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You've grown up with your mom or dad recording every birthday party, dance recital, and softball game with the family camcorder. Now you’re getting married. Why wouldn't you want a professional to document the most important day of your life? From the rush of preparations to the deep emotion of the ceremony to the excitement of the reception, a skilled videographer can capture it... (more)
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A destination wedding is a unique adventure for all your guests involving travel, multiple events over two to four days, and a celebration designed to reflect the unique personalities, style, and taste of you and your groom. Growing numbers of couples are discovering the allure of destination weddings. Over the past five years wedding locations have grown more and more exotic, and today... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I just found out that the "terrific" guy I've been dating is already engaged! Do I tell his fiancée? If I do, I'll feel bad for ruining her engagement, but if I don't I'll be letting some innocent woman marry a creep. Help! The Accidental Other Woman Dear Accidental, One thing I’ve learned as a professional busybody is that you never really know what effect... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Chicago wedding pianist Kathie Nicolet Many brides are overwhelmed by the 2,156 decisions they have to make in planning their wedding ceremonies and receptions. What to choose? Silver or gold table linens? Chicken or salmon? Pink roses or delphiniums? Please allow me to assist you in selecting your wedding musicians… As a professional Chicago pianist and... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Rick Creel of The Great Imponderables You’re planning your wedding reception. You have most of your vendors (caterer, cake, venue). Now your want to hire a band for your reception, but how much should you expect to pay? The answer: “The world may never know.” Having a band for your reception is the ideal form of entertainment. Let’s face it, live music is... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of "Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar" Many couples have become engaged during the holiday season, and others will continue to get engaged even through February. The main thing that will be forefront in their minds is the wedding day. Engaged women will think about all the bridal shows they can attend with... (more)
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Your destination wedding might be in the southern reaches of Latin America, an exhilarating metropolitan setting like Paris, or as near as the backyard where you grew up. Finding an experienced destination photographer who suits your unique needs can be the key to capturing it all. Each couple chooses their destination for reasons that are special to them. A knowledgeable destination... (more)
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Special to OneWed By Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films Depth of focus: The range of image distances corresponding to the range of object distances. This term is well understood by most filmmakers and videographers - it’s an important part in what we do. Without depth of focus, it would be impossible to place objects or people where you want them in the frame. It would be impossible to... (more)
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Are you afraid to ask the caterer what a charger is and whether you actually need it on the table? Is your mother-in-law already asking you about your childbirth plans? Are you wondering if it’s proper to seat your mother’s second husband next to your father’s third wife? Is the best man’s plan for a bachelor party totally offensive? Etiquette and manners are important because they... (more)
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Name change is a very big decision for brides. It’s important to take some time to consider how you and your fiancé feel about name change as well as what form of name change you both want. Will you change your name to his, hyphenate, or use your maiden name as your middle name? With so many choices and strong opinions, it has become increasingly important for couples to compromise on your... (more)
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