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Love Under the Stars: Astrology and Your Wedding

Astrology is having an undoubtedly big pop-culture moment. The Guardian reported in March 2018 that horoscope readership has skyrocketed in the last few years. It’s also gaining popularity with adults under 35, who look to it either for guidance or a mental framework to help understand our world. Mashable revealed that the number of queer […]

2019’s Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

As you plan your upcoming wedding, you most likely are not thinking about romance. Sure, the general idea of marriage begins with feelings of love and excitement. But preparations for tying the knot may turn into a more practical, utilitarian experience. You need to organize guest lists, find vendors, and figure out what tunes will […]

How Marriage Changes Your Credit Score

Marriage is a big step. When you make the decision to tie the knot with someone you care deeply about, it transforms almost all aspects of your life. While some of these changes are going to be obvious, like cohabitating with your significant other, other transformations might not be as apparent. Some couples, for example, […]

Minding the Money: Consider Finances Before Tying the Knot

For many people in long-term relationships, marriage may appear to be the logical next step. After all, each partner already plays a significant role in the other’s life. Yet the decision of whether to tie the knot may not be cut and dry for everyone. In these cases, it’s important to think about some factors […]

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 […]