Stories in Marriage that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Clothes are where the heart is
I thought making my own wedding dress (while doing all the wedding planning) was a very smart idea. Even though I hadn’t even sewn more than a hem here and there in about a decade. And had never done any bead-work.
Why Do We Still Romanticize Surprise Proposals?
Every sitcom has that episode where the girlfriend wonders if her boyfriend is going to propose. And in parallel, the boyfriend is asking his friends whether she’s going to say yes. And then there’s a season finale where he gets down on one knee and she tears up and he puts a ring on her finger.
The Wedding Road Less Traveled
October 1st, 2005 was an auspicious day. At least according to the Buddhist monk that officiated our wedding. The journey from first date in October 1998 to our wedding on October 1st, 2005 was a long one in many ways.
5 Wedding Photography Props You Should Thrift
The misconception that thrift stores or secondhand items are of lower quality is simply absurd. Over the past four years of thrifting, I've found items to be better valued, more affordable, and certainly more sustainable than their brand-new, mass-produced counterparts.
How to Throw an At-Home Wedding Even the Old Folks will Love
The Quick Highlights: We bought a house instead of paying for a wedding venue We hired a food truck, tents, tables and chairs 73 people came and everyone had plenty to eat Our color palette was plaid Our budget was $3,500 (my dress was gifted) — we came in $300 under
13 Things That’ll Save Your Sanity During Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding may be one of the most stressful undertakings of this lifetime. I hope you can learn from or at least laugh at my failures during this trying time. The wedding itself was damn near magical, the actual marriage was not as enchanting. If you find any of this useful, please consider donating a tip to my divorce relief fund
The Love Contract
“Sit up straight,” my mother said, fixing my collar. “This is important.” Though I’m 23, she had always spoken to me as though I was 12. I went to city college, worked at the bar on the weekends, and at the time, still lived at home with her. When I told her my idea to be a teacher, she scoffed, saying I ought to dream bigger—pharmacist, engineer, computer whatever, like the rest of the Viets who went away for college. She even recommended that I learn how to do nails—it’s good money.
Non-Common, Memorable Wedding Songs
Let's be honest, how many times are you willing to hear "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran at a wedding? I get it, some songs are simply popular and fit the mood perfectly. However, your first dance should be unique, special, and not be based on what is "the big hit" for the year.
Wellness 2021: How My Indian Wedding Inspired Me to Decolonize Beauty Shopping
2020 was the year the Internet collective adopted #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal as the unifying rallying cry. However, seeing these hashtags everywhere pushed me to think about what #ShopSmall as a blanket statement actually accomplishes?
How To Have A Sustainable Wedding
Weddings, just like any celebration, can result in an immense amount of waste. An average wedding produces about 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of CO2 emissions (according to The Green Bride Guide). Imagine carrying out 400 bags of garbage at the end of your wedding day? Yeah, hard pass for most. So, let’s be the change we wish to see!
Wedding Dress Styles Based on your Zodiac Signs
You might think that your zodiac sign doesn't play into your personality. You might think that the stars can help you make decisions to live your best life. I can't help but see all the similarities in my personality that my sign tells me I should have, like my competitive nature and quick temper. After working in the bridal industry for years, I also began to see similarities in the type of dresses purchase by brides and their horoscope sign. Here's my opinion on where to start your wedding dress hunt based on your zodiac sign.
How my Covid-19 wedding changed my view of what matters most
Every little girl dreams of how she wants her wedding to be. A huge party, a big cake, lots of flowers, good music, and of course tons of dancing. This was all required for my dream wedding and as silly as it sounds, there was no way I was going to get married without it. If you would've told me a year ago that I would end up getting married in my living room with only a few close family members and friends, I would've thought you were crazy. Turns out maybe I'm the crazy one because, that's exactly what happened.