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Special to OneWed from Platinum Guild International The experts at PGI (Platinum Guild International) were kind enough to share these six tips for purchasing your wedding bands. 1. Start Shopping six months before the wedding Most wedding bands need to be special ordered, and you may want to have them personalized and engraved with a special message or your wedding date (a popular... (more)
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Hi there, Following my column a few weeks ago about dress codes for wedding guests, I got this very short email: Can a guest wear white to a wedding? First, let me just say how much I love the succinct nature of this question. I’d love to be just as short, but then, you know, I wouldn’t really have a job. I’m from the South and I thought it was a universally known rule that... (more)
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In this week’s column, the wedding maven deals with confusion over wedding dress codes. Dear Wedding Maven, I recently got a wedding invitation from a friend who is getting married at his parents’ house. The invitation said a cocktail reception would follow the ceremony. So, I assumed I’d be wearing a cocktail dress. Then, slipped inside the envelope was another note saying... (more)
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No matter how nontraditional you may be going, you’re probably thinking about wedding rings. And if you’re like me, you’re also probably wondering what you’re supposed to care about and why. Here’s a quick rundown of your choices. Gold This is a simple, classic choice, and it allows you to just know you’ve done well and forget about it. It also allows you some fun in choosing... (more)
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Every girl wants a pearl necklace on her wedding day. I’ll wait until you’re done giggling before I go on. But go on – picture a bride in your head. Or really a Bride, like the archetype of a bride, and if you look carefully, she probably has pearls on. Most people assume that’s because pearls are kind of sweet and demure, like a bride is supposed to be, or because pearls just go... (more)
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My sister had a tight-knit group of seven friends in college. They were all great, fun, smart women. But when the first one got married, she kind of lost her mind. I think what happened was that she picked wedding colors early on without thinking about how they would affect the bridesmaids’ dresses. That’s what I want to believe, anyway. It explains why my sister had to put on colors... (more)
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Once you know the basic silhouette you want for your dress, it’s time to pick the neckline you want for that perfect extra dose of bridal oomph. Here’s a quick-and-dirty rundown. Asymmetric This is a neckline with a single strap across the front. It’s a great style if you want to accentuate your shoulders and collarbone. Bateau This neckline follows the curve of your collarbone... (more)
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I’ll admit it: Even though there are, at last count, 4,386 reality shows that share the premise that fashion is the most important thing in the whole universe, I hadn’t really been paying careful attention. So when it came to starting the dress shopping process, I had some catching up to do. My saleswoman started throwing terms at me that in my mind could maybe have been for bridal... (more)
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Welcome to the number-one stressor of the average bride. That doesn’t mean it has to be that way for you, though. You are a strong and fabulous woman and you can do this. You’ve found amazing gowns before. This one just has a little more cultural baggage hidden in the seams. Stay positive: The Magic Dress is out there, and it wants you to find it. Set a budget. If you haven’t set a... (more)
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