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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Are Groomsmen and Ushers? Created: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A description of a groomsman's duties and responsibilities. Includes what they're expected to do during the wedding itself, as well as responsibilities leading up to the big day. Also includes expe...
    • Before You Shop For Your Wedding Dress Created: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The process of shopping for a wedding dress can be a fabulous adventure, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. If you follow these simple tips, buying your dress will be a lot easier."
    • I've been invited to a religious wedding, but I'm not religious. Created: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The frequently asked question, "My friend is getting married in a religious ceremony, but I haven't ever been to a church/mosque/synagogue. Do I have to believe in that religion to attend? Do I hav...
    • Easy Champagne Punch Recipes Created: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Thank goodness champagne punch is hip again! For an engagement party, bridal shower, or other party, it's so easy to serve a delicious bowl of champagne punch. You won't have to worry about popping...
    • Announcing Your Engagement Created: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Looking to announce your engagement but not sure where to start? Here's the steps you should take, the etiquette on whom to tell first, samples of engagement announcement wording, and advice on wh...
    • New Wedding Vow Wordings Created: Thursday, November 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Part of our huge directory of free samples of wedding vow wording -- these are personalized to unique situations of readers." itemprop="description">
    • Wedding Gifts: Asking for Money Created: Thursday, June 29, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      the most frequent question I am asked by brides and grooms is "How do we let guests know that we'd prefer money rather than wedding gifts?" And who can blame them? Most of these couples are trying to pay for their wedding themselves, and the idea of money for a honeymoon, down payment on a house or simply some spending cash can be a lot more appealing than a second (or third!) toaster. So what is the polite way of asking for money instead of wedding gifts? Is there one?
    • Two Wedding Dresses: The When and Why of This Style Trend Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Two Wedding Dresses: Is this current trend right for you? Tips on how to do it right!
    • Do I need a separate wedding reception card with my invitation? Created: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If you're planning a wedding on a budget, wedding reception cards may seem like a silly expense. Are separate reception cards really necessary?
    • Valentine's Day Weddings Created: Saturday, January 10, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Looking to make your wedding truly romantic? Having a Valentine's Day Wedding? Here are the details to make this theme a great success." itemprop="description" Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Are you a traditional bride- the one who's been dreaming of wearing a fluffy white dress while a loved one reads a classic text? Or perhaps you're just looking for the one of the wedding readings ...
    • 5 Fun Rehearsal Dinner Ideas Created: Monday, April 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The rehearsal dinner is an important event in its own right - so make sure you spend some time exploring creative ideas on how to make your rehearsal dinner fun and unique."
    • The Role of Ushers Created: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Ushers are those oh-so-helpful members of a wedding party - but what exactly do they do? Find out, along with answers to questions like "How many ushers do you need" and "Who should be an usher?""<...
    • Wedding Receptions - The Do Not Play List Created: Thursday, August 09, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A good "Do Not Play" list will stop your wedding from turning into an ironic joke or a slimy cheesefest. Make sure your DJ or band steers away from the worst wedding songs by reading my personal "D...
    • Funny Response Card Wordings Created: Thursday, March 17, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Funny response cards can be a great way to make your wedding invitations casual and fun. Ask your guests to RSVP with one of these funny response cards." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Romantic Valentine's Day at Home Created: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Looking to do something romantic and special for your Valentine, but don't have a lot of money? Here are some great ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day at home where your sweetheart will feel tru...
    • Countdown to Valentine's Day Created: Friday, January 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Valentine's Day shouldn't have to just be one day of the year! Make this holiday of love last longer by doing something romantic every day for the month before. When February 14th finally arrives, ...
    • Catholic Wedding Readings Created: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Catholic wedding readings contain some of the most inspirational messages about love in the Bible. Here's a guide to how many readings you'll need, and which selections you can choose from."
    • Vow Renewals Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      In this world where divorce seems to be the norm, a couple managing to stay together through thick and thin deserves some celebration! If you and your spouse have made it to a significant annivers...
    • Non-Traditional Wedding Vows Created: Thursday, March 22, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Many couples aren't so sure that they want to stick with traditional wedding vows, yet aren't ready to write their own. Here are samples of non-traditional wedding vows that might be perfect for yo...
    • Funny Wedding Readings Created: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Funny wedding readings can help keep a ceremony from becoming too serious... or too boring." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Wedding programs are one of those little touches that can add a big impact to your wedding day. But what should wedding programs include?
    • Wedding Reception Timeline Created: Thursday, May 03, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      A guide to what happens during a wedding reception, including a full timeline." itemprop="description"> Thursday, May 29, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      If you're writing your own wedding ceremony, it can be hard to know where to begin. After all, there are a lot of resources for writing your vows, but relatively few available for writing your own ...
    • 5 Tips for an Amazing Wedding Night Created: Thursday, October 23, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Engaged couples spend lots of time planning for the big day, but not everybody plans well for the big wedding night. This time alone together after the festivities can be incredibly meaningful and ...
    • How does etiquette dictate I address a wedding invitation to a doctor? Created: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      An answer to a frequently asked question about the proper way to invite wedding guests with professional titles.
    • Top 5 Biggest Wedding Registry Mistakes Created: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Setting up a wedding registry seems simple at first - give the store your info," itemprop="description"> Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A basic guide to planning a rehearsal dinner, including answers to such questions as "Do I have to invite out-of-town guests?" and "How do I invite my guests?"" itemprop="d="$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop...
    • Personalize Your Wedding Vows Created: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Writing your own personalized wedding vows can be a daunting task, but it's not quite as hard as it looks. Here are six easy steps that you can follow to write your own wedding vows."
    • Throwing a Great Bridal Shower Created: Monday, November 01, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Throwing a bridal shower for the first time? You're probably full of questions. Luckily, we've got lots of answers. From who to invite, to where to have it, and what bridal shower games to play, ...
    • Funny Wedding Vows Created: Thursday, March 22, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Free examples of funny wedding vows for you to incorporate into your wedding." itemprop="description"> Sunday, November 02, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Tips on throwing a great casual wedding- what you should wear, where to have it, charming menu ideas and more." itemprop="description">>