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Loving Janet Mock's gorgeous, gorgeous wedding photos and love story

Janet Mock — TV host, author, journalist, and advocate for trans rights — got married to her love of five years, Aaron, last Thursday in Hawaii. And …

Please Don't Invite My Kids To Your Wedding

<b>By Ali Solomon</b><p>Whether or not to invite kids to your wedding is one of those polarizing First World problems that can end friendships, divide families, and ratchet up couples therapy bills. Your time can be better spent deciding what desserts will be at the Viennese table or which Billy Joel song …

How to Be The Best Wedding Guest Ever

If you're married, you get how stressful planning a wedding can be. And if you're not, well, you'll find out one day soon enough and you'll be delighted if your guests are half as good as you are. Because obviously you're planning on being <i>that friend</i>...you know, the one who makes the bride's life …

Eva Gonzalez' Wedding Dress: Spanish TV Host Marries Cayetano Rivera in Pronovias

While A-list American brides are showing more and more skin (see: Ashlee Simpson's crop-top wedding ensemble, Olivia Palermo's wedding shorts) this Spanish celebrity went for a much more covered-up wedding dress. Spanish <i>MasterChef</i> host Eva Gonzalez opted for an unembellished long-sleeve gown with a …

Holiday Gift Ideas 2015: 13 Before-the-Wedding Gifts for Your Newly Engaged Friends

If your best friend recently acquired an engagement ring (and, you know, a fiance) here are 13 gifts she'll adore while she's in the blissed-out newly engaged phase—and a few she'll treasure for years to come.<p><b>A luxe place to rest that engagement ring at bedtime.</b><p>Ring Display Box from BHLDN, $18.<p><b>A</b> …

Everyone Is Flipping Alabama the Finger over Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Celebrity<p>loverly ·<p>For about a month, the over 6,000 same-sex couples living in Alabama were given the right to marry. But earlier this week, the Alabama Supreme Court overruled the federal court’s mandate and halted same-sex marriages in the state. But supporters of marriage equality aren’t going …

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Just Asking: Bonnie J. Berger on officiating same-sex weddings — and all the emotions

Bonnie J. Berger, 59, is a lesbian minister who has married hundreds of same-sex couples in Washington since gay marriage was legalized in March 2010. She lives in Takoma Park.<p><i>How many gay weddings have you officiated since gay marriage was legalized in D.C.?</i><p>Pretty close to 700. Last year I did …

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6 Things Brides Forget To Do At The Wedding Reception

You’ve said I do and now it’s time to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. The reception goes by in the blink of an eye, so it’s normal there …

Is The Bride's Family Really Supposed To Foot The Wedding Bill?

<b>I'm getting married next year, but before my fiancé and I dive into wedding planning, I have to know — what's the protocol for paying for it? Is my</b> …

What nobody tells you about shopping for a wedding dress

When I got engaged last October, my fiancé and I were beyond excited to begin a new chapter together. Then, almost immediately, people started …

Floral Perfumes Perfect for a Spring Wedding

You may have been dreaming about warm-weather weddings and fresh spring flowers for months, but have you thought about your spring wedding scent? We found five wedding-ready floral perfumes that will match perfectly with any garden-fresh bouquet. Get ready to start spritzing!<p><b>1. Kate Spade Walk on</b> …

What You Must Include In Your Wedding Weekend Welcome Bag

Have you ever arrived at a hotel in a far-away destination for a friend's wedding after many hours of flights, delays and airport food and upon check in the front desk staff hands you a bag stuffed with delicious treats and information for your stay? These thoughtful wedding welcome bags, provided …

Creative Bar Signs for Wedding Reception

It should come as little surprise that couples shell out big for a bar at their wedding reception, so why not explain your delicious drink options with a creative sign? Whether you're having a full open bar, a selection of signature cocktails, or your favorite beer and wine, put your menu front and …

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