Six Reasons to Get Legally Married Before Your Wedding Day
Many couples choose to get officially married before the big day, and it's more common than ever in light of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world right now.
How to Deal with Family and Friends Who Ask Why They Weren't Invited to the Wedding
Learn how to navigate these potentially touchy conversations.
Lucky (and Unlucky!) Days to Get Married
Say "I do" on these star-crossed big-day dates.
How to Tactfully Spread the Word That You're Having a Family-Only Wedding
Let friends and extended family members know you're having an intimate ceremony no one is offended.
How Long Is Too Long to Wait to Get Engaged?
The truth of the matter is that there is no right or wrong length of time to wait to get engaged. Some couples wait six years before making it official, while others date for just six months—it all depends on your unique circumstances. (Though, if you're one of those people who wants to put a number on it, one study showed that most couples decide to marry after about 2.8 years of being together.) Here, Amy Van Arsdale, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Washington, D.C., gives her cheat sheet on when to move forward and when to take a moment to reevaluate your relationship.