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Special to OneWed from Dr. Jackie Black (adapted from her essay) Common Rituals and Celebrations Rituals and celebrations are one way to intentionally create meaningful connections with special and important events and people. Many people already celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays. including rituals we may not even recognize as such. Here are some common rituals and... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I have read every wedding advice column and nothing came close to addressing my issue! I was my best friend’s Maid of Honor. She really didn't ask much of me since she did most of the stuff with her very involved fiancé. When she did ask me to do something or be somewhere all else was put aside. It was her day and I wanted to make it spectacular. After her... (more)
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Special to OneWed from Bally Total Fitness expert David Van Daff Your wedding is a great excuse to get in shape and start thinking about how you and your fiance can create a healthy lifestyle for yourselves, and your future family. But let's face it, the wedding day is approaching and right now, your main concern is how to look great in that dress! If you're looking for a great plan... (more)
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Special to OneWed from The Plunge It’s the truth. Not all guys like strippers. Odds are also good that for whatever reason, in his heart of hearts, the groom doesn't even want to go there, not for his bachelor party, not with wedding just weeks away. Also, frankly, it’s kind of played out, kind of a cliché. You can do better. You can get more creative. In addition to the ho-hum... (more)
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Special to OneWed by WedSafe Wedding Insurance Despite the economic turnaround that is apparently underway, there are still a number of risks that couples face when placing significant sums of money in the hands of wedding vendors well in advance of their wedding date. We've seen a number of issues arise with all types of wedding vendors who have accepted deposits or full payment, but who... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé and I just recently got engaged and although we do not have a date set, I have already started thinking about the guest list so that I have one on hand if anything comes up. My parents are divorced, my mother re-married, so it goes without saying that I have a large family. My dad's family all lives out of town, and the majority of my fiancé's family lives... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding planning advice from a panel of wedding professionals. Dear Experts, Do wedding vendors who own their own businesses expect a tip? In my mind, if you’re a planner or florist, and you own your business, you set the price that you think is fair for your work, so it’s different than tipping a waiter who works for someone else and whose salary... (more)
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Special to OneWed from The Plunge Yes, here at The Plunge we write for grooms, but this one issue crosses gender lines. Grooms, brides—everyone should focus on the music. It’s a critical variable. It’s more important than the invitations, cake, and even those precious platters of chocolate mousse puffs. There’s a reason why U2 can throw a 15,000–person concert in a converted... (more)
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Special to OneWed by Stephanie Schranz of Waddell & Reed It seems like there is so much focus on planning the perfect wedding. The bride and groom want everything to be perfect and usually there is a budget that must be followed. While couples realize the importance of a budget for a wedding and try to remain on the same page regarding what is important for them to have at the wedding,... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I need some advice. My sister is my matron of honor, and she is a very difficult person to get along with in general. Her daughter is the flower girl (2 years old). My sister got very upset that I am not allowing her other child (who will be 5 months old) at our wedding. My fiancé and I do not want any children other than the two flower girls at our wedding. Her... (more)
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