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Wedding Anniversary Signature Frames

So you're having a wedding anniversary. Congratulations! It's quite a remarkable achievement in this day and age, and whether you're celebrating a 10th, 25th, or 50 year anniversary each year marks a memorable milestone and deserves a special celebration. It also requires a unique gift to commemorate and memorialize such an important occasion.

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Wedding Signature Frames

So you have been invited to a wedding. Whether you are a friend, family member or the proud parents, one of the most important, if not stressful decisions is what to buy the new couple. This new union will require a unique gift, a gift the newlyweds can actually use and enjoy. Is there such a gift that can provide these qualities while still being original?

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Too Many Divorces, Too Many Marriages

My oldest boy asked me something the other day about all the news regarding the high divorce rate. I told him there aren't too many divorces, there's too many marriages. Most people get married without really knowing who they are marrying or just how big of a commitment they are making. Heck, most people get married before they even know themselves very well. When the reality of it all hits them, they are either stuck in a bad marriage for life, or they get a divorce. Education is the solution.

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The Marriage Test: Realities of the Unwritten Contract

Love should not blind a couple to the realities of their legal status of husband and wife, for they are bound by an unwritten contract of marriage governed by the laws of the federal government, the state they live in and the decisions of the judiciary. Every bride and groom must learn that the state is at the altar with them.

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Optimism Can Help or Hurt Your Marriage

Beth and Tom were happily married for over 25 years--no small feat in today's world. At first, their friends could not understand how their marriage succeeded, due to numerous perceived shortcomings.

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Renewing Your Wedding Vows

A vow renewal ceremony is a special way to declare your continuing commitment to your spouse before family and friends. The ceremony can occur any time after your original wedding.

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Hiring a Vendor You're Comfortable With

"When we met our photographer, we just knew he was the right one," said Joanne. "He made Kevin and me feel so relaxed. I could just picture him at the wedding, getting along with all the different personalities and putting everyone at ease."

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The Rules of Engagement (A Guy's Rant)

OK, so my wedding is just over 2 weeks away. Our year-long engagement is coming to an end, so I feel I can now share with you the wisdom of the engaged guy. I must do it now, because once you're married, the way I hear it, you forget all about all of this stuff. Kinda the way you forget a lot of your single days when you start dating someone. Freaky.

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No Kids at the Wedding Please

As much as you love your nieces, nephews and even your own children, some of you know that an otherwise perfect day can be tarnished by a misbehaving little one. You don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, so what should you do? If you don't mind kids at your wedding, then this article is not for you. If your are in the other group, read on.

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Keys to a Successful Marriage

Recently, I attended a fiftieth wedding anniversary party for my friend's parents. Until I met them, I did not believe the traditional nuclear family existed in America. With all of the statistics boasting about the high rate of divorce, increase of couples with children not getting married, but living together, single parent households, and stepparent families, I must admit that my outlook on marriage had diminished.

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All Inclusive Wedding Packages

Are you interested in an all inclusive wedding plan? When you hear "all inclusive weddings" you just might think of the many options in the Caribbean, but there is a wedding company in California who offers many all inclusive plans. Michelle O'Connor of Lake Arrowhead Weddings offers her tips on planning the wedding of your dreams with a minimum amount of fuss.

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Should I Hire a Wedding Planner?

A wedding planner will act as a consultant to help you plan your special day. This consultant is a professional wedding planner that knows etiquette from the socially correct formats through proper planning and organization of your wedding day.

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Celebrate the Little Things in Life

Looking at the calendar on my desk, I see that two days from now my wife, Diane, and I will celebrate our nineteenth anniversary. The date is circled and there are little red hearts filling the square. "T+D" in thick black letters and the number "19" is written over and over, outlining the date-square. Silly, I know. It's like filling your notebook back in junior-high with the name of your girlfriend. I guess I just can't help myself.

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Tips for Great Wedding Hair Styles

Six months before the wedding, have a major consultation with your stylist of choice. Bring along the headpiece and the picture of the dress if possible. The more the stylist knows about the mood of the wedding, the better he or she can create the perfect hairstyle.

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Create Your Own Personal Wedding Website

An informative and interactive wedding website can help open the lines of communication between you and your guests and thus make your destination wedding more enjoyable for everyone involved. Read further to discover how to unlock the potential of your own personal wedding website in planning your big day.

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Planning a Wedding: Get Organized

You've had friends to your home for dinner. Maybe you've hosted a Super Bowl party or two. But have you ever planned and coordinated an event for 50-300 guests? If you haven't, then welcome to the world of wedding planning.

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Traditional Wedding Expenses Checklist

You must first decide how big or small your wedding will be and to realistically budget within those boundaries. Traditionally the bride and her family absorb all or the majority of wedding expenses. This tradition is no longer valid considering the escalating costs of producing a wedding.

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