Monthly Archives: October 2009

Inspiration: Western Themed Wedding Ideas – Part 2

Favors: Small bottles of hot sauce: Tie on a string of twine or gingham ribbon and attach a small tag with your names and the wedding date. These favors are sure to say that you are one hot couple.   Small cacti in a terra cotta pot: Make labels to put on the pots with
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Inspiration: Western Themed Wedding Ideas – Part 1

Simple design and a not so stuffy feel are just a few of the reasons people seem drawn to western weddings. Possibly you grew up in the west or maybe just dreaming that you had. Theme weddings are all about small individual things that coming together to complete your whole look.  We will be posting
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Ceremony: The Wedding March – Song Suggestions and History

Recently, a friend planning her wedding asked my advice about what music should be played when she walks down the aisle. Somewhat a traditionalist, I suggested the "Bridal Chorus," which is more commonly known as "Here Comes the Bride." I was amazed when she told me an acquaintance at her church had suggested selecting something
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Inspiration: An Outdoor Wedding

Here is a story from one of our local writers while attending a wedding over the summer: After spending a lovely weekend in beautiful North Carolina, I feel the need to write and reflect on the wedding I attended. The ceremony was held outdoors on a gorgeous carpet of green grass next to a well
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Honeymoon: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Honeymoon

When planning your wedding, don’t forget to set aside part of your wedding budget for your honeymoon. After all the hard work leading up to your wedding, you will definitely need the rest and relaxation that a honeymoon offers. Some couples may be lucky enough to receive a honeymoon trip as a wedding gift. For those
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Planning: What to Do if the Wedding is Cancelled – Part 2

If you have already purchased your wedding dress, you need to decide whether to keep the dress or sell it. You may opt to keep the dress for a future wedding or have it altered to be worn for another special occasion. If your gown is still on order, it may be possible for you
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Planning: What to Do if the Wedding is Cancelled – Part 1

The last thing you want to think about is canceling your wedding, but it can happen. The first thing you will need to do is inform all of your guests of the cancellation. Out of town- guests should be informed first so that they can change or cancel their travel and lodging arrangements. A formal
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Uncategorized: Creating a Memorable Holiday Photo Card

I have a friend who, in her never-successful quest for a “good” family photo with their three year old, opted to send out the holiday card with a picture of her and her husband smiling away and their daughter screaming her head off! Hands down, it was my favorite card of the season. But even
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Planning: Post Wedding Checklist for Marital Status

The wedding is over and you have returned from your honeymoon. Now it is time to settle down in married life. As the bride, there are some legal issues you will need to address shortly after your marriage. Whether you decide to take his name or not is a personal decision. You will need to
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The Wedding Day: Tips for Buying Wedding Gifts

Buying a gift for the bride and groom can be a taunting task.  Here are few FAQs you may want to take into consideration. When should you buy a gift?It is considered proper to send a wedding gift shortly after receiving a wedding announcement or invitation. Contrary to the belief that you have up to
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