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7 Wedding Cards That Are SO Much Better Than Sappy Drugstore Finds

Skip the sappy drugstore stationery! When it comes time to give your best wishes to your college bestie, your big bro, or someone else you're super close to, those cheesy wedding cards just won't cut it.<p>For the lighthearted couple, consider one of these laugh-out-loud choices instead.<p><b>Does it get</b> …

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The mimosas are being poured, your 'maids are getting excited, and your makeup artist has just arrived. What's next on the itinerary? Turning up the volume on a killer playlist of getting-ready wedding songs to get you and your gals amped up for the main event. We've curated a mix of old and new …

The Differences Between Getting Married in Your 20's vs. in Your 30's

People love to debate about the best age to get married. But when it comes to the actual wedding planning, how different is it between a 20- and 30-something? We rounded up some former brides (all married in the past decade) for their thoughts. Check out their stories — and then head to our …

What to Do If Wedding Planning Is Killing Your Sex Life

It's no secret that wedding planning takes a lot of time and effort. Sometimes it demands so much from us that we forgo other necessities — lunch breaks or even sex — in order to get it done. "For many couples, planning becomes so intense and overwhelming, they almost forget why they are doing all …

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What Makes a Man Realize "This Is the Person I Want to Marry"

Not all guys love sports, but when it comes to marriage, many of us unknowingly approach it with a sports mentality. If there's one thing we've learned over the years — either from our jock days or watching too many movies that end with the winning punch, jump shot, or touchdown— it's that we need …

How to Help Your Parents and Fiancé Form a Meaningful Relationship

Your relationship with your fiancé is certainly important, but so is the relationship your main man has with your Mom and Dad. "A positive relationship between a woman's fiancé and her parents can improve and strengthen the relationship she has with her parents because they will become more …

Korean pop: can 'baddest female' CL topple the divas of the West?

K-pop still hasn’t yet managed to go global but how long before one of their biggest stars joins Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in the charts?<p>The man tasked with revamping the iconic Moonman statue for this year’s MTV VMAs, Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott could have taken any of pop’s …

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Get Flatter Abs By Your Wedding Day

Wanting a tight tummy fast? Crunches won't cut it. "These days, it's all about working the complete core, instead of just your abs," says Anna Kaiser, a trainer in New York. "When your entire core is strong, your waist will be smaller." Start out your workout sessions with at least 30 minutes of …

4 Things You Should Avoid Your First Month of Marriage

In your first month of marriage, you might be so focused on what you can and should do that you haven't given much thought to the things you might want to avoid. So while you're soaking up time with your new spouse and having amazing married sex, here are four talks and activities best tabled until …

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Now that your wedding is quickly approaching, you're probably working hard at checking things off your to do list. However, there's one thing you should add to your list: Spending time with your mom (and future mother-in-law!). Your wedding is a major moment for all the mothers involved, too — …

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

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8 Things You Can Do With Your Dress After Your Wedding

After months of searching and saving, you've found your perfect gown! And while the dress is certainly is near and dear to your heart right now, one question lingers: what will become of it after the wedding? Many brides are taking a new look at the life of their wedding dress, post-ceremony. We've …

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See 100 Years of Wedding Dresses in Just 3 Minutes (Yes, Really)

Wedding dresses have come a long way...<p>And that's why the internet is abuzz over this new video from Mode, the geniuses behind "100 Years of Fashion" and "100 Years of Lingerie." Their newest creation documents what wedding gowns have looked like in every decade between 1915 and today.<p>From high …

7 Ways to NOT Mess up Your Wedding Photos

When it comes to wedding photos, we've seen it all; the good, the bad, and the downright awkward. And with so much riding on these shots (they're supposed to last you a lifetime after all...no pressure!), it's important that you like them. Here are 7 tips that will help you nail your wedding pics, …

Is It Ever OK to Fire Your Maid of Honor?

As a general rule, once you've asked your friends to be in your wedding party, you're stuck with them. Unless you're willing to lose a friendship. Women, especially, take the honor of being chosen as a bridesmaid — or even more importantly maid or matron of honor — as a serious thing. It means …

10 Signs Your Partner Is Actually About to Propose

Brace yourself-engagement season is fast-approaching! Before you get ready to change your status from 'In a Relationship' to 'Engaged," take a look at these ten tell-tale signs that you're partner is about to get down on one knee.<p><i>Photo by Paparazzi Proposals on How He Asked via Lover.ly</i><p><b>1. Your</b> …

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Happy Marriage Habits to Start *Before* You Tie the Knot

Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits <i>before</i> marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles and ends in divorce," says Janet Ong Zimmerman, …

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Common Wedding Bouquet Mistakes Brides Make | Brides

Turns out bigger isn't always better! From selecting the wrong size to not coordinating with your dress, we break down a few of the most common wedding bouquet mistakes brides fall victim to.<p><b>Not using seasonal blooms</b><p>Some flowers are always available, and others are only in season for a very short …

Is the First Year of Marriage Really the Toughest?

We've heard it from everyone from our parents to our mailman: The first year of marriage, they warn us, is the toughest. But can it really be <i>that</i> bad?<p>"The first year of marriage is typically challenging for most couples, says Malibu-based licenses marriage therapist Alisa Ruby Bash. "Even couples …

How to Structure your Wedding Ceremony

The only words you need to make a wedding legal are "I do," says Los Angeles officiant Rev. Clint Hufft, which means the rest of the wedding is completely up to you! Choose which elements are most important, then personalize away. If you're going to have readings, decide who to ask and whether …

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5 Reasons to Love Fall Weddings

Simply put, "fall weddings are magical," says Mari Spiker, California-based event stylist. "The golden light, the crisp air, the better food options — I mean, pumpkin risotto is in season!" But if those reasons alone haven't convinced you to fall for fall weddings, here are five more.<p>1. Everyone …

What Music is Inappropriate to Play at a Wedding?

*Coming up with your wedding playlist can be one of most enjoyable and low-pressure moments in the wedding-planning process — especially for musically-inclined couples. But selecting the best beats for the wedding requires more selectivity than curating a playlist for cocktail party with your …

10 Tips from a 1913 Marriage Manual That Are Still Relevant Today

In 1913, Blanche Ebutt published Don'ts For Wives, a guide for just-married women. It opens with the sentence, "Art is a hard mistress, and there is no art quite so hard as that of being a wife."<p>We read the book expecting it to be filled with hilarious, antiquated advice...so were surprised (but …

Playlist: K-pop’s fashion crossover stars

When Moschino’s creative rebel Jeremy Scott and Korean superstar rapper CL rocked up at the VMAs dripping in style (and Moschino jewellery), it was hard to deny that the pair looked like a fashion force to be reckoned with. From Jeremy’s collaborative shoe line with 2NE1, to the duo’s eclectic …