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Ideas For A Wedding Bathroom Guest Basket?Does anyone have suggestions for a wedding bathroom guest basket? We want to set out a basket in the restrooms for our guests. What should go in the basket?

 

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Floor Covering Ideas for a Barn Wedding Reception?Our son and his bride-to-be are having their reception in a barn. What could we put on the ground under the tables? I know we can rent a dance floor but flooring for the whole barn is too much? Thanks.

 

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What does a priest say at a wedding ceremony?What does a priest say at a wedding ceremony?

 

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Decorating a Picnic Pavilion?I need ideas to help turn a 40 x 30 picnic pavilion into a beautiful place for a wedding reception. The hall is a Lions club in a somewhat rural community. I need help to pull it together.

 

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Recipe for Preserving a HusbandBe careful of your selection. Do not choose one too young. Once selected, give your entire thought to preparation for domestic use. Some insist on keeping them in a pickle. Others constantly put them in hot water. This makes them sour, hard and sometimes bitter.

 

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Displaying a Framed Marriage Certificate?Proudly display the official certificate from your wedding day. This is a page about displaying a framed marriage certificate.

 

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Preserving a Wedding InvitationSaving one of your own wedding invitations or one from a special family member or friend makes a nice memento. This page contains a tip for preserving a wedding invitation.

 

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Parents of the Groom Asked Not to Attend WeddingIt is a truly awkward and painful situation when the parents of the groom are excluded from their son's wedding. This is a page about parents of the groom asked not to attend wedding.

 

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Wedding and Reception Venue in New York City for Under $3000?Where can I plan a wedding and reception for under 3,000 dollars in New York City?

 

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Make Your Own "Perfect" WeddingA lot of wedding professionals tell you that you 'have to' do certain things to make your wedding perfect. Instead, I say that it is all about your priorities. Couples can do anything they want these days.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Site Near Chicago?I'm looking for a very inexpensive wedding ceremony and reception site in the western suburbs of Chicago. There will be around 130 guests and need to keep it at $30 and under per person.

 

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Letter from the Mothers of the Bride and Groom?Could you give me some suggestions about what to say in a letter that will be put in Welcome Bags that would be from the mothers of both the bride and groom?

 

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Helping My Sister With Her Wedding Expenses?My sister is getting married next September. She and her husband-to-be are paying for everything except the first two kegs. How can I help her out? We don't want to cut corners at all for her wedding.

 

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Ideas for Remembering Groom's Mom at Wedding?I am getting married in 2 weeks and the groom's mom passed 6 years ago. I want to do something other than flowers in memory of her. Any suggestions?

 

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Affordable Ballrooms Near Miami, FL?I' m getting married on a budget, but want to have a ceremony. Does anyone know of an affordable ballroom in my area? Do you have any other suggestions? Thank you.

 

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Resorts Near Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a Small Wedding?My daughter would like to have a small, private wedding on a nice beach in Ft. Lauderdale, south of the Florida Keys. Does anyone know of any reliable, reasonable resorts?

 

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Wedding Game for Bride and Attendants?Wondering if anyone had any ideas about what a bride would need on her honeymoon or during her 1st month of marriage. This is gonna be a fun game the attendants are gonna play with the bride. A joke!

 

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Indoor Wedding Locations in Central NJ?I am looking for an indoor wedding ceremony location. It is for a winter wedding. We already have a reception site. There will be approx. 150 guests. The wedding will be in the Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean County area (Central NJ). We were thinking of an indoor garden.

 

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Sending Wedding Announcements?The grandmother of the Groom suggested we send out wedding announcements to very extended family, that we do not intend to invite to the wedding. Is this appropriate? What should they say or look like?

 

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When Is the Groom's Cake Served?Another Mother of the Groom question. When is the Groom's cake served?

 

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Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Locations in Ellis County, TX?I am needing a place to get married and have the reception that's a reasonable price, somewhere in or around Ellis County. Does anyone know of any places? Thanks.

 

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Wedding Shower Hosted By a Stepmother?I have been with a man for 10 yrs now; we are not married. His 21 yr. old daughter is getting married next July. Do you think it's up to me to have a shower for her? Or for his side of the family to host it?

 

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Picnic Themed Rehearsal Dinner Ideas?I need some ideas for a fall "picnic" themed rehearsal dinner.

 

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Wedding Locations in Central Mississippi?I am getting married next summer and I need help finding a great place for an outdoor wedding in central Mississippi. Can someone please help me?

 

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Selling Wedding Supplies?How can I sell my wedding supplies?

 

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DJ Alternatives for a Wedding?We don't want a DJ at our low key wedding reception. Any suggestions?

 

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Ideas for a Black, White and Red Wedding?Is anyone selling damask items for a wedding? Does anyone know where I can find ideas for a black and white wedding, with a touch of red?

 

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Paying for Wedding Guests' Parking Fees?We have rented an enclosed pavilion for our reception at a park. However the park charges $1.50 per car for an entrance fee. What is a "tactful" way to give our guests the money for the fee?

 

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Selecting Songs for a Wedding?I need to know if you play another song before the wedding march song for your maids of honor and brides maids to walk down. What song can you use? I don't think they walk down to the wedding March song.

 

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Reinforcing a Wedding Runner?I have a huge question to ask about weddings, mine is 5/9/09. I am having an outdoor wedding at my home and I have bought a wedding runner. But I found out it has no backing and am afraid of high heel shoes going through it.

 

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Contributing to Your Child's Wedding?My step son and his new wife are expecting. They had a courthouse type wedding and plan to have a "real" wedding as she puts it. She will not take his last name nor wear her wedding ring until they do the big church wedding.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Locations in Florida?We are getting married next year and are on a tight budget. Where would be a inexpensive site for the ceremony and reception? Somewhere in central FL or west coast FL.

 

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Wedding Wishing Well?How do you make a wishing well for wedding cards?

 

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Wedding and Reception Locations in Macomb, MI?I just got engaged and we are trying to find someplace that is nice and beautiful but something that does not cost a arm and a leg. We are trying to pay for most ourselves and I would like to have something where we can have the wedding and reception in the same place. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

 

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Rustic Outdoors Themed Wedding?My oldest son is getting married 2-14-2009, and has requested that I do the food. The theme is rustic/outdoors including turkey hunting decor. I have the menu of BBQ pork, slaw, tater salad, hot wings, shrimp, fruit and veggie trays. What I need are rustic/thrifty ideas to serve this food on. This is not a traditional wedding, the couple has requested guest to "come as you are". Any and all ideas are welcome. Thanks to all.

 

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Wedding Locations in New York, NY?We are planning an April 2009 wedding but are having an extremely hard time finding a venue that will accommodate our needs/desires. We will be expecting anywhere from 100-120 guests and want to stay in the $60 or less range w/a sit down dinner, open bar, etc. We'd also like to have the ceremony performed at the same location as the reception.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding Locations in Charlotte, NC?I am looking for inexpensive wedding Locations in or around Charlotte, NC.

 

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Draping Walls in a Ballroom Hall for Wedding?I live in Florida and I am getting married in 5 months. My reception is taking place in a ballroom hall and I want to drape the walls and ceiling. I have no idea where to go and I'm in a tight budget. Please help!

 

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Handkerchief with Wedding Vows as a Gift?I'm getting married in two months and I'm thinking of giving my fiance a handkerchief with our vows embroidered on it. Does that sound like a good gift?

 

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Having a Large Wedding on a Budget?I am having a very hard time finding centerpieces. I've looked at a ton of websites and I just can't seem to find them cheap enough. I really like the floating candle idea, but the things I find are all too small and the bigger ones are way out of my price range I mean who wants to spend 700 dollars just on centerpieces. I need help. I still have plenty of time until my wedding but I don't want to be like my best friend who is getting married next June and hasn't even bought a single thing yet.

 

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Can I Afford a Wedding?I am in Yuma, AZ. My fiance wants to get married near her family in TN. She has no income, and I am in the military as an E-3. Can I have a decent wedding? Or would we have to settle for a courthouse?

 

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Affordable Wedding Locations In Somerset, NJ?I am located in Somerset, NJ and just moved from NC. I am getting married next summer and would like to know if anyone has any ideas on locations. We will be purchasing a house just before the wedding so that after the honeymoon we can come home to our new home. So I am trying to keep the wedding under $3,000. Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Calculating Costs for a Large Wedding?I have a nephew, that's getting married next month. His new bride wants a large wedding, with four bride-maids. How much would the wedding cost?

 

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Ideas For Pre-Wedding Couples Party?My sister-in-law is getting married in November. She and her fiance want to have a couples party before they get married. Any neat ideas on what the theme could be?

 

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Keeping Grass Stains Off Wedding Dress?How do I keep grass stains off my wedding dress at our outdoor wedding?

 

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Outdoor Casual, Non-traditional Wedding?I'm planning a very frugal wedding for May. Let me give you some details first. We are renting a building at a local campground for the "wedding" and "reception". It will not be anything traditional. We will be getting married in bride and groom t-shirts and shorts/jeans. No flowers. No catering. We are ordering pizza for everyone and buying pop (soda) to drink.

 

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Inexpensive Winter Wedding?I need a place to get married that will be cheap! I am flexible with my dates but I have always wanted a winter wedding!

 

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Use Craft Store Email Coupons For Wedding SuppliesSign up for your local craft store's weekly newsletter via email. Stores like AC Moore not only send you the newsletter but also send a weekly coupon. You can use these 40-50% off coupons to purchase your wedding supplies.

 

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Frugal Wedding Photographer In Dallas?Can anyone tell me of a good photographer in Dallas that doesn't charge an arm and a leg? There is no rush the wedding isn't until May next year.

 

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Dancing in High Heels?My daughter's weeding is in less than two weeks. I have a pair of strappy sandals with high heels, 4". I can get around pretty well on them at home, but am worried about a slippery dance floor. Does anyone have any advice about what I can put under the shoes so I don't slip? Please don't ask me to get another pair.

 

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Bachelorette Party Ideas?I am throwing my best friend a bachelorette party. We want to make it a night out. gentlemen's clubs are common but what about the ladies. Any one know where to go for a fun night out?

 

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Tips to Avoid Wedding StressMy heart is carefree and singing these days. I can see the color white and not break out in a cold sweat and I can look at the engagement section of the local paper and not have my stomach do a roll.

 

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Cheap Wedding Locations?My fiance and I are looking for a cheap location for weddings. It doesn't have to be in any particular location. Due to my culture, it is etiquette to fly my relatives in from Japan and cover hotel and food.

 

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Activity Ideas for Visiting Parents?I am in need of some ideas of what to do with my mom and her husband when they come to visit. My family loves the outdoors and they would rather sit and read the paper or watch TV. We have games but also a 2 year old so we are limited on things to do.

 

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California Wedding Service Providers?I am getting married September 2007 and would like to know if anyone knows an affordable caterer with servers, cleanup crew and possibly (I know I'm pushing it) decorating crew for a budget of $3000-$4000.

 

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Winter Wedding Ideas?I'm having a winter wedding and I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas. I want to use lots of candles and snowflakes. My colors are baby blue, navy blue, white and silver.

 

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Should I Keep My Last Name?I am 64, my fiance is 65, and we are getting married in November. Would it be financially better (taxes, health issues, etc.) for me to keep my current last name? We have both been married before and have grown married children.

 

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Prevent Wedding Day Static With Dryer SheetsA tip for the big day! Remember to bring fabric softener sheets along with you to remove animal hair from your clothing, dresses and suits for the wedding party and to also take static cling out of the formal gowns and suits that will be worn.

 

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January Wedding Ideas?I am looking for an inexpensive way to have a lovely wedding in January in Southern California. Any thoughts?

 

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Using A Hyphenated Name After Getting MarriedA lady that I recently talked with said she went with hyphenating her maiden name and her married name because she was already known in her area by her maiden name. So when they married, she just added the hyphen and her married name.

 

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What Shoes Should I Wear to a Wedding?I am a guest at a wedding which will be held in March 2006. I am not sure what colors or kinds of shoes to wear that are appropriate for this occasion. Can someone please help with this request?

 

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Mexican Wedding Reception Decorations?My sister is getting married in Mexico and as maid of honor I am in charge of organizing the reception party. As we are in Mexico, I thought it would be nice to include some of their traditions and decorations in the reception. I have found a lot of information on dances, but I am struggling to find information on the decorations.

 

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Wedding Best Wishes Scrapbook IdeaWhen my husband and I got married we were determined to pay for everything on our own. I was really into scrapbooking so we had someone sit at the entrance to the wedding and take pictures of all the guests and have them sign a best wishes type message with their name.

 

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Slipping Wedding Rings?Having become engaged and married, I'm having a problem with my ring set twisting on my finger. Resizing them is not an option as my finger joints are smaller than my knuckles, and if they were any smaller, I could not slip them over my knuckes. Does anyone have any ideas to keep them together once I'm wearing them?

 

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Helping My Best Friend Who Is Getting Married?My best friend since high school is getting married next year and she is already driving me nuts. I am her maid of honor and so, of course, I want to help her in anyway possible. Well everything I try to suggest or give advice on is just shrugged off with a whatever or I don't care.

 

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Wedding With a $10,000 Budget?I am helping a friend get suggestions for her wedding. She has a $10,000 budget to work with. Any ideas? They have contemplated Vegas.

 

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Wedding Vendors in Nebraska?My name is Carla and I am planning a June wedding of 2006. My problem is that I can't find any information on any Good Bakers or other helpful vendors in the state of Nebraska for a wedding. Am I just stupid or what. Please Help.

 

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Wedding Advice?My only Daugter is getting married in july. I am looking for some good websites to help with the planning, decorations and parties. If any one could help me out, I would be grateful.

 

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Framing a Wedding NapkinWhen we got married, I put one of our wedding napkins, which were printed with our names, wedding date and designs, into a pretty picture frame to have as a remembrance of our wedding. This, too, can be done for the bride's parents, for in-laws and for other guests.

 

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Marine Corps Barbie Wedding Cake Topper?Does anyone know where I can find a Marine CORPS Barbie and Ken? My friend is in the service and is getting married in june and she loves Barbie but she doesn't have a USMC barbie. I've gone to the Barbie site - to no avail. Toys-R-Us was a bust too. No luck on Ebay either. Can anyone please help? And to add to my desperation, I need either African American, or Latin American dolls. Thanks! MARINE WM

 

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Planning the Food for a Jack and Jill Party?I am hosting a Jack and Jill for 250 people. How much food/drink do I need?

 

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How Do I Make a Wedding Card Box?I would like to make a wedding card box for my son's wedding in October. I have all the materials, but am kind of nervous about starting it. I would like to see a video if possible or find a web site to go to. Thanks.

 

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Tracking Down RSVPs for a Bachelorette Party?I received an incomplete guest list for an bachelorette party. Not everyone had phone and address, and some are simply "Find on Facebook". I miraculously tracked down these girls with phone calls, messages, printed invites (after personally tracking down their addresses), and even sent text messages.

 

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Having a Wedding Ceremony After Eloping?My husband and I are going to have a wedding ceremony in July after a year and a half of being married. Since we eloped, we decided to have the whole ceremony and reception thing.

 

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Parents of the Groom Asked Not to Attend Wedding?How do you respond when your son and future daughter-in-law request that you not attend the wedding because the future mother-in-law (my wife) did not comply with dress color request? The real question is "should we attend anyway?"

 

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Making "Something Old" from Grandmother's Wedding Dress?I have 2 daughters who will someday marry. My mother's wedding dress is still in her attic and is very worn, fragile, and grayish in color. I want to use pieces of her dress to create "something old" for each of them to have on their wedding day.

 

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