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  • Like A Dog Trying To Eat Soap Bubbles

    Weddings are a lot of work. So much work, in fact, I asked my editor to push the deadline for this column back to the end of the weekend...so I can spend my days off working. Business hours are reserved for angry phone calls and bathroom cry breaks....
  • Advice on key aspects of selecting your wedding attendants

    Advice on key aspects of selecting your wedding attendants
    A quick guide to how many 'maids and 'men are appropriate, who you should choose, the lead attendants' responsibilities, and how to say thank you. The Numbers The number in your wedding party is usually based on the number of guests, says Nancy Mattia,...
  • Declining a Wedding Attendant Invite

    Someone just asked you to be in their bridal party, and you just want to say no because of the expense and/or time involved, you feel like you don’t know the asker well enough, or you simply can’t stand the idea of doing it for the 27th time....
  • Bowing Out, Gracefully

    Bowing Out, Gracefully
    Having to bow out of being a wedding attendant after you already agreed to do it is never ideal. The etiquette pros from The Emily Post Institute say that backing out for any other reason than a serious economic, health or family crisis, is a "risky move....
  • 'Tis the Season

    'Tis the Season
    Summer Pros: “The weather!” says Christina Friedrichsen, author of “Intimate Weddings: Planning a Small Wedding that Fits Your Budget and Style” (North Light Books, 2004). “If you’ve got your heart set on an outdoor...
  • 'Tango' Time: The Color of 2012

    'Tango' Time: The Color of 2012
    For bride looking to jump-start their wedding look, orange is in for 2012. Pantone, the global color authority recently selected Tangerine Tango as its Color of the Year for 2012. The color is said to provide an energy boost that allows us to refresh and...
  • Sugar on Top

    Sugar on Top
    Scan the websites of your favorite wedding magazines and bridal blogs and you’ll find scores of stunning cakes accented with everything from fresh flowers and real fruit to crushed hard candies and licorice laces tied in elegant bows. You’re...
  • Man Up

    Man Up
    So, you want a wedding that’s just as much his as yours, but you don’t exactly relish the notion of all the men off in a dudes-only corner playing Xbox. Nevermind the fact that “man cave” was just included in Lake Superior State...
  • Yes, Mom, You Can Help

    Yes, Mom, You Can Help
    Have a potentially overbearing mother-of-the-bride and/or mother-of-the-groom on your hands? Give her something to do with all her nervous and excited energy by doling out specific jobs she can call her own, advises Nora Sheils, owner of Bridal Bliss &...
  • Picking Your Palette

    Picking Your Palette
    Want a dreamy, romantic vibe for your upcoming I Do’s? Consider a palette of pale pink and champagne. Just want to have fun? Go for bold pairings of vibrant hues, such as cherry red and aqua. The key thing to keep in mind: the colors you choose will...
  • Money-Friendly 'Moons

    Money-Friendly 'Moons
    Indulging in a post-I Do's dream trip doesn't mean you have to start your marriage off deep in debt. Here's how to have your honeymoon and afford it too.. Near - Home is Where the Heart Is Airfare alone for traveling overseas can put a healthy dent in...