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Make your big day as unique as you are

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 04:24 am

Make your big day as unique as you are Make your big day as unique as you are Weddings are steeped in tradition - no matter whom you are or where you live. But what if you're not interested in wearing the same dress your mother did, getting married in the same location your sister did or wearing something blue?

Don't worry, you're not alone. Plenty of brides search for ways to make their special day as unique as they are. Here are five ways to put your own special spin on this classic tradition.

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Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first

Deciding to get married is one of the biggest and most important decisions many people will ever make.

According to The Knot and WeddingChannel.com, the average wedding costing more than $28,000 - the cost of a new car or a down payment on a home, so your next biggest decision may be figuring out how to pay for it. With that in mind, many couples are opting to tie the knot at home. Although hosting your special day in your own backyard can cut costs and give you more flexibility, you must address some critical details before you walk down the aisle.

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Healthy options for tan skin

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Healthy options for tan skin Healthy options for tan skin

Brides and grooms to be aspire to look their absolute best on their wedding day, and that could mean employing an entire arsenal of beauty, grooming and wardrobe personnel for some extra help.

Popular goals prior to the wedding include shedding a few pounds or improving muscle tone. Teeth whitening sessions and dance lessons are also popular. Many couples also want to have a sun-kissed look on their big day, and that may drive them to spend hours out in the sun or inside tanning salons.

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Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's

Congratulations, you're engaged. Once the excitement of sharing the news with your loved ones and Facebook friends dies down, there are several important issues to consider. This includes building your guest list, setting a budget, picking a venue, DJ versus band and other to do's. However, there are also some vital details pertaining to insurance that many prospective newlyweds overlook. True, it's not the most exciting topic, but it is, nonetheless, something that should be considered before marriage.

Before you tie the knot, make sure you consider these options:

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Bride-Groom gift exchange making comeback

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 09:23 pm

A long-gone tradition in weddings is making its way back—the giving of gifts between brides and grooms.

More than 800,000 couples have gotten engaged since Thanksgiving and most are just now starting to plan their wedding. If so, tradition holds that you both exchange wedding presents with one another.

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How to handle guests who don't RSVP

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:45 pm

Wedding invitations are often a great source of information for guests. While wedding websites also provide a great opportunity for couples to get the word out about their weddings and share pertinent details like the date and location of the wedding, many people are still unfamiliar with the concept of a wedding website, and therefore they rely on invitations as their primary source of information about a wedding.

One of the most important bits of information couples must include on their wedding invitations is the RSVP date.

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Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:20 pm

Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying "I do," while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

Now it's time to turn that fantasy dream into reality. And while Prince Charming has been replaced with Mr. Right, the rest of the fairytale doesn't have to change. Every bride should feel like a princess, and here are some ways to pull off the special wedding:

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Which dinner service is right for your wedding?

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:09 pm

 Which dinner service is right for your wedding? Which dinner service is right for your wedding?

Weddings are typically the culmination of months of careful planning. After a couple has officially tied the knot, a celebration typically follows. Although music and mingling are integral to a wedding reception, the meal is often the central component of the party.

Couples have options when choosing dinner service for their weddings, and some need not serve dinner at all. An early wedding may consist of a brunch or some passed appetizers, while some couples opt for a cocktail party in lieu of a dinner party. Still, some weddings feature only desserts.

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Clever ways to give cash gifts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:02 pm

Clever ways to give cash gifts Clever ways to give cash gifts

Whether it's for a couple on their wedding day, a youngster just graduating high school or as a birthday gift to a beloved family member, cash has become an increasingly popular gift in recent years. Once considered impersonal, cash is now a go-to gift for shoppers whose foremost concerns are putting smiles on their loved ones' faces. Those who still hesitate at the thought of giving an envelope full of cash, take note: There are many clever ways to give green that make cash gifts just as enjoyable to give as to receive.

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Four questions to ask before purchasing a new home

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:59 pm

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Never buy a new home without asking these four questions

Buying a new house is an exciting time in your life. Because it is one of the most important investments you'll make for yourself and your family, there are many important factors to consider.

Before making a purchase, take these four questions into account. Having the answers will allow you to enjoy your new home now and in the years ahead.

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