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Wedding History: The Garter Toss

Did you know that the garter toss dates back centuries? Here’s how it started: Anything worn by the bride was considered lucky. Members of the bridal party would follow the couple to the wedding night room (how cozy!), and in ...

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With these rings …

When the Olympics started 10 days ago, couples around the world rushed to get married and have children on 08/08/08. Why? The number eight is considered lucky by the Chinese (which is why the Opening Ceremony started at 8:08 p.m. ...

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What Not to Wear — Weddings!

What Not to Wear is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I watch it so much, my husband groans every time he hears the theme music. (I keep hoping someone will nominate me!) So, it goes without saying that ...

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Fall Bridal Affair Tickets Available Now!

Need a girls’ night out? I hope you’ve saved Sept. 21 for Southern Maryland Weddings’ Fall Bridal Affair! This is going to be a special evening event at Middleton Hall — dinner, two bridal fashion shows, wedding cake and more ...

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Wings of Love

Did you see this video on the news yesterday? Talk about your unusual wedding location! A British couple exchanged vows while standing atop two biplanes flying over the English countryside. The minister stood on a third plane. The couple — ...

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Broadcasting live …

Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or not, there’s a chance some people important to you won’t be able to make it to your wedding, especially now that many couples don’t live close to their families anymore. Enter webcasting — ...

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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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Want to trash your dress?

No, we don’t mean throw it out. We mean donning your dress after your wedding day for one last photo shoot — a shoot where you don’t care how your dress looks when it’s over. Water, dirt, grease — it’s ...

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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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