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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

One of the best features of having our wedding at a restaurant we enjoy is that Fiance and I already know our guests are in for some good eats. But how to choose from an endless array of possibilities on the catering menu warranted the need to schedule a tasting with our coordinator, Wendie. Butlered […]

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Wedding Weight Loss Woes

My alarm clock buzzed needlessly, as I rubbed bleary eyes that had been open for quite some time beforehand. The trepidation that the day’s arrival instilled in me had disrupted any hope of achieving sleep the prior evening, and left me wishing I could time travel backwards a week or two. It was weigh-in day. […]

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There is a trend, a la the Office, to make wedding ceremony entrances, proposals, and first dances into something production quality. Some of my friends feel that it takes away from the sanctity of the event, the sombre tone with which two people enter a lifetime together. Other folks feel like the energetic originality shows […]

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Sometimes the best traditions are the ones we make ourselves and the cake is no exception. An old supervisor of mine got married at a picnic area outside of Hershey Park. The town of Hershey is charming and filled with clever nods to the ubiquitous candy bar. Out of all the kitchy touches, my favorite […]

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My brother is a Broadway pianist. Our friends, family, and sometimes even strangers ask him to play weddings all the time.  Most of them he does for free even though these folks are asking him to perform his livelihood for their function.  No one thinks to ask their caterer to cook food for free, but […]

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I get my haircut at the nearby Supercuts, which in case you didn’t know will give you a glorious shampoo-only for about $4.  If you feel like getting pampered and its not your time for a haircut, I cannot recommend this de-stressing experience enough.  It’s less expensive than a mani-pedi and, in my opinion, much […]

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Do Us A Favor, Don’t!

If you saw my refrigerator, you’d see an amazing potpourri of Save the Date magnets with the blissful faces of my friends and their fiance(e)s beaming with love.  Each magnet was designed, probably online, with a template maker that brought together the color and theme of the invitation I should be expecting for the upcoming nuptials. Red and white […]

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Blasting Through Your Wedding Budget

Most brides sit down, eventually, with a calculator and an Excel spreadsheet.  They pick one or two “must have’s” and say they are perfectly fine skimping on the rest to stay within budget.  How often I have seen this quickly unravel is beyond counting. Two friends of mine were planning a wedding in the sultry […]

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You know that moment in church when your sibling, sitting next to you, makes a funny face that no one else sees and you are trying so hard not to laugh out loud?  It’s church for Heaven’s sake and you don’t want to seem disrespectful, so you just hold it in.  Your hands clench, your […]

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This actually happened. My aunt got married to my uncle back in my awkward tween years. My brother, 14 at the time, and I, a girl of but 11, were two of the youngest folks at the reception.  We went with my dad; I wore a hideous-to-me-now purple flowered cotton dress with a mammoth lace […]

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