Once you've decided that you've found the one and you're getting plans in place to pop the question, you may want to take a step back and understand what's going to happen after you are engaged and before you're married. Here are four things everyone should know before they pop the question and climb aboard the wedding train.
There's no bigger buzz kill at a wedding than an empty dance floor. Ideally, you want your guests to be up and on their feet and grooving to the sound of the music all night long. So how do you get the party started and keep it going then (which is the hard part, of course)? We asked a few wedding insiders to break it down for us.
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Fantasy is the spice of life. Creating narratives, both sexy and non-sexy, is human nature. So, is it normal to think about other people? Yes. But, you may find yourself picturing yourself in the shower with your partner a lot more often than, say, Chris Hemsworth. Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., author of Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life , surveyed over 4,000 people and discovered that we actually tend to fantasize about our partners more than anyone else.
Creating your wedding registry is one of the most fun activities to check off your wedding planning list (right up there with dress shopping!). But given that you can register for just about anything, just about anywhere, figuring out where to register for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we've compiled all of the best brands, small and large, across all categories.
The Bachelor season 20 stars Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are quickly crossing one pre-wedding milestone after the next off their checklists. Leading up to their JanuLARIE 12th ceremony (mark your calendars, Bachelor Nation), the future bride celebrated her bridal shower three weeks ago with friends and family.