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Five Helpful Hints for Degenderizing a Wedding Ceremony

As LGBT couples wed, many find that some wedding traditions are rooted in gender norms that don't apply to their union. Thankfully, there are some creative ways LGBT couples can degenderize their wedding and reception.

Category: Wedding Planning Society

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Important Considerations for Queer Persons Regarding Death Preparation

No matter the age, married LGBTQ+ couples should do all of their estate planning as soon as possible. By taking care of all of the intricate details now, you're saving heartache and headaches down the road.

Category: Funeral

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Ideas To Inspire Your Engagement Party Invitations

If you just got engaged, congratulations! Designing engagement party invitations is good practice for designing the actual wedding invitation. Here's how to pick a winning design that reflects your personality.

Category: Engagement

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Wedding Favors That Are Perfect for Autumn

Are you so obsessed with autumn that you're getting married during it? Share your love of all things fall with your wedding guests with these creative and cool wedding favor ideas that exemplify the fall season.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Last Name Considerations for LGBTQ+ Couples

For LGBTQ+ couples who are about to be married, the question of what to do about last names can be a tough one. There are a number of options - but some come with additional legal hurdles. Here's what you need to know.

Category: Marriage

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How To Plan a Fitting Memorial for the Departed

The one-year anniversary after the death of a loved one is always a difficult date to handle emotionally. As you grieve, think about ways to pay tribute to your departed loved one with a beutiful memorial.

Category: Funeral Loss

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Ideas for Supporting and Affirming Your Queer Child’s Identity and Orientation

Many parents are unsure how to support their child when they come out as LGBT to them. But there are simple things you can do to make sure that your child feels safe in their own house and their own skin.

Category: Society

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Beauty Items That All Brides Should Grab Before the Big Day

For many brides, their wedding is them at their most beautiful, using expensive hair and make-up. But just as important to looking good is proper self care in the days leading up to tying your nuptials.

Category: Wedding Materials

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Odd Origins of Some Common Wedding Traditions

From wearing something blue to freezing the cake, weddings have some pretty memorable and unique traditions. But where do they all come from? The origins of your favorite wedding traditions might surprise you.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Got Leftover Wedding Flowers? Here’s How You Can Repurpose Them

Your wedding's over, you had a great time, and now you've got a whole lot of flowers that you don't really have any idea what to do with. Luckily, you don't have to let your gorgeous (and pricy) flowers go to waste!

Category: Wedding Materials

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