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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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Decadent display

One of my good friends got married last summer, and she did something at her reception that I had never seen before: a dessert buffet. Once dinner was over, an array of yummy desserts was brought out, including fondue. There ...

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Little darlings …

… or not, depending on your point of view. Have you given any thought to whether you’ll have kids at your wedding? When we got married, none of our friends or relatives had small children, so the decision was made ...

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Unity candle twist

Sometimes it’s the small details that make a wedding memorable. My husband and I are ballroom dancers, so instead of numbering the tables at our reception, we named them by dances – waltz, cha cha, swing, etc. Little details become ...

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Enjoy a Festival of Lights Ride

Sometimes during the process of planning a wedding, we get so consumed with the details that we forget to make some special time with the man or woman we intend to marry. Take time out to do something fun with ...

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A Bride’s Day Out!

I wanted to take time to thank all of our attendees that came out and joined us for our second annual “A Bridal Shower” event yesterday at the Sleep Inn & Suites hotel in La Plata. For those that missed ...

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