So a lot has been written on this here website about marriage: imaginary weddings, real weddings, marriage equality for gay people, desire to marry, pressure for to marry, etc. I have even puzzled out my own unexpected case of wedding fever. Hell, Ashley and Jennifer take a moment out of each week to decide which fictional character/animal/wheat product they would marry, given the opportunity.
But one position that’s been underrepresented is that oft-caricatured hallmark of second-wave feminism: skepticism. Believe it or not, there are plenty of reasons for a person, male or female, to be reluctant to participate in this storied institution, and they don’t all have to do with hating men or burning our bras. More
Weddings are often a bizarre, awkward and stressful event for many people, but all the fallen cupcake towers and gown stains in the world couldn’t possibly compare to the awful, potentially traumatic pregnancy and virginity tests administered to some 400-plus women … More
What did Lady Gaga show up in for her friend’s wedding? A wedding dress? A functioning chandelier with armholes? An actual cake? More
When I went to the prom, my date pulled out my chair and opened all the doors for me, which is not how I want to live my life, but was cute because we were kids at the prom. More
It was, however, as close to the “fantasy theme wedding” line as one can possibly get without technically going over it. More
This past weekend, “Mama” June Shannon, mother of 7-year-old pageant queen/reality TV star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, exchanged vows with her partner Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson in the backyard of their McIntyre, GA home. She declined to say whether they actually got married, as that info will no doubt be revealed on a Very Special Episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. But what we do know is that the family kept it very real for this occasion, with the bride wearing a lovey camouflage gown and the groom and his groomsmen in matching hunting gear. Alana, as usual, wore a frilly orange confection fit for the crudest little princess in all the land. Click through to get a little misty eyed. More
In a move that is scandalizing the shit out of the fashion press/gender essentializing news outlets, Keira Knightley got married this weekend and her wedding look of choice may have been a repeat. More
Of course Keira Knightley got married wearing Chanel in the south of France. More
There’s a quiz over at Motilo about what kind of wedding guest you are. It has me pegged pretty perfectly. I am a classic wedding guest, and my “wardrobe consists of many pastel colours and boleros, and you have a drawer of fascinators.” Who doesn’t? But there are lots of other kinds of wedding guests you can be, beyond the one who is seeking love, or the cynic. For instance: More
Enjoy Grand Slams and also marriage? You can now wed at the new Denny’s chapel in Las Vegas! The menu is a mere $99 and a couple just got married there a few days ago.
While I don’t think I could ever have an important life event involving all of my family and friends at a restaurant with a $2/4/6/8 menu, I would be extremely excited to see the strange things that could happen at one. More
In case you were having any trouble telling the difference between Sean Parker, tech mogul, and Justin Timberlake, who played him in a movie, here is one: Justin Timberlake, who is cool, did not make people wear costumes to his wedding. Sean Parker, who is not cool, is. And not just any costumes. Game Of Thrones costumes. More
Bummer fact: only the top half of this woman’s hair was able to marry her fiance. More
Jen’s wedding colors will be turquoise, being a good sport, and “Lean In,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book.
Guests who are unable to demonstrate their ability to “have it all” will be turned away at the door.
Each member of the bridal party will be given a rescue dog; if they already have a rescue dog, their rescue dog will be given a seeing-eye dog. More
Let’s all agree to shut down the slut-shaming, okay? Having casual sex with a bunch of partners is only slutty when you define casual and bunch. Let’s say that means in your sweatpants and 7,000. Because it’s definitely not slutty if you’re happy, and it’s not slutty if you have regrets. Unless those regrets were about said sweatpants. Personally, I love to get down in sweatpants. More