Monthly Archives: April 2009

Planning: Are You Ready for Marriage – Part 2

You have the same attitude about paying bills or debt management. You are aware of each other’s personal debt and you have discussed how you will merge your finances once you get married and you are comfortable with this plan. You have similar definitions of a "comfortable" income and/or income goals. Your sexual needs are
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Planning: Are You Ready for Marriage – Part 1

So you’ve been in a steady relationship for some time and now you are thinking of taking the plunge of all plunges-marriage! How can you be sure you are ready for marriage? There is no sure answer for that question; however, we have come up with a list to help you decide if you’re ready
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Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Flowers can end up being one of the largest expenditures of your entire wedding and reception. Expect to spend 15-20% of your entire wedding budget on flowers. However, no adornments are more beautiful or festive than wedding flowers, so it is well worth the investment. But you don’t need to take out a personal loan
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Traditions: Wedding Traditions and Superstitions – Part 2

History of Wedding Favors Wedding favors have become an important part of marriage celebrations around the world. The tradition dates back thousands of years. Favors were given to guests in appreciation for sharing in the newlyweds’ special day. Wedding favors are as diverse as the cultures surrounding them and the different cultures have different favors.
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Rings: The Wedding Ring – Superstitions

Superstitions There are many superstitions associated with the wedding ring. Here are a few: It is unlucky to go shopping for wedding rings on a Friday, due to the bad luck associated with that day (Friday the 13th). It is unlucky for the bride or groom to wear their rings before the wedding ceremony, Once
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Rings: The Wedding Ring – Brief History

The wedding ring has a long and rich history. The Egyptians are credited for beginning the tradition of the wedding ring around 3,000 BC when an Egyptian Pharaoh gave his beloved a ring as a symbol of his love for her. In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the circle is the symbol of eternity because it has no
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Rings: How the Wedding Ring is Worn

The circular ring, symbolizing undying and unending love, is traditionally worn on the third finger on the left, hand. This finger was chosen based on the Greek belief that the artery from that finger flows directly to the heart. Placing the ring on the vena amoris, or love vein, thereby joined the couple’s destiny. Early
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