Honor your moms with a "Mother's Kiss" at your ceremony

There are lots of ways to show your love and respect to your parents (and parent-like figures in your life) at the ceremony. They can light unity candles, walk you down the aisle, do readings, be given a flower, and of course, be memorialized, if that's the situation. But we love the idea of the "mother's kiss" from Jacqueline and Felipe's country glamour wedding.

They decided to honor their mothers by getting one last kiss as single people before they were married. It was pretty damn sweet. Here's how they did it.

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Can you invite someone to an engagement party but not the wedding?

If you search the internet for "can you invite someone to an engagement party and not the wedding" you'll get two answers:

1. HELL FUCKING NO. Don't be a daft asshole.
2. Sure. Times they are a changing, and some people have super-small weddings, or wedding very far away, and can't invite as many people as they'd like.

So which answer is it?

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5 things to do when your best friend said no to being in the wedding

About three days after getting engaged, I texted my best friend to quickly confirm that he would, indeed, be in my wedding party. His response was… not what I was expecting. Here's how I dealt with it.

In a sadness tailspin, I reached out to my future husband, who was in the midst of a two hour work meeting. So I reached out to my ex-husband (who knows our relationship the best of anyone) and he had some awesome advice for anyone who has a best friend that said no to being in your wedding party…

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OPEN THREAD: are there in-laws name alternatives instead of just "the in-laws?"

Monster in-laws, the evil in-laws… it's absolutely true that society has demonized the term in-laws into something that isn't exactly reflective of reality. I'm all for embracing terms with formerly negative connotation and reforming them with positivity, but sometimes it's just not practical for daily use. Do any of you call your partner's family by something other than the in-laws?