“A Modest Affair in Which I Will Entertain 100 or So People”Two future Slate grooms debate the importance of wedding planning.
The Wedding Industry’s Pricey Little SecretThat widely used “average wedding cost” figure is grossly misleading. Here’s a much more accurate number.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Are Fathers Necessary? EditionListen to Slate’s show about Lauren Sandler’s new book on being and having an only child, fathers (what are they good for?), and the case against wedding presents.
The Marriage EditionJenny Anderson joins Slate Money to discuss the economics of weddings, chores, and adultery.
Did You Spend Too Much on Your Wedding?If you’d invested in the stock market instead, here’s how rich you’d be.
The XX Factor
Good News, Atheists: You No Longer Need to Get Ordained Online to Officiate a Wedding in Indiana
Permission to LaunchIs it seemly or sexist to ask your future in-laws for their daughter’s hand in marriage?
What a Beautiful Wedding! We All Die Alone. Save the Date searches for meaning in meaningless weddings.
Sorry, Your Friends Can’t Come to Your Mormon WeddingTemple sealings are a sacred Mormon tradition. But they shouldn’t come at the cost of a civil ceremony with non-LDS friends.
After the WeddingFamily, loss, and facing homophobia: One year later with the first gay couple married on a military base.
The Guest List Is FullSeventeen years ago, we didn’t want to invite our parents’ friends to our wedding. Now I regret it.