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Strange Wedding Superstitions You Should Ignore

Marriage is one of the oldest institutions known to humanity. For as far back as recorded history goes, there are references to weddings and the customs that surround marital events. While the rituals and trends might change with passing centuries, there are still a handful of beliefs that linger on. Sometimes, these old traditions can […]

LGBTQ Indians: Marriage Equality, Civil Rights, and New Complexities

India’s Supreme Court took a major leap forward for the nation on September 6, striking down a 167-year-old law that banned same-sex love. After this key victory, activists turn their sights toward other civil rights causes. Alongside key issues like improved access to health care and ending violence against their communities, the right to marry […]

A Quick Guide to LGBTQ Pre-Wedding Parties

Since many wedding-related customs evolved around heterosexual pairings, LGBTQ couples may decide to forgo some while retooling others to fit their lives and values. One of these is the prenuptial last hurrah that usually takes place a day or two before the wedding itself. No matter what you call this kind of party, transforming a […]

Picking Up Pennies After Your Wedding: A Financial Guide to Married Life

There are few steps in life as thrilling as getting married. You and your significant other have probably spent a great deal of time planning for the perfect wedding. Through all of this, you most likely have noticed how expensive the endeavor can be. Even though you may have been with your partner for many […]

Exploring a Charitable Wedding

Tying the knot with your partner can be a wonderful way to showcase your love to the world. Unfortunately, the events surrounding the union can also wind up costing you a bit of money. For many couples, a wedding can seem both unnecessarily decadent and ridiculously extravagant. In the current day and age, such opulent […]

Writing Your Vows: Proclaiming Your Love in Your Own Words

As you and your partner plan your wedding, you’ve probably already found the need to dispense with some traditions. After all, you’re a same-sex couple, and common wedding customs usually arose with heterosexual marriages in mind. As you craft your special day and personalize the various aspects, you may want to consider writing your vows […]

After You’re Engaged

The new year has arrived, and now is an excellent time for you to begin thinking about all of the plans you have been putting off during the final days of the previous year. It is also a great chance for you to begin looking toward the future and all that awaits you. This might […]

Tips to Remain Connected to Your Partner

Marrying your partner can be a wonderful way for you to express the love you share. While there will be a lot of planning and frustration involved with preparing for the wedding itself, there are also other concerns you might have. Many couples worry they will not be able to remain connected to their partner […]

After the Wedding Is Over

Once your wedding has ended and the guests have all gone home, you and your spouse will have a moment to finally be alone together. A wedding can easily become a huge process and dwarf the fact that you are having one to celebrate your love for your partner. While you do not need to […]