Only a Classless Douchebag Would Propose During Someone Else's Wedding

A month ago, I was at my best friend’s wedding and joked to my partner about how funny it would be if we took a moment during the reception to propose to each other. We laughed and laughed and laughed. And then we checked to make sure that no one had been sent to kill us. Because no one even thinks about fucking up… » 5/27/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

How to Instagram Your Vacation Without Totally Alienating Your Friends

In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
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Yes, You Most Certainly Can Fire a Bridesmaid

On Tuesday, we asked for your thoughts on firing someone from a bridal party—and you did not hold back. A few themes emerged among the responses, namely that if you remove someone from your wedding party you should also be prepared to remove them from your life. From a distance, that's pretty obvious but it's probably… » 1/15/15 4:30pm 1/15/15 4:30pm

Can You Axe Someone From the Wedding Party?

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we'll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you'll share answers and stories, and then we'll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fly into a total rage over… » 1/13/15 4:10pm 1/13/15 4:10pm

How to Break the News to Friends Who Aren't Invited to Your Wedding

Anyone who's ever planned a wedding will tell you that—save for choosing what photo booth backdrop you're going to use—figuring out your guest list is the absolute worst part of wedding planning. Some friends and coworkers simply won't make the cut. This will be completely devastating for them! » 11/05/14 2:11pm 11/05/14 2:11pm

Looking to Emasculate a Man? Open His Door for Him!

Congratulations, womyn! We've finally found the key to destroying masculinity (THE GOAL, I say. THE GOAL, you echo) and it's so simple that I cannot believe we haven't of it before. Turns out that all you have to do to turn a man into a frantic, insecure mess is to hold the door open for him and allow him to walk in… » 2/24/14 6:40pm 2/24/14 6:40pm

This Etiquette Guide for the Oakland Raiderettes Is Ridiculous

News recently broke that the Oakland Raiders are allegedly paying their cheerleaders (the Raiderettes) wages as criminally low as $5 per hour and now, as more facts about the team are revealed, it's turning out that not only do they pay the Raiderettes next to nothing — they also treat them like they're social fucking… » 1/28/14 4:30pm 1/28/14 4:30pm

It's Not Fake to Be Polite: A Defense of Etiquette

Over the past day or so (and constantly over the past several centuries), there has been a lot of talk about how people (mostly women) should and should not speak. First, there was Senator Kirsten Gillibrand slightly confusing bit of advice on how a woman who wants to be taken seriously should "speak less like a young… » 1/21/14 4:40pm 1/21/14 4:40pm

Do Us All a Favor: Make Baby Showers (and More Stuff) Co-Ed

Why are baby showers such utter hell? Is it the preciousness? Is it the ooh-ing? Is it the painstaking unwrapping of every single gift, including a rectal thermometer? What exactly is it that makes it such utter torture, and how can something that only lasts an hour be so awful? More importantly, why the hell haven't… » 11/19/13 11:30am 11/19/13 11:30am

Dress As Slutty As You Want This Halloween, Just Don't Act Like A Dick

Much has been made of Halloween's gradual transformation from a holiday that exists as a way to commemorate our ancient superstitions about ghosts into a holiday that exists as a way to get hepatitis from a sexy nurse costume that came in a clear plastic bag and cost $65. But quibbling over whether it's okay to go… » 10/29/13 5:30pm 10/29/13 5:30pm

Planning a Wedding? Save Time and Sanity With the CTFD Method

Are you a person who is either getting married or who has ever gotten married via a ritual we call a wedding? Then I have a suggestion for how you might go about it that covers thinking about your wedding, planning it, participating in it, asking others to participate in it, or reflecting on it for the duration of… » 9/03/13 12:05pm 9/03/13 12:05pm

I Will Instagram Your Wedding All I Want. These Shoes Hurt, Dammit.

Perhaps triggered by Sean "Don't photograph this giant fucking spectacle of a wedding LOOK AT ME DON'T LOOK AT ME" Parker's wedding, many couples are asking guests to leave their phones at home and simply swim in a sea of their love, untethered from technology. As if. Listen, I'm excited for you on your big day, and… » 8/13/13 1:20pm 8/13/13 1:20pm

A Definitive Guide to Gay Weddings as Told by the Media

Did you know people who aren't straight can get married now? Well they can! Only in certain states, but in other states they can have very similar ceremonies that you can call a wedding. What's hard is that if you're gay, you don't know how to have a wedding. They are totally different than straight weddings, for… » 6/25/13 4:30pm 6/25/13 4:30pm