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Ceremony 101: Roles for Kids

Is there anything cuter that a little kid dressed up in their finest clothes? Kids add joy and spontaneity to your wedding day, and it’s fun to include them in your ceremony. How can you include your favorite kids? Here ...

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Preparing for Unpredictable Fall Weather at Your Southern Maryland Wedding

You don’t have to have lived in Southern Maryland for long to know that fall weather can be, well, anything! From hot and humid to rainy and chilly, the weather here can turn on a dime in the fall. If ...

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3 Etiquette Tips for Destination Weddings

We love destination weddings – they’re at exotic, exciting locations, sometimes tropical, sometimes not. No matter where you’re planning your destination wedding, remember these special etiquette rules. Invitations Invitations should be sent out two to three months in advance, but ...

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How to Prepare for Hot Wedding Day Weather

If you’ve lived in Southern Maryland for any length of time, you know that summers can be hot and humid. (Heck, sometimes this extends into spring and fall!) You can take simple measures to make sure you and your guests ...

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What type of wedding planner do you need?

Like the brides who hire them, all wedding consultants are different. From full-service planning and design to a la carte service, wedding planners can serve a variety of roles for their clients. Which type of wedding planner is right for ...

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4 Hot Colors for Cool Spring Weddings

Wedding color trends change each season, and for spring 2017, these four colors are popular with wedding-planning couples. Will you work them into your wedding décor? Green Greenery is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, so it’s no surprise that ...

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Ceremony 101: Who Sits Where?

Like all aspects of a wedding, there are traditions for where the couple’s families sit at the ceremony. Traditionally, in Christian ceremonies, the bride’s family and guests sit on the left while the groom’s sit on the right. In Jewish ...

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Getting a Marriage License in Southern Maryland

To be legally married in the eyes of the State of Maryland, you need a marriage license. These are issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and there’s one in every county. You’ll need to apply for a license ...

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Marrying on the Water in Southern Maryland

It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked: Where can I get married on the water in Southern Maryland? If you can’t imagine your wedding day without one of our local waterways, check out these locations. Calvert County Chesapeake ...

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Who Pays for What?

There used to be rules about who paid for what at a wedding. The bride and groom’s families each paid for certain parts of the wedding, and let’s be honest: Most of the cost fell to the bride’s family. These ...

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