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The Cost Question: How Much Value Do We Get For The Price?

Believe me, I understand. You’re on a tight budget but you want the best wedding you can afford. It’s true for couples on shoestring budgets and for couples planning a wedding in the six-figure range. Price is always important, period. That said, let’s consider the difference between Price (what something costs, in dollars and cents) and Value…

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Wedding Ceremonies Weddingwise

When you ask your friend to officiate your wedding

Ever since the Internet started offering online ordinations, couples have given at least a passing thought to having a friend or relative write and perform their wedding ceremony. Currently, in the State of Michigan this practice is in a grey area between being legal and illegal (a limbo sometimes called “alegal“) but it is very…

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Rethinking Weddings Weddingwise

Unity Candles – Yea or Nay?

If you’ve been to more than two weddings in your life you’ve seen it, right? Two small candles are lit and the bride and groom light the center candle together. It symbolizes unity, the light of the spirit, two becoming one, etc. So, is it still trendy or old fashioned or something else entirely?

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Rethinking Weddings Weddingwise

What happened to Weddings?

Once upon a time weddings were simple events. You fell in love, you told your family and friends, you went to church in your “Sunday best” clothes for a simple ceremony either during or after the service, then you went home for a small celebration feast with those closest to you. The end. No full…