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    October 18, 2012

    Upstate Farm Refuses to Host Lesbian Wedding

    Gay people in New York have had the right to get married for more than a year. Bigots have had the right to be fear-mongering assholes since the drafting of the U.S. Constitution -- but do they have the right to decide to not host a wedding because the two people getting married happen to be lesbian ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Bath Salt Wedding Bouquet: A Fool-Proof Way To Turn Your Wedding Party Into The Donner Party

    For any brides-to-be looking to potentially turn their special day into a fucking blood bath, you're in luck...As was brought to our attention by a friend who's about to walk down the aisle -- under the subject "Just found a winner for our wedding favors. Let's get weird...," -- several companies of ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Daniel O'Donnell, First Openly-Gay New York Assemblyman, Talks About His Wedding: 'This Is About Love'

    All you need is love! And for Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell -- the right to marry. Runnin' Scared was tired of talking to folks about the dark, gloomy world of New York City politics. All that anger and attacking gives us a headache sometimes! Why not a love story this Friday? Turns out, that's e ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 4, 2012


    A love ceremony fit for nontraditionalists

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    November 4, 2011

    The Best Wedding Songs Of All Time

    ​Not songs to be sung at weddings--I'm not here to write about "Color My World," thank you--but songs about weddings. Here are my all-time faves: (8) "Wedding Bell Blues"--sung by the Fifth Dimension The raw urgency and desperation of this one always amuses me. As she sings it, Marilyn Mc ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    "Marriage Isn't For Everybody," Matchmaker Assures Me

    ​This week's column is that fun interview with Siggy Flicker, the love coach with the VH1 show about training people to date better through grooming, generosity, and keeping things a little bit mysterious. Well, I was extremely comforted when she told me that it's perfectly OK to not want to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    You're invited to a faux drag queen wedding

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    August 10, 2011

    Wedding Cake Vodka. Why?

    THEMACGIRL* / FlickrDo you want your wedding cake vodka martini shaken or stirred?​And you thought cupcake vodka was bad. Now from the annals of things-that-never-should-have-been-made comes wedding cake-flavored vodka from Pearl Vodka. Wedding cake-flavored vodka? One word: Ew.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Scaffolding Totally Ruins Bride's Dream Wedding

    ​You know what they say about weddings -- something is bound to go wrong. Ideally it's not because you eat a peanut and die from anaphylactic shock, or because it turns out that your groom had an affair with your mother, though anyone with allergies and/or a certain kind of groom/mother should ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Gay Marriage Goes to Church!

    Jeremy and Alex, who posed last week with the twin volunteer flower girls while getting their license, about to legally wed in church​Happy Same-Sex Sunday, 2.0! Last Sunday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal, weddings were performed largely in civil ceremonies. Government marriage bu ... More >>

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    July 30, 2011

    Pop Up Chapel Will Marry 24 Same-Sex Couples Today in Central Park

    Stage and Marks, photo by Matt Miller​Today, the first Saturday after gay marriages began in New York City, 24 same-sex couples will marry in Central Park at Merchant's Gate, on the corner of 59th Street and Central Park West. The Pop Up Chapel was an idea born among friends -- including loca ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    A Brooklyn State of Mind as Borough Exceeds Same-Sex Marriage Goal (Video)

    Brides Stacey Minondo and Barbara Tremblay waiting outside Brooklyn Borough Hall​Brooklyn was number two when it came to the number of weddings it planned to perform yesterday. With 109 lottery winning couples registered in the morning, it was a distant second to Manhattan's planned 459 weddin ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Our 10 Best Restaurant Wedding Venues in NYC

    basykes/flickrHere come the brides and grooms!​ Summertime is wedding season. In FitR's first-ever Wedding Week, we're celebrating the best wedding season ever because it's the first during which anyone can marry, regardless of color, creed, or sexual preference. Yay! Two people joining in hol ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Rebecca Marx​Here we sit at the end of another, fantastically sweaty week. And so we look back, and sweat some more. Our 10 Best Restaurant Wedding Venus in NYC. A battle of the iced coffees: the Mud Truck v. Think Coffee. A look at Bien Cuit's beauteous tarts and excellent zucchini sandwic ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Wedding Guru Ron Ben-Israel on Sperm Whale Wedding Cakes: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Ron Ben-IsraelRon Ben-Israel can handle even the toughest of bridezillas.​ Yesterday we spoke with Ron Ben-Israel, a wedding-cake master who is certainly on the speed dial of all brides and brides-to-be. He told us all about the parallels between wedding cake making and dancing ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Restaurant Wedding Venues in NYC

    basykes/FlickrWeddings: always a gay old time!​ As of this Sunday, July 24, same-sex couples can finally wed in New York. Hurrah! Of course, summertime is wedding season for couples of all sorts. And so, in honor of -- dare we say it? -- plain ol' universal love, we are celebrating Wedding Wee ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Religious People are Excited for Same-Sex Sunday Weddings, Too

    ​With self proclaimed religious values groups like the National Organization for Marriage and Westboro Baptist Church protesting this Sunday, as well as Focus on the Family going before the Senate to hail the Defense of Marriage Act yesterday, it may seem like religious people are universally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    James Briscione, Author of Just Married and Cooking, on Newlywed Cooking

    Just Married and CookingJames Briscione, looking very dapper on his wedding day​It's summertime, which means wedding season! A time to either rejoice at your friends' happiness, or at least make a beeline for the open bar that is supposed to compensate for the expensive present you had to buy ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Phil Trzynka, Trinity LES Lutheran Pastor, Will Perform Free LGBT Weddings For a Year

    via EV Grieve​While the pop-up chapel in Central Park will only be around for a limited time, the Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish will be offering free weddings for LGBT couples for the entire year. After EV Grieve pointed out the just-posted sign advertising the deal this morning, we ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    NYC Pop-Up Chapel Will Celebrate Marriage Equality With Free Central Park Weddings

    ​On Friday night, groups of New Yorkers stayed glued to their cellphones even in social situations -- and more than usual -- awaiting the final word on the marriage equality vote in Albany. When the good news finally arrived, more drinking commenced and for one crew of friends, the late-night ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Naked Cowboy Robert Burck Will Marry Gay Couples in Times Square for Free on July 3

    ​Ever-ready for publicity, the Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, has thrown his support behind the movement for marriage equality in New York and declared July 3rd "Gay Marriage Day." To celebrate the holiday, Burck, who happens to be an ordained minister, will be performing free same-sex wedding ce ... More >>

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    April 30, 2011

    Did Men and Women Really Watch the Royal Wedding For Different Reasons?

    ​Contrary to popular belief, both women and men were into the (magical!) royal wedding. According to a study that looked at social media activity among 100 million people, women made up 57% of those planning events to watch the wedding on TV, not the 99% you chauvinist pigs probably assumed it wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    'The Running of the Brides' Is a Real Thing

    via NYDN​Over 200 women flooded the Filene's Basement on the Upper West Side yesterday for an event, which is apparently annual, called "The Running of the Brides." It's basically just a wedding dress sale, but more awful. The Daily News found a crazy person/bride-to-be named Nikki Saucier and ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Woman Needs a Million People to Join Her Facebook Group So Her Wretched Fiancé Will Marry Her

    ​Imagine if you got engaged. Imagine if you waited a loooooong time, like maybe even 10 years, for your wedding. Imagine if, after those 10 years, your would-be lazy-ass husband tells you that the only way he'll actually marry you is if you create a Facebook Group and get a million people to j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Google Will Own Your Wedding Now, Too

    ​Weddings are a huge ($40 billion!) industry, so it makes sense that Google (also a huge industry) would want a hand in them. Enter Google for Weddings, Google's new all-weddings-all-the-time one-stop Internet shop where users can create their own wedding websites, plan their weddings, create ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    People Getting Married Are Taking Over Funeral Homes, Now, Too

    ​It's not that we're bitter, it's just that, do engaged people have to appropriate everything for their marital purposes? It seems they're always out trying to get a better deal, trying to save a little cash while also having the truly original, special (and cheap!) weddings they've dreamed of ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Woman Marries Self

    ​Someone's been watching a tad too much Sex and the City. A 30-year-old Taipei office worker named Chen Wei-yih has tired of all the social pressure to get married and the lack of anyone decent to get married to, so she's going it solo, with a wedding planner and photos and a white dress and e ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    McDonald's Hong Kong Will Offer Weddings, Further Evidence of Apocalypse

    McDonald's Hong KongLaughter, tears, acid reflux.​If drive-through chapels in Vegas and this guy are too classy for you, then consider buying a plane ticket to Hong Kong. Starting Jan. 1, the city will be the world's very first to offer McDonald's wedding packages to the amorous and nutritiona ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Wedding Ideas Are Becoming Progressively More Terrible

    ​In the ever-competitive and super-demanding world of planning one's wedding, the ante just keeps getting upped. Except somewhere along the way, things got kinda confused. Instead of elegant, lovely affairs with sumptuous food and fine wines, we've got the shark-tank wedding, the tar-ball beac ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Today in Depressing Trends: People Getting Married in T.J. Maxx, Home Depot

    ​Has society finally fallen into decadence, like the late Roman Empire? If this new "trend" is to be believed, then yes, indeed it has. Instead of the traditional church/City Hall route, people are now getting married in our new temples: retail stores and shitty chain restaurants.

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    October 20, 2009

    Trent Reznor Marries Celebrity Nude

    ​NIN doomboy Trent Reznor has had an epic year. Having allegedly retired from the game in August, he got married this Saturday to Mariqueen Maandig -- or, as she is now known on Facebook, Mariqueen Maandig Reznor -- former singer for West Indian Girl and Playboy model (photos here). The nup ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Thoughts on the MomoFuckYou Wedding Cake

    Momofuku​The good folks at the Feed have penned a rejoinder to the news that, yes, Momofuku will make your wedding cake, but no, they won't do frosting or fondant, and no, they sure as hell won't cover the sides. The Feed notes that this particular offering is of a piece with other features of ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009
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    May 28, 2009

    Clip Job: Manville Mans Up?

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 10, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 51Footnote to Saloon SocietyROME...I have always enjoyed going to weddings in the past, chiefly I must admit because of the pleasure it gave me to realize they were not my own. Certainly it nearly always seemed to ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Same-Sex Couple to Trade Vows on Top of Empire State Building

    In September we told you about's Valentine's Day competition, for which the Conde Nast magazine would pick 14 couples whose stories compelled them and arrange for them to be married or commitment-ceremonied at the top of the Empire State Building. This year's winners have been announced. ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Mile High Club: Get Married (or Committed/Affirmed) Free at ESB!

    As lifestyle news articles tell us, in times of uncertainty people tend to get hitched. Of course, in the coming Depression, a lot of us won't be able to afford lavish nuptials. So if you plan to cleave unto, why not try and get Conde Nast's to host your ceremony -- on top of the Empire S ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2008

    Trapped in Wedding Hell

    A soiree that exists only to give you the business on your wedding day

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    November 20, 2007
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    August 24, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    Sale: Morgan Le Fay

    As a teenager, I used to pass by the Morgan Le Fay store once a week, and would press my zitty face up to the window to gaze at the dreamy, voluminous dresses. Then, when my sister got married, I went to a sample sale there and bought one of those beautiful dresses. On Monday, the sample sale comes ... More >>

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    March 6, 2007

    Kiss of Life

    In Lucas's Prelude, an old fairy tale still works its magic

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    November 28, 2006
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    April 25, 2006

    Want to Meet Star Jones's Wedding Planner?

    Wedding salon 2006: Our afternoon as a billionaire bride

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    June 7, 2005
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    December 9, 2003

    Standing on Ceremony

    A Rites Issue: Straight Couples Who Refuse to Marry Because Gays Can't

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    December 2, 2003
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    May 27, 2003

    I'm With the Band

    A Short Cultural History of Wedding Rings

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    January 30, 2001
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