TRAVEL MODE Day 11: Destination Weddings
Say "I Do" to your dream wedding at a destination of your choice!
Choosing the location can be the most time consuming yet one of the most exciting parts of planning a destination wedding. Couples ty... Posted on 12/9/13 at 10:54 AM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II meaningful mondays: our 22 years together
Our 22nd wedding anniversary celebration this weekend included dinner out at The Cork, the restaurant where our groom's dinner took place way back when, and a movie.
Another dinner out in an ear... Posted on 11/25/13 at 12:01 AM
STAFF BLOG SHESAYSTV What SheSays: Saving money for your dream wedding
The average U.S. wedding now tops $25,000 when all the vows are said and done. On this weeks episode of What SheSays, The Forums Heidi Shaffer, Anna G. Larson and Emily Welker talk about what an expe... Posted on 5/7/13 at 2:20 PM
Planning a wedding in these tough economic times is a big challenge. But don’t panic! There are plenty of smart strategies that you can use to plan your dream wedding for half the price. Here are some tips from Sharon Naylor, author and Q&A specialist at iVillage Weddings.
With the wedding season in full swing, the last thing on the minds of brides and grooms probably is protecting their identity from theft.
But it should rank right up there with all their wedding plans.
Ryan Johnson and Liz Berntson of Fargo, ND, announce their wedding. Parents of the couple are Wayne and Pat Berntson of Grand Forks, and Lyle and (the late) Barb Johnson of Lisbon, ND.
At the top of the staircase, Sheryl Jesswein glanced in a large mirror to make sure her wedding dress and veil were in place.
Before descending the steps to the chapel, she had one last thing to do.
She placed her hand on a mausoleum niche, touching the name of her late father.
“It was like he was giving me away,” Jesswein said.
Cemetery weddings are rare, eyebrow-raising affairs, evoking Goth images of black bridal dresses and gloomy gravesite gatherings.
Racks strain against the inventory, the gowns with their taffeta and beadwork encroaching on the small shop’s walking space.
Hanging everywhere is the couture of proms and christenings and, as June arrives, weddings. The attire serves the landmark events of local lives, and Phyllis Fetter toils in this industry of happiness.
For years, brides-to-be have arrived at her St. Joseph shop, delighted with the chore ahead. The shopkeeper matches them, thousands of them, with dresses that will elicit tears when seen in a church aisle and praise when seen many years later in a picture album.
So you think Bridezilla is scary, what with her tears and temper tantrums?
Just wait till you meet her opposite number: Groomzilla.
He’s bigger, bolder, louder. And increasingly, he’s muscling in on territory previously ruled by the bride, her mother and possibly a wedding planner.
The wedding went off without a hitch, but four years later, Michelle and Marc Toth have one regret:
They’re sorry they went to Doylestown, Pa., for their marriage license.
In 2004, Michelle, a project manager for a financial services company, and Marc, a draftsman, planned to marry in Philadelphia and get their license in Bucks County, Pa. — a decision influenced only by the office’s proximity to their home in Hatboro, Pa.
They were acting within the law, of course. Couples can buy their marriage licenses in any one of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties and hold their ceremonies in any other.
Music is an integral part of both the wedding ceremony and the reception. Music often conveys emotions that are difficult to put into words. Additionally, songs and music help us to remember certain key moments more easily. That’s why we often associate rites of passage with the sound track of that time in our lives.
There are many grooms-to-be who leave choosing their wedding day attire to the last minute. After all, it’s something that doesn’t require much thought at all, right?
Actually, choosing your attire requires careful consideration of several variables. As such, many men are intimidated by the process, another reason for procrastination. However, acquiring a few pointers will help make the process easier if you have limited experience with wedding day attire.
Helen Piret Fritzell and Christopher John Conn were married on August 9, 2008 near Northwood, ND. Helen is the daughter of Erik K. Fritzell and Ell-Piret Multer, Grand Forks. Chris is the son of Jon and Deborah Conn also of Grand Forks.
About 25 percent of couples plan to slice their wedding budgets in half, and 1 in 10 intend to cut back costs by 75 percent, according to a nationwide survey recently released by retailer David’s Bridal.
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