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4 Things You Should Never Have to Hear if You're Planning a Wedding

If you’ve ever dared to utter the “W”-word in conversation with a group of 20-somethings in a major American metropolis, chances are you’ve opened the door to an onslaught of stock responses. Pew-pew-pew! Like little silver BBs they fly out of people’s mouths, these most disparaging opinions about weddings, aimed not…

Angry Bride: How Do I Confront a Bridesmaid Who Didn't Give a Gift?

Being in someone’s wedding is a special privilege. It’s also often a ton of work and includes paying more money than one expected for clothes, bachelorette parties, and other assorted wedding activities. And it’s also frequently time-consuming and an emotional commitment (especially if the bride becomes difficult)…

Weddings Would Be Way More Fun If You Just Stopped Showing Off

We’re only halfway through the wedding season and I don’t think we’re going to make it unless we all just take a step back and fucking chill the fuck out. I get it: The summer heat, coupled with open bars and reception halls, makes us do strange things. But there’s no reason a wedding should ever end with a bridesmaid…

I Don’t Care if Kids Can't Go to the Wedding, Just Make the Invite Clear

Are adult-only weddings selfish? Are weddings with kids lame? Before we even try to answer that, I’ve got a more pressing concern: Approximately 99 percent of the time I’m invited to a wedding, I can’t even tell if it’s OK to bring my kid or not, so I have to spend extra time and effort deciding whether or not I…

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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…