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Just because you’ve been through wedding planning once doesn’t mean you’re an expert. Planning your second wedding can bring up just as many questions as planning your first. Can I register? Can I have a shower? Should I wear white? ...

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A laid-back kind of day

Want something less formal than an informal wedding? Plan an ultra-casual wedding — one where you break all the rules. Don’t want to wear white? Go for it! Want to use a crazy theme? Bring it on. There’s one easy ...

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This wedding brought to you by …

Would you take on sponsors to help offset the cost of your wedding? You don’t have to go all Star Jones on your day — getting corporate sponsors for everything and turning the day into a spectacle — but a ...

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Shower Week Day 3: The “Man Shower”

Sorry, girls. This isn’t a shower where the favors are men. Nope, it’s a shower for the groom. As women have added bachelorette parties to their calendar of pre-wedding events, so some men have added the man shower to their ...

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Shower Week Day 2: Planning Ideas

I’ll be honest: I didn’t have a traditional shower when I got married. It’s just not my thing, and I really don’t like being the center of attention at parties. Instead, I spent a weekend in NYC with my mom, ...

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Shower Week Day 1: Etiquette

There’s etiquette for everything involving weddings, isn’t there? Showers are no different. Here are some quick do’s and don’t’s: Don’t throw your own shower — it looks like a gift grab. Showers are traditionally hosted by the maid/matron of honor. ...

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Can we register?

You and your fiance live together, and you already have just about everything you need to run a household. The last thing you need, in fact, is another blender. With that in mind, should you register? The answer is “yes.” ...

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Picking colors

I linked to this in my post Friday, but the more I play around with it, the more I think it might be helpful to anyone who’s not sure what colors they want for their wedding. It’s Instant Color Schemes ...

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Happy Fourth!

Planning an All-American wedding? You could go all out, and wear this or this to show your patriotic spirit. Or, you could be a little more subtle. Your colors, naturally, would be red, white and blue. If true red, white ...

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I, Fluffy, take thee, Fido …

If you’re a pet owner like me, it can seem strange to plan your wedding without including an important member of your family. We had a cat when we got married, and we would have loved to include her in ...

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