Marriage & Wedding Information

How to Plan Your Wedding and Honeymoon


1. Weddings typically can cost you anywhere around $15,000 or more. The big question is: who foots the bill?

How To Keep Love Alive In Your Marriage


In the beginning of a relationship, love seems to have a life of its own. Without much effort, you feel like you are on top of the world. You catch yourself smiling and laughing often, and feeling warm inside whenever you are with your loved one. Everything and everyone suddenly appears better through the rose-colored glasses of love. This euphoric feeling does not last forever, however. After the first year of marriage, the day to day activities of being married, working in a job, raising a family, buying and maintaining a home, etc., all take their toll, and romance takes a back seat.

Family Law


A frustrating lack of permanence plagues modern relationships. Approximately one of every two marriages ends in divorce and the average length of a marriage before divorce is only five years. Many couples today chose cohabitation over traditional marriage. What happened to the idealized family depicted in Father Knows Best, Leave it To Beaver, The Donna Reed Show and Ozzie and Harriet?

How To Fight Cultural Differences In Marriage And Stay Happy


When people plan to marry, they expect to find in their partner not only a lover but a friend also. A person with whom they can share their opinions, their emotions, thoughts and fears.

Capture Your Perfect Moment with a Wedding Website


Not so many years ago, the proposition of a wedding website would be a thing of humor. For decades, wedding invitations created from custom stationary and mailed via snail mail has been the standard way of inviting guests to your ceremony and reception. However, with the advent of Internet, more and more people are moving with the growing trend of creating a personal wedding website. Some might think that a wedding website is an ?extra? feature to add to your planning, but you will soon see why it is almost a requirement with regard to an ?all inclusive? wedding plan.

Marriage Counseling Tips: What to Do When Your Spouse Wont Talk


How to get a spouse?s attention so that he or she will communicate with you is an issue that mystifies many couples. Spouses report trying many techniques, such as trying to talk rationally and logically, watching to see when a spouse is in a good mood, and waiting for a time when the television is off. They also share stories of begging, pleading, threatening, and finally, yelling and screaming.

Secrets to Controlling Your Man


Ben* has been happily married for 19 years. He recently told me the prime reason he married his wife is because, "She was the only girl I dated who could control me."

Rose Petals Add The Perfect Touch For A Wedding


Rose petals will add luxury to a wedding day or any other special occasion. Why settle for throwing ordinary rice when instead you can make the wedding so much more romantic by tossing rose petals?

Marriage Advice: Upgrade Your Marriage By Changing Your Focus


As the story goes, a Cherokee elder was sitting with his grandchildren. He told them, ?In every life there is a terrible fight?a fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, and deceit. The other is good: joy, serenity, humility, confidence, generosity, truth, gentleness, and compassion.?

Family Cycle (I) - Euphoric and Dysphoric Cycles in Marriage


Despite all the fashionable theories of marriage, the narratives and the feminists, the reasons to engage in marriage largely remain the same. True, there have been role reversals and new stereotypes have cropped up. But the biological, physiological and biochemical facts were less amenable to modern criticisms of culture. Men are still men and women are still women in more than one respect.

The Wedding Aisle - Who is Walking You Down it?


Choosing who should walk down the aisle with you is not as easy at it has been in the past. In the past, it has always been assumed that the father of the bride is to be the one. These days, between family tensions, having divorced parents and just wanting to be independent has changed this tradition. Some brides still choose the traditional route with a twist. Here are 8 ideas from brides and brides-to-be who have considered this:

A Butterfly Release; Alternatives to Throwing Rice


Brides are looking for different ways to make their wedding different and unique. The releasing of butterflies is starting to become a very popular alternative to throwing rice. They are environmentally friendly and beautiful also. As the butterflies fly around and even land on guests, you will see the delight and excitement on their faces. They will leave talking about the release and some may even be walking out with a butterfly on their shoulder.

Bridal Shower Basics


A bridal shower is an excellent way for the bride to surround herself with her closest friends and family and relax, loosen up and have some fun. The bride can also use this time to share the experiences of those that have already married, and in a general way, espouse her expectations and dreams for the new adventure she is about to enter. The bridal shower should be memorable for the bride-to-be and her guests and can be based on a particular theme, just like the wedding. Games, themes, decorations, and gifts are all important to include in the bridal shower. Many couples choose to have ?couple showers,? where both bride and groom are able to share the time together. Other brides choose to have their bridal showers in a creative ?themed? location ? a beautiful ocean-side resort comes to mind, for example. Using your unique ideas will help you create a distinctive setting for your event. While the goal is to have fun and enjoy the event, there are some simple plans you can follow to make your bridal shower a most memorable occasion for everyone involved.

Theres More to Wedding Invitations Than You Might Think


Everybody talks about wedding invitations, but what about all the other terms and items that are associated with them. Below are explanations of some of the more common terms and items that you?ll probably encounter while shopping for your invitations.

Todays Wedding Is Brought To You In Association With ...


With the cost of today?s weddings spiraling to astronomical levels, some couples are now looking for sponsorship to help them have the big day that they have always dreamed of. This new trend of ?selling out? on your big day has recently hit America by storm. Enterprising couples promise publicity to companies by mixing business cards with the confetti, a mention in the bride or groom?s speech and even a hyperlink on the their wedding day website. Sponsors are also mentioned in the wedding invitations and thank you letters and in some instances, may even be invited to the wedding to network.

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