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The Interesting History of the Bridal Veil

Ever wonder why brides traditionally wear a bridal veil? The history of the bridal veil is quite interesting, dating back to the Roman Empire and originally worn by brides to disguise them and ward off evil spirits!

Category: Wedding Materials

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Should You Make the Garter Toss a Part of Your Wedding?

Some couples aren't sure if they want to include the garter toss in their wedding ceremony. To help you make your garter decision, here's some historical context on the popular tradition, as well as fun alternatives.

Category: Wedding Planning Ceremonies

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A Few Common Misconceptions About Funerals

When it comes to burying a loved one, there are definitely traditions in every culture. But that doesn't mean you have to follow them. Keep in mind that while death is complicated, the funeral doesn't have to be.

Category: Funeral

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Unusual Funeral Customs From Around the World

Nearly every culture on the planet holds funerals for the deceased, but some mourning customs might seem downright strange to those outside that civilization. Here are some unique traditions from across the globe.

Category: Funeral

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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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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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Engagement Ring Alternatives You Might Find Interesting

While engagement rings are a beautiful, symbolic gesture of love, they're not for everyone. Some couples may want to simply forego engagement rings altogether. If that describes you, here are some great alternatives.

Category: Engagement

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Blessing of the Animals: Lasting Legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi

October 4th is the feast day Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis is known for the blessing of the animals and his belief that animals should be our equals and that we are cosmically linked to all creatures.

Category: Ceremonies Church

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A Quick Guide to Your Wedding-Cake-Cutting Ceremony

Cutting the wedding cake is one of the longest enduring and most famous wedding traditions. Planning your dessert table isn't all a cakewalk, though. Take a look at this helpful guide for all things wedding cake.

Category: Wedding Materials

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