Winery Tour Bachelorette Parties

Your Best Friend is getting married and you have the responsibility of planning the Bachelorette Party.  Although bar hoping at night in DC and Baltimore still appeals to some, most Bachelorette Parties are going in a different direction.  Possibly due to the average age of a women getting married rising from 23 in the nineties to 27 currently, many Brides are choosing something a little classier and lower key.

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Choosing Your Wedding Bands

The tradition of the wedding band dates back over 6,000 years ago to Ancient Egypt.  The circle symbolized eternity to signify the perpetual love of the spouses.  The Egyptians believed that the ring finger on the left hand had a special vein called the “Vena amoris” which is connected directly to the heart. Today, most married couples across the world wear wedding rings to signify their marital status.

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After The Wedding: Name Change and Tax Filing

So you recently tied the knot and have begun your journey towards “Happily Ever After.” What’s the next step? If it is your intention to do a name change, please do so with the MVA(Motor Vehicle Administration) and don’t forget the Social Security Administration. Why the Social Security Administration? For starters, when you file your first tax return as a married couple the name you provide on your tax return needs to match your social security card. The United States Treasury and the Social Security Administration work closely together and if you give a name different from what’s shown on your social security card, the IRS will reject your tax return and this could ultimately delay your refund. The name change (if you decide) should take priority since we all are “supposed” to file a tax return.

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The Dos and Don’ts of DIY Wedding Ideas

Whether you want to save money or include personalized touches, do-it-yourself details can make a big impact. But some projects are tougher than others, and what you thought would be a 1-2-3 could turn into an undertaking worthy of a world-class planner. To avoid DIY overload, choose wisely. Here are our picks for what to take on and what to leave to the pros.

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