Hey, Big Spenders: How Much Did Your Wedding Cost?

Usually when we discuss wedding budgets and spending, the same thing happens: those of you who got married on the cheap are excited and proud tell everyone about it. Which is lovely, as we wholly support using your dollars to tell the wedding industry to fuck right off. Now please take a seat. » 3/20/15 3:30pm 3/20/15 3:30pm

Your Fabulous Wedding, Your Fabulous Divorce

Hot on the heels of news that the average cost of an American wedding is as high as ever comes a finger-wagging reminder: The more you spend on your wedding, the more likely your marriage will end in a miserable pile of divorce papers. » 3/19/15 2:26pm 3/19/15 2:26pm

We Hate This 365 Marriage Proposal Creeper So Much

This is Dean Smith. He really, rilly loves his lady, Jennifer. On Jennifer's birthday last year, he realized he wanted to get married—but he couldn't just propose, now could he? Bo-ring. That's not going to get anyone's attention. And attention is what matters, which is why Dean crafted something truly chilling. » 3/10/15 11:56am 3/10/15 11:56am

The Knot's New Wedding Checklist Reminds You to Get Your Ass in Shape

As noticed by a tipster who's knee deep in organizing her upcoming wedding, The Knot has made some changes to its popular, personalized wedding planning feature. The "ultimate checklist" they've long provided to help brides stay on task has a bold new emphasis on your smoking bridal bod, naturally. » 3/09/15 4:12pm 3/09/15 4:12pm

Oh My God: This ISIS-Themed Wedding Is Truly Horrifying

Sometimes you are faced with a story so breathtakingly abhorrent, your brain is biologically incapable of comprehension—but it's so insane, you can't keep it to yourself. This is one such story. » 3/05/15 4:15pm 3/05/15 4:15pm

Great News: Divorce Is More Likely When Wives Get Sick

A new study finds that when a husband is seriously ill, there's zero increased risk for divorce. Lovely. But when wifey is the sick one, the marriage is more likely to end. If it's 1956, this absolutely makes sense! After all, who will care for her dear husband? Who will feed him? Bathe him? Clothe him, comfort him,… » 3/04/15 4:38pm 3/04/15 4:38pm

The Knot's Street Campaign Is a Cute Celebration of Terrible Marriages

Spotted today in Washington Square Park: Evidence of The Knot's New York street campaign, featuring sweet quotes meticulously presented with adorable fonts in Pantone-approved colors. Never mind that this particular piece of marketing is located where there are likely few people planning weddings—let's talk about who,… » 3/03/15 2:48pm 3/03/15 2:48pm

Groom Academy Housebreaks Your Fiancé Before He Pisses on Your Gown

"Groom Academy" is a progressive new program designed to properly train your man in the art of good husbandry. It reinforces a slew of tired domestic stereotypes, sure, but you know: happy wife, happy life. Let's find out how to make those goddamned wives happy. » 3/02/15 12:54pm 3/02/15 12:54pm

Thanks to His Fuckup Brother, Jeb Bush Has Only One Wedding Pic 

Traditionalists can gripe about wedding guests relentlessly taking smartphone pictures during weddings, or the obsessive documentation of ceremonies on social media, but there's at least one huge defense of this behavior: If your official photographer monumentally screws up, at least you'll have a handful of amateur… » 2/23/15 3:47pm 2/23/15 3:47pm

Job Applicant: Insecure, Confused Brides Are Like Victims of Abuse

A victim/witness specialist serves as a guide and advocate for victims and witnesses as they navigate the often difficult and daunting complexities of the criminal justice system. As the word "victim" may imply, these witnesses are often abused, traumatized and require special guidance and care. Just like brides. » 2/20/15 2:00pm 2/20/15 2:00pm

Beware the Best Buy Wedding Registry, Lest You Look Like an Asshole

Wedding registries are a funny thing, an anachronism of the engagement and marriage process of yore. They're a throwback to the days when couples married younger and really were just starting out. Things are much different now, but registries are still a big business. Best Buy wants a piece of that action, so they've… » 2/16/15 10:00am 2/16/15 10:00am

Source: Charles Manson's Fiancée Just Wants to Cash In on His Corpse

Marriage is fertile ground for betrayal; no matter how well you think you know a person, the intricacies of your partner's mind are ultimately a mystery. Love may not be what it seems, and not even Charles Manson can escape this complex emotional reality. » 2/09/15 11:50am 2/09/15 11:50am

J.Crew's Bridal Shorts Are Real, and They Are...Something

What are bridal shorts? They're shorts. Just shorts. Shorts with the word "bridal" in front of them. Literally any product is bridal so long as you put "bridal" in the name: Bridal yogurt. Bridal Q-Tips. Bridal satellite dishes. See? Now those things are all worth three times as much as they were before. » 2/05/15 4:35pm 2/05/15 4:35pm

Oh my god, I wanted to wear these SO bad for my wedding. (It was outdoors on grass so I held off...so many regrets.) Congrats and have a wonderful weekend! » 2/05/15 2:29pm 2/05/15 2:29pm

Great Idea: Celebrate Your Divorce With a Machine Gun

Divorce can be a painful experience. You know what else is painful? Being on the receiving end of hundreds of bullets. Why not take that truism and violently redirect it toward symbols of your crumbled marriage? Call it a "celebration" and the idea is at least 3% less disturbing. » 2/02/15 3:45pm 2/02/15 3:45pm

Brave WNBA Stars to Run the Say Yes to the Dress Gauntlet

Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson is engaged to Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner—an engagement between two rival players is a WNBA first—and tonight the two will subject themselves to Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. » 1/30/15 1:35pm 1/30/15 1:35pm

Single Women, Please Stop Marrying Yourselves.

Want to get married but there's no partner in the picture? Turn that frown upside down: You can always marry yourself, which is definitely a Thing. But you should be aware that you're no trailblazer and you're sure as hell not thumbing your nose at the system. You're buying into it. » 1/28/15 1:15pm 1/28/15 1:15pm