Successful Wedding Exercise Tips When You Hate Exercise

Getting in shape and staying healthy might be top priorities for many people but there are plenty more who hate the idea of exercising. If you would rather kick back and relax than hit the gym, you may be at an interesti ...

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A Crash Course on Wedding Gift-Giving Etiquette

Many wedding etiquette guides specify how newlyweds should approach receiving their wedding presents, but what about guests who wish to bestow gifts upon the happy couple? If you’re stuck on what to give and you ne ...

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Celebrating Life: Unique Ways of Memorializing a Loved One

In the West, a funeral is usually where you’d pay your last respects to a deceased person. Yet both older and newer alternative traditions exist that still let family give an honorable, memorable goodbye to a loved ...

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Honor Attendants 101: A Quick Guide

Many matrimonial traditions all over the globe include special roles usually filled by siblings or friends of those getting married. They may occupy an honorary spot in wedding processions and even aid their comrades or ...

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“Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”

It’s a phrase you never want to hear a response to when you’re standing at the aisle, ready to speak your vows and marry the person you love. Yet, Hollywood movies and television shows often rely on it as a d ...

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Essential Tips for Your Potluck Wedding Reception

Along with brunch-style meals, food truck catering and shindigs featuring “heavy appetizers,” potluck weddings are also gaining popularity among the newly engaged. If your goals include saving money, planning ...

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The 411 on Wedding Toasts: Who, When, How and Why

Toasts are considered a fundamental part of a wedding reception, but it’s easy to get the jitters if you’re new to the practice. If you’re a close family member or part of the wedding party, however, yo ...

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Contrary to Popular Belief, Millennials Are Not Killing Weddings

Check the news from the last few years, and you’ll see headlines bemoaning a wide range of millennial spending habits and lifestyle choices. As a demographic cohort, adults born between the late 1970s and the mid-1 ...

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Blue Planet: How Other Cultures Handle Loss

Losing someone close to you can be paralyzing. Death is hard to accept, no matter how old you might be or how used to loss you might think you are. While it can be hard to move forward, there is comfort in knowing you ar ...

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The Backstory Behind “Here Comes the Bride”

If you've attended a few weddings, you might have heard the familiar “Bridal Chorus,” otherwise known as “Here Comes the Bride” or the “Bridal March,” played during the processional. Y ...

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