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Let’s Call Them ‘Attendants’

-     Why a gender-neutral wedding party is a great idea The people standing up there with you at your wedding ceremony are more than just statues.  There is a reason you ask your closest friends, siblings or others to be by your side as you exchange your vows. So who are they?  How do [...]

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Questions and answers for bridesmaids and groomsmen

I want to talk about bridesmaids and groomsmen, but first let’s address the terminology itself. Bridesmaid… you are the ‘maid’ or assistant to the bride, assisting her in all things helping her dress or fetching things. Ok. That’s not horrible – its fun to help out your best girlfriend or sister. Groomsmen. Kind of the [...]

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Appreciating the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Bridesmaids and groomsmen, or as I like to simply call them, attendants, can play an important role in all the work leading up to your wedding. Because they are people you value, I love the idea of involving them in the ceremony itself. If they are important enough to stand with you, it can be [...]

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Your Bridal Party

  Sorry I missed posting this week – due to my power outage… look for a new column in the Sunday paper.   Last week I wrote about the bride’s walk down the aisle, but who else travels down that important little path? Besides parents and sometimes grandparents entering, most couples have a bridal party. [...]

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