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Let the groom have his cake …

When you ordered your wedding cake, did you think of ordering something special for the groom, too? Groom’s cakes are a Southern tradition. They were displayed with the wedding cake (or, bride’s cake) at the reception and cut into pieces ...

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Cover contest: Only four days left!

If you were married in Southern Maryland and haven’t entered our cover photo contest yet, get moving! All entries are due by 5 p.m. this Friday, May 16. Get the full details here, but here are the basics: Choose up ...

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Predicting the weather

Take a look out the window, and you’ll see it’s raining and dreary — weather that started last night and could continue throughout the weekend. If your wedding is this weekend, did you plan for rain? It’s tough to predict ...

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Asking for your hand

It used to be common practice for a man to ask his intended’s father for her hand in marriage before proposing. To not do so was a major faux pas and could offend the woman’s family. Of course, things are ...

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Who’s Standing by You?

You’ve probably seen the same ads the last few weeks that I have for the movie Made of Honor: a man is asked by his best friend, a woman, to be her “maid of honor.” It got me thinking: would ...

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Have you joined Crustacean Nation yet? In case you haven’t heard, a brand-new professional baseball team is breaking in its stadium tonight. The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will play at Regency Furniture Stadium off of Billingsley Road in Waldorf — ...

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Letting the groom have his say

It used to be that the bride and her mother planned the whole wedding with little involvement from the groom. They let him know when and where to show up and handed him a tux. Not so anymore. Most of ...

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Decadent display

One of my good friends got married last summer, and she did something at her reception that I had never seen before: a dessert buffet. Once dinner was over, an array of yummy desserts was brought out, including fondue. There ...

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Bust a move

If you haven’t already chosen a song for your first dance, the task can seem daunting. There are the standards: “At Last” by Etta James, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain, to name ...

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Little darlings …

… or not, depending on your point of view. Have you given any thought to whether you’ll have kids at your wedding? When we got married, none of our friends or relatives had small children, so the decision was made ...

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