2013 Fall WEDDING

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SPEFBR13 Music selections for special dances

Wedding tradtionalists know there will be a number of required dances at the reception to keep them on their toes. From spotlight dances to special requests, the night is sure to be filled with memorable moments on the dance floor. While it may be tempting to leave musical selections entir...

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History behind the bridal veil

Wedding day attire has changed in many ways, but one component of getting dressed up for a wedding that has withstood the test of time is the wearing of a wedding veil. Though many brides know it is tradition to wear a bridal veil, many do not understand why. Here is a look at the history ...

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Music selections: Mother-son dance

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are rife with tradition, and many of those traditions are celebrations of the two families joining together. One of the more popular traditions is the mother-son dance during the reception when the mother of the groom gets to shine on the dance floor with ...

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The wedding gown silhouette

Few wardrobe decisions are scrutinized as much as a bride-to-be's choice of wedding gown. Finding the perfect gown that flatters the future bride's figure while stunning her guests and soon-to-be husband is a labor of love for many brides. The Bridal Association of America estimates a brid...

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Honeymoon packing pointers

Many couples think that preparing for a honeymoon means bringing with them as many things as they can possibly carry. While this may be a good way to fend off forgetfulness, it also could mean being bogged down with unwieldy bags that cost more money to ship. But couples who pack too little may e...

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Engagement ring shopping guide

Long before couples stand before an officiant and say "I do," many make another pledge to each other by getting engaged and agreeing to begin a new life together. In a 2011 survey by XO Group, Inc., formerly The Knot Inc., the average engagement ring costs Americans $5,200. Considering an ...

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Music selections: Father-daughter dances

Many brides anxiously await their opportunity to dance with dear old Dad at their wedding receptions. One of the more beloved wedding traditions, the father-daughter dance is an often touching moment for fathers, new brides and guests alike. Though fathers and their daughters can ch...

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Things to consider when choosing a hotel for your guests

Couples must make a host of decisions when they decide to tie the knot. For those couples having a more traditional wedding, the choice of accommodations for guests is one of the bigger decisions to make, especially if many of your guests will be coming from out of town. On the surface, fi...

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Creating welcome bags for your wedding guests

Welcome bags are a wedding tradition that allow couples to show their appreciation to their guests for being there on their big day. Welcome bags often await guests when they check into their hotels, providing them with an instant token of appreciation. Though welcome bags need not be comp...

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Decorating: Centerpiece options

Weddings may be characterized as a dozen little details coming together to form one big celebration. Key elements of the big day often must be planned well in advance, and timing is usually of the essence to ensure the day goes off without a hitch. Reception centerpieces are one of those s...