I have a nice hefty dose of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and OCD. I can not fathom the worry I would feel if I were fully responsible for another human being that I created. I'd most likely have a nervous breakdown. Also, I'm terrified I'd pass on my mood disorders to my poor kid. No way, Jose.
Most of these traditions emanate from heterosexual weddings but many of the traditions can be easily adapted to suit gay couples, whether you want to take a more traditional or alternative approach. I'll be including some ideas about how to adapt traditional wedding elements to suit a gay wedding.
All Best Man speeches have to be funny. Right? Wrong! By all means go for it and bring the house down - but only if you're naturally funny, nobody wants to end up on YouTube or Facebook in the "Least funny Best Man" category!
Today's generation of honeymooners is very different. Typically, they have co-habited for many years and enjoyed a string of exotic holidays. So it's no surprise that many are looking for a different kind of thrill.
The last time a professional did my make-up (and I use that term loosely), I came off looking like a very grumpy doll on amphetamines. The hair was too fixed, my eyelashes had been
teased yanked into curly spiders and the make-up enshrined my face in a layer of powder, blush and lipstick that screamed: I am so ugly I need this much make-up to hide what I truly look like.
My darling Hubby and I embark on the 10-hour train from Puno to Cusco as part of our Peruvian honeymoon. It's three days into our marriage and I still find myself feeling warm and fuzzy. We have reached one of life's biggest milestones and, reflecting on the whirlwind of excitement surrounding our wedding, we realise it has been character building in itself.
Traditionally, the majority of wedding costs were paid by the father of the bride. This is rooted in the dowry tradition, where the groom's family were compensated for taking on the financial burden of the bride.
The moment you get engaged, get prepared to be inundated with everyone and their mom telling you variations of "don''t get stressed." I'm here to tell you that it is perfectly alright if the prospect of throwing a probably huge, definitely expensive party for your closest family and friends while committing your life to another human being feels a tad bit overwhelming and stressful. It is!
I have been thinking about the subject of bridal day confidence for a while. Getting married is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be an incredibly stressful time. Not everyone who gets engaged is thrilled with the idea that all eyes will be on her on the big day.
How you spend your money, considering high house prices and the possibility that interest rates may go up before long is something we all need to think about seriously but then there is the thought of how memorable you want the most important day of your life to be.
Congratulations, you're getting married! There is no other day in your life that compares with your wedding day. Sure, there are other big events in life that you'll always remember such as graduations, the birth of a child, or holidays of a lifetime, but it's your wedding day that you've probably fantasised about from a young age.
Having descended on Paris with the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan (I've lost count of them all now..) in the last few days, it seems the celebrity wedding of the year is set to get everyone talking, but how has Kimmy K been preparing for her big day?
I find it insulting a man who never offered any guidance, support or care somehow wormed his way into my wedding day, but I could deal with it if my mum at least had the same recognition.
If you're planning a wedding in the near - or distant - future, take a tip from a celebrity: the rich and famous don't always pick the most lavish locations. Instead, they tend to seek out unique venues far from the madding crowds (and the prying lenses of the paparazzi).
That I'm happy that there is a degree more equality since the end of March, and that I fully support gay marriage, doesn't mean though, that I endorse it. Were I ever to choose to publicly validate my love, I wouldn't choose marriage as the institution in which to do so.
Wedding season is approaching fast, with brides planning for Spring weddings full of sunshine and charm. To add a little inspiration to the preparation process, Vogue.fr has compiled a virtual moodboard for the modern classic, boho and vintage bride-to-be.