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5 Ways to Plan a Proposal Inspired by ‘The Bachelor’

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Will you accept this ring? 5 tips for planning an epic “Bachelor”-worthy marriage proposal.

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How to Make Your Bridesmaids Feel Comfortable On Your Big Day

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Here’s how to keep your bridesmaids happy and more comfortable all ceremony and reception long, so everyone can enjoy your big day.

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5 Brides Share Why They Invited An Ex to Their Wedding

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These former brides share why someone from their “ex-list” made it onto their guest list, and why they don’t regret that decision

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8 Creative Ways to Serve Pizza at Your Wedding

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From the cocktail hour to a late-night snack to a make-your-own-pizza station, here are our favorite ways to serve pizza at your wedding.

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How to Tell Your Friends Who Made the Bridesmaid “Cut”

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And what to say to those ladies (and gents!) in your life who didn’t make the bridesmaid cut in your wedding.

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5 Free Bridesmaid Resources That Your BFFs Will Want to Know About

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There are plenty of bridesmaid resources that your girl gang can use to prep for your big day that won’t cost them a dime.

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7 Women on Why They Will Never Be a Bridesmaid Again

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Can you relate to any of these former bridesmaids not wanting to put up with the expense or drama ever again?

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Who Should Be There During Your First Look?

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Learn your options for opening up your first look or keeping it private, and how to gently inform the people who aren’t invited

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Experts Share the Truth Behind Why the Divorce Rate Is Dropping

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Here’s how millennials are doing things differently than previous generations, and why it’s affecting the divorce rate

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Wedding Fails: 6 Real Brides Tweet the Worst Part of Their Wedding Days

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From missing bridesmaids to drunken brawls, here are some real scenarios that have happened at weddings.

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7 People Ask Their Exes for Dating Advice

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These exes didn’t hold back when it came to offering up, sometimes unsolicited, dating advice to their former flames.

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5 Funny Tweets That Sum Up That Just Engaged Feeling

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Read these five laugh-out-loud tweets that sum up what it’s like before you say I DO and after you get engaged.

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6 Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas Perfect for Valentine’s Day

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Celebrate Galentine’s Day by popping the bridesmaid question! Here are six seriously adorable bridesmaid proposal ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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8 Real Brides Share Why They Kept Their Wedding a Complete Secret

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These couples have no regrets about their low-key elopements and intimate ceremonies that they’ve kept a secret for months.

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How to Be Happy for Engaged Friends This Engagement Season When Your Love Life is a Mess

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Watching your friends get engaged isn’t easy, but luckily there are ways to make the season a little less painful.

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Winter Wedding Ideas: 10 Things All Guests Love at Winter Nuptials

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Here are 10 genius winter wedding ideas that’ll keep your guests happy (and warm!) during your winter wedding.

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How to Cut Your Wedding Guest List: The 10 People to Cross Off Right Now

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If you’re still unsure how to cut your wedding guest list, use these techniques to narrow it down to the perfect number — sans drama.

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6 Women On Why They Proposed to Their Partner (Because Why Not?)

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When you’re eyeballing your relationship status and feeling extra eager to take things to the next level, the idea of engagement may be permanently sticking in your brain, so much so that you get the urge to pop the question to your partner.

Historically, men have been the ones to get down on one knee with a shiny diamond and a sappy speech, asking their partner if they want to spend forever with them. While that trend is still soaring, more and more women are taking their engagement into their own hands.

Read on to hear the stories of six women who decided to propose to their partner, and what drove them to pop the question.

I Was Getting Antsy

“I had been dating my boyfriend (at the time) for almost eight years. We never talked about getting married but we started dating at age 18 and life was so messy then, between college, graduating, figuring out a postgrad life, etc. When things felt settled and we both had decent jobs and our own place to live, I started hinting at the idea of marriage. He always would smile and laugh but he never like made a move or said he was planning on proposing. On our eight-year anniversary, I got down on one knee, with a ring I bought for $200 for him and said, ‘Let’s get married.’ I think he was half shocked and half pissed at himself for not doing this first. But he said yes and I forgave him for being dumb and not thinking of proposing first. We’re getting married in April of 2020.” —Claire R., 27

I Did It First as a Joke

“We were drunk and on a cruise with a bunch of our friends. We’d been dating for what felt like forever (four years), and one night on the cruise I got down on a knee and said, ‘Marry me?’ All of our friends went crazy. Everyone thought it was a joke. It was but it also was not. Two weeks post-cruise, he got on one knee and asked me for real.” —Jackie W., 32

Women Should Take the Lead

“I’m so against male-oriented traditions. Like why should the guy be the one to decide when it’s the right time to get engaged? No thanks. I asked my husband to marry me. He was not shocked. He said yes and our wedding lacked most traditions. I didn’t walk down an aisle, I didn’t wear a white dress, I didn’t toss flowers to single friends—I did things my way and it was the best night of our lives.” —Chantel E., 32

There’s No Rule Book

“I’m a lesbian and when it came time to figure out who proposes to whom, we didn’t feel there was any rule book. We talked about marriage for years and without her knowing, I proposed first. She said yes and then proposed to me a week later so that I could have the experience too!” —Jenna B., 41

It Was More of an Ultimatum

“I seriously didn’t admit this to many people, but I proposed to my boyfriend because it was either marriage or we break up. I didn’t do anything romantic but I did say to him over dinner that either he marries me or he leaves. It sounds like a terrible thing to do but I’m not into wasting time. I wanted to get our show on the road after two years of dating. Oh, and he did say yes!” —Elise P., 28

See more: Attitudes Toward Women Proposing Are Shifting—So It’s Time We Start Asking

Life’s Too Short to Wait for Someone to Ask You Anything

“Never wait around for someone else to make decisions for you and your life. Life’s too short. After dating my partner for a year, I asked her to marry me. I was terrified and I always imagined she’d do the asking, but I felt like it was time and I wanted to take a chance and just do it. It worked. She said yes, even though she was shocked that I took the lead and popped the question!” —Tami P., 33

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8 Tweets That Sum Up the Most Awkward Parts of Weddings

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At any wedding, there might be moments that range from mildly uncomfortable to downright awkward. It could be because of family drama, vows that took an inappropriate turn or a guest or two who are causing way too much trouble.

When those awkward moments enter the wedding, there’s little you can do except laugh out loud, head to the open bar, or turn to Twitter.

Read on to relate to eight tweets that sum up the most awkward parts of any wedding.

1. When the Best Man Gets Out of Line

At many weddings, there are a handful of troublemakers that the couple getting married knows to keep an eye on. While sometimes those troublemakers are family members or friends’ plus ones, they can also be the best man, who may have too much too drink, too much to say (inappropriately during the toast), or spend too much time flirting with the bridesmaids (or the bride’s sister).

2. When Family Members Butt Heads

While weddings are supposed to be one giant party that’s a good time for all, sometimes they can bring all of the family drama to the surface. One easy way for any wedding to turn awkward is when a screaming match breaks out between family members or when the bride, or groom, is arguing with their parents in front of all the guests.

3. When the Infamous Question Is Asked

The one question that spikes people’s nerves at any wedding and makes things a bit uncomfortable is the question during the ceremony when the officiant asks if anyone has any objections. Even if no one barges through the doors and objects, any little sound, even a cough during that time, can make things feel odd.

4. When the Wedding Party Wears Weird Things

Sometimes the outfit you’re asked to wear as a member of the bridal party is a little wacky. Whether it’s as a guest and you’re told to dress to a theme or wear a certain color, or you’re a member of the wedding party and you have to wear an outfit that turns heads for all of the wrong reasons.

5. The Guests Who Knows Nobody

Every wedding has the awkward handful of guests that don’t know anyone else but they come anyway and spend most of the time scrolling their cell phones, standing on the edge of the dance floor, and attempting to make conversation with people as they order another drink at the open bar.

6. The Weird and Sometimes Messy Traditions

While some wedding traditions get guests to feel overwhelmed with happy tears and joy, like the vows during the ceremony or the couple’s first dance, some traditions make guests feel uncomfortable, like the garter toss or the cake cutting, where the couple feeds each other for what feels like an endless amount of time.

7. The Family That Swears They Know You

Even at your own wedding, you might come across people there that you hardly know. Whether it’s friend’s wedding guests or distant family members your parents begged you to invite, you’ll come across people who will swear they know you and have spent time with you way more than you can remember to be true.

See more: 8 Tweets That Sum Up the Feeling of Giving a Best Man or Maid of Honor Toast

8. The Speeches That Linger

The good news about wedding toasts is that usually, they happen during dinner so you can stuff your face with food while tuning in occasionally. Except that some speeches feel like they linger forever and carry on far too long. Those are the speeches that get people antsy and eager for another drink.

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10 Tweets That Sum Up What It’s Like to Be Someone’s Plus One

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When you’re asked to be someone’s plus one at a wedding, you might feel overwhelmed with emotions, questions, and items on your to-do list, things like what should you wear? Should you bring a gift? Does this mean you have to be on your best behavior or can you get a little wild?

As a wedding date, you might find yourself spending the night at a party with a room full of strangers that somehow become your best friends, or you might find yourself hanging, awkwardly, in the corner, wondering when the cake will be served and you can finally get out of there and go home.

Either way, read on for four tweets that perfectly sum up what being someone’s plus one can be like, depending on the wedding and the crowd.

1. It Can Be a Snooze Fest

If the energy at the wedding feels low and the people there aren’t too friendly, you might find yourself glued to your assigned seat, scrolling on your phone, reading an e-book, or having a staring contest with your date, who has to be there because they are related or friends with the couple whose wedding it is. If you find yourself in that position, turn to your date and make a game plan for how to squeeze some fun out of the night ahead.

2. You Have to Dress Up

Depending on the dress code of the wedding, you might have to go out and rent a suit or a dress, find a specific outfit (if the wedding is themed), or watch a couple of video tutorials on how to tie a bow tie or what black tie really means, if that’s what you’re asked to wear. If you’re a wedding date where there is a strict dress code, plan ahead and plan early so that you’re not stuck scrambling for the right outfit the day of the wedding.

3. You May Meet a Lot of New People

If you know absolutely nobody at the wedding, at least be familiar with the bride and groom and ask your date to introduce you to them ASAP. That way, you won’t find yourself talking to the groom thinking he’s just another wedding guest. Either way, get ready to meet and greet quite a few people that day as it’ll be jam-packed with new faces and plenty of handshakes.

4. You Might Have to Rise to the Occasion Last-Minute

Sometimes as a plus one, you’re asked to be a person’s wedding date the same day as the wedding. If that’s the case, act fast. Try to find a place where you can get the most appropriate thing to wear, even if that means borrowing it from someone else’s closet, and make sure you have enough time to get ready and get there on time. You don’t want to be the person who arrives midceremony and causes a ruckus as the couple is reading their vows.

On the other side of the coin, if you’re invited to a wedding and want to bring a plus one, you’ll have your own set of feelings that run through your head. Maybe you’ll feel more confident because you’ll be able to spend your evening with a partner in crime. With someone by your side, you can bust out your best dance moves on the dance floor beside them, cheers with glasses of champagne, and have someone to taste-test desserts with you as the night comes to an end.

Here are five tweets that truly sum up what bringing a plus one to a wedding is really like.

1. You Have a Dance Partner the Entire Time

A big plus of having a plus one is that you have someone to get down with you on the dance floor all night. Which means you don’t have to worry about people judging you for busting out your finest dance moves, solo, you now have a partner in crime to share the dance floor with you until the very last moment of the party.

2. You Have a Drinking Buddy

One of the biggest wedding perks for any guest is the open bar, which can serve up your favorite beverages all night long. That’s why when you have a plus one, you can have someone accompany you to the bar, cheers to a fun night with a glass of champagne or mixed drink.

3. You Can Share a Really Fun Date Night

Consider a wedding with a plus one a really nice date night where you can spend the night together dancing, chomping down on good food, indulging in yummy dessert, and having a great time, while surrounded by a hundred people who are also having a good time. Whether you bring someone you met recently as your plus one or you head to the wedding with someone you’ve been with for many years (or are married to) weddings can feel like the ultimate night out with your partner.

4. You Have Someone to Share With

With a plus one, you now have someone you can split things with at the wedding, whether that’s a selection of desserts from the dessert buffet to the chicken and the steak dishes you each order during the reception, you have a person you can share with to get the most out of the wedding and also to fill your plate up with even more of the things you like.

See more: 7 Hilarious Tweets About Being a Wedding Guest

5. Sometimes You Want a Plus One for Fun

If you’re always the solo wedding guest, sometimes you just want to be allowed to bring a plus one so that you have the option to bring someone, even if that means you have to search high and low to find someone to bring. But sometimes you just want a plus one for a little fun (not as fun as this person in the tweet because that can make the couple stressed out to have to pay for a person who doesn’t show up).

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