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Maya Wong

Maya is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.

Because not all brides are into tiaras and games.
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Don't know what to give your S.O. for Valentine's Day? Gift the ultimate #throwback.
Here's how to make the big moment extra special.
Celebrate your new relationship status with pictures that reflect who you are as a couple.
There's a difference between fun-in-that-cheesy-kind-of-way and just plain embarrassing. Here, wedding DJs share the dance move that they're ready to see retire from wedding receptions!
From craft cocktails to mini bites, here's what you'll see at receptions this year.
Chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet will always be classic, but these unique cake flavors will satisfy any sweet tooth.
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Find out brides and grooms we're loving this year
Is she a princess-cut, cushion-cut, or round-cut type of girl? Would she rather have rose gold or white gold? Talk about information overload for a guy who's (probably) never spent this much money on one piece of jewelry before! To help, wedding jewelers Garrick Courtney and Simoni Shah, Co-founders of Cosh NYC, and Jade Battad, diamond and jewelry consultant for Adiamor, weigh in on how to shop for a ring she'll love without blowing your cover.
These famous faces have showed up as uninvited wedding guests.
For DJs, there's a lot more to their job than just pressing start and stop on your wedding playlist. We asked Nguyen, owner of Los Angeles wedding DJ booking agency, Blackbook Social Club, and Dan Rosenbach, owner of San Francisco wedding DJ company, Love in the Mix, to share their secret pet peeves and best advice for couples getting married.
How do you pull off a surprise proposal without your lady suspecting a thing? It can be tricky, but we're here to help.
There's more to do than just planning the bachelor party. Sorry, guys.
Sure, it might not be as complicated as shopping for a wedding dress, but finding the right mother-of-the-bride dress is no easy task. There are a few things moms need to keep in mind on their own dress hunt.
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The cliché mother of the bride or groom is one who is hyper-involved in every wedding-planning decision, and constantly voicing her opinion when no one asked. The reality is, though, most moms just want to share in the excitement and joy of their child's special day! Here, we rounded up a few tasks that will help—not annoy—the bride.
It's tempting to wear your engagement ring 24/7, but there are certain instances when it's best to go sans diamond. Surprisingly, there are a few everyday activities that can (and will) damage your new rock.