weddings: creating your perfect day

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    5 unbelievable wedding traditions from around the world

    When we recently uncovered some surprising facts behind the wedding traditions we’ve all come to know, we also came across some pretty unbelievable global wedding traditions we had never heard of. So, without further ado, here are five “say what?” big-day customs.

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    8 signs you’re a bridezilla

    You know the warning signs — toddler-like tantrums, mascara-stained cheeks, immaculately organized wedding binders that weigh more than a flower girl — yet somehow it’s happened to you … You’ve become a Bridezilla. You may think this overused title is solely reserved for reality TV and romantic comedies, but the reality is high expectations mixed with unexpected circumstances — also known as wedding planning — can be a cocktail of disaster that even the sanest souls can’t stomach. If you suspect the process might be getting the better of you, here are eight ways to tell you’re entering the Bridezilla danger zone.

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    The biggest wedding vow don’ts

    Writing your own wedding vows lets you express your own beliefs and feelings. It’s also the most significant way to personalize your ceremony.

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    The 7 people who could ruin your wedding-day mood — and how to stop them

    Whether it’s the guest whose cell phone shrills in the middle of your vows or a inappropriate, drunken declaration made from your dance floor, there are just certain people who can put a crimp in what should otherwise be your carefree wedding day. Here, we identify seven key culprits and dish out tips that will keep them from getting under your skin.

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    A quick guide to changing your name

    With your wedding day fast approaching, you’ve likely sorted out most of your important details. The dress has been altered, your reception venue paid for, and the menu chosen. But one important detail you may be forgetting to work on the logistics of? Changing your name!

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    5 things you must do before you tie the knot

    When you’re busy planning a life with someone else, it’s easy to forget about something: yourself! But before you get married, there are a few single-girl to-dos you must accomplish. We’ve rounded up five things — some practical, some fun — that every bride-to-be should do before she walks down the aisle.

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    300 guests brawl in giant wedding fight

    Two guests arrested in New Jersey.

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    5 things guests should never do at a wedding

    A wedding guest’s only job is to show up at the ceremony and reception on time, smile and wish the happy couple well. You don’t have to do anything else unless you’ve been specifically asked to participate in another way. However, there are a number of things you should never do at a wedding.

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    Celebrity-approved honeymoon spots right here in the U.S.

    Celebrities certainly know how to travel in style, so if you’re struggling to select a honeymoon destination, look no further than these star-approved hotspots. To make it even easier, we’re providing you with hotel recommendations, packing essentials, and tips on what to do and see! So channel your inner celeb at one of these U.S. destinations for an unforgettable vacation!

  • 1. Remember to clean and store your gown.

    6 things you can’t forget to do right after you get married

    After your return from your honeymoon, your marriage officially starts and with that come some changes. It’s not to say that the honeymoon phase is over, but you’ll have to get some things situated in order to have your marriage start off on the right foot. We tapped the expert advice of wedding planner and reality TV star David Tutera and love and career coach Charreah Jackson to dish on six things you must do to have a successful first month of marriage — from wedding-related logistics to wrap up to relationship rules to set.

  • 1. Get two ring holders.

    8 things to do right after you get engaged

    Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007. Here, the veteran planner is sharing some expert advice for free: She’s sharing the top eight things you have to do right after you get engaged.

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