United Screws Up Couple's Reservation, Says It Still Might Be Travelers' Fault

United Screws Up Couple's Reservation, Says It Still Might Be Travelers' Fault

When a couple en route to their wedding in Las Vegas arrived at the airport yesterday, they found that United had no record of their ticket, in spite of having paid for a ticket and receiving a confirmation number from the airline. [More]

White House/Black Market Return Policy Sticks Me With A Pile Of Bridesmaid Dresses

White House/Black Market Return Policy Sticks Me With A Pile Of Bridesmaid Dresses

Buying bridesmaids’ dresses from a place that isn’t a bridal store can save you money and expand your style options, but their return policies aren’t designed with weddings in mind. Lyndsay bought her attendants’ dresses from the chain White House/Black Market, but needed to return them when a pregnant matron of honor meant changing all of the dresses. While the chain advertises “no hassle” returns, there’s plenty of hassle if more than 60 days have passed since the purchase. Since that’s how return policies work. [More]

Hidden Costs Of Being A Bridesmaid

Maybe the phrase “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is less a lament of singledom and more of a complaint about being forced by a succession of friends to make unreasonable financial sacrifices in the name of their big day. Women who are asked to be bridesmaids are forced through a gauntlet of brutal financial and time commitments, and should bear those costs in mind before accepting a request from a bride-to-be. [More]

Should Wedding-Related Businesses Be Allowed To Refuse Service To Same-Sex Couples?

Should Wedding-Related Businesses Be Allowed To Refuse Service To Same-Sex Couples?

Same-sex marriage has been legalized in the state of New Hampshire for two years, but a bill before the state legislature could allow businesses, like caterers, florists, and dress shops, to refuse their services to these couples. [More]

Bank Of America Won't Let New Bride Deposit Wedding Gift Checks Because She Didn't Change Her Last Name

Bank Of America Won't Let New Bride Deposit Wedding Gift Checks Because She Didn't Change Her Last Name

While a large majority of women in the U.S. choose to take their husband’s last name when they get married, it’s certainly not some unheard-of practice that should wreak havoc at a national bank. But Bank of America employees in Albany decided they could not possibly recognize a new bride as her husband’s spouse since she hadn’t changed her name to match his. [More]

Wedding Caterers Served My Muslim In-Laws Not-So-Stealth Pork

Wedding Caterers Served My Muslim In-Laws Not-So-Stealth Pork

Reader S. wrote in with a complaint about the food at the country club where she held her wedding. It would be easy to write her off as a hysterical Bridezilla, but the problem goes deeper than just “crappy food.” Both S. and her husband told the venue during the ten-month planning process that his husband’s family are Muslims who don’t eat pork. The caterers served up rice with pork sausage, potatoes with ham, salad with bacon, and ham sandwiches for the cocktail hour. When called on their error, their response was to take some of the offending dishes away and not replace them. Management has offered S. a $3,000 refund on her $17,000 tab for the event. Is that enough compensation for a mishap that makes S. look this bad to her new in-laws? [More]

Oklahoma Couple Enjoys Dream Wedding At Starbucks

Oklahoma Couple Enjoys Dream Wedding At Starbucks

In a scene that could be straight out of Best In Show, a couple whose romanced blossomed over cups of Starbucks’ pricey caffeine decided that the java joint was the perfect place to bind themselves together for eternity. [More]

5 Questions To Ask Yourself To See If You'll Need A Pre-Nup

5 Questions To Ask Yourself To See If You'll Need A Pre-Nup

Hammering out a prenuptial agreement with your betrothed certainly isn’t the most romantic of moments, but it may just be the decision that saves your financial sanity a few years from now when your life has become hell and it comes time to undo the sanctity of marriage. [More]

Would You Pay Someone $4/Card To Write And Send Your 'Thank You' Notes?

Would You Pay Someone $4/Card To Write And Send Your 'Thank You' Notes?

If you think that the opportunity to spend money on a wedding ends with the honeymoon, you’re mistaken. A new business wants to unburden newlyweds and others by writing and mailing all those pesky “thank you” notes, for a price. [More]

4 Debt Traps And How To Avoid Them

4 Debt Traps And How To Avoid Them

One of the best ways to keep out of debt is to be mindful of the many pitfalls that are waiting to swallow you up, and how best to avoid them. The problem is, some of these debt traps don’t look so deadly until you consider the consequences. [More]

Copy "Wedding Crashers" Prank, Get Charged With A Felony

Copy "Wedding Crashers" Prank, Get Charged With A Felony

In the movie Wedding Crashers, Owen Wilson’s character pours eye drops into an enemy’s drink to put him out of commission and is rewarded with audience laughter. In real life, a Wisconsin college student does the same to her roommate and is charged with a felony that stuck her with 90 days in prison and 30 months of probation. [More]

Newlyweds Shoplift Food For Reception, Spend Honeymoon In Jail

Newlyweds Shoplift Food For Reception, Spend Honeymoon In Jail

In these tough times, lots of engaged couples look for ways to trim the cost of their wedding reception. Here is one we most certainly do not recommend: shoplifting more than $1,000 in food from Wegmans. [More]

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes Wedding

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes Wedding

Rolling advertisement that it is, the driver of an Oscar Mayer Wienermoble couldn’t resist stopping by an upstate New York wedding this past weekend, delighting the wedding party and guests and providing a delightful photo opportunity. [More]

Bridal Store Refuses To Sell Wedding Gown To Lesbian

Bridal Store Refuses To Sell Wedding Gown To Lesbian

A New Jersey bridal store is catching a lot of flack after it refused to sell a wedding dress to a lesbian. [More]

Wedding Photographer Convicted For Not Turning Over Photos To Couple

Wedding Photographer Convicted For Not Turning Over Photos To Couple

This story is sweet justice for anyone out there who’s gotten married and had to beg and plead just to get their photos back: a South Carolina wedding photographer was sentenced to two years of house arrest for not turning over the photos he took of a couple’s wedding, even though they had already paid him $2,450. [More]

Wedding Photographer Ignores Clients For 2 Weeks, Won't Give Deposit Back

Wedding Photographer Ignores Clients For 2 Weeks, Won't Give Deposit Back

Emily isn’t sure what to do. Last summer, she and her fiancé hired a photographer for their wedding in August. Earlier this month, about six weeks before the wedding, she tried to contact the photographer so she would be aware of some last-minute changes to the start time of the wedding. The photographer didn’t respond, no matter how they tried to contact her. More than two weeks went by, and they prepared to hire another photographer with a month to go before the wedding. Finally, they heard back from the photographer, who promised their “non-refundable” deposit of $700 back. Then changed her mind. [More]

Man Chooses Chick-Fil-A Cow As Best Man At Wedding

Man Chooses Chick-Fil-A Cow As Best Man At Wedding

In a decision that will undoubtedly lead to interesting wedding pictures, a North Carolina man has enlisted a Chick-fil-A cow mascot to be his best man. He convinced managers at a nearby restaurant to re-purpose a cow tuxedo outfit the restaurant used in an Oscar-related marketing campaign. [More]

How To Save Money On A Honeymoon

How To Save Money On A Honeymoon

Honeymoons and frugality aren’t normally associated with one another, but extravagant, (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime vacations offer ample opportunities to save some money for the real world that follows newlywed bliss. [More]