2013 Fall WEDDING

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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...

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Planning the rehearsal dinner

One of the final responsibilities a couple has before they tie the knot is planning their rehearsal dinner. Typically the night before the wedding, the rehearsal dinner is an opportunity for the families of the bride- and groom-to-be and the members of the bridal party to get to know one another ...

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Tips when choosing a honeymoon destination

As couples cope with the stress and struggles of planning a wedding, many begin to see their honeymoons as a time when they can finally unwind and relax without having to worry about seating arrangements, vendor negotiations or the host of other responsibilities that come with planning a wedding....

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Transportation for out-of-town guests

Couples have a lot of factors competing for attention when planning their weddings. From finding a reception venue to choosing the menu to pinpointing the perfect honeymoon destination, couples must make many decisions on their way to becoming husband and wife. One decision that's easily o...

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Tips for making seating arrangements

One of the biggest decisions couples make regarding their wedding receptions concerns where to seat their guests. Many a bride and groom has felt the crunch of compiling responses and then coming up with an acceptable seating arrangement for the reception. Seating guests is not a task excl...