What is Ballroom Dance?

Many things come to mind when someone says Ballroom dance. Some think of swaying back and forth stepping on each other’s feet, laughing as you hit the floor. Some think of the ever popular dance tv shows like Dancing With The Stars. Still more think of a stuffy room full of stuffy people holding their noses high, looking, to all the world like a bunch of pinned up peacocks.

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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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5 Ways To Repurpose Household Items As Wedding Decor

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we love great wedding inspiration.  We also love ideas that repurpose every-day items to save on cost and environmental impact.

Costs add up so quickly when you’re planning a wedding. The good news, though, is that you don’t have to purchase brand new items for every single aspect of your big day. If you take a look around your home, local thrift stores and flea markets, you’ll be surprised at what you can repurpose into wedding décor with a little creativity.

And, of course, aside from saving costs, adding repurposed décor has another great benefit: you will help the environment by reducing the amount of waste generated by your wedding. You’ll also create a unique aesthetic that will be all the talk of your wedding!

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The In-Laws

Your about to marry your best friend and nothing will stand in your way of that treasured moment. Well…one can only hope that will remain true. Have you asked yourself the question about what type of in-laws you will inherit?  I am sure many have witnessed the movie “Monster In-Law.” If you have not sat down with your partner to discuss the boundaries of what you will or will not tolerate from your in-laws in your marriage then it is strongly recommended that you do so before walking down the aisle.

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Being the Maid/Matron of Honor

What a profound moment! You have been chosen to be the right-hand to the bride. What an honor to know how deep your friendship has grown and the duties that have been bestowed upon you.  Throughout the planning process you will be asked for your opinion from dresses to officiants and beyond because your ideas are valued beyond measure. As the maid/matron of honor it is your sole duty to ensure your bestie has the most captivating wedding she has imagined.

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Ready, Set, Sell!

You’ve spent months, and months scouring high and low to find the perfect items to create your perfect wedding celebration, but in one day, and a few short hours, those chartreuse, glass, tea light holders, with silver glittering accents that were shipped from a small specialty boutique from across the country, suddenly don’t seem all that “must have” important anymore. You’ve gotten married, yay! Now what do you do with all that décor and “stuff”? It accumulated, was used, and then piled into a corner in your dining room again? It’s taking up valuable space, collecting dust and becoming an eyesore. You’ve decided that maybe you don’t need 15 sky blue 120” round table linens with 200 matching napkins. Time to Sell- Time to recoup some of that hard earned money!

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Is your partner financially faithful?

Cheating on a significant other isn’t always about sex. There’s another type of infidelity that is less talked about and harder to spot, yet has the same, damaging effect as any other type of betrayal: financial infidelity. And, according to a new Smart About Money survey, the number of people who are financially unfaithful is on the rise. Among those couples who have ever combined finances, two in five (42 percent) have committed some sort of financial deception.

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South Asian Themed Wedding Style Shoot

Once Upon A Time Events recently teamed up with Wertman Photography and the Kamran Center located in Boyds, MD for a South Asian Themed Wedding Style Shoot.  If you are planning a South Asian Wedding, make sure you attend our Desi Wedding & Lifestyle Expo on April 9, 2017 in Germantown, MD!  The event is free to attend! Check out some of the featured images and scroll to the bottom of the post for the full gallery.

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20 Couples Who Nailed Their Winter Wedding Photos

We tend to think of wedding season during the warmer months.  However, there are plenty of couples that have tied the knot on a chilly day in winter.  With the right photographer, winter weddings lend themselves to some of the most enchanting and beautiful photos. With a major snow storm headed our way, we figured we would share some beautiful Winter Wedding photos for inspiration.  Enjoy!

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How Planning Your Wedding Actually Prepares You for Marriage

Here at Once Upon A Time Events, we are a big advocate of couples planning their wedding together. We often think of the Bride doing the bulk of the planning, however it is important for the groom to be involved as well. Planning a wedding, as you know by now, is a huge undertaking. And as it turns out, all those late-night planning sessions and number-crunching crisis prepare you for more than one epic bash — they get you ready for your marriage, too. How so? Read on to find out how planning your wedding actually prepares you for the marriage to come.

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