Brides in waiting

Four new things that brides-to-be are worrying about

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PIP DOYLE That they never used to worry about.

Bride talk 101

The seven stories you see on every bridal magazine

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PIP DOYLE The surprising ways bridal publications keep their readers hooked.

Pro bridesmaids?

Genius woman advertises herself on Craigslist as a professional bridesmaid

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ANNIE STEVENS Every woman ever thinks "I should have done that".

Weddings are expensive for everyone

When being a wedding guest sends you broke

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PIP DOYLE It's not just the bride and groom who are forking out the big ones.

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Lessons from Kimye

Wedding tips we can all learn from Kim and Kanye

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ROB MORAN You’ll only ever get married to a world-renowned rapper once, maybe twice, in your life.

Wedding trends

The cutest new wedding trend, ever

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Margaux Laskey Move over cake bunting, there's a sweet new wedding trend in town.

Trend regrets

Wedding trends that aren't trending anymore

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PIP DOYLE Things move a little slower on Planet Wedding. Or so it seems.

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Bad wedding guests

The five types of people that stress brides out

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PIP DOYLE There are a few things that can add to the stress levels of a bride that can’t be controlled. One is the weather, and the other is, well, people.

#weddingtrendtoofar?

New York hotel is letting you pay $3000 for someone to hashtag your wedding

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ANNIE STEVENS The W hotel is out to make sure you don't miss a single #mrandmrs #lovefilled moment at your #wedding.

Vogue puts Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover

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It's finally safe to say — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have made it.

Wedding flowers

How to pick a wedding florist

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SARAH OAKES In a sea of pastel, floral-scented options, who is your best bet?

Wedding trends

The pros and cons of having a surprise wedding

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ALICE WILLIAMS Pro: low expectations from guests. Con: Nobody to turn into your bridal slave.

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War on weddings

$99 H&M dress is the best thing that will ever happen to the wedding industry

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SARAH OAKES Someone needs to put a pin in the wedding industry.

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Monthiversaries

The people who celebrate their wedding anniversary every month

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PIP DOYLE Since when did posting 'monthiversaries' on social media become a thing?

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Belated thanks

When is it too late to send wedding thank yous?

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PIP DOYLE 14 months after the Big Day, Pip Doyle still hasn't posted hers.

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Actor playing Peter Pan stops show to propose to his Wendy

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Laura Vitto If you'd always hoped Peter Pan and Wendy Darling would finally make their budding romance official, this wedding proposal will bring your dream to life.

Going viral

Say 'I Don't' With 'Bad Engagement Photos' Tumblr

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If weddings are celebrations of love and happiness, then engagement photo sessions are celebrations of corniness and overt public displays of affection.

Best engagement pic

Dissenting friend creates world's best engagement photo

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Sarah Oakes Just when you thought that otter eating sour watermelon was going to be the greatest image of the year this comes along.

Engagement ring selfies

Taking engagement ring 'selfies'

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PIP DOYLE The many pitfalls of photographing a ring on your own hand.

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Wedding dance

Bride and groom performed 'Dirty Dancing' routine at their wedding

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Effie Mann And it was actually incredible.

Getting hitched

Rise of the blow-out 'bachelorette' party

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PIP DOYLE Destination hen’s weekend are here and they're huge.

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Public proposals

Public marriage proposals and the male ego

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RUBY HAMAD Public proposals manipulate women into saying “yes” or risk backlash for not playing by the rules.

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Indie Wedding

It takes a lot of money to look this casual

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PIP DOYLE The trouble with indie weddings

Pinterest pre-planning

Planning your wedding on Pinterest, 'pre-engagement'

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PIP DOYLE Is the public glory box really a thing now?

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Going Dutch

Would you pay for your own engagement ring?

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ANNIE STEVENS According to a study more women are forking out for their engagement rings. This is not the main problem.

Crazy bridal trends

'Ridiculous' product targets brides

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Amanda Hoh And here we go again with the insane products targeted at brides to be.

Crazy bridal trends

'Ridiculous' product targets brides

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Amanda Hoh And here we go again with the insane products targeted at brides to be.

Real life

The me, me, me wedding

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Hannah Seligson Here comes the … bridezilla. Why narcissism rules at modern nuptials.

Real life

Telling your single friends you're getting married

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Pippa Doyle How to break the engagement news to friends who have just been through a break-up.

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Vera Wang

Would you pay $462 to try on a wedding dress?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE That’s what uber wedding dress designer Vera Wang is asking of her Chinese clients anyway.

Single wedding planning

Planning a non-existent wedding

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JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN For some single women, wedding planning is an enjoyable past time that doesn’t require the detail of a man to marry.

Wedding blues

Dealing with post wedding blues?

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Pippa Doyle That awkward moment when you realise there is nothing left to organise.

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Wedding season 101

Wedding conversations dos and don'ts

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Pippa Doyle One bride-to-be's handy guide on what you should (and shouldn't) say before the big day.

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Real life

Recycling your wedding dress

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Pippa Doyle What to do with the most expensive dress you'll ever buy.

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Marry me

'Grand gesture' proposals

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Pippa Doyle Are the best wedding proposals YouTube-worthy? Or just low-key?

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Wedding style

Say yes to a coloured dress

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Cynthia Nixon just got hitched in foam green, Reese Witherspoon chose pink. Since when did wedding dresses have to be so, well, white?

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The wry bride

Awkward wedding photos

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Pippa Doyle Since when did we become so obsessed with stock-standard wedding photo poses?

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Modern manners

Money as a wedding gift

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Jo Wilcock Can cold hard cash ever capture your message of love and support? Accountant JO WILCOCK reveals the dos and don'ts of 'money gifting'.

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Wry bride

Wedding porn

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Pippa Doyle Addicted to bridal magazines? Pippa Doyles supplements her expensive reading habits with another guilty indulgence.

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Relationships

The five unspoken wedding rules

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Pippa Doyle Forget ye olde etiquette books, PIPPA DOYLE reveals the new unspoken rules for the modern wedding.

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Relationships

The name changer

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Pippa Doyle Letting a new person into your life is one thing, but should you ever take on a new name? Pippa Doyle ponders the big question.

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