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Archive for March, 2008

Emotional Survival

Some couples ease smoothly into married life, while others stuggle with new issues of shared expenditures, living arrangements, and geographic issues. Remind yourselves why you got married in the first place.
Remember to laugh a lot.
Communicate often.
Cour each other again and again.
Say “I love you” or demonstrate your love daily.
Cherish each other.
Keep your sense of humor.
Don’t […]

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Embarassing Family Members & Etiquette Whoops

Every family seems to have that one crazy, clueless or uncouth family member that you can always count on to do or say something embarrassing at your wedding. You may not have noticed, but you can be guaranteed it happened.
Recently some very brave souls wrote into MSN and shared with us their wedding etiquette nightmares […]

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More Etiquette of Wedding Toasts - The Self Pittier

Today I would like to continue discussing the etiquette of wedding toasts. Yesterday I mentioned the “disapproving family member”, but today I’d like to talk another kind of “Debbie Downer”.
Have you ever witnessed a wedding toast where instead of toasting the bride and groom, they turn the attention on themselves by making the toast about […]

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If You Change Your Name

Send in all the necessary documents as soon as possible.
Make many photocopies of your marriage license so you can fax or mail your name change to the appropriate parties.
Notify all your credit card companies, your bank, the Social Security Administration, your health insurance provider, your alma mater, your employer, and any other necessary parties.
Obtain an […]

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Wedding Toast Etiquette Nightmare - The Disapproving Mother In-Law

Some newlyweds choose to have open toasts for anyone to comment. Others plan a more “controlled” toast in order to avoid embarrassment and disaster. After reading some of these true wedding toast etiquette nightmares, you may choose the “controlled” option too.
Have you ever been to a wedding dinner where someone making a “toast” obviously disapproved […]

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Be Among The First To Be Married At Stonehenge In Australia

If you want to be one of the first people to have your wedding at Stonehenge in Australia, you may want to sign up now. Stonehenge in Australia, you ask? No, you’re geography teachers didn’t mislead you…the original Stonehenge really is in England. And no, they are not relocating Stonehenge like they did with the […]

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Thank You Gifts

Give gifts to your parents to thank them for their contributions to your wedding—whether fiscally, emotionally, or just generally.
Give a token of thanks as well as a nice note to anyone who organized a brunch, shower, bachelor or bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner.
If the priest, caterer, florist, photographer, or musicians clearly exceeded your expectations […]

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An Alaskan Wedding In A Swimming Pool!

One may think getting married in an Alaskan swimming pool this time of year is crazy, but that’s exactly what one couple did when they took the “plunge” last Saturday.  Not to worry though, it was an indoor pool with an incredible view of surrounding terrain and wildlife.
The bride, Joanne Wainwright, a long time swimming […]

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Couple Bombed By Flowers At Hawaiian Wedding

A few Easters ago, a bride and groom were pleasantly surprised at their outdoor Hawaiian wedding when suddenly they were “bombed” by flower petals that appeared to be falling from the heavens. It was a perfect touch as the colorful petals gently fell all around them at the precise moment they were exchanging their wedding […]

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Thank You Notes

Hand-write thank you notes. Computer printing, emailing or calling will not suffice.
Have stationary printed with your new married names or, at a minimum, your and your husband’s first names. This is a very classy touch and your first opportunity to use your names together.
Try to hand-address your envelopes rather than use computer labels. It’s […]

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