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When I met Fiance ten years ago, “run” was a verb we only used in conjunction with the word “beer.” I’m not sure exactly when health and wellness became a concern of mine, but I do know that even when I started hitting the gym regularly, I avoided the treadmill like the plague. Running was […]

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Endearing

He’s charming. Funny. Kind. Sensitive. Handsome. Insert other words any bride-to-be might use to describe her future husband here. Fiance puts effort in to keeping me happy. Between checking off items on the “honey-do” list and buying me surprise gifts, I think I’m pretty lucky he’s planning on sticking around for a while. Not all of […]

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Not a Party for the Wedding Party

If you are looking for the most fun you’ve never wanted to have, look no further than being a bridesmaid. Not that I have any experience in this department. But from what I see regarding roles and responsibilities, it doesn’t seem to be much of a picnic. If you really want to punish someone, just ask […]

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Save the Date… or Don’t

When Fiance and I finally decided on a venue and a date after 2.8 years of being engaged, we immediately told those critical to making our day special: Our parents Our siblings Our friend the officiant Not to say that everyone else on the guest list isn’t important. We just assumed that those aforementioned would […]

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A Tale of Two Dresses

I made a costly mistake. In 2009, shortly after we became engaged, I had the opportunity to travel to many countries off the beaten path with Fiance. Vietnam, stop number seven on our itinerary, had much to see and do; but we were told one thing that was an absolute must was to visit one […]

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I’m pretty sure my anti-bride’s guide to wedding planning suggested that the groom is responsible for picking out the tuxedo/garb/costumes for the dudes in the wedding party. So I was a bit surprised when Fiancé tapped me on the shoulder on Monday and requested my presence at his appointment with Men’s Wearhouse. Not knowing a […]

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Freedom in Simplicity

I recently left my job of long hours and little personal reward to do something I perceive as a better fit… for less pay. Any rational human being would wonder what possessed me to take a salary cut when I have above average bills to pay (thanks, New Jersey) and only a few short months […]

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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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Piece ‘a Cake

Perhaps coordinating your cake tasting right after your reception tasting could be considered a tad gluttonous, but Fiance and I had our reasons: 1. Our venue is about an hour and half from where we live. We wanted to be as efficient as possible with our time out in that direction, and the savings in […]

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My Friend the Minister

October is a month characterized by spooks and scares. I see it as a fitting month for wedding planning. Every choice that needs to be made haunts me. Each locked-in decision is followed by a period of second-guessing, distinguished by worrying that something better might come along, wondering if the same exact thing might come along […]

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