Bridal Yard Sales: The Holy Grail of Affordable Wedding Decor

There’s a new type of bridal show in town that’s becoming more popular with DIY wedding couples everywhere: The Bridal Yard Sale or Bridal Flea Market. You probably have an idea of what a wedding flea market is from the name alone, but I’ll elaborate just to make sure no one misses what an incredibly helpful concept this is for finding affordable DIY wedding decor.

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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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Beyond the Arch of Swords: Making A Military Marriage Last

Melissa Wallace of Camp Pendleton, California is a tall, wispy woman, with a soft voice and gentle smile. The wife of 25-years to a Sgt. Maj. in the Marine Corps, Melissa and her husband John talk wistfully about the life that is soon to be behind them, as Sgt. Maj. Wallace prepares for retirement. Melissa and John were married in 1976. Several years later, following the birth of their first son, John enlisted in the Marine Corps in hopes of finding a better life for his young family. Together the Wallace’s have seen four states, two countries and added three more sons to their family. They have survived two overseas tours, one that was unaccompanied, and an average of three deployments a year for the last 20 years. They celebrated their silver anniversary this past fall. There is no doubt that Melissa and John have faced challenges that have crumbled lesser marriages. Yet, looking at them today, there is no doubt they are as much in love as the day they married.

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The Grooms Role In Wedding Planning

It’s true, the majority of the focus on your wedding day is on your bride.  The majority of the festivities are based on her dreams.  But, that doesn’t mean that the groom doesn’t have a role in wedding planning.  The groom’s first and foremost role as a lifelong partner is to support his wife.  What better way to start, than to support her in the wedding planning process.  Here are some ways to stay engaged in the planning.

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Choosing your Wedding Day D.J. Entertainment

There are so many D.J.s available today than ever before, due to the initial startup costs. When I purchased my initial pro audio gear and music, it was a 5,000-dollar investment back in 2001, not including purchasing the actual CDs of the most requested artists and songs-box sets and compilation discs. Now, with inexpensive equipment and availability of virtually free music, the explosion of the number of DJs has expanded 1000-fold with price ranges all over the place. With website design being much more affordable, most anyone can have a rather impressive site. Options such as lighting, effects, photo booth, dancers, etc. are have the wedding D.J. offerings that are such, that you have a world of choices from intimate elegance to replication of a night club.

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Do I Really Need A Save The Date?

Are save the dates necessary and how much will they cost us? Save the date is a way to not only announce your wedding date, but also a way to let your out of town guest have a chance to prepare and plan to attend your wedding. You may find that your list of guests will be from out of town and some may live out of the country and they will need time to prepare. When should you send out your save the date? Generally, couples will mail them out about six months before the wedding. Sending out the save the date can also put in perspective that your wedding planning and date is almost half way through and the big day is coming.

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What Is The Quinceañera Court Of Honor

Quinceanera Court Of Honor

The Court of Honor is a rite of passage in the Latino custom of a Quinceañera. Every court of honor is different and varies in size. Traditionally, the Quinceañera court is comprised of 7 females which they are referred to as the Damas, and 7 males which are referred to as Chambelane’s. The Chambelane’s are the escorts of the young Quince. The members of the court represent the age of the young girl prior to her fifteenth birthday. The court along with the young Quince makes up 15 in total, hence the age at her birthday. Members of the court are normally dressed in formal attire and consist of her closest friends to cousins and/or some form of a relative to the young girl.

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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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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider A New Year’s Eve Wedding

Do you like to party?  Looking for something unique for your wedding.  Have you ever considered having your wedding on New Year’s Eve?  According to The Knot, New Year’s Eve weddings are quite popular.  In fact, New Year’s eve is one of the most popular wedding days of the year.  Read on to find out some of the benefits to tying the knot on New Year’s Eve.

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