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Honoring Loved Ones

When a parent or other close relative has recently passed away, it may be important to you to find an appropriate way to remember them without ruining the joyous tone of the wedding. After all, a wedding is a celebration, and while a missing parent is certainly sad, it shouldn’t overpower the wedding day.

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A Seasonal Celebration: Cutting Costs on a Gorgeous Fall Wedding

Rustic color palettes, gorgeous outdoor venues, caramel apple favors and lace long sleeved gowns? It’s no wonder so many brides fall in love with autumn weddings! Along with all the whimsical touches of a blustery big day come the general uncertainties, like pricey bouquet arrangements and climate conditions; but have no fear, brides-to-be, Today’s Bride has harvested the best planning tips for your seasonal nuptials! READ MORE


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Choosing the Right Ceremony for Your Wedding

When planning your wedding, you have to pick what’s right for you. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make regarding your wedding is choosing what type of ceremony you and your fiancé would like. This can be complicated, as there are many different types and styles of wedding ceremonies out there. When choosing a type of ceremony, you should ask yourself if you would like to have religion incorporated and if you or your fiancé have any special needs or requests.

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The Grand Exit: Creative Ways to Send Newlyweds off with Style

The end of a wedding is the beginning of a new life for the bride and groom. With that being said, it is appropriate to send the newlyweds off in a spectacular fashion. Fashion, we know, is always changing. So yesterday’s custom of throwing rice has given way to new traditions.

Some changes are for safety’s sake. Many churches allow confetti, rose petals and birdseed to be strewn before the departing couple, but they do not allow rice to be thrown any longer. People slip on rice on the sidewalk and rice is harmful to birds that eat it. Let’s face it: You do not want to be known as the bride whose wedding led to Grandma breaking her ankle.

Some changes are more for beauty’s sake. For example, the sending of balloons into the sky, setting light to sparklers and even, extravagantly, releasing doves into the air.

Art Photography by Valerie

Art Photography by Valerie

When it comes to your sendoff, choices also have to be made about transportation. What kind of vehicle will carry you into your new life? Will it be decorated and if so, how? And who will drive? Most couples use a car, a limousine, a sports coupe or an antique automobile. Others choose a slower form of transportation such as a horse drawn carriage. Decorations are not necessary, but some choose carnations, signs, dangling tin cans or streamers to let onlookers and other cars know they have been “Just Married!”

Style is not everything though; there are more practical matters. Couples headed for an out-of-country honeymoon are wise to have their marriage license – signed! — and passports in hand, along with tickets and any other travel documents. The marriage license will explain the name change not reflected in the passport. Last, an umbrella stashed in the vehicle is a smart move, too, in case of an unexpected shower. Assigning these tasks to the wedding planner or a trusted friend or family member will allow you and your new husband to fully enjoy the sendoff.

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Amy Bennett Weddings

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