Nine Reasons Autumn Weddings Are Totally Underrated

Originally posted by De Elizabeth on Sep 19, 2016 in "Engagement, It's Wedding Season" When it comes to planning a wedding, the very first thing you have to decide, literally before anything else, is the date. And before you pick the specific date on the calendar, you...

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Do You Really Need a Rehearsal?

(Reposted from Wednet) Your ceremony is the beginning of the most wonderful day of your life. It sets the tone for the entire day; it is the smile on his face, the lump in his throat, the look that takes his breath away as he sees you coming down the aisle. This is...

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How Much is Too Much? Keeping Your Wedding Affordable

This terrific article was written by Neal Frankle. Neal is a Certified Financial Planner in Los Angeles, and founder of the blog, Wealth Pilgrim.com. This post originated on Wealth Pilgrim. As the father of three daughters, when you ask, “How much should a wedding...

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Pagan Weddings – What’s up with that?

Modern Paganism is one of the world's fastest growing religious bodies. In its simplest definition, Paganism is a modernized recreation of the indigenous spiritual traditions of Europe — basically, it's a revival of ancient pre-Christian beliefs and practices....

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Cheap Wedding Decorations

(Reprinted with sincere thanks to Casey Slide. (Originally posted in MoneyCrashers. ) Whether it’s in a big, elegant church, or a rustic, old garden, or at a white, sandy beach, the backdrop and decorations of a wedding ceremony can really make a lasting impression....

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Writing Thank You Notes

When writing wedding thank you cards, it's easy to get stumped on what to say, particularly when you don't know the person well or when you just don't like the wedding gift.  Don't get tripped up on writing thank you cards. Planning the wedding - the hard part - is...

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Wedding Ceremony Components: What Goes Where, and Why

Anyone who’s ever been to a wedding knows that the ceremony consists of a number of elements that traditionally occur in a certain order, but when you’re planning your own wedding, it really helps to know what those elements are, where they belong in the ceremony, and...

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No, Grandpa, you CAN’T officiate our wedding!

Reprinted with kind permission of Judith Johnson: Author, Speaker, Life Coach and Interfaith Minister “If you think a professional is expensive, wait 'til you try an amateur.” - Paul "Red" Adair There is a popular trend these days to have a friend or family member go...

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The Secrets to a Successful Marriage?

Every Officiant hears this question occasionally: “What’s the secret to a successful marriage?”  Even after eight years of helping couples get married, I've yet to have a satisfactory answer to give. If we ever did find the answer, then we could probably retire to our...

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Summer Weddings – Beat the heat!

Nothing evokes a festive mood like triple-digit temps and man-eating mosquitoes! Your wedding planning may have you worrying about the elements, but there are lots of strategies for surviving warm weather weddings without feeling like you're stuck in the Sahara. What...

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All you need is love…right? Maybe not

Researchers in Australia may have figured out what it takes to keep a couple together...and it's a lot more than just being in love. A couple's age, previous relationships, even whether they smoke or not, all have an influence on whether or not their marriage will...

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Make Room for Doggy! Including Pets in your Wedding

It’s no surprise that many couples want to include their pets in their weddings. What's cuter than a dog in a tuxedo (even if that is considered animal cruelty by some 🙂 “A pet plays an important role in a couple’s life and for many pet parents, family festivities...

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Ceremony of the Rose (The First Gift)

Couples may choose to add a Rose Ceremony to honor their mothers, and thank them for raising the couple and bringing them to this joyous occasion. The Rose Ceremony can also be incorporated as a Remembrance.  Brides may place a rose on a chair for their mother (or the...

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La Biblia, las Arras, y el Lazo (a Hispanic Tradition)

The Bible, Coins, and Cord (La Biblia, las Arras, y el Lazo) are Hispanic traditions most often associated with Mexican weddings, although Spain, the Philippines and other Latin American countries use variations of these, as well. They are symbolic of the spiritual,...

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