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Every woman dreams of walking down the aisle in her beautiful wedding gown.
A introduction to dress lengths, styles and trains.
Alterations to your dress will most likely be necessary.
Every bride strives to find a gown in the perfect color, style and fit.
A great pair of shoes can be the most important accessory of your wedding.
Because you don't want to settle for less than exactly what you want.
What you need to begin building your life together.
One of the richest and most delicious wedding traditions is the wedding cake.
Distinctive tastes for a delicious wedding cake.
The groom's cake is casual and fun.
When selecting your incredible edibles, make sure you're fully prepared.
Caterers today offer a range of simple light fare to elaborate cuisine.
The day-after brunch is a popular event.
Ideas to leave your guests with a good taste in their mouths.
Every other decision you make about your wedding seems to involve food!
The bar should appeal to your style - and your budget.
No other aspect of your wedding is as important as the ceremony.
Before you unite in marriage, discuss your approach to finances.
Dreaming of a large church wedding or a more casual affair?
How to develop a budget that everyone agrees upon.
Gracefully handle the issue of parents who are no longer a couple.
Tips to create a marriage that lasts.
The cost of today's typical wedding.
A checklist for planning your wedding.
What you can expect from the wedding's other players.
Why you should consider working with a consultant.
Wedding consultants know the ins and outs of wedding planning.
Ninety percent of brides experience low points during the planning process.
Things can seem like a whirlwind no matter how much you've planned!
Some pointers to help you get off to a good start.
Flowers symbolize the beginning of your new life together.
Make a unique keepsake from your wedding.
How to choose flowers for your bridal party.
Here are ten ideas for local bachelor parties that step it up beyond the expected.
Planning tips for the groom.
Just what are the men in a wedding expected to do?
Your ushers and groomsmen play an important role.
Options for creating a tastefully distinctive look for your wedding day.
Stereotypical "drink-'til-you-drop" nights are a thing of the past.
These classic gifts can almost all be personalized and are always a hit.
Celebrity expert Monte Durham speaks to hair trends and finding the dress.
"Today Show" Style Editor Bobbie Thomas shares how to make your own spa at home.
Enhance the glow of your love with a healthy lifestyle.
A pre-wedding regimen to help you feel confident, fresh and beautiful.
Your honeymoon is the beginning of a lifelong adventure together.
What can a travel agent do for you?
Consider the needs of out-of-town guests and reserve a block of rooms.
Thoughtful ideas to make your guests feel special.
Marriage brings with it some priceless accessories.
An engagement gift for your fiancé is a classy and thoughtful gesture.
How to break the news of your engagement to friends and family.
Familiarize yourself with The Four Cs.
The location of your wedding festivities is key to a fabulous day.
A few options to make sure everyone is in their right place.
Just how does this whole reception thing go down anyway?
Some things to consider when searching for the ideal spot for your reception.
Things to keep in mind when setting your wedding date.
The best time of day for your reception - a morning brunch, midday luncheon or evening dinner.
After the trial run, it's time for the wedding party to celebrate.
If youre up for an outdoor wedding, youll need to develop a game plan.
Weather-beating ideas for your successful outdoor event.
Put your party clothes on its time for the fun to start.
Local music and entertainment experts share their picks for the best in every category.
Music is instrumental in controlling the flow of events on your big day.
Discuss your ideas and schedule with all your key players.
Instrumental options for your rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
The different musical pieces of the wedding ceremony.
Laying the groundwork for a great reception.
Music to get your guests out on the dance floor!
Have two left feet? No need to fret!
Memories of your wedding day should be preserved by a professional photographer.
Tips for preserving and displaying your wedding photos.
Minimize the length of your photo session so that you can get to the party.
Wedding photos will remain among your most treasured mementos.
Lindsey Lee shares her expert advice on looking fierce for engagement, bridal and wedding-day photography sessions!
To create a certain ambiance, look to the party rental store.
Rental items can help bring an area together with color and flair.
Why purchase a bunch of items you’ll never use again?
We sat down with the experts from Wedding Paper Divas to dish on top trends and sticky situations.
Stationery is a reflection of the happiness you feel at this special time.
Here are the vital parts to a wedding invitation.
Check out these fun stationery items.
For years, calligraphy has been a hallmark of elegance and sophistication.
As you create your guest list, consider your budget and reception location.
Treat yourself to wonderful note cards that will inspire you to write.
Plan to arrive and depart your wedding in the most elegant way possible.
It’s always stylish to make your grand entrance – or exit – in a fabulous automobile.
Suggestions on picking the transportation service that's just right for you.
A wedding video can be the most sentimental way to relive your wedding day.
Let your videographer help you share the good times with those you love.
A wedding video should look like a movie not Uncle Eds funniest home video.
Tips on handling your new family on the big day and beyond.
Have fun setting up your new home together!
Don't forget to tell these organizations you're married!
Find confidence when (gasp) looking for a new house.
Now that you're legal, be sure you know the law.
Should you keep your last name?
Deciding to buy a house can be both fun and scary.
Make plans now to meet one-on-one with local wedding professionals at these upcoming bridal events.
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