Of course! Licenses make the marriage legal, however it is not necessary to get your license before you have your big day. Plan your wedding and enjoy a wonderful day of love, family, and friends—just keep in mind the marriage will not be officially legal until you obtain said license. The only time you will …

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Palestinian or any Middle Eastern weddings are definitely different from western weddings, however they are just as cool and fun. Expect a true experience, one that includes lots of loud music, plenty of food, and guests dressed up in their very finest, including their best jewels. There’s also local dancing in national costumes…in short, a …

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Traditionally the bride and groom sit in the middle of the table with the parents of the bride and groom on either side. The best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen fill out the rest of the table. If the couple decides not to have a bridal party, the siblings and best friends who …

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This phrase, which dates back to the sixteenth century, is rarely used anymore. It was originally asked during wedding ceremonies to ensure the wedding was lawful and could proceed without issue. The “issues” of the time included incest, bigamy, lying about age or identity, etc. Any issues similar to these are generally found out in …

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Traditional etiquette states you do not say “Congratulations!” to the bride, rather you tell her “Best wishes!” and say congrats to the groom. The reason for saying congratulations to the groom is to tell him “good job” for landing a wonderful woman who agreed to marry him. The bride, in comparison, is wished a happy …

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The couple who caught the bouquet and garter dance after the “ceremony” is over, as they are supposed to be the next lucky couple to marry.

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If you are looking for some good wedding invite wording samples, read on. The following ideas courtesy of The Knot provide the inspiration you need! Traditional Wording Sample Native para Mr. and Mrs. [proper names of those hosting] request the honor of your presence [request line]* at the marriage of their daughter Keely Murphy [bride’s …

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Attending your very first American wedding? There isn’t a whole lot to learn about, so fear not. A Catholic wedding is an example of a traditional wedding, particularly a High Mass wedding. The main thing to know about such weddings is that they are…long. Anyhoo, other things to know about American weddings is if you …

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No, no, and HECK NO. Any couple who tells you paying for your meal at a wedding is a “new tradition” is LYING. Plain and simple. You bought them gifts off their registry and are possibly traveling to see them say “I do,” and they can’t even feed you?? That’s insane and ridiculous. You might …

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Reader Question: I need some help. My grandmother has offered to give me her antique jewelry. She wants me to sell it to help fund my wedding. I have no idea how to go about doing that? Advice please. Despite the rise in the popularity of antique jewelry and jewelry inspired by pieces from times …

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My husband and I were married 10 years ago, when we were 19. We are looking for a “do over” considering the first marriage was not exactly what we had hoped for. We are opting for a church and holding a reception where we were first married. Our daughter (5 years) will be our flower-girl …

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  My fiance and I are going to marry in the fall. We have grown or mostly grown children. We are looking for ways to start new wedding traditions by giving heirloom gifts that can be passed from child to child during subsequent wedding ceremonies (children’s not ours as we will not be remarrying again.) …

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Hello! We would be greatful for some advice, thank you! We would like to honor our deceased grandparents at our wedding ceremony. Also, I (the bride) have one remaining grandfather who is still living and will be at the ceremony and we would like to honor him as well. We are having a candlelit church …

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Perform a Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony I am planning on doing a memorial candle at the beginning of our ceremony. My fiance lost his son a year and a half ago, his father, and I lost my mother about 5 years ago. We have no plans for a wedding program. The suggestions say for the …

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