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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

I Scream for Wedding Themes

Call me a geek, but I can really get behind themes. Perhaps it comes from many years of working with paraprofessional college employees, who despised their jobs just a little bit less when they could pretend they were on an episode of Survivor, were carrying out important covert missions as Top Secret Agents, or were […]

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As an uncoordinated and less-than-graceful woman, I will never understand the phenomenon of women wanting to wear high heels.  I don’t think I even own a pair.  I am perfectly content to have a wardrobe that consists of Chuck Taylors, Chaco sandals, and simple ballet flats.  (Ok, I won’t lie…I have flip flops for those really […]

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What To Look For In A Wedding Band

Ultimately, most brides decide between a DJ and a wedding band based on their budgets.  Bands are universally more expensive due to the sheer number of people involved in the performance.  I love both types of entertainment at receptions because they each bring something special to the table. My first encounter with a wedding band […]

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As a larger-than-life woman myself, the whole wedding world of size 8 or 10 dresses just doesn’t cut it. Every wedding I’ve been in (31 and counting!), comes with an incredible set of challenges to find something that fits and flatters.  Many brides dream of a matching set of coiffed and lovely ladies, looking delightful […]

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Navigating the Bridal Show

If I have been too quiet over the last week, blame my failure on my efforts to dedicate some time towards making real progress in actually identifying some vendors for my wedding. Last week, I was tipped off by our reception coordinator at the Brew Works that she would be at a bridal show at […]

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Location, location, location

I’m a writer. I like to sit at home with a cup of coffee, put pen to paper, and discourse over whatever has been floating around the old noodle for the last 24 hours. You could say I don’t mind attention – but only when I can receive it from the comfort and safety of […]

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Wedding Guest No-Shows

I committed the penultimate social blunder of generally accepted wedding guest etiquette this past weekend. Yes, I was a no-show (which I believe still puts me one guilty step ahead of those who attended but wore white). In my defense, I simply wasn’t feeling good. Death isn’t usually a welcome guest at a wedding, and I believe I […]

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Trading the Scale for the Veil

I’ve been avoiding this topic, but it’s time to publicly ‘fess up. I’m trapped with the same 22 pounds I’ve been trying to lose for 7 years. Sure, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but at least they saw some PROGRESS along the way… an aqueduct here, a Coliseum there. It seems every aqueduct I […]

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September is turning into a very popular month to get married!  The most popular wedding date of the year happens to fall this week — 9/10/11. Bucking the traditional summer wedding, many couples have turned from the traditional to the whimsical nature of the numerical date with fifty-six percent more brides tying the knot on […]

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Purge before you merge.  Couples who have differing clutter tolerance-levels need to have frank conversations about what stays and what goes prior to bringing two households together. I prefer to run a household with zero point zero knickknacks whereas Fiance has trouble parting with most items, down to the free ballpoint pens he gets at […]

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