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Real Stories

The wedding industry is always evolving and we've got the scoop on every new trend. We talk to designers, planners, and experts to stay up-to-date on everything you want to know.
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One Man Returned a $40K Engagement Ring After Finding It on a Florida Beach
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A Couple Included All 8 of Their Dogs in Their Wedding Party
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This Family Has Passed Down the Same Wedding Dress for 72 Years
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Real Brides on Embracing the Skin You're in for Your Wedding Day
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My Mother Passed Away Before I Got Married—This Is How I Honored Her
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Love Looks Like This: Chèrie Chan and Jessey Lee's Secret Marriage
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See TikTok's Favorite Dance Couple's Choreographed Wedding Entrance
Here's What 5 Brides Wore When They Said "Yes"
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Love Looks Like This: We Had a Destination Wedding During a Pandemic
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My Husband and I Went on a Year-Long Honeymoon Around the World
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Guest Perspective: Jenna's Friends and Castmates Share Their Wedding Must-Haves, Favorite Moments, and More
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Our 5 Favorite Details from Jenna Ushkowitz and David Stanley's Big Day
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Navigating the Now: How Real Couples and Wedding Pros Are Planning Today
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8 Real Brides Share Why They Kept Their Wedding a Complete Secret
Real Brides Share Their Biggest Wedding Day Regrets
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Change of Plans: Thanks to COVID-19, I’m Now a Marriage Enthusiast
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Change of Plans: Hannah Hart Reveals Why She's "Willing to Wait for as Long as It Takes" to Have Her Dream Wedding
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Change of Plans: This Is the Second Time I’m Calling Off My Wedding
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What a Brides Editor Learned During Wedding Planning Therapy
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Change of Plans: How Eloping Has Completely Changed My Feelings About Postponing My Wedding
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Change of Plans: In Our Culture, It's Bad Luck to Move a Wedding
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"I Planned My Dream Wedding in Italy...Then, Coronavirus Happened"
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Change of Plans: How Discovering the Magic of Micro-Weddings Made Me Feel Hopeful Again
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Change of Plans: A Third Wedding Date and a Plus One
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Change of Plans: How Postponing Our Wedding Made Me Feel More Loved Than Ever
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Change of Plans: Our Impromptu Wedding Has Become a Memory of a Lifetime
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Change of Plans: Eloping on the Remote Island of Tahiti Honored Both My Ancestors and Our Future
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Change of Plans: Eloping Was the Best Wedding Decision We Never Thought We'd Make
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Change of Plans: I Married My Best Friend in What Became Our "Plan D" Wedding
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Change of Plans: I Hate Having a Fiancé—I'm Ready for the Next Chapter of Our Relationship
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Change of Plans: Coronavirus Has Taught Me That I Don't (and Never Did) Have Control Over My Wedding Plans
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Change of Plans: An Online Tarot Card Reading Helped Me Reimagine My Wedding Plans
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Change of Plans: Reimagining Our Pandemic Wedding Taught Me What Mattered Most
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Change of Plans: Our Motto Has Always Been "Expect the Unexpected"
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Change of Plans: COVID-19 Made Us Realize That Our Wedding Was Never About the Big Celebration
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Change of Plans: Coronavirus Forced Us to Fast-Forward Through Our First Year of Marriage
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Change of Plans: COVID-19 Gave Me the Rom-Com Ending I Always Wanted
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Change of Plans: We've Waited 20 Years to Get Married—What's One More?
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Change of Plans: Forget Our Dream Wedding—We Bought a Home Instead
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Change of Plans: These Momentous Life Events May Never Happen for Us
My Venue Shut Down Two Weeks Before My Destination Wedding
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Change of Plans: How 120 Envelopes, 90 Days, and Countless Tears Helped Me Come to Terms With the Indecision Surrounding My Wedding
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Change of Plans: The Pandemic Might Cancel My Wedding, This Is How I'm Taking Control