QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY LIFESTYLE EXPERT, MAR JENNINGS
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My fiance and I have decided we would like to write our own vows but are not quite sure where to start, any suggestions?

Writing your own vows may seem daunting but it is an incredible way to say what you really mean to your soon-to-be-betrothed on such an...

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My mother wants me to wear her wedding dress; how do I refuse without hurting her feeling?

So let’s just say you have had your wedding dress picked out before you were even engaged, you have been dreaming about your perfect...

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What is the best way for me to organize all the different aspects of planning for my big day?

In one word: binder.  It does not have to be fancy, pretty or designer. It does have to be sturdy and high capacity! You can find pre-...

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I have been offered "something borrowed" from just about everyone, how can I choose and not hurt feelings?

The origin of “something borrowed” stems from the following rhyme:

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I have just gotten engaged and I really want to have an engagement party. How soon should we have it? How extravagant does it need to be? Who should we invite?

Three great questions.  The sooner you get organized the sooner you can celebrate.  And what a wonderful event to celebrate with...

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I would like to do my own flower arrangements and bouquets but am concerned they won't look professional. Any ideas?

Well you have come to right man! I believe that the bride-to-be’s hands can certainly achieve designer quality flower arrangements!...

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I was inspired by the royal wedding. Can I copy Kate's dress?

I, too, was inspired, as the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was an amazing and memorable event. Many designers are already...

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How many speeches should there be at my reception?

I love to give speeches and lectures but not everyone can be ready to do so.  

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DJ or band at my wedding reception or can "we" do this ourselves?

Music is an integral part of our lives. My early ice skating days evolved around picking just the right music that would be both uplifting...

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Cake in the face, a do or a don't?

I see so many newly married couples standing happily in front of their beautiful wedding cake surrounded by their carefully selected...

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What if it rains on my wedding day?

They (whoever “they” are) say rain on your wedding day is good luck; well try telling that to the dripping wet bride! Rain on...

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Any original party favors ideas?

OK, I’ll take a sugared almond any day, but let’s try something a little more original and fun! There are endless options; it...

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Do I have to hire a team of beauticians for my wedding day?

It’s obviously important to get makeup and hair right. You have the dress, the shoes, the partner and hopefully the venue, so what...

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Heel or no heel, that is my question!

The shoes one wears on her wedding day are almost as—if not just as—important as the dress itself. So it brings us to the...

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Should I consider having a destination wedding?

First you have to decide if it will just be the two of you or if you are planning to invite friends and family. If you go the first route...

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I have a little budget does that mean i have to have a little wedding?

Just because you have a small budget does not mean you have to have a small wedding. It just requires you to be more resourceful. 

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Should my bridesmaids choose their own dresses?

Whether you have one bridesmaid or twelve, the dress is a direct reflection of the bride’s taste, not the bridesmaid’s....

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It's my second wedding. Can I wear white?

The answer is yes. You can pretty much get away with wearing anything these days, depending on the time and place. However, today's...

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Should I elope?

I’ll be honest here, if you need the cash, think your parents won’t approve or find yourself in Vegas dancing the night away...

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