weddings: creating your perfect day

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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!

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    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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    The biggest dos and don’ts of eloping

    Is the idea of a big bridal bash just not your thing? Or perhaps you and your fiancé are just the super spontaneous type, so why not make your next beach vacation your nuptials as well? If you’re thinking of eloping but have questions on the mind, we’re here to help. We tapped elopement and wedding planner Lindsey Nickel, founder of Events, Etc., for her top dos and don’ts for getting hitched on the sly.

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    9 things every engaged couple should talk about

    These are the conversations all betrothed couples should take the time to have before they get hitched.

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    Must-know relationship hacks for newlyweds

    Maggie Reyes is a life coach, writer, and the founder of ModernMarried.com. She helps newlyweds re-think what married life can be. Here, she’s revealing tricks every newlywed couple needs to know.

  • File photo of brides from around the world participating in a mass wedding ceremony at in Gapyeong, South Korea. Lee Jin-man, AP // File photo of brides from around the world participating in a mass wedding ceremony at in Gapyeong, South Korea. Lee Jin-man, AP (File photo of brides from around the world participating in a mass wedding ceremony at in Gapyeong, South Korea. Lee Jin-man, AP)

    'Bride schools' prep women for mail-order marriages

    Government-supported Vietnamese classes teach women Korean language, customs.

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    Did you know that these 6 celebrity costars are married to each other?

    Sometimes two characters on a TV show or movie can portray being a happy couple effortlessly, or can have lots of fun playing former spouses — especially if they're married to each other in real life! Keep scrolling for six celebrity costars you probably didn't know tied the knot, even after the bloodiest and craziest story lines.

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    Most creative marriage proposals

    Some couples want nothing more than a laid-back, by-the-book proposal. Then there are the other couples, where the proposal not only needs to be personalized, it also has to be unique and entirely different than the typical restaurant, bended-knee idea. Sound like you? Then get inspired by some of the most creative proposal ideas we’ve ever seen. If you find something you like, steal it and then modify it to make your proposal something totally unforgettable.

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