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Wedding Traditions from Around the World.

Regular readers of ‘wedding talk’ know my interest, even fascination, with all kinds of rituals and traditions. Today I thought I’d take a quick trip around the world and look at just some of the more obscure wedding customs. In South Asian weddings, the bridesmaids steal the groom’s shoes and hide them on the day [...]

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Many Choices for Theme Weddings

There are many ways to have a wedding that reflects your style, taste and values. If you have been thinking about a theme wedding, put it at the top of your agenda – because if you choose a theme, it will influence many of the choices that will follow.   What is a theme wedding? [...]

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Little Tips for your Big Day

They say that in the ‘art of marriage,’ the little things are the big things. I wonder if that true for the art of a weddings? Sometimes couples get too caught up in the tiny details and miss the big picture. But there are a few little things I’ve picked up along the way – [...]

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To DIY or Not to DIY? that is the question!

With all the Pinterest pages, facebook posts, and the newest wedding gurus filling our heads with ideas, its difficult not to get caught up in a million cool little details you must have for your wedding. The rustic signage, the hay bales, the mason jars, the table numbers, and the amazing arbor your beloved will [...]

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Tying the Knot

We all know the expression: ‘tying the knot’ – it simply means getting married. But where does this phrase come from? There are many different stories, in different communities throughout the world. It is certainly one of the oldest wedding traditions we know. Here are a few of these origin stories, and some ritual ideas [...]

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The many ways to make your ceremony unique

As a Celebrant I was taught to be open, creative and inclusive when it comes to creating the right ceremony. That comes in handy when I meet interesting couples that want unique ceremonies. The telling of the couples’ personal story is a hallmark of any celebrant wedding, and this storytelling helps bond the couple and [...]

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Go ahead and break the rules!

Traditions are wonderful but not if they don’t work for you. Because almost everything about a wedding is, in-and-of-itself, traditional, it’s totally ok to do away with a few old customs. Here are a few rules you can easily change up to suit your needs. However, if you love them as they are, please keep [...]

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There’s more to free than free ‘stuff’

Fill in the blank: The best things in life are ‘_______.’ If you said ‘free,’ that’s what I had in mind as well. This generally means that the most rewarding or satisfying experiences in life are often those that cost nothing. This proverb originated in 1927 as the title of a song, which contains the [...]

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Learning about the Chuppah

The chuppah, a canopy used in weddings, is an ancient and beautiful Jewish tradition. It can be constructed in many different ways and is used to create a sacred space for the couple to stand beneath for their ceremony. The word itself means covering, but can also be translated as protection. There are a variety [...]

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Some out of the box ideas that also save money

Creative fresh ideas can also be money saving ideas. How wonderful! Here are a few ideas to consider. Instead of buying a wedding gown, just buy a dress – a beautiful dress, a dress you love, a dress you could even wear again. With colors for wedding dresses coming into fashion you’ll be on the [...]

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