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With a slew of GPS-addled apps designed to assist users in finding dating prospects on-the-go on the rise, we wonder: is location-based courtship for you?
A recent survey revealed 1 in 4 married millennials purchased their homes before getting engaged. For some young couples, buying a home together has become "the new engagement ring."
Local wedding and event stylist Emily Starr defined what her job and services really mean to her with our Blissfully Inspired bloggers.
Is there a tactful way to express that guests of guests are not invited to your wedding when someone brings it up in conversation? Blissfully Inspired weighs in.
Before you head out with your next match, be (s)he from a dot com or with a friend-of-a-friend, consider some of these blind date "To-Do's," all of which keep the pressure at a minimum and offer an easy exit strategy if you're finding your signals are more mixed than steady.
In this day and age, is it possible to limit the intimacy of a wedding to just the close family and friends who are present? Is there a cordial way to ask guests to not post pictures on Facebook or Instagram during the wedding or even the week after?
Yes, it's easy to get carried away during registry time. So here is a list of items that, through an informal survey and my own humble experience, you actually need as a married person things you would never, ever buy yourself.
Weighing out some of the pros and cons of hiring a professional photographer for post-engagement, pre-wedding photos.
What?! Were you thinking of clutching each other close for "Lady In Red"? We say do do do!
Wedding planners are calling this trend weddings-for-two, pre-planned elopements where couples wed in private with all the frills of a celebration for 200 people, but a guest list of zero.
People are lashing out at the Princeton alumna, calling her retro and presumptuous and all sorts of other names. But amid all the knee-jerk noise, there's this: Is she actually wrong?
The impromptu revamp: or, how to move from "Desk-to-dinner"
In response to the theory that a first date should be about the experience, not the person: Is a formal dinner a lost tradition that needs reviving, or should it settle in yesterdays dust?
Bostonians ranked high on the big spenders list with an average wedding budget of $39,239, according to TheKnot.com.
Do or don't?: The honeymoon registry
In this day and age, it is rare to receive a handwritten note but are wedding thank-you cards one thing that should be left to snail mail?
In a survey by dating website Badoo.com, more than 1,000 females were asked to select which of ten lines from films they would use as "ice-breakers" to start online conversations.
First dates are nerve-wracking enough; throw economics into the mix, and thing can get really messy. But when it comes to the check, do you favor conventional rules or have you kissed tradition goodbye?
If it rains, is there a way to have great wedding photos taken, even if they have to be taken inside? Blissfully Inspired blogger and wedding photographer, Casey Harrison, weighs in.
Several matchmaking start-ups are tailored to millennials who seek companionship, but who have no interest in enduring a string of traditional one-on-one dates to find it.
When giving bridesmaids the option to pick their own dress, how can you keep the same color scheme without getting too nit-picky?
Save-the-dates typically go out six months prior to the wedding date allowing ample time for guests to request vacation time from work, make travel arrangements, and in some cases, save money. Here are tips to follow when sending out your own.
Before Boston-based Abby Larson stepped in front of an audience of brides-to-be and wedding professionals to discuss her new book, she stepped aside in her sparkly pumps to chat with us.
A non-religious couple wants to make their ceremony feel really personal and unique while including their guests as much as possible. Blissfully Inspired shares their unique ideas.
Discuss Honeymoon locations, ideas, and minimoons
The term has cropped up lately around the weddings world, and even if the name is new, the concept is tried and true: a short trip the bride and groom take right after the wedding, with plans for a longer, perhaps more elaborate honeymoon later. Its the best of both worlds. Here are five minimoons to consider in the Northeast.
First looks are a newer development as more and more couples choose to forego the tradition of waiting for the walk down the aisle, and your photographer can capture your meeting for posterity. Is it for you?