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Remembering Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

March 22, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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It’s the joyous occasion you’ve been dreaming of since you were a little girl: your wedding day. But, as the special approaches, perhaps you’re also feeling a tinge of sadness as you think of loved ones who will not be in attendance — those who have passed. Many brides have found meaningful ways to remember [...]

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What to Eat for Great Skin

March 21, 2013 by Crystal Schwanke  
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As a bride, you’re going to have a natural glow on your big day. But what if you could take it to the max? You can, and it’s all about the foods you eat in the weeks or months leading up to your wedding date (and hopefully beyond). Sticking to a diet that’s rich in [...]

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DIY Wedding Favors: Everlasting Bouquet

March 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger One of the most treasured keepsakes from your wedding day is the bouquet. If you want to keep your bouquet forever and have it look just as it did on your wedding day, then make one out of paper! Origami flowers are simple to make and the paper choices available for patterns [...]

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Take Financial Steps Before Walking Down the Aisle

March 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Even before the ceremony, an engaged couple should take time to sit down and get serious about finances. Newlyweds need to take control of their finances or else the walk down the aisle will only lead to a rocky financial future. In a marriage, it’s important for newlyweds to realize that they are making a [...]

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DIY Manicures for Brides

March 19, 2013 by Crystal Schwanke  
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Even if you’re a no-frills kind of gal, chances are you’re going to want your hands and nails to look beautiful both before and during the wedding. Consider taking a “DIY” approach: you don’t need professional manicures to make your nails look beautiful, and there are ways to keep the skin on your hands looking [...]

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Step-by-Step Survival Guide for Mother of the Groom

March 5, 2013 by Joyce Beverly  
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The older I get, the more I appreciate “experiential vs. intellectual” understanding. Books, blogs, lectures, experts and friends may prepare me for a task or opportunity but it’s not “real” until I live it. This has never been more true for me than last year when my son became engaged. Until that time, the phrase [...]

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The Busy Woman’s Guide to Wedding Planning

May 15, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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I would happily relive my wedding day but never the year leading up to it. I planned our event while juggling class, working 30 hours a week and enduring a sudden death in my husband’s family. Needless to say, I was ready to throw my hands up and scream “I’m done!” during the months leading [...]

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10 Cheap Ways to Throw a Unique Wedding

April 17, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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No one wants a cookie-cutter wedding. The day you tie the knot should be as unique as your individual personalities. There’s a quote that says, “The universe is not made of atoms. It’s made of tiny stories.” Just as you’re coming together as man-and-wife, allow your creativity to spill into the details you’re sharing on [...]

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Brides: Buyer Beware

April 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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With today’s weddings costing thousands of dollars for vendors ranging from florists to caterers, brides and their families can find the process of evaluating firms overwhelming. The BBB can help.  A bride wants her wedding day to go off without a hitch. While there’s no way to guarantee that mistakes won’t happen, dealing with reputable [...]

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What a Girl Wants: The Registry Essentials

March 31, 2012 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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Wedding registries, like wedding dresses, come is every size, shape, and form imaginable. Delicately created to fit the needs of every bride’s individual lifestyle and situation, gift registries can range from the simple request of “monetary gifts for our honeymoon” to an entire household overhaul. Throw in your fiancé’s perspective (Do we really need fine [...]

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Bridal Dress, Royal Style

March 30, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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How the royal wedding influenced the latest bridal trends Although the latest Brides American Wedding Study shows the average cost of a wedding in 2010 was $26,501, a decrease of 5 percent from 2009, weddings continue to be big business. But many couples are opting to cut the guest list instead of big ticket items [...]

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Dream (Drive-to) Destinations

March 28, 2012 by Kristin Girard  
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One of the best perks of living in the Southeast is that you don’t need to worry about the ever-rising costs of airfare as you plan your honeymoon budget. Spectacular travel destinations abound between the Appalachian mountains and the Gulf Coast, and they’re a drivable distance away. Here are a few of our favorites. Sunny [...]

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