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Short Wedding Dresses That Are Still Really Bridal

It's safe to say short wedding dresses are having a moment. With short dresses going back as far as the 1920s and a major staple of the ‘60s, an increasing number of bridal designers drawing upon past decades for inspiration, and the rise of the nontraditional bride, more women are opting to wear …

Top 5 Thoughts You’ll Have the Day After Your Wedding

Chances are you’ve had SO many thoughts race through your mind from the moment you said, “Yes!” to your “I Do’s” and everything in between—you probably haven't had time to contemplate what your brain has in store for the day after your wedding. So, what about those thoughts that will flood your …

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How to Start a Business Making Wedding Invitations<p><i>by Morgan Rush</i><p>Creative-minded people know that the possibilities for wedding invitations are …

Weddings

Easy Ways to Bond With Your Mother-in-Law Before the Wedding

<i>As your wedding day approaches, you’ll reach a point where you realize you’re about to join your fiancé’s family, as well as begin a family of your own. One of the most important things to do that will help that transition go smoothly is to get to know your in-laws a little better! If you haven’t</i> …

These Are the Hottest Wedding Trends of 2017 According to Pinterest

Including the one color brides are obsessed with right now.<p>When it comes to wedding planning, Pinterest is a never-ending (and sometimes overwhelming) source of inspiration. But before you start binging on wedding boards, start here. Pinterest recently took a look at what brides were saving for …

Fashion Trends

Unique Wedding Vendors You Never Knew You Needed

Just when you think you've hired every vendor and service you might need for your big day, we're here to suggest a few unique services you might want to add. If your budget allows, consider adding one of these services or vendors to your wedding day for some extra flare (or to simply be</b> …

The Most Stunning Wedding Photos of 2017

If there's one thing we love here at <i>Brides</i>, it’s a really gorgeous real wedding. Each week we bring you five inspiring stories, all packed with unique details, beautiful dresses, and some of the most unique love stories we’ve ever heard. And while we will never get enough of the flowers and decor, …

9 Things You Shouldn't Expect Your Wedding Planner to Do For You

You've hired a wedding planner, and now you can sit back and relax, right? Wrong. Our sources tell us that couples too often expect their planners to perform duties that simply aren't theirs to do, leading to frustration and surprises before the big day.<p>"You've made the right choice in hiring a …

Wedding Planning

Deena Cortese is Engaged! See the Jersey Shore Star's Megawatt Ring

It seems like only yesterday that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jennifer "JWoww" Farley, and Deena Cortese were partying it up on <i>The Jersey Shore</i>. But since retiring their Ed Hardy hats and itty bitty micro dresses, the former MTV stars have been busy getting hitched and having babies. Almost two years …

Jersey Shore

How To Make Instagram Beauty Work For You In Real Life

It’s a lesson for the Instagram age: just because something appears lust-worthy in photos doesn’t necessarily mean it will look that way in real …

5 Reasons People Stay in Unhappy Relationships

Some people make a choice to stay with a partner even though they declare themselves to be extremely unhappy in the relationship. They may be married …

12 Things Husbands Do When They're Secretly Annoyed At Their Wives

Passive aggression at its finest.<p>A good marriage requires both partners to behave like grown ups... but sometimes, in the middle of an argument, even the most reasonable adults can act a little childish.<p>Below, married men share the passive aggressive things they do when they’re annoyed at their …

10 Little Things To Find Happiness – And They Don't Even Cost Anything - OLBlog

Happiness is one of the most important assets we can have. It is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what happiness is and how …

John & Nikki Split Weeks Before Their Wedding, Plus More Engaged Couples That Never Made It Down the Aisle

STEVEN MCQUEEN & ALEXANDRA SILVA<p>The <i>Vampire Diaries</i> alum confirmed the couple’s broken engagement while attending the Voices in Displacement Gala …

The IDEAL Age Difference If You Want To Stay Married Forever

It's long been contended that age and love have a lot in common. And it turns out, yes, they actually do.<p>Everyone knows the stereotypes well. If a much older man marries or dates a much younger woman, then he's a cradle-robber, and she, a trophy wife. Conversely, if a much older woman dates a much …

Relationships

16 Hidden Storage Hacks for Your Living Room

Hidden storage hacks are a fun way to keep your house clean and your clutter hidden. And let’s face it — with all those new cold-weather layers coming into play, you can totally use the space organization. Whether you live in a small space, where storage solutions are your BFF, or you’re looking to …

Living Rooms

27 Men Confess Why They Cheated On Their Significant Other

By Lorenzo Jensen III,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2dgjazI<p>Found on AskReddit.<p>1. ‘I was 17 and there was a girl naked on a bed that said ‘come …

Weight-loss advice: 5 tips to deal with hunger

We all have different relationships with food. You dig this. I crave that. There are some universal foods that almost every living being cannot live without —like chocolate — though “feeling full” is one of the most craved things on the planet.<p>Finding a healthy relationship with what you put in …

5 Things Your Partner's Mistress Wants You to Know

<i>By Michelle Zunter for YourTango.com</i><p><b>Mistresses are just like any other woman in the world. They don't necessarily need to be vilified.</b><p>Let's be clear: There's never a good excuse for engaging in an affair with someone who is married. But it does happen. And at the end of the day, women who become …

14 Options For A Bride Who Refuses To Get Married In A Dress

Here comes the bride, and she is not afraid to stand out. Throwing all tradition to the wind (about time!), brides-to-be are now often opting out of conventional dresses and instead choosing to walk down the aisle in style in anything but gowns.<p>While bridal jumpsuits and skirt separates have had …

Fashion Week

The 6 Most Damaging Texts You Can Send Your Significant Other

"Seen." Thumbs up. K.<p>Texting your significant other <i>should</i> be easy. But sometimes, all it takes is one stray “K” or a message “read” without a reply to start an argument, said Christine Wilke, a marriage therapist in Easton, Pennsylvania<p>“Some people don’t realize that while texting may be a quick …

Our Favorite Wedding Photos from Real Couples Who Got Married This Weekend: October 10, 2016

Bridal Fashion Week has been in full swing this past week! Of course, we've been out and about at all of your favorite bridal designers' shows so we can report back to you on all the newest wedding dress trends coming straight from the runways. While we know you've been obsessively following along, …

Weddings

6 Amazing Decor Ideas for Your Rental Apartment

We all want to live somewhere that we are proud of and that we feel comfortable in. Living in a rental can sometimes feel frustrating. You can't do everything that you could do if you owned the space. Some landlords won't even let you paint. I have a few tips and tricks to quickly make that rental …

Amazing

The Kind Of Man You're Going To Marry, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Are you the kind of woman who has dreamed of her wedding ever since she was a little girl? Have you imagined the venue, the flower arrangements, and even the cake? Have you thought about the qualities that you wanted your groom to possess? Have you discussed your wedding specifics with your friends …

10 Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

Not so long ago, choosing an engagement ring required just a few questions: princess or emerald cut? White gold or yellow? These days, there's a lot more to consider when figuring out when, where, and how to buy an engagement ring. Here, the best tips for making this monumental purchase.<p>1. Don’t …

Engagement Rings

Why I'm Not in a Rush to Marry My Long-Term Girlfriend at 33

30 Unexpected Wedding Costs Brides Forget to Budget For

<i>Your wedding is one of the biggest moments in your life, so naturally you're going to want to pull out all the stops! Just keep in mind your budget —</i> …

NYFW Spring 2017 Wedding Dresses

NYFW is coming to a close and our heads are turning from all the gorgeous white dresses that came down the runways. Seemed like every collection had a little something to offer brides-to-be and this latest batch can't be missed if you're looking for bridal inspo. From Oscar de la Renta to Marchesa …

Kate Moss flashes enormous ring amid rumours she's planning to marry toyboy lover Nikolai von Bismarck

Kate Moss has been spotted wearing an enormous jewel on her ring finger leading to speculation that Nikolai von Bismarck has proposed.<p>Recent reports …