Monthly Archives: September 2013

Traditions: The Newlywed Shower

A once long standing tradition that seems to be fading fast, is the shower of rice over the newlywed couple. Rice is a symbol of abundance and fertility. It also represents prosperity and good fortune. Traditionally, this shower was done after the reception, once the bride and groom had changed into their “going away” attire,
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Advice: Golf Course Romance

A very good friend’s son is getting married in a month or so. It’s truly a destination wedding, although the destination is our local public golf course! This is an unusual but perfectly appropriate venue for them to tie the knot. They grew up together on this course, even competing against each other in local
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Advice: Wedding Memories

When it comes to getting married late, I think I have more friends than most that have waited until they well into their 40′s before they dove in. Whether they were unable to commit or couldn’t find the right one, or both, I can count 5 guys who were past their primes before they took
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The Bride: Sweets for the Sweet

Here is an ideal and fun way for any bride to convey her affection for her attendants. Spend an afternoon with “just the girls” and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in your wedding plans. In the early twentieth century a different type of party gained popularity — it was called the
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Budget: The Second Time Around

If you are beginning to plan an ‘encore” wedding, do not assume your parents will be willing to finance the event. The financial responsibility lies with you, and your groom. If a family member, or close friend, offers you help financially, you may accept graciously and show your appreciation. Your parents may offer their home
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