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Small Weddings, Big Ideas

There’s a lot of talk lately about small weddings, or as some like to call them, micro-weddings, or tiny weddings, or my favorite: intimate weddings. And there are many reasons couples are choosing to go small, and they mirror the reasons couples choose to elope. Now, that’s a small wedding! One motive is simply to [...]

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Will the new year bring marriage?

-   If so, here are some basics to think about right from the start. Happy New Year! It’s 2017 and maybe this year you, or someone you care about, will get married. If so, congratulations. Marriage is one of the big milestones in life, one with a deep, long history. Not that the institution has [...]

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2017 Wedding Trends - for better or for worse

A new year is dawning, and because I am clearly obsessed with weddings I always try to discern what the coming trends will be – good or bad, for better or worse. Last week I wrote about the so-called colors of the year. Today I offer a few general trends that you may find interesting; [...]

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Trend Spotting 2016

Every year writers and commentator types like to look back at what’s happened and forward to the coming year. I especially enjoy humorist Dave Barry’s annual wacky holiday gift guide. I am no Dave Barry, and the trends I’m about to share may not be funny, but maybe, just maybe, they will be fun and [...]

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Trends to Watch in 2013

Happy New Year! Its almost here, a brand new year, and looking forward to 2013 there are some wedding trends worth watching. One new idea that really caught my interest is ‘the lounge’ or ‘reception lounge.’ The concept is to create an area away from the dance floor where guests can sit, eat or drink, [...]

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Encourage guests to put down their phones!

A recent survey shows that brides are not happy about their guest’s photos being shared on social media. I agree. First, when I am officiating a ceremony I hope people will focus on it’s meaning, not on their cell phone cameras. A wedding ceremony is a significant and sacred time in the lives of the [...]

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Don’t have an unintended receiving line

One wedding tradition that is losing popularity is the receiving line. Historic tidbit: this custom dates back to more superstitious times when it was believed that anyone who touched the bride and groom would be blessed with good luck. It then became a practice for large weddings as a way of insuring that each guests [...]

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Seen and heard lately….

Some interesting new trends I’m hearing about from my couples this year… People are definitely feelings a lot freer about their clothing choices. A really great way to not only get more value out of your investment, but also express yourself, is for the men to purchase suits instead of renting tuxes. And bridesmaids are [...]

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