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Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29
Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed

The Ohio gay marriage ruling has been stayed. Appeals will likely take months.

How to Get Legally Married in Vermont
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:19
How to Get Legally Married in Vermont

All you need to know about getting legally married in Vermont!

How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:44
How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples can be legally married in Rhode Island. 

Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:49
Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun

Patricia and Julissa were married under the hot desert sun of the Texas landscape!

Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:15
Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit

The 10th Circuit is hearing arguments in the Oklahoma marriage equality case.

Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:09
Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men

Guys, it's not all about the tux. Wow your man with some fun unmentionables!

Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:48
Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC

Barbie and Alexa decided to make their love legal on their 8-year anniversary!

Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:00
Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend

John Legend's song All of Me touches me to my core every time I hear it, and that's why I'm choosing it as this week's Wednesday Wedding Song.

Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:23
Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed

A federal judge is considering staying his recent ruling that same-sex marriage be recognized in the state.

Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:31
Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together

Patrick and Arive recently celebrated 10 years of love together.

Five wedding planners to keep you organized—online and off

There are so many details that go into planning a wedding that it’s important to stay as organized as possible. Whether you keep your files on a computer or in a wedding organizer, having everything in one easy-to-locate spot will keep stress levels low.

Here are five wedding organizers to help you make planning a little bit easier:

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Google Docs

Yes, Google has templates designed specifically for wedding planning. Budget spreadsheets, guest lists and checklists are only a few of the many useful big-day tools you’ll find at google.com/weddings. Free

 

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Instant Wedding Planner: Get from “Will You?” to “I Do!” in Record Time

If you’re planning on getting hitched quick, this spiral bound planner will ensure that you take care of every task on your to-do list. While the book has planning tips, the companion book, Instant Weddings: From “Will You?” to “I Do!” in Four Months of Less will also help ensure that you get down the aisle both quickly and in style. $10.17, amazon.com

 

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Martha Stewart’s Keepsake Wedding Planner

In addition to planning tips and templates, the beautiful wedding photos are all the inspiration you’ll need to help plan a stunning wedding. My favorite part is the Flower Glossary, which features images of dozens of flowers and the details of which season they’re available. $19.77, marthastewart.com

 

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WeddingWire

For all your planning tools in one-spot sign up (it’s free!) with WeddingWire. The company was one of the first to create a robust list of easy-to-use tools including wedding checklists, guest lists, seating charts and inspiration boards. The site also has one of the largest listings of local vendors and a forum to exchange ideas and get advice.


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The Wedding Organizer by russell+hazel

This eco-friendly 3-ring binder comes with 12 section tabs with pockets, a planning notebook, sheet protectors, business card holders and an adhesive notes. Plus, the author, me, created more than 50 pages of downloadable templates to ensure that brides and grooms don’t forget any detail. $75, russellandhazel.com

Anne Chertoff is the author of The Wedding Organizer available at russellandhazel.com.

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Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 00:56

Many consider the island of St. John to be the jewel in the Caribbean crown. Affluent and tranquil, this tiny tropical paradise is only 13 miles long and four miles wide.

Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:11

Cruises serving the LGBT community have long been popular, but gay-friendly traveling options are widening as cruise lines increasingly welcome same-sex couples. 

Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:00

Mount Airy Casino Resort offers a picturesque honeymoon and wedding destination to gay, lesbian and allied couples alike.

ASK KIRSTEN Wedding Advice from our Editor

Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:00

As we approach our engagement party where our families will meet our partner for the first time, as well as each other, we are feeling really nervous that they will be uncomfortable and confused.