How to Get a Marriage License

How to Get a Marriage License
Amid the blur of organizing your wedding and honeymoon plans, it’s surprisingly easy to forget that you actually have to get married on paper. A marriage license is basically your permit for eternal love—the legal confirmation that you and your partner are free and eligible to marry one another. Sure, it’s paperwork, but it’s still ...

What Should Your Bridesmaids Pay For?

What Should Your Bridesmaids Pay For?
We know that asking your bridesmaids to pay for certain things can be tough, and it can get awkward when your expectations don’t line up with theirs—especially when they’re doing so much to support you already. Whether it’s coordinating the bridal shower or bustling your dress at the wedding, be honest about what you expect ...

Just Engaged? Your First Wedding Planning To-Dos

Just Engaged? Your First Wedding Planning To-Dos
Set a Timetable The minute you get engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date. But in reality, you won’t be able to set an exact date until other major decisions—like choosing (and booking) your venue—are made. So first, focus on determining a range of dates that’ll work for you. The average engagement lasts ...

10 Steps to a Better Engagement Ring Selfie

10 Steps to a Better Engagement Ring Selfie
If you just got engaged, chances are you’ll be sharing the great news through an Instagram engagement ring selfie. While you may not be into mirror selfies, post-workout selfies or duck-face selfies, the ring selfie is something sacred. Get the photo just right by following a few simple rules of thumb—er, ring finger. 1. Lighting is everything. If you’re ...

Wedding Planner Marcy Blum’s “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit Is a Gold Mine of Advice

Wedding Planner Marcy Blum's
Last Friday, our friend Marcy Blum participated in one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (or “AMA”) sessions, an open Q&A forum where a Reddit user can offer to answer other users’ questions about, well, anything! This conversation focused on Blum’s vast experience as a wedding and event planner, and since she’s busier than many of ...

Modern Wedding Etiquette: A Complete Guide

Modern Wedding Etiquette: A Complete Guide
This ain’t your mama’s wedding. It’s 2017, and times have changed dramatically since the days of your folks’ traditional celebration, thanks to new trends and modern technology. While many of the old rules of wedding etiquette remain unchanged – wearing white to a wedding remains a major no-no, and it’s still not OK to ask ...

This Book Lover Tweeted at Her Twitter Crush—and Now They’re Married!

This Book Lover Tweeted at Her Twitter Crush—and Now They’re Married!
If Internet relationships make you roll your eyes and think, “Kids these days,” just hear us out: This Twitter romance has all the charm of an old-fashioned meet cute. Back in 2012, a smitten Victoria (@VictoriaOB_) decided to tweet the official Twitter account of the bookshop Waterstones, on Oxford Street in London, writing: “Well I’m ...

This Couple Got Engaged, Married and Taken on Their Honeymoon—All on One Flight

This Couple Got Engaged, Married and Taken on Their Honeymoon—All on One Flight
When Nathaly Eiche boarded her flight from Vienna to Athens with longtime boyfriend Jürgen Bogner, she had no clue they were secretly jetting off to what was actually their honeymoon. Mid-flight, Eiche noticed the passengers in front of her starting to sing “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. But it didn’t take long for her to ...

These Mouthwatering Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Perfect For Your Reception

These Mouthwatering Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Perfect For Your Reception
The cookie, an often underrated dessert option, could be your answer to a delicious cake alternative—especially when ice cream is sandwiched between two freshly baked ones. In fact, New York City pastry chef Francois Payard has introduced macaron ice cream sandwiches to his bakery, forever changing the ice cream sandwich game. Check out these mouthwatering ...

Regional Foodie Favorites That Ship Straight to Your Wedding

Regional Foodie Favorites That Ship Straight to Your Wedding
New York Milk Bar happy 4th birthday to our sweet carroll gardens shop! we’ve got another special #cakewalk happening at 6:30 to celebrate four years of milk bar in cg! we’ll give a #free birthday cake to the winner! see you there! A post shared by milk bar (@milkbarstore) on Mar 31, 2016 at 12:47pm ...