping Time

Grab Your Trimmers Boys, It's Manscaping Time

Okay guys heres one for you Im sure youre used to my snarky sarcasm and dry sense of humor by now so Im just gonna lay it out for you - get your shit together and grab some trimmers Im talking about manscaping the best thing to happen since twist-off wine bottles Now Im not saying that you all have to resemble a smooth hairless marble statue but I am saying that its your wedding day and youre newlywed deserves a little primp and prime Your new spouse surely wont be offended to see that youve taken time to echem...read more

Let's Get Digital

Let's Get Digital

Have you ever thought about live streaming your wedding I know we have covered the unplugged wedding but I want to expand on the subject because even though it can be super rude to hold your phones up with your hands while blocking the view but some technology can actually make a wedding These days nothing comes as a surprise and with technology reaching new heights everyday Im sure we are only a hologram away from staying seated on our couches while the laser version of ourselves attends a wedding I actually think that live streaming a wedding is a...read more

5 Wedding Traditions We're Leaving At The Alter

5 Wedding Traditions We're Leaving At The Alter

When it comes to planning a wedding there are a lot of preconceived ideas that you might think you have to follow Wedding traditions that we have become accustomed to through stories experiences movies and anything else that has to do with weddings You will be wearing a white dress your father will walk you down the aisle your closet girlfriend will be standing next to you holding the bouquet - yada yada yada Traditions are great and all but in this day and age some of those traditions just seem completely outdated Here are some of the traditions we...read more

Thanks But No Thanks

Thanks But No Thanks

Dear Expert If youre like me youve felt the bomb of anxiety hit you very few times in your life But when I got a froofy invitation to my exs wedding in the mail I almost RSV-peed in my pants A rush of emotions flooded my body and my blood got to pumping Initially I felt offended - for obvious reasons I felt like i had to choose whether I was angry jealous or sad Then I found myself confused as to WHY I would be ANY of the three We broke up long before I got the invite we...read more

Unplug Your Wedding

Unplug Your Wedding

Weddings and cellphones go together like vodka and an ex-boyfriends Yeah it may be fun at the time but it really just ends up causing problems and getting in the way Im talking about the epidemic of guests ruining professional photographs and disturbing wedding ceremonies with their ringing flashing whatever it is doing that it shouldnt be doing cellphones Photography by Thomas Stewart Photography Many professional wedding photographers have spoken out about how cellular devices get in the way of a great photo and literally in the way of the professionals trying to take the photos - but none have...read more

Go Fund Yourself

Go Fund Yourself

This is a tough one I still have yet to completely decided if this is OK or not in my book so I'm just going to lay it all out The question at hand is whether or not it is acceptable for a couple to request money via fundraising sites like GoFundMe to pay for their wedding or is it unacceptable and tacky to ask for handouts to pay for your wedding Some may say that its genius others may say that its downright offensive Im willing to play the devils advocate and see from both sides of the fence...read more

Inviting Grams And Pops To Your Same-Sex Wedding

Inviting Grams And Pops To Your Same-Sex Wedding

I see it all the time - couples sharing their most intimate moments with the whole world through their social media and to be completely honest I absolutely love it It's such a powerful way to take individuals from all over the world and connect them through the love-filled celebration of marriage Can you believe the relief a young bride or groom must have when they see that someone just like them had a difficult time with their future in-laws Or when a bride cant fit in her gown the night before her wedding and she sees your advice to...read more

What To-Do Before Saying "I Do"

What To-Do Before Saying "I Do"

The day before your wedding can become a day full of superstitions and stressors and that can be pretty scary before the biggest day of your life Dont see your fianc Drink gallons of water Dont call your ex TooStressedToBeBlessed One wrong move can result in a disaster and on the flip side if you play your cards right you can enhance the experience completely and have everything flowing smoothly So whats a gal to do We decided to gain some perspective on the matter by asking guys and gals who have already tied the knot what they recommend doing...read more

That Awkward Moment When Your Fiancé Becomes Your Brother

That Awkward Moment When Your Fiancé Becomes Your Brother

Dear Expert My mother is a single mom who has raised me all by herself since I was years old Shes put up with me for years through all of my boy drama and it wasnt until I was a senior in high school that I realized how much my mom deserves to have a good man in her life I started guiding her in different dating techniques helping her with her wardrobe and just boosting her confidence in general so that she feels ready to step back into the world of dating I even set her up with a...read more

How To Stop A Wedding In 14 Steps

How To Stop A Wedding In 14 Steps

Not too long ago I told you about my ex that was getting married At that point I didnt know what path I was going to choose My options were to either let go and watch them get married and live their happily ever after or I could go all Julia Roberts circa ' and stop the wedding I made a step by step plan to break up a marriage just to get it out of my system I decided the best thing for everyone was to leave my ex alone so he could live his fairy tale life Dont...read more

A PSA To The Grooms Of The World

A PSA To The Grooms Of The World

Try NOT to anger your wife to the point where she wants to divorce you before you even taste the cake Throwing back a little bubbly at your own wedding is a given but drinking enough to not even be able to perform the first dance your wife so obsessively made you prepare for is a big no-no It all started with a glass of champagne which then led to another from the father of the groom and another from the best man - until finally the groom was so blitzed that he forgot whose wedding he was attending Picture...read more

Splitsville, USA

Splitsville, USA

It was a clear black night a clear white moon No this is not the beginning of Warren Gs 'Regulate' although I wish it was Do you remember your first love and how it all started Because I do It was the best relationship I had ever been in He was the biggest gentleman that I ever had the pleasure to be with He made me feel like the most important person in the world even if I was just standing in the same room as him- but sometimes you dont end up with your first love and you find...read more

Spotlight Proposal

Spotlight Proposal

How many of you agree that on your wedding day it should be all about you How many of you think the spotlight should be on you the bride or groom and no one else I used to believe so also That was until my best friends boyfriend Mark approached me with some real shit In the midst of planning my own wedding day he told me he was planning to ask Jessica to marry him Of course I was ecstatic and could not wait to hear what kind of proposal he had whipped up to surprise her with I...read more

Hogan Doesn't Know Best

Hogan Doesn't Know Best

I just want to look back at one of the tackiest wrestlings I mean weddings in celebrity history Just when you thought Hulk Hogan of VH 's Hogan Knows Best actually did know best little toe-head Brooke got engaged towrestler Bully Ray - despite her father's negative feelings towards him I wonder if Bully bullied her into it - Ha I crack myself up Anyway how did this dynamic-duo come to be Well Bully decided to put a ring on it in the ring and youll never guess where they held the oh-so-unstaged ceremony - you got it in the...read more

Swap Your Bartender For A Bud-tender

Swap Your Bartender For A Bud-tender

Are you the kind of person who sneaks contraband into a wedding You know the one who signals your buddies to take a little trip to the bathroom before the ceremony for some puff-puff-pass Thatd be me Yep right here raises hand Nowadays if were lucky us sly stoners dont have to sneak our favorite past-time LegalizeLA Weed bars or as I like to call them Cannabars are becoming a growing trend at weddings see what I did there So Im just going to encourage some of you soon-to-be-wed couples - if youre Mary Jane enthusiasts why not ditch the...read more

Stripper? Hardly Know Her!

Stripper? Hardly Know Her!

Dear Expert My fiance and I decided that we are not going to have the bachelor bachelorette parties before our wedding day I can tell she seems a little concerned about my guys hiring a stripper for me I want her to feel comfortable not stressed on out on our wedding day so we agreed to drop the traditional festivities altogether Its ultimately better for me anyway because I know how she is She'll spend the entire day so worried about what happened at the bachelor party that shell forget shes even getting married to me Even though we agreed...read more

Be A Blasted Bride Or Rethink Your Ink?

Be A Blasted Bride Or Rethink Your Ink?

Its safe to say that brides with tattoos have a few more things to consider before their wedding day - should they rep the ink or cover it up While there's no right or wrong answer the decision to show off their ink or hide it usually comes down to a few different factors tradition family photos presentation etc So we took it upon ourselves to speak with a few different tatted women some single and some already married about what they would do or what they have already done to see what it truly comes down to when deciding...read more

Here Comes The Botox

Here Comes The Botox

This is a PSA for anyone who is thinking about getting Botox before their wedding I promise you I am not going to go off on how you should be perfectly content with you natural beauty and how plastic surgery is a sin or whatever I come from a town where girls get nose jobs for their th birthdays OK- lets get real Im all for a little enhancement here a little nip and tuck there trust me I just want you to be smart about it So what I am going to say is that you can fine tune...read more

The Newlywed Game

The Newlywed Game

How well do you REALLY know your partner Whether he or she is your main man or lady your fiance or the two of you already tied the knot do you know your significant other like the palm of your hand Do you remember a lot from your relationships past experiences Do you know what color her toenails are right now Where did he take you on your first date This is the ultimate test in seeing how much you pay attention to your boo and how well you remember all of the times youve shared together You can and...read more