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Wedding Planning

Ready for anything

You don’t want to go through your wedding day with a headache you can’t kick, a stain you can’t get rid of, or a blister on your heel from your new shoes. (Trust me on that last one — I ...

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Don’t forget …

Take it from someone who’s been there — the last week before your wedding is going to be crazy. Out-of-town family and attendants may be arriving, and last-minute details need to be finalized. There’s an easy way to take some ...

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Something new, something good

We’ve all got at least one bridesmaid dress in our closets — you know, the expensive dress you wore for your friend’s wedding but will never wear again. I saw a tip from Ideal Bite the other day about recycling ...

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Thinking of a theme?

Many couples like to plan their wedding around a theme, whether it’s something specific like Las Vegas or something more general like a garden wedding. Did you know we’ve got stories with tips for several different themes on our website? ...

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New marriage “rules”

You’ve probably been getting marriage advice since you started announcing your engagement, right? I saw a piece on the Today Show the other day about some new “rules” for marriage by Good Housekeeping magazine. What they’ve done is taken five ...

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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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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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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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