It’s not very traditional for a mother to be in a maid-of-honor. But I’ve been thinking of having my mom as my maid-of-honor, because she’s literally my best friend and she has always been there with advice and a caring heart. Would it be wrong to have my mom be a maid-of-honor? Or should it …

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By Claire Bowes Planning a wedding? Wondering how important it is to make sure the style and color of the bridesmaid dresses match your wedding theme? For that matter, are bridesmaid dresses really so critical anyway? After all, won’t all eyes be on the bride on her big day? Actually, bridesmaid dresses do play an …

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For some brides, the wedding shower amounts to a real privilege. Although it’s certainly not the case for everyone, many a bride eagerly looks forward to the time when her friends and family gather to shower her with warm wishes, attention and presents in advance of the big day. We’ll probably never know the exact …

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Ever been confused by all the choices in veils and bridal hairstyles? Figure out this all-important question and you’re halfway there. Hair Brides You’re a hair bride if you’re thinking more about your hairstyle than your veil and headpiece. Many times the hair bride skips the veil all together! Schedule a trial run to discuss …

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By Rose Smith We’ve all been to “one of those weddings” — the kind where you need to amuse yourself between the ceremony and the reception because they’re hours apart, or you find yourself stuck in a receiving line that never ends. To keep your friends and family smiling instead of gritting their teeth in …

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I ordered a wedding dress but when it came in, it didn’t seem like the same one I orginally tried on. What can I do? I don’t want to cause hard feelings. — Cindy   Dear Cindy: This is a tough question to answer, because there are so many variables. What exactly does “it doesn’t …

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Second marriages usually involve dealing with issues that weren’t around for the first one. Though the logistics of planning a wedding might go a little smoother with practice, a couple planning a second marriage also has to deal with some tricky issues — including red tape, paying for the wedding, and children from previous marriages. …

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Amid all the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, there’s the hustle and bustle of pre-wedding parties. And one of the biggies is the bridal shower. As legend has it, the bridal shower started long ago and far away. Once upon a time in Holland, a beautiful young Dutch girl fell in love with a …

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Not every bride has a significant face shape that needs balancing by her wedding hairstyle and gown, but you will run across some brides that will benefit from this knowledge. The face shape is determined when all of the hair is pulled away and the outer edge of the face is studied. At the same time the features within …

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Not every bride has a significant face shape that needs balancing by her wedding hairstyle and gown, but you will run across some brides that will benefit from this knowledge. The face shape is determined when all of the hair is pulled away and the outer edge of the face is studied. At the same time the features within …

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