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Weather You Like It or Not

I’m sitting at my desk here in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, on a March day. A few weeks ago, we hit a high of almost 70 ° and now it’s snowing like crazy. Unpredictable as the weather, as they say. And I’ve said, a thousand times, what is the rain (or snow) plan? There is nothing like [...]

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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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CHECKING IT TWICE

Check this off your wedding to-do list You have found the person you want to spend your life with – this person loves and respects you and you are best friends and partners. Check. What could be more important? You decided to tie the knot because it will strengthen your bond. What a good idea. [...]

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How to have the world’s best wedding

When it comes to weddings, one size definitely does not fit all. Every couple is different and so is every wedding. If you want to have the world’s best wedding, maybe I can help, because I read all about it on the internet, so it must be true! I actually read an article entitled the [...]

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When Life Gives you Lemons …Making Wedding Lemonade

I’d checked in with the bride and groom, signed the marriage license, reviewed all the ceremony details and all systems were ‘go.’ But there were still some guests who hadn’t arrived. These were close family members who were supposed to be picked up at their hotel by a bus service. It was all worked out [...]

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Realistic Expectations for Your Wedding Day

Many engaged couples dream of a perfect wedding. For some women it’s a fairy-tale come true based on childhood fantasies and desires mixed in with lots of media hype. And while there’s nothing wrong with planning your dream-come-true wedding event, it is important to temper your expectations with some realism. Imagining a day that is [...]

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Weddings and family stress

Because I’m immersed in the world of weddings, people often share their stories – stories about weddings past, present and future. I’m not a wedding planner and I’m not a psychiatrist, but I do have plenty of sympathy and some advice for those experiencing stress with their families at a time in their lives that [...]

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What Constitutes a Wedding Day Emergency?

There are many other things you really can’t do anything about such as the schedule going awry, kids crying or making noise during your ceremony, shuttle buses running late, and no-shows. But barring being stood up at the altar you will be married at the end of the day – and that’s what matters the most. When you think about it – all these little problems really are not emergencies at all.

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Bridezilla or Bridechilla? Can you be too laid back?

I was speaking with a bride recently who referred to herself as a Bridechilla, which I found both hilarious and wonderful. According to the Urban Dictionary a Bridechilla is a bride that remains calm, cool, and collected during her entire wedding experience. Bridechillas never use phrases such as ‘my day, the most important day of [...]

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Advice for a better wedding ceremony

I have a bit of advice and I believe that’s what this column is supposed to be about! My ideas are based on officiating countless weddings, and the focus here is on the ceremony – so here goes: Don’t be late. Too often I see people rushing in just before the processional begins, and sometimes [...]

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