Your Top 6 Name-Changing Questions, Answered!

miss to mrs
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You finally swapped rings made a show of shoving cake into your partner's face, but there's still one final task on your newlywed to-do list: Change your name. Since there's a good chance you're stumped on where to start, I spoke with HitchSwitch co-founders, Josh Gelb and Jake Wolff,... read more

5 Things ‘Harry Potter’ Taught Us About Relationships

Harry Potter Birthday
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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! (Or, as Hagrid would say, "'Appy Birthday, 'Arry!") I don't care how old you are or how cool you deem yourself -- you've either read a book from the Harry Potter series and shed a tear or two, or you have the entire set lovingly placed on your adult bookshelf, a few... read more

Buzz From The Boards: What’s On Your Travel Bucket List?

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If you could travel anywhere in the world right this second, where would you go? I've been keeping a travel bucket list ever since I studied abroad my sophomore year of college and let's just say that my list is overly ambitious -- Mykonos, Prague, and Marseille are my top dream vacay spots.  Here's... read more

Debates Over Details: Losing It Over Ties, Furniture and Focal Points

Ties and Furniture
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When you get a wedding invite, what’s the first thought that passes through your mind? What am I going to wear?! You know it. And then, of course, you find yourself rushing to find that perfect outfit (dress, shoes, purse, jewelry), um, months later and just days before the event. Plenty of time. You only... read more

Scarlett Johansson Has One Sleek Summer Home

Scarlett Johansson is one busy bride-to-be. Not only is the Lucy actress (reportedly) getting married to fiance Romain Dauriac this summer, she’s also expecting her first child too. So where better to nest than her gorgeous new home in the Hamptons?

Scarlett just bought this $2.2 million Amagansett, New York, home that pairs sleek decor with the North Fork’s rustic charm.

Take a look:

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Backyard

Grass this green and lush is definitely a perk for city girls like Scarlett.

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5 Ways Going to a Summer Wedding Makes You Feel Like a Slacker

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Leave it to a summer wedding to remind you of how much you love your spouse. Well, that and warm-weather weddings always serve as a good reminder of all of the ways in which you're seriously slacking in your everyday life. If you're on a guest list this month, then we seriously suggest getting your... read more

5 Reasons We Know Josh Murray Was Right for ‘The Bachelorette’ Star Andi Dorfman

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Andi Dorfman via Instagram
Say what you want about The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman, but she got what she came for: her fiance Josh Murray. And even if you think The Bachelorette and everything that goes with it is a total cheese-fest, you watched it last night for the same reason we did. Josh was Andi's guy from... read more

7 Celebrity Maiden Names That Will Surprise You

Think you’ve got your useless celebrity knowledge down pat? Then think again. Just when you finally got around to memorizing the names of the Jonas Brothers, I decided to throw this pop culture curve ball your way. Betcha you can’t guess the real maiden names of these seven celebrity wives. (And if you can, then I suggest slowwwly walking away from your People magazine.)

Psst…still haven’t changed your name? Start here and go from Miss to Mrs. in minutes!

Natalie Portman
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Natalie Portman

Before she married dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2012, the actress went by her stage name, Portman. But what name is actually on Natalie's birth certificate?:

A. Portsmith

B. Wood

C. Hershlag

D. Weiss

Still want to know more? We’re hosting a LIVE Twitter chat with Josh and Jake on Monday, August 4th from 2-3 p.m ET. Join in by following @TheKnot and using our #NameChange hashtag.

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Man Crush Monday: 5 Celebs We’d Rather See in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

If you’re anything like me, then last week’s reveal of the newest Fifty Shades of Grey trailer left you feeling…underwhelmed. I don’t know about you, but after investing two weeks reading the trilogy and spending months waiting for the preview; I was kind of hoping the movie would actually live up to all the hype. But as much as I appreciate Jamie Dornan (and more importantly, those abs), I can definitely think of a few choice celebs that would do a much-better job playing the role of Christian Grey. So, in honor of Man Crush Monday, I give you five pieces of eye candy to start your week off right:

Michael Fassbender
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Michael Fassbender

First up: Mr. Michael Fassbender. Not only is this Irish-German actor easy on the eyes, but he's got an impressive set of acting chops to boot. Oh, and there's that whole not-so-subtle nude scene in Shame...

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There’s Nothing More Glam Than Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow’s NYC Penthouse

If you’re a sucker for old-Hollywood glamour, art-deco accents and like to listen to Frank Sinatra while cooking (who doesn’t, really?), Frank’s actual apartment is perfect for you.

The singer’s Upper East Side penthouse (that Mia Farrow lived in while they were married) is on the market for $4.995 million — but can you really put a price on a penthouse with views of the East River that Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol and President John F. Kennedy used to party at?

Put on Frank’s rendition of “New York, New York” to set the mood and take a look here:

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Dining Room

We're all about the art-deco mirror in the corner.

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