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The 6 Biggest Etiquette Mistakes Brides Make

by Carolyn Hsu 

Wedding etiquette is a pretty tricky subject, and sometimes brides might not even realize they’ve broken “the rules” until someone gets upset at them. We know that the last thing you want to stress about is a sticky etiquette situation — so to help you navigate the ins and outs of wedding etiquette, we asked Lizzie Post, co-author of Emily Post’s “Wedding Etiquette,” Sixth Edition, to explain the six biggest bridal blunders and how to avoid making them.

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Stay Local! The 10 Best U.S. Honeymoon Resorts

1. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

As part of the 2014 Brides Best Honeymoon awards, we’re counting down the best places for newlyweds to stay in the Mainland U.S. From luxe resorts in the Napa Valley to hotel oases in the Sedona Desert, you’re guaranteed a memorable stay no matter which resort you choose.

From villas on stilts to suites with wildflower-carpeted roofs, every room feels as much a part of the landscape as the redwoods that surround it do. No wonder Anne Hathaway got hitched here.

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10 Perfect Proposal Reactions

Lanette and Cain

The proposal-filled site How He Asked has shared its top 10 most emotional proposal photos with us, so have your tissues handy. We’re suckers for a good proposal story, and these ones are truly tear-worthy. Check them out now, and watch your heart grow (at least) three sizes!

When a local photographer ran a workshop and needed a couple to model for it, Lanette volunteered herself and her boyfriend. Little did she know that her boyfriend, Cain, had something else brewing with the photographers, too.

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The 5 Stages of Every Marriage

Learn the phases every relationship takes and how to get through them.

Dr. Rita DeMaria for

All marital unions are not created equal; but they all go through some predictable stages. The timing may differ, and the way a couple manages the phase they’re in varies widely, but most of the stages happen, to most of us. Understanding the stages gives you the tools you need to move through with your loving union intact. Here ‘s what you need to know.

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Experts: 2 Ways to Divorce Proof Your Marriage

By Rochelle Bilow for

According to a survey of mental health professionals conducted by, the No. 1 way to divorce-proof your marriage is to improve communication followed by making your spouse a priority — even over kids.

Not surprisingly, “communication problems” is cited as the most common factor (65 percent) that leads to divorce, followed by couples’ inability to resolve conflict (43 percent). The top communication complaints when considering divorce: 70 percent of men blame nagging/complaining, followed by their spouse not expressing sufficient appreciation (60 percent). 83 percent of women cite a lack of validation for their feelings and opinions, followed by their spouse not listening or talking about himself too much (56 percent).

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