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[CELEB] Can You Smell What the Rock Is Cooking at the Altar?

Committing to marriage is a big step, especially in the eyes of the law. While each state has specific requirements, your union has to be solemnized by someone officially authorized to do so.

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Wedding Traditions Around the Globe

There’s something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue; the tossing of the bouquet and garter; and the rice thrown as the newlyweds leave. Around the world, you can find other wedding traditions.

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How To Avoid Picking the Wrong Date for Your Wedding

One of the first decisions you'll make when planning a wedding is the wedding date. From national holidays to days of personal significance to what season you want to be wed during, there are many considerations.

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Tasks You Must Complete the Week of the Wedding

Your wedding week is likely to be one of the most hectic weeks of your life. But even amidst all the chaos, taking time to slow down, smell the roses, and double check your best laid plans is important.

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Tips for Selecting Your Best Man and Maid of Honor

Filling out your wedding party, including deciding on the maid of honor and best man, gives you the opportunity to involve your closest friends in your wedding nuptials. Here's how to make that big decision.

Category: Wedding Planning

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The Morning of the Wedding: An Overview

The morning of your wedding is likely to be one of the most hectic days of your life. Luckily, a little self care and advanced preparation can help ease the burden and make the morning go as smooth as possible.

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Focus on Your Wellness While Planning Your Wedding

Most people understand that planning a milestone event like a wedding can be a bit taxing to the mind, body, and spirit. Even small ceremonies have a way of working up the stress levels of couples all over the world.

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Common Wedding Etiquette Concerns and Solutions

It can be a thorny situation when a guest breaks proper wedding etiquette. Here's how to deal with all of the most common etiquette concerns, from broken RSVPs to gift issues to family-specific drama.

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Should You Ask Your Wedding Guests About COVID-19 Vaccination Status?

Planning a 2022 wedding? Confirming the vaccination status of everyone attending is paramount to ensure the safety of all. Here's how to navigate that potentially prickly subject with grace and understanding.

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What’s in a Word: Poetry Ideas for Your Marriage Ceremony

An increasingly popular trend in modern weddings is reciting poetry. From the vow exchange to the minister's speech, there's plenty of opportunity to hear beautiful and lyrical poetry about love and commitment.

Category: Wedding Planning

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