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BEGINNING BASICS
"18-Month Wedding Planning Calendar"
"An Introduction to Hiring Your Wedding Professionals"
"2014 Wedding Trends"
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"Centerpieces and Party Favors
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2nd Weddings
"Second Wedding Etiquette, Traditions and Planning"
"Small, Intimate Weddings"
"In Memoriam . . . Rituals for Remembering"
"Second Weddings: Announcement and Invitation Wording"
"Melding Families With Children"
Planning Makes Perfect for the Older Bridal Couple"
Accommodations
"Overnight Accommodations"
"Where Will Our Guests Stay?"
"Back at the Hotel After the Wedding?"
After the Wedding
"After Your Wedding Day . . . Now What?"
Accessories  see Attire
"Creating a Shower Wedding Quilt"
"Your Wedding Guestbook . . . Create Memories in New and Creative Ways"
"Coping with After-the-Wedding Letdown Blues"
"What You Should Know about Bridal Gown Preservation"
"Memories Are Made of This: 'Preserving' Your Wedding Day"
Alcohol  see Liquor
Anecdotes  see Miscellaneous
Anniversary Gifts  see Gifts
Announcements
"Announcing Your Marriage . . . Letting Everyone Know"
Announcing Your Marriage  see Printed Materials
Arch of Swords  see Ceremony
Attendants
"Choosing Honor Attendants"
"Delegating Tasks for Your Wedding"
"The Ring Bear, as only a child could do"
"Bridal Party Gifts"
"Dressing Your Pregnant Bridesmaid?
"Your Emergency Wedding Kit"
"Responsibilities of Honor Attendants"
"Gifts for the Groomsmen, A Guide for the Groom
"Gifts for the Bridesmaids. . . ways to say 'Thank You'
"Bridesmaids' Luncheon with a Twist"
Including a Pet in Your Wedding
Attire, Bride
"Buying a Wedding Gown . . . be prepared!"
"Choosing the Right Bra Size"
"Wedding Gown Fabrics - Pros & Cons"
"Wedding Gown Labels, What the Law Requires"
"Choosing a Figure Flattering Wedding Gown"
"Finding the Wedding Gown of Your Dreams and All That Goes with It"
"Your Bridal Headpiece and Veil, to top it all off"
"Gloves, a Wedding Style-Setter"
"Choosing Your Wedding Shoes"
"Not for the Size Four Bride" ~ Wedding Gown Tips for Plus Size Woman
"Protecting Your Wedding Dress on Your Wedding Day"
"Wedding Gown Fun Facts"
"Your Emergency Wedding Kit"
"What Your Should Know About Bridal Gown Preservation"
"New York Times Fashion Tidbits, June 2006"
"Who'll Wear the Pants in '06 and '07?"
Attire, General
"A Guide for the Wedding Guest - What to Wear"
"Formalwear Styles, a short course on wedding attire"
"A Guide for the Wedding Guest - What to Wear"
Attire, Groom
"Helping the Groom Shop for the Wedding"
"What's Hot in Men's Formalwear for 2007"
Attire, Mother of the Bride and Groom
"Mother of the Bride and the Groom: What Will They Wear?"
"Selecting Attire for the Mother of the Bride and the Groom"

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Bachelor Party  see Pre-Wedding Parties
Bachelorette Party  see Pre-Wedding Parties
Outdoors, Backyard and At-Home Weddings  see Parties
Band  see Music
Beauty
"Beauty Tips for the Bride"
"Bathing Beauty: Bridal Tips for Getting the Most Out of Tub Time"
"Shape Up for Your Wedding Day"
"Self-Help Beauty Tricks"
"The Artful Art of Make-up"
"Schedule Your Beauty Regimen"
How to Avoid Belly Bloat
"Tips For Achieving Perfect Wedding Photos and Video"
see also Groom
Best Man see Attendants
Birds and Rice Throwing
"Debunking The Rice-Throwing Myth"
Bridal Registries see Registries [Register, Registry]
Bridal Shower see Parties
Bridal Shows
"Bridal & Wedding Shows & Expos: Making the Most of Your Time"
Bridesmaids  see Attendants
Bubbles  see Rice
Budget and Money Management
""Wedding & Engagement Ring Statistics"
"Modest, yet Elegant, Tips from Vogue Magazine
and from HudsonValleyWeddings.com"
"Rethink Your Wedding to Beat the Recession"
"Your Budget and Budget Issues"
   "Who Pays for What" and "How to Trim the Budget"
"2008 and Projected Wedding Statistics"
"Budget List for Organized Planning"
"How Much? How Many? What You'll Need"
   Tent Size, Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Glassware, Hors D'oeuvres, Punch
"Keep Your Budget Low, Without Compromising Your Expectations"
"A Basic List of Household Items"
"Planning Strategies for Smart Money Management"
"Winter Weddings in the Hudson Valley"

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Cake
The Roles of Cupcakes in Planning Your Wedding
"The Wedding Cake . . . history, customs and traditions"
"Kransakaka, the Icelandic Wedding Cake"
"The Groom's Cake, Its Origins and Modern Transformation"
"Wedding Cake Nitty Gritty, a Mini Dictionary of Terms"
"Your Wedding Cake, a delicious centerpiece with 'layers' of options"
"Wedding Cakes Around the World"
"Wedding Cakes, a "New" Trend?"
Calendar, 18-Month Planner
"Wedding Schedule - an 18-Month Calendar"
"Premarital Genetic Testing"
Canceling Your Wedding
"Canceling Your Wedding . . . It Does Happen"
Caterer
"Choosing & Working With Your Caterer"
"A Checklist For Interviewing Caterers"
Ceremony
"Choosing the Location for Your Ceremony and Reception"
"The Protestant Wedding Ceremony"
"The Arch of Swords (Sabers) Military Ceremony"
"Legally Recognized Wedding Officiants"
"Planning Your Ceremony with Your Wedding Officiant, a cooperative effort"
"Planning Your Wedding Ceremony, from vows to checklist"
"Renewing Your Weddings Vows"
"The Components of a Wedding Ceremony and Writing Your Own Vows"
"The Rose Ceremony, a simple act with special meaning"
"In Memoriam . . . Rituals for Remembering"
"Here Comes the Bride . . . Walking the Walk to the Altar"
"The Wedding Processional and Several Alternatives"
"Tips For Achieving Perfect Wedding Photos"
Casual Weddings  see Informal Weddings
Checklists  see Ceremony, Caterer, Florist, Gifts, Groom, Guests
Music, Printed Materials, Photographer, Videographer
Children
"Announcing and 'Adults Only' Wedding & Reception"
"Children at Your Wedding, yours and/or your guests"
"Melding Families With Children"
Chinese Weddings
"Chinese Wedding Customs and Traditions"
"More About Chinese Weddings
"Protestant Weddings Ceremony"
"Quaker Wedding Customs"
Clergy  also see Ceremony
"Legally Recognized Wedding Officiants"
"Planning Your Ceremony with Your Wedding Officiant, a cooperative effort"
"Planning Your Wedding Ceremony, from vows to checklist"
Clothing  see Attire
Consultant
"Hiring a Wedding Consultant For a Pair of Helping Hands"
Counseling, Pre-Marital
"Pre-Marital Counseling, an Investment in Your Future"
Country Wedding
"Planning a Country Wedding"
Customs and Traditions
"New Traditions for Brides in 2012"
"Giving the Bride Away"
"Tossing the Bridal Bouquet and the Garter - Customs, Origins and Alternatives"
"Classic Traditions and New Rituals, the new, changing etiquette of weddings"
"Enduring Wedding Traditions . . . wedding customs and their origins"
"The Practice of Handfasting ~ Past and Present"
"Love Tokens ~ Crooked Sixpence"
"Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace!"
"The Money Dance, in some cultures, a reception ritual"
"Victorian Rules of Etiquette"
"The Elegance of a Victorian Wedding : Setting, Attire and Flowers
"The Elegance of a Victorian Wedding : Ceremony, Reception, Cake, Favors
see Honeymoon
Customs, International
"Kransakaka, the Icelandic Wedding Cake"
"Welch Lovespoons ~ An Old Ethnic Tradition"
"Chinese Wedding Customs and Traditions"
"More About Chinese Wedding Customs"
"Traditional Indian Wedding Rituals and Customs"
"International Wedding Customs"
"Irish Wedding Customs and Traditions"
"The Story of the Claddagh"
"Italian Weddings ~ Customs and Traditions, Past and Present"
"Sari Teaches Us about Weddings in Indonesia"
"Traditional Japanese Weddings"
"Sari Tells Us About a Javanese Wedding"
"Scottish Weddings...Making the Old New Again"
"Quaker Wedding Customs"
Customs, Jewish
"Jewish Wedding Customs and Their Origins"
"The Jewish Marriage Contract, the Ketubah"

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Dancing, Dance  see Music
Decor & Decorations
"What About an All-White Wedding"
"Candlelight at Your Wedding Reception, to light up your event"
"Customized Event Lighting"
"Wedding Table Decor"
DeeJay  see Music
Divorced Parents  see Parents
Destination - Weekend - Wedding  see also Style
"The Destination - Weekend - Wedding"
"Tips for Planning a Destination Weekend Wedding"
"Back at the Hotel After the Wedding?"
Double Wedding  see Style


Eco-friendly and Earth Friendly Weddings   see Green Weddings
Emergency Wedding Kit  see Attire
Engagement Party  see Parties
Engagement Ring
"Engagement Ring Trends For 2013"
"Wedding & Engagement Ring Statistics"
"Engagement Rings: Consider the Gemstone Alternative"
"The POSY, Another Engaging Engagement Ring
"The Story of the Claddagh and How It is 'Celebrated' Locally"
"A Diamond Engagement Ring, Facts and Figures from the Pros
"Engagement and Wedding Ring Facts . . . the old and the new of them"
"Engagement and Wedding Ring Facts, test yourself trivia"
"Engagement and Wedding Statistics, 2007"
"Choosing Your Wedding Rings"
Entertainment also see "Music"
"Choosing & Working With Your Entertainment"
"Checklist For Interviewing Entertainment"
"How to Choose a DJ"
"Shall We Dance? . . . and First Dance Song Suggestions"
Environmentally & Socially Conscientious Wedding see Style
Etiquette  see Tipping Etiquette,  see Customs
Event Planner
"Hiring a Wedding Consultant For a Pair of Helping Hands"

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Father-of-the-Bride  see Parents
Favors
"Centerpieces and Party Favors That Reflect the Seasons"
"Party Favors: Origin, Old Standards and New Ideas" ~ Part I & Part II
"Wedding Favors Say: Thank You."
First Dance  see Music
Florist & Flowers
"Centerpieces and Party Favors That Reflect the Seasons"
"About Your Flowers, Some Helpful Hints"
"Choosing & Working With Your Florist"
"A Checklist For Interviewing Florists"
"What is and Why Hire a Floral Consultant?
"About Your Flowers, Some Helpful Hints"
"Flowers, a Feast for the Senses"
"What Different Flowers Symbolize"
"Tossing the Bridal Bouquet & Garter"
"Corsage and Boutonnieres: To Whom, How Attach and to Wear Them"
"Tips For Achieving Perfect Wedding Photos and Video"
Flower Girl
"The Flower Girl, a 'Little Added Touch"
Flower Preservation
"After Your Wedding Day . . . Now What?"
Formal Wedding  see Style
Formalwear Styles  see Attire (General)
Fun Stuff, A Collection of Goodies  see Miscellaneous
Gifts
"Forgotten Registry Items" -->
"Wedding Gifts and Gift Registries . . . Words of Guidance"
"Bridal Party Gifts"
"Gifts for the Bridesmaids . . . ways to say Thank You"
"Gifts for the Groomsmen, A Guide for the Groom"
"Contemporary & Traditional Gifts For Anniversary Years"
"Creating a Shower Wedding Quilt"
"The Wedding Recipe Book"
"A Basic List of Household Items"
"We Really Don't Need a Toaster ~ Cash Gifts"
see Guests
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Gown  see Attire
Gown, Preservation  see Attire
Greek Orthodox Weddings
"Traditional Greek Orthodox Weddings"
"Green" Weddings"
"Planning a Green, Environmentally & Socially Conscientious Wedding"
Tips for Planning a Green, Eco-friendly, Earthy-friendly Wedding"
"Carbon Footprint, Defined"
Groom
"Gifts for the Groomsmen, A Guide for the Groom"
"Good Grooming for the Groom"
"Helping the Groom Shop for his Wedding"
"The Groom's Checklist"
"The Groom's Cake, Its Origins and Modern Transformation"
"The Changing Role of the Groom"
Groomsmen  see Attendants
Guests
"A Guide for the Wedding Guest - What to Wear"
"Announcing and 'Adults Only' Wedding & Reception"
"Wedding Gifts and Gift Registries . . . Words of Guidance"
"How Many Guests Will R.S.V.P. That They're Coming to My Wedding?"
"Delegating Tasks for Your Wedding"
"A Gifts Checklist"
"A Helpful Guide for Out-of-Town Guests"
"The Guest List Dilemma and All About Invitations"
"Simple Solutions to Gift Problems and Dilemmas"
"Your Wedding Guest Book"
"Summer Guest Attire"
"Please Be Seated . . . Mastering the Art of Seating Guests"

Headpiece  see Attire
Hints  see Planning
Honeymoon
"Honeymoon Travel Out of the United States"
"Airplane Tips for Honeymoon Travelers . . . making your flight more pleasant"
"There Goes the Bride and the Groom, a Honeymoon Planner"
"The Honeymoon Tradition"
"Planning Your Honeymoon with a Travel Consultant/Agent"
"Planning Tips for Your Honeymoon"
Home & Household
"Moving . . . Why Hire a Professional Mover?
"Glossary of Moving Terms
"Your New Home ~ Buying Versus Renting"
"Buying A House - Making the Decision"
"A Basic List of Household Items and Furniture"
Hot Tips  see Planning
Indian Weddings
"Traditional Indian Wedding Rituals and Customs"
Indonesian Weddings
"Sari Teaches Us about Weddings in Indonesia"
Informal Wedding
"Outline for an Informal, Casual Wedding"
Insurance
"Insurance Terms and Frequently Asked Insurance Questions"
"Wedding Insurance Counteracts Murphy's Law"
"More About Wedding Insurance"
Interfaith Marriages
"Six Tips for Blending Mixed Backgrounds"

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International Weddings Customs
"Chinese Wedding Customs and Traditions"
"More About Chinese Weddings
"International Wedding Customs"
"Irish Wedding Customs and Traditions"
"Traditional Indian Wedding Rituals and Customs"
"The Story of the Claddagh"
"Italian Weddings ~ Customs and Traditions, Past and Present"
"Sari Teaches Us about Weddings in Indonesia"
"Sari Tells Us About a Javanese Wedding"
"Scottish Weddings...Making the Old New Again"
"Traditional Greek Orthodox Weddings"
Introductions see Reception
Invitations  see also Guests
What's This about Double Envelopes?
"Different Options for Printing Your Invitations"
"Escort, Table, and Place Cards"
"Save-the-Date . . . Give Your Guests Advance Notice"
"Announcing Upcoming Marriage"
"An Invitation Checklist"
"Designing Your Wedding Program"
"Thank You Cards . . . the How, the Do's and the Do Not's"
"How Many People Will Come to My Wedding?"
"Remarriage Announcement and Invitation Wording"
"Save-the-Date . . . Give Your Guests Advance Notice"
"Properly Addressing Your Invitations"
"Sample Wedding and Engagement Announcements"
"The Guest List Dilemma & All About Invitations and Printed Materials"
Irish Weddings
"Irish Wedding Customs and Traditions"
"The Story of the Claddagh and How It is 'Celebrated' Locally"
Italian Weddings
"Italian Weddings ~ Customs and Traditions, Past and Present"

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Japanese Weddings
"Traditional Japanese Weddings"
Javanese Weddings
"Sari Tells Us About a Javanese Wedding"
Jewelry  see also Engagement Rings
"Jewish Wedding Jewelry Traditions Not-So-Well Known "
"Wedding & Engagement Ring Statistics"
"Be a Smart Jewelry Shopper"
"Jewelry to Accent Your Special Day"
"The Story of the Claddagh and How It is 'Celebrated' Locally"
"Engagement Ring Trends For 2013"
"Engagement and Wedding Ring Facts . . . the old and the new of them"
"Engagement and Wedding Ring Facts, test yourself trivia"
"The POSY, Another Engaging Engagement Ring
"A Diamond Engagement Ring, Facts and Figures from the Pros
"Choosing Your Wedding Rings"
"Customizing Your Wedding Bands"
Jewish Wedding Customs
"Jewish Wedding Jewelry Traditions Not-So-Well Known "
"Jewish Wedding Customs and Their Origins"
"The Jewish Marriage Contract, the Ketubah"
"The Orthodox Jewish Custom of the Yichud Room"
Journal  see Miscellaneous

Kids  see Children

Last Minute Weddings
"Planning & Organizing a Last-Minute Wedding in the Hudson Valley & Beyond"
Legal Issues
"The Basics of a Prenuptial Agreement"
"Pre-Marital Counseling, an Investment in Your Future"
"Wedding Gown Labels, What the Law Requires"
"Your Name, My Name, Our Name"
"Rules and Regulations for Getting Married in New York State"
"Advice for Newlyweds from the IRS"
"Moving Around ~ Transportation Tips"
"No Small Details: Tips for Getting In and Out of the Limo or Car"
License, Marriage
"Your Name, My Name, Our Name"
"Rules and Regulations for Getting Married in New York State"
Lighting  see Decor
Limousine Service
"Choosing Limousine Services For Your Wedding Day"
Liquor
"Purchasing Wine, Liquor and Spirits"
"Alcohol or Not, Survey Results"
Location  see Ceremony,  see Reception
Lodging
"Overnight Accommodations"
"Where Will Our Guests Stay?"
"Back at the Hotel After the Wedding?"

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Maid of Honor  see Attendants
Makeup  see Beauty
Marriages, Interfaith  see Interfaith
Marriage License
"Your Name, My Name, Our Name"
"Rules and Regulations for Getting Married in New York State"
Military Weddings
"The Arch of Swords (Sabers) Military Ceremony"
Miscellaneous
Thirteen Record-Setting Wedding Facts"
New Nuptial numbers . . . Statistics from 2011"
"The Biltmore Estate (Asheville, NC) Recreates the Wedding of the Decade
"Canceling Your Wedding . . . It Does Happen"
"Coping with After-the-Wedding Letdown Blues"
"Debunking The Rice-throwing Myth"
"Good Luck - Bad Luck Superstitions and Sayings of Unknown Origins"
"Planning and Organizing a 'Last-Minute' Wedding, in the Hudson Valley & Beyond"
"Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace!"
"The Perfect Match an Anecdote from Sari in Indonesia"
"Ways to Keep Your Wedding Day Alive, Making Memories"
"Weather Related Problems and Solutions"
"Writing a Wedding Journal, a personal record of your special event"
"Funny Facts and Figures about Marriage"
"Tidbits"
"Wedding Facts and Trivia"
"Wedding Gown Fun Facts"
Money Management & Finances
"Planning Strategies for Smart Money Management"
Mormon Weddings
"The Mormon Wedding Ceremony"
Mother of the Bride  see Parents & Attire, Mothers
Music
"Choosing & Working With Your Entertainment"
"Checklist For Interviewing Entertainment"
"Live Music for Your Wedding . . . Everything You Need to Know"
"Live Music or DeeJay, the Choice is Yours"
"How to Choose a DJ"
"Shall We Dance? . . . and First Dance Song Suggestions"
Name Change
"Your Name, My Name, Our Name"
New York State  see Rules and Regulations

Outdoor Wedding
"Outdoors, Backyard & At-Home Weddings"
Officiator  see Ceremony
Older Couple   see 2nd Weddings
Order   see Ceremony and/or Reception

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Parents
"Delegating Tasks for Your Wedding"
"Complexities of 'extra parents' and suggested solutions"
"What are a Mother and Father to Do?" (Roles & Responsibilities}
"Tips for the Mother of the Bride"
"Mother of the Bride and the Groom: What Will They Wear?"
"Selecting Attire for the Mother of the Bride and the Groom"
"Giving the Bride Away"
Parties
"The Engagement Party"
"The Bridal Shower"
"The Coed Bridal Shower"
"Bridal Shower Games Part I"
"Bridal Shower Games Part II"
An Advice Book -- A Useful Wedding Shower Project
"Creating a Shower Wedding Quilt"
"The Bridesmaids Party"
"The Wedding Recipe Book"
"The Bachelor Party, a new spin on an old tradition"
"The Bachelorette Party, a not-so-new tradition"
"Your Wedding Rehearsal, down to the wire"
"The Rehearsal Dinner, Traditional & Alternative and Rehearsal Toasts"
"Outdoors, Backyard and At-Home Weddings"

Party Favors
"Party Favors: Origin, Old Standards and New Ideas" ~ Part I & Part II
"Wedding Favors Say: Thank You."
Pets
"Including a Pet in Your Wedding"
Photography
"Choosing & Working With Your Photographer"
"Traditional Versus Photojournalist Photography, or Both"
"Tips for Achieving Perfect Wedding Photos"
"The Advantages of Digital Photography over Photography on Film"
see Videography
Photographer  see Photography
Planner  see Planning
Planner Events  see Consultants
Planning
"Wedding Schedule - an 18-Month Calendar"
"Put H.E.A.R.T. Into Your Wedding ... Planning Tips"
"Premarital Genetic Testing"
"Delegating Tasks for Your Wedding"
"Helpful Hints for Planning Success"
"Organizational Hints Make Wedding Planning Easier"
"Last Minute Details"
"To Do and Not-To-Do" on the Night Before Your Wedding"
"Hot Tips . . . The Good Idea Place"
"Your Emergency Wedding Kit"
"After Your Wedding Day . . . Now What?"
"Weather Related Problems and Solutions"
Poems, Prayers, Quotes and Sayings
"A Druid Wedding Poem"
"The Wedding Prayer" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"An Apache Wedding Prayer"
"A Native American Wedding Blessing"
"Mayan Wedding Poem"
"Poems, a Compilation"
"An Irish Wedding Blessing or Toast"
"Quotes about Weddings, Marriage, Brides & Love"
"Clever Sayings about Weddings and Marriage"
Politically Correct Weddings
"Planning an Environmentally & Socially Conscientious Wedding"
Pre-Marital Counseling
"Pre-Marital Counseling, an Investment in Your Future"
Pre-Wedding Parties see Parties
Programs see Invitations
Printed Materials see Invitations
Processional & Recessional
"The Order of an Orderly Reception . . . Very Formal Version"
"The Order of an Orderly Reception . . . Less Formal Version"
"Here Comes the Bride . . . Walking the Walk to the Altar"
"The Wedding Processional and Several Alternatives"
Program, Wedding
"Designing Your Wedding Program"
"Escort, Table, and Place Cards"
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Quotes  see Poems

Reception
"Choosing & Working With Your Caterer"
"A Checklist For Interviewing Caterers"
"Renting a Reception Venue"
"Please Be Seated . . . Mastering the Art of Seating Guests"
"A Primer for Proper Introductions"
"Choosing the Location for Your Ceremony and Reception"
"How Much? How Many? What You'll Need"
   Tent Size, Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Glassware, Hors D'oeuvres, Punch
"The Order of an Orderly Reception . . . Very Formal Version"
"The Order of an Orderly Reception . . . Less Formal Version"
"Winter Weddings in the Hudson Valley"
"Outdoors, Backyard and At-Home Weddings"
Registries [Register, Registry]
"Forgotten Registry Items" -->
"Bridal Registries, a not-so-new way to gift and be gifted"
"Wedding Gifts and Gift Registries . . . Words of Guidance"
"Contemporary & Traditional Gifts For Anniversary Years"
"A Basic List of Household Items"
We Really Don't Need a Toaster ~ Cash Gifts"
Rehearsal
"Pre-Wedding Parties, lots of times and lots of ways to celebrate"
The Rehearsal Dinner, Traditional & Alternative
    . . . and a word about rehearsal dinner toasts
"Your Wedding Rehearsal, down to the wire"
Responsibilities of Honor Attendants  see Attendants
Rice  see Miscellaneous
Rings  see Engagement Rings,   see Jewelry
Ring Bearer
"The Ring Bear, as only a child could do"
Rituals  see Customs
Rules and Regulations and Legal Issues
"The Basics of a Prenuptial Agreement"
"Rules and Regulations for Getting Married in New York State"
"Wedding Gown Labels, What the Law Requires"

Schedules  see Beauty,   see Planning
Scottish Weddings
"Scottish Weddings...Making the Old New Again"
Seating
"Please Be Seated . . . Mastering the Art of Seating Guests"
Second Weddings
"Second Wedding Etiquette, Traditions and Planning"
"In Memoriam . . . Rituals for Remembering"
"Second Weddings: Announcement and Invitation Wording"
"Small, Intimate Weddings"
"Melding Families With Children"
Shower
"Pre-Wedding Parties, lots of times and lots of ways to celebrate"
"The Coed Bridal Shower"
"Bridal Shower Games Part I"
"Bridal Shower Games Part II"
"Creating a Shower Wedding Quilt"
"The Wedding Recipe Book"
Shower Games  see Shower
Shows, Bridal
"Bridal & Wedding Shows & Expos: Making the Most of Your Time"
An Advice Book -- A Useful Wedding Shower Project
Small Weddings
"Small, Intimate Weddings"
Songs  see Music

Speech, Wedding
"Rehearsal Dinner and Rehearsal Toasts"
"Bride's Speech"
"The Wedding Speech"
"Toasting the Bride and the Groom"
"Origin of 'Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace!'"
"A Druid Wedding Poem"
"The Wedding Prayer" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"An Apache Wedding Prayer"
"A Native American Wedding Blessing"
"Mayan Wedding Poem"
"Poems, a Compilation"
"An Irish Wedding Blessing or Toast"
"Quotes about Weddings, Marriage, Brides & Love"
"Clever Sayings about Weddings and Marriage"
Statistics
"2013 Wedding Trends"
"2012 Wedding Trends"
"New Nuptial numbers . . . Statistics from 2011" Stress
"Avoiding Engagement Stress Blues, ways to reduce wedding tension"
"Remembering the Essence"
"Delegating Tasks for Your Wedding"
Styles
"What About an All-White Wedding"
"Outline for an Informal Casual Wedding"
"Outdoors, Backyard and At-Home Weddings"
"Choosing Your Wedding Style . . . different strokes for different folks!"
"Elizabethan Wedding Ceremony from the Prayerbook of Edward VI
"An Elizabethan Weddings, Held Today ~ Everything Old is New Again"
"Military Weddings, the Arch of Swords"
"Planning an Environmentally & Socially Conscientious Wedding"
"Planning a Unitarian Wedding"
"Planning a Country Wedding"
"Planning a Double Wedding"
"Planning a Vegetarian Wedding"
"Planning a Wheelchair Accessible Wedding - Some Helpful Hints"
"Second Wedding Etiquette, Traditions and Planning"
"Scottish Weddings...Making the Old New Again"
Small, Intimate Weddings . . . what they are and are not about
"The Destination - Weekend - Wedding"
"Theme Weddings . . . Lots of Planning, but so much fun"
"Tips for Planning a Destination Weekend Wedding"
"Planning a Colorful Fall Wedding"
"Winter Weddings in the Hudson Valley"
"Unusual Weddings in the Hudson Valley"
"Victorian Rules of Etiquette"
"The Elegance of a Victorian Wedding: Setting, Attire and Flowers"
"The Elegance of a Victorian Wedding: Ceremony, Reception, Cake, Favors"
Weather Related Problems and Solutions
"New York Times Fashion Tidbits, June 2006"

Superstitions
"Good Luck - Bad Luck Superstitions and Sayings of Unknown Origins"
"Love Tokens ~ Crooked Sixpence"

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Tension  see Stress
Thank You Notes  see Invitations
Theme Weddings
"Theme Weddings . . . Lots of Planning, but so much fun"
"Elizabethan Wedding Ceremony from the Prayerbook of Edward VI
"An Elizabethan Weddings, Held Today ~ Everything Old is New Again"
"Military Weddings, the Arch of Swords"
"Scottish Weddings...Making the Old New Again"
"Victorian Rules of Etiquette"
"The Elegance of a Victorian Wedding : Setting, Attire and Flowers
"The Elegance of a Victorian Wedding : Ceremony, Reception, Cake, Favors
"Customized Event Lighting"
Throwing Rice  see Miscellaneous
Tipping
"Tipping Etiquette"
Toasts & Toasting
"Toasting the Bride and the Groom"
"The Wedding Prayer" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"A Druid Wedding Poem"
"An Apache Wedding Prayer"
"A Native American Wedding Blessing"
"Mayan Wedding Poem"
"Poems, a Compilation"
"An Irish Wedding Blessing or Toast"
"Quotes about Weddings, Marriage, Brides & Love"
"Clever Sayings about Weddings and Marriage"
"Rehearsal Dinner and Rehearsal Toasts"
"Bride's Speech"
"The Wedding Speech ~ and now, a Few Words from . . ."
Traditions  see Customs,  see Honeymoon,   see Planning
Transportation
"Choosing Limousine Services For Your Wedding Day"
"Getting to Your Wedding: Something Different"
"Getting to Your Wedding, More Transportation Choices"
"Moving Around ~ Transportation Tips"
"No Small Details: Tips for Getting In and Out of the Limo or Car"
Travel  see Honeymoon
Trends ~ What's Hot & What's Not
"2014 Wedding Trends
"Spring and Summer 2013 Hottest Wedding Trends
"Engagement Ring Trends For 2013"
"2013 Wedding Trends"
"2012 Wedding Trends" Trivia & Funny Facts
"Funny Facts and Figures about Marriage"
"Tidbits"
"Wedding Facts and Trivia"
"Wedding Gown Fun Facts"

Unitarian
"Planning a Unitarian Wedding"
Ushers   see Attendants

Vegetarian Wedding
"Planning a Vegetarian Wedding"
Veil  see Attire
Videographer
"Why and How to Choose a Videographer"
"Who, What and Where to Shoot"
also see Photography
Videography  see Videographer
Weather
"Weather Related Problems and Solutions"
Web Site
"Your Wedding Web Site, How a Web Site Can Help With Planning"
Wedding Cake  see Cake
Wedding Gown  see Attire
Wedding Planners  see Consultant
Wedding Shows  see Shows
Weekend Wedding  see Destination-Weekend-Weddings
Who Pays for What?  see Budget
Wine
"Purchasing Wine, Liquor and Spirits"
Winter Weddings
"Wonderful Winter Weddings"

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