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A rehearsal dinner isn't mandatory. But it is an excellent way to bring together some of the wedding party and thank everyone for helping out. It also can cement or initiate some social bonds that will make the marriage easier during its early days, which can be bumpy.
No specific practices are set in stone, but... Read all »
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No specific selection is likely to appeal to everyone. But keeping the music in the background before the ceremony can help no matter which pieces you choose.
Select according to the situation, also. Some people enjoy loud rock. A fine choice. But it doesn't fit in the moments before the wedding ceremony as the... Read all »
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Note, the word 'professional'. That doesn't mean your mother or sister or good friend, no matter how skilled they may be. Individuals - variously called Bridal Consultants or Wedding Planners, or other terms - do this for a living. Many get awards for doing it well. They know what needs to be done, whom to contact and... Read all »
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The reasons aren't hard to understand. If you plan to have your honeymoon someplace far away, it can be very convenient for the bride and groom to get married in that same area. It also lends an air of the unique, romantic or exotic. Getting married in Tuscany, for example, could easily fill all those roles.
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Bridal showers are usually planned and hosted by the maid of honor. Since she is involved only rarely in wedding planning, a little guidance is called for.
Most will want to select an overall theme for the party. It doesn't have to be as elaborate or all encompassing as a reception or wedding theme. But... Read all »
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The Attitude of Service Providers
There is an attitude that a wedding day is the happiest and most important day in you life and therefore cost is not an issue. It has also become obvious there are service providers who hike up their prices as soon as they find out you are planning a wedding. It is almost take for... Read all »
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Little girls are brought up on tales of princesses in big dresses marrying prince charming. Stories are part and parcel of all cultures. However, exactly when does a story go beyond its purpose? Why do little girls grow up wanting a wedding exactly the same as something that is really imaginary?... Read all »
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What You Should Do
One thing that many brides forget is that it is not just their big day. It is also your future husband’s big day and for that reason they should be actively involved. It is often easier to just tell them what to wear and what time they have to be at the venue. However, many grooms welcome the... Read all »
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Many married couples throw the above phrase around without thinking. But is it true that things do change once you are married? The answer is it depends upon your current situation.
Do You Currently Live Together?
Traditionally, you get married and then you move in together and start a family. These days however... Read all »
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Marriage is often seen as the ultimate commitment. To many people it is considered to be extremely important both religiously and personally. However, in this day and age there are more couples that are living together as unmarried couples. They do not plan to get married and they are happier this way. The question... Read all »
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Tip Number One: Keeping it Low Key
The most important tip by far is to never overdo wedding makeup. The goal should be a natural, enhanced look. Many brides go over the top with blusher and lipstick for example. The natural look is the best one to opt for when choosing your wedding day makeup. However, saying that... Read all »