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Wedding Toasts: Short, Sweet and Soon Forgotten

The most redeeming feature of wedding toasts, and one to remember as you start to agonize days before the wedding because your best friend, the bride or groom, has asked you to give a toast, is that a toast is SUPPOSED to be short, as opposed to a wedding speech which has the frightening possibility of lurching forward like a …

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Follow Your Dreams When Planning Your Renewal of Wedding Vows Ceremony

There’s an old saying that “love’s better the second time around.” It may be true or not, but everyone loves to see a couple that’s been happily and successfully married for 5, 10, 25 or 50 years. We love celebrating Silver and Gold Anniversaries with loved ones because we all get to share in their joy. In today’s world and …

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Wedding Vows: The Heart of Marriage

Amidst the flurry of activities and planning for an upcoming wedding ceremony–flowers and music, family seating arrangements and gift registration, gown and cake and confetti–the content of the wedding vows may be overlooked. Often it is assumed the officiant or minister will read a bible quote and a page of traditional ceremony, written long ago by some anonymous author, followed …

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Wedding Speeches: Don’t Worry, Everybody Loves You

Even experienced speakers tend to get nervous when it comes to wedding speeches or toasts. So when it comes your turn, remember, the two secrets to a good speech are preparation and delivery. The best preparation is to write down what you want to say. Start by writing a few notes on a page, and progress to writing your speech …

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How to Plan an Affordable Kauai Hawaii Wedding

Dreaming about the ultimate romantic wedding location always leads to thoughts of a tropical beach wedding ceremony in the Hawaiian Islands. Dream on and discover the Garden Island of Kauai, the most lush and beautiful of all the isles with broad sandy beaches and emerald colored mountains standing nobly over the azure seas below. When reality settles in, and practical …

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How to Plan a Hawaii Sunset Wedding

Several factors figure in when you decide to fulfill the ultimate dream wedding fantasy; a Hawaii Sunset Wedding.┬áChief among them are timing, luck and location. Unless you live in Hawaii and are very familiar with the seasons (yes there are seasons in Hawaii, just none with snow) and the pronounced seasonal differences between the various shores (north shores are rainier, …

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Civil Unions on Kauai

Planning a Commitment Ceremony – Hawaii 7th State to Recognize Civil Unions

There are as many types of commitment ceremonies as there are reasons for two people to want to perform one. Wedding ceremonies have at least one factor in common, they must be performed by a minister, officiate or judge licensed by the state in order to make them legally binding. Commitment ceremonies in many states are not legally binding, which …

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How to Plan a Wedding Vow Renewal

There are a lot of reasons to have a wedding vow renewal; perhaps your wedding ceremony was done at a time when you couldn’t afford the celebration of your dreams. Maybe you and your mate have a period of separation coming up compelled by business, family or a call to duty in the armed forces. Or, (and this may underlie …

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How To Plan A Small Wedding

The size of a small wedding is in the eye of the beholder. Celebrity weddings attended by two hundred of the glamor couple’s closest friends may be considered by some to be a small intimate wedding compared to Prince William and Catherine, the┬áDuchess of Cambridge. For the purposes of this article about planning a small wedding, however, here are a …

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How to Choose a Wedding Videographer

Why not have Uncle Harry be your wedding videographer? After all he just bought a new digital camcorder with all the latest features and he’ll do it for free. The short answer is, “you get what you pay for”. This is one of the most important events in your life, so a video of the occasion is going to be …

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