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15 Ways to Tell if You’re Being a Bridezilla

In light of recent columns, I thought this column from way back in 2011 deserved a re-post. It was written by a guest contributor, Hannah Ehrig, a freelance journalist who was married a few weeks after this originally ran. After countless hours of wedding preparation consisting of watching Bridezillas, My Fair Wedding and Four Weddings [...]

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It’s time again for Shortcuts. For every question, I’ll give my advice in just a few sentences because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great that being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. One of my fraternity [...]

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It’s Wedding Week on Dear Wendy! This week will be chock-full of wedding columns, gift guides, dollar dances and an open bar. If you love wedding content, this is your lucky week. If you hate wedding content, this is your lucky week because–-open bar! But just kidding about the open bar. I'm getting married soon [...]

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It’s Wedding Week on Dear Wendy! This week will be chock-full of wedding columns, gift guides, dollar dances and an open bar. If you love wedding content, this is your lucky week. If you hate wedding content, this is your lucky week because–-open bar! But just kidding about the open bar. I will be getting [...]

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Getting Personal: “He Asked; She Said, ‘Gross!'”

The following essay is a guest post written by Emily Morris, whose previous guest essays can be read here, here, and here. A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I decided we would get married next year right after our tenth anniversary. We have talked about weddings from time to time but never picked a [...]

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Earlier this year a college friend I'd recently reconnected with asked me to be in her wedding party. I live in Chicago, but the wedding is in a different part of the country over Memorial Day weekend, 2015. I happily said "yes!" as long as she was okay with me possibly not making it to [...]

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It’s time for Wedding Week Shortcuts. For every question, I’ll give my advice in just a few sentences because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great that being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. I am sharing [...]

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My fiancée will not introduce me to her friends and co-workers as her fiancé – she introduces me as “her friend.” I tried to explain to her that it’s not an insecurity issue for me, but I like that "fiancé" lets folks know where we are in our relationship. She has been divorced twice, and [...]

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Best Bridesmaid Gifts of 2014

It's wedding week here on Dear Wendy, and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. A popular convention around bridesmaids' gifts is to give something that you'd like your bridesmaids to wear during the wedding, like [...]

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How Did You Spend Your Wedding Night?

My wedding night was lots of fun, but not in the, ahem, traditional sense. We got married earlier in the day and had a subdued lunchtime reception at a Manhattan restaurant a few blocks from our place. Afterward, we went home, changed out of our wedding attire, read some of our wedding cards, took a [...]

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It's Wedding Week on Dear Wendy! This week will be chock-full of wedding columns, gift guides, listicles, dollar dances and an open bar. If you love wedding content, this is your lucky week. If you hate wedding content, this is your lucky week because--open bar! But just kidding about the open bar. I feel upset [...]

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Best Bridal Shower/ Bachelorette Gifts of 2014

It's wedding week here on Dear Wendy and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. When it comes to bridal shower/bachelorette gifts, you can play it safe by shopping a couple's registry, but, if they don't [...]

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When I started started this site over three years ago, I had no idea that weddings would prove to be such a controversial and emotionally-charged topic. But over the last few years, I have received more wedding-related letter than on any other topic, and with few exceptions the columns devoted to those letters attract hundreds [...]

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“My Wife Lied About Who She Was”

Recently, I caught my wife, of two months (partner of 14 months) in a few devastating lies. "Sarah" and I have known each other since we were five years old. We lost touch after the 8th grade and both found each other in early 2013 after our respective divorces. While we were in the dating [...]

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I have been friends with a girl I will call "Sandra" for about five months. She is a good person with a big personality. Sandra is getting married this summer in a destination wedding (which I was not invited to as the invites were sent out before we even met). We are both 30+, I [...]

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