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Engaging Thoughts

How can you get through the gauntlet of questions? If you or someone you know has recently become engaged, I hope this column brings awareness that will help prepare someone for the coming tide of inquiry. Then you can decide what information you are ready to share, and just plead the 5th for the rest of them.

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Planning an engagement or wedding? Ask yourself this…

I adore weddings, but I do take all of the hoopla of both engagements and weddings with a healthy grain of salt. Becoming engaged is a special time in one’s life. Enjoy it to the max, because making a serious commitment to another person is truly profound. Savor these moments. But (you knew there would [...]

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Love Locks and other Rituals of Engagement

I was sad to read that Paris recently broke up with its ‘love locks.’ City workers removed the railings loaded with locks on the Pont des Arts Bridge. For years, visitors had been attaching locks with sentimental messages in symbolic acts of affection and often as an engagement ritual. They would seal the deal by [...]

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Happy Valentines Day

This may be the day you become engaged! What a great Valentine’s Day gift! And if this happens… congratulations! What an exciting time in life. So what’s next? After savoring the moment, many brides begin thinking about their fantasy wedding, and don’t be surprised if you and your fiancé have different ideas on this. Your [...]

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You’re Engaged… Now What?

If you just became engaged, sit back and enjoy the feeling for a minute, because it won’t be long before everything starts spinning, and hopefully not out of control. If you haven’t told anyone yet, please tell your immediate family first. And this should be a personal visit, if possible, or at least a phone [...]

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meeting many couples…

It’s that time of year! I’m meeting with lots of couples, planning their ceremonies for spring, summer and fall. Everyone is so different and that keeps it interesting. Some of those differences are related to the couple’s history or family. Is this a second or even third marriage for one or both partners? Are there [...]

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