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Few purchases are as riddled with so many options as those of the engagement and wedding rings! In addition to figuring out the stone and style, here are some other questions to consider: How many rings should you set out to buy in the first place? An engagement ring? A wedding set? A wedding band? If […]

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If the traditional church wedding isn’t your thing, maybe taking a look at some other creative options could make your wedding one to remember. Here are some ideas that you’ve probably never considered. 1 – A Golf Course Even if neither of you have ever touched a golf club, weddings on the lush landscape of […]

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Global wedding traditions

Who said you have to wear a white dress and walk down an aisle of a church? The world is full of many different wedding traditions and getting married can mean anything from saying “I do” with Elvis on the streets of Vegas to planning a huge wedding in a cathedral with 500 people. Here […]

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When a recent snowstorm hit my house in New Jersey, I realized that it was finally time to catch up on all the shows on my DVR.  First up, My Fair Wedding from WE tv.  There were ten episodes just waiting for me to watch and as I settled down into the couch, I was […]

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I didn’t know my maternal grandparents very well.  They lived in Michigan and I grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. During major holidays we might take a road trip up to the Midwest, but mostly we went to the Great Lakes State for family reunions.  My mom’s side of the family would get golf visors made […]

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There is a great cost-saving trend that finds couples booking their reception venues on Friday evenings or Sundays.  While it makes it a bit more difficult for traveling friends and family, it can literally save thousands of dollars by choosing any weekend time other than Saturday. Off-peak weddings can make a huge monetary difference and, for […]

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With the tween sensation of Twilight hitting the bookshelves post-Harry Potter and then turning into a five part movie series, vampires and the forbidden romance seems to have taken hold on the romance world.  True Blood, Zombieland, and other tv shows and movies have continued the forward momentum. From the lure of the loves that […]

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One of my best friends got married to his beautiful, intelligent, charming wife in the early summer of 2001. I arrived a week early to help with all of the preparations since, as his Best Man (well, we chose Simply the Best as my title since I happen to be female) those details fell within […]

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I’ve been a reader for many, many weddings over the years. I’ve done the traditional 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 so many times, I think I have it memorized: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is […]

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A Jingle Bell “Rock”

Black Friday and Cyber Monday has come and gone, leaving me wondering how many diamonds were sold over the weekend. I’m not much of a jewelry wearer. When Fiance and I, in the days before he was known as Fiance, would bandy about the idea of getting married, I suggested that an engagement surround sound […]

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