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I’m a wedding veteran. I’ve been to dozens of them, including my own first one. My friend Liz’s wedding stands out, though. (OK, mine stood out too, but for different reasons.) Liz didn’t want to deal with a lot of the wedding planning, so she just hired a DJ and never checked in with him about anything but what time he should start playing and what time he should stop. You know... (more)
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The groom’s cake is one of those southern traditions that, like zydeco bands and sweet tea, should be adopted by everyone, everywhere, immediately. Most people are only familiar with groom’s cakes – if they’ve heard of them at all – from the movie Steel Magnolias, in which the groom’s cake is a red velvet cake in the shape of an armadillo. Please don’t let that put you off.... (more)
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I’ve invited people to plenty of parties. I’ve never had it make me want to curl up in a little ball and rock back and forth before. But that’s wedding planning for you. Sometimes everyone’s good intentions collide. I’m not claiming that putting together the guest list will ever be easy. I’m just saying you can minimize your time in the fetal position. Set your budget. Do... (more)
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Colette was from Virginia, and Jasper grew up in Oklahoma*. They met at college in Texas, went to grad school in Washington, and then finally moved to Boston. When it came time to get married, they were stumped. It seemed there was no way to avoid making several groups of loved ones travel thousands of miles to celebrate with them, and they knew they had a lot of friends who might not be able... (more)
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I was kind of shocked when I finally figured out how many personal bride blogs there are. Not that we aren’t savvy gals who are full of opinions. It’s just that I couldn’t believe so many of us wanted one more thing to do. But it isn’t a bad idea at that. The bride blogs are a cool way to vent frustrations and ask for advice. It’s also a way to help out your sisters in white.... (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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So among all the other stress gnats that are buzzing around your head right now, the First Dance one is one of the most insidious. That’s because it’s got a loooong orbit. It can be out of your range of vision for weeks at a time while you worry about finding a dress that fits your budget and cake toppers that have paddles, not oars, and oh, my god, you don’t have to get shots for... (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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How to go green while you're wearing white. The Everything Green Wedding Book by Wenona Napolitano Rating: 4 out of 5 veils Summary: Helpful information on eco-friendly weddings and living an eco-friendly life, as well as general wedding planning information. As a bonus, the book has a useful timeline and checklist. The recipes, craft ideas, and environmental information will keep... (more)
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You’ve done a lot of thinking about what should happen at your wedding. Now it’s time to think about what might happen at your wedding. I firmly believe that we live in a benevolent universe, but I’ve also noticed that Murphy’s Law has been practically despotic at my girlfriends’ weddings. Never fear! You are about to turn yourself into Batbride: able to handle anything that comes... (more)
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