Archive by Author
Can I Get an Extra Side of Sauce with that Wedding Tradition? Racy Wedding Customs from Around the World
Posted on 13. May, 2013 by jaelithe.
TweetI was at a wedding recently. Which isn’t that odd, given my age. Sometimes it feels like I might as well block off the next three years of weekends to accommodate all of my friends and relatives getting married. Anyhow, after the ceremony, which was a beautiful outdoor affair, a fairly typical reception, for an [...]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by jaelithe.
Tweet Back when I first saw Susan Piver promote her book, The Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”, on Oprah, I was one of those girls desperately hoping my boyfriend would propose. Now, too many years later, I’ve got a year of marriage under my belt (yep, same guy) and [...]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2013 by jaelithe.
TweetYour honeymoon is a once-in-lifetime vacation, and while some brides might be happy to just flop down in the sun next to some pool, you have an opportunity to enjoy incredible experiences, people, and destinations that will make your honeymoon so much more memorable. Michael Cottam created TheBigDay honeymoon registry website in 2001; today, he’s [...]
Posted on 08. Feb, 2013 by jaelithe.
TweetWe all have that one person who is just kind of in our lives — for better or worse. Whether it’s a weird uncle, your best friend’s annoying sister, or the snarky gal you work with, everyone has someone in their lives that they can’t really stand, but are stuck with. Of course, you know [...]
Posted on 21. Dec, 2012 by jaelithe.
TweetSometimes every detail of a celebrity wedding seems like an elaborate fantasy that you could never attain. But a lot of celebrities’ bridal bouquets can be recreated quickly and inexpensively by hand. And what’s more special than walking down the aisle with a bouquet of your own making? Take a look at some famous arrangements [...]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by jaelithe.
TweetThere are wedding songs no one ever wants to hear again (can I get a “Hey Ya” for “the Macarena”?). Some songs are just obviously wrong, like Jay Z’s “99 Problems.” And then there are the songs you love but don’t realize how completely inappropriate they are until you are dancing with your minister at [...]
Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by jaelithe.
TweetI didn’t grow up dreaming about the big, perfect wedding I’d have one day. I never imagined myself in a white dress or thought about flowers or gave a single second of thought to what song I’d want played for my father/daughter dance. I always assumed I’d head down to the courthouse, say a quick [...]
Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by jaelithe.
TweetWhether you love or loathe Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all the other social media channels that are springing up, there is no denying that they are becoming increasingly popular. They seem to be infiltrating every part of our lives, with many sharing their most personal thoughts and even photos with the world. The social media [...]
Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by jaelithe.
TweetIt should be incredibly exciting to make a home together with your new husband. All those glittering new gifts to use, family traditions to start, and cozy nights to savor all on your own! So why is it that so many couples spend their first few weeks of cohabitant bliss bickering over his hideous collection [...]