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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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Getting Married the Purr-fect Way

Raise your hand if this describes you: You’re the couple who dotes on their pet the way a parent spoils a child. He or she has top-notch health care, brand-name food, a comfy bed, and toys scattered all over the ...

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Rehearsal Dinner Basics

It’s the preview of the big day, a sneak peek of what’s to come. When it comes to your rehearsal dinner you might have questions. Here are the most commonly asked questions about rehearsal dinners. When Is the Rehearsal Dinner ...

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Exploring Your Ceremony Options

When all is said and done, your ceremony is the main event of your wedding day – even if your reception takes up the bulk of the budget. If you don’t already have a church in mind, check out these ...

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Where to Go Vintage in Southern Maryland

If the charms of an earlier time are tempting you, Southern Maryland is the perfect place to get married! The abundance of historic sites, homes, and mansions means you have lots of choices when it comes to picking the perfect ...

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Something Blue: Inspiration for Blue Weddings

Happy Memorial Day! Red, white, and blue are flying everywhere today, so we thought we’d look at how some of our local couples have used blue in their weddings. As you’ll see, blue is a versatile color that comes in ...

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Replacing the Rice with Something Just as Nice

You’ve seen the classic movie shots: The happy newlywed couple exits the church under a shower of rice. You’ve probably even attended weddings where rice was thrown, though we’re guessing it wasn’t a recent wedding. These days, tossing the grain ...

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Styled Shoot: A Boho Twist on the Barn Wedding

Barn weddings are popular in Southern Maryland, and no wonder: Vintage and rustic weddings are all the rage! The organizers of this styled shoot wanted to turn the barn wedding on its head, adding vintage flair, southern glam, and lots of ...

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Find the Right Wedding Gown for Your Shape

You’ve been picturing your wedding dress in your mind since you got engaged — maybe even since you were a kid. Is it a frilly Cinderella-style gown or maybe a sexy, hip-hugging sheath? Now that you’re engaged, and it’s time ...

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