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Shedding for the Wedding: How to Get Fit for Your Big Day!

Shedding for the Wedding: How to Get Fit for Your Big Day!

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Your big moment is fast approaching– you know, the one where all 200 of your closest family and friends gather together to see… well YOU! Now the heat is on: your make-up must be flawless, your dress to die for, and your hair coiffed to perfection! And of course, now is the best time to address the number one obsession among all women— your weight.

It may be that (and if this is true you better…

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Wedding Planning 101: 12 Months of Tasks Until Your Big Day!

Wedding Planning 101: 12 Months of Tasks Until Your Big Day!

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Even though one year from your wedding date may seem like an eternity, it’s really in fact, only a stone’s throw away. And with all the important wedding planning that you have to do, you can’t afford to miss one single detail to ensure your day is planned to near perfection!

But how do you know when to do what? Like do you know when you should mail your invites? Or when you should book your…

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Wedding Planning 101: Top 10 “To Do’s” for Your Big Day!

Wedding Planning 101: Top 10 “To Do’s” for Your Big Day!

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So… it’s finally here! You got the guy, he got the ring, and now you have to get down the aisle! With so much going on and so much more to do, where do you even begin planning for one of the biggest days of your lives?

So to ease a little of the stress and point you in the right direction, we decided to help you out because that’s what we’re here for!

Here are the top 10 wedding planning “To…

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How to Create a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

How to Create a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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You want your wedding day to be as perfect as possible, but minor interruptions during the day’s schedule may throw you a curve ball instead. Whether it’s perfectly coiffed hair that begins to wilt in the heat of a July summer day, 6″ heels blistering your feet, or that rip in your cathedral length wedding veil (gasp!) you got when Uncle Bob stepped on…

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Wedding Registry 101: Top 50 Wedding Gifts

Wedding Registry 101: Top 50 Wedding Gifts

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200271182-001I think one of the best, most stress-free parts of planning a wedding is creating your wedding gift registry. Here’s why: it involves gifting and shopping, which, as a pair, are a girl’s second best friend (you know who’s the first!) I mean, what’s better than shopping and having someone else pay for it? OK, I know that’s semi-tacky to admit, but come on, we both know it’s true! And hey,…

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Jun 6

The Second Time Around: Getting Married Again

The Second Time Around: Getting Married Again

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o-MIDDLE-AGE-WEDDING-facebook-1So, you’ve decided for the second time now to take the plunge, and this time, it’s right! But, since you’re a little older and wiser and you’ve kinda “been there, done that”, you want to make sure you’re having an “age-appropriate” celebration.

But what exactly does that mean? It’s not like you’re ready for a cane and a hearing aid, but you also feel slightly ridiculous at the notion of perhaps…

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Calculating Your Wedding Budget

Calculating Your Wedding Budget

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As a wedding planner, I’m often shocked at how couples really have no idea how much the average New York City wedding costs. Now granted, part of my job is to know, and the service I offer is to help YOU know, because hey, how would you know if you’ve never been married or planned a wedding before? As Oprah says “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

However, I’ve noticed something once I tell my…

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A Big Tip: Dispersing Gratuities to Your Wedding Vendors

A Big Tip: Dispersing Gratuities to Your Wedding Vendors

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bigstock_Paying_Money_A_452577When it comes to tipping in general, most of us are genuinely confused about what is the correct amount to tip, when it’s appropriate to tip, and most importantly how much to tip. I mean, even when I order from Fresh Direct I wonder if I should tip the guys, but if UPS delivers the thought never even crosses my mind. Now add a special layer of wedding vendors to consider and things get really…

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May 9

More than Cold Feet: When Your Gut Tells You This Just Isn’t Right

More than Cold Feet: When Your Gut Tells You This Just Isn’t Right

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No matter how long you’ve been together, how well you know each other, or how much you’re in love, everyone, and I mean everyone has at least a minor brush with a case of cold feet right before they walk down that aisle. Cold feet is a totally normal and natural reaction to what is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your entire life.

Unfortunately there are times we make a…

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May 2

Same-Sex Marriage vs. Civil Union vs. Domestic Partnership: What’s the Difference?

Same-Sex Marriage vs. Civil Union vs. Domestic Partnership: What’s the Difference?

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Mrs-and-MrsOften when we speak of marriage, we are really referring to what many may still consider a “traditional” union between a man and a woman whose legitimacy is recognized by law. However, wedded unions between same-sex couples, their definition, and how each is recognized by a particular State, can still be a matter of confusion, especially when it comes to understanding the various benefits and…

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