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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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