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You CAN Wear It Again!

It’s the scourge of many a bridesmaid: a dress that you paid hundreds for but can never wear again. (I had two, both lavender.) This week, we heard about a new line of dresses from David’s Bridal — Modern Expressions ...

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Spare a Square?

So here’s a use I never thought of for toilet paper: as fabric for a wedding dress. (For the record: I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about creative uses for TP.) Anyway. Charmin and Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com sponsored a contest ...

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Replacing rice

Throwing rice at your wedding won’t cause birds to explode, but it can be a hassle to clean up. In fact, many ceremony locations won’t allow you to throw rice at all. Originally, rice was thrown because it is a ...

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The ultimate cake?

It’s amazing the things you find online when you’re not looking for them. While I was researching this week’s trends article on cakes, I came across this: a bride who had a wedding cake made as a life-size image of ...

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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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Girls’ night out

If you’re the maid of honor and your friend is getting married soon, next weekend might be the perfect time for a girls’ night out/bachelorette party. Why? The Sex in the City movie opens May 30! The New York Times ...

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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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Asking for your hand

It used to be common practice for a man to ask his intended’s father for her hand in marriage before proposing. To not do so was a major faux pas and could offend the woman’s family. Of course, things are ...

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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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