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Yes, the wedding is all about the bride and groom, but guests should enjoy the day, too


 For the bride and groom, there’s no doubt that this day is designed by them and for them. However, the day should also include the comfort of their guests, especially since many have traveled long distances and wrangled busy schedules to get there.
 Here are a few things that guests do complain about at weddings they’ve attended:
• A long...

Your wedding dessert might feature any of these ‘sweet tooth’ options

 Your wedding dessert doesn’t have to be cake.
 Today’s couples have so many choices that go beyond the traditional wedding cake — wherever your sweet tooth takes you. Here are some surprisingly fun dessert options that move you beyond the traditional.

Mini pies
 If the bride’s grandma was well known for her tender, flaky apple pies, why not serve them “mini-s...

Here’s how to look your best at your wedding, whether you’re an older first-time bride or getting remarried


 If you have found love in your middle or later years, congratulations! Maybe you’re marrying for the first time or perhaps you are getting remarried after being widowed or divorced.
 Whatever your age or situation, a wedding is cause for celebration and you’ll want to look your very best on that special day. Many of you...

 Are you really going to use that panini press you registered for, or that bread machine you thought you had to have when you signed up for your bridal registry?
 After you’ve been married for a few years, you’ll know exactly what gifts have been the workhorses in your kitchen, and which items you should’ve left on the shelf.
 It’s very important to give extra thought to the items you put on your registry, because this is the...

 The bride and groom have been pronounced husband and wife, the ceremony is over and now

everyone is hungry and thirsty. 
 It’s time to talk about the reception. The reception part of the wedding typically features music, dancing, food and laughing, and your guests want to have a fun time. If you want to throw a reception that everyone will remember, you can, but you don’t have to go all out and break the budget. 
 Here are a f...

Couples can choose their own style rather than many first-time wedding traditions

Amanda Fausey-Fegan and Daren Shanholtzer knew exactly what they were getting into when they decided to get married Jan. 2, 2016. 
 It was a second wedding for both of them – Amanda, 45, was a widow with three sons and Daren, 43, was divorced, with a grown daughter. After saying their vows at the Fenton Village Players Playhouse, they hosted a rec...

January 12, 2017

Weddings can be as unique and varied as the couples tying the knot. Quite often couples like to include certain twists on the ceremony and celebration to personalize their big days. But just as there are surprises at weddings, there also are many traditions that will be adhered to during ceremonies.

Couples who opt for religious wedding ceremonies often adhere to certain rules and traditions fostered by their faiths. Guests who...

January 12, 2017

Wedding day tokens of good luck come in many forms, but "the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (a sixpence in your shoe)" adage remains one of the most popular luck-enhancing wedding traditions. According to the bridal resource The Knot, this tradition stems from an Olde English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new is for optimism for the future; something borrowed stands for...

January 12, 2017

Couples' wedding days are special moments, ones they hope pave the way to a life filled with happiness and good fortune. That's why the bride and groom surround themselves with close friends and family who want to celebrate and support their new life joined together.

Perhaps due to superstition or tradition, many couples employ some wedding day strategies to increase their good luck. The following are some of the symbols that c...

January 12, 2017

Making the wedding of your dreams a reality may require some creativity. It can be challenging to organize all of the creative ideas swimming around in your head, but inspiration boards may be able to help.

Inspiration boards, sometimes referred to as idea boards, are commonly used by interior designers, artists, writers, and even wedding planners. Such boards can serve a great purpose when starting a new project, especially if...

January 12, 2017

Couples planning their weddings realize pretty quickly just how expensive weddings can be. Depending on where couples tie the knot, the costs can stretch into the tens of thousands of dollars, leaving many young men and women to scramble to find ways to trim costs without trimming quality.

Many couples look for ways to cut wedding costs, and couples facing that very dilemma should know that there are several ways to save money...

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