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If you want to stay calm, cool, and delectable on your wedding day, OneWed’s new and revised Guide for the Savvy Bride is for you! From setting up your Wedding Pre-Party to packing for your honeymoon, the Guide for the Savvy Bride helps you step by step, all with a sense of humor! Download your free copy today! (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, A few months ago I agreed to be a bridesmaid for a friend of mine from college. I like her, but I don’t think of her as one of my best friends. I think she asked me because she hasn’t made a lot of new friends since college. I recently got engaged myself, and she’s been making it clear that she’s expecting to be a bridesmaid for me as well. She also keeps... (more)
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If you're just diving in to wedding planning and feeling overwhelmed with expenses, Pure Ambiance Event Planning has some great basic tips on reducing your costs. Happy planning! Special Feature by Kisha Barner of Pure Ambiance Event Planning 1) Having a wedding in winter months is definitely cheaper than having it in peak seasons, such as fall or summer. Consider looking at different... (more)
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It seems like everywhere you turn there’s another article about how to have a wedding on a tight budget. My problem with these articles is that they either tell me things I already know (ice sculptures are an unnecessary expense, a big guest list will be more expensive than a small one, who knew?) or they make suggestions that unless you quit your job and take classes in baking, calligraphy,... (more)
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Special feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding You’re home from the honeymoon and busily settling into your new life. There is much to do, but you also have loose ends to tie up concerning your recent marriage. Most important among those tasks is properly thanking those who generously celebrated with you. Thank-you notes. There is no reason that it should take longer than... (more)
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It used to be easier. Your family belonged to a church or synagogue; you got married at that church or synagogue. The same man who baptized you or did your bat-mitzvah performed the ceremony. Today though, thankfully, it’s a little more complicated. Why thankfully? Because more and more couples have the freedom to explore and plan wedding ceremonies that match their beliefs and are... (more)
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Special Feature by Sittercity.com Venue? Check. Wedding cake? Check. A reliable, experienced babysitter? Oh, right. With the chaos of wedding planning and the speed with which everything seems to move once that date is set, it’s easy to rush overlook hiring a sitter to provide wedding day child care. Because wedding planning is hectic enough, here is a complete guide to help you hire a... (more)
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Special feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding Uh oh. The “Big Day” is almost here. You aren’t sleeping or maintaining focus at work. If you are irritable and grouchy with everyone, including your fiancé, it’s time to get back into control of yourself before you turn into that bride you said you’d never become. You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day in... (more)
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When my husband proposed to me almost the first words out of my mouth were “Can we elope?” Luckily, he said “no.” Even at the time, I was secretly glad. Now, seven years and two kids later, I’m incredibly grateful that we had a wedding. At times, planning it drove me crazy, but I’m glad we did it. The most common reasons for a “planned elopement” (as opposed to a couple... (more)
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It’s time to get tasty. Have you started thinking about who will cater your reception? As always, this should start with a talk with your groom. If he’s been assuming caviar and champagne while you’re craving barbecue and lemonade served in mason jars, it’s better to find that out now. Once you’ve got your vision set, search for caterers in your area here. The ratings from... (more)
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