As if wedding planning weren't stressful enough, clashes with your fiancé can heighten the anxiety. You scoured the internet to find the perfect vendor for your flowers and he doesn't like any of their designs. Or maybe he's introducing elements into the wedding plan that just don't fit.
Trends and weddings usually don't go together. Why? No bride wants to look back at her wedding pictures five years later and regret that bubble-hemmed gown. But once trend-related mistakes are avoided, there's something to be said for embracing the spirit of the new-and having an affair that feels cutting edge.
Ms. Owens is hardly the only woman (or man, although wedding experts said it is usually the woman) searching the Internet to plan a nonexistent wedding. Weddingbee, a site that sponsors forums for users to discuss all wedding topics, reports that in 2012, 14,974 members identified themselves as not yet engaged.